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CAROLINA GIMENEZ (PRODUCER)

Carolina Gimenez is an Argentinean producer and filmmaker based in NYC since 2005. Carolina has worked in many NYC productions as Production Coordinator and Production Manager. She has also worked in Spain, Ecuador and Argentina. She is currently production coordinator on the Investigation Discovery series second season of Six Degrees of Murder. Other feature films she has worked on include Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Hello Again (2017), and upcoming projects with CBS, NBC, and Fox.

 

MARK BLANE ( co-DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER / “MARK") 

Mark is a Brooklyn-based screenwriter and actor. Most recently, he served as Associate Producer and Co-Writer on the upcoming feature length documentary Sylvia & Marsha with the Oscar-nominated, Gotham Award winning documentary filmmaker, David France (How To Survive A Plague) at Public Square Films, produced by LA Teodosio (Little Men) and Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons). Blane's acclaimed 2012 book/play/movement "The Rock & The Ripe" focused on forgotten queer teen suicides. TimeOut Chicago said of the project, "Blane is one to watch as a writer and a voice for LGBT equality." The project went viral internationally and attracted Kickstarter donations and hundreds of thousands of shares via Facebook, YouTube, and LGBTQ blogs. The play was filmed in mid-2014 for an upcoming documentary as it was performed for the inaugural program of the Safe Haven Initiative for Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie's Theater Kids at Hetrick-Martin Institute/Harvey Milk High School. Blane has written for Max Mara & Stuart Weitzman fashion videos starring Zoe Saldana and Amy Adams. Right now, he is really into cheeseburgers.

Check out www.markblane.com and follow him @markblane!
 

BEN MANKOFF (co-DIRECTOR)

Ben is a filmmaker living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. From Denton, Texas originally and the son of a psychologist and school teacher, Ben wound up at Bennington College studying Philosophy and Theater for his undergraduate degree. In New York, Ben has produced shorts, Trevor. Noah. and Stationary, along with Christine Pfister's animated feature film Mamoon (2017). Ben's most recent project was Jay Craven's Peter and John. Ben is currently enrolled in the graduate film studies program in the Gallatin School at New York University. CUBBY is Ben’s first feature film. 

 

SINISA KUKIC (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)

Siniša Kukić is a cinematographer, car enthusiast, and craftsman. His photographic work is defined by the landscape of his childhood home, the former Yugoslavia, and later the urban landscape of Chicago. As an experimental filmmaker his film PUMP, screened on KQED's Truly CA series and is rated the sixth greatest super 8 film of all time by Super8.org. Recently his cinematography has aired on BET's Lens On Talent (PALM TREES DOWN 3RD ST.) and also won best short documentary at SXSW (MOTHERSBANE). You can find him in Brooklyn under the hood of a 1979 BMW 5 Series.
 

Find him online!

 

WILLIAM COLBY (EDITOR)

William Colby is a Brooklyn-based editor. He previously worked for Pitchfork Media for 8 years as a Multimedia Producer and Editor. While there, he shot two documentaries on Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown, as well as produced the interactive website and video production for Basilica Art Festival. He shot, edited and produced the music video, Hood, for queer singer/songwriter mastermind Perfume Genius. NME Magazine says, “While ‘Hood’ appears to have been shot with no budget at all, the fearlessness of its art is overwhelming. The abiding image of Mike Hadreas being cradled by a bear is incredibly tender.” William has also worked on content for brands such as Doc Martens, GoPro, Bose, and Mercedes Benz. While Cubby is his first feature film, he hopes this is the first of many narrative films that highlight the struggle of queer underdog protagonists.

Follow him online

 

HENRY RUSSELL BERGSTEIN, CSA (CASTING DIRECTOR)

Henry Russell is an independent casting director in NY and LA working in theater, television and film. He most recently completed casting on season 3 of Mozart in the Jungle which he has cast with Douglas Aibel since it began. Other credits include (with Douglas Aibel) Grandma, November Criminals and How to Talk to Girls at Parties, (with Allison Estrin) Drunk Parents and Jack of the Red Hearts. As an associate with Mr. Aibel he worked on films including Grand Budapest Hotel, Mistress America, Frances Ha, The Immigrant and Two Lovers. Former Manager of East Coast Casting for Warner Bros. Television Studios in NY.

