Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a reclusive American military veteran (Robert De Niro) and a European tourist (John Travolta) strike up an unlikely friendship. But when the tourist's true intentions come to light, what follows is a tense battle across some of America's most forbidding landscape proving the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one.
ROBERT DE NIRO (Benjamin Ford) launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. By 1973 De Niro had twice won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his critically acclaimed performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.
In 1974 De Niro won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II. In 1980 he won his second Oscar®, as Best Actor, for his extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese's Raging Bull.
De Niro has earned Academy Award® nominations for his work in four additional films: as Travis Bickle in Scorsese's acclaimed Taxi Driver, as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, as a catatonic patient brought to life in Penny Marshall's Awakenings, and in 1992 as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge, in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear.
In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. In addition, AARP Magazine gave De Niro the 2010 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award.
De Niro was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. He also served as the jury president of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
De Niro's upcoming film projects include Paul Weitz's Being Flynn, Lionsgate's comedy The Big Wedding, Robert Cortes' thriller Red Lights and the Weinstein Co. drama The Silver Linings Playbook.
De Niro's film credits include New Line Cinema's New Year's Eve, Relativity Media's thriller Limitless, Little Fockers, the third installment of the highly successful Tribeca Productions' Meet the Parents franchise, Filmauro's Italian romantic comedy, Manuale d'amore 3, Nu Image Films' psychological thriller Stone, and 20th Century Fox's Machete.
His distinguished body of work also includes performances in Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon; Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900; Ulu Grosbard's True Confessions and Falling in Love; Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America; Scorsese's King of Comedy, New York, New York, Goodfellas, and Casino; Terry Gilliam's Brazil; Roland Joffe's The Mission; Brian De Palma's The Untouchables; Alan Parker's Angel Heart; Martin Brest's Midnight Run; David Jones' Jacknife; Martin Ritt's Stanley and Iris; Neil Jordan's We're No Angels; Penny Marshall's Awakenings; Ron Howard's Backdraft; Michael Caton-Jones' This Boy's Life; John McNaughton's Mad Dog and Glory; Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Michael Mann's Heat; Barry Levinson's Sleepers and Wag the Dog; Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room; Tony Scott's The Fan; James Mangold's "Copland"; Alfonso Cuarón's "Great Expectations"; Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown"; John Frankenheimer's Ronin; Harold Ramis' Analyze This and Analyze That; Joel Schumacher's Flawless; Des McNuff's The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle; George Tillman's Men of Honor; John Herzfeld's Fifteen Minutes; Frank Oz's The Score; Tom Dey's Showtime; Michael Caton-Jones' City By The Sea; Nick Hamm's, Godsend; John Polson's Hide and Seek; Mary McGuckian's The Bridge of San Luis Rey; DreamWorks's Shark Tale; Jay Roach's Meet The Parents, and Meet the Fockers, Barry Levinson's What Just Happened, Jon Avnet's Righteous Kill and Kirk Jones' Everybody's Fine.
De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Center, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988, and in the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture. The festival's mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences.
Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.
Tribeca's A Bronx Tale in 1993 marked De Niro's directorial debut. He later directed and co-starred in The Good Shepherd with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.
Other Tribeca features include Thunderheart, Cape Fear, Mistress, Night and the City, The Night We Never Met, Faithful, Panther, Marvin's Room, Wag the Dog, Analyze This, Flawless, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Meet the Parents, Fifteen Minutes, Showtime, Analyze That and Meet the Fockers.
In 1992, Tribeca TV was launched with the acclaimed series "Tribeca." De Niro was one of the executive producers.
In 1998, Tribeca produced a miniseries for NBC, based on the life of "Sammy ‘The Bull' Gravano."
Tribeca Productions is headquartered at De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in the TriBeCa district of New York. The Film Center is a state-of-the-art office building designed for the film and television industry. The facility features office space, a screening room, banquet hall and restaurant. The center offers a full range of services for entertainment professionals.
JOHN TRAVOLTA (Emil Kovac) John Travolta has been honored twice with Academy Award nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards.
