Bruce Sheridan has been chair of Cinema Arts & Sciences since 2001 and is a leader in the move to redesign film and media education for the 21st century. He has 30 years' experience directing, producing, and writing drama and documentary for the screen and teaches all of those disciplines. He won the 1999 New Zealand Best Drama Award for the tele-feature Lawless. In 2006, a short film he produced with Tim Evans and Steppenwolf Films called Kubuku Rides (This Is It) was recognized as Best Narrative Short at Memphis IndieFest. Professor Sheridan is currently developing a feature film set in New Zealand and Peru called Hunting Daniel and writing a book (working title Dust) about the death of his father in the Australian Outback. He is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Auckland, researching imagination and creativity as they relate to artistic development and expression.