ABOUT THE CREW:
ALLAN MINDEL (Director)
MILWAUKEE, MINNESOTA is Allan Mindel's first feature film as a director. Mindel debuted on theproduction side when he executive produced Gus Van Sant's MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, starring Keanu Reeves and the late River Phoenix. Mindel's other production credits include Alan Wade's JULIAN PO, Bryan Gordon's PIE IN THE SKY, Michael Goldenberg's BED OF ROSES and Michael Steinberg's BODIES, REST AND MOTION. Mindel is also the co-founder of Framework Entertainment, a talent management company whose clients include John C. Reilly, Lucy Liu and Marcia Gay Harden. Mindel began show business in the 80s when he co-founded the modeling agency Click and the talent agency Flick. As an agent, his clients included Uma Thurman, Viggo Mortensen, David Duchovny, Lorraine Bracco, Isabella Rossellini and Kelly Lynch.
R.D. MURPHY (Writer)
Richard D. Murphy has worked in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years as a screenwriter, director and actor. Murphy wrote and directed 1997's BETTY, starring Cheryl Pollak, Udo Kier and Ron Perlman, and 1995's internationally-successful short film THE TICKET, starring Jeremy Piven. Murphy is currently preparing his next feature PEANUT FOOT.
BERND HEINL (Director of Photography)
Bernd Hendl's feature credits over his past 20 years as a director of photography include Uli Edel's THE LITTLE VAMPIRE, Michael Steinberg's WICKED and BODIES, REST AND MOTION, Alan Wade's JULIAN PO, Bryan Gordon's PIE IN THE SKY, Randal Kleiser's IT'S MY PARTY, Burt Kennedy's SURBURBAN COMMANDO, Stuart Rosenberg's MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS, Percy Adlon's ROSALIE GOES SHOPPING and BAGDAD CAFE/OUT OF ROSENHEIM.
DAVID RAWLINS (Editor)
David Rawlins' feature credits over his past 30 years as an editor include Jeff Celentano's PRIMARY SUSPECT, Fred Gerber's FAMILY PLAN, Stanley Tong's MR. MAGOO, Patrick Johnson's BABY'S DAY OUT, Mel Brooks' LIFE STINKS, Dennis Hopper's CATCHFIRE, Robert Dornhelm's COLD FEET, Jim Drake's POLICE ACADEMY 4, Alan Metter's BACK TO SCHOOL and GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, Mark Lester's FIRESTARTER, Sam Peckinpah's THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND, James Bridges' URBAN COWBOY and THE CHINA SYNDROME, and John Badham's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.
MICHAEL CONVERTINO (Composer)
Michael Convertino has composed original music for over 25 features, including Randa Haines' THE DOCTOR and CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Tim Burton's FRANKENWEENIE, Ron Shelton's BULL DURHAM, Gary Fleder's THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, Hugh Wilson's GUARDING TESS, John Pasquin's JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE and THE SANTA CLAUSE, Richard Benjamin's MILK MONEY and Penelope Spheeris' HOLLYWOOD VICE SQUAD. A classically trained composer/pianist who studied at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Yale University, Convertino was the lead singer of the 80s rock band “The Innocents.”
MICHAEL BRODY (Producer)
MILWAUKEE, MINNESOTA is Michael Brody's first feature film as a producer. His Empire State Entertainment has been established for the financing of new projects. Holder of an MBA in Finance and a BBA in Economics from the University of Miami, Brody has also studied acting and film production.
JEFF KIRSHBAUM (Producer)
Los Angeles-born Jeff Kirshbaum has worked in production for the past 10 years. He executive produced Rafal Zielinski's Sundance-winning FUN and Bojesse Christopher and Scott Leet's OUT IN FIFTY, starring Christina Applegate. He has also produced Mauro Borrelli's GOODBYE CASANOVA and Pascal Franchot's MILO. As a line producer, his credits include Matthew Huffman's PLAYING MONA LISA, Adrian Pasdar's CEMENT, Josef Rusnak's NO STRINGS ATTACHED, starring Vincent Spano, and Allison Burnett's RED MEAT, starring Lara Flynn Boyle.