the crew


Richard Schenkman directs the film with style and vision

RICHARD SCHENKMAN

(Director/Writer/Producer), a New York native, is an experienced writer/director who started his professional career creating distinctive and award-winning "promos", network ID's, and documentary programs for MTV: Music Television. In 1989 he directed the short film OVERNIGHT SUCCESS, which premiered in the prestigious American Film Institute LA Film Festival, won several festival awards, and played nationally on The Movie Channel, Showtime and A&E. Schenkman then began his feature film career as the director/writer/producer of the critically acclaimed film, THE POMPATUS OF LOVE, which he created with partner, Jon Cryer; and which garnered several festival awards including Best Comedy Worldfest - Charleston, S.C. and Best Independent Worldfest - Houston, TX. He also directed OCTOBER 22, starring Amanda Plummer, Ernie Hudson, and Michael Pare and A DIVA'S CHRISTMAS CAROL with Vanessa Williams.

Adam Beckman's cinematography created the distinctive look of the film

ADAM BECKMAN

(Director of Photography) is shooting his first feature film having already established himself as a sought after music video DP. He has lensed videos such as; No Doubt's "I'm just A Girl" Rancid's "Time Bomb", Tony Toni Tone's "Leavin", Ice Cube's "Wicked", and Naughty By Nature's "Everything's Gonna Be Alright". He was nominated for Best Cinematography at the MTV Music Video Awards for his work on Green Day's "Basketcase". Adam also shot the highly successful MTV's THE REAL WORLD: SAN FRANCISCO.

Midge Ure composed the electrifying score

MIDGE URE

(Composer), while perhaps best know for his work as the creative force behind the multiplatinum musical group Ultravox, Midge has excelled in many areas in his field. Besides writing, performing, and producing four of his own solo albums (Gift, Answers to Nothing, Pure, and Breathe), as well as three for Ultravox (Vienna, Rage in Eden, and Lament) he has also found time to direct music videos for such artists as Bananarama, Fun Boy Three, Ultravox, and Visage, to serve as the musical director of the Prince's Trust, and to assemble and produce (along with Bob Geldof) Band Aid as well as its concert equivalent Live Aid. Visit his fan site for the latest news and info or click here to hear samples of the film's great soundtrack available at Amazon.com.


RICHARD LaBRIE (Editor) is a graduate of the Film School of New York University. His feature editing credits include BLOOD and CONCRETE: A LOVE STORY starring Billy Zane and Jennifer Beals and JOE'S ROTTEN WORLD. His television credits include THE BEN STILLER SHOW and MAD TV. He is also the director of JOE'S ROTTEN WORLD and the recently released GOOD LUCK starring Vincent D'onofrio and Gregory Hines.


LAWRENCE ELMER jr. (Line Producer) and his company Big Fun Productions broke into independent films by producing three feature films, VERTICAL CITY, ONE TAKE, and MINOTAUR in 1995. Since then he has produced or line produced several projects including the feature film STRONG ISLAND BOYS, the short film THE DEVIL AND THE ANGEL and the reshoot of the feature film JADED. Before working in film Lawrence and his company produced several special events for clients such as HBO, Diet Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, EMI Records, Capitol Records, and HMV Music. He is a graduate of James Madison University.


ANNE R. FLOCCO (Associate Producer) has served as the principal of Sapphire Blue Productions since 1991, a company dedicated to working with writers and directors on the development and production of independent films. Through Sapphire Blue she has optioned several properties to date and sponsored a first-look development deal for The School of Visual Arts in New York. Anne began her career in film in 1988 at Columbia Pictures Entertainment (now Sony Entertainment), working in both New York and London. As a management associate - one of nine chosen nationwide - she served on various assignments at Columbia TriStar Films, RCA/Columbia Home Video, Columbia Pictures International Television and Corporate Communications/Investor Relations. In addition, she works on commercial and music video projects and has extensive experience in marketing, having held key advertising, promotion and publicity positions with several high-profile corporations. Ms. Flocco is a graduate of Georgetown University with a BA in Performing and Fine Arts and will make her feature film directorial debut in the Fall of 1997 with DEVIL TO PAY.

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