JEFFREY B. TEITLER (DIRECTOR/EDITOR): holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BFA from New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts. Currently he serves as Professor of Production and Performance Studies within the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University. His work in film, both narrative and documentary, has been seen in festivals nationwide. Teitler also served as the filmmaking curriculum leader for the Children’s Defense Fund’s, Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative as well as other notable organizations. Email
RON KOWALCZYK (ATTORNEY/PRODUCER): Ronald B. Kowalczyk is a partner at Kowalczyk Law Offices, P.C. He practices primarily in the areas of corporate law and civil litigation including business, employment, and intellectual property litigation. In addition, Mr. Kowalczyk is an adjunct instructor at the IIT Stuart School of Business and a lecturer at North Central College. Mr. Kowalczyk received his B.A. from Stetson University, his M.S. in Public Affairs from American University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
DR. SERAFIN MENDEZ (PRODUCER): has arranged participation by Hartford city departments and other organizations for the film. Dr. Mendez is the Chair of the Communication Department at Central Connecticut State University; he has published numerous articles on media and social justice. In addition to his academic work, Mendez has served as the Secretary of the Hartford Charter Revision and performs development for local NGO’s.
Jill BC DU BOFF (SOUND DESIGNER/POST PRODUCTION AUDIO PRODUCER): Jill is a sound designer for theatre, radio, television, film and special events in such venues/clients as on and Off-Broadway, National Public Radio, various popular television shows, and independent films. Since 2009 Jill has also served as a Professor of Sound Design at Sarah Lawrence College. Jill is represented
RICH FERGUSON-HULL (EFFECTS ARTIST AND ANIMATION): Richard recently completed consulting and directing for the first and second seasons of the animated series Ugly Americans, currently airing on Comedy Central. Just prior to that, he directed two pilots for Cartoon Network, one of which he also created, co-wrote, and executive produced. Previously, Rich was the Supervising Director for Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, part of Cartoon Network’s late night animation block, Adult Swim. In 2005, the Harvey Birdman Episode “Birdgirl of Guatanamole” won Best Animated Series For Adults at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Prior to directing that series, Ferguson-Hull spent nine years at Olive Jar Studios of Boston and Los Angeles, first as animator and director, and later as a Creative Director. He is currently represented for commercial work through Global Mechanic.
RALPH PEREZ /CINEWORKS (COLORIST) Ralph is the Senior Long Form Telecine Dailies Colorist at Cineworks Digital Studios in Miami, FL. Perez specializes in post production using telecine and color correction equipment including Spirit Datacine, Vialta, Ursa Diamond, Mark III, DaVinci Renaissance 8:8:8 and DaVinci 2K with Toolbox. His current TV clients include the original series Burn Notice starring Jeffrey Donovan and Bruce Campbell for the USA Network and his feature film dailies include Marley and Me, I Love You Phillip Morris and The Reaping. http://www.cineworks.com/
NIKITA PROKHOROV (WEBSITE/GRAPHIC DESIGN/PROMOTION): is a founding partner of CINQ Partners, he is recognized by The International Council of Graphic Design Associations, logolounge and ICOGRADA.
JULIUS GALACKI (EDITORIAL CONSULTANT): is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama Playwriting Program, New York University’s Gallatin School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Tisch School of the Arts. His work has been published and performed in NYC and regionally. His short film “First Night” has played at film festivals and viewed by nearly 10,000 people on the Funny or Die website. www.juliusgalacki.com for more information.
Special thanks to Peter J. Knox and Pharibie Wise. Your engagement and support of non-commercial work is preserved in every frame we film.