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JOSH KIDD

WRITER/DIRECTOR

Josh Kidd began directing shortly after he completed his actor training at the renowned Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. After graduating, he began to develop his skills as a filmmaker and directed two test short films “Addiction” & “August”. 

 

“Addiction” is a film about an NYC drug addict with a distorted reality and starred television actor Marlies Bauer Bell (I am the Night). “August” was an experimental film, which followed the struggles of dealing with mortality. Nerea Duhart (From A Commode, Astraea) played the lead role of August.

 

He worked on multi-award winning feature “Let it Go”, made by established indie director Tom Wilton. Josh went on to film “Searchers” a Warner Bros Pilot with Hollywood producer Dean White (The Shield, Siren). His experiences encouraged him to shift gears and put his full attention onto directing. 

 

Josh directed the short "Wirelines” in 2017. The story follows a young man who is diagnosed with a chronic disease and has to confront his partner with the devastating news. In 2018, he directed “On your own time”, which dealt with the struggles of being homeless and alone on the streets of New York. Both films are anticipating a festival run in 2019.

 

Kidd’s understanding of the film making process is as he says “A magical way to tell a story through merging poetry and picture”.

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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Guillermo Barreira is a Spanish filmmaker based in New York. His work has earned multiples awards, nominations and special mentions.

 

He has a degree in Media from Cardenal Herrera University CEU (Spain). Has a Masters degrees in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). A year Specialization Film by New York Film Academy and currently is preparing for his Ph.D. in Cinema Studies.

 

He began his career in radio and television, directing commercials in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. He has been Professor of Audiovisuals in Spain, and is a featured video artist at Ob Art Gallery in Barcelona, Spain.

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ELLIOTT CUFF

SOUND RECORDIST

Native New Yorker, Elliott Cuff has been working as a sound mixer/boom operator since 2013.

 

He is an alumnus of Howard University and The Institute of Audio Research.  Elliott has worked on a variety of projects from feature films (No Pay Nudity), short films (The Lonely Planet), web series (Amazon's New Dogs, Old Tricks), documentaries, commercials, celebrity interviews, and corporate videos.

 

Mr. Cuff has recorded CNN reporter Don Lemon, actors Taraji P Henson, Nathan Lane, Director, Malcolm D Lee, singer Gladys Knight and many others.

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FREDDIE CONNOR

PRODUCER

Freddie Connor graduated from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London. He is a multi-award winning film producer and screenwriter.

 

He won the renowned “Award of Merit” as a producer for two years in a row at the Accolade Global Film Competition (2016 & 2017). MovieMaker Magazine named Accolade among “The Top 25 Festivals worth the entry fee!”

 

Freddie wrote and produced the critically acclaimed drama “Heather’s Painting,” which has been nominated for over 50 international awards. It has won 30 major awards including “Best Picture” at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, 2017. He was awarded Best Screenplay at both the Lakeview International Film Festival and NYC Indie Film Awards, 2017.

 

Freddie was one of the main producers of the feature film “Baseline,” which sold to over 15 countries and was released by Studio Canal Plus in the UK. The London Insider selected “Baseline” as one of the top 5 films of the year, alongside “Inception.”

 

He has also produced multiple award-winning short films, including “Mondays,” which won the Best Micro Crime Drama at the Indie Gathering International Film festival, 2017 

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ORIGINAL IDEA BY

Tom Wilton is a London-born writer, producer, and director based in New York City.

 

A self-taught filmmaker, Wilton is known for micro-budget feature films Let It Go (2014) and Vinyl (2010). As a writer and producer, Wilton has collaborated with several other filmmakers on numerous other projects including Jeffrey P. Nesker for Elsewhere, NY, Heidi Miami Marshall for Muscle, and Kerri Lynn Miller and Maria McIndoo for Etymology.

 

Wilton is currently developing several film projects and has recently completed a short documentary following hearing-impaired wrestler Christina “C-Bunny” Sarni.

DAN "CHIMY" CHMIELINSKI

ORIGINAL SCORE BY

Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski began his love affair with the bass at the young age of 3. Dan is an accomplished bassist and composer who has traveled the world, performing/recording with Joey Alexander, Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chase Baird, The New York Jazz Symposium and many more.

 

He recently received his master's degree in jazz studies from the prestigious program at The Juilliard School. Dan also earned his bachelor's degree from the Juilliard School, studying under the great Ron Carter. 

 

Dan is proficient in many genres, and his diverse background has allowed him to record and perform with country sensation Kelsea Ballerini on national television, accompany the stars of Broadway’s “Hamilton,” and perform with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump.

 

Recently, Dan was one of 8 composers selected to participate in BMI’s, “Composing for the Screen” film scoring mentorship, under the guidance of acclaimed media composer Rick Baitz. He has also studied with composers Philip Lasser and Kendall Briggs.

 

Dan began his film scoring career in 2012, scoring filmmaker Connor Smith’s debut feature-length film, “Smoke in the Air.” Since then, Dan has gone on to score countless short films, features, and documentaries. He also recorded on the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s, “Cafe Society.”