Stokes Piercy is a filmmaker and media arts scholar from East Tennessee. He has more than 10 years of experience as a filmmaker, college professor, writer and editor. He produced and screened several award-winning films. He is a published author and has lectured national and internationally. Piercy's research interests include filmmaking, screenwriting and content brand storytelling. He also writes and lectures on the intersection of popular culture and ideology in superhero and fantasy film genres. Stokes enjoys martial arts, cooking and binge-watching Marvel movies.