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THE CREATIVE TEAM |


DIRECTOR | AMY FINKEL
Amy FinkelAmy Finkel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, designer, photographer, and writer. She is the founder and creative director of Sailor Beware, an agency that specializes in web design and video work. She is an instructor at both NYU and Parsons The New School for Design, where she teaches classes in photography, documentary filmmaking, and web design. Amy has served as a judge for IDA's Documentary Achievement Awards and for New York Festivals. Amy also acts as a 'Doctor' for New York Foundation for the Arts' "Doctor's Hours for Filmmakers." Amy holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, as well as a BA in Theater from Connecticut College. Amy's documentary, "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," was nominated for the Pare Lorentz Award by the IDA. Her first feature documentary, "FUREVER," premiered at Hot Docs in 2013 and has since screened in over 50 film festivals worldwide. It's being distributed by PBS and FilmBuff (Cinetic). A native of Seattle, Amy lives in Brooklyn, NY.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | ELIZA FLUG, GAIA INDIE FILMS
Eliza FlugEliza grew up in Aspen and Seattle and graduated from Denison University. She studied film and photography through Parsons-Cannon Institute and the Pont-Aven School of Art in Brittany and Rhode Island School of Design. She is the Executive Producer of the controversial CTE documentary, " United States of Football" and also Associate Producer for Ari Seth Cohen's "Advanced Style," based on his best selling book. Eliza is in-production with her next project, "Goodnight Lawrence Welk," which stars many of the remaining cast members of the legendary television family.
NARRATION | ILLEANA DOUGLAS
Illeana DouglasIlleana Douglas is an actress, writer, and producer. She studied at The Neighborhood Playhouse. While working in New York as a stand up comedian and sketch comedy artist, she got a job "screaming" for Martin Scorsese's Last Temptation of Christ. This lead to a long working relationship in the films New York Stories, Goodfellas, and Cape Fear. She received critical acclaim as the suspicious sister of Matt Dillon in To Die For, as Denise Waverly in Grace of My Heart, and Roberta in Ghost World. On television she has appeared in Entourage, Ugly Betty, and received an Emmy nomination as Angela on Six Feet Under.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY | GREGG DE DOMENICO
Gregg De DomenicoGregg de Domenico is a New York-based filmmaker. Born in New York City, raised in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and a '99 graduate of UMASS-Amherst, Gregg has been working in the film business for almost 12 years. As a Local 600/ICG camera assistant and operator, he has worked on over 300 commercials, 100 music videos and multiple feature length films. His feature film credits include "Spiderman 3", "Junebug", "Neil Young: Heart of Gold", "Dave Chappelle's Block Party", "Ceremony", "Little Children", and "Che". Currently, Gregg is pursuing a career as a Director/Director of Photography. He has shot 2 feature documentaries slated to be released by 2013, "Gagetown" and "Made in Japan." Gregg's narrative directorial debut, the award-winning short film HIP PRIEST (2011), is currently in film festivals.
EDITOR | LILA PLACE
Lila PlaceLILA PLACE is a documentary film editor and director who got her start in the editing rooms of Woody Allen and Spike Lee. As an editor she's worked on numerous films that have won awards at top film festivals including Silverdocs, IDFA, Hot Docs and Full Frame and aired nationally as well as internationally. She has also directed several short films, including UNDER THE ROLLER COASTER, which won best short at Slamdance and screened at the MoMA and was broadcast on PBS.
COMPOSER | TYLER SARGENT
Tyler SargentTyler Sargent is a professional musician who records and tours with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, a band whose self-released debut record has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide. His work "Blue Turning Grey," which he composed, recorded, and mixed himself, appeared in the film "Whip It," and other compositions by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have appeared in many films including, "Choke," "The Great Buck Howard," "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," "The Virginity Hit," "The Art of Getting By," and in the TV series, "The Office" and "Parenthood." Tyler has also composed and recorded music with James Lavino and Stephen Van Dyck for the "The Hole Story," a film directed by Alex Karpovsky. He plays several instruments, including the double bass, piano, guitar, banjo, drums, and a variety of old analog synthesizers.  He studied music theory, electronic and computer music, and the double bass at Connecticut College, where he composed music for theater and dance. Tyler currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
ILLUSTRATOR | JOE INFURNARI
Joe InfurnariJoe was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. After completing an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts program at McMaster University, he studied painting and printmaking at Yale University's Graduate School of Fine Art in New Haven, Connecticut. He currently lives in Brooklyn, and works as an illustrator in New York City. Recent books include Marathon, done with Boaz Yakin and Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues, with Glenn Eichler.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | WARREN ETHEREDGE
Warren EtheredgeWarren Etheredge has conducted over 2,000 interviews ― in print, on camera, on stage ― with a wide range of filmmakers, authors, personalities and smarties including Amy Sedaris, Darren Aronofsky, Michael Pollan, Charlie Kaufman, Naomi Watts, Salman Rushdie, Robert Duvall, Alexander Payne, Nora Ephron, Augusten Burroughs, Michael Lewis and Chuck Palahniuk. He hosts The High Bar (thehighbar.tv), the award-winning weekly television series devoted to "raising the bar" through light-hearted conversation with people who care about culture that matters. His guests include: Jodie Foster, Gary Oldman, Gail Simmons, William Gibson and Susie Bright. He is the founder of The Warren Report (www.thewarrenreport.com) and as such curates and hosts over 200 events every year. He is also one of the founding faculty of The Film School (www.thefilmschool.com), former Curator for the 1 Reel Film Festival (at Bumbershoot), a published author, an Off-Broadway produced playwright, an acclaimed documentarian, a regular contributor to public radio and, internationally, a much sought-after public speaker on myriad topics.
