Born in Budapest, Hungary, writer/director PETER FOLDY spent his formative years in Sydney, Australia and later in Toronto, Canada where he enrolled in film school but performed with various rock bands in order to pay his bills. His ability to create catchy pop songs soon let to a record contract and his first release went to #1 on the Canadian charts, earning Foldy two Juno Award nominations, the Canadian equivalent of The Grammys. After a long stint in music where he toured and enjoyed continued chart successes on the EMI, Polydor and RCA labels, Foldy moved to Los Angeles and put his sights back on film. He quickly sold a screenplay and went on to see a number of other scripts turned into motion pictures. To date has also directed five feature films, most recently the multiple festival award winner, “Silver Man” starring Eugene Levy (“American Pie”) and Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”). Foldy is currently working on several new film projects as well as an edgy play inspired by his early years in the world of rock & roll.
ZACH EVANS (Producer) has worked on a diverse slate of short films. He spent three years as Director of Development at Castle Creek Productions, and produced the semi-scripted comedy pilot PARTY ANIMALS, which was a Top 5 finalist in the FX Network’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Comedy Pilot Contest. His non-fiction film, JUNE 7, 1948 – AUGUST 4, 1998 screened at the opening night of the 2003 Ann Arbor Film Festival and took home the Detroit Filmmaker’s Coalition Award. Zach’s recent projects include SISTER’S KEEPER, a 40-minute HD drama screened for Academy Award consideration, and DEATH BY, a short documentary about a young photographer obsessed with her own mortality.
Growing up in Northern California, DREW MASTERS (Producer) graduated with a film degree from Montana State University and quickly moved to Los Angeles. While working to raise interest in – and finances for – several projects, he met Zach Evans, and the pair began working together as producing partners. They began by producing a trailer for OUTLIER, and followed that with several short films including ACTORS, THE LIVING SWORD, and a character-driven piece called LAST CALL. With several short films under their belts, Drew and Zach have renewed their push to produce an independent feature later in 2007.
ERIK KAUFMANN was born and raised in Southern California. He began shooting film at an early age with his father’s super 8mm film camera. Throughout the years he gained useful knowledge on all types of capturing formats but now strictly prefers High Definition. Erik also has a strong background on the post-production side of movie making. He started editing in his early teens and is currently a D.I Colorist at a post-production house in North Hollywood.
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, composer, FRED MANDEL started playing piano at age 4, guitar at age 8. In his late teens, Fred and his family moved to Toronto where he was soon hired to work with Alice Cooper, first as a keyboardist and later as guitarist/musical director. During this period he also worked with Pink Floyd, playing B-3 with them on the classic hit album, “The Wall”. He later toured Japan and America with Freddie Mercury and Queen, doing Saturday Night Live and went on to record with Queen on their album “The Works.” This led to a tour of America and Europe with the band, Supertramp. Recognized as a world-class musician, Fred was asked to join The Elton John Band with whom he toured for over seven years. He is currently living in the Los Angeles area and finally working on his long overdue solo album.
Film Editor SANDI BANGASSER grew up just outside of Los Angeles and is based in Santa Monica California. She attended film school at Northwestern University, in Illinois. She has worked on numerous films ranging from narrative shorts, to documentary and feature films. Her work has appeared in festivals around the world from Chicago, to Florida, to Switzerland, to India.
Wardrobe Designer/Hair & Make-Up artist, EVA WOODBY was born in Rome, Italy but relocated to Michigan at the age of four. She originally attended University of Michigan with the intent of a theatre performance degree but quickly changed her major to theatre design after she took her first stage makeup and costuming courses. After graduating in May of 2003, she moved to Burbank, California and enrolled at Joe Blasco Makeup Center West where she received her certification as a professional makeup artist. She has been a working makeup artist, hairstylist, wardrobe stylist and costume designer ever since.