Multi FILM Collaborators

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Nathan Breton

Co-Creator, Director, ProduCer

Nathan Breton is a director and producer based in Brooklyn, NY.  Formerly the Head of Production at the advertising agency RAIN, Nathan's experience stems from commercial and narrative executions. He gravitates toward stories that challenge audiences, capture authenticity, and expose universal truths. He has directed 25 short films, produced a SAG feature, directed and produced two webseries, and directed over $3mm in commercial projects.

He is currently writing a supernatural horror about a father-son business while developing several other features in the horror & thriller genre. He enjoys running, playing piano, and finding speakeasys in NYC. nathanbreton.com

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Joe Killeen

Co-Creator, Writer

Joe Killeen is a writer and game designer in Los Angeles, California. He's worked with narrative storytelling across a host of media formats, from film to television to digital shorts to video games to boardgames to tabletop RPGs, with upcoming aims to add books and podcasting to the list.  He currently works for ITV Studios America in scripted television development. 

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Nikolai Basarich

Assistant Director

Writer and director living in New York by way of LA. Short and long form fiction specializing in coming-of-age steeped in magical realism, and surreal sci-fi/fantasy/horror drama. Upcoming projects include In the Bowels of the Building, part one of horror anthology The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror, filming fall 2018.

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Andi Obarski

Cinematographer

Andi Obarski is a New York based cinematographer whose work includes short and long form narrative fiction, music videos, web series and documentaries. She has shot in South Korea, France, Canada and is a proud member of Cinematographers XX Nuwave and Film Powered. Website  Instagram: @aobarksi

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Eric Brown

Sound Recording & Mix

Eric is a New York based sound designer and mixer whose work covers a wide variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. A musician who's interest and experience in Film/TV sound was born out of a passion for recording and mixing orchestral music. His approach to sound design and mixing is reminiscent of his orchestral workflow, making him a rare and unique sound professional utilized in the many modalities of content seen in the Greater New York area. Recent work with NBC Olympics, Warner Brothers, Elara Pictures, and HBO Sports, have established Eric as a valuable asset to any project, and an up and coming talent in New York's film and TV industry. He currently owns and operates Waterline, a full audio post production studio located in downtown Manhattan.

Samantha Glovin

Producer, Actor

Samantha Glovin is a NY based actor and storyteller. She’s covered ground in acting for the stage and film, voiceover, stand-up comedy, storytelling, and producing. Countdown has has given her the opportunity to make art with her best friends and that’s really all she could ever ask for. Sam loves dance, Mahjongg, and perfecting homemade pasta. www.SamanthaGlovin.com.

 

Andy Sheffield

Titling

Andy Sheffield is a Designer and Creative Director currently working in Entertainment in Los Angeles. He’s responsible for the Countdown Title Sequences. See more of his work at andysheffield.com.

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Evan Kultangwatana

Colorist

Evan Kultangwatana is a Colorist and Editor living in Brooklyn, NY.

Over the course of a decade long career, he has worked on hundreds of commercials, music videos, short films, and documentaries for a wide variety of national and international brands. A versatile and dedicated collaborator, Evan emphasizes the development of clear perspectives and technical experimentation.

Past lives included playing in rock bands and choreographing modern dance pieces. evanevan.com


Single Film Collaborators

Neal Dhand

Producer - Hitched

Neal Dhand is a writer, director, producer, and professor from Philadelphia, living in Prague. Neal's films have played Cinequest, the Shanghai International Film Festival, and the Brooklyn Film Festival among others. He is in development on two science-fiction features. Neal teaches directing at Prague Film School and lives in Žižkov with his wife Kat and his dog Ike.

