David Marmor | writer/director [IMDb]
A native of the San Francisco bay area, David studied Computer Science at Harvard, then spent three years designing video games published by such companies as Activision and Acclaim before enrolling in the USC School of Cinema-Television, where he received an MFA in directing. His thesis film, Spin, was funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation under the mentorship of multiple Academy Award-winning director Mark Jonathan Harris. Spin played at nearly 50 film festivals worldwide, won numerous awards, and received television distribution on IFC in the U.S., and in Canada on the CBC. In addition to filmmaking, David is a member of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum repertory company where this summer he is appearing in three productions.
Nathan Loofbourrow | producer [IMDb]
Originally from New Jersey, Nathan has produced several short films, including Feelin’ Bad, Scene From a Feature, Turf War, Closing Up and Trapped. He has spent 10 years at DreamWorks Animation, where he was most recently a Character TD Supervisor on How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. He has been involved, both in supervisory and hands-on roles, on films such as Academy Award winner Shrek, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Shark Tale, Over the Hedge, Shrek the Third and Bee Movie. He received a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University.
James Mann | director of photography [IMDb]
Born and raised in New York, James discovered a passion for photography while attending college in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles where he spent four years working as a gaffer, camera operator and second unit director of photography. In 2004 he enrolled in the prestigious graduate film program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he shot numerous award-winning commercials, music videos and narrative projects. Since graduating, he has worked steadily as a cinematographer on features such as Blue and A Woman Called Job, as well as numerous short films, music videos, and cable television shows. He recently completed his first feature as director, Desert Son, which he shot and co-directed with Brandon Nicholas. He is also an accomplished still photographer whose work has appeared in galleries and art publications.
Brandon Nicholas | production designer [IMDb]
Brandon Nicholas completed his first feature-length film, Beauty in Chaos, the gritty story of a photographer in World War II, at the age of 19. He studied film at Art Center College of Design where he discovered a knack for production design. Since graduating, he has designed many short films and music videos. His feature credits include Blue, Zach Horton’s Political Disasters and The Man Who Collected Food. He recently completed his second feature as director, Desert Son, which he designed and co-directed with James Mann.