CAROLINA GIMENEZ (PRODUCER)
Carolina Gimenez is an Argentinean producer/filmmaker based in NYC since 2005. Carolina has worked in many NYC productions as Production Manager and Production Coordinator. She has also worked in Spain, Ecuador and Argentina. Feature films she has worked on include EGG (2018) starring Christina Hendricks and Alysia Reiner (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Michael Moore’s FAHRENHEIT 11/9 (2018) and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (2015), HELLO AGAIN (2017) starring Audra McDonald and Rumer Willis, and FRED WON'T MOVE OUT (2012) with Elliott Gould and Fred Melamed. And two scripted TV series for Discovery ID (2016-2017).
MARK BLANE ( co-DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER / “MARK")
Mark is a Brooklyn-based screenwriter, producer and actor originally from Indiana. In 2016, Mark served as a Writer’s Assistant for the hit CBS sitcom KEVIN CAN WAIT. He recently sold his first movie, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON, to Netflix Originals after a premiere in Documentary Competition at Tribeca Film Festival 2017. Indiewire called it “a murder mystery, brilliantly fusing an archival history with the elements of a detective story.” Blane served as Archival Producer and Co-Writer alongside Director and Co-Writer, David France. Blane is working on the newest Michael Moore documentary, FAHRENHEIT 11/9 and Moore’s newly announced TNT series, LIVE FROM THE APOCALYPSE. Blane acted as consultant for an Amy Adams Max Mara commercial and Zoe Saldana's short film for Stuart Weitzman. CUBBY is Blane’s first narrative feature and on-screen acting debut.
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.
SINISA KUKIC (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)
Siniša Kukic is a cinematographer and craftsman based in Brooklyn and San Francisco. His self-produced 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. His cinematography has aired on BET's Lens On Talent (PALM TREES DOWN 3RD ST.) and also won best short documentary at SXSW (MOTHERSBANE). His newest project is a feature length documentary (THIS CLOSE) which follows the lives of two teenage boys of color traversing through school, romance, and the criminal justice system. Before that, he was DP on Jonathon Joiner’s CLAIMING THE TITLE: GAY OLYMPICS ON TRIAL. He attended the Graduate Film program at San Francisco State University.
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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.
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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.
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DAVID FRANCE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
David France – an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author – is the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary film HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE. As a reporter, France has worked at Newsweek, the New York Times, and New York magazine, where he is contributing editor today. Several dramatic films have been inspired by his journalism: THANKS OF A GRATEFUL NATION, a controversial Showtime miniseries about the 1990 Gulf War; the Peabody Award winner SOLDIER’S GIRL, about a private's murder; and OUR FATHERS, a Showtime adaptation of his book starring Christopher Plummer, which was nominated for two Emmys and a Writers Guild of America award. His most recent book, also called “How to Survive a Plague,” from Alfred A. Knopf, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016 and recipient of the American Library Association’s Stonewall Prize for Nonfiction. With producer Scott Rudin, France is developing the book into a miniseries for National Geographic. France's newest documentary, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON, will premiere on Netflix in October.
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