 

CHRISTIAN PATRICK (LEATHERMAN) 

Christian is an actor and writer residing in Manhattan. Before film, Christian studied Nuclear Physics in the Navy. His latest film role was in the James Franco/Travis Mathews collaboration, INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. (2013) which screened at Sundance and Berlinale in 2013. Christian is also featured in Franco's Gucci art film “La Passione” and Jake Robbin’s film HUSTLER. Between projects, he travels the world consulting and teaching classes on alternative sexuality, fetish, and BDSM subculture. Mr. Patrick’s journey has spanned from investment banking to dumpster diving on Oprah to translating for acclaimed film director Gaspar Noe, and producing a video for Wu-Tang Clan. 

Follow him @masteravery!
 

 

DAVID FRANCE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

David France is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, New York Times best-selling author, and award-winning investigative journalist. His directorial debut “How to Survive a Plague” is hailed as an innovative and influential piece of storytelling that is credited with renewing a conversation about AIDS in the United States. Appearing on over 20 “best of the year” lists, the documentary earned a GLAAD Award and top awards from the Gotham Awards, the International Documentary Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Boston Society of Film Critics, and the Provincetown Film Festival, among others. After a theatrical run reaching over 30 cities, “How to Survive a Plague” was aired on PBS’s Independent Lens series reaching an audience of millions and garnering an Emmy nomination. In addition, France has seen his journalistic work for magazines and in book form inspire several films, most recently the Emmy-nominated Showtime film “Our Fathers,” based on his critically acclaimed book by the same name. 


NIKOLA CHAPELLE (SOUND)
JAMES BARTOL (PRODUCTION DESIGN)
KELLY LUTTER (ART DIRECTOR)
REBECCA BANKS (PROPS)
ASHLEY ISAACS (WARDROBE)
NICK MANN (FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
ADRIAN ANAYA (SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
DARIO CAUDANA (LOCATIONS)
STEPHEN WINTER (CONSULTING PRODUCER)

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CAROLINA GIMENEZ (PRODUCER)

Carolina Gimenez is an Argentinean producer and filmmaker based in NYC since 2005. Carolina has worked in many NYC productions as Production Coordinator and Production Manager. She has also worked in Spain, Ecuador and Argentina. She is currently production coordinator on the Investigation Discovery series second season of Six Degrees of Murder. Other feature films she has worked on include Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Hello Again (2017), and upcoming projects with CBS, NBC, and Fox.

 

MARK BLANE ( co-DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER / “MARK") 

Mark is a Brooklyn-based screenwriter and actor. Most recently, he served as Associate Producer and Co-Writer on the upcoming feature length documentary Sylvia & Marsha with the Oscar-nominated, Gotham Award winning documentary filmmaker, David France (How To Survive A Plague) at Public Square Films, produced by LA Teodosio (Little Men) and Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons). Blane's acclaimed 2012 book/play/movement "The Rock & The Ripe" focused on forgotten queer teen suicides. TimeOut Chicago said of the project, "Blane is one to watch as a writer and a voice for LGBT equality." The project went viral internationally and attracted Kickstarter donations and hundreds of thousands of shares via Facebook, YouTube, and LGBTQ blogs. The play was filmed in mid-2014 for an upcoming documentary as it was performed for the inaugural program of the Safe Haven Initiative for Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie's Theater Kids at Hetrick-Martin Institute/Harvey Milk High School. Blane has written for Max Mara & Stuart Weitzman fashion videos starring Zoe Saldana and Amy Adams. Right now, he is really into cheeseburgers.

Check out www.markblane.com and follow him @markblane!
 

BEN MANKOFF (co-DIRECTOR)

Ben is a filmmaker living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. From Denton, Texas originally and the son of a psychologist and school teacher, Ben wound up at Bennington College studying Philosophy and Theater for his undergraduate degree. In New York, Ben has produced shorts, Trevor. Noah. and Stationary, along with Christine Pfister's animated feature film Mamoon (2017). Ben's most recent project was Jay Craven's Peter and John. Ben is currently enrolled in the graduate film studies program in the Gallatin School at New York University. CUBBY is Ben’s first feature film. 

