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Jon Hokanson

DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jon Hokanson is a New York based Director of Photography who has begun to cut his directing teeth on the IFC web series LIKE SO MANY THINGS… As a Cinematographer on commercials, promos, music videos and two features, Hokanson worked closely with many directors. From this he gained insights and experience that have proved valuable during his first foray into directing. Hokanson moved to New York in 1992 as a carpenter, but inexplicably found himself working as a lighting technician on such films as KIDS, DEAD MAN and ROGER DODGER before becoming a Director of Photography.

Some examples of his work can be seen at jonhokanson.com.


Greg Keller

ACTOR-WRITER

Greg Keller has performed on and off Broadway in such plays as Wit (with Cynthia Nixon), Ayad Akhtar's The Who and The What (LCT3), Amy Herzog's Belleville (NYTW), The Seagull (with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming at CSC), Seminar (with Jeff Goldblum), and 33 Variations (with Jane Fonda). Greg has an MFA in acting from NYU, and was a Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School. His plays have been produced at Cherry Lane, Williamstown Theater Festival, Berkshire Theater Festival, and LAByrinth Theater Company, where he is a member.


Garret Savage

EDITOR-WRITER

Garret Savage is an editor of features, short films, trailers, commercials and television, including the 2008 feature documentary PAPER OR PLASTIC? and the award-winning fiction feature OLYMPIA. Chosen by AIVF in 2005 as one of their "Top Short Filmmakers," his short-documentary 4-CYLINDER 400 (co-director/editor) is in rotation on the IFC Channel.

He was the Program Director of the Nantucket Film Festival's Teen View Filmmaking Workshop and has been a mentor for the Reel Works Teen Filmmaking program, sponsored by HBO.


Ken Meyer

SOUND & DIALOGUE EDITING

Ken Meyer has extensive experience in a wide variety of audio situations, including television post-production, games, film, and music. Starting as an assistant engineer at a premier downtown jingle house, he moved on to designing sounds for a leading educational videodisk company, developing overall sound design for one of the first interactive television tests in the nation, then into post-production, working in-house at one of NYC's largest advertising agencies. All the while, he's kept up with various freelance music and film projects.

In addition to audio engineering, Ken is also an active recording and live musician, author of two Mel Bay-published books, THE SOLID TIME TOOL KIT and APPROACHING AMBIDEXTERITY, as well as co-founder of Zuzula.com, one of the very first music download sites specifically for independent musicians.

Gray Miller

DIRECTOR-EDITOR-WRITER

Gray Miller graduated from UT Austin Film School in the early 90's. After college, he wrote, shot, directed and edited a 16mm short which was selected for SXSW & NYUFF before winning silver at CUFF. He then moved to NYC where he designed and animated film titles for Spike Lee's SUMMER OF SAM, Jim Jarmusch's GHOST DOG, the Coen Brothers THE BIG LEBOWSKI and Paul Thomas Anderson's MAGNOLIA. His indie sci-fi feature film 2K3, starring Anslem Richardson & Marin Gazzaniga, was selected for IFP's Filmmaker Labs in 2006. www.2k3film.com/video.html.

Gray's short VISIT premiered at SXSW 2009 after winning the Narrative section of SXSWClick in June 2008, and his current short film SEA MONSTER uses 3-D stereoscopy and innovative film grammar to explore a split brain patient's POV, and functions as a proof-of-concept for a current feature script. His other script in progress, a thriller, reached second round for the Sundance Sloan development grant in summer 2008.


Ben Insler

DIRECTOR-CAMERA & SOUND
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
EDITOR

Initially establishing his roots in visual effects and animation, Ben Insler co-founded Killer Minnow Studios (www.killerminnow.com), a visual effects and post production company based jointly in New York and Connecticut. As an editor he has contributed to a wide variety of programming for television networks including SpikeTV, Food Network, Fine Living and FUSE. With his extensive editing background and instinct for shaping story, Ben is now focused on directing narrative film. His most recent short, a parody entitled SPADEMEADOW, screened as an official selection at the Anchorage International Film Festival in addition to qualifying as a semi-finalist in MTV's Movie Awards spoof competition. Ben is currently pursuing a number of independent projects while collaborating with artists in the New York area and California.


Aimée Lyde

EDITOR

Aimée Lyde is originally from Texas. After studying filmmaking and film theory at Vassar, she moved to New York City and has been working as an editor ever since. Her first training was working for high-end commercial post houses, where she had the opportunity to work on national ad campaigns with directors such as Spike Lee, Tony Kaye, and Errol Morris. She has edited many short films and one feature-length film, THE EGOISTS, which premiered at the 2003 Palm Beach Film Festival. Her documentary work includes ANYTIME TOMORROW, a profile of Americana singer/songwriter Neal Casal, which premiered at the 2001 New Yorker Film Festival. She has also edited television programming for MTV, Sundance Channel, Oxygen, Showtime, A&E and Discovery Channel.


Larry Gallagher

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Larry Gallagher has been employing the preposterous scheme of using freelance writing to support his song writing habit. So far he has released two CDs, AN ENDLESS CHAIN OF ACCIDENTS (2003) and CAN I GO NOW? (2006). Over the years he has written for a number of magazines, local and national, many of which still exist. He currently makes his home in San Francisco. For more about this fascinating character visit www.larrygallagher.com.


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