Sean was born in Washington D.C. The youngest of four, he was raised in Silver Spring/Olney Maryland and graduated from Sherwood High School. He moved west and graduated from UCLA four years later. Like most actors, he worked as a waiter while studying and performing at the famed Groundling Theater and Playhouse West. His break came doing commercials and his first film, The People Under the Stairs. Sean has worked in every genre of film and television. (Except a Western. He really wants to do a Western) He is also an acting coach, writer, producer, looper, acting teacher and heads the comedy department at Studio 4: James Franco's Film & Acting School in North Hollywood. He is a father of two beautiful daughters.
Summer Qing is a native of Beijing, and graduated from Beijing Film Academy's renowned performing division. She made an attention-grabbing film debut as the female lead in Kaige Chen's 1990 Cannes Film Festival-competing Life on a String (Life on a String), about a pair of blind musicians in a rural village. Qing's naturalistic performance contributed greatly to the film, which cemented Chen's reputation as one of the foremost international filmmakers. Soon after, she played the lead in the film of another acclaimed director, Zifeng Ling's Kuang (Crazy), and was nominated for Best Actress at one of China's top film awards, the Hundred Flowers awards. The TV series, "Close to Forbidden City", then shot her to fame across the country as a sweet-natured ingénue.
In 1996, she starred in the Chinese historical epic, The Emperor's Shadow (The Emperor's Shadow), which is a fictionalized account of China's first emperor and his relationship with a court musician. In official competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival, the film was widely recognized for its vast scope and breathtaking visuals. Qing's leading men were You Ge, one of China's most popular actors today, and Jiang Wen, the internationally renowned actor and director. Testament to her popularity then was Disney's choice to have her voice the part of Mulan, an important Chinese folk figure, in the dubbed Chinese version of their 1998 worldwide hit animated movie. That period also saw her play memorable parts in such TV series as Sun Rise in the East, Rain in the West and Coming and Going. Most Chinese TV audiences remember her from the 2000 big-budget China Central Television landmark production of Laughing in the Wind (The Legendary Swordsman), which was based on a popular martial arts novel by Louis Cha.
She continued to play regularly in films and TV series over the course of the next decade. In 2007, she was featured in the Hong Kong action movie, Flash Point, which was a box-office hit across Asia. Most memorably, she played the pivotal part of Soong Ching-ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen and an honored historical figure known to every Chinese person, in the hugely successful 2009 film The Founding of a Republic. The film was made to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China and produced by China Film Group and DMG Entertainment, which is also one of the producers behind Looper. For that role, she won a Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won the same prize at the Macau International Film Festival.
In 2011, Qing joined the cast of Looper. Director Rian Johnson acclaimed her as the perfect figure for Chinese women. Qing worked with Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt in her first Hollywood production. Looper got released worldwide on September 28th, 2012.
Josh left his home in Louisiana and moved to California to pursue his passion for acting. One of the hurdles Josh has had to jump... over and over again... is the fact that he has Down Syndrome. Regardless of any disability, Josh will never let anything stop him from following his dreams.
Josh has starred in various Television roles. His turn as 3-Eyed-Dog-Boy on American Misfits is a must see... keep lots of newspaper handy. He guest starred on VH1's Free Radio as a libido driven intern named Buttons. He's also found luck on the big-screen starring in the touching short film Wundekammer which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Josh landed a supporting role in the film American Cowslip, starring alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Val Kilmer, Rip Torn, Peter Falk, Diane Ladd, and the legendary Cloris Leachman.
Josh can be seen in Looper with Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt and Bruce Willis, which hits theatre screens in 2012. He recently worked on the film Coffee Town by writer/director Brad Copeland and producer Ricky Van Veen.
Regardless of any close-minded naysayers he may "offend" along the way, Josh Perry is hell-bent on making with the funny.
