Marc Fienberg – Writer / Director / Producer
Marc Fienberg is an award winning screenwriter and director of several films and has more than a decade of filmmaking experience.
Inspired by the active love-life of his 89-year-old grandfather, Marc's first feature film, Play The Game, attracted an impressive cast headlined by Andy Griffith, Paul Campbell, Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff, and Liz Sheridan. Play The Game is a PG-13 romantic comedy about a young ladies man who teaches all his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather – with both encountering several table-turning twists along the way.
His film Sunday Morning was quickly picked up for distribution, debuting nationwide on the Comcast network. Marc also wrote and directed the short films Playing It Safe, Digging For, I Don't Get It, and Hard Jobs, as well as highly praised spec television commercials for Converse (“It's All About The Shoe”) and Culligan (“Such a Terrible Waste”).
Marc is the President of Story Films, a production company that produces and finances clever, entertaining, and marketable feature films, television shows, and commercials. Marc's next projects include a big-budget spy thriller with a twist, an action espionage film, and most notably, The Machine, a family comedy about a teenage goat herder in a remote African village who dreams of doing bigger things with his life and gets more than he bargained for when his village obtains a computer with an Internet connection. The Machine was chosen as one of the top 30 out of almost 6,000 scripts in the nation’s most prestigious screenwriting competition, the Nicholl Fellowships, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Jennifer Schaefer – Line Producer / Co-Producer
Jennifer has been line producing feature films and television for over 10 years. In 2005 Jennifer produced the feature film Arc, which won the Viewers Choice Award and Best Director Award at The Indie Gathering in 2006. Previously, Jennifer was the former V.P. of Production for Funny Boy Films. Because of her work at Funny Boy Films, Jennifer was chosen as one of Metro Source Magazines "30 People We Love" in 2003. While at Funny Boy Films, Jennifer also produced the Award Winning feature film Latter Days, which had a theatrical run of 8 months on over 100 screens. It has taken home the Audience Award for Best Feature at over 10 film festivals. Jennifer also produced Kiss the Bride starring Tori Spelling, which had its theatrical release in April, 2008.
Gavin Kelly – Director of Photography
Gavin Kelly is an award-winning director of photography who has shot a wide spectrum of narrative features and shorts, music videos, commercials, web and television projects, and more. Gavin has received two Student Emmys for his films. In 2005 Gavin received the prestigious Charles B. Lang Heritage Award for Outstanding Cinematography, Honorable Mention, from the American Society of Cinematographers, a distinction celebrating rising talent in the field. His credits include West Bank Story, a film that premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.
Kimberly Stuckwisch – Assistant Director
Kimberly has assistant directed on 15 films and countless commercials and music videos. She has also acted as Second Unit Director on films including Remarkable Power, Senior Skip Day, Play the Game, and The Deadline. Kimberly recently directed and produced a docu/reality based pilot for MTV on the life of Jazmin Whitley, and co-directed and produced Local Hero, a television pilot for the Discovery Channel. In 2006, Kimberly paired up with Joseph Suarez and produced several of his projects including the music video Ice Capades for Twilight Sleep. In 2007, she co-produced/assistant directed the Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley Fusion concert in Las Vegas with Tunnel Post.
Chris Anthony Miller – Production Designer
In 1985, Chris found himself admiring drawings displayed in the Boston Architectural Center windows. That day, Chris registered in an evening design course and never looked back, becoming a fulltime architectural student. Chris moved to L.A. sight unseen, and a contact soon introduced him to the world of set decorating. He began working as a set dresser, and then secured his first position as asst. art director for Candyman. As Production Designer, Chris has worked on dozens of commercials, films, and videos alongside such leading talents as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Steven Soderbergh, Isabella Rossellini, Ashton Kutcher, James Franco, Ashley Judd, and Dolly Parton.
Laura Brody – Costume Designer
Laura has been featured in Paper and Women’s Wear Daily, and recognized as one of the “30 under 30” by the San Francisco Design Center. After moving to Hollywood in 2004, she worked as a costumer, stylist, and in wardrobe for music videos (Carrie Underwood’s “Ever Ever After”), photos shoots (Mazda), and hit features (License to Wed). Within a year Laura had designed her first feature film, an ultra low-budget martial arts movie The Adventures of Johnny Tao. Other credits include Strawberry Cliff, The Fear Chamber, Naked Boys Singing, and Kiss the Bride.
Kimberley Generous White – Editor
Kimberley shared a Wild Rose Independent Film Festival award for Greetings from the Shore, a multiple prize-winning darling of the film festival circuit in 2007, starring a bevy of beloved character actors led by Paul Sorvino. She made her chief editorial debut with the 2006 feature The Iron Man. Following that was work on several episodes of Declassified and David & Fatima, a poignant political fable about Middle Eastern affairs starring Martin Landau and Tony Curtis. Her latest project is 400 Years of the Telescope, a documentary currently in production for a 2009 release.
Jim Latham – Composer
Jim twice won the coveted ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for “Most Performed Theme.” Known for his versatility throughout the industry, he’s scored episodes for dozens of TV series and movies, ranging from The Dating Game to Columbo Likes the Nightlife, developing a special affinity for animated work from Men in Black: The Series and Jackie Chan Adventures to Disney Princess: An Evening of Enchantment and The New Woody Woodpecker Show. He’s worked with many prestigious international performing groups, including the Prague Orchestra, which lent its talents to Play the Game.
Robin Urdang – Music Supervisor
Robin moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 1987. She started her own company, Reel Music, after music coordinating the film The Mambo Kings. Her credits as music supervisor include The Anniversary Party, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Out to Sea, Glitter, The Prince and Me, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Wristcutters, and various others. Robin is also a music consultant for Warner Independent Pictures and The Weinstein Company.
Jim Sharon – Production Manager
With a broad background and outstanding record of improving the effectiveness of the productions he is involved in, Jim seeks -- and meets -- new challenges within the film industry with a fresh perspective and the strong leadership skills needed to ensure the projects’ successful completion. Key credits include Kiss the Bride, Rome and Jewel, Rider & Shiloh Strong’s Irish Twins, ARC, Dane Cook’s Tourgasm, Touched, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.