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Director, Writer, Producer
Elizabeth Lucas is making her feature directing debut with three feature-length genre movies about New York City: her rock movie musical, CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY, her slasher flick, RED HOOK, and her Sci-fi FADE TO WHITE. She's also made three shorts, including the multi-award-winning ISABELLA RICO, which appeared in 33 festivals worldwide and won Best Director and Special Achievement awards. A long-time stage director and a New York Musical Theatre Festival Founding Producer, Elizabeth has premiered a number of new musicals and directs regionally. She continues to direct for both stage and screen. Visit www.elizabethlucas.com for more information.
Editor, Associate Producer
ALEXANDER HAMMER believes that editing is one of the few tools left in film/art where one has the ability to create something truly original. Whether it be narrative storytelling, or experimental art films/installations, he takes joy in discovery, and the continual exploration beyond a project's initial limits. Alex hails from Gainesville, Florida where he grew up among sunny skies, rainy days, and the color green. He earned his graduate film degree at Savannah College of Art and Design, following his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and Digital arts from Stetson University. In addition to Alex's ventures in editing, he uses his fine art training to pursue his passion of sculpture and design, adding to the circle of storytelling through image, movement, color, and juxtaposition. Alex now resides in Manhattan, NY working as an editor for film and music video with his latest features THE TELEPORTER (Directed by Nick Gaglia) and GOING DOWN IN LA LA LAND (Directed by Casper Andreas) that he is editing are set to be released later this year.
RAOUL GERMAIN (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY) has been an accomplished cinematographer for over 15 years. His work with film has been featured by Eastman Kodak and American Cinematographer and has been seen on every major television network and at major galleries and museums around the world. He has traveled the globe creating stunning and iconic images for both feature and Art films, shorts, documentaries and unscripted television. He continues his uncompromising work with latest in film, HD and 3D formats.
BENEDETTA BRENTAN (PRODUCTION DESIGNER) collaborated for two years with the architectural firm Tartaglia and Partners in Milan before moving to New York City in 2006. Here she completed a Certificate in Filmmaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and started working in the set design field. She first gained experience on the set of feature films such as THEN SHE FOUND ME, (2007), featuring Helen Hunt, and David Auburn's A GIRL IN THE PARK (2007), where she interned in the Art Department. She then worked as set dresser on the first season of hit HBO TV show FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. Benedetta's own short film WATCH OVER ME, directed during her Certificate at Tisch, was selected as part of the official program at the Big Apple Film Festival 2007. Since 2008, Benedetta has worked between New York, Milan and London designing and assisting on photo shoots and commercials, as well as working in the art department of films and TV shows. At the moment, she is steadily assisting Icelandic set designer Systa Bjornsdottir on the set of commercials for major clients including Ikea, Enel, Vodafone, Fiat, Alice and many others throughout Italy; she is also developing some personal photography projects.
CURTIS MOORE (SCORE) is honored to collaborate with Thomas Mizer, Matthew Brookshire, and Amanda Green, as a writer and composer based in New York. His work has been presented at Williamstown Theater Festival, the Eugene O'Neill National Music Theatre conference, and the NAMT festival of new musical. In 2009 Curtis was the recipient of a Jonathan Larson Grant for excellence in theater writing. In addition to writing for theater, Curtis has provided music for a diverse range of clients, including Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the MTV Video Music Awards, the Miss America Pageant, and the Rose Bowl. With Matthew Brookshire, Curtis wrote and performed the songs in Todd Solondz's most recent film, PALINDROMES, and has written and produced songs for Wafah Dafour, Shawna Stone, Kevin Aviance, Ari Gold, Sara Ramirez, among others. Curtis moonlights as an orchestrator and music producer, working on projects with Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight records, Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and Kansas City Rep. Curtis supports and is active with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and The Ali Forney Center for LGBT homeless youth.
MICHAEL CASSARA, CSA (CASTING DIRECTOR) is a Casting Director, Director and Producer based in New York City and dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals, plays, and films. Projects have included THE MOLLY MAGUIRES (Pre-Broadway Workshop, dir. Sheryl Kaller, mus. dir John McDaniel), Stephen Schwartz's CAPTAIN LOUIE (National Tour), IF THIS HAT COULD TALK (National Tour, directed by Tony®-Award winner George Faison), THE GIG (York Theatre Concert/Cast Recording on JAY Records with William Parry, Michele Pawk, Karen Ziemba, etc.), RED (2005 Richard Rodgers Award Winner, York Theatre workshop, starring Alison Fraser and Mary Testa), BARNSTORMER (by Douglas J. Cohen and Cheryl L. Davis, dir. Jerry Dixon), THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN (Makor, w/ Michael Arden and Celia Keenan-Bolger), JOY (off-Broadway and workshops), and countless readings and workshops. He presently serves as the resident casting director for the Hinton Battle Theatre Laboratory and the Kitchen Theatre Co. of Ithaca, NY. Before opening his own casting office, Michael worked in casting with Johnson-Liff Casting Associates, Ltd., Cameron Mackintosh, Inc. and the Paper Mill Playhouse. Michael is the resident casting director of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, where he has cast over 40 individual projects since the festival's inception in 2004.
TERRY BACON (VISUAL EFFECTS) Terry's exploration of visual effects began with his studies of the fine arts, and continues through his involvement with graphic design and programming for motion graphics production. Terry believes in combining carefully focused observations and technical solutions - with unexpected, imaginative and even accidental discoveries - in order to bring life to each project. A life-long obsession with making music brings an important rhythmic sensibility into his visual world. As a musician, music producer and recording artist, Terry has a wide-ranging set of skills and insights to bring to all of his work.
Choreography by Chase Brock
Line Producer Richard Kathlean
Sound Design by Christopher Temple