Carly Peeters was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. When her family moved to the mainland, first to Pennsylvania then to California, she discovered performing opportunities not available in Hawaii. She quickly fell in love with acting and convinced her folks to stay on the Mainland instead of returning to Hawaii. She has made guest star appearances on Nickelodeon's React to That and Amazon's Gortimer's Life on Normal Street. Carly's first ongoing role was as a co-host on L.A. City Works which was a public service program educating viewers on environmental issues in Los Angeles. She has since starred in independent feature films such as Little Loopers, Ghost Squad and Christmas Trade. Not limited to just acting, Carly is a skilled dancer, singer, and plays the piano, ukulele and guitar. She is an active member of her high school equestrian team and award winning show choir. In 2015 she won the title of Miss Junior Teen California.
Born in Santa Monica, California, to a show business family, Bruce Winant is the son of well-known character actor H.M. Wynant, network executive and Emmy Hall of Fame inductee Ethel Winant, brother of producer/director Scott Winant and new music percussionist William Winant. He has made a name for himself on the Broadway stage, having appeared in "An American in Paris", "La Cage Aux Folles" ('11 Revival), "The Phantom of the Opera", "Fiddler on the Roof" ('04 revival), "Chicago", "Ragtime", "Miss Saigon", "My Favorite Year", the original L.A. cast of "Les Miserables" and the national tours of "Chicago", "Phantom of the Opera" and "La Cage...". He appeared off-Broadway as Pasquale in "The Most Happy Fella" with the NY City Opera, as Al Jolson in "Jolson and Company" and in regional theaters across the country. He has also appeared in films and TV shows over the years, including as a regular on the NBC series First Years and recurring roles on Law & Order. Bruce also runs, along with 'Dann Fink', one of the top "loop groups" in NY, "Loopers Unlimited". He is featured on the recordings "Les Miserables the Complete Symphonic Recording" (Grammy Award), "The Complete Miss Saigon", "Lucky Stiff" and the original cast recording of "Fiddler", "Ragtime" (Grammy Nomination) and "My Favorite Year". Bruce lives in West Milford, New Jersey, with his wife Kristin and has two children, Arden Winant and Jayce Winant.
Dann is co-owner, with Bruce Winant, of Loopers Unlimited, a prominent Loop Group and ADR Voice Casting business based in New York. A native of Los Angeles, a former Groundling and LA Theatresports member, he relocated to back East in 1991 to join the Broadway company of "Les Miserables". He has an extensive theatrical resume of both directing and acting, in addition to his film work as a writer and actor. Dann's awards include a Promax Gold Muse Award for Comedy Central's "The Ameri-Cans!" and a Bistro Award for his work with Bryan Batt (Mad Men; Jeffrey) on "Bryan Batt: Live at the Met!", and "Best Actor in a New Work" from the NJ Star Ledger.
With extensive Broadway roots, Dann has directed the award winning "Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival".
He is in development with a UK transfer of "The Dice House", and Larry Brenner's new comedy and FringeNYC hit, "Saving Throw Versus Love."
Andrew Hyatt is the award winning writer/director of "Full of Grace", "The Last Light", and "The Frozen." Hyatt's passion is in the creation of content that is deeply personal, seeking to tell stories that delve deeper into the drama of the human condition. Exploring good and evil, truth and beauty. His film "Full of Grace" is the first film in history to focus on the final days of Mary of Nazareth. Released by Cinedigm in January of 2016, the film has been praised for its unique insight into the humanity of often generically portrayed Biblical figures and has been credited as paving the way towards a new genre of films termed "Sacred Art House". Hyatt has appeared in numerous national magazines, radio programs, and panels to discuss his approach on filmmaking. "Full of Grace" has been screened around the world and has received numerous awards and festival nominees, including best screenplay of 2016 by the Vatican's own film festival in Rome. It will release theatrically in Italy and Spain in 2017.
