ERIC SMALL (Creator/Director/Executive Producer)
Eric Small is the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated and WGA award winning Showtime Original Series, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
Eric directed The Dust Factory, starring Hayden Panettiere and Armin Mueller Stahl, which was released by MGM. His play The Boys of Winter (co-written with Barry Brodsky and Dean B. Kaner) is an IRNE award nominee for BEST NEW PLAY (Boston production).
ERIKA LOCKRIDGE (Executive Producer)
Erika Lockridge is the president of Bahr Productions. Her film credits as a producer include The Dust Factory, Conversations with God, Miracle on 42nd Street, and Carmel. She is also the Co-producer of Leni, a film developed with Jodie Foster and producer Gabriela Bacher about Leni Riefenstahl.
CLIFF ROGERS (Producer)
Cliff Rogers has been in the production end of film and television since 1978. Cliff started in accounting at Aaron Spelling Productions and quickly moved into controlling expenditures as a production supervisor. Some of his credits include: Easy A, The Cleaner, Mighty Ducks, and VIP. He has worked on 1,300 hours of television and twenty-eight features. When Cliff was asked to teach production finance at UCLA extension, he did so for many years. Cliff is a member of the Directors Guild of America.
MARCO MAZZEI (Director of Photography)
Marco Mazzei was raised in Florence, Italy and began his career in feature films with cinematographers Dante Spinotti, Bojan Bazelli, and Oliver Stapleton. Marco became a shooter with such notable music videos as Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Give it Away, Prince’s Gett off, and Eric Clapton’s If I Could Change the World. Nominated twice for the MTV Best Cinematography award, Marco now shoots TV commercials for clients such as Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Neutrogena, Coca Cola, Michelob, L’Oreal and many others.
MIMI GRAMATKY (Production Designer)
Mimi Gramatky comes from a background in environmental and theatre design. She has diverse credits including pre-digital VFX for SUPERMAN 1 & 2, ALTERED STATES, and STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan. Mimi was Art Director on: MIAMI VICE (the television series), LOST (season 1), and AN INCONVENIENT WOMAN for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Mimi was production designer on: VIP, MR & MRS SMITH (the television series), WITHOUT A PADDLE: Nature’s Calling, and THE DUST FACTORY where she first worked with Eric Small.
ERIC STRAND (Editor)
Eric Strand’s credits include: Donnie Darko, Leathal Weapon 4, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Forbidden Kingdom, Mission Impossible II, and Deep Blue Sea.
RITA RIGGS (Costume Designer)
Rita Riggs began her career as an apprentice to Edith Head on Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. She has designed costumes for over 1,000 hours of television including All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son, and The Last Outlaw. Some of her film credits include Texasville, An Officer and a Gentleman, A Thing Called Love, Mr. North, Bite the Bullet, Cinderella Liberty, and Electra Glide in Blue. In 2003, Rita was awarded a Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild.
SHAWNELLE CHERRY (Costume Designer)
Shawnelle has been a costume designer for feature films since 1997. Before she became a costume designer she owned a studio in Pacific Palisades, California where she designed evening gowns for celebrity clientele. Shawnelle was excited to work on 10,000 Days with legend Rita Riggs. She loves the design process from sketch to set…and bringing characters to life. Some of Shawnelle’s credits include: Shanghai Kiss, Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling, and Kung Pow.
DAVID EBNER (Visual Effects Supervisor)
David Ebner is an extraordinarily talented artist with extensive experience in computer animation, visual effects production and on-set supervision. He has served as visual effects supervisor and senior digital effects supervisor on more than 70 feature films.
David has worked together with such noted directors as Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Robert Rodriguez, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg on visual effects for their films. David and his team of artists were nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects for The Kite Runner, for which he collaborated with director Marc Forster to create a virtual Kabul, Afghanistan seen decades apart in history, as well as the film’s breathtaking kite-fighting sequences.
Ebner’s credits include Alice in Wonderland, G.I.Joe: Rise of Cobra, The Happening, the academy award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth, Spider-Man 3, Ghost Rider, The Good Shepherd, The Departed, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Sin City, King Kong, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Aviator, Master and Commander and Gothika. Ebner also supervised digital effects production on the award-winning main titles for David Fincher’s Panic Room. His creative influence and inventive approaches to complex problems keep him at the leading edge of visual effects production.
JOSEPH LODUCA (Composer)
Emmy award winning composer, Joseph LoDuca, has worked in commercials, television, and features. Some of his work includes: Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Legend of the Seeker, Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, American Gothic, Army of Darkness, Hercules, and Xena: Warrior Princess..
TOM MYERS / SKYWALKER SOUND (Sound Design)
Tom Myers has worked with Skywalker Sound for over a decade. Some of his credits include: WALL-E, Cars, Toy Story 3, Pitch Black, Avalon, Monsters Inc, The Mexican, and Enemy of the State.
STEVE BROOKSBANK (Casting Director)
Steve Brooksbank is an Emmy nominated casting director and partner in Slater/Brooksbank Casting. Some of Mr. Brooksbank’s credits include: Dirty Sexy Money, Commander in Chief, Elvis (CBS Mini-Series), Traffic (USA Mini-Series), as well as Come Early Morning, and Who is Cletis Tout.