Tony Glazer (Writer, Director)
Tony Glazer is an award-winning writer, director and producer, and a Managing Partner and founding member of Choice Films & Choice Theatricals. (www.choicefilms.com.) Glazer’s plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Canada and England. He just finished the festival circuit with his first feature film, Junction, which he wrote and directed. Junction has won seventeen awards for excellence on the festival circuit. (Including best director, picture, screenplay and multiple actor awards) is currently having a U.S. theatrical release and will drop on DVD April 22, 2014. Glazer’s stage plays include Stain, and Safe (both published by Samuel French Inc), The Substance of Bliss (2009 Weissberger Award Winner), In The Daylight, Reading Under the Influence, Everything Must Go and American Stare (which just had its regional debut at the NJ Repertory Company) Tony received his BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied acting with Maggie Flanigan. His most recent directing credits include the television show Redrum and the upcoming indie film Trust Me, I’m a Lifeguard. 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 was named by Backstage as one of this year’s “Backstage 30 – actors on the verge of breaking out.” Harris can be seen starring in the feature films Junction (Best Supporting Actor Award: Long Island International Film Festival, Best Ensemble Cast: ReelHeART Int’l Film Festival), the award-winning Sundance film My Best Day (Best Ensemble Award: Ashland Independent Film Festival), Coach Of The Year, We’re Doing Fine, as well as supporting roles in the films ’79 Parts, Sebastien, The Sea Is All I Know with Melissa Leo. TV: “Person Of Interest,” “The Black Donnellys,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” “Any Day Now,” Spike TV Mockumentary “Exposing The Order Of The Serpentine,” and is a regular on the webseries Real Actors Read. Harris has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional theatres including starring on Broadway in the Actors Fund concert of Hair with Jennifer Hudson, Oliver (Best Featured Actor Nomination: LA Ovation Awards), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opposite Joe Piscopo, It Must Be Him starring Peter Scolari, Love Jerry (NYMF Best Actor Award), and recently originated the starring role in The Simpsons writer/producer Mike Reiss’ play I’m Connecticut with Jerry Adler and Joyce DeWitt. Harris made his writer/director debut with the short film The Story of Milo & Annie starring Academy Award Nominee Cathy Moriarty, has written the feature screenplays Atticus Brown Is Still Here, Cog and the Wheel and An Unofficial Of Mice and Men Remake, as well the musicals Bleeding Love and Salvage. Training: The Juilliard School. www.harrisdoran.com.
Summer Crockett Moore (Producer, Actress) Choice Films
Summer Crockett Moore is an award-winning actress/producer and a Managing Partner and founding member of Choice Films & Choice Theatricals which has produced various multi-media theatre and film projects, including the recent Off-Broadway world premieres of Reading Under the Influence, Stain and In The Daylight, as well as the world premiere of the new play, American Stare. She was a lead producer on the award-winning short film A Younger Man (www.ayoungerman.com) which won many awards on the festival circuit. She is also a lead producer on the multi-award-winning feature film Junction, which won 17 major festival awards before launching into theatrical release in November 2013 and which will hit wide release on VOD in April 2014. Summer served as Line Producer on the upcoming film Trust Me I’m a Lifeguard (www.trustmelifeguardmovie.com) and will serve as a lead producer on the upcoming feature film Self Storage, shooting in Nashville in summer 2014. Other New York theatre producing credits include: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, by Alan Ball, Between the Lines, TUNE iN at Caroline’s On Broadway, Love Angst & the Way In, the From Stage to Screen Workshop Series entitled Looking for Limerance, the world premiere of a new multi-media adaptation of Strindberg’s Playing With Fire at NYC’s famous burlesque club The Box, and the world premiere of Scrambled Eggs at Theatre Row. Upcoming New York Off-Broadway theatre productions include: Consent (fall 2014) and A Texas Recogning (fall 2014). Summer served as a Managing Member and as a Member of the Board of Directors for The Private Theatre from 2011-2013 and also served as the President of the Board of Directors at T. Schreiber Studio (www.tschreiber.org) from 2009-2013 before stepping down as Chairperson to continue serving as a regular Board Member. Summer can be seen and heard in various national and international television and radio commercial spots (over 650 in her commercial career) as well as in recurring roles in television shows and in feature films. She also voices multiple characters in several cartoon series. Summer won the 2012 Best Supporting Actress Award at The Long Island International Film Expo, and then again at 2013 IndieFest Los Angeles, for her work in Junction as well as the 2006 New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role for her work in the 25-year revival of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove. She was nominated for an International Voicey Award for Best Female Voice Talent for her work as a voice-over artist. For a full list of her credits and to hear & see demos visit: 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)
Named Best Actress at the 2012 Long Island International Film Expo for her work in Eugene Ioannou’s Off Season, Sharon returned to acting after launching a successful career as a television writer. 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. Junction marks Sharon’s second collaboration with Tony Glazer. She starred in the Off-Broadway premier of the his play In the Daylight, directed by the LAByrinth Theater’s Associate Artistic Director, John Gould Rubin at the McGinn/Cazale Theater in New York. Along with her work at the Pearl Theatre where she also understudied the role of Olivia in 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. Sharon’s other 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. In 2013 she was invited to participate in the Southampton Summer Theatre Workshops. Her new play, Wedded. Bliss., will have its first reading in the Spring of 2014. She graduated Cum Laude from Middlebury College in Vermont with a B.A. in English Literature. A native New Yorker, Sharon continues to live in Manhattan with her stunning and spectacular son, Jack. 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. Zayas most recently starred as Angel Batista on DEXTER, the hit Showtime drama and 2011 Golden Globes nominee for Best Television Series – Drama. A former New York City police officer, Zayas began his acting career in 1992 with 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 THE EXPENDABLES, SKYLINE, 13, MICHAEL CLAYTON, SIXTEEN BLOCKS, THE SAVAGES, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, THE YARDS, UNDEFEATED, WIT, ANGEL, and THE INTERPRETER. Zayas also starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning ANNA IN THE TROPICS. Zayas recently wrapped a lead role opposite Helen Hunt in the indie feature RIDE and this Fall will start production on the feature ANNIE (Sony) co-starring opposite Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.