Hyatt began his filmmaking career in a variety of executive and creative roles and has been involved in 17 produced feature films ranging in budget sizes from $150k to $150M along with numerous short form content and commercials. With Crystal Sky Pictures, Hyatt oversaw the development of several films including Neil Marshall's "Doomsday" and as head of development for Mpower Pictures, Hyatt was instrumental in the development and production of multiple films including "The Stoning of Soraya M." (winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and winner of best feature at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival).
Hyatt has written projects for a number of high profile producers including Graham King (Argo, The Departed, The Aviator), Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers, GI Joe), Steve McEveety (Passion of the Christ, Braveheart) and XYZ Films (The Raid). He's also been a collaborator on creative material and crafted content for a variety of high profile individuals including adventurer Bear Grylls and Isaac Slade of The Fray.
Hyatt is also the writer/director of "The Frozen", starring Brit Morgan (True Blood) and Noah Segan (Brick, Looper). The film was acquired by Arc Entertainment/ Ketchup Entertainment and was released in December 2012. Hyatt then went on to write/direct the mind bending psychological thriller, "The Last Light", starring Ed Quinn (Eureka), Jeff Fahey (Lawnmower Man, Machete) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2, American History X). The film was the winner of the Best Thriller Feature at the 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival and was acquired and released by Gravitas Ventures in 2014.
Hyatt is an alum of Loyola Marymount University. He is repped by Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Peter C. Sample at Jackoway Tyerman
Sandy Rustin is an actress, voiceover artist and writer based in New York City. Her musical (book/lyrics), the 2012 Off-Broadway hit RATED P ... for Parenthood, is in development with ABC Studios. Her comedy, THE COTTAGE, is slated to open in NYC in 2016/2017, while her newest play, STRUCK, is scheduled to have its world premiere at NJ REP in the summer of 2016.
Since 2001, Sandy has worked regularly with Loopers Unlimited, a prominent NYC Loop Group. Her voice can be heard in hundreds of television shows & films. After graduating from Northwestern University's prestigious theater department she has been working consistently in multiple genres with some of the best directors in the business (Steven Soderberg, The Coen brothers, etc.) Sandy has guest starred on Comedy Central's, Inside Amy Schumer and regularly appears at New York's The Upright Citizen's Brigade in "Gravid Water" (named "Best ImprovShow" by Time Out NY).
She is married to producer, Evan Fleischer, EVP at Believe Entertainment.
Mr. Mintz is a visionary entrepreneur, recognized worldwide as one of the most influential shapers of the global entertainment industry. Mintz is the innovation engine behind DMG, having built the company from a TVC production house to a global entertainment brand. Recently, DMG successfully completed its largest IP acquisition of Valiant Entertainment's massive comic book universe and co-created new brand icon Mini Marilyn and moved into technology with the launch of China's first complete home entertainment platform in partnership with Alibaba and Hunan Media.
As a filmmaker and Hollywood producer, Mintz has achieved trailblazing success having produced a string of global box office #1s including the record-setting mega-blockbuster Iron Man 3 (2013) and the critically-acclaimed international sci-fi hit Looper (2012). Mintz's latest production is the extreme action reboot of Point Break (2015), in theaters this year.
|Dane Allan Smith
Dane Allan Smith is known for his work on for his work on Deadpool (2016), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). He is a Los Angeles based Producer, specializing in Post-Production vendor management and client facing communication.
EDUCATION Smith was educated at York University, Toronto graduating in Commuincations in 1984.
CAREER In 1999, Smith founded Menithings Productions which contributed visual effects for HELLBOY and produced The Freak and Terra, the two CGI Animated Films went on to win over 100 awards and were developed as feature length CG Animated features. He led the company's push into original feature film production culminating with the 2008 release of BATTLE FOR TERRA. He has been the visual effects producer on some of the most artistically challenging vfx projects, including, BUNRAKU, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2, THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN & LOOPER
For his work on BATTLE FOR TERRA , he won the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival. His work on stereoscopic conversion includes the production on Director James Camerons DEEP SEA CHALLENGE with Management of over 1400 shots featuring modelling, lighting, particle animation, compositing and stereoscopic conversion.
