Tony Kaye (born 1952, London, United Kingdom) is a film director, singer, songwriter and painter who has made several iconic music videos, including the video for Runaway Train by Soul Asylum, which won a Grammy Award; Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers; What God Wants by Roger Waters; and Help Me and God’s Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash. Kaye is a six time Grammy nominated music video director. He won a Grammy in 2006 for the famous Johnny Cash video God’s Gonna Cut You Down with cameo appearances by Bono, Johnny Depp, Kanye West, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Iggy Pop, The Dixie Chicks, Brian Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Keith Richards, Chris Martin, Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Sir Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jones, Jay-Z.
His feature film debut was AMERICAN HISTORY X (1998), a drama about racism starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. Norton was later nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.
Kaye recently completed the feature film, BLACK WATER TRANSIT (2010) starring Laurence Fishburne, Karl Urban, Evan Ross, Brittany Snow and Stephen Dorff.
Kaye has made several documentaries, including a self-financed film on the abortion debate in the United States called LAKE OF FIRE, which opened in Toronto to astounding reviews in September 2006. LAKE OF FIRE made the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences short-list for Best Documentary Film. It was also nominated for Best Documentary Film at The Independent Spirit Awards, Chicago Film Critic Association Awards and the Satellite Awards.
Kaye also has a book of his artwork called “Epicomedy” being published by Phaidon Press.
Carl Lund is former public school teacher now working as a writer and producer in Los Angeles. Lund’s credits include: THE LONELY DOLL, a biopic based on the book “The Lonely Doll: The Search for dare Wright by Jean Nathan” (Killer Films); SEERLING, a biopic on the life of Rod Serling (The Bureau of Moving PicturesAndrew Meierian); and ECHO, a book by Kate Morgethroth (Jet Lag, Josh Hutcherson).
Paper Street Films is a New York-based film production and finance company managed by Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Bingo Gubelmann.
Currently, Paper Street is producing REFUGE, directed by Jessica Goldberg, starring Krysten Ritter, Bryan Geraghty, Madeleine Martin and Logan Huffman. The film is in production and will be released in 2012.
Recently, Paper Street produced Josh Radnor’s HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE, starring Radnor, Malin Akerman, Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan and Richard Jenkins. The film won the Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and was released theatrically by Anchor Bay Films in March 2011.
In 2009, Paper Street produced Alex Cox’s REPO CHICK and Werner Herzog’s MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE?, executive produced by David Lynch, starring Academy Award nominees Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny. Both films premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. MY SON, MY SON was released theatrically by Lynch’s distribution entity, Absurda, and is currently available on DVD through Millennium. REPO CHICK was released by Industrial Entertainment in February 2011.
In 2008, Paper Street produced the love story, PETER AND VANDY, written and directed by Jay DiPietro, starring Jason Ritter, Jess Weixler and Jesse L. Martin. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, as well as Best Screenplay and Best Editing at the Milan International Film Festival. It was released theatrically by Strand Releasing and is available on DVD. In 2008, Paper Street also produced teen thriller, HOMECOMING, directed by Sundance-winner Morgan J. Freeman (HURRICANE), starring Mischa Barton, Jessica Stroup and Matt Long. It was released by Paramount Pictures and is available on DVD.
In 2007, Paper Street executive produced the animated film, MY BIODEGRADABLE HEART, directed by Dana Adam Shapiro (MURDERBALL), which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, among others.
Barry Alexander Brown has worked in documentaries and feature films for nearly thirty years. He was nominated for an Oscar for his first feature length documentary THE WAR AT HOME. He has produced and directed a host of other documentaries including AMAZING JOURNEY for Miramax, THE HISTORY OF R0CK AND ROLL for Time Warner Television and HIGHWIRE, a short film on the amazing tightrope walker Phillipe Petit.
Barry started a long working relationship with the directors Spike Lee and Mira Nair when all three were young struggling filmmakers in the early eighties. For Spike he cut one scene in SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT and Mira asked him to edit her first documentary INDIA CABARET. The two experiences set him on the path to a career in editing. Since, he’s cut many of Spike’s features including DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X, HE GOT GAME, SUMMER OF SAM, 25TH HOUR and INSIDE MAN. For Mira he edited her Oscar nominated first feature SALAAM BOMBAY.
