PAUL CHART is an Award Winning British writer/director, originally mentored by veteran UK producer Lord David Putnam (Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire) and Colin McCabe (British Film Institute).
His debut Neo-Noir road thriller ‘American Perfekt’, produced by legendary director Irvin Kershner (’Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’, ‘Never Say Never Again’), and starring Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, Fairuza Balk, David Thewlis and Paul Sorvino, was Officially Selected for the 50th Cannes Film Festival, and, won Best Director (Chart), actor (Robert Forster) and actress (Fairuza Balk) at Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 2000.
Chart has since written, and re-written, on countless films for studios such as Universal, Warners, Beacon, Summit, Limelight, Columbia, Paramount, and worked with producers and artists such as Joshua Sinclair (Shaka Zulu), Dave A. Stewart (Eurythmics, Honest), Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil), Randal Kleiser (Grease), Cary Granat (’Scream’ series), JS. Cardone (Prom Night, The Stepfather), Stuart Gordon (Re- Animator), Scott Einbinder (True Blue, Killer Joe), Ronny Yu (The Bride Wore White), Simon Fields (Serendipity, Shall We Dance), Jon Shestack (Air-force One, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Alison Owen (Shaun of the Dead, Elizabeth, Proof, Jane Eyre), and Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), just to name a few.
Recent screenplay work includes writing on ‘Children of Men’ (2006), ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D’ (2008), and Guillermo Del Toro’s highly successful animated feature ‘’The Book Of Life’ (2014).
In 2006, Chart was chosen by Fade In magazine as one of the ‘100 people you should know in Hollywood’, and in 2009, the restoration of Abel Gance’s epic masterpiece “La Roue” (1923) was dedicated to Chart by esteemed composer Robert Israel.
Chart’s most recent screenplay is an adaptation of Walter Mosley’s controversial novel, ‘Killing Johnny Fry’ (2019). Mosley (Devil in a Blue Dress) and Denise Grayson (The Social Network) will produce.
Currently, Chart is developing the epic, sci-fi TV series, ‘The 4th Kingdom’ (2019) with famed TV producer Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones).
Denise Grayson, who portrays an intellectual property attorney in ‘David Fincher”s movie _The Social Network is a perfect example of art imitating life. She is an actress who IS an intellectual property lawyer.
Denise landed her role in The Social Network (2010) after being spotted at a party by the film’s casting director, Laray Mayfield. Laray asked her if she was an actor. In the presence of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who were standing nearby, Denise was at first reluctant to admit that she was.
But it was a nerve-wracking four months before she knew the role was hers. At first, she didn’t even know she was auditioning for a David Fincher movie.
In her first feature film, 1999’s Puppet (1999), Denise played an FBI agent. Next came a short film Gasline (2001), which won the jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The writer/director, ‘Dave Silver’, cast her again in his first full-length feature Corn (2004).
She followed with three movies for the Hallmark Channel. In Though None Go with Me (2006), she aged considerably, playing a sixty-year-old opposite Cheryl Ladd. This was followed by Pandemic (2007) and the 2009 movie Citizen Jane (2009), playing a bank manager. Ally Sheedy starred.
Today, Denise divides her time between homes in New York and Los Angeles. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida. Although Denise is immersed in her acting career, she generously donates her time in California doing pro bono mediation work. She also coaches stand-up comedians, though there is no apparent connection between the two activities.
Gabe Mayhan has compiled a diverse body of work over the course of his career. Whether it was from his time covering breaking news or crafting stylistic narrative stories, he approaches each project with dutiful ambition, respectful collaboration, and innovative technique. His work has been screened at film festivals such as Slamdance and Tribeca, broadcast on HBO, Showtime and PBS, and screened theatrically across the US.
2016 saw two films lensed by Gabe released theatrically, Greater and Lazy Eye. Greater is a heartfelt drama set in the world of college football, and Lazy Eye, is a bittersweet romance about reconnecting with a lost love. Although very different in style and content, both films have been well received.
Other forthcoming works are the feature films; All the Birds Have Flown South, a southern gothic drama that deals with despair and addiction, and Antiquities, a coming of age comedy about a young man encountering loss and finding himself in the journey.
Whether behind the lens or in the director’s chair, his work on documentaries is gaining attention as well. Champion Trees, a PBS documentary that explores the relationship between art and nature captured two Emmy’s for Best Documentary and Cinematography in 2014. And Dream Land, a film that explores the lasting impact of Urban Renewal’s relationship with African American neighborhoods. Dream Land was nominated for 4 regional Emmy’s including Best Doc & Director in 2017. In both Champion Trees and Dream Land, Gabe held double duties as the films’ director and cinematographer.
