Watch the replay of our Mimetic Invitations Launch Party, where we watched the first two videos in our Mimetic Invitations series with commentary from a panel of interdisciplinary experts:

  • William Price, III, Filmmaker
  • Suzanne Ross, Raven Foundation Co-Founder
  • Marcia Pally, Professor & Author
  • Kevin Miller, Filmmaker & Author
  • Patty Prasada-Rao, Community Development Practitioner

A transcript of the Mimetic Invitations Launch Party is available for downloading here.

William Price, III

William Price, III tells stories through film and digital media. He has collaborated professionally with Grammy-winning bands non-profits, startups, and healthcare companies. In his personal work, this award-winning filmmaker reflects a darkly tinged spirituality that aches for transcendence and embraces the brutal tension between beauty and suffering; this spirit informs his efforts as a screenwriter, director, actor and creative director—forming pieces through him that often orbit questions of identity, relationship, terror, and hope for mercy. Claire McKenna, William’s most recent narrative film, commissioned by the 8beats Movie project, has been enjoyed and awarded at festivals around the world. William is a father of two, a fledgling woodworker, and an avid fan of sport and art of all kinds.

The mimetic theory community is uniquely positioned to make meaningful contributions to the search for solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.


Marcia Pally

Professor Marcia Pally teaches at New York University and is an annual guest professor at the Theology Faculty of Humboldt University, Berlin. Her most recent books are Mimesis and Sacrifice (2019),

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Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller is a best-selling novelist and award-winning filmmaker. He is the recipient of the 2013 Raven Award for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment and directed Hellbound? and J.E.S.U.S.A.

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Patty Prasada-Rao

Patty Prasada-Rao was born to Indian parents in the U.S. with an extended family network, which instilled in her a strong value for community and what it means to belong together. She has worked with non-profits for over 25 years

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