Geoffrey Richman is the award-winning editor of MURDERBALL, SICKO, and THE COVE – the 2006, 2008, and 2010 Academy Award nominees for Best Feature Documentary. THE COVE went on to win the Academy Award, after becoming the first documentary ever to win all four guild awards (Producing, Directing, Writing, and Editing). At the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Geoffrey was awarded the first-ever Special Jury Prize for Editing for his work on MURDERBALL, which also won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. In the following years, he returned to Sundance with GOD GREW TIRED OF US (Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner), THE COVE (Audience Award winner), THE ORDER OF MYTHS, and PETER AND VANDY.
Other credits include 21 UP AMERICA, IF I DIDN’T CARE, MAY THE BEST MAN WIN, WAINY DAYS, and documentary and reality programming for a variety of networks. He recently finished editing THE VIRGINITY HIT, a Columbia Pictures comedy directed by Andrew Gurland and Huck Botko, and produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, which was released in theaters in September.
Jade Healy, a native of Montreal, began her film career as a production executive for Muse Films, giving her an inside out knowledge of film production. However, her desire was to have a more creative impact on the films she worked on, which led her to leave producing for the art department.
Jades first feature as a production designer was the 80’s horror film THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews, including praise for its production design. Devil has gone on to win many festival awards including best feature at the Birmingham Film Festival and Screamfest. It was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Jade continues to nonstop design features such as Jonathan Mossek’s AS GOOD AS DEAD, starring Cary Elwes, Andy MacDowell, Frank Whaley and Jess Weixler. Jay Alaimo’s second feature CHLORINE starring Kyra Sedgwick, Vincent D’Onofrio and Tom Sizemore. She worked With Lena Duhnam on TINY FURNITURE which won the Jury Prize at South by Southwest Film Festival.
Her collaboration with influential director Joe Swanberg can be seen in ALEXANDER THE LAST, which premiered at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival. Jade also co-wrote and designed the feature film IT WAS GREAT, BUT I WAS READY TO COME HOME with writer/director Kris Swanberg in Costa Rica, which also premiered at South by Southwest.
In 2010, Jade had two films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Josh Radnor’s HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE which won the audience award and Zeina Durra’s THE IMPERIALIST ARE STILL ALIVE!. She also reteamed with Ti West for his feature THE INNKEEPERS starring Sara Paxton and Kelly McGillis, which premiered at South by Southwest this year. Thereafter, she designed THE NORMALS for director Kevin Connors, and currently, she is collaborating with director Ted Koland on LUMPY, starring Justin Long and Jess Weixler.
Film and television Composers Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart have scored and conducted films for award winning directors Roger Avary (PULP FICTION, RULES OF ATTRACTION), Rodrigo Garcia (“The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “Carnivale”) and Stuart Cooper (original member of THE DIRTY DOZEN). In addition to their dramatic and emotive scores, as heralded by Variety, they’ve successfully tackled the comedic with the Jake Kasden produced feature SHADES OF RAY starring Zack Levi (“Chuck”) and Sarah Shahi (OLD SCHOOL, “Life,” “The L Word”). They’ve been commissioned to write scores for John Mayer and The Jonas Brothers and have programmed synths for Season 2 of CBS’s hit show, “The Mentalist.”
Multi-talented, The Newton Brothers (TNB) bring a musical arsenal to every project. Well steeped in the classics as well as modern electronic and rock sensibilities, TNB can pull off a full orchestral, a club-smart remixed electronic, a guitar based acoustic, a piano centric romantic and a dirty garage, full pump punk rock score with grace and authenticity, unlike any composer working today. That’s a pretty audacious statement you’re thinking….and yes it would be if it were not accurate.
Andy and Taylor have been playing music for 33 years of which they have scored for the stage, film and television of all content and size, conducted orchestras, performed Operas, run musicals and performed sold out shows at famed Hollywood venues The Troubadour, The Whisky and The Roxy.
Their most recent projects are the 5-years in the making epic war drama, DESERTION SQUAD and film based on the popular video game “Halflife: Escape From City 17 part 2″, both directed by The Purchase Brothers, SETUP with Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe and the Richard Branson produced THEO for director Ezna Sands starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. Another recent film, Rodrigo Garcia’s segment of REVOLUCIÓN premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year.