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 is an award winning producer and actor. She is the founder and president of Pâté Productions,(www.pateproductions.com) producer of independent shorts, feature, new media and Off Broadway. She has been in the business of production since 1992 when, along with two Broadway veterans, she formed Fleetwood Stage which had an eleven season run producing 4 main stage productions per year along with children’s theatre and Shakespeare in the Park. As a member of the Board of T. Schreiber Studios (www.tschreiber.org) Pat spearheaded 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. While living in Los Angeles, Pat served on the prestigious Blank Theatre Company Board, which was founded by Noah Wylie, known as the “Hollywood’s Resident Theatre.” (www.theblank.com). Her most recent projects include the award-winning short film A Younger Man-Festival Circuit 2012-(www.ayoungerman.com); the multi-award winning feature film Junction, winner of 17 Major Festival Awards as well as being named by Indiewire as one of the Top 5 Best First Feature (www.junctionthemovie.com). Her upcoming projects include the faith-based feature Train Wreck Love, based upon the 2011 Kairos Award winning screenplay Under The Apple Tree. Principal photography is scheduled for summer 2014 in Los Angeles; and the new media parody Encino SCI written by Mike Bencivenga. Pat is a consulting producer on the feature Finding The Sweet Spot which is in development. As an actress Pat has graced the stage Off Broadway and on Theatre Row in LA. She has brought her talents to numerous TV and film projects, most recently Sebastien, a psychological thriller starring Cathy Moriarty, James McCaffrey and Eric Roberts; and Airplane vs Volcano with Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Dean Cain and Robin Givens. Additionally information can be found on her website (www.patpatterson.me).
Roy McDonald (Producer) Movie Ranch Entertainment
Roy McDonald is an award-winning writer, producer, director, editor, and founder of Movie Ranch Entertainment. A former partner at Ball & Chain Studios McDonald directed and animated opens for MTV, HBO, Cinemax, and the WWE, often enhanced with Special Visual Effects including Elicon motion-control, rotoscoping, and green-screen. As a filmmaker McDonald has several short films to his credit including A Younger Man and Far As The Eye Can See (aka Abandoned Heart), which he wrote, produced, directed and edited. The film won Best Short (US) at the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival and was lauded for its “landscape cinema.” He was a development and creative consultant on a feature-film adaptation of the NY Times Bestselling children’s book, The Boy of Steel including development of the business plan and writing a draft of the screenplay. He was a producer on Junction joining the team early in development where he was instrumental in helping craft the business plan, budget, and cut the original teaser trailer. On set he served as line-producer and production manager and shepherded the all-digital workflow. He is currently developing several feature projects including The Grieving, a supernatural horror-thriller he wrote and will direct.
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)
Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory diverse career has straddled the worlds of concert music, film, and video games. In 2012, Austin’s soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game Journey became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score, also winning two British Academy Awards, a DICE Award, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN’s “Overall Music of the Year,” along with five Game Audio Network Guild awards, and a host of others. Excerpts from the score have been performed all over the world since its release, including by such as ensembles as the National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Colorado Symphony and Pacific Symphony. Austin’s score for the earlier game flOw made him the youngest composer ever to receive a British Academy Award nomination and also won him a wide variety of other game industry accolades, including the Game Audio Network Guild’s “Rookie of the Year.” An orchestral version of this music has been performed at the Smithsonian Museum as a part of their “Art of Games” exhibit; flOw is currently on display at MoMA in New York City. Austin’s film work including the Sundance-winning films Captain Abu Raed and Grace, along with over 40 other indie features such as A Little Help (starring Jenna Fischer), The River Why (starring Zach Gilford and William Hurt) and Dark Summer. 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. Recent projects include location mixing on “The Amazing Spiderman 2,” Apple iPhone commercials, and sound design work for Patron Tequila. Greg maintains a diverse clientele, and provides a wide array of audio services. 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