Long, long ago, Gareth and Jenny were making short films in their respective cities of Los Angeles and New York. Then, in 2003 they met while working on video projection designs for the hit musical, Wicked.
Shortly thereafter, circumstances led them from musical theater to film title design. As title designers they've created sequences for over 25 films, including Juno, Up in the Air, Cinema Verite, and Draft Day.
And now, they've jumped back into filmmaking because people are far more interesting than fonts.
Jenny and Gareth currently live in Los Angeles, love their neighborhood sushi joint, and plan on adopting a puppy that hopefully house-trains quickly.
Kevin Wilson – Short Story Author
Kevin Wilson is the author of a story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which won a Shirley Jackson Award, and two novels, The Family Fang, which was made into a feature film starring Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman, and Perfect Little World.
He lives in Sewanee, TN, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and their sons Griff and Patch. He is an Associate Professor at The University of the South.
Lisa Rudin - Producer
Lisa Rudin is originally from Minnesota but LA has been home for over 12 years now. She began working in news and political media but quickly added a healthy dose of comedy when she started working for Bill Maher at Real Time With Bill Maher. She was a producer on Religulous where she met director Larry Charles and began working on movies and shows with him (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bruno, The Dictator and more).
Since then she's spent time working as an EIC at Fusion Media Group and producing numerous commercial campaigns for a variety of clients (Absolut, Vanity Fair, Marriott, Cargill, Spirit Airlines, and many more). Most recentlly she has combined her passion for film and producing with her love of music. This past year, she worked with Goldenvoice producing video content for Coachella. She has a passion for independent projects and this short was a wonderful collaboration.
Avi Rothman – "Ryan"
Avi Rothman currently works as a writer and actor in Los Angeles where he has appeared in almost a hundred national commercials. Avi has created and starred in a number of well known viral Internet videos like the Ogden, The Inappropriate Yoga Guy series and the Modern Day Jesus series to name a few. His videos have over ten million total views.
Avi also wrote and starred in the short film Boundaries that went to the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival. He co-wrote, starred in and developed the comedy series Partners for the Starz Channel.
Avi and his writing partner, Seth Menachem are currently working on a new pilot. Avi recently starred in an independent feature film called Blue Lips that is soon to be released.
Molly Kidder was born and raised in Chicago where she fell in love with acting while doing a play at The Goodman Theater in the 4th grade. She is a graduate of Connecticut College where she studied at the National Theater Institute.
Since moving to Los Angeles, she appeared for three seasons on Grey’s Anatomy and has been in dozens of tv commercials.
She and her husband are the proud owners of Coffee Commissary and are about to welcome their second child any day now…
Autumn Withers – "Stella"
Autumn Withers is equally at home in comedic or dramatic roles: from her portrayal of a happyish, not-so-sober attorney who cheats on her librarian husband in dark comedy indie-film Avalanche to her recurring role in the seriously absurd Sundance short and series Catherine alongside Jenny Slate to a nature-loving mother fighting against a GMO giant in Monarch.
Her on-camera work encompasses Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Masters of Sex, Army Wives, Growing Up Fisher to the gritty feature film of redemption, Any Day. Her stage credits span dancing with the famed Radio City Rockettes to Broadway musical Yo' Alice to starring as Ann Deever in Arthur Miller's drama All My Sons to the sold-out run of Is There Sex After Marriage? in Los Angeles.
With a budding career behind the camera, Autumn co-produced indie-film Avalanche and she is also one half of the female writing duo, Rytum, with Ryann Ferguson. They have penned five female-centric pilots and one historically based feature film currently in development.
Autumn is repped by Hannah Mulderink of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher.
Philip Holahan, a New Jersey native who arrived in California by way of the American Film Institute, enjoys the rich creative terrain of Los Angeles. Philip’s work as Director of Photography includes television shows ER and West Wing, indie films and documentaries.
Philip’s passion is to light actors and expose their beauty and character while leaving them the freedom to thrive in front of the camera.
Hailed by Film Music Magazine for his ‘effortlessly gliding melody’, Craig is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music. Richey just signed on to score You Can Choose Your Family, directed by Miranda Bailey, starring Jim Gaffigan, Anna Gun, and Samantha Matthis, produced by Cold Iron Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (Ron Howard & Brian Grazer).
He recently completed Good After Bad, starring Maddie Hasson and Billy Burke, and No Pay, Nudity starring Gabriel Byrne and Nathan Lane. Other noteworthy films include Lovely & Amazing, Friends With Money, Wonderful World, Girl On A Bicycle, The Gymnast, A Marine Story, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The September Issue and the Showtime original The World According To Dick Cheney, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Richey is a Sundance Fellow having participated in the Sundance Institute’s 2006 Composers Lab and recently returned as an advisor/mentor. Craig also created the Film Music Intensive at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, a ten-day program pairing film composing students with directors, mentoring them through the collaborative process of scoring the directors’ short films, and focusing on the director-composer relationship.
Ken Cain & Brett Bach - Sound Designers
Brett Bach and Ken Cain can usually be found hanging out at Sound Brigade studios, drinking coffee and making cool sounds. Their goal is to bring cinematic sound to all media formats.
Their feature work has premiered at SXSW (Starry Eyes, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton), Sundance (Black Rock, Sleight) and Tribeca (Flower). Their short form sound design work has earned an MTV VMA Nomination (The Black Keys - “Howling For You”) and an MTV VMA Award (Ed Sheeran - “Sing”) as well as an an Addy Award (Nissan - Juke Color Studio).
Vlada Syrkin Werts – Production Designer
Vlada Syrkin Werts is a photographer and designer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA, Vlada studied Design Media Arts.
She specializes in commercial photography with an emphasis in product, advertising, and interior photography and design. She has collaborated with fellow artists and brands working as a production designer, editor, web consultant and creative director.