Tony Glazer (Writer, Director)
Tony is a writer, director, producer, and a founding member and managing partner of Choice Films and Choice Theatricals. Tony’s plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Canada and the U.K. He has just wrapped production on the feature film, Junction, which he wrote and directed, and which is being produced by Choice Films, Pâté Productions and Movie Ranch Entertainment. His short stories Single White Mammal and Buster have won dual prizes in Writer’s Digest’s 2006 Best Short Story Competition and were published in Writer’s Digest’s 2006 Competition Collection. His stage plays include Stain, and Safe (both published by Samuel French). One of his short plays, Doll Play, recently premiered in the 34th Annual Samuel French Short Play Festival under his direction. Glazer’s play, In the Daylight, premiered Off-Broadway in fall of 2009 and two monologues from this play were selected for publication in the 2010 Best Women’s Monologues Compilation by Smith and Kraus. His play, Reading Under The Influence, premiered at the DR2 in the Spring of 2011. His newest plays, The Substance of Bliss, (winner of the L. Arnold Weissberger Award at Williamstown Theatre Festival) and American Stare are both in development for productions.
Find Tony online at www.tonyglazer.com.
Neil Bledsoe (Actor)
Neal Bledsoe was born in Toronto raised in Seattle, the cultural capital of the Pacific Northwest. He studied theater at Idyllwild Arts Academy and the UNCSA. He’s appeared in many films including Revolutionary Road and Sex and the City 2, in addition to many independent features. On TV he’s shot four network pilots and recurred on Ugly Betty, Law and Order SVU and The Beautiful Life. He’s also worked on Blue Bloods, Body of Proof, CSI NY, Law and Order CI, Gossip Girl, Lipstick Jungle and many others. He’s worked at the Intiman theatre in Seattle in The Little Dog Laughed and understudied in Impressionism on Broadway where he got to watch and learn from one of his childhood idols Jeremy Irons. He lives in Brooklyn and drinks too much coffee.
Harris Doran (Actor)
Harris Doran was born and raised in New York CIty where he attended the High School of Performing Arts before studying acting at the prestigious Juilliard School. Since then he has made a name for himself playing a wide range of off-beat characters in film, television, and theatre. He has been seen on film starring as Spot in Junction, The Sea Is All I Know starring Melissa Leo, Who The F^¢%? directed by Kristen Hanggi, Don’t Answer Ray, Two Plus One, Together directed by Eleanor Columbus; on television in “The Black Donnellys,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” “Any Day Now,” and the Spike TV Mockumentary “Exposing The Order Of The Serpentine.” Harris first came to attention on the New York stage when he starred on Broadway in the Actors Fund Concert of Hair along with Jennifer Hudson. Regionally, he has been seen in the LA revival of The Compleat Works Of Willm Shakspr (abridged), received an Ovation Award nomination for Oliver at Deaf West Theatre, received rave reviews for his turn as The Emcee in Cabaret at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre where he returned to play Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mozart in Amadeus. He was in the world premiere of The Happy Elf written by Harry Connick Jr and directed by John Rando, and starred as Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opposite Joe Piscopo. In New York, Harris received an Innovative Theatre Award Nomination for his work in The Whore Of Sheridan Square, and was awarded the New York Musical Theatre Festival Outstanding Individual Performance Award and the Talkin’ Broadway Outstanding Actor Citation for his portrayal of Jerry in Love Jerry. He was recently seen Off-Broadway in It Must Be Him starring Peter Scolari and Liz Torres, and Reading Under The Influence written by Tony Glazer. Harris studied improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and was part of the sketch group The Riot Act. This summer he will film a lead role in the feature film My Best Day. For more information check out www.harrisdoran.com.