In 2010 he joined the Gnomon School of Visual effects as faculty where he instructs students in courses that include Virtual Reality Production, The History of Visual Effects and Stereoscopic Filmaking techniques and practices. In 2015 he managed the VFX Production of the Oscar Nominated feature ANOMALISA directed by Charlie Kaufman.
Raised by nomadic parents, Jordan has visited 49 states and 23 countries. Adventure was a mainstay of their travels and gave her the opportunity - sometimes many - to luge down volcanoes in New Zealand, fossil hunt across the American southwest, indulge in month-long camping expeditions and meet isolated cultures around the world, including meeting one of the first Aboriginal kids in the Northern Territory of Australia to decline acceptance to a western boarding school. She also found time to hold cobras in Morocco and wear emperor scorpions on her head.
She received BAs in Journalism and Biology from the University of Richmond. After graduating, she bolted for the southern hemisphere. While living in Melbourne, Australia, she worked for renowned chocolatier Kristen Tibballs.
After returning to the United States, she turned her focus to writing and was accepted to the University of Southern California's Writing for Screen and Television MFA program in 2012.
While there, she was selected for two of James Franco's projects, in which she wrote a short film for The Labyrinth and co-wrote a feature, Don Quixote. She also wrote a short, Luna, produced in association with Universal Pictures (2015).
In 2014, she was selected for the writing fellowship for DMG Entertainment (Looper, Iron Man 3). In 2015, she was selected as a finalist for the Universal Emerging Writers' Fellowship.
Giona Ostinelli is a versatile and expressive composer whose diverse musical style ranges from orchestral to contemporary. Films Giona has scored have received critical acclaim in many film festivals all over the world, including the Cannes International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Cincinnati International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, among others. Giona was privileged to have been mentored by film music legend Alan Silvestri, who said "His [Giona's] music is truly inspired, and he brings just the right musical sensibility to the picture..."
Eclectic, a scoring chameleon, Giona has scored more than 20 feature films with a wide variety of musical styles ranging from orchestral to pop, rock to electronic, EDM to intimate chamber music ensemble; multiple commercials for top brands such as AT&T, East West Bank, among others; as well as a theater production for the leading Russian theater company.
Giona's credits include Two-bit Waltz (starring Academy Award Nominees William H. Macy and David Paymer, written and directed by Clara Mamet, daughter of David Mamet), Junior Eye (nickelodeon), Indigenous (an official selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival), Ritual (Lionsgate), Ghost Squad (starring Kevin Nealon), and TOBIO: THE PUPPET MASTER, a "highlight of the Moscow theater season" from an award-winning director George Dolmazyan.
Some of Giona's upcoming projects include The Boat Builder (starring Christopher Lloyd and Jane Kaczmarek), Loopers (starring Rob Morrow, Mark Moses and Natalie Imbruglia), Opening Night (directed by Jack Robbins, the son of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, starring Anthony Rapp), Recovery (starring Samuel Larsen), and Little Miss Perfect (starring Lilla Crawford).
Giona was born and raised in Switzerland, where he began his musical education at the age of 5 playing drums and piano. As a child, he could only dream about being a composer for film and television. It wasn't until he attended Berklee College of Music that he was able to envision a path to becoming a film composer. After obtaining a degree in film scoring from Berklee, Giona attended the prestigious USC's Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program to further his studies. While at USC Giona has broken a record of the amount of short films scored in nine months (over 30).
Jami Sieber is an American musician and composer who uses voice and an electronic cello, which she describes as "a cello having an out-of-body experience" since it has no sound box (or lower body), just a fingerboard with strings connected to an electronic amplifier and a looper. She has played professionally for several decades, beginning with classical and moving to folk and then to progressive rock, from 1979 to 1984 playing with the band "Rumors of the Big Wave", which was based in Seattle where she won the Northwest Area Music Association (NAMA) Award for Best Rock Instrumentalist.
