- Michael Mohan (writer, director)
- Anthony Deptula (writer, actor, producer)
- Stephen Hale (writer, actor, producer)
- Jonathan Shockley (actor)
- Tina Kapousis (actor)
- VJ Foster (actor)
- Brad Breeck (composer)
- Michele Yu (co-production designer)
- Cindy Chao (co-production designer)
- Elisha Christian (director of photography)
- Meg Halloran (associate producer)
- Mophonics (music production company)
MICHAEL MOHAN is currently the Head of Video for Dangerbird Records. Prior to this he has held several roles at the Sundance Institute and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Highlights include: interviewing Michel Gondry and Steven Soderbergh at the Sundance Film Festival, spending four summers coordinating the Sundance Directors Lab, and coordinating literally over a hundred short films at 20th Century Fox.
Michael has worked with the bands Silversun Pickups, The Decemberists, The Arcade Fire, Xiu Xiu and The Mae-Shi. His short film work has screened at festivals worldwide; an upcoming exhibition is slated in September at the Arizona Art Museum. Music videos have been profiled in Pitchfork, Vice, and on Fuse and MTV2.
Born in Boston, he currently lives in Los Angeles, in the same apartment where Robert Towne wrote the screenplay for Chinatown.
ANTHONY DEPTULA is a producer on the feature HONEYSUCKLE BLUES (directed by recent Sundance phenom Jacob Gentry). This past summer he co-wrote a remake of a 1980's cult horror film for MGM. He is currently developing an animated comedy show with Benderspink Management (The Hangover, American Pie).
Prior to this, Anthony honed his producing skills by working in development at Spike TV and USA Networks. He has produced numerous music videos, including artists such as Division Day (Eenie Meenie Records), The Mae-Shi (Moshi Moshi Records), as well as the "Jyne" music video for Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny. He produced and creative directed Lock the Skull, Load the Gun for Kill Rock Stars records.
He is an alumni of the Improv Olympic comedy theatre (Mike Myers, Tim Meadows, Andy Richter). In college at Ohio University, he founded the sketch comedy troupe FOUR FUNNY GUYS AND MATT with Michael Busch and Eric Moneypenny.
This year, Anthony also produced, directed and wrote a six minute documentary piece for Aprendamos, a non profit in Los Angeles helping at-risk teenagers. He volunteers at Hollywood Heart, teaching HIV and AIDS infected children how to make movies.
STEPHEN HALE, originally from Virginia, has studied acting at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He has also studied and performed at the famous UCB sketch comedy theater in Los Angeles (alumni: Amy Pohler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh).
Stephen is a former member of The Groundlings Sunday Company, where such greats as Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Jennifer Coolidge, and Phil Hartman started out.
Stephen has also been in numerous stage productions, including "Moonchildren," "Room Service," and "Twelve Angry Men." Recently he acted in the pilot presentation "Jimmy Pardo's Dance Party.
Recently Stephen acted in the 11th hour on CBS and CALIFORNICATION on Showtime.
He really lives in a church. For free.
JONATHAN SHOCKLEY hails from Murfeesboro, Tennessee. He's most known for being one half of "Red State Update," one of the most popular political comedy web shows. Most weeks, they are the number 1 rated comedians on You Tube. Ever since one of his irreverent questions was selected for the Democratic debate, Red State Update have been routinely featured as commentators on CNN. They have a large and devoted cult following, both here, and especially amongst our troops overseas in Iraq. Their first comedy CD will be released later this year.
TINA KAPOUSIS is a working character actor. You can see her on such shows as Kath & Kim, Monk, Entourage, Campus Ladies (Oxygen), Smith (CBS), and most recently shot the feature "He's Just Not That Into You" starring Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, and Scarlett Johannson. She is a graduate of The Second City comedy theatre (Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Steve Carell, John Candy).
Tina's web page
VJ Foster …is the Associate Artistic Director of Los Angeles’ Actors’ Gang theater company where he works closely with Artistic Director and Academy Award winner Tim Robbins. In his twenty seven year history as a founding member at Actors’ Gang, VJ has performed in dozens of company productions; from Aeschylus to Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare and Chekhov to Gorky and Gogol, as well as many original productions conceived and developed in workshop. In 2004, VJ was Hardchannel, the gruff and musically challenged Army colonel in the original play EMBEDDED which began in Los Angeles then moved to an extended off-Broadway run at the Public Theater in New York City followed by two months in London at the famous Riverside Studios. That stage production spawned EMBEDDED Live! broadcast on the Sundance channel and available on Netflix. VJ has toured the US and overseas in the Gang’s world premiere adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, a production of stunning impact that evoked an amazed audience response the world over. Most recently, VJ won raves in the role of Reverend Cotton Slocum in the revival of the original production CARNAGE, A COMEDY. .
