Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Juan Mas as our newest Board Member.

Mas has been entrenched in the indie film world for over 25 years. He is very proud of his humble beginnings at Roger Corman Studios in Venice Beach California. Coming up the ranks the old fashioned way has helped him become a seasoned producer and director of television, film, and theater with budgets ranging from $2000 to $20 million. He’s had the opportunity to work abroad and produce in Croatia, Lithuania, and Hungary, for Warner International and Hallmark, and throughout the United States.

Mas has resided in Spokane for the last 16 years where he is actively involved with the Spokane Film, Theater, Music, and Art scenes through his company Purple Crayon Pictures, and with a conglomerate of independent filmmakers know as the Spokane Film Project, of which he is a founding member. He is also a co founder of the 50 Hour Slam Film Festival, and serves on the advisory board for the Spokane Falls Community College Photography/Video department. He credits his years of experience in the trenches for his ability to bring the common sense of nuts and bolts producing with a mixture of creative and artistic ingenuity to all his projects, as well as to the organizations that he works with. He is an avid advocate for the continual growth and development of the arts, especially film and theater in Washington State and the eclectic city of Spokane.

Most importantly he is the proud father of 3 very amazing children.

Mas is extremely honored to be selected to work with Washington Filmworks to help make Washington State a premiere destination for video and film production, and to work with the State’s emerging filmmakers.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Juan!