 

SINISA KUKIC (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)

Siniša Kukić is a cinematographer, car enthusiast, and craftsman. His photographic work is defined by the landscape of his childhood home, the former Yugoslavia, and later the urban landscape of Chicago. As an experimental filmmaker his film PUMP, screened on KQED's Truly CA series and is rated the sixth greatest super 8 film of all time by Super8.org. Recently his cinematography has aired on BET's Lens On Talent (PALM TREES DOWN 3RD ST.) and also won best short documentary at SXSW (MOTHERSBANE). You can find him in Brooklyn under the hood of a 1979 BMW 5 Series.
 

Find him online!

 

WILLIAM COLBY (EDITOR)

William Colby is a Brooklyn-based editor. He previously worked for Pitchfork Media for 8 years as a Multimedia Producer and Editor. While there, he shot two documentaries on Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown, as well as produced the interactive website and video production for Basilica Art Festival. He shot, edited and produced the music video, Hood, for queer singer/songwriter mastermind Perfume Genius. NME Magazine says, “While ‘Hood’ appears to have been shot with no budget at all, the fearlessness of its art is overwhelming. The abiding image of Mike Hadreas being cradled by a bear is incredibly tender.” William has also worked on content for brands such as Doc Martens, GoPro, Bose, and Mercedes Benz. While Cubby is his first feature film, he hopes this is the first of many narrative films that highlight the struggle of queer underdog protagonists.

Follow him online

 

HENRY RUSSELL BERGSTEIN, CSA (CASTING DIRECTOR)

Henry Russell is an independent casting director in NY and LA working in theater, television and film. He most recently completed casting on season 3 of Mozart in the Jungle which he has cast with Douglas Aibel since it began. Other credits include (with Douglas Aibel) Grandma, November Criminals and How to Talk to Girls at Parties, (with Allison Estrin) Drunk Parents and Jack of the Red Hearts. As an associate with Mr. Aibel he worked on films including Grand Budapest Hotel, Mistress America, Frances Ha, The Immigrant and Two Lovers. Former Manager of East Coast Casting for Warner Bros. Television Studios in NY.

 

CHRISTIAN PATRICK (LEATHERMAN) 

Christian is an actor and writer residing in Manhattan. Before film, Christian studied Nuclear Physics in the Navy. His latest film role was in the James Franco/Travis Mathews collaboration, INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. (2013) which screened at Sundance and Berlinale in 2013. Christian is also featured in Franco's Gucci art film “La Passione” and Jake Robbin’s film HUSTLER. Between projects, he travels the world consulting and teaching classes on alternative sexuality, fetish, and BDSM subculture. Mr. Patrick’s journey has spanned from investment banking to dumpster diving on Oprah to translating for acclaimed film director Gaspar Noe, and producing a video for Wu-Tang Clan. 

Follow him @masteravery!
 

 

DAVID FRANCE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

David France is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, New York Times best-selling author, and award-winning investigative journalist. His directorial debut “How to Survive a Plague” is hailed as an innovative and influential piece of storytelling that is credited with renewing a conversation about AIDS in the United States. Appearing on over 20 “best of the year” lists, the documentary earned a GLAAD Award and top awards from the Gotham Awards, the International Documentary Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Boston Society of Film Critics, and the Provincetown Film Festival, among others. After a theatrical run reaching over 30 cities, “How to Survive a Plague” was aired on PBS’s Independent Lens series reaching an audience of millions and garnering an Emmy nomination. In addition, France has seen his journalistic work for magazines and in book form inspire several films, most recently the Emmy-nominated Showtime film “Our Fathers,” based on his critically acclaimed book by the same name. 


NIKOLA CHAPELLE (SOUND)
JAMES BARTOL (PRODUCTION DESIGN)
KELLY LUTTER (ART DIRECTOR)
REBECCA BANKS (PROPS)
ASHLEY ISAACS (WARDROBE)
NICK MANN (FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
ADRIAN ANAYA (SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
DARIO CAUDANA (LOCATIONS)
STEPHEN WINTER (CONSULTING PRODUCER)

More at IMDB.