Jae Staats, Phoenix, Arizona

At a young age Jae worked for the Phoenix Suns NBA team, moving from volunteer ballboy to Assistant Video Coordinator where he learned off-line video editing on an Avid and gained invaluable skills behind the camera. Jae went on to found award winning BallBoy Productions, a Phoenix based creative firm whose clients range from the Desert Botanical Garden to the Phoenix Childrens’ Museum to Toyota and the Phoenix Suns. In 2010, BallBoy took 2nd and then 4th place in two consecutive GoDaddy! commercial contests, beating out more than 800 teams nationwide.

Jae is the founder of the Almost Famous Film Festival, the Nation’s largest 48 hour short film challenge for ten years running.

To learn more about Jae, visit www.ballboy.net