Massoumeh Emami – Producer
Producer Massoumeh Emami learned filmmaking as a script supervisor on such high profile and Oscar nominated projects as The KiteRunner (director, Marc Forster), Rachel Getting Married (director, Jonathan Demme), My Blueberry Nights (director, Wong Kar Wai), Margaret (director, Kenneth Lonergan), The Great New Wonderful (director, Danny Leiner), and The Squid and the Whale (director, Noah Baumbach).
After working with such noted filmmakers, Massoumeh moved on to producing. Her credits include How I Got Lost, which premiered at Dances with Films, and Point and Shoot, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She co-directed and produced the documentary feature, Who Is A.B. and has also produced a number of shorts, pilots and commercials. She is currently in development on the feature film adaptations of the novels, The Miracle Letters of T Rimberg and Stupid Fast.
Darren Goldberg – Executive Producer
Darren is a founding partner of Atlantic Pictures a full service production company that develops, finances, and produces original material, and functions as a US co-producer for international producers that are developing projects to shoot in the United States. In 2011, Atlantic’s film The Art of Getting By (Homework) premiered at Sundance and sold to Fox Searchlight. Atlantic is currently in post production with The Longest Week starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup as well as The Brass Teapot starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano.
Prior to starting Atlantic Pictures, Darren produced numerous independent films including MANITO (Sundance 2002), CRY FUNNY HAPPY (Sundance 2003), ROOM (Sundance 2005, Cannes 2005), GARDENER OF EDEN (Tribeca 2007) directed by Kevin Connolly and THE CAKE EATERS (Tribeca 2007) directed by Mary Stuart Masterson. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work on ROOM.
Dennis O’Neill – Executive Producer
This is Dennis’ first foray into film. He is the owner and CEO of Beacon Consulting Group in Boston and New York. Beacon specializes in surety consulting and construction management. Dennis grew up in Medford where his love of the arts started with acting roles in Krazy Camp and the lead in Anything Goes. Dennis is an active member of The Irish Arts Center in New York and an entrepreneur in the field of real estate development and the arts. He now lives in Reading Massachusetts with his wife Laura and three lovely children Jackie, Kyra and Rory.
Sam Osterhout – Associate Producer
Sam Osterhout is the creator, writer, and host of Radio Happy Hour, a live comedy show centered around a murder mystery. Osterhout wrote parts for guests including Jesse Eisenberg, Norah Jones, Michael Showalter, Jessi Klein, Arden Myrin, and Max Silvestri. Radio Happy Hour ran from June 2009 until August 2011, and earned praise from publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Time Out New York.
Osterhout is currently writing a feature length adaptation of Geoff Herbach’s, The Miracle Letters of T Rimberg and his latest young adult novel, Stupid Fast.
His web series, Geocachers, will be airing its second season spring 2012.
Peter Simonite – Director of Photography
Fairhaven is Peter’s second feature as Cinematographer. He began his career shooting music videos and working as a camera operator in his home town Austin, Texas. He has shot a number of commercials and music videos, most notably for indie rock band Spoon,and for Nike. His first film Skateland premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Competition. His other credits as a Director of Photography include shooting 2nd unit for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Peter has worked as a 2nd unit cinematographer for Emmanuel Lubezki a.s.c., Daniel Pearl, a.s.c., David Mullen a.s.c., and Eduard Grau, amongst others. Another recent film, The Brass Teapot, starring Juno Temple and Michael Angerano is due for a 2012 release, as well as Terrence Malick’s next untitled film for which Peter contributed additional photography.
Nick Houy – Editor
Nick Houy is a New York City based film editor, who has collaborated on such films as Solitary Man, Tokyo!, and last year’s acclaimed Warrior. He is currently editing alongside the directors of American Splendor, honing their newest film Imogene; a comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening. He is also currently directing and editing the feature-length documentary, Big Brutus.
Production Designer – Jennifer Gerbino
Costume Designer – Honah Lee Milne
Music by Blow Up Hollywood
Blow Up Hollywood is an underground American rock band. Their eclectic sound, built over a decade of recording, incorporates many different styles, diverse as progressive rock, post-rock, experimental, pop, classical, jazz and ambient soundscapes. Founded by Steve Messina and Nik Chinboukas in 2001, the group has evolved into more of a collective than a band, as some of their members have changed over the years.
In 2008, the band was invited by Tomas Young (an injured American soldier from the Iraq war ) and Eddie Vedder to have WMD included on the compilation soundtrack to the documentary film Body of War, alongside Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tori Amos, and Roger Waters as well as Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam.
Other Soundtracks include: Dreaming of Tibet (2008) and Mustang Journey of Transformation (2009)
Music Supervisor – Suzanne Hilleary
Principle Founder/ President Suzanne Hilleary launched WACBIZ in 2003, digitizing over 900 world class music catalogues to date. Starting her career in management with Tony Bennett, to representing writers, producers and placing Grammy hit songs like “Smooth” written by her client Itaal Shur for Carlos Santana. Focused on song pitching at every level, these solid connections became the creative core of her company.
Suzanne music supervises and consults to feature films and documentaries.