Since graduating from American University with a Master of Arts in Film, Christopher has worked on numerous film projects in various capacities ranging from production assistant to director.
While working in school on his technical craft, he was employed at Cineplex Odeon where he oversaw trailer and one-sheet distribution; and as an assistant editor at The Edit Room and Ritter's Film, all located in Washington D.C. Christopher believes it is vital to learn all aspects of the business in order to be more confident and economical before, during, and after production.
Christopher's Master thesis, a short feature entitled Camouflage, competed in the inaugural 1995 Slamdance Film Festival.
In 2002, film producer Dino Conte (48 HRS) optioned Christopher’s political thriller feature script entitled Liberty.
Christopher currently lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to write and prepare his second feature film Waterlogged.--A hard edged drama about a Olympic Gold Medalist who must come to terms with becoming a paraplegic.
At 36 years old, Tony has spent half of his life in the film and music industries. Life experience, hard work and hands on training have been his main teachers.
Tony has worked in almost every aspect of film making from behind the scenes to in front of the camera. He has worked in development for several independent companies, been a story editor and a reader/story analyst for many companies most notably Janet Yang and Oliver Stone at Ixtlan. He has also worked in numerous Film Industry Departments at MGM, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and at Trimark. Since 1994, Tony has worked with thousands of writers as the producer and manager of the biggest screenwriting and development seminar in the United States, David S. Freeman’s “Beyond Structure”. Tony has also produced several independent feature films and has extensive experience in all aspects of film production.
Most notably on “Just Add Love,” Tony Associate Produced, Co-wrote and was the Casting Director in which he brought an incredible cast to the table; Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Dream On & The American President), Richard Eden (Robo Cop TV series & Santa Barbara), Rolanda Mendel (Emmy Award Winner), Rochelle Rose (Titanic) and Kirk Duncan (General Hospital). Subsequently, the film won an Audience Award at the Temecula Film Festival in 1999.
Tony is currently producing and developing several projects. He lives in Hollywood, CA., running his independent film company, Show-Gun-Eye Entertainment.
Ted Collins graduated from Emerson College in ’91 with an MFA in film. Shortly thereafter he teamed up with veteran filmmaker Arthur Bjorn Egeli to produce his first feature, Unconditional Love. Unconditional Love won seven film festivals, including the “Golden Starfish” Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival in ’94.
Ted’s sophomore effort was a film entitled, Circles, starring Neal McDonough, Amy Smart, and Antonio Sabato, Jr. Circles won the top prize at the Newport Beach International Film Festival in ’98.
With two films under his belt, Ted set out to make a very edgy independent film about a young man suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette's Syndrome, who escapes a mental institution to find his imaginary girlfriend. This film is entitled, Sally, starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Michael Weston. Rachael Leigh Cook won “Best Actress” and Michael Weston won “Best Supporting Actor” at the New York Film Festival in 2000 for this project.
With many years of experience as an independent filmmaker, Ted chose to come aboard “Callback” as an Executive Producer, because of the strength of the script and integrity of the director, Christopher Glatis. Ted feels Callback will be a great commercial success.
Ted is currently producing a spiritual horror film, "The Intervention." Production is set to wrap in mid-October. He is also set to produce and direct a comedy, "Crummy Genes" in early 2007. And is in discussions with Winona Ryder to star in the film. The script was written by Seinfeld (staff) writer Andy Cowan.
Ted is looking forward to producing Christopher Glatis' next project, "Waterlogged" the story of a world-class swimmer who gets paralyzed in a car accident. Ted lives in the Silverlake are of Los Angeles with his loving wife Penelope and his darling month old daughter, Audrey.
Though movies account for many a cinematographer's career path, real life can be just as inspiring. NEAL L. FREDRICKS is the man behind the camera on such award-winning independent fare as “THE STONECUTTER,” “KILLER ME,” “DREAMERS,” “LAUGHING DEAD” and, most notably, “THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (One of the most profitable feature film of all time).
With his father employed by the U.S. Navy, Mr. Fredericks relished the opportunity to live in such diverse-and beautiful-places as Guam and Spain. Of the experience, he says "I was able to travel the world at a young age and was exposed to many different people, places and cultures. I believe this had a positive impact on my career path as a cinematographer."
With over 10 years of experience in feature films, television and music videos, Mr. Fredericks built a reputation based on talent and professionalism.
On August 14, 2004, Neal tragically past away while shooting aerial footage for the horror film, Crossbones.
Dana has worked as an orchestrator and composer for over 50 films. She grew up in Binghamton, NY and began her music studies at age four, playing piano and flute. She studied music composition and film scoring at USC.
Her orchestration credits include One Hour Photo, Constantine, The Descent and the upcoming films The Prestige, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and The Pursuit of Happyness.
Her composing credits include music for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dungeons and Dragons 2. She recently finished scoring the independent film Big Bad Wolf.
Karen's career path has included work as production coordinator, script supervisor, sound editor and film editor, with an occasional foray into directing. After receiving an Emmy for sound editing on "The Executioner's Song," she transitioned into picture editing, assisting prominent film editors such as Dede Allen ("Milagro Beanfield War" and "The Addams Family"), Richard Marks ("Dick Tracy"), and Jim Miller ("Men in Black" and "Addams Family Values").
During this time, she worked closely with directors Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, and Barry Sonnenfeld. She participated in acting workshops with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler, as well as directing workshops with Joan Darling at the Sundance Institute, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Directors Repertory Group, Jim Pasternak, Guy Magar and Dov S-S Simons' Hollywood Film Institute.
The features and short films she edited have won several film festival awards and she recently co-edited a short film for Faye Dunaway. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the UCLA Theater, Film and Television Alumni Association and currently serves on the Board for IATSE #700 (Motion Picture Editors Guild).
James Frisa has edited several features in his 10-year career. Notable films include the award-winning surfing drama "The Ride", and spaghetti-martial arts adventure "Six-String Samurai". He won the first ever Excellence in Editing Award at the Slamdance Film Festival. He studied filmmaking at Loyola Marymount University.