TED PASSON, producer
Ted is an award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-nominated director living in Philadelphia. Named an “Upcoming Artist to Watch” by the Philadelphia Weekly, and a 2014 Pew Fellow, Ted has exhibited his short works in film festivals and galleries around the US and abroad. He has directed and produced children's TV shows, music videos, and web series for both commercial and independent artist clients. He is a founder and director at All Ages Productions.
LARIS KRESLIN, producer
Laris has over nine years of production experience. Before joining All Ages Productions, his skill set was informed by his time owning a publishing company and a non-traditional marketing firm focused on content creation . He seamlessly transitioned into a full time role as a film/video producer working on a wide range of projects that span from scripted content to commercial work. He is also active in various Philadelphia community organizations including The Philadelphia Society of Free Letts (The Latvian Society), and the 215 Festival.
GABE CASTRO, assistant producer
Gabe recently finished her BFA in Media Studies and Production at Temple University. As an emerging artist, she aspires to create meaningful productions. Gabe currently freelances on projects and spends her free time bringing her own films and short stories to life.
SARA ZIA EBRAHIMI, writer/director
Sara is a curator of film, visual art and new media and for over a decade has produced film screenings and exhibits in the Philadelphia area. She has worked as a consultant with Independent Television Service (ITVS) and with individual independent filmmakers on their engagement and outreach campaigns. Currently, she works as a Social Media Specialist at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). A MFA graduate of Temple University, her own short films have screened internationally and been awarded grants from Chicken & Egg Pictures, Rooftop Films and the Leeway Foundation.
NIKNAZ TAVAKOLIAN, cinematographer
Niknaz is a filmmaker, a cameraperson, a cinematographer, an educator at the City College of New York and a IATSE camera assistant. They have worked with Oscar and Emmy winning actors and directors, motion picture legends, and art and music greats. Production credits range from large, stunt-driven productions, prime-time episodic television, multi-million dollar movies, small, independent features, short films, and feature and short documentaries.
JEANETTE SEARS, second camera
Jeanette is a New York based cinematographer for various documentary and narrative projects. Her latest documentary projects include The Unknown Play Project, and Out in Alabama, two feature length documentary films completed in 2014. Jeanette also manages and is an instructor for the "I WAS THERE film workshops", a non-profit organization that conducts film workshops for military veterans as a therapeutic intervention for PTSD and service related stresses.
DAVID DUNN, sound recordist
David Dunn is a videomaker and artist based in Philadelphia and working at All Ages Productions. His work has been shown at the ICA Philadelphia, Publico Gallery, the Disposable Fiilm Fest (1st Prize), and the Black Maria Film Festival (Director’s Choice). He currently co-directs the Small Change Film Screening Series, and was a co-founder/curator of Copy Gallery, a multi-disciplinary experimental space that operated from 2007 – 2010.
ERIN GREENWELL, editor
Erin is an established picture editor for film and television. Her television credits include TLC, Animal Planet, Bio and PBS. Erin is currently serving as picture editor on the feature, Clutter. She is also serving on the documentary,Hoonah's Heroes, profiling the extraordinary stories of Tlingit Vietnam War veterans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska.
ANDREW JOFFE, gaffer
Andrew is a Philadelphia-based lighting technician, writer, and music video/commercial director. He attended University of the Arts for screenwriting and enjoys pointing lights at things. His work can be found strewn about the internet here, here and here because, despite his ambition, making a website is just too easy a thing to procrastinate.
SHELBY KAY, wardrobe
Shelby is an artist living in Philadelphia. As a recent graduate of The University of the Arts, she earned her BFA in Theater Design and Technology focusing in Costume Design. Fascinated by human connections and today's culture, she has a fervor for art and an honest disposition that is most helpful in collaborative work. Aside from Costume Design work, Shelby is the Community Liaison at HyLo Labs, an experimental marketing agency based in Philadelphia. Shelby is passionate about curating a network of like-minded individuals to sustain the conversation of creative happenings.
CLAIRE BOUSTRED, art direction
LARRY DEMARK, camera assistant
CRAIG SCHEIHING, grip
Craig is a filmmaker, photographer, curator, teacher, and the founder of Big Mama’s Cinematheque. His films have been screened in film festivals, basements, bars, galleries, and garages, both in the U.S. and internationally. Working freely between diary, essay, and abstract forms, Craig’s films emphasize experience over narrative, sentiment over drama, connection over concept.
DAN ANGELUCCI, grip
Dan is a shooter and editor in Philadelphia who eats a lot of chips.
IVA NASTASI, makeup