Tim Bartell -
Justin HOGAN - Producer
Award-winning producer/ screenwriter Justin Hogan most recently produced THE SPIRIT GAME which world-premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. Prior to that, Hogan produced the feature film DIRTY BEAUTIFUL which is slated for release in 2015.
Before that, Hogan produced the multi-award winning feature length documentary film CLIMATE REFUGEES, which was the centerpiece film at the United Nations’ Climate Summit and world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Hogan comes from years of experience in the entertainment industry, working his way up through the ranks via positions as unit production manager, line producer and producer on numerous television commercials, music videos and corporate projects. Hogan has also worked behind the scenes structuring LLCs, budgets and develops marketing strategies for independent filmmakers. He worked for KGB Films on the lot at Paramount Pictures running business affairs for two years prior to working at CalArts. Hogan is also an established screenwriter working as a writer for hire and has had four of his “spec” scripts optioned. His movies have been to over 400 film festivals worldwide.
Justin’s producing credits include many acclaimed independent feature films. He produced the controversial film FUEL, winner of the 50,000 euro Grand Jury Award at the Lisbon Village Festival in Portugal. He also produced MADE IN BROOKLYN starring Michael Rispoli (Weather Man) and Katherine Narducci (The Sopranos), which opened the Brooklyn International Film Festival and will be released this fall. Released in 2011, GETTING HIGH starred Kirk Acevedos (Oz, Band of Brothers) and Issach De Bankole (Coffee and Cigarettes, Ghost Dog). Hogan also produced THE AMERICANS ARE COMING, distributed by Push World Wide. Additionally, Hogan produced the hit musical Mental-The Musical at The Edgemar Theater for the Arts and The Cherry Lane Theater in NYC. Recently, Hogan co-produced the hit LBGT rom/com LOVE OR WHATEVER that has started it’s festival run to stellar reviews. Hogan also optioned and re-wrote the screenplay SNOWED-IN (formally The Last Cigarette) which is set for production fall of 2014.
While at Trulight Pictures (formerly Left Hook Films), Hogan produced the multi-award winning film STANLEY’S GIG which starred Oscar winner Faye Dunaway, Emmy winner Marla Gibbs and William Sanderson (Deadwood, Blade Runner). STANLEY’S GIG was distributed by Starz!, Lions Gate and Vanguard Video. Currently, Justin is the Head of Production at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Faculty in the School of Theater and chair of the CalArts Commission for Sustainability (CCS).
DANIEL RAIM - EDITOR
Daniel is an Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker. He attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he studied under one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most esteemed collaborators, Production Designer Robert F. Boyle. In addition to editing narrative fiction films, Daniel created a trilogy of documentaries about some of Hollywood’s great behind the scenes masters including, THE MAN ON LINCOLN’S NOSE (2001, Oscar nominated documentary), SOMETHING’S GONNA LIVE (2010, Los Angeles Times Critics’ Pick) and the upcoming HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY.
ROY SHAKKED - COMPOSER
Residing in Los Angeles, Roy Shakked spends his time composing music and recording albums out of his cozy Silver Lake studio, stacked with vintage recording gear. He also enjoys playing live when he feels the itch. After graduating Berklee College of Music, where he supported himself by working as a bar pianist and session player, Roy worked as a video game composer in NYC, then an in-house producer for Los Angeles label Delta Music. He later went on to create his own label, Groove Gravy Records. With a series of aliases, including The Tao of Groove, Jazzelicious, and Holmes (see SweetHolmes.com), he has written and recorded songs and compositions that have been featured on dozens of television shows, including Independent Lens, CSI Miami, Sex and The City, The OC, The Mr. Men, Nip/Tuck, Suburgatory, Selfie, Gigantic, and Without a Trace, as well as films such as Day Zero, Cross Bronx, Poseidon and The Devil Wears Prada.