Her solo career has been an experimental exploration of sound and mind. She has worked with fellow musicians, dancers, poets, filmmakers and even elephants. She has composed for films including "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning" (2014); "Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton" (2013); "Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?" (2010); "Jews and Buddhism" (1999), and her music can be heard in the video game "Braid" (2008). Her genre has been described as New Age or World music with a sound that is at once "ethereal" and "hard-edged".
She has performed throughout North America as well as France, Italy, the Balkans, Russia, China, and Thailand. In Thailand she has played music for and with elephants. She has recorded at least seven CDs. Sieber lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
|Ian Thomas Cassidy
Ian Cassidy is a filmmaker whose love for film extends back to his earliest childhood when he first began watching movies. Ian made the transition to a career in film while studying at university, inspired by a class in which he Co-Directed and shot his first film, a documentary on a local community garden at his school. Following graduation and an excursion across the globe, Ian moved to Los Angeles in order to gain on set experience as a Production Assistant, Grip and Assistant Camera. A cinephile at heart, some of Ian's favorite films include The Game, Looper, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Drive.
|David H Swingler
David H. Swingler is a writer, novelist, poet, playwright, actor, 'script doctor,' Hollywood script ghost-writer, theme park entertainment designer, and screenplay author. He was born into poverty October 29, 1948 in Pasadena, California. Troubled family life resulted in a childhood of physical abuse and neglect; by the age of 6 he was a Ward of the State of California in a foster home. Then, from age 7 to 9 he lived in a dark, dungeon-like orphanage near Downtown Los Angeles, not unlike that described in Dickens' Oliver Twist.
As a writer Swingler discovered "These are the things dreams are made of." Hunger. Want. Yearning. Real experiences. Imagination. School-of-life experiences joined with world travels to exotic cities and villages around the world give Swingler's writing style a flare of gritty reality.
After leaving the orphanage, Swingler grew up in the San Fernando Valley and later Malibu. He attended Dixie Canyon Elementary School, Robert A. Milliken Jr. Hi School and one year at Ulysses S. Grant High School in the San Fernando Valley. After the move to Malibu he finished his schooling at Pacific Palisades High School.
As a youth Swingler grew up listening to his uncle Richard Merrick, a Hollywood veteran sound technician and looper, tell stories of film-making at Fox and MGM studios where he worked with directors like Howard Hawks, John Huston, George Cukor, Billy Wilder, and personally looped actors like John Wayne, Elvis Presley, James Cagney, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis. Swingler grew up hearing about film-making first hand: "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds," "The Horse Soldiers," "Some Like It Hot" - as they were being made.
He attended Cal State Northridge in 1967 majoring in Literature, with minor in Psychology. He studied Theater.
Over the next decades he learned four foreign languages - Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French - and traveled around the world: Brazil, India, Peru, France, Cambodia, Italy, China, Japan, Israel-Palestine, Thailand, Egypt, Mexico, England, Canada, Germany, Greece and Switzerland.
His personal academic field found focus in ancient cultures: the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. During 20 years of intense hands-on experience with history and artifacts, he built a personal library of 3,400 volumes on these ancient cultures, and became a Consultant to various entertainment projects needing expertise in costuming, architecture, artifacts and props. Ancillary to artifacts and arts he delved into ancient religions and Mythologies, as well as living religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
By his late 20's, the combined study and experience in the storytelling of literature, film, plays, poetry and psychology eventually synthesized into an intuitive sense for Jungian symbolism - and the Jungian Archetypal characters found in the Jungian Archetypal "Journeys" - both the Masculine and Feminine Psyche Journey perspectives. He began to collect scripts - Oscar winning and Oscar nominated scripts - and to study the best of the Craft. The stage was set.
