DAN REMMES (writer/director) An accomplished actor and multiple
award-winning writer, Dan Remmes marks his directorial debut with GEORGE. As a
published playwright and recent winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts
Fellowship for playwriting and screenwriting, Dan's works have been produced
throughout the U.S. and Canada (including the White House) featuring Emmy- and
Obie-winning actors. With GEORGE, it was the importance of sustaining a
delicate balance between comedy and tragedy that compelled him to direct his
own script. Dan's goal with the film is to explore the conflicting emotions
that afflict many dysfunctional families as their elders die, and to do so in a
way that's outrageous, compelling, funny and ultimately real.
MARK TOCHER (producer/editor) A veteran of New York independent film, Mark
is also an international documentary and television producer. A series of
documentaries he produced in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines
have aired worldwide. Mark has over 100 New York production and post-production
credits, but has proved equally comfortable with the challenges of shooting in
such exotic locations as the jungles of Borneo, the deserts of Gujurat, the
sprawling cities of Bombay and Calcutta, a golden Sultan's palace, a riverboat
deep in the wilds of Sarawak and onboard the luxurious and speeding
Bangkok-bound Eastern and Oriental Express. For Mark, GEORGE was an opportunity to work with Dan Remmes,
a writer whose work he has long admired.
JENDRA JARNAGIN (director of photography) Jendra has shot over 50
short films, music videos, commercials, industrials, and documentaries. Credits
include re-creations for the Discovery and Hallmark channels and the films
AMELIA, winner of Best Cinematography at NYU, POLAROID, which was lauded for
its cinematography in IndieWire and AinŐt it Cool News, and the
multi-award-winning EXIT. After NYU, she worked as a gaffer on such shows as
SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, and ANALYZE THAT. Jendra lives in
Brooklyn with her husband, Alec Jarnagin, a Steadicam Operator and DP.
Her next film is the feature, JUNGLELAND. Jendra is represented by Oracle
Creative Management. For additional information, please visit her website
SUSAN EVANS (production designer) SusanŐs recent credits
include Production Designer for CALEBŐS DOOR and Set Decorator for WINDOWS and
ROCK THE PAINT (also Production Designer, second unit), which recently debuted
at the Tribeca Film Festival. She was the Art Director for THE
REAWAKENING as well as Makeup Artist for SEARCHING FOR BOBBY D (Coney Island
Film Festival), CHARLIEŐS PARTY and COMPANY K. In addition to being a
painter and sculptor, Susan is an accomplished jewelry designer whose work is
sold across the country and internationally. Her designs have recently
been featured in the films FACTOTUM and SEARCHING FOR BOBBY D, as well as in
the pages of InStyle and Real Simple magazines. Susan resides in
PAULA D'ALESSANDRIS (casting director) Paula is the Artistic
Director/Founder of Mind The Gap Theatre in New York City.
Favorite directing credits include her award-winning productions of Dan Remmes'
THREE TABLES, Susan Cameron's FLIGHTS, FJ Hartland's STAMPEDE! and Eric
Giancoli's THE DEVILS PAROLE. Other credits include the Pittsburgh
premiere of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION, her critically-acclaimed production of
'NIGHT MOTHER, Scott Sickles' PERFECTING THE KISS and her stage adaptation
of Gary Oldman's NIL BY MOUTH. Most recently she directed
the sold-out musical APATHY: THE GEN X MUSICAL which just received a
Talkin' Broadway 2005 Summer Theatre Festival Citation for Outstanding
Musical. For more information on Paula's work visit mindthegaptheatre.com.
Production and post-production services provided by OnShore Media.
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With a degree in Acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los
Angeles, Dan has appeared on stages across New York City and Los Angeles, as
well as in film and television.
TV work includes SPIN CITY, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, THE DANA
CARVEY SHOW, BLIND JUSTICE, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL
INTENT and the new NBC courtroom drama CONVICTION. Recent theatre includes
WHAT DOESN'T KILL US in Los Angeles opposite Emmy-winner Michelle Stafford
and directed by THE ARISTOCRATS' Paul Provenza, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS for
ActorsLoft and several roles for Mind the Gap Theatre in New York City, including
two recent winners of the Samuel French festival.
Maria received critical praise for her performance as Alexandra in ALWAYS
TOGETHER, a role she created Off-Broadway at UBU Rep. and subsequently
performed at Teatrul Luceafarul in Romania. New York credits include THE CRUCIBLE at The Roundabout
Theatre Company, Dan Remmes' BEDLAM at The American Place Theatre Cabaret and
FATE WOULD HAVE IT at The Abingdon Theatre. Recently, Maria originated the role of Dr. Prism in THE
IMPORTANCE OF MARRYING WELLS at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Television credits include OZ, LAW
& ORDER, GUIDING LIGHT, AS THE WORLD TURNS and ALL MY CHILDREN. Among her film appearances are Barry
Levinson's SLEEPERS, the Woody Allen film SWEET AND LOWDOWN, and the recent
short, THE SCIENCE OF LOVE.
Maria is a graduate of Brown University.
Christine hails from England. New York theatre roles include Mum and Mrs. B
in the critically-acclaimed New York premiere of Jamie LinleyŐs DIRTY WORKS
which she also performed this summer in the Edinburgh Festival, Lettice IN
LETTICE AND LOVAGE, Mrs.Lovett in SWEENEY TODD, Madame Arcati in BLITHE
SPIRIT, Anna in Mind the GapŐs US premiere of David EldridgeŐs UNDER
THE BLUE SKY, Ann in SARCOPHAGUS and Victoria IN THE EDUCATION OF MISS
IDA. Television and film credits include ALL MY CHILDREN, WILL AND
GRACE, QUARTERLIFE and several independent films.
For three years Marcus appeared as Harrison Brent in Off-Broadway's
long-running hit, A PERFECT CRIME. Other U.S. credits include AN INSPECTOR
CALLS, THE RULING CLASS, TAMING OF THE SHREW and UNCLE VANYA. London credits include HAMLET at the
Globe Theatre, MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH, THE PROMISE and A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS.
Film and television includes THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW, COSBY MYSTERIES and ROOTS.