Attached Crew

Director


Jeremy Mackie

A Seattle filmmaker and visual artist, Jeremy Mackie has served as a film and video technician on numerous short films, music videos, and documentaries. He directed the short film Grey Linings, telling the story a young girl on a photo hunt through the eyes of those living in Seattle, which played at Rainier Independent Film Festival, the One Reel Film Festival, and STIFF. He has been the director of photography of several short films and corporate projects, and served as chief lighting technician on Lynn Shelton’s latest project Seattle $5 Cover as well as GrassrootsThe Off Hours and numerous other features and shorts. He has also edited several short films and art projects, including Victory Point, which played at the 2010 Local Sightings Festival, and How to Enter a Bedroom.

Executive Producer


Jane Charles

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Jane Charles is an award-winning producer with over twenty years experience with every aspect of filmmaking. From Assistant Director to Producer, she has worked in production on series such as 21 Jump Street, Wise Guy and Booker as well as feature films Bird on a Wire (Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn), Pure Luck (Danny Glover, Martin Short) and Run (Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston). She has produced hundreds of commercials and shows for television including: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Home Away From Home, as well as music videos featuring Sting, Harry Connick Jr and Our Lady Peace.

Jane has worked with many writers and directors, developing and producing their projects for the screen and then securing worldwide distribution. She developed and produced the feature film, Cyberteens In Love, a futuristic love story, which premiered at the Montreal Film Festival, distributed Internationally by Sullivan Entertainment. Next was Once In a Blue Moon, a family film set in the 1960’s about two foster brothers who take revenge on the neighborhood bullies by building a rocket ship to the moon. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, distributed worldwide by Seville Entertainment.

From 1996 until 2006, Jane was Executive Producer, first at Apple Box Productions, which she helped grow into one of the top commercial production houses in Canada and, then, her own company, Run Spot Run Films, with which she produced the first campaign for the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Jane is currently producing $5 Cover Seattle, a feature film and dramatic web series about the Seattle music scene, with Humpday director Lynn Shelton, for MTV. She is in preproduction with the teen horror/comedy College Sucks and has several feature films in different stages of development including SOLD, Run The Tide and Trance of the Kalahari while she regularly consults with filmmakers to help them secure funding and distribution.

Producer


Cheryl Cowan

Cheryl has worked on more than 14 feature films since 2006. Most of her film work has been in the role of Script Supervisor, working closely with the Director, Director of Photography, and the First Assistant Director to ensure that each film not only maintained continuity but also that the scenes would all edit well together in post production.

Her work in film detoured in 2007 when she line-produced a feature titled ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction. This ultra-modified low budget film was shot entirely on-location in a small, historic town near Seattle. Cheryl’s work as line producer kept the production on budget, as well as helped the quiet town residents and the 30+ person film crew co-exist. ZMD has done well in the festival circuit and has recently been picked up for distribution.

Cheryl has worked with many directors in her short but busy three years, including 1000 Years of Good Prayers by Wayne Wang, which was picked up for a limited theatrical release nationwide. On this film, she had the added challenge of working on a film spoken in half-Mandarin and changes were made to the script on a daily basis. This challenge helped strengthen many of her skills in the ever-changing world that is film making.

Her varied film experience led her to the role as First Assistant Director on the Last Colony teaser. This transition was smooth because of her consistent work as a Script Supervisor and her ability to plan well in pre-production and make quick decisions during principal photography.

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Director of Photography


TJ Williams

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.

Assistant Director


Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans recently completed her masters of education at the University of Washington and when she is not working on independent films, she is teaching middle school in Seattle. She has worked on several successful Northwest film productions, as 1st AD on the feature film True Adolescents and the short Night Blind, as well as Key PA for the Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle and Production Coordinator for Zoo.

Her life has taken her to Chile on two separate occasions for a year each time. She worked as an English teacher and freelance writer and learned about life outside of the United States. In Chile, ideas about foreign policy, education, equity, and oppression were brought into focus and subsequently, inspired Rachel to combine her love of film with her love of teaching to affect change through storytelling. She is a fluent Spanish speaker who believes that we are from the places where we grow the most—she is from Kansas, Seattle, and Chile.

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.

Hair and Makeup


Jennifer Popochock

Jennifer is a licensed cosmetologist, licensed esthetician and a certified makeup artist by the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts where she learned makeup for film and television as well as special effects and airbrushing. Her work has been shown at the Cannes Film Festival, Los Angeles Fashion Week, MTV, FOX, TheWB.com, Seattle Magazine, The Discovery Channel, as well as numerous films, music videos and photographs. She has over 4 years industry experience, is a member of IATSE Local 488 and is a big supporter of local independent film in Seattle.

Casting Assistant


Denise Gibbs

Denise Gibbs has been writing and directing theater since 1984. She made the jump to film in 2006 and started her own company Foreground Background LLC. Denise helped produce a short film in 2008 with Academy Award winning director Michael Korolenko and is currently producing a documentary with the famed director. She just wrapped on the feature film The Details starring Tobey MacGuire, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Haysberth, Laura Linney and Ray Liotta where she was the extras casting director.

Denise has a background in project management and journalism and works as an independent casting director specializing in background extras in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. Her most recent casting work was seen at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival. Denise works in television and corporate as well as the independent film market. Some of her most recent clients were MTV, Comedy Central, ABC, Microsoft, SIFF, Seattle Sound Transit, Johnson & Johnson, Campbell’s Soup and Nordstrom. Denise resides in Bellevue, WA with her two young sons.

Locations Manager


Dave Drummond

Dave Drummond is a Seattle-based location manager who has been scouting and managing locations for film and video since 2004. He recently served at the location manager for the 2009 IFP Spotlight Award winner Night Blind. He also worked on the features World’s Greatest Dad and The Whole Truth, as well as Rick Stevenson’s SIFF film that was created to promote the new SIFF Film Center. In addition to film he has worked as both scout and manager for a variety of corporate and commercial clients, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Chevy, Hyundai, Amazon.com and PEMCO Insurance.

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.

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.