"I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends."
"I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends."
Michael Simpson (Geoffrey)
Laurabeth Rapaz (Little Martha)
Carolyn Baumler (Shut Up)
Allison Mackie (Dr Kelliher)
Mark Boyett (Thomas)
Thomas Kopache (Seth)
Carol Todd (APA Chairwoman)
Betsy Aidem (Police Chief Phyllis)
Christopher Randolph (Carter James)
Catherine Eaton is an award-winning director, writer, actor and producer. Catherine’s feature debut as a director and writer, The Sounding, starring Harris Yulin (Training Day, Ozark) and Frankie Faison (The Wire, The Village), has won two-dozen awards on the festival circuit so far including four Festival Grand Prizes. Catherine and The Sounding will be the subject of a branded mini-doc by Stella Artois in November 2018. Catherine was chosen for Tribeca's "Through Her Lens" Lab and Grant for her pilot "On The Outs," and was selected as a shadowing director for Ryan Murphy's Half Program 2018 on the hit Fox show 9-1-1. Her newest series "Breaking News" - based on her personal experience working with freelance news crews in conflict zones – has been selected for IFP's Independent Film Week Project Forum 2018, and her feature film script Two Women in the Wild Ground is a finalist for the 2018 Sundance Development Labs. Catherine shares an Emmy with the production team on "The Human Toll of Ethanol" for Bloomberg TV. As an actor, she's been seen on Broadway, TV and film. Catherine has an undergraduate degree in International Law from Cornell University and an MFA from the Univ of MN / Guthrie.
Caitlin Gold is the Co-Founder of New York-based production company, Nine Lives Pictures. Caitlin has produced numerous films including Imagine I’m Beautiful (currently on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play), the upcoming In This Our Youth (starring Jared Gillman of Moonrise Kingdom), ’79 Parts (with Eric Roberts and Sandra Bernhard), and Indigo (with Nicholas Brendon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). As producer, Caitlin is actively involved at all stages of production, from script development, packaging, and financing, all the way through post-production, marketing, and distribution.
Previously, Caitlin served as Head of Acquisitions at the boutique distribution company, Candy Factory Films. At Candy Factory, she was responsible for acquiring over twenty films for release including Sarah Adina Smith’s The Midnight Swim, Eddie Mullins’ Doomsdays, and the WGA-nominated documentary, Being Canadian, starring Mike Meyers, Seth Rogan, Cobie Smulders, Ben Stiller, Kim Cattrall, and Catherine O’Hara. Following Candy Factory, Caitlin went on to work at Lionsgate where she managed home entertainment sales and distribution of the company’s new release and catalogue titles. Currently, she oversees acquisitions and programming at Seed&Spark, a crowdfunded studio dedicated to delivering sustainability to artists and diversity to audiences. She is also a founder of The 51 Fund, a new venture capital fund financing films written, produced, and directed by women.
Jessica Vale is an accomplished producer, director, and editor based in NYC. Originally from New Hope, Pennsylvania, Jess graduated from the film program at Temple University. Her credits include work for NBC News, The Weinstein Co., and most recently America Divided for EPIX, created by Norman Lear, ShondaRhimes and Common.
Her feature directorial debut was Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story which opened at The Quad Cinema in NYC to rave reviews from the NY Times and Village Voice. Its worldwide television premiere was on Al Jazeera English. Jessica received substantial media attention including appearances on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, Huffington Post Live and WABC NY’s Weekend Morning Show. The film was also a One World Media Award finalist. She is currently working on her next feature documentary The Limits of Dissent about former Weather Underground radical Judith Clark.
Bryan Delaney is a screenwriter and playwright. The pilot script for his original TV drama series Jordan (co-created with Daniel Dowling) was selected as a BAFTA TV Drama Forum List winner, and is currently in development. Bryan is a winner of the BBC Writersroom Competition to develop new TV scripts for the BBC. Bryanran the New Playwrights Program at The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre. His plays have been performed across Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. Works include The Seedbed (winner Aspen Institute/Theater Masters Visionary Playwright Award); The Onion Game (New York Stage and Film); The Cobbler (Katherine Cornell Award) and The Bohemians (Carnegie Hall). Other awards include multiple grants from The Arts Council of Ireland and the Samuel Beckett Centenary Writer’s Residency in Paris. Bryan has taught scriptwriting and television writing at Harvard University, U.Penn, and Fordham University. He is based in NYC.
An award-winning Director of Photography and the son of Czech political refugees, David Kruta has worked internationally shooting narrative and documentary feature films, short films, commercials, fashion and music videos. He is the visual architect behind the 2013 Sundance Competing feature film Concussion starring Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy), 2014 Lower East Side Film Festival Audience Award Winner Sidewalk Traffic, starring Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks, Inglorious Basterds) and Heather Matarazzo (The Devil's Advocate), and most recently was an International Cinematographer's Guild Emerging Cinematographer Award Winner two years in a row for Lullaby (2015) and Wallace (2014), starring Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead, The Grey) and Paul Sparks (House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire). He was also the Camera Operator on James Franco’s Black Dog, Red Dog. David has shot for an extensive list of clients including Porsche, Mizuno, Canon, Gillette, Starbucks, Sony, Amtrak, Bose and Saturday Night Live.
