DANIEL RAGUSSIS
writer/director/producer
Daniel Ragussis received his BA from Georgetown University, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist. He completed his MFA at Columbia University, and his films and screenplays have won dozens of international awards. His thesis film, HABER, won Best of Fest at LA Shorts, and became an Official Qualifier for the 2009 Academy Awards. It was also an official selection at Telluride, and won the National Board of Review Motion Pictures Award. The feature screenplay for HABER has won or placed in 11 screenwriting competitions, including winning the Creative Screenwriting Expo Competition, and being recognized by the Tribeca Film Institute with a Sloan Development Award. His feature screenplay FREUD, about the young Sigmund Freud as he was developing his theory of dreams, has also won numerous awards, having been recognized by Creative Screenwriting, Script Pipeline, and the Nicholl Fellowships. Ragussis is also developing a disaster movie about the stock market crash in 1929, and is the co-writer of the screen adaptation of PURPLE AMERICA, the latest novel by Ricky Moody (author of THE ICE STORM). His first feature, IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette, is due for release in August 2016.
SHANNON FACTOR producer
Shannon Factor was born and raised in California and spent most of her youth working in theater.  She then moved to Los Angeles, where she received her B.A. in Political Science, an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, and a law degree from Loyola Law School, focusing on entertainment law.  Shannon has penned several scripts currently in development and pre-production, and she and her production company, Cinespire Entertainment, have produced several award-winning shorts on the festival circuit, a television movie, and have a documentary and several feature films in development.
CARLOS VERON director of photography
Originally from Buenos Aires, Carlos Veron has worked on hundreds of projects, from commercials and music videos to shorts and feature films. His commercial credits include spots for Nike, McDonald’s, Swatch, Coca-Cola, 7UP, Axe, MTV, and Saks Fifth Avenue. His narrative work includes films that have played at the Hamptons, Palm Springs, Rome, Buenos Aires, and Berlin Film Festivals. He is currently in post-production on the Columbia thesis film "St. Paul" and the documentary film “Cuba Libre,” shot on location in the Dominican Republic, and in pre-production on the feature film “Asher.”
CHRIS SPANOS producer
Chris Spanos is an entrepeneurial producer who has co-founded two industry-leading production companies, Animators at Law and Kinetic Arts. His varied career has included work within the fields of film, marketing, advertising, and new technologies, affording him the great privilege of working with such luminaries as John Lithgow, James Garner, Tony Danza, Dennis Miller, and two-time Academy Award-winning director Martin Strange-Hansen. His most recent project was producing the acclaimed film WELCOME TO LIFE, an official selection at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and a regional finalist for the Student Academy Award.
BRIAN HWANG producer
Brian Hwang, born and raised in Michigan, graduated with a degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College. After working in finance for several years, Brian left the field to travel throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand for two years. His most recent projects include production work for the short films “Celamy” (2005 Student Academy Award Finalist) and “St. Paul,” and his current projects include acting as Music Supervisor for the independent feature film “Fireflies in the Garden” (written and directed by 2003 Student Academy winner Dennis Lee).
KAY LEE production designer
Kay Lee got her start pursuing dual careers in Fashion and Costume Design for theatre. In addition to costume designing numerous Off-Broadway shows, she was a Technical Designer for major apparel companies, such as Express, the Gap and Polo Jeans. Her theater experience enabled her to start a career in film, where she quickly advanced to Production Design. Her film work includes: "Jesus Henry Christ" (2003 Student Academy Award winner, DGA award), "Seibutsu" (2004 Student Academy Award Finalist) and "PayDay" (2003 Sundance Short Selection), among others.
JODI COTTONGIM costume designer
Jodi Cottongim has been a designer for over a decade and has worked for companies such as Anne Klein, Motown Records and, most notably, Coach Leatherwear. Her recent costume design work includes the theatrical productions of "Ondine" and the "Three Ecstasies," the "ChandelAir" soap opera, the independent film "Not Of The Flesh," and the Fat Boy Slim video "Joker." She has had the opportunity to work with such celebrities as Steve Harvey, J.C. Chasez (InSync), Queen Latifah, and new artist Elsie Muiz. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and is originally from Seattle, Washington.
SARA CORRIGAN editor
Sara Corrigan edited "Flannel Pajamas," a feature starring Justin Kirk and Julianne Nicholson, directed by Jeff Lipsky.  Her first feature credit as Editor was "Following Bliss."  She has also directed her own movies, more recently, a documentary short called "A Prayer For Peace."  Corrigan has worked as a First Assistant Editor on six of Woody Allen's films including "Sweet and Lowdown," "Small Time Crooks," and "Melinda and Melinda."  Prior to working for Mr. Allen, her other credits include "Carlito's Way," "Dead Man Walking," "Smoke," "The Mirror Has Two Faces," and "Meet Joe Black." 
SIMON TAUFIQUE composer
British by birth, Indian by heritage, and a citizen of the US and UK, Simon's music is an exploration of intimate spaces and cultural borders, the computerized and the handmade, the personal and the global. Simon's inspired musical experimentation in Grad School lead to a commission for "Wide Awake" (Miramax) and culminated in music for the indie cult film, "Temps." Simon has since composed for award-winning shorts ("God is Good," "Caroline By Committee," "St. Paul," and "No Shoulder," among others), cutting-edge filmmakers, and venues (Theater, Web). Simon is currently composing for a modern rock musical production in New York.