Board of Director President
Frank worked at Salish Kootenai College from 1984 to 2016. Now flunking retirement, he keeps busy with small projects and big ideas. He brought local public television to the Flathead Reservation in 1988. Frank’s background includes 48 years in broadcast, producing television documentaries and teaching. Frank is a recurrent visitor to Churchill, Manitoba with the Great Bear Foundation Arctic Ecology field trips as a volunteer. His production awards include Best Professional Short, International Cultural Film Symposium, Platinum Best of Show Cultural Documentary, Aurora Award, Telly and Videography Awards of Excellence, Finalist at IWFF and screenings at the American Indian Film Institute Festival, and Native Voice Festival. Frank’s favorite movie is Smoke Signals.
Frank has a B.S. in TV Production from MSU, Bozeman, an M.A. from Temple University, Philadelphia and PhD from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati. He is a proud supporter of FLIC and sees it as a great positive influence on Polson and Flathead Reservation Community.
David W. King
Board of Director Vice President
FLIC Producer & Judge
Producer of Festival Trailers
David W. King’s film and television career spans 30 years and many facets of live-action and animation production. He has 124 IMDB credits dating back to his first days as a production assistant on an obscure 1980 Peter Fonda film called Rough Riders. David’s subsequent positions and credits have included Vice President of Production, Supervising Producer, Producer, Director, Associate Producer, Production Manager, Post-Production Supervisor, Executive in Charge of Production, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor. He’s worked for major studios like Universal, Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera and 20th Century Fox. At Disney and Universal, David produced feature-length projects like Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure and Balto 2 and 3. David also wrote or co-wrote 8 feature screenplays, most of which were optioned. David moved to Polson, Montana in 2012, where he set up his own production company, David W. King Pictures. Samples of his work are available at his website, DavidWKing.com.
David is involved with FLIC because he loves movies covering the spectrum, from epic to produced-on-a-shoestring. Bottom line, he admires filmmakers who take steps of faith and actually tell their stories. And as a judge, David finds it great fun to discover little gems as he and his fellow judges review scores of FLIC entries each year.
David prefers not to name one favorite movie, but here are a few in various categories: Favorite Comedy: Tootsie. Musical: The Sound of Music. Science Fiction: Aliens. Period Piece: Gladiator. Drama: Les Miserables. Action Adventure: The Fugitive.
At 16 years old, Gerry had the opportunity to fly to New York City. While there she attended two Broadway plays and was forever hooked on live theater. Since then she has enjoyed theater wherever her travels have taken her. Gerry and husband Joe have worked hard to foster a love for theater in their three daughters. When asked to become the FLIC treasurer, she jumped at the opportunity.
Raised in a working class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Gerry attended Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing, received her BSN at Carlow University and spent 25 years as a nurse. The last 20 years she has owned and operated a flower shop in Polson. Now, the business has evolved into a specialty wine, beer and cigar shop. Even though her careers have changed over the years her enthusiasm for the arts, be they music, film, literature or live theater, has not changed.
Toni Krebsbach Young
FLIC Sponsorship Committee Chair
Event Committee Chair
Toni grew up on the Montana, North Dakota border where there were not many things to do other than high school sports and movies. Her dad, Clair Krebsbach, was instrumental in getting a television station started for the area in the late 50’s, but one of the biggest entertainments was going to the movies on Saturday or Sunday afternoons and later on date nights. Movies are a special way to lose yourself in the adventures, laughter, documentaries, travel, history, and so much more. It’s a great was to keep learning and expanding horizons or just being entertained.
It’s very hard to choose a favorite movie because they can affect you in so many ways. Toni has several favorites, but probably her most favorite are Gone With the Wind and the Wizard of Oz for the lessons in learning to find strength within yourself and overcoming adversity.
Toni joined the FLIC committee the first year, and loves having the opportunity to share a weekend of FLIC films with folks in the middle of winter when we can all chase those adventures together.
Chair of Theater Operations
Becky grew up in the movie theatre business. Her parents purchased the Park Theatre in Polson when she was six and the rest, as they say, is history. For Becky seeing every movie that came along (and was age appropriate of course) was just a way of life. In her teenage years she worked the ticket booth and concessions regularly and also cleaned up after the movie. She says it was a great job. She could work and still see all of her friends on Friday night!
Becky earned a degree in environmental engineering from Montana Tech in Butte. She worked in that field for 15 years, but eventually the lure of the silver screen brought her back to Polson to help run the family business that has since expanded to 11 theaters.
As the film buyer/booker for Polson Theatres Becky is interested in all types of movies but small town theaters are fairly limited to playing commercial films from the large studios. Being involved in FLIC gives her the opportunity to bring independent films of all varieties to movie patrons. She loves the variety of films submitted to FLIC and is proud to be able to host the FLIC festivities at one of her theaters.
Two of Becky’s favorite films: “Titanic” and “Something About Mary.”
FLIC Communications Team Chair
Valerie has worked with FLIC communications since its inception. She earned a BA in journalism from the University of Montana and has used her writing skills at work and in volunteer positions since.
Valerie was raised in a small rural community in northwest Montana where television reception in the 1950s was minimal. Her parents finally bought a television after she left home for college. The movie theater was 40 miles away and she still remembers her first movie, “Snow White.” She was five years old and she and her younger sister hid behind the seats when the wicked witch created an explosion.
Small independent films have been an interest for many years, so being able to work with the FLIC Committee to present an event that not only entertains and informs, but teaches us about the inner workings of creating a film, is inspirational for Valerie.
One of Valerie’s favorite films: “Chariots of Fire.”