A week after high school graduation Bradford left his small mountain hometown in Colorado for 5 years. He lived, worked, and traveled
across 5 continents. He sailed and crewed aboard yachts throughout the Caribbean, Eastern Sea board, Mexico, South Africa and the South Pacific.
Bradford graduated from UCLA’s department of film in 2009. His thesis film, Welgünzêr, has played at 50 film festivals worldwide and received over a dozen awards. He recently recieved a Goldwyn Award for one of his feature scripts, THE LANDSAILOR, co-written with Brandon Thompson. Currently, he is in production on a commercial campaign for GoPro Camera as well as developing several feature-length screenplays.
Katherine Sharp was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2006, she graduated with a B.F.A. in Film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she had studied to be a director and producer. While attending New York University, Ms. Sharp was admitted to the esteemed FAMU school in Prague where she wrote and directed a 35mm short entitled 'Defining the Problem'. During the fall of 2003, Ms. Sharp directed another short entitled 'This Is It', and was a finalist for the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Award in 2005. Recently, Ms. Sharp completed her thesis film 'Ezekiel's Revelation', and is currently in development on a feature based on the short.
Katherine Sharp is the founder of Crean/Scout Productions having produced numerous projects over the past three years. Currently she works for the production company Occupant Films, whose most recent effort was the Sundance Award winning film 'The Wackness' starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck and Mary Kate Olsen.
Brandon Thompson grew up in Pagosa Springs, Colorado with Bradford, David, Austin, and Big Metal Todd. Welgunzer was originally a short story, adapted by Bradford from Brandon's first book of fiction,
A Secret Beast (2006), which was published by the Portland-based small-press/art- collective Tender Loving Empire. He cites a number of influences, including Jack Kerouac, George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Pynchon, and David Foster Wallace. He is a recent graduate of the University of California in San Diego, and is interested in surfing, sailing, music, linguistics, history, US foreign policy, physics, chemistry, circuitry, network theory, and working with kids. He has lived in Mexico, Italy, Chile, and a few cities throughout the US Southwest. He recently recieved a Goldwyn Award for one of his feature scripts, THE LANDSAILOR, co-written with Bradford Schmidt. He is currently working on a novel, as well as developing a screenplay or two with Bradford.
Gary was born in New York City, and moved to Los Angeles when he was still wearing baby shoes. He began acting more years ago than he would like to admit, performing in such productions as INHERIT THE WIND, DAMN YANKEES, HARVEY, THE MUSIC MAN (as Harold Hill), WEST SIDE STORY, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (Dale Harding), TWELFTH NIGHT (Malvolio), GYPSY (Herbie), HUCK FINN (The King, Colonel Grangerford) and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (The Man). He has studied acting with David Garfield, Titos Vandis, Tom Ormeny, Mark Majarian, Mike Aquilante, and Laurel Adams, to name a few. Television appearances include an episode of L.A. LAW, and recently a featured role in a pilot named JACK AND GIL, which is now in negotiations with a major network. He has appeared in several short films, within the last year and a half, including three films: PORCELAIN, SHOOT THE MOON, and Gary's pride and joy: WELGÜNZÊR. Gary is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, accepted after his first audition.
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Austin first began his education as a fine arts major at Point Loma University in San Diego. There he became familiar with artistic composition and detail, which naturally applied to his future as a cinematographer. Years later he began his education in the craft of cinematography at New York University Tisch Film School. He continued to study at FAMU in Prague and later at AFI in Los Angeles.
While living in Manhattan Schmidt created AFS Productions, a cinematography and camera
operating service. During this time, he also taught camera and lighting classes at the New York Film Academy.
Currently, Schmidt operates as a bi-coastal cinematographer out of Los Angeles and Manhattan
and is represented by Prolific Entertainment.
Allesandra Said grew up in Kauai, Sarasota, Florida and Los Angeles, where she currently resides. From a young age, Allesandra loved drawing and bringing life to the worlds that existed in her imagination. Her career in Production Design for film and Theater allows her to incorporate her innate creativity with the practical skills she gained as a theater student at UCLA. There, she earned a BA from the Theater, Film and Television Arts Program, with a concentration in Design. Allesandra has designed sets for a wide array of environments ranging from 18th century Austria in the opera, Die Fleudermaus, to the wacky world of time travel and mayhem in the short film, Welgunzer. Allesandra also took on jobs as the Lead Scenic and 2nd Unit Art Director for Finishing the Game, which premiered at Sundance in 2007. Taking a respite from her busy work schedule in Los Angeles, Allesandra absconded to Barcelona, Spain, for four months and enrolled in a Spanish Language program. While in Spain, she was able to absorb the grandiose historic sights and rich Catalonian culture. She spent much of her time traveling to local villages and beaches, taking pictures, and sketching. The ability to travel and to live in so many different environments has allowed her to expand her vision and apply more varied principles to her already sturdy work ethic and continue her passion for designing.
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David Eli Kelley has been composing music in various forms since he first picked up a guitar at the age of twelve. After many years, cutting his teeth in solo projects, collective efforts, and professional collaborations, he began to apply all his musical knowledge to the world of film, citing his desire to provide a working soundtrack not only to his own life, but the artistry and creativity that inspires him in the media arts. David has done scores for various films, TV commercials, and museum installations and is currently performing under his solo project, "Lions & Lambs".
Todd grew up in the small mountain town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, with boyhood friends Brandon, Austin, David, and Bradford. He is a self taught craftsman who enjoys all forms of working with metal, including welding, cutting, melting, hammering, bending, and machining. He has designed and made a variety of creations including sculptures, custom tools, and custom motorcycles and cars. Currently, he is working on a Machining degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado to further his knowledge concerning the magic of metal. He also enjoys reading, writing, playing the cello, traveling, and surfing.