press kit

written and directed by David Marmor

A native of the San Francisco bay area, David Marmor 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 screenplay for Spin won the 2000 Alfred P. Sloan Award, which funded production of the film under the mentorship of Academy Award-winning director Mark Jonathan Harris.

produced by Evan Finn

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Evan Finn has spent most of his life in Southern California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in chemistry from the University of California San Diego before moving to Los Angeles to enroll in the graduate film production program at USC. There he edited, directed or produced over fifteen student films before receiving his MFA. Since graduation he has worked full-time as an editor on such television shows as Joe Millionaire and the DVDs for Bad Boys II, Seabiscuit and Pirates of the Caribbean.

director of photography Juliane Crump

Los Angeles native Juliane Crump studied art history at Yale University, then received her MFA in cinematography and directing from the USC School of Cinema-Television. While there, she shot and/or directed over twenty shorts and was mentored by cinematographer Bill Dill and former ASC president Woody Omens. She is the official cinematographer for the Maud Powell Music Festival in Peru, Illinois, and in her spare time she is addicted to classical singing and playing the bagpipes.

edited by Donald Joh

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Donald Joh received a BA in film and video studies from the University of Michigan. While there, he wrote and directed the short film 18% Grey which won the Best Michigan Filmmaker Prize at the 32nd Ann Arbor Film Festival. He received an MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television where he was awarded the Thomas Bushnell Scholarship in cinematography. He currently lives in Los Angeles and works as a television editor.

sound design by Joe Dzuban

A graduate student at USC, Joe has found his niche in post-production sound. In addition to being sound effects editor for the Academy Award-nominated documentary Spellbound, he has served as sound designer and re-recording mixer for more than 20 USC thesis film in the past two years. Last year he was nominated for the Verna Fields Golden Reel Award for sound editing excellence. In his final semester at school, Joe hopes to work professionally as a sound designer and re-recording mixer.

music by Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Harvard, where he was chosen three times as composer of the illustrious Hasty Pudding show. After graduating with a degree in psychology, he studied scoring for motion pictures and television at USC under such teachers as Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young and David Raksin. He has composed music for numerous feature films, including The Hebrew Hammer and Gang of Roses. He has also written music for television shows, national commercials, video games and over 70 short films.

production designer Andrea Finn

Andrea Finn graduated with honors from Wellesley College with dual degrees in studio art and art history, then attended the Art Center College of Design where she received a degree in illustration and entertainment design. She has done production and set design for multiple shorts at the USC School of Cinema-Television as well as the feature Mother’s Day, directed by Pollock screenwriter Susan J. Emshwiller. Her storyboarding experience includes the Showtime original feature Women vs. Men, directed by Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri, as well as the final season of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning ABC show Once and Again, where she worked with such directors as Eric Stoltz and Academy Award-winner Ed Zwick.