Summer Crockett Moore (Producer, Actress) Choice Films
Summer is a Managing Partner of Choice Films & Choice Theatricals (and the founder of its predecessor, Choice Productions) which has produced various multi-media theatre and film projects, including Stain Off-Broadway, the recent Off-Broadway world premieres of Reading Under The Influence, and In The Daylight, a revival production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Between the Lines, a multi-media piece combining five one-act plays and five short films, TUNE iN, an original multimedia sketch comedy show combining theatre and film at Caroline’s On Broadway, Love Angst & the Way In, another multi-media show, followed by the From Stage to Screen Workshop Series entitled Looking for Limerance, and the recent workshop production of the new rock musical Crazy Head Space. She is also a lead producer on the upcoming new play American Stare. Summer was one of the lead producers on the short film A Younger Man, which is currently on the festival circuit, and served as a lead producer on Junction, with her producing partners at Choice Films, Pâté Productions and Movie Ranch Entertainment. Summer serves as the President of the Board of Directors at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City where she recently produced their annual Gala honoring Cynthia Nixon and the late Wendy Wasserstein. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at The Private Theatre NY. As an award-winning actress, Summer can be seen and heard in various national and international television and radio commercial spots (over 650 in her commercial career) and has appeared many times on the New York Stage in both revivals as well as world premieres. She has had recurring roles on several television shows and has appeared in five independent films. Summer won the 2006 New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role and was nominated for an International 2008 Voicey Award for Best Female Voice Talent for her work as a voice-over artist. Find Summer online at: www.summercrockettmoore.com.
Tom Pelphrey (Actor)
Tom Pelphrey is a 2006 and 2008 Daytime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Younger Actor for his work on CBS’s Guiding Light playing bad boy heart throb Jonathan Randall. Teen People named Tom one of their “hot Hollywood” actors to watch. Tom gained recognition this past summer for his compelling portrayal of Roy in the Apothecary Theatre Company’s Off Broadway production of In God’s Hat at Playwright’s Horizons. The New York Times said, “in a word; terrific.” This fall, Tom portrayed the coveted role of Richard in STNJ’s production of The Lion in Winter. Tom received his BFA in Acting from Rutgers University. He has guest starred on Numb3rs, Ghost Whisperer, CSI Miami, Law & Order SVU, The Good Wife, and Body of Proof. He recently completed work as the lead role in two films: Junction (Choice Films- Tony Glazer, dir) and Tiger Lily Road (Michael Medeiros, dir). This Spring he begins shooting the lead role in the independent film, Excuse Me for Living. Other recent films are Birds of America (Craig Lucas, dir) and The Girl is in Trouble (Julius Onah, dir., exec. producer Spike Lee)
Anthony Ruivivar (Actor)
Though born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Anthony Ruivivar received his bachelor of fine arts degree 6,000 miles away at Boston University. After graduating he made Manhattan his home, setting roots in New York Theatre and film. In his first TV series, Ruivivar’s portrayal of paramedic Carlos Nieto in John Wells award winning “Third Watch,” earned him an Image award nomination and high praise from critics and fans alike. He’s quoted as saying…Carlos was, “an ethnically three-dimensional character you don’t often see on TV with a lot of room to explore.” I am happy to portray who I am ethnically and not have to identify with only one part of my background. My father is Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish and my mother is Scottish and German. The writers have allowed [my unique diversity] to be who Carlos is on the show, and that’s brave.” Third Watch ran for an amazing six years. Ruivivar’s most recently wrapped shooting the feature film “The Adjustment Bureau” opposite Matt Damon. Additional feature-film credits include the critically praised “High Art” as well as “In & Out,” cult favorite “Starship Troopers,” (directed by Paul Verhoven), “Simply Irresistible” (with Sarah Michelle Gellar), “Race the Sun” (with Halle Berry) and “White Fang II” (directed by Ken Olin). He’ll next star on the big screen in the independent features “Saturn” (with Mia Kirshner) and “Swimming,”(with Lauren Ambrose) as well as the future DVD release of “Cash Crop” with James Van Der Beek. Early on the actor had a recurring role on the daytime drama “All My Children” and guest-starred on NBC’s “Law & Order,” “Medical Investigation,” and “Close to Home.” He also had a recurring role on Jerry Bruckheimer’s “The Whole Truth” and will be featured in A&E’s upcoming show, “Big Mike”. Ruivivar maintains his roots in New York theater as a member of both the Imua! Theater company and Circle East (formerly known as the Circle Repertory Theatre). Anthony recently directed and co-wrote his first play — SAFE — which played to sold out houses at the Jose Quintero Theatre in New York City, garnering him critical acclaim and a publishing deal with Samuel French. In his free time, Ruivivar — whose father is a musician — enjoys writing and playing music. True to his Hawaiian upbringing, he loves surfing. Ruivivar now lives in Los Angles with his wife and two children.