VJ’s film credits include performances in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Things We Lost in the Fire with Halle Berry and Benecio DelToro, Flags of Our Fathers directed by Clint Eastwood, Jarhead, and the Oscar nominated films The Shawshank Redemption, The Insider, and Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby.
VJ is married to actress, dancer, choreographer and former Pussycat Doll
co-founder Lindsley Allen.
BRAD BREECK has a prolific resume from big budget films, television, TV pilots, video games, and high-end studio recording. He scored and wrote songs for the Kyle Glass and Jack Black cult comedy "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" (New Line ‘06). Brad's remix and production work has appeared on Beck's Guero and Guerolito. In the video game world, Brad has made his mark having produced/composed the Fight Club video game soundtrack (VU games).
In addition, he’s composed the full score and a variety of songs for Disney’s Animated Mini-Series "Boys On Da Run". For Television and commercials Brad has worked with : Nickelodeon, Fuel TV, G4 Network, Mastercard, Acura, Lexus, Beringer Wines.
Currently, Brad is a staff composer for Mophonics, one of the most coveted providers of music in the advertising world and moonlights in the critically acclaimed Los Angeles indie rock band The Mae Shi who have released records on Moshi Moshi and KillRockStars/5RC records. Click here to listen to one of the songs he's already written for the movie!
found her way to production design by way of the intern closet at the Sci Fi Channel. Fresh out of UC San Diego with degrees in Anthropology and Fine Arts, she blindly agreed to art direct another intern's short film, and fell in love with production design immediately. Since then she's worked with many young and talented filmmakers on everything from music videos, to student films, to indie shorts and features. Last summer she completed work as Production Designer on her first feature-length film, MR.SADMAN, which is currently in post. Her latest project, completed this February, was production designing a short produced by 5432 Films for Heavy.com and sponsored by Verizon.
After gaining industry experience as a development assistant at Sci Fi, Michele decided to pursue production design in earnest, and moved on to work with the art department on "Singles Table" for NBC. This was followed by a string of independent productions, where she's had to create everything from custom-made man-sized goat's hooves to a house turned upside-down by a deranged living teddy bear. At the same time, she began working with the non-profit arts organization Machine Project in Echo Park, and currently serves as its Master of Operations, where she's asked to help deal with even stranger things on a daily basis.
was born and bred in the city of Los Angeles, she has performed various roles in independent films, documentaries, commercials and shorts for the last five years including: art production assistant, actress (once as an escort!), researcher, editor, and stylist assistant, and most recently as a set dresser for the production of MR. SADMAN.
When she's not on set, Cindy is working for the London-based international Film and Television distribution company ContentFilm, whose current film slate includes MANBREAK starring Chloe Sevigny, and HAMLET 2 which recently premiered at Sundance and stars Steve Coogan and Amy Poehler.
Prior to ContentFilm, Cindy interned at Sony Pictures for the production designer-turned-director, Catherin Hardwicke (THIRTEEN, LORDS OF DOGTOWN).
Cindy holds a BA from UC San Diego in both Communications and Visual Arts, with a concentration in Film/Video. She is currently pursing an AAS in Interior Design at UCLA.
The following is a series of text messages between Director of Photography ELISHA CHRISTIAN and Mike.
ELISHA: About my bio... got any ideas? I'm really bad at this stuff. I'd like to make mention of us working together/collaborating in the past, and that I'm a still photographer as well. And that I once killed a man.
ELISHA: Also I was rasied by wolves.
ELISHA: And I'm a spy.
MIKE: I'll just use these texts as the bio!
ELISHA: And I'm a pretentious asshole.
E's photo web page
MEG HALLORAN is super nice. She hails from the great Heart of Kentucky, Lebanon, which probably explains that. She left Lebanon to pursue Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University. Presently, Meg is a Production Coordinator at Spike TV.
MOPHONICS creates original music for film, tv, commercials, and artists. The company offers music exploration, direction, and supervision with integrity and a passion for creativity. Mophonics' writers produce out of studios in Venice, Miami, New York City, Richmond, San Francisco, and London. Mopho stands committed to bringing a unique style and innovative vision to the business of music and film.