Marco Perez began his career in his native Rome and has since cut all over the world, building a fan base of filmmakers in America, London, Cape Town, and across Europe. Perez studied film at Rome's Centro Sperimentale diCinematografia, then began work as a commercial editor for directors WimWenders, Spike Lee, Joel Schumacher, and Ellen Kuras, among others. He has recently been named a partner at the bi-coastal post-production house Union Editorial, known for its editors’ heavy involvement in feature film.
In features, Marco cut X/Y (America Ferrera), nominated for a TFF Best Narrative Feature Award, and released nationally. He is finalizing the edit on You Can’t Win starring Michael Pitt and Jeremy Alan White (Shameless), and cut the documentary Uncertain which won the Maysles Documentary Award at TFF 2015. He is attached to edit Michael Pitt’s directorial debut feature after cutting his short The Driver earlier this year.
Siddhartha Khosla is a film and television composer and frontman, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for critically acclaimed band Goldspot. Goldspothas released three albums and has been featured on TV shows ( most notably How I Met Your Mother, The OC, The Neighbors), major brand advertising campaigns (Google, Target, Apple), and films (Basmati Blues w/ Donald Sutherland and Brie Larson, Today's Special w/ Aasif Mandvi). Sidd's songs have also appeared in trailers for How Do You Know (Reese Witherspoon), The Dilemma (Vince Vaughn), and Something Borrowed (Kate Hudson).
Sidd's recent composing credits include NBC's hit show This Is Us for which Sidd has won numerous awards, the Lionsgate drama The Royals, (Elizabeth Hurley) and ABC show The Neighbors (Dan Fogelman, EP) and the new Grandfathered on Fox. In November 2013, Sidd was invited as the musical guest for First Lady Michelle Obama's Diwalicelebration at the White House. Sidd's band has appeared on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," NPR's "Tell Me More," and has shared the bill with the likes of the Arcade Fire, Bjork, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, and Feist. Siddis managed by Steve Nice (Nice Management & Consulting) and represented by WME.
Born and raised in Argentina, Rocio is an Art Director and Production Designer based in NYC. With an intense passion for film and the fine arts, Rocio has worked in different mediums including paint, photography and, most recently, animation. After attending filmmaking at the National Institute of Art in Buenos Aires, she has studied cinematography and worked extensively with music videos, commercials, short and feature films.
Founder of Rainy Day Productions, Deborah and her company love to champion original works. Rainy Day has developed several world premiere stage plays (Spirits of Exit Eleven, Chasing the River, Reparation) and is now committed to bringing exciting, original cinematic projects to life.
Braxton Pope is a producer who maintains a production deal with Lionsgate. His newest film The Trust starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood is premiering at SXSW 2016. Pope produced The Canyons directed by Paul Schrader, starring Lindsay Lohan. The film generated national press because of the innovative way in which it was produced, and was released theatrically by IFC.
Braxton produced the Lionsgate feature Shrink starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Williams which premiered at Sundance and was released nationally. He produced Toronto Film Festival selection The Take, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, which Sony Pictures acquired. He Executive Produced Pete Smalls is Dead starring Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and Peter Dinklage. He produced the feature The Bondage (SXSW), Penny Dreadful, MGM’s Hit and Run, and Hirokin starring Wes Bentley released by Lionsgate. He has also Executive Produced television pilots for Showtime and FX.
Rebecca Skloot is an best selling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is being translated into more than twenty languages, and adapted into a young adult book, and an HBO film produced by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball. Her book was a New York Times Best Seller, won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and was named The Best Book of 2010 by Amazon.com, and a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly; O, The Oprah Magazine; The New York Times; Washington Post; US News & World Report; and numerous others. Skloot is also a science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW, and is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine and guest editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011. She is a former Vice President of the National Book Critics Circle and has taught creative nonfiction and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. She has been featured on numerous television shows, including CBS Sunday Morning and The Colbert Report.
Recent credits: August Osage County, a Weinstein Company Film directed by John Wells and starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, and Abigail Breslin; Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, directed by Denis Villneuve, and produced by Alcon Entertainment; Dallas Buyers Club, and The Last Robin Hood. Other recent feature films include the DreamWorks’ picture The Help, the winner of the 2012 SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Emma Stone, and Bryce Dallas Howard; as well as the Sundance Grand Jury-Prize winner Winter’s Bone, which received the 2010 Gotham Award for Best Feature and Outstanding Ensemble Cast; Mirror, Mirror, a Relativity Media film starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, and Nathan Lane and directed by Tarsem Singh; Damsels in Distress (Venice Film Festival), directed by Whit Stillman and featuring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, and Aubrey Plaza.
Catherine Eaton & Bryan Delaney
Kerry Barden & Paul Schnee
Director of Photography
Additional Editing By
Jennifer Honn & Andrew Ford
Rebecca Skloot, Braxton Pope, Bruno Lyra, Stavroula Toska