Sharon Maguire (Actress)
A native New Yorker, Sharon attended Middlebury College in Vermont where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Literature. After launching a successful career as a television writer, Sharon turned her attention back to her first love of acting. She attended the Circle in the Square Theatre program, the Shakespeare Conservatory Program at the American Globe Theatre and studied with Terry Schreiber at the T. Schreiber Studio. After appearing in numerous downtown theater productions, she made her off-Broadway debut with the Pearl Theatre Company, playing Elmire in Tartuffe. Sharon was seen on stage most recently in the 2010 workshop production of Body Politic directed by Margarett Perry at the Lark Theatre. Junction marks Sharon’s second collaboration with Tony Glazer and Choice Productions. In the fall of 2009, she starred in the Off-Broadway premier of the playwright’s In the Daylight, directed by the LAByrinth Theater’s Associate Artistic Director, John Gould Rubin at the McGinn/Cazale Theater in New York. Besides her work in Tartuffe, she also understudied the role of Olivia in the Pearl’s production of Twelfth Night. Her credits include The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Jean), Timon of Athen (Timandra), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Debbie), Sister Cities (Austin) and Last Summer At Bluefish Cove (Annie), which was nominated for two NYIT Awards. She has performed at Playwrights Horizons, The 13th Street Repertory Theatre and Theatre Row. Film and TV credits include Law & Order SVU, Hands That Hold Us Together, Baystate Blues, Tabitha’s Aquarium, Standing Up, and Off Course, winner of the UCLA Film Festival’s Best in Show Award. Besides acting, Sharon continues to write, and is currently working on a memoir entitled “My Year of Living Dangerously,” as well as a pilot for NBC. www.sharonmaguireactor.com
Danielle Kotch (Actress)
Junction was Danielle’s first lead in a feature film and one of her best experiences to date. Danielle was also in the film “Phoebe in Wonderland” playing Phoebe at 2 and 3 years old directed by Daniel Barnz. The small screen is a whole other story for this little dynamo of an actress. Danielle played a swearing dying cancer patient whose one wish is to harass Derek Jeter of the famous New York Yankees in the pilot Onion Sports Dome, Danielle also shot an episode of Sesame Street which then lead to the world of animation where she collaborated with Kevin Clash who is the voice of Elmo. She can also be heard on several national voice over commercials as well radio. Danielle made her theatrical debut in “Summer Shorties” a Turtleshell Production where she was nominated and won Best Actress. And if that wasn’t enough Danielle’s love of dance is taking her to Nationals this summer in Florida.
Anthony Rapp (Actor)
Anthony Rapp is best known for creating the role of Mark Cohen in Rent’s original workshop, Off-Broadway, Broadway, Chicago, and London productions. He then appeared in the feature film version. Other Broadway credits include Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination), Six Degrees of Separation, and the revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Off-Broadway credits include: Some Americans Abroad, Rent (Obie Award for ensemble, NYTW); Raised in Captivity (Vineyard); Trafficking in Broken Hearts (Atlantic Theatre Co.); Sophistry (Playwrights Horizons); The Destiny of Me; Private Jokes, Public Places; and Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell. Regional credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (1st Nat. Tour); his brother Adam’s plays Nocturne (Berkeley Rep) and Gompers (Pittsburgh’s City Theatre); and the title roles in Henry V (Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (City Theatre). Film and television credits include Junction, Love And Other Impossible Pursuits, Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, David Searching, Man of the Century, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind (SAG nomination for ensemble), Winter Passing, Open House, “The Lazarus Man,” “The X-Files,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Kidnapped.” Over the last several years, in addition to his work as an actor, Anthony has released a solo cd entitled Look Around; written a New York Times bestselling memoir of his experiences on and offstage during his initial Rent run, entitled Without You (Simon & Schuster)(also adapted for the stage at City Theatre); joined the board of directors for Friends In Deed; lectured and taught extensively at schools around the country; and directed the South African premiere of Rent in Johannesburg.
