About Us

 

Our Story

Since 2012, David J. and Linda A. Cornfield have co-executive produced numerous documentary and short films; among the list: Chasing Coral, Chasing Ice, Inventing Tomorrow, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, and The Love Bugs, garnering two Peabody Awards, two News and Documentary Emmy® Awards, an Alfred I DuPont-Columbia Award, and an Edward R Murrow Award for Best Feature Documentary.

 

Through their work in film, David and Linda saw an opportunity to leverage the power of storytelling through film, working to create meaningful change in the world. With this in mind, they co-founded the 501 C4, Far Star Action in 2018. This fund partners with films and organizations to create solutions to the world’s challenges, focusing on Good Governance and Civil Society, The Climate Crisis and the Environment, and STEAM Education and Systems Thinking.

Who We Are

David J. Cornfield

David J. Cornfield

Founder

Linda A. Cornfield

Linda A. Cornfield

Founder

Ali Fujino

Ali Fujino

Interim Executive Director

David Cornfield

David J. Cornfield is a skilled systems design engineer, an accomplished venture capitalist, and a passionate philanthropist. He launched his career at Microsoft, after graduating from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, with a degree in Systems Design Engineering. David is a board member of the Seattle International Film Festival.

Linda Cornfield

Linda A. Cornfield is a savvy media investor, passionate philanthropist and engaged environmental advocate. Linda earned an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and a B.S. from Miami University (Ohio) in Systems Analysis.

Ali Fujino

Alison Fujino serves as Interim Executive Director of the Far Star Action Fund, overseeing operations and developing and implementing management strategies for the Fund. Prior to joining Far Star, Ali co-founded and executive directed the Drachen Foundation, one of the first web-based digital collections of all things kiting. Ali brings a combination of fine arts and science expertise, having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgetown University and Fort Wright College, and a Masters of Forestry Management from the University of Washington. As a volunteer, she program managed top run documentaries and continues to advise non-profits on their organizational operations and management strategies.

Olivia Johnson

Olivia Johnson joined the Far Star Action Fund as production and advocacy associate in 2021. At the Fund, Olivia manages social impact initiatives in partnership with organizations like The Redford Center. Before joining the Fund, Olivia graduated with degrees in Environmental Studies and English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, going on to hold positions in the television department of William Morris Endeavor and Paper Kite Productions, developing programs that aired on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, Adult Swim, and Netflix. She wrote and directed the award winning independent short film Empty Nest, and has produced independent short films, including XOXO, Darla, and What Kind of Day Has It Been? Most recently, she directed and edited short documentary Caddisfly.

David J. Cornfield

David J. Cornfield

Founder

David J. Cornfield

David J. Cornfield, a skilled systems design engineer, an accomplished venture capitalist, and a passionate philanthropist. He launched his career at Microsoft, after graduating from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, with a degree in Systems Design Engineering. David is a board member of the Seattle International Film Festival.

Linda A. Cornfield

Linda A. Cornfield

Founder

Linda A. Cornfield

Linda A. Cornfield is a savvy media investor, passionate philanthropist and engaged environmental advocate. Linda earned an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and a B.S. from Miami University (Ohio) in Systems Analysis.

Ali Fujino

Ali Fujino

Interim Executive Director

Ali Fujino

Alison Fujino serves as Interim Executive Director of the Far Star Action Fund, overseeing operations and developing and implementing management strategies for the Fund. Prior to joining Far Star, Ali co-founded and executive directed the Drachen Foundation, one of the first web-based digital collections of all things kiting. Ali brings a combination of fine arts and science expertise, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgetown University and Fort Wright College, honored and a Masters of Forestry Management from the University of Washington. As a volunteer, she program managed top run documentaries and continues to advise non-profits on their organizational operations and management strategies.

Olivia Johnson

Olivia Johnson joined the Far Star Action Fund as production and advocacy associate in 2021. At the Fund, Olivia manages social impact campaigns in partnership with organizations like The Redford Center. Before joining the Fund, Olivia held positions in the television department of William Morris Endeavor and Paper Kite Productions, developing programs that aired on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, Adult Swim, and Netflix. She wrote and directed the award winning independent short film Empty Nest, and has produced independent short films, including XOXO, Darla, and What Kind of Day Has It Been? and written and directed the independent short, Empty Nest. She graduated with degrees in Environmental Studies and English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.