Travolta garnered further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in the comedy sensation "Get Shorty," winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. In 1998, Travolta was honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with the Britanna Award: and in that same year he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Film Festival. Travolta also won the prestigious Alan J. Pakula Award from the US Broadcast Critics Association for his performance in "A Civil Action," based on the best-selling book and directed by Steve Zailian. He was nominated again for a Golden Globe for his performance in "Primary Colors," directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton, and in 2008, he received his fourth Golden Globe nomination for his role as Edna Turnblad in the big-screen, box-office hit "Hairspray." As a result of this performance, the Chicago Film Critics and the Santa Barbara Film Festival decided to recognize Travolta with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role.
He previously starred in a number of monumental films, earning his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role in the blockbuster "Saturday Night Fever," which launched the disco phenomenon in the 1970s. He went on to star in the big-screen version of the long-running musical "Grease" and the wildly successful "Urban Cowboy," which also influenced trends in popular culture. Additional film credits include the Brian DePalma thrillers "Carrie" and "Blowout," as well as Amy Heckerling's hit comedy "Look Who's Talking" and Nora Ephron's comic hit "Michael." Travolta starred in "Phenomenon" and took an equally distinctive turn as an action star in John Woo's top-grossing "Broken Arrow." He also starred in the classic "Face/Off" opposite Nicolas Cage, and "The General's Daughter," co-starring Madeline Stowe. In 2005, Travolta reprised the role of ultra cool Chili Palmer in the "Get Shorty" sequel "Be Cool." In addition, he starred opposite Scarlett Johansson in the critically acclaimed independent feature film "A Love Song for Bobby Long," which was screened at the Venice Film Festival, where both Travolta and the films won rave reviews. In February 2011, John was honored by Europe's leading weekly program magazine HORZU, with the prestigious Golden Camera Award for "Best Actor International" in Berlin, Germany.
Other recent feature film credits include box-office hit-comedy "Wild Hogs," the action-thriller "Ladder 49," the movie version of the successful comic book "The Punisher," the drama "Basic," the psychological thriller "Domestic Disturbance," the hit action picture "Swordfish," the successful sci-fi movie "Battlefield Earth," based upon the best-selling novel by L. Ron Hubbard, and "Lonely Hearts." In addition, Travolta starred opposite Denzel Washington in director Tony Scott's remake of "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," and he provided the voice of the lead character in Walt Disney Pictures' animated hit "Bolt."
Next, Travolta starred in Walt Disney Pictures' 2009 film "Old Dogs," along with Robin Williams, Kelly Preston and Ella Bleu Travolta, followed by the action thriller "From Paris with Love," starring opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
John was recently seen last summer alongside Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir in the Oliver Stone directed movie, "Savages". The film is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.
John will next star in the action movie "Killing Season" co-starring Robert De Niro and directed by Mark Steven Johnson on location in Georgia. The film hits theaters this July.
John has received 2 prestigious aviation awards: in 2003 the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Award for Excellence for his efforts to promote commercial flying, and in 2007 The Living Legends Ambassador of Aviation award.
John currently holds 11 jet licenses: 747, 707, Gulfstream II, Lear 24, Hawker 1251A, Eclipse Jet, Vampire Jet, Canadair CL-141 Jet, Soko Jet, Citation ISP and Challenger. The 707 aircraft is painted in the original Qantas V-Jet livery and bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. Travolta is the Qantas Airways Global Goodwill "Ambassador-at-Large" and piloted the original Qantas 707 during "Spirit of Friendship" global tour in July/August 2002.
John is also a business aircraft brand ambassador for Learjet, Challenger and Global jets for the world's leading business aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier. John's other aviation association is with the Breitling Watch Company, for whom he advertises the luxury aviation watches as a professional aviator, and his advertisements can be seen worldwide.
John flew the 707 to New Orleans after the 2005 hurricane disaster bringing food and medical supplies, and in 2010, again flew the 707, this time to Haiti after the earthquake, carrying supplies, doctors and volunteers.
MILO VENTIMIGLIA (Chris Ford) Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Milo's passion for the art of acting keeps him drawn to both studio and independent features. Milo will next be seen in That's My Boy opposite Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, which is scheduled to release on June, 2012. His film The Divide, a sci-fi thriller about the aftermath of an attack on New York, was released in January 2012. Milo stars in the film with Michael Biehn, Roseanna Arquette and Lauren German. He starred as Sylvester Stallone's son in the sixth installment of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa, which proved to be a box office success. He has also starred in the heist film Armored with Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne, and Gamer alongside Gerard Butler. His other film credits include Pathology alongside Alyssa Milano, the Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson thriller Cursed, The Chaos Theory, Stay Alive, Dirty Deeds, Winter Break and Massholes. Additionally he starred in the short films Nice Guys Finish Last and Must be the Music, which debuted at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.