Among many Hollywood introductions, acquaintances and friendships developed were such Star talents as Billy Barty, James Whitmore, Rod Serling, John Saxon, Piper Laurie, Stephanie Powers, Christopher Plummer, the beloved Dudley Moore (sadly missed), Ron Howard, Rex Harrison, Richard Kiel, George Maharis, Henry Fonda, Steve McQueen, Eddie Albert, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Depp (3 days on set Nightmare On Elm Street), and Directors like Paul Mazursky and Irvin Kershner, Swingler gained wide insight into film-making and philosophy. He also was introduced to parties who wrote and sold scripts to film studios for movies and TV - and was given the opportunity to write: first as story consultant, then as script doctor, then as full ghostwriter - well paid but always uncredited. Most of his work was produced; when produced, he was proud to note that seldom had any changes been made in his pages - sometimes an entire script.
In 1986 Swingler informed his clients that he wanted to start writing under his own name. Having no credits, and contractually prohibited from naming names and projects, he could not get his work seen or read. About this same time inquiries for consulting on several historically-themed entertainment parks came his way. By 1988 he set aside Hollywood for theme park entertainment design, with conceptual contributions to many projects including the new Caesar's Palace and Luxor in Las Vegas; the visitor's center at the Alamo, Texas; and the basic waterways concept for Universal Studio's "Islands of Adventure" now on three continents. Several other major projects are in the works around the world: USA, Egypt, and China.
In 2011 through 2013 Swingler returned to Egypt after the January 25 Revolution - where his relationships in Egypt, continued as a trusted friend of high government officials in all 4 new post-revolution governments; he maintains a friendship at Egypt's famous EMPC Studios - the "Hollywood of the Middle East." (See photos with Egyptian Gov officials and EMPC Founder / CEO Egyptian Director Mamdouh El-Leithy.)
Since Egypt's "Second Revolution" of June 30, 2013 Swingler divides his time between working with the new Interim Civilian Government in which he knows 4 of the new Ministers, moving forward his two Cultural Egyptology Theme Parks "The Glories of Egypt" and "Cleopatra's Alexandria"; he continues writing scripts for film, and conceptualizing story-telling historical-cultural based theme parks and theme park story-ride entertainments.
Sebastian is a native to the south but claims New York & LA as home. He received a BFA in Film and a double major in English from NYU.
In his last year at NYU Sebastian directed a super 16mm short called Accidents Will Happen starring Austin Pendleton.
A year later, his first screenplay Running Out of Angels was a semi-finalist in Miramax's inaugural Project Greenlight contest. Most recently, the producer of Fruitvale Station and Dope was attached to produce. Sebastian has subsequently developed the film into a trilogy, set to go into production in 2016.
He last directed a short, dark comedy called The Astral Plane, starring Noah Segan (Looper, Brick).
He's repped for Lit by Madhouse.
The multi-talented native Austinite, Ty Suite, born Tyrone Gordon, is constantly working on screen, behind the scenes, and on stage. He is a screen actor, recording artist, and fine artist who can draw anything on paper and digitally.
No stranger to the stage, at the age of two years old. Ty was singing and leading songs in the church choir. As an adult, he has integrated percussion, keys, and looper technology on iPad into his live performances as a choir director and solo artist. Since 2000 he was known internationally under the stage name TDG for over a decade as a rap-singer but in 2016 he became known as Ty Suite the "Voice Guitar, iPhone-drummer, Loop Artist".
Ty emerged on the acting scene in high school when he performed his first role on the TV movie "Two For Texas." He went on to work for CBS as a floor director and camera operator, for nearly four years, while he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications at Huston-Tillotson University. After leaving CBS, he returned to film and TV, acting on the film "Man of The House" and TV series "Friday Night Lights". Since then Ty Suite has continued to work on television, film, commercial, and web productions in various occupations in front of and behind the camera.
