Wade Sellers grew up in rural West Columbia, SC. Between stints at the University of SC he lived in Atlanta, GA delivering office supplies during the day and playing in a speed metal band at night. He received his BA in Media Arts from USC and immediately began making independent films and working as a cinematographer. After a successful stint in New York City he moved back to Columbia and hasn’t stopped working since. His films have broadcast nationally and screened at numerous film festivals and theaters around the country, including the Angelika Film Center in New York City and PBS. A two time Emmy nominee for his documentary work, Wade currently owns Coal Powered Filmworks, a fiercely independent production company, in Columbia, SC. His passion for creating moving images is stronger than ever. Wade believes Jasper is an indispensable component of the Columbia arts community because it serves as a critical resource in introducing the public to talented artists that often go unnoticed. To this day he is still plagued with a strong resemblance to Emilio Estevez.