a short film directed by Noah Wagner & written by Michael Koehler Winner of Best Dramatic Short at The 22nd Annual Sonoma International Film Festival Official Selection of Oscar Qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival
NICK WALKER is a native of the Colorado Rockies. He grew up with an appreciation for all things beautiful. He followed his passion for crafting unique images and stories to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied cinematography. After graduation, Nick co-founded GDBYM, a New York City-based production company and has since shot numerous award-winning music videos, short films, commercials and documentary projects around the world. His films have been nominated for Oscar Shorts and been shown at Cannes numerous times. His work has been screened at numerous international film festivals and has been seen by millions online. He is looking forward to the upcoming release of his first feature length film and feature length documentary, Nana. He hopes to continue his pursuit of visual excellence well into the future.
NICHOLAS TONG - PRODUCTION DESIGNER AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Forged from the Vesuvian flames of New York independent film productions, NICHOLAS TONG has since transitioned into the world of commercials & short form content. A tinkerer by nature, he is obsessed with the mechanics of all things, real or imaginary. With an eye for scope and scale as well as an intimate understanding of minutiae, he has an uncanny ability to weave fully formed worlds from words on a page. Long engaged in a love affair with high concepts and practical effects, Nicholas sees harmony in the balance of art and technology. There is no subject too esoteric for him, and no imagery too abstract to tackle.
MATTHEW GLASNER - CASTING DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
MATTHEW GLASNER graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University in 2012. After graduating, he interned in the casting department at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Upon completing his internship in Chicago, he moved to NYC and interned with Telsey+Co., and Manhattan Theatre Club. He was hired as the full time NY assistant at Barden/Schnee Casting and assisted casting for select projects, including this years Academy Award Winner for Best Picture Spotlight, Jessica Jones for Netflix, The Interestings (pilot), Good Girls Revolt (pilot), Wayward Pines Season 2, and the upcoming films The Girl on the Train and Bleed for This; among many others over the course of his 2+ year career there. He is now the Casting Associate for the new USA Series FALLING WATER alongside Casting Director Mia Cusumano and Meghan Rafferty.
TERRITORY STUDIO, VFX
TERRITORY STUDIO is a highly experienced motion graphics specialist based out of London, England. They are an ambitious and innovative group of designers, artists, animators and producers with a shared desire to deliver original, high-end creative work for film. Territory designs and animates screen graphics for live on-set playback and post-production, produces VFX for features and creates film titles and original content trailers.
Credits Include: Avengers: Infinity Wars, Blade Runner 2049, Ready Player One, The Martian, Ex_Machina, Ghost in the Shell, Guardians of the Galaxy, Prometheus, Fast and Furious 6, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
CHRISTINE SCIORTINO is a makeup artist and costume designer with a passion for storytelling through character. She completed a diverse course of study in film and women’s literature at New York University, art theory and French in Paris, and a costume design intensive studio in Prague. In 2013, she moved back to her hometown of Chicago where she earned her Cosmetology license at Pivot Point Academy and quickly built a wide client base. She currently works in hair and makeup for film, television, and theater. Recent projects include NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE, Netflix’s EASY, The Goodman Theatre's WAR PAINT (now on Broadway), and Rupert Wyatt’s upcoming sci-fi feature CAPTIVE STATE. Christine is also a professor of Cinema Makeup and Character Design in the Cinema Art + Science school at Columbia College Chicago where she is thrilled to be working with the next generation of filmmakers!