Bradley Greer is an award winning content producer and post-production specialist. From production to post, Bradley's career has spanned multiple disciplines allowing him to cultivate a holistic perspective of both the technical and artistic process of making movies. Attracted to the black box of filmmaking, he began his post-production career in the negative processing department of a film lab, ambitiously worked his way up the ranks to becoming a photochemical color timer, and eventually a highly sought after digital colorist. He has helped to build and manage multiple post-production facilities, serving as the V.P. of Post-Production and Senior Colorist. Bradley has been recognized for his work in American Cinematographer and been invited to speak on behalf of Kodak, Sony, and Avid.
Bradley is the founder and senior colorist at Kyotocolor. Kyotocolor is a highly specialized boutique dedicated to delivering digital intermediate color grading to feature films. Kyotocolor also offers additional support to production with innovative workflows, post-production consultation, color management, and engineering. Recent notable credits include Man Down, Criminal, 12 Years A Slave ( 2014 Best Picture Oscar winner ), Spike Lee's Old Boy, Lee Daniel's The Butler, The Iceman, Paperboy, G.I. Joe 2, Killing Them Softly, Hateship Loveship, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Exeter, and Looper.
Athos Kyriakides has been working in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, London and South Africa, as a Writer, Director and Script Editor for the last 13 years.
He started out in Los Angeles with U.S. company October Films in 1999 as an intern working in Development and Acquisitions. During his time there he worked on a range of acclaimed international films (including Being John Malkovich, Topsy Turvy, The Idiots, The Apostle and Traffic).
He moved to London in 2001 and for several years worked as a Story-Editor/Script Consultant for the British Film Council, Film Four, BBC Drama, Momentum Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He consulted on a range of projects including Source Code, Looper, Cloud Atlas, A Dangerous Method, The Fighter, Now Is Good, On The Road, and Seven Psychopaths.
He has written more than 150 episodes of e-tv's prime-time soap drama Scandal between 2005 and 2008 in South Africa. He was also the Head Writer of the crime drama series Mshika-shika for M-NET's Mzansi Magic, directing 3 episodes in 2012. Most recently he was the Head Writer of post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi, Room 9 produced by Dv8 Films for SABC1, directing 2 episodes.
In 2013, he wrote the now in production, feature documentary, Mandela's Gun, for British filmmaker John Irvin, and is currently the Senior Resident writer for daily drama Isidingo.
Chris Hume graduated from Bard College in New York with a degree in Cinema. He also won the Maya Deren Prize in his graduating class - for excellence and commitment to Cinema. Chris' parents are Alexis Gershwin and writer, Edward Hume.
After moving to Los Angeles, Chris formed "Shoot and Run Productions", under which he produced numerous documentaries. His projects have taken him from the streets of Havana, Cuba, to the volcanic slopes of Montserrat, to the subway tunnels of Los Angeles, to the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast, to the barrios of Caracas Venezuela, and most recently, across ten thousand miles of American Heartland in 'Red State Road Trip".
Chris is an editor by trade, having made a career editing movie trailers. Some of his feature film trailers included "Fahrenheit 9/11", "Corpse Bride", "Looper", "Shakespeare In Love", "Rush Hour", "Waiting for Superman", and "Amelie". Chris produced and edited a tribute featurette on Alejandro G. Inarritu for the LACMA fundraiser, 2015.
Other Trailers and Featurettes of note include, Confessions of an Eco Terrorist" (The story of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society), "How to Train Your Dragon 2", "Ice Age 5", "Orgasm, Inc. and "Charles Shulz' Peanuts Movie".
Chris has won Key Art Awards for "Don't Drink Your Juice in the Hood", "Men in Black", "Rush Hour", "The Bridge", "Looper", and most recently "Alice: Through the Looking Glass". He won a Golden Trailer Award for "Fahrenheit 9/11".
Chris lives in Los Angeles, CA. where he produces and edits films and documentaries.
Steven Walton was born in Christchurch in 1999, recently getting into film, and starting his first projects. He enjoys to write and directs short films, and aspires to be like Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson and Spike Jonze. Steven is into his films and watches as many films as he can. His favorite films are Prisoners, Looper and The Dark Knight. He is already planning and writing his Directional debut.