Gabriela Tollman (Director/Writer/Producer/Actress)
Gabriela is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa and a graduate of U.C.L.A.’s theater and film department. She has been a member of several reputable theater companies and performed in many plays and independent films. She has directed over ten short films; which have played in festivals worldwide and won numerous awards. She wrote, directed co-produced and acted in THE LAST GUNSHOT, a short film that played in over 25 festivals and won several awards including The International Cinematographer’s Guild Award, which screened the film at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. She wrote and directed BIRTH OF INDUSTRY, for which she was awarded the Los Angeles Short Film Grant from Kodak, Panavision, and Filmmakers Alliance. BIRTH OF INDUSTRY played in several festivals and was awarded the John Williams award for Visual Excellence at the Cleveland Film Festival. Her short film, YOU TURNED BACK AND HELD MY HAND screened at numerous festivals including the Sundance Film Festival to much acclaim. Tollman is currently in post-production for her first feature film titled SOMEBODY'S MOTHER and she is also developing several projects including the feature film TINA based on the life of Tina Modotti and a televison series about the AFTER LIFE. Check out some of Gabriela's short films here: www.gabrielatollman.com
Evelyne Tollman (Writer/Producer/Actress)
Evelyne Tollman hails from South Africa where she began acting and writing plays since she was five. Evelyne attended LACC theatre academy and went on to study with screen writing completing the Writers Boot-camp 2 year program. Evelyne has produced and performed in some of her own plays, LA, LA, No! No! Directed by Maggie Soboil, Into The Still Point and The Pig And I, which were highly recommended by the LA weekly, who called Tollman’s work outstanding comparing her unique humor to Monty Python. Evelyne's scripts Old Time Girl and My Wedding At Auschwitz made Semi Finalist in Table Read My Screenplay and ScreenCraft contests.
Fortunato Procopio (Director Of Photography)
Fortunato has more than two decades of experience shooting feature films, documentaries, and commercials. He has been a regular contributor to Saturday Night Live having shot dozens of parody spots. He also lensed the Sundance award-winning film, The Devil and Daniel Johnston. His commercial work has won numerous honors including Clio, Telly and Promax awards; his features and documentaries have shown at festivals throughout the world including Berlin, New York, Toronto and SxSW. Fortunato is a graduate of Yale University.
Walter Werzowa (Composer)
Werzowa is well known for having composed and produced the Intel "Bong," which is allegedly broadcast somewhere in the world once every five minutes. Since its conception in 1994, he has re-arranged it to keep it current.
Besides audio branding, Werzowa also composes music for feature films. Most recently, he worked on 8: Person to Person, which was directed by Wim Wenders. Previously, Werzowa has scored the main themes to Eraser (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger),Taking Lives (starring Angelina Jolie), The Hunted, Yippee and The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which received a Sundance Film Festival award.
Tyler Hubby (Editor)
He has edited over 30 documentary films. Most notable among them are The Devil and Daniel Johnston, a picaresque biography of mentally ill artist/musician Daniel Johnston; Double Take, Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez’s metaphysical essay on the cold war, the rise of television and the murder of Alfred Hitchcock by his own double; the HBO documentary A Small Act; Drafthouse Films' The Final Member which follows the curator of the Icelandic Phallological Museum as he attempts to complete his exotic penis collection;and Participant Media's The Great Invisible, which won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2014. He also edited and co-produced Lost Angels about the denizens of Los Angeles’ Skid Row and the new punk rock documentary Bad Brains: A Band in DC. He served as an additional editor on the Oscar nominated The Garden and HBO’s Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.