Michael O’Keefe (Actor)
As an actor Michael O’Keefe has garnered both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. He’s appeared in the films Michael Clayton, Frozen River, The Pledge, Ironweed, The Great Santini and Caddyshack. Television audiences will remember him as “Fred” on Roseanne. Other TV appearances also include HBO’s Too Big To Fail, The West Wing, Law and Order, House M.D., The Closer and Brothers and Sisters. He’s appeared on Broadway in Reckless, Side Man, The Fifth of July and Mass Appeal, for which he received a Theater World Award. As a writer his lyrics were in the Grammy winning song, Longing in their Hearts, which was composed and sung by Bonnie Raitt. He’s also written with Irish singer songwriter Paul Brady and numerous other composers. His writing has appeared in BOMB, Lake Affect and Chaparral. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College.
David Zayas (Actor)
A former New York City police officer, David Zayas began his acting career when he teamed up with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Labyrinth Theater Company. Since then, Zayas has starred in more than 30 plays, including Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings and Our Lady Of 121st St. While performing in New York plays, he began to book roles on hit TV shows such as New York Undercover, Law & Order and NYPD Blue, all while working for the New York Police Department. Zayas’ success earned him a leading role on UPN’s crime drama The Beat. Soon after, Tom Fontana (writer of The Beat) created the character of ‘Enrique Morales,’ the fierce leader of the Latino prisoners on HBO’s Oz, especially for Zayas. His feature film credits include Bringing Out The Dead, The Yards, Undefeated, Wit, Angel and The Interpreter. He also recently starred in the feature film Michael Clayton opposite George Clooney, and The Savages with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Zayas was also seen in Sixteen Blocks opposite Bruce Willis, and in the ABC mini-series The Path To 9/11. Most recently, Zayas starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna In The Tropics. Currently he can be seen in theaters in The Expendables portraying the villainous “General Garza” alongside Hollywood heavy hitters, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mickey Rourke. Lastly, in addition to SKYLINE he will be seen in 13, where he’ll star alongside Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, and 50 Cent. For his role on Dexter, Zayas won a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, earned two SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and earned an Alma Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Adrian Correia (Director of Photography)
Adrian grew up in a small town in Connecticut. He attended the University of Connecticut, ultimately earning degrees in history and sociology. Adrian proceeded to forego doctoral studies in history to try his hand at the exciting and lucrative field of production assisting. Several years as a PA, grip, electric, camera assistant, and finally as a cinematographer have proven to be extremely fruitful. Adrian has fostered an impressive career, building an extensive resume of features, short films, documentaries, commercials, promos, television, web series, and music videos. His upcoming features include “Junction”, “Art Machine”, “Zerosome”, and “Sinking Sands”. Above all, Adrian truly loves being on set. No matter what challenges arise, there is no where he would rather be. Visit Adrian’s website.
Marc Jacobson (Executive Producer)
Marc Jacobson has served as counsel to Junction The Movie, LLC for financing and production matters. Marc has over 30 years experience as an entertainment attorney, with a focus on Film (Finance, Production and Distribution) as well as Music (Publishing, Recording, Management). Marc also represents talent in all facets of the entertainment industry. Chambers USA, which ranks the leading law firms and lawyers in the US, based on in depth research and client focus, consistently ranks Marc as one of the 30 or so best entertainment lawyers in New York City. Marc is also regularly selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer”. He is the Founding Chairman of the NYS Bar Association Section on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York, California and Florida.
Dennis J. Patterson (Executive Producer)
Honored with six prestigious Who’s Who recognitions, Dennis has nearly four decades of management experience in US, Canada and Europe. After selling his company Wellsprings Partners, Ltd. a hospital performance improvement firm, he came out of retirement to complete his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University and to form four new companies to help hospitals create a culture of clinical excellence. Always up for a challenge, he co-founded Pâté Productions to bring a voice to independent actors, writers and directors. The company’s first film A Younger Man can currently be seen in the film festival circuit. He is also an active investor in Faces Walla a Washington State winery, which is known for its award winning Pinot Noir. And finally, as a philanthropist, Dennis is especially active and driven to help find a cure for breast cancer.
