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jay burke (writer - director - producer)Jay Burke
Writer / Director / Producer

Jay is an up-and-coming filmmaker from Dartmouth, MA. He earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University in New York City. In his prior career, he spent six years as a management consultant with Accenture, working out of the Chicago, Boston, and Sydney, Australia offices, and a new media specialist at an advertising agency in New York City. Jay recently served as Director of Photography on the basketball training series "Building a Champion," shot in Los Angeles and starring LA Lakers coaches Phil Jackson, Tex Winters, and Jim Cleamons.

Jay is the recipient of a 2005 $10,000 screenwriting award from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation, for his feature script, "Whaling City". He was recently hired as a contract content developer for Major League Baseball.


kyle sullivan (producer)Kyle Sullivan

Kyle also is from Dartmouth, MA, and earned his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame. He recently started his own company in Seattle, WA. Prior to helping produce this film, Kyle has had successful careers in both Real Estate and Technology.


jonann bradyAndrew Simpson
Producer (Business Development)

Andrew focuses on Business Development for "1918" and its production company, Mass Productions. Mr. Simpson has held executive Marketing and Sales positions with several high tech firms including Net Perceptions, IBM, Parametric Technology Corporation, Open Software Foundation and The Sona Network, which pioneered the concept of ad-sponsored desktop software. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.




tw li (dp)T.W. Li
Director of Photography

T.W. has worked as Director of Photography since 1985 on dozens of feature-length and short films. He has 11 feature films to his credit including: "The Darien Gap", "Orphan", "Jane Street", "Moving In / Moving Out", "Bleached", "Apocalypse Bop", "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend", "Friends First", "Squeeze" (2nd unit), "Pearl", and "The Empath".

He has directed and photographed over 60 commercials, and is currently on the faculty of Columbia College Chicago and teaches at The Summer Workshops in Rockport, Maine. He was the recipient of a Telly award in 1995, and is a two time winner of the New England Film/Video Fellowship (1989 and 1994).

T.W. recently finished shooting the mini-series "Pilot Season" starring Andy Dick, Isla Fisher and Sarah Silverman.

jamie northrupJanelle McCuen

A recent transplant to Boston from San Francisco, Janelle has nine years experience in motion picture production and post-production with credits on commercial projects and independent films in key roles including Editor, Writer, Director, and Cinematographer. Her most recent post was as the Internal Editor for Apple's Final Cut Pro design team.

Janelle is the creative force behind The Girl Project, an Independent production company committed to providing authentic role models for girls and women in cinema. She is also an accomplished still photographer specializing in personal portraiture. Her portraits and technical photography have been published on client websites, print
media ad campaigns, musical CDs and book jackets.


jamie northrupJamie Northrup
Co-Producer / Production Manager

Jamie has worked as a Final Cut Pro instructor and Production Assistant, and was an invaluable all-around asset for this film.

He is also a renowned gymnast, leading the College of William and Mary to a National Championship in 2004 as team captain. At the 2004 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, Jamie placed second overall individually. He placed first in the Floor event, as well as placing in the Pommel Horse, Vault, Still Rings,and Horizontal Bars events. He is also a member of the Boston Celtics slam dunk team.


rich moosRichard Moos
Additional Cinematography

Rich is a staple on the New England film scene, having worked as Editor, Producer, Director, and Cinematographer on several films. He directed the 2001 feature film "Orphan" starring Robert Wahlberg, and worked with Errol Morris on "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control" (1997). Rich currently lives on Cape Cod.


jato c. smithJato C. Smith
1st AC

Jato is a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago. He has shot several short films, both as Director and Director of Photography, and worked on the Spike Lee film "She Hate Me" (2004). He is currently studying for his M.F.A. in film at New York University (NYU).


pete risoPete Riso
Associate Producer / Gaffer

Pete is an experienced Gaffer and Grip. He worked the entire production, from equipment pick-up to drop-off. Rental houses lauded our "unbelievably organized" returns, thanks entirely to Pete. He currently lives in New York City.


jonann bradyJonann Brady
Publicity / Story Consultant

Jonann is an experienced writer, journalist, and copy editor. She earned an M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University, the same program that awards the Pulitzer Prize. Jonann served as Editor of a number of newspapers in Long Island, and currently works as a freelance journalist for ABC News in New York City.


jonann bradyJeff DuBois
Co-Producer / Publicity



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