Chris Potter was born in Toronto, Canada. He grew up in London, Ont. As a child, his parents instilled in him, a love of academics, art and athletics. He was in his 20's before he realized this. His professional acting career began seemingly overnight. He was 'discovered' in an amateur play and swept into the professional world of acting. Grateful for absolutely everything in his life, Chris chose to stay true to what meant most to him when making career decisions. He and his wife,Karen have raised 4 children. Together, they have shared the ups and downs of an unpredictable profession and through it all stayed close to family and friends.
Within two years of graduating from the York University film program, Craig produced and directed the campy cult classic "Revenge, of the Radioactive Reporter" which was picked up for international distribution by MCA/Universal. Craig went on to direct the horror flick, "The Dark" starring Stephen McHattie, Brion James and Neve Campbell which sold to HBO and Polygram Filmed Entertainment.
Craig then began directing several television series including "Psi Factor" for CBS/Eyemark, "Goosebumps" for the Fox Network, "Zack Files" for YTV, and "Life with Derek" for the Disney Channel, which was broadcast in 125 countries. With over sixty episodic credits, Mr. Pryce has received four Director Guild nominations and two Gemini nominations.
Mr. Pryce has recently directed several television movies including the romantic comedies "I Me Wed" and "Double Wedding". He also directed six "The Good Witch" movies, the longest running and highest rated television movie series for Hallmark starring Catherine Bell (Jag, Army Wives) and Chris Potter (Heartland).
Craig recently wrapped the romantic comedy "Fir Crazy" starring Sarah Lancaster (Chuck), as well as seventh installment of "The Good Witch" and has several television projects in development.
The Philadelphia-born cinematographer cut his teeth at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. While enrolled there, Henkels attended classes with students who would quickly rise to the forefront of the film industry, including Tarsem Singh, Zack Snyder and Michael Bay. Henkels collaborated with all three, helping to inform their striking visual language via Tarsem's iconic videos for R.E.M. ("Losing My Religion") and Suzanne Vega ("Tired of Sleeping"), Snyder's early Samaria film A Moment Alive, and Bay's deliriously over-the-top World War II-set Coca-Cola commercial.
Upon graduating from Art Center, a highlight of Henkels' early professional experience was shooting gorgeous video-art industrial pieces masterminded by influential IBM Thinkpad designer Richard Sapper. Henkels also went on to work with renowned avant-gardist Robert Wilson (The Black Rider), shooting compelling video portraits of Sean Penn, Peter Stormare and Juliette Binoche.
This led Henkels to shoot music videos for alternative, rap and punk artists such as Alkaline Trio, Linkin Park, Easy-E and Suicidal Tendencies before transitioning into commercials during the dot-com boom, setting out on a 20+ year run as a highly regarded commercial cinematographer, joining forces with esteemed directors such as Olivier Gondry, Malcolm Venville and the Snorri Brothers.
From there, Henkels built a formidable repertoire of documentaries. He shot Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers (A Taste of Nate) and Chris Potter (Open Minds: Chris Potter Underground), the former winning Best Documentary at FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood in 2006, and the latter taking home the Best CinemaJAZZ Award at Kansas City FilmFest in 2012. Included in this array is Red Summer, a pilot for Sundance channel about the declining salmon population in an isolated Eskimo village based off the book by director Bill Carter (Miss Sarajevo), produced by Jordan Roberts (The Kid Stays in the Picture). Henkels also made a behind-the-scenes documentary of The Matrix with director Josh Oreck, titled The Matrix Revisited.
As for his feature film work, Henkels is responsible for the title sequence and second unit work for Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) on The Life Before Her Eyes, starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood.
Henkels' cinematography skill is on full display in the upcoming feature Mall, adapted from an Eric Bogosian novel, starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Mimi Rogers and James Frenchville. Mall boasts a score composed by members of Linkin Park, and is directed by Linkin Park's Joe Hahn (his second collaboration); Henkels' first film with Hahn was a sci-fi, special effects-driven short, The Seed, which won Best Short Film at Denver's Festivus Film Festival in 2008, and the Outstanding Cinematography Award at the Newport Beach Veneration Film Fest in 2007.
Henkels just finished a highly regarded Mel Brooks feature documentary slated for the American Masters on PBS, executive-produced by Susan Lacy and directed by Robert Trachtenberg. On the strength of these high-profile projects, Henkels' expanding presence in feature-length cinema will expose his singular talents to broader audiences than ever before.
Ben Rubin (aka Benny Cha Cha) is a bassist, producer, (re-)mixer, and composer. From performing at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Cannes Film Festival with Dred Scott Trio to producing remixes for Killah Priest and Karsh Kale, Brooklyn-based Rubin is comfortable in any musical setting. He has played and recorded with a diversity of artists, including Patti Smith, Courtney Love, Mary J. Blige, Marshall Crenshaw, and his own critically acclaimed, genre-bending band Mudville (winner of a 2008 Independent Music Award for Electronica Song of the Year for "Wicked".) Jazz Times lauded his playing for its "deep, exploratory tone."
With more than 80 album credits to his name, Rubin was named a "Rising Star" producer in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 DownBeat Critics' Polls for his work for the SmallsLive record label where he has produced and mixed over 30 records with jazz greats including Larry Goldings, Louis Hayes, Tom Harrell, Peter Bernstein, Johnny O'Neal, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roy Hargrove, Eddie Henderson, Mulgrew Miller, Seamus Blake, Cyrille Aimeé and many others.
He is scoring director Nelson Kim's feature film debut, Someone Else, and has composed and recorded the scores for three short films: Paul Pope & Sridhar Reddy's 7x6x2, Nelson Kim's Long Distance and Geoff Quan's The Other Way Round. Rubin and his music have also appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows including: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Going Down in La-La Land, Once More with Feeling, Slutty Summer, "The Backyardagans," "Regenesis," and "Strada" (Finland).