VIFM Executive Team
Johnathan Brownlee, Co-Founder
CEO & President, Dallas Film Society /
Executive Director, Dallas International Film Festival
Johnathan Brownlee is an award-winning executive producer, director and writer with a career spanning more than two decades. The Veterans Institute for Film & Media is Johnathan’s brainchild, and he leads the team to bring the vision to reality. His feature films, documentaries and broadcast television work have been viewed in more than 100 countries in 14+ languages, and have appeared on every major US and Canadian network. During his career, Johnathan has created digital content and brand films for major corporations and online companies from Home Depot to American Airlines and the Salvation Army to Greenpeace. He has shot in more than 20 countries around the globe working with talent such as Helen Hunt, Jerry Seinfeld, Luciano Pavarotti, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen and Angelina Jolie. Additionally, Johnathan has taught, lectured and consulted at institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Vancouver Film School, NYU, and Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Arts.
Maggy Croxville, Co-Founder
Maggy Croxville is a former Marine, serving in the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Camp Pendleton as a test equipment calibration and repair specialist and Quality Assurance Officer. In her role for the Veterans Institute for Film and Media, Maggy is responsible for leading the charge on recruiting applicants, enlisting advisors and volunteers, and finding the capital to sustain the growth of the organization. She has an extensive training and technical and marketing background in the IT industry, working for government contractors, the Department of Energy, and multiple IT companies, such as EDS and Texas Instruments, in the Dallas Metroplex. With more than 20 years of experience as a volunteer in a variety of leadership roles for numerous organizations within the Prosper Independent School District and the Town of Prosper, Texas, Maggy established multiple programs to serve students and the community as the town experienced unprecedented growth.