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WRITER/DIRECTOR

       Samuel Gonzalez Jr. is an Emmy nominated and award winning film director who was born in the Bronx NY and raised in South Florida. He joined the United States Army in 2006 and was quickly deployed overseas during the height of the Iraq War as a Military Police officer. In 2007 he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with "V" device for combat heroism.

     

      His first published novel “The Chords of War”, based on his inspirational true story about the rise and fall of 5 soldiers who formed a rock n roll band in Iraq, will be released worldwide in 2017. He lives in Los Angeles CA where he is currently in development on an 8 part television mini-series based on the novel.

SAMUEL GONZALEZ

DOP/DIRECTOR

        As a Director/DOP Riki has a big cinematic style and has experience in virtually every market category.

        He excels at leading his team in creating outstanding images in even the most challenging situations. His passion is for finding beauty in even the most mundane subjects, but if you pushed him he would say he specializes in fashion, beauty but also ends up shooting a lot with animals especially horses, which he seems to be the go to guy for.

RIKI BUTLAND

DOP

     During the last 10 years his work as a cinematographer includes many awarded films, both short and feature:

    “Traffic” (by Catalin Mitulescu) – Palme d’ Or, Cannes 2004, “12:08 East of Bucharest” (by Corneliu Porumboiu) – Camera d’Or, Cannes 2006, “The Way I Spent the End of the World” (by Catalin Mitulescu) - presented in Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2006, “Ryna” (by Ruxandra Zenide) – Special Jury Prize, Cottbus IFF 2005, or “The Rest is Silent” (by Nae Caranfil) – official selection Locarno IFF 2007, "Kino Caravan (by Titus Muntean),"The Happiest Girl of the World (by Radu Jude) second film with the director, after the short “The Tube with a Hat” – the most awarded Romanian short film of all times.

MARIUS PANDURU

DIRECTOR

   Hypno has directed over 50 music videos and more than 200 commercials in many different countries. He began his career with music videos, quickly earning a reputation for beautifully crafted and

engaging narratives. His portfolio includes bands as Parov Stelar, Golan, Subcarpati, OCS, We singing Colours, Deliric, and Lucia. He also directs fashion films, which have made the official selection of many film fashion festivals.

        Hypno’s success in music videos led to further work in commercials, where he made an impact directing innovative and award-winning projects for brands such as Diesel, Coca Cola, KFC, Samsung, Cinepolis, Geocell, GPI, Pepsi, Ori"ame and many more.

      Originally from Romania, Hypno continued his education at New York Film Academy in 2006.

BOGDAN  MOLDOVEANU a.k.a. HYPNO

DIRECTOR

       Andreea is a Physics graduate who turned to directing after attending Film Directing at the Film and Theatre University in Bucharest. Since then, she has been directing hundreds of commercials and music videos, being one of the first directors in the music industry in Romania. She won the Romanian MTV prize for the best music video director in 2002.

   In 1998 she teams up with director Cristi Puiu for the "Asylum"documentary. Television follows, with "Lombarzilor 8" TV series in 2005, then a short movie in 2006 -  "Bricostory", a documentary in 2009 – “Moartea domnului Lazarescu, un making of” and another short movie in 2014 – “Ipoteze sau predictii bazate pe teorii”. 

         She continues directing commercials and these are among the most important clients: Telekom, Vodafone, Nescafe, Mueller, Carrefour, Orkla, Coca Cola, Aqua Carpatica, McDonald's, Bergenbier, BCR, Unilever, Nestle, Tuborg.

ANDREEA PADURARU

Cinematographer

   Philip Anderson creates compelling imagery by combining artistry with technical skill and a deep understanding of how camera and light effect story.

   Comfortable working with a variety of budget levels, he does not view budget as a hindrance to creating beautiful images, but rather a unique puzzle to be solved for each project. Extremely calm under pressure, he provides strong, collaborative leadership to a team of any size.

   His cinematography work spans many genres, and encompasses feature film, episodic television and commercial work. He has lensed the television series “Combat Report”, a World War II drama, and supported the Netflix Original, “Everything Sucks!” as the 2nd Unit Director of Photography. His feature film work includes “V-Force” starring Bruce Dern and Billy Zane, The “Haunting of Silver Falls 2” for Tony- Seven Films, “Seaside”, starring Broadway hit Ariana DeBose, and festival darling “Shut Up Anthony”.

   

   In addition, his resume is flooded with smaller projects; two standouts being the period western drama, “Gage” which continues to screen across Europe and the children’s fantasy, “Misfits”, made for Disney. His commercial work includes clients such as Daimler, Intel, Nike, Trend Micro, Farmer Boys and more.

PHILIP A. ANDERSON

DIRECTOR

       Andrew is a creator and collaborator dedicated to creating interesting, accessible, and impactful content. Andrew has a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA from Chapman University. After graduating, he was one of the first 30 employees at Fullscreen Media in Los Angeles and forged significant relationships with many social media influencers who would eventually redefine the medium. 

         Andrew has worked with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Major League Baseball, Toyota, Disney Parks, The Ad Council, Goodwill, and has created music videos and narrative content for top social media influencers such as Charlie Puth, Joey Graceffa, Ricky Dillon, Niki & Gabi, Shane Dawson, Trisha Paytas, and many more.

      Andrew is known for bringing in views, with over 250 million counted across his content in the past 2 years alone. Andrew’s frequent collaboration with influencers and brands has shaped him into a master of messaging and story who amplifies the familiar into compelling narratives. 

ANDREW VALLENTINE