Staff & Board

Casey Coleman

Executive Director

Casey Coleman is a filmmaker, musician and Executive Director of Court 13 Arts. Upon moving to New Orleans in 2005 to study film at the University of New Orleans, Casey fell in with the whirlwind that was the Glory at Sea film crew, and has been collaborating with Benh Zeitlin and the rest of the Court 13 universe ever since. As a freelance filmmaker, his credits include: Producer, Brimstone & Glory; Associate Producer, Beasts of the Southern Wild; supervising locations and casting; Speciality Casting, 12 Years a Slave; and Producer, Big Freedia’s Y’all Get Back Now music video. Casey helped found and has been the Executive Director of Court 13 Arts since 2016. He also plays guitar and bongos in Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, the world’s only 7-piece Dadaist rockabilly performance art band. He believes enormously in the power of celebration and collaboration as uniting forces.

Hilary Cline

Development Director

For the majority of Hilary’s professional career, she has supported film and multidisciplinary arts organizations that explore creative expression, artistic discovery and the power of storytelling. As the previous Development Director of the youth media organization Spy Hop Productions and Northwest Film Forum, she raised critical funds and provided strategic direction for long-term financial sustainability. In various development and marketing -communication positions, Hilary has raised visibility and enhanced operations for the Writers Guild Foundation, Maine Alliance for Arts Education, Bootleg Theater, Social Impact Media Awards and others. In Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA, Hilary provided arts management (fundraising, communications and story development) services through her independent consulting business. She has a B.A. from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and went on to study documentary filmmaking with the Maine Media Workshops and Barefoot Workshops (making a short doc in Clarksdale, MS). She has lived abroad in France, Ireland and South Korea. In 2018, Hilary graduated from The Foundations of Conversational Leadership program at the Whidbey Institute, led by poet, philosopher and theologian David Whyte.

2019 Board

Benh Zeitlin, Founder and Board President

Jane Geisler, Board Secretary

Neil Barclay

Susan Brennan

Sara Ruffin Costello

Philipp Englehorn

Josh Penn

Jolene Pinder

Jen Rainin

Chloe Walters-Wallace