Brooke Corso is a film critic for the Monitor newspaper in McAllen, Texas, with whom she has written over eighty reviews. A graduate of Texas A&M and Sam Houston State Universities, she is a middle-school librarian and proves that one can simultaneously do and teach. She is an avid film collector and trivia nut.
Donna Pazdera is a mass communication lecturer at the University of Texas-Pan American. She teaches a variety of writing and media classes, including History of Documentary Film. She received her master's in mass communication-documentary in 2003 from the University of Florida. Her thesis film, "Sid vision," won the Angelus Award in 2004 for best documentary. The film has also played film festivals in the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. She enjoys watching dramas and suspense, but is an admitted softie when it comes to period-piece romances.
Rick Rosales is a 2007 University of Texas-Pan American graduate with a B.A. in Theatre Performance. He has been acting for over 15 years and has acted in over 55 theatre productions and films throughout his life. He most recently was in a summer production of "Our Lady of the Tortilla" playing the part of Eddie Cruz over at UTPA. Acting is his life, his study, and his passion and is honored to be judging this year's CineSol 36 Hour Film Race.