Steven Christopher Young - Writer/Director/Producer
Steven has been writing and telling stories all of his life -- in one way or another. He started out in the business as an actor, had some moderate success and fell in love with filmmaking. Steven then worked as an asst. editor for a production company based on the Warner Bros lot in Burbank. This gave him the opportunity to work for such A list directors as Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential), Michael Mann (Heat), Joel Schumacher (A Time To Kill), Norman Jewison, etc. Young took this opportunity to study how they interpreted the script into cinema, what they shot and why, and how it all cut together. This was his “film school” and for four years, Steven soaked it up like a sponge.
After directing an award-winning short film, Steven set out to direct his first feature. He wrote the script with his best friend, Jason Keller, who was going to produce. They were all set to make it when two words came along -- Mel Gibson -- who, through very serendipitous ways, had somehow gotten a hold of the script, read it and wanted to buy it. So of course, they sold it and then spent the next decade penning scripts for studios and A list producers -- writing both together as a team and separately. Throughout this time, Steven's desire and vision to direct feature films has only grown stronger -- and once again, he was fortunate enough to be taught by some of the best, creative minds in the business. After watching one too many studio “green” lights turn inexplicably “red”, Steven decided to get back to what he really loved - his true passion - filmmaking.
Larry Meistrich – Executive Producer
In 1990, at the age of 24, Larry Meistrich, with just $7,000, founded The Shooting Gallery (TSG). In his triple role as Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Executive Officer of TSG, Meistrich was hands-on producer and an integral part of the production of roughly 100 films, commercials and music videos including the Academy Award-Winning Sling Blade and Academy Award nominated You Can Count on Me.
Meistrich's other well-known films include Cannes winner Henry Fool, Clive Owen's breakout film Croupier, and Belly. His pictures have won the gamut of international awards including the Academy's Oscar and include Golden Globes, SAG Award, DGA Award, Top Five category awards at Cannes, Sundance, Berlin.
Kendra Patterson - Casting Director
Kendra’s casting career began in Chicago where she learned the intricacies of hands-on casting for episodic series, pilots and feature films. During that time, Kendra also worked in a prominent acting studio, which gave her a deeper appreciation for actors and a better understanding of their craft.
For the past thirteen years, Kendra has consistently worked in television and film. The combination of working with producers and directors in a fast-paced casting office and alongside motivated actors on a daily basis has shaped Kendra into the dynamic and perceptive casting director that she is today.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2004, Kendra has worked on well over a dozen network television series. As an independent casting director, she cast multiple feature length and short films, including Bound for Greatness, Mi Corozon, Model Home and The Learning Curve, for which she received an Artios Award in 2013 for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Kendra recently cast NBC’s hit TV show Heroes Reborn, The Descendents 2, Code Black, Eddie Griffin's All About The Money and is currently working on Salvation.
Lythion Music - composer/sound design
Lythion Music is comprised of the husband/wife team of James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin. James is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer and engineer and Ilyana a singer, songwriter, vocalist. Together, they have done the music, score and sound design for numerous independent films including 'Separate But Equal', winner of the HBO Best Documentary Film at the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival in 2011 and 'Me, Earl and the Dying Girl' (2015 Sundance Grad Jury Prize and Audience Winner) contributing music alongside greats like composer Brian Eno.