Denise Tomasetti (Executive Producer)
Ms. Tomasetti is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ALTAMIRA PICTURES, LLC, as well as a Talent Manager for Thirdhill Entertainment, Inc. Denise is represented by AEI Literary Management in LA, and her book has been bought by Morgan James Publishing. Ms. Tomasetti is a born raised New Yorker, and was educated at Knox Preparatory School, in St. James Long Island, BedStone College in Wales, England and New Hampshire College where she received her B.S. in Business Management. For the past 15 years, Ms. Tomasetti has proven herself as a Networking Resource and a successful Business Developer. She has built lasting relationships and has created solid foundations and has extensive communication with Senior Executives from Wall Street to Hollywood. In between all of Ms. Tomasetti’s business adventures she still made time to work on her craft and stay involved with her love for the Arts. She freelanced with Shooting Stars Productions, where she experienced how a Production company works. Ms. Tomasetti is a member of SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) and AEA (Actor’s Equity Association.) Her acting credits include: Film: The Audition, Clockwise (Independent) – TV: MTV Host, Lois and Clark. Off Broadway: Tony & Tina’s Wedding (Tina) Gender Wars (Samuel Beckett Theater). NY: The Owl and the Pussy Cat, Dead Air. Stand Up Comedy: NY Comedy Club, Comedy Store, Catch A Rising Star. Writer: (Fashion Police Critic) US Weekly Magazine. In 2002 Ms. Tomasetti was honored to be part of the infrastructure of a new “Business Development Class” at New York University. Ms. Tomasetti believes for one to be successful, one needs to understand both the emotional and logical aspects which are implemented into both corporate business and the creativity of the Arts. Once this is understood, all that is needed is determination.
Pat Patterson (Producer, Actress) Pâté Productions
Pat has been in the business of production since 1992 when, along with two Broadway veterans, she formed Fleetwood Stage, an Equity Regional Theatre in Westchester County, New York. Fleetwood had an eleven season run producing 4 main stage productions per year along with children’s theatre and Shakespeare in the Park overlooking Long Island Sound. Pat continued on as a Production Stage Manager for Sorg Opera Company in Ohio and Whitewater Opera in Indiana. She has now turned her skills and passion for the art of producing to Pâté Productions, Ltd. Pat as a member of the Board of T. Schreiber Studios recently helped in the creation the studio’s first year long conservatory, a comprehensive professional training program designed to prepare dedicated actors for thriving careers in theatre, film and television. As an actor Pat has recently been seen in the Bollywood feature Anything For You which had its US premiere last May and has just opened in India. As a member of the T. Schreiber Acting Company she has lent her talents to Tennessee Williams’ “The Night of the Iguana” and the original plays “Homing” and “Alien Child”. This past May Pat could be seen in “Reading Under the Influence” a new comedy by Tony Glazer. Pâté Productions along with Choice Films and Movie Ranch Entertainment completed their first project together last year, A YOUNGER MAN which is now on the festival circuit. For a complete list of her credits and reels visit www.patpatterson.me. And for company information please visit www.pateproductions.com.
