Team

Susan Wrubel

Executive + Artistic Director

Susan Wrubel is a seasoned entertainment industry executive and film producer who has served in a number of capacities throughout an extensive and multi-faceted career in the global film industry, including: film acquisitions, sales, development, production, marketing, and distribution.

Before joining Aspen Film, Susan was working with New York-based CinePointe Advisors, a film/television advisory group, providing strategic guidance and support to producers, financiers and production companies on packaging, sales, distribution and financing. She was also closely affiliated with LA-based Hyperion Media Group, an entertainment entity that develops, finances and produces film, TV and gaming content. Additional past clients include Back Up Films, Paris; UK-based international foreign sales agency The Salt Co; Orange Entertainment, an LA-based rep for international distributors; Pimienta Productions, and online film finance website, Slated.

She served as the Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Paramount Classics, overseeing domestic international territorial acquisitions, as well as evaluating projects at script stage for co-production both in the US and abroad. From 1996-2000, she ran the theatrical division of New Yorker Films, where she worked with world-class international filmmakers.

Additionally, Susan spent some time in the non-profit arena curating project selection and as industry liaison for New York-based Independent Feature Project’s (IFP) No Borders 45-project, international co-production market from 2010-2013, as well as producing the 2012 edition of the IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards. From 2007-2010, she oversaw the Miami International Film Festival’s panel and seminar series, and handled the industry side of their Encuentros co-production market. She also advised the Rio International Film Festival on US feature film selection, and participated in their industry initiatives.

Susan is a co-executive producer on THEY, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. In addition, she was an executive producer on MAGGIE’S PLAN, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics in May 2016; executive producer on LA TIMES, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival; Tribeca and Berlin award-winner JUNCTION 48, and the Netflix Original doc I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD on DJ Steve Aoki, as well as co-executive producer on Hyperion’s THE HALLOW which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film. She was also a production executive on the film STILL ALICE.

She can be reached at swrubel@aspenfilm.org


Jason Anderson

Shortsfest Program Director

Jason Anderson is a programmer, writer and lecturer based in Toronto. He’s the lead programmer for Short Cuts, the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual program of short-form cinema. He’s also the director of programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the country’s largest standalone festival of Canadian movies. He’s served on juries for festivals such as Hot Docs, Vienna Independent Shorts, the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. Previously a longtime critic and columnist for Toronto’s Eye Weekly and The Grid, he currently writes about film and music for such publications as Uncut, Sight & Sound and Cinema Scope. He teaches film criticism at the University of Toronto and feature journalism at Ryerson University. His first novel Showbiz was published by Toronto’s ECW Press in 2004. Raised in Calgary, he lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and too many records.

He can be reached at janderson@aspenfilm.org


Erin McVoy

Operations + Production Director

Erin is an Aspen native fortunate to have grown up in the Roaring Fork Valley. She attended the Aspen Community School, where she learned to appreciate art, music, dance and theater. She has many fond memories of performing on stage at the Wheeler and was a young volunteer at the inaugural Aspen Shortsfest. After graduating from CRMS, Erin’s curiosity for the world led her to earn a BA in International Communications from The American University. She spent several years post college traveling the world and has lived on both coasts of the US. Her professional background includes direction of a nonprofit program, as well as significant experience managing operations, sales and events in the outdoor and photographic industries. While she found each of these roles fulfilling in their own right, they kept her tethered to more urban environments. She is a mountain girl at heart and is passionate about spending time outdoors.

She can be reached at emcvoy@aspenfilm.org


Regna Frank-Jones

HEAD OF EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT + PROGRAMS

Regna originally joined the Aspen Film team in 2014, and  has enjoyed a range of full and part-time positions within the organization across nearly every department. She is thrilled to join the team again in a role near and dear to her heart to continue to amplify and develop the education department as a robust and integral part of the mission of Aspen Film. Regna holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction through the Arts from Lesley University and uses an interdisciplinary approach to development and community engagement.

It has been her great privilege to work in support of the arts through a fulfilling and winding pursuit of creative and impactful work, both in private and nonprofit sectors, for 30+ years. Most recently she was the Executive Director for 5Point Film Festival (2018 – 2021), where she grew the nonprofit beyond the annual festival, specifically with regard to online initiatives, education outreach, filmmaker development, and partnership engagement. Prior to moving to the Roaring Fork Valley, she co-owned a small, independent movie house which provided dynamic programming through film, music, performance art, and community events. Alongside her work for Aspen Film, she is a freelance producer and advisor for nonprofit arts organizations with a focus on mission and culture, strategic planning, and systems development. She is the proud mom of two sons, and when not onsite at her family home and artist residency in Colorado, she is in Denmark where she lives part-time with her Danish sweetheart.

She can be reached at aspenfilmeducates@gmail.com


Aaron Koehler

Senior Marketing + Communications Manager

Aaron Koehler is a passionate filmmaker based in Colorado. He strongly believes in the power of storytelling to bring people together and drive change. Aaron pursued a degree in cinematography to hone his craft and later taught film production and analysis at the School of Cinematic Arts at the Community College of Aurora.

In addition to teaching, Aaron worked on numerous independent films and documentaries, often focusing on civic engagement issues and highlighting equity gaps that impact marginalized populations. He is particularly proud of developing a curriculum for the film analysis course LGBTQ Voices and Representation in Film, which emphasizes the power of cinema to amplify marginalized voices.

In the summer of 2021, Aaron helped develop and execute Aspen Film’s first summer film camp for youth. He then joined the organization full-time in the fall of 2023 as their Senior Marketing + Communications Manager. Outside of work, Aaron has an avid interest in experimental photography and video.


Allie Wrubel

Digital Content + Program Manager

Allie got his start in film in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts he quickly became entranced by films of the French New Wave and New German Cinema. His multidisciplinary experience has seen him in roles that span marketing, technology and commercial production. But it wasn’t until 2017, when he was accepted into NBC’s prestigious Page program, that he made his foray into the film industry. While there he worked for Focus Features on their Creative Advertising team, developing campaigns for films like PHANTOM THREAD and THE DARKEST HOUR. In 2018 he joined Annapurna Pictures in their Market Research department, after which he took a film-sabbatical, working in tech as a product designer for a host of early-stage startups. Allie is based in Brooklyn, NY.

He can be reached at awrubel@aspenfilm.org

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