Our team members are vital to the success of this project. In order to ensure we produce the highest quality content within our reach, we put a lot of thought into who will be the strongest players on our team.
Writer | Director | Editor
Alex Preston is an award-winning filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at Savannah College of Art & Design. Alex graduated from Mercer University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies and Theatre. He has an extensive background in dance education and he has also studied screen acting and stage combat. Alex has produced work for local and national clients, including Mercer University, the National Touring Company of Wicked The Musical, University of Connecticut, and the Coca-Cola and Regal Films Program.
Music & Lyrics
Brad Bass is a performer, writer, teacher, father, friend and avid lover of cheese. After a very exciting career as an actor (Broadway's Wicked, Memphis, and Jersey Boys), Brad turned his focus to writing, teaching and his own education. Brad is the Musical Theatre Artist in Residence at Averett University. He is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Goddard College. His other shows in development with writing partner Cari Joy are The Collins Boy, Freedom Bus, and The Gathering of Waters.
Music & Lyrics
Cari Joy is a singer-songwriter and proud mother of her daughter Zinnia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory from Penn State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatre from New York University. Cari now resides in Lambertville, New Jersey and is the Performing Arts Coordinator at The Cambridge School. Currently, her song "The World Changed" can be heard in the musical Homeroom. Cari, along with writing partner Brad Bass, recently completed a staged equity reading of their musical The Collins Boy in New York City.
Composer / Music Arrangements
David Lane is a composer, arranger, performer and conductor. He has composed several short and independent films, most recently a short film titled Smoke and Mirrors. He has also composed over 100 original concert works and dozens of arrangements. He is the arranger and music director for The Collins Boy, a musical that is being developed along with writers Brad Bass and Cari Joy. He has recently been very active as a theatrical music director, working on more than 3 dozen shows since 2011. Lane studied composition at Jacksonville University with Dr. William Schirmer and film composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with veteran film composer David McHugh.
Director of Photography
Angélica Pérez-Castro moved from Puerto Rico to the United States to pursue a career in filmmaking. She completed her Master's degree in Film and Television at Savannah College of Art & Design in the Spring of 2016. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design at La Escuela de Artes Plásticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her recent experience includes short narrative films, reality television, and feature narrative films. Angélica is a member of IATSE Local 600.
Sarah Newman, an Atlanta native, is a 2016 graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta with a Bachelor's degree in Photography. She is a freelancer with a specialty in products and food, but has quickly found her niche in the film industry as a Stills / BTS Photographer. Sarah has credits as Assistant Photographer on many network TV shows and several of her own credits within the independent film industry in Atlanta. Sarah is also an actor herself.
Key Costumer | Wardrobe Supervisor
Shelley is a costume designer and builder with more than 30 years of experience in the field. She is currently the Costume Shop Director & Wardrobe Supervisor at Theatre Macon, where she has worked on 223 stage productions. Her recent shows include Beauty and the Beast, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Wiz. She has been employed as a costume designer for Mercer Theatre and Mercer Opera since 1996, where she has collaborated on 113 productions. Last season she designed costumes for August Osage County, The Gondoliers, and She Kills Monsters. Shelley has designed costumes for 50 Macon State Impromptu Player's productions, worked as a Costume Assistant on numerous film and music video projects, and designed and constructed costumes for the 2009 production of the Missouri Waltz, written by Karen Black, at the Cox Capital Theater. Her project count spanning the past three decades is more than 390 stage and screen productions.
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