Roy McDonald (Producer) Movie Ranch Entertainment
As an accomplished filmmaker and producer Mr. McDonald brings over 25 years of production and creative experience to the project. He recently served as creative & business development consultant for a screen adaptation of a New York Times bestselling children’s book that will be shot in Yankee Stadium. Working directly with the executive producer, McDonald wrote a draft of the screenplay and researched and wrote the foundation of the business plan. As a long-time CT producer Mr. McDonald was asked to serve on the state legislature’s Hollywood East Film Task Credit Task Force searching for ways to enhance the Tax Credit program and bring more feature film production to the state. During that time has also delivered of over 40 half-hours of dLife, a medical lifestyle magazine show that airs on CNBC, serving as senior editor and post producer. Before that McDonald was a series producer, producing, directing and edited four educational video series with budgets of one half-million dollars (41 half-hour shows averaging 30-shoot days each). He wrote, produced, directed and edited Far as the Eye Can See, a short film shot on 35mm on location in New Mexico, which won Best Short (US) at the Wine Country Film Festival in Napa/Sonoma and screened at festivals domestically and internationally. His first short film, Special Delivery, was selected as part of Slamdance’s Hieronymus “Fresh Voices” screening at the Echo Park Film Center in LA and was a featured selection of the Director’s View Film Festival in his home state of Connecticut. McDonald is currently editing Choice Films’ production of A Younger Man, on which he also served as a Producer, Line Producer and UPM. As a writer he has won awards for his spec teleplays: THE X-FILES: Ponce Eternal and THE WEST WING: Fighting Weight and is currently developing more than 50 scripts including Bad Fortune Cookie, The Stomping Grounds, Radio Silence, Dishonorable Son, Feeding Ground, The Hurricane Season, Term Life and Ophelia’s Gone Missing. McDonald’s IMDB credits include the 25th Anniversary documentary for My Fair Lady (CBS/Fox), which aired on the Disney Channel. He also produced the Laserdisc Supplement, which was voted one of the top ten by Video magazine. Other TV writer, producer credits include documentaries on Audrey Hepburn and Sally Field for Lifetime Television’s Intimate Portrait series. As a broadcast editor, McDonald has edited a broad range of projects from feature segments for ABC’s 20/20 to the short film The Sentencing Letter, which won a Silver at Flagstaff. In addition to experience directing 3-camera live-to-tape productions for Cablevision, he is also an accomplished animator. For ten years he was a partner of Ball & Chain Studios where he gained extensive experience directing classical cell animation and Special Visual Effects. His latest feature-length screenplay, The Grieving, is a supernatural thriller, which is being developed for his feature directorial debut.
Bryan Deehring (Co-Producer)
Deehring began his successful fundraising record in 2004 for the off-Broadway show The Ark. He was then invited to associate produce for Stephen Schwartz (of Wicked, Godspell and Pippin fame) for the musical Children of Eden-being launched for Broadway. You will also find him involved in the $35M political drama REAGAN, being produced by Ralph Winter (of the X-Men Trilogy). Starred in a short film that received Best in Category at the New York International Film Festival; cast in the award-winning Best Interactive Show: The Awesome 80s Prom created by Ken Davenport, and making his feature debut in JUNCTION. Deehring is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he studied for his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering. When he is not working youʼll probably find him in Colorado, strapped to a pair of skis. Learn more: www.bryandeehring.com
Pat McCorkle (Casting Director/Associate Producer)
McCORKLE CASTING, LTD. Casting Director, Pat McCorkle, (C.S.A.) and associates are currently providing casting for the Broadway productions of HIGH with Kathleen Turner and THREE TALL WOMEN by Edward Albee. They have, most notably, cast Broadway productions of; THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN, AMADEUS, A DOLL’S HOUSE, SHE LOVES ME, BLOOD BROTHERS, and A FEW GOOD MEN. A sampling of Off-Broadway credits include; THE TOXIC AVENGER, OUR TOWN, ADDING MACHINE, ALMOST MAINE, ADDRESS UNKNOWN, EARS ON A BEATLE, DOWN THE GARDEN PATHS, KILLER JOE, VISITING MR. GREEN, MRS. KLEIN, DRIVING MISS DAISY. Casting for feature films are represented by projects such as; GHOST TOWN, WAR EAGLE, BEREFT, SECRET WINDOW, BASIC, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, THE 13TH WARRIOR, MADELINE, DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE, SCHOOL TIES, etc. A few television highlights include; THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, CALIFORNICATION (Emmy nomination), HUMAN GIANT, 3LBS., BARBERSHOP, CHAPPELLE’S SHOW among many others. Some projects currently underway are, HIGH with Kathleen Turner (tour), New York productions of ERROR OF THE MOON, and PREMIUM RUSH a feature film for Sony Pictures.