Gabe’s unique vision and strong understanding of story have quickly gained the interest of filmmakers and audiences around the country. He brings an understanding that each project should have a unique visual language, and within each story there is an opportunity to evolve the narrative emotionally through the cinematography, allowing the film to be seen — in its best light.
“If you’re a movie fan you’ll certainly know his music: Simon Boswell is one of the UK’s finest living soundtrack composers.” TIME OUT MAGAZINE
Simon’s work has graced films by some of independent cinema’s incredible mavericks such as Alejandro Jodorowsky (SANTA SANGRE), Dario Argento (PHENOMENA), Michael Hoffman (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM), Danny Boyle (SHALLOW GRAVE), Alex de la Iglesias (PERDITA DURANGO) and Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL).
After spending several young years in bands (ADVERTISING, LIVE WIRE) Simon became a highly successful record producer and remixer. In 1982, his production of Italian superstar, Renato Zero, became one of the biggest selling Italian albums of all time, selling a staggering 6 million copies. Later on his work with 23 Skidoo on ‘Coup’ evolved into the CHEMICAL BROTHERS ‘Block Rockin Beats’. He has also produced, amongst many others including ELTON JOHN, DOLLY PARTON, MARIANNE FAITHFUL and ORBITAL.
As a composer he is well known for combining electronic elements with orchestral instruments and his music has ranged vastly in style and tone since the mid 1980s. His work for horror and fantasy cinema is key, especially the Italian giallo films, and flicks like Clive Barker’s detective horror LORD OF ILLUSIONS.
Then there’s the hybrid, cyberpunk riffings of HACKERS and HARDWARE, where he unusually combined acoustic, slide guitar with resonant, doomy synths to create a hugely popular, apocalyptic score for which he was nominated for BAFTA’s prestigious Anthony Asquith Award.
But that only tells one side of the story. Simon has also composed countless orchestral scores both melodic and experimental: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, PHOTOGRAPHING FAIRIES, WAR ZONE, TIN MAN, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS.
Along the way he has garnered many international awards and nominations including 2 BAFTAS and 1 CLASSICAL BRIT.
In the last 12 months he has scored three films and toured extensively worldwide with his band, ‘the AND’, performing his music live with an immersive, video backdrop: ‘THE VELVET UNDERGROUND meets the PINK FLOYD, conducted by BERNARD HERMANN on acid…’ Simon Boswell, October 2016
Stephen is a former Visual Effects Supervisor who learned his craft under the tutelage of Oscar winners John Dykstra and Richard Edlund. Stephen added the title of screenwriter to his resume when he adapted Stephen King’s short story THE MANGLER for New Line Cinema, under the supervision of Stephen King himself. Stephen not only wrote THE MANGLER, but also directed 2nd unit and supervised the Visual Effects.
The world premiere of Stephen’s feature directorial debut HEADS N TAILZ was in Los Angeles at the 2005 Dances With Films festival winning the Fusion Audience Award. HEADS N TAILZ also received a Special Jury Prize from The Festival Du Film De Strasbourg.
Stephen’s short BINKY screened in the Shorts Corner at the 2014 The Cannes Film Festival and had its US premiere at Dances With Films. BINKY also won the Best Screenplay and Best Actress Awards at the 2014 Monaco International Film Festival and an Award of Merit from Best Shorts.
Stephen’s second feature FLYTRAP had its World Premiere at ECU The European Independent Film Festival in April and won the Best Non-European Independent film prize as well as the prestigious Remi Award from Worldfest Houston, The Jury Prize at The Chelsea Film Festival in New York and the Audience Award at the Culver City Film Festival. FLYTRAP is in wide distribution via Amazon, Itunes, Google Play and Roku.
Stephen is set to begin work on his next feature, the UK based film SKENDLEBY early in 2019.
Robert DiCapo is a passionate storyteller within the world of TV, Film and Music. As a writer/producer, Robert draws inspiration from the joys and pain of his life experiences to create multifaceted characters and original stories.
As a teenager, Robert embraced the music business as a way to tell his stories and that of those around him. He started writing songs, became a member of ASCAP, and performed as a hip hop artist domestically, internationally and in music videos. With more stories to tell, he enrolled in film school.
While he studied Film and Television at Full Sail University, Robert started crafting his stories in the proper film and television format. He has worked at HSN as a production coordinator; as an acting coach for children; written shorts for independent productions; created content for ACT Magazine, American Gentlemen Magazine; and directed for Pink Girl Films, Ncredible Entertainment, Muybridge Media and Torio TV.
Based in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, Robert has currently embraced the opportunity to work as an executive producer with Lionhart Films. He continues to license music, write stories, and in his spare time studies martial arts.