Milo starred in the highest rated new show of the 2006 - 2007 television season, NBC's drama "Heroes," about a group of seemingly everyday people who discover they have super powers. He also starred on Tom Fontana's WB Series "The Bedford Diaries" as well as the critically acclaimed drama "American Dreams." His other television credits include a recurring character on David. E. Kelley's drama "Boston Public" and guest starring roles on primetime series such as "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "C.S.I.," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Promiseland."
With his production company, DiVide Pictures, he launched two comic book titles with Top Cow publishing. REST focuses on a New York-based office professional type who is approached by an old friend to take part in a pharmaceutical experiment – take a pill which allows you to function without sleep. What he does with his extra time – and why the government is sponsoring the experiment – becomes the focus of the book. BERSERKER is about a group of people seemingly unconnected to each other who discover, unbeknownst-to-them; they had been born with hidden abilities to kill. Grounded in Norse mythology Berserker focuses on a man who is being pushed over the edge while trying to get back to his life after being in the military in Afghanistan.
Under the DiVide banner Milo recently directed a short film for insurance company Liberty Mutual which aired on NBC. He also directed American Eagle Outfitters' first original series "It's a Mall World," a 12-episode series which aired on ae.com, with the show premiering on MTV and in AE stores across the country. He produced a claymation series for American Eagle called "Wintertales" which aired throughout the holiday season. Currently DiVide has a digital pact with Generate, Jordan Levin's company, to produce entertainment content for brands looking to connect with the young male audience across digital platforms.
In July 2008 Milo visited the Middle East on a 10-day, three-country USO tour and spent time meeting with the servicemen and women of the armed forces. He made his second USO trip to Germany and Turkey in November 2009. Milo is also involved with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America organization (IAVA) which supports veterans who need help when they return home from the war.
ELIZABETH OLIN (Sarah Ford) is originally from Louisville, KY. Elizabeth co-starred in the Academy Award®-inning Short Film God of Love, directed by Luke Matheny. She has filmed commercials for Miracle Whip, Budweiser, and is currently the new face of Garnier's BB Cream campaign.
Prior to his work on KILLING SEASON, MARK STEVEN JOHNSON (Director) wrote and directed Ghost Rider starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes, and Daredevil starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell and Michael Clarke Duncan. The combined gross for both Marvel Comics adaptations was over $400 million worldwide.
Johnson made his directorial debut with, and also wrote the screenplay for, Simon Birch in 1998. His early writing credits are for the hit comedy Grumpy Old Men and its successful sequel, Grumpier Old Men. Upcoming, Johnson is attached to direct another action-thriller, Autobahn.
With his work at the center of a number of highly-anticipated projects, EVAN DAUGHERTY (Screenwriter) is quickly establishing himself as a screenwriter to watch.
Daugherty's Snow White and the Huntsman is set for a summer 2012 release. Daugherty wrote the film as a college student at NYU almost eight years ago, and in 2010, his screenplay created a bidding war and became one of the biggest studio spec sales in years. A twist on the classic tale, Daugherty's adaptation brings to light the mysterious Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who is called upon by the Queen (Charlize Theron) to kill Snow White (Kristen Stewart). In Daugherty's tale, the Huntsman teaches Snow White to become a warrior, and together they set off on a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
He is presently penning the adaptation of Veronica Roth's best-selling young adult book, Divergent. Produced by Summit Entertainment, Divergent is set in a dystopian future in which society is divided into five factions based on personality traits: honesty, bravery, intelligence, selflessness, and kindness. The story focuses on a 16-year-old girl who leaves her family to join a rival faction which changes her life forever.