Matt De Matt Reines (Associate Producer)
Matt DeMatt Reines (SAG) is the consummate New Yorker. Matt is an actor, producer, writer and diversified entrepreneur. He is a graduate of The William Esper Studio and has portrayed a wide range of characters in Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Professional, Lowball and many others. Matt began his career as a dancer and semi professional baseball player. He has also been in 50 plus TV shows; is an ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) founding member and was their announcer known as “Matty in the House.” Matt’s is one of NYC’s first nightlife promoters and has owned some of the most successful clubs and bars in the City including Gaslight & G2 and Gaslight Pizzeria. Matt was offered a book deal to write an autobiography about his life in the nightclub world; instead, Matt has developed a treatment that is currently being developed as a major TV series. Matt was recently featured in the BlackBook Magazine article, “A Character with Character.” Mr. Reines continues to write, produce and act while remaining involved in his businesses and charities.
Adam Seiden (Associate Producer)
Adam has been an attorney for over 35 years, having received a preeminent rating for high legal and ethical standards from the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Board for the last ten years. He has served as President of the Westchester County Bar Association. He also served as President of the Board for Fleetwood Stage from 1995-2005, a not for profit Regional Theatre. Last May Adam, in association with Pâté Productions, was an Executive Producer for the short film A Younger Man, which is currently making the festival circuit.
Austin Wintory (Composer)
Austin Wintory began his obsession with film scoring back when he was ten years old, when he discovered Jerry Goldsmith’s scores to PATTON and A PATCH OF BLUE. Now, his obsession having mutated into a career of his own, his scores can be heard in more than 250 productions, including over thirty feature films. Most noteworthy among them was CAPTAIN ABU RAED, the world’s first Jordanian film, which won the Audience Award at Sundance; Austin’s score was shortlisted as a contender for the 2009 Academy Awards for ‘Best Original Score,’ and also won him a Hollywood Music Award for ‘Best New Composer.’ More recently was 2009′s Sundance hit GRACE. His score was a nominee at the 2010 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for ‘Best Original Score’ and was named among the top ten scores for 2009 by Visions in Sound. Austin has also scored a handful of video games, including the widely acclaimed Playstation-3 game FLOW, for which Austin received a British Academy Award nomination. In summer 2009, Hollywood Reporter listed Austin as one of 15 composers “Primed to take their place on the A-list.” www.austinwintory.com
Alan Lampert (Production Designer)
Alan Lampert is a Brooklyn-based production designer with a penchant for good design and cheap coffee. Understanding the collaborative nature of film, he surrounds himself with strong, dedicated, non-dramatic contemporaries who share in the design process, lending necessary depth to the script. Easy to work with, creative on a tight budget, and multi-faceted, Alan is versatile and always looking for a project with an original story and locations ready to be molded. He currently lives on dry land, but hopes to one day own a boat and move to the high seas. www.alanlampert.com
Beth Anne Kelleher (Costume Designer)
At a young age Beth Anne had the opportunity to work with celebrated fashion designer, Betsey Johnson and from there moved on to work at other successful apparel companies in NYC’s Garment Center. Because of her work experience and education, she has the sensability to work in everything from high-fashion to period costume. Beth Anne began her costume career working in Off Broadway theatre and independent feature films. Before long she moved ahead to costume design for Award-Winning indie feature film ARRANGED, produced by Cicala Filmworks. Since then…costume designer on writer/director Michael Imperioli’s “The Hungry Ghosts” amongst others…From the very beginning of the process, Beth immerses herself into character and story research and enjoys working closely with directors and actors to bring characters to life and screen. Her understanding of fit and form along with an appreciation and knowledge of costume history, vintage fashion/textiles and fine art, Beth Anne achieves to create beautiful silhouettes… silhouette is everything. Beth Anne will continue to be an innovator in the world of costume design and hope colleagues and movie-goers alike will be pleased and excited about her work for many years to come. www.bethannekelleher.com
Amy L. Forsythe (Makeup & Hair Design)
During her senior year at FSU’s School of Theatre, Amy L. Forsythe’s eyes were opened to the backstage life, the life she would soon leap off of the stage to dive into. After graduating with her B.A. in Theatre, Amy attended an accelerated Cosmetology program, then headed off to Burbank to learn the tricks of the trade at Makeup Designory. A leader by nature, Amy is a natural department head, possessing the ability to organize any production with her state of the art continuity methods and effective team management. Be it a fresh face or an industry veteran in her chair, Ms. Forsythe can accommodate any client’s needs, feeding off their energy to create the perfect environment for any type of talent. www.amylforsythe.com
Joel Minnich (Lighting Director)
Joel Minnich is a Gaffer specializing in film, commercials, and music videos. Born and raised just outside of Reading, PA, Joel began his career in lighting nearly a decade ago. He graduated top of his class from Temple University’s Film and Media Arts Program in Philadelphia, with a focus on lighting and cineamography. Joel is also the president of Carbon Arc Lighting & Grip, LLC which is an independent rental company supplying all types of productions with the right equipment to achieve the type of lighting they are looking for. He strives to support all his customers with the best equipment possible and knowledge to help them succeed.
