KATHLEEN BRENNAN is an American songwriter, record producer, artist, writer and longtime collaborator with her husband Tom Waits. She has worked in both cinema and theatre . Songs she has written with Waits have been heard in numerous films, including “Dead Man Walking “Shrek” and “Pollock.” Together they have written music and songs for several of Robert Wilson’s avant garde theater productions. Waits and Brennan wrote the book and music for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater production of “Frank’s Wild Years.” The Healdsburg International Short Film Festival is fortunate to have such talent and experience on the jury panel. (Please note: Ms. Brennan will not be present at the festival itself but will be judging remotely from DVD).