The EIFF mission is education & understanding to enhance the equine/human bond & to improve the welfare of the horse & other equines through excellence in film, television & other media. EIFF strives to brings films of diverse and differing viewpoints to the screen and to public audiences, here at home in Montana and around the nation and beyond.
Senior Adviser, Equine Protection
Humane Society of the United States
Bio coming soon!
He’s not your ordinary 5th generation Texas cowboy with a business degree. In 2005, Scott was struck in the head by lighting while holding his daughter on her first birthday. She was fine. He had to re-learn to read and write.
Headquartered at Lightning K Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, Scott’s family owns Knudsen Equine Center, Knudsen Horses, and Knudsen Cattle Company. An AQHA Professional Horseman and AQHA Ambassador, Scott has ridden rough stock to race horses, team roped, penned, and sorted, ridden cutting horses, worked with rescues, and trained every breed from Quarter horses to Thoroughbreds, Morgans to Mustangs.
Scott’s been an award-winning national sales rep for a Fortune 50 company. He founded the Extreme Trail Horse Association. A captivating speaker and media personality, Scott has inspired audiences near and far. cowboyentrepreneur.com
Elizabeth Kaye McCall
Author, Journalist & Media Consultant
Elizabeth Kaye McCall is a Los Angeles author, journalist, and media consultant, specializing in the horse industry, travel, and entertainment. She was the original horse industry liaison for the acclaimed equestrian spectacle Cavalia.
Her book The Tao of Horses: Exploring How Horses Guide Us on Our Spiritual Path showed how horses can transform the way we see the world, interact with our environment, and handle challenges. RAJALIKA SPEAK, a young adult tale, was inspired by her late Egyptian Arabian stallion, who really did “speak” on request.
As a contributor to wide-ranging outlets including Cowboys & Indians, Los Angeles Times, USA Weekend, Hana Hou!, Hemispheres, Horse Illustrated, Arabian Horse Life, America’s Horse, The Hollywood Reporter, and more, Elizabeth has written extensively on horses in film and television.
Executive For-Profit & Nonprofit Consultant
Lynda McLeod is a nonprofit consultant with a special focus on philanthropic partnerships, event planning and team building, especially with volunteers, because as Lynda puts it, “without a dedicated team, the best laid plans are just that – plans.”
An independent executive consultant for the past decade, Lynda specializes in unique event planning, striving always to produce the most professional and relevant event that fits the organization, its audience and its demographics.
A long- time horse owner, rider and horse enthusiast, with offices in Florida and Montana, Lynda is passionate about working with organizations with an equine focus — helping to plan special events, developing communications plans and building successful teams — bringing events to life.
“Working with clients from diverse fields with often varied, wide ranging goals, my philosophy is the same across the board — I want a client to want to work with me because they trust me to provide objectivity while listening closely to the outcomes they want to achieve. Where horses are involved, admittedly, that is a special passion for me. Anything horse-related, call me.”