PRODUCTION COUNSEL | MATT ROGERS
Matthew RogersMatt is an attorney who has practiced in New York City for the past nine years. He has a deep love for the world of cinema, and as a Brooklyn resident for the past 13 years, looks forward to the growth of independent filmmaking in Brooklyn.  For the past few years Matt has been working with independent filmmakers, providing legal advice regarding financial and corporate matters. Prior to working with filmmakers, Matt worked in the New York City office of the law firm of Winston & Strawn, LLP, where he worked in the litigation department. Matt serves on the boards of directors of the Brooklyn Film Society and Recycle-a-Bicycle, and has served on the board of directors of the Boerum Hill Association. Matt received his J.D. from Fordham Law School, in New York, in 2001, and received his A.B. from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1994, with a degree in Comparative Literature and Italian.
TITLE PAINTINGS | LARA ALLEN
Matthew RogersLara Allen was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati. After dropping out of highschool, she formed and led the improvisational noise band Manwich. At 18, she left Ohio for Minneapolis, then moved to San Francisco where she recorded with Heavenly Ten Stems, Secret Chiefs 3 and Caroliner. After being attacked on stage, she decided to paint. In 2005 she received an MFA from the Yale School of Art. Now residing in Brooklyn, she paints and performs. Recent performances include the Museo de Bellas Artes Cuba for the Havana Bienniel, the Queens Museum and SFMOMA.
SOUND EDITOR / MIXER | ALEX NOYES
Matthew RogersAlex Noyes (Sound Designer, Sound Editor, and Re-recording Mixer) has been working in sound post-production for more than 15 years. He has edited and mixed many award winning films including: Monday's At Racine (Academy Award nomination), Battle For Brooklyn (HotDocs, Rooftop Films), Sun Come Up (Academy Award nomination), Born Sweet (Sundance), Freeheld (Academy Award winner - Best Documentary Short Subject), Shelter Dogs (HBO), and What Alice Found (Sundance). He work has been heard on HBO, ESPN, PBS (POV and Independent Lens), IFC, The Sundance Channel, Cinemax, Discovery, TLC, and many other outlets. He teaches sound in the Film/Video department of The Pratt Institute. He has also worked as a music recording engineer, with credits that include: They Might Be Giants, Scott Johnson (Kronos Quartet), John Epperson (AKA Lypsinka), Joseph Jarman, Ben Neill, Zeena Parkins, Paul Demarinis, David First, Jason Hwang, Miki Navazio, and many others.
COLORIST | JOHN DAVIDSON
Matthew RogersAward winning colorist, John Davidson, has an extensive history of color grading for a large and diverse group of projects that include television programs/series, commercials, films, music videos, documentaries and corporate branding. His experience as SENIOR COLORIST started at Editel Los Angeles, a division of Columbia Pictures, where he worked for 4 years before migrating to Seattle, Washington. In Seattle, John worked as SENIOR COLORIST for Telemation Productions (8 years), Pinnacle Studios (10 years) and Victory Studios (7 years) before creating his own company, John Davidson Color, an imaginative color grading company exclusively dedicated to color for video and film. His worked has appeared on PBS, Discovery and HBO. Other projects include work with Gus Van Sant, Coca Cola, Budweiser, Nike, General Motors, Paul Simon, Turner Classic Movies, Capitol Records, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Boeing, Chicago White Socks, Princess Cruises, Goodyear, Pearl Jam, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Adidas, Hawaii Visitor's Bureau, McDonald's, Columbia Crest Winery, Sony Electronics, Hanna Barbera, PBS and the BBC.
ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY | JEREMY MACKIE
Matthew RogersJeremy Mackie has worked on film projects in the local film community for more than seven years, and has the pleasure of working with some of the hardest-working and talented people in Seattle. As a cinematographer, he's shot for web series "JourneyQuest" and the feature films "Gamers 3" and "Evil Within," as well On the "BoardsTV" and the short film "Victory Point." Jeremy's lighting credits include "Safety Not Guaranteed," "Your Sister's Sister," "Eden," "Fat Kid Rules the World," "Grassroots," and the Indie Spirit Award-nominated "The Off Hours." When not crewing film projects around Seattle, Jeremy spends his time making his own films. Besides his directing work on the live action kid's action adventure film "While You Weren't Looking," he recently completed a short film sponsored by the Seattle International Film Festival titled "The Return," a comedic spoof based on the short story 'The Open Window' by Saki. He also directed a 'city-film' homage to the people of Seattle called "Grey Linings," as well as the short documentary "A Little Bit Faster" that follows an amateur race car driver trying to make it in a sport dominated by money. He still wakes up in the morning searching for the next perfect film project.


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