Phyllis K. Housen (Editor)
Phyllis Housen graduated from Tufts University where she studied ﬁlm theory and english literature. While an undergrad at tufts, She attended a semester at the University of Southern California Film School. Phyllis graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in cinema production from the London International Film School, having earned a Distinction in Editing. Ms. Housen began her ﬁlm career in Paris, where she edited for seven years. In 1991, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a ﬁlm editor on both studio and independent features. Phyllis edited and co-produced DREAM FOR AN INSOMNIAC (Columbia/Tristar). She edited the audience Award winning ADAM & STEVE (FunnyBoy ﬁlms) (Tribeca Film Festival 2005) and MR. PINK’S VIDEOS (A Band Apart) 6 music videos for Billy Bob Thornton. Other credits include: MEET WALLY SPARKS (Trimark); Cronos (October Films/Iguana Producciones (Mexico); BOXING HELENA (Main Line Pictures); BEVERLY HILLS COP III (Paramount); FATHER OF THE BRIDE II (Touchstone); ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (Columbia/MIramax); and KILL BILL VOLUMES 1 & 2 (Miramax).Phyllis has worked with directors Quentin Tarantino, Billy Bob Thornton, Guillermo del toro, John Landis, Jennifer Lynch, Charles Shyer, Craig Chester and Hans Canosa. MEMOIRES OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC (Dot Dot Dot Films, Toei Productions (Japan)), the Japanese teen romantic comedy, brought Phyllis to New York in 2009. She followed with MESKADA (Deerjen Films/Aliquot Flms) which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Fim Festival, then the documentary, EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL (Deerjen Films/ Aliquot Films) and is presently cutting the thriller, JUNCTION (Choice Films/Pâté Productions/Movie Ranch Entertainment).
Greg Sextro (Production Sound)
Greg is an award winning sound designer, editor, mixer, and location sound engineer, and has been working in TV and Film for over 10 years. His work can be heard in numerous feature films, shorts, documentaries, anime and animated productions, TV shows, and commercials. Some noted projects include the animated feature “Sita Sings the Blues” by Nina Paley, the cartoon series “Super Normal” by World Leaders Entertainment, the feature film “Lucky Life” by Lee Isaac Chung, “Idiots & Angels” by Bill Plympton, and the stop motion short “Hose” by Kevin Watkins. Greg maintains a diverse clientele, and provides a wide array of audio services. One day you might see him in his studio mixing a commercial spot, and the next, recording dialog on location for a feature film. More info can be found on his website www.eastwestaudio.com.
Paul Hsu (Sound Design)
Principal partner in c5 Sound, Inc., the leading post production sound facility in New York City for feature films, Paul has worked on a wide range of studio films and independents. He has fifteen years in the film industry as Re-Recording Mixer, Supervising Sound Editor, and Sound Designer. A Three-time Emmy nominee, Paul has worked with notable directors such as Philip Noyce, Sam Mendes, Michel Gondry, Noah Baumbach, Harold Ramis, and Tom McCarthy. His work can be heard in numerous films – Salt, Win Win, Greenberg, Be Kind Rewind, and The Visitor among them. c5sound.com