Born in New York, Daugherty grew up in Dallas, Texas in constant creative pursuit. He attended film school at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he studied filmmaking before settling on screenwriting. Daugherty won the 2008 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition with Shrapnel, which garnered him recognition in the industry. Shrapnel and Snow White and the Huntsman, both made the "Black List" in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
JOHN THOMPSON (Producer) has a body of work in the Italian film industry throughout the 1980s and 90s which includes Franco Zeffirelli's Othello (two Oscar® nominations, Cannes main competition, American Critics Award); Claude D'anna's Salome (Cannes main competition); Lina Wertmuller's Camorra (four Donatello Awards, Berlin Film Fest official entry); Liliana Cavani's Berlin Interior (Donatello Awards, Berlin official selection) and Paul Schrader's Comfort Of Strangers (Cannes official selection), among others.
Thompson returned to Los Angeles to helm production for Millennium Films in 1998. With Millennium, he has produced or co-produced American Perfekt (Cannes official selection), Shadrach (Venice official selection), Some Girl (LA Independent Film Festival winner for Best Director), Guinevere; Big Brass Ring, Prozac Nation, The Replicant, Undisputed and other successful productions. Most recently, he produced 16 Blocks, 88 Minutes, The Black Dahlia starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Swank, and Rambo Iv.
PAUL BREULS (Producer) is a film director, producer and Chief Executive Officer of Corsan, a fully integrated international operating film development, financing, production and sales company.
Breuls received a Master's Degree in Law at the University of Brussels (VUB), as well as an MBA at the Vlerick-Leuvel-Gent Management School. After a brief academic career, he established himself as a lawyer specializing in finance before moving into the film industry.
In 1989, Breuls founded the film production and financing company, Corsan NV, with the head office based in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2003, he created the ‘Corsan Tax Fund,' which currently funds all of Corsan's film productions. Five years later, he added a sales department, ‘Corsan World Sales,' which sells and distributes all their product.
The Hessen Affair (2008) was Paul Breuls' directorial debut and Meant To Be followed in 2009. His producers track record includes the recently finished Lee Tamahori film The Devil's Double, which received a selection for the Sundance and Berlin 2011 International Film Festival, Suite 16 by Dominic Deruddere, Shades by Erik Van Looy, and numerous others.
ED CATHELL III (Producer/Unit Production Manager) has been involved in motion picture production for the past two decades, working on such films as the The Paperboy, Conviction, Stone, Playing the Field, Drive Angry, The Secret Life Of Bees, Trust, The Hard Easy and Flight Of Fancy, to name a few.
Cathell began his work on set as an assistant director on such films as The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, starring Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger, and Cadillac Ranch. He moved into production management by overseeing such films as Victor Salvo's Rites Of Passage and George Clooney's Leatherheads, among others.
AVI LERNER (Executive Producer) Co-Chairman and founder of Nu Image, Inc., Millennium Films and all related companies, is one of the most experienced, prolific and successful independent filmmakers of our time. Recently labeled The Most Unlikely Movie Mogul by The Hollywood Reporter, Lerner has produced over 350 films since his career began.
Born and raised in Haifa, Israel, Lerner began as manager of Israel's first drive-in cinema. He now regularly attends Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance, and Millennium Films' multiple productions to produce five to eight movies per year with such stars as Robert De Niro, Kathryn Heigl, Sylvester Stallone, Amanda Seyfried, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Robin Williams.
Lerner anticipated the explosion of home video rental in l979, which led to his pioneering the largest specialized video distribution company in Israel, and becoming a partner in the largest theatrical distribution company in the country.
In 1984, he executive produced the remake of King Solomon's Mines, and its sequel Alan Quartermain And The Lost City Of Gold. He then sold his Israeli company and relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he founded the Nu Metro Entertainment Group. The company interests included: owned and operated theaters; a video distribution division representing top studios and independent companies; and a production arm that made over 60 features distributed worldwide by major studios. Lerner eventually sold Nu Metro to join MGM United Artists while still producing feature films.
In 1992 he moved to Los Angeles and opened Nu Image, Inc. Finding success producing and distributing for home entertainment, the Nu Image brand continued to expand. In 1996 Millennium Films was formed and began producing features, while Nu Image continued to cater to the lucrative international home-video market.
Under the Millennium Films label, Lerner has produced numerous titles that include: the $274 box office hit The Expendables, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Mickey Roarke; Rambo Iv also directed by and featuring Stallone; Righteous Kill with legendary actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro; 16 Blocks featuring Bruce Willis and Mos Def; and The Mechanic with Jason Statham and Donald Sutherland.
