Our Rebel Crew

Director: Jeremy Mackie

When not crewing film projects around Seattle, director Jeremy Mackie spends his time trying to make his own films. He recently completed a short film sponsored by the Seattle International Film Festival titled The Return, a comedic spoof based on the short story ‘The Open Window’ by Saki. He also directed a ‘city-film’ homage to the people of Seattle called Grey Linings, as well as the short documentary A Little Bit Faster that follows an amateur race car driver trying to make it in a sport dominated by money.

Jeremy has also shot, lit and edited film projects in the local film community for more than seven years, and has the pleasure of working with some of the hardest-working and talented people in Seattle. Jeremy’s lighting credits include Safety Not Guaranteed, Your Sister’s Sister, Eden, Fat Kid Rules the World, Grassroots, and the Indie Spirit Award-nominated The Off Hours. As an editor, he’s cut several short films and art projects through the years, including Victory Point and How to Enter a Bedroom.

Producer: Lacee Kloze

Lacee Kloze resides in Seattle and began her career working on the LA Film Fest Selection, Dear Lemon Lima in 2008. She soon fell in love with production and knew where her film future lay. She has since worked as an AD on the 2009 and 2011 IFP Spotlight winners, Nightblind and Forced Entry, and the 2011 Sundance official selection and Independent Spirit Award Nominee, The Off Hours. She has since worked on the 2012 Sundance official selection, Safety Not Guaranteed and SXSW official selection Fat Kid Rules The World. Most recently she produced Pretty Face and Green My Eyes, a short film and IFP Spotlight Award finalist for writer/ director Sam Graydon, currently in the festival circuit. Lacee plans to continue her producing career with a number projects in the works.

Director of Photography: T.J. Williams Jr.

A second-generation director of photography and camera operator, TJ Williams challenges himself to connect images into fluid motion to tell a story. Beginning as a camera assistant at 13, TJ found himself drawn to the magic of filmmaking, and couldn’t see himself doing any other job. He went on to serve as a director of photography on The Scratch (shot on 16mm and recently securing distribution), numerous commercial and music video projects, as well as shorts such as The Day My Parents Became Cool and Morning on Elm Street. He continues to work as an camera operator, steadicam operator and jib operators, with credits in features such as Cthulhu, Butterfly Dreaming, It Might Get Loud, and Wrong Turn at Tahoe.



Production Designer: Ben Blankenship

Adding his creativity to visual projects throughout Seattle, Ben Blankenship has brought his design touch to several features, television, commercial and music video productions. He served as production designer for the short film Moving by local director Megan Griffiths, as well as the award-winning short film The Day My Parents Became Cool. On the feature film Dear Lemon Lima, he coordinated all details of props and set dressing, and the film later went on show at over a dozen film festivals internationally, including the LA Film Festival and The Sao Paolo International Film Festival. He also plays in several music projects as a guitarist and organist.

Art Designer: Tania Kupczak

 Costume Designer: Ashley Russell


 1st Assistant Director: Mel Eslyn


Composer and Sound Designer: Vinnie Smith



 Editor: Sean Donavan

Sean has been editing video for 9 years. His work includes music videos, documentaries, corporate videos, live music shoots, and promotional videos. His full-length feature credits include Lynn Shelton’s films We Go Way Back, My Effortless Brilliance, Humpday, and Sandy Cioffi’s film Sweet Crude. Sean earned an Associate of Applied Arts degree from the Art Institute in Seattle, Washington.


 Hair and Make-up: Shawn Shelton


Script Supervisor: Cheryl Cowan


 1st Asst. Camera: Jason Knoll


 2nd Asst. Camera: Alisa Tyrill



Gaffer: Mike Vukas



 Key Grip: Garrett Cantrell


Location Manager: Herman Esau


 Key P.A.: Justin Cantrell


 Production Assistant/Featured Extra: John Behr


Stunt Coordinator: Alex Terzieff

Alex Terzieff is a professional stunt coordinator and stunt performer living in Washington. For features such as Band of Brothers, Alexander the Great, and Twilight he’s served as a stunt performer with special skills in high falls, rigging and stunt safety, rappelling, stair falls and armed combat. He’s led a stunt team on several short films such as Night Blind, Given to Walk, several commercial productions in the Northwest, as well as the feature film Battle in Seattle. You can view more of his work at www.seattlestuntcompany.com.