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Laura Chaneski

Julia - MORNING PAPER

Laura is a stage and screen actor from New Jersey. Her television appearances include Law & Order: SVU, House of Cards, Do No Harm, and over 50 commercials. This fall, she can be seen on the new series YOU on Lifetime. Laura has had lead and supporting roles in many feature and short films; most recently, the upcoming feature film The Artist's Wife. Her favorite regional theater credits include White Guy on the Bus (Molly), Greetings (Randi), Singin' in the Rain (Kathy), White Christmas (Rita), and Nunsensations (Sister Leo).  She is a graduate of Rutgers University and a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. www.laurachaneski.com

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Tanmaya Shekhar

Art Director - Morning Paper

Tanmaya Shekhar is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn. A native of India, he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India with a Master's in Economics. After working with a consulting company for a year, he switched to filmmaking. He's written, directed and produced a number of award winning narrative shorts. He is the writer/producer of a feature length documentary Farmers for America, currently screening in film festivals. He is excited about his new animation series The Grand Tammy, currently in development. 

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Don Downie

Cinematographer - THIRD DATE

Don is an award-winning director, writer, producer, and cinematographer. A native of Detroit and a self-taught filmmaker, Don recently directed season one of Royally, a comedic web series that won the Critics Award at the 2017 New York Television Festival. Don wrote and directed the short comedy Le Creuset, and short drama Pepper & The Salt Sea,  Both films toured festivals nationally and internationally, garnering awards. He was a finalist for the Jerome Foundation Grant for his feature screenplay The Spirit of Detroit. Recent cinematography credits include the award-winning short film Cake, directed by Anne Hu, and the feature film Wedgerino, directed by Aaron Wertheimer. Don is based in Los Angeles, but his heart shall always reside in Brooklyn.

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Mike Roche

John - Morning Paper  

Mike is very happy to have worked with Nathan and his team on The 7:10 Express,  Sleep On It, and now Morning Paper!  Additional Credits include:  The Father (w/ Al Pacino at The Actors Studio), Doubt  (T. Schreiber/ Peter Jensen)  Night Over Taos (INTAR / Estelle Parsons), Room Service (The Actors Studio / dir. Arthur Storch), A Clockwork Orange & Fahrenheit 451, (59E59, EST, Edinburgh / dir. Joe Tantalo),  Billy the Kid (Flea Theatre / Bat Theatre Company/ dir. Jim Simpson),  Salome (Two River Theatre Company / dir. Jonathan Fox),  The Johnny Johnson Dream Show (The Living Theatre / dir. John Strasberg), Salome (PA: Barrymore Theatre/ Broadway dir. Estelle Parsons),  Member: Godlight Theatre Company (2010 Drama Desk Award), SAG-AFTRA/ AEA. Special Thanks:  Nathan Breton, Cast, Crew and Holly O'Brien. www.mikeroche.net

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CASSANDRA CLARK

Ellen - Overslept

Cassandra is actually known to her family as Cassie and to her friends as Cass. She was able to work in the industry for three solid years, booking films such as INFINITY CHAMBER and DISCARNATE. She co-created and directed an award winning web series, ENGLISHMAN IN L.A.

With the encouragement of her theatrical manager, she made the move to New York City during the summer of 2015. After only a few months of auditioning, she booked a role on the Martin Scorsese produced HBO series, VINYL. Cassandra splits her time between New York and Los Angeles writing, directing and continuing to experience a variety of acting opportunities. Website | IMDB 

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Christopher Loar

Michael - Third Date

Chris is a two-time Drama Desk Award Nominated actor, writer, director, DJ / Beat Maker and comedian based in Brooklyn. He's an ensemble member of The New York Neo-Futurists and has appeared regularly in their long running show "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes.)" He created and directed the hit Off-Off Broadway Shows "The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill, Volumes 1 and 2" which received national and international tours. He is also a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. He plays on the Indy Improv team "Apostrophe," does stand-up all over town and makes short films and other content for his youtube channel "Work From Home."

Find out more about Chris here: Website | Youtube

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Mosiah Moonsammy

Nick - Third Date

Mosiah Moonsammy founded Just Jump productions in 2015, a boutique production company specializing in original content, where he has written directed and produced several independent video projects. Recently, his passion for storytelling has increasingly turned to more work behind the camera, serving as Associate Producer on the web series Situationships; soon to be available on Amazon.

Today, Mosiah is in development of several feature film and television projects, continuing to hone his skills as a writer/director/producer.