Other films include: the dramedy Straight A's staring Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe, Luke Wilson; The Big Wedding, with Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton and Robin Williams; the Gerard Butler romantic comedy Playing The Field; and The Paperboy, based on the novel by Peter Dexter, starring Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron and directed by Academy Award( nominee Lee Daniels.
BOAZ DAVIDSON (Executive Producer) has written, directed and produced over 75 feature films since his film career began. Davidson is the writer-director of Lemon Popsicle, a Golden Globe( nominee and critically acclaimed worldwide hit. He has been with Millennium Films since its inception in 1996.
With his Israeli military service complete, Davidson returned to his writing career, and was granted a scholarship enabling him to attend the London Film School, where he majored in directing and writing.
Born in Tel Aviv, Davidson returned to Israel and found much success writing and directing feature films. His biopic, Eskimo Limon aka Lemon Popsicle, drew raves from the 28th Berlin International Film Festival( and received a Golden Bear( nomination. It became the first Israeli film to receive critical acclaim around the world, garnering it a Golden Globe( nomination, and was followed by five sequels, four of which Davidson directed. His other Israeli films success included: HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Ve%27hetzi" \o "Charlie Ve'hetzi" Charlie Ve'hetzi (1974), HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishpahat_Tzan%27ani" \o "Mishpahat Tzan'ani" Mishpahat Tzan'ani (1974) And HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagiga_B%27Snuker" \o "Hagiga B'Snuker" HAGIGA B'SNUKER (1975).
Davidson moved to the United States in 1979 and teamed with Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, making films for their prolific Cannon Films including: Going Bananas, DELTA Force, American Cyborg; and most notably an American version of Lemon Popsicle titled The Last American Virgin. Today both Israeli and American versions are considered cult classics.
In 1992, Davidson ventured to the newly formed independent studio Nu Image, Inc. He continued to write and direct such films as Looking For Lola, Shadrach and The Big Brass Ring. In 1996 Nu Image formed Millennium Films, giving Davidson the chance to run a production company, bigger budgets, greater casts and more control.
Davidson now devotes more of his time overseeing the development and production of Millennium Films' slate. As the head of one of Hollywood's leading independent production companies, Davidson's recent slate of films have included: Expendables, Rambo Iv, Righteous Kill, 16 Blocks, The Mechanic and Brooklyn's Finest. Upcoming films are The Big Wedding, Playing The Field, Straight A's, The Paperboy, and The Expendables 2.
TREVOR SHORT (Executive Producer) oversees all legal, finance and administrative operations for Nu Image, Inc., Millennium Films and all related companies. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Short obtained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Rhodesia and an MBA at the University of Cape Town. It was in South Africa that he was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit. In 1980 Short entered the world of banking and commerce, joining Standard Chartered Merchant Bank as head of Corporate Finance, responsible for takeovers, mergers and IPO's. He then joined Investec Bank (formerly Hill Samuel Merchant Bank) in 1984 as head of its Corporate Finance Division. He was responsible for eight IPO's on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, numerous mergers and acquisitions.
Short's finance background led him to develop a tax-based financing formula to produce features. He succeeded in raising over $200 million from private investors in order to fund the production of international films made in South Africa. His work at Investec Bank continued, as did his ability in securing private financing for motion pictures. Much of the financing he secured was for films produced by Avi Lerner's Nu Metro Productions for international film companies. He also became the primary consultant to the Government of South Africa regarding film investment and taxation legislation.
In 1989 Short left the banking sector to join Lerner as a shareholder and Chief Executive of Nu Metro Entertainment Group in Johannesburg. He continued to arrange financing for Nu Metro's film production and was directly involved in its growing theater chain. In 1991, Lerner and Short used Nu Metro Entertainment Group sales proceeds to start a new studio in California.
Nu Image, Inc. opened its Los Angeles based independent studio in 1992. Short remained in South Africa initially, traveling to the states and back frequently. In 1995 he moved to Los Angeles permanently.
Drawing upon his experience in finance, law, investments, tax legislation, subsidies, plus domestic and international banking; Short's combined expertise has benefited Nu Image greatly, leading to the purchase of Nu Boyana Studios in Bulgaria and the recently completed Millennