Filmmakers  

David Singer  

(Writer/Director/Producer/Story/Composer)

David Singer is a filmmaker, composer and musician based in Chicago. His debut short ADVANTAGE: WEINBERG was selected for the prestigious Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival and received prizes at major festivals across the US.

David is also a celebrated musician and composer, having scored projects including August: Osage County (winner of five Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize) and the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd. His five solo LPs have found their way onto the Albums of the Year lists of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, No Depression, Huffington Post, and the prestigious Village Voice "Pazz & Jop" poll. Greg Kot of NPR's Sound Opinions describes David as "one of the city's most evolved pop craftsmen of the last decade.”

 

Jonathan Singer  

(Producer/Story)

Jonathan Singer is the Executive Producer and founder of Coin Operated Films. Coin Op's short ADVANTAGE: WEINBERG was a hit across the festival circuit, including a screening in the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Coin Operated has three films coming in 2016: IMPERFECTIONS, DEAD DRAW, and the documentary FREAKS & ERRORS.

 

Christina Varotsis  

(Producer)

Christina Varotsis has produced a wide variety of independent projects in the US and abroad since redirecting her career from marketing to filmmaking over 20 years ago. Christina’s recent film productions include: the upcoming dystopian sci-fi thriller DIVISION 19 toplined by Jamie Draven, Linus Roache, Alison Doody, and Clarke Peters and directed by UK helmer S. A. Halewood; LOST RIVER, an American fantasy-neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Ryan Gosling in his directorial debut. The film, which premiered at Cannes 2014, stars Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes; FREAKY DEAKY (Tribeca 2012), a Charles Matthau-directed adaptation of a 1989 Elmore Leonard comic novel set in 1974 Detroit, featuring Christian Slater, Billy Burke, Crispin Glover, and Michael Jai White; THE PROMOTION, award-winning screenwriter Steve Conrad's directorial debut with John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott; Michael Keaton's critically acclaimed directorial debut THE MERRY GENTLEMAN, which premiered at Sundance '08; and Film Four's controversial DEATH OF A PRESIDENT, which garnered an International Emmy and the International Critics' Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Andrew Wehde  

(Cinematographer)

Andrew Wehde is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer. Born and raised in Chicago,  Andrew has shot films on Thomas Keller, Jeff Tweedy, Roy Choi, and the Chicago Blackhawks , in addition to hundreds of commercials. 

Emmy Winner (Cinematography) - Beginnings "Iman Shumpert”
Tribeca - Jury - “Paraiso”
Seattle - Jury “Paraiso”
Chicago - Jury - “Paraiso"
Sundance - Premiere - "Paraiso"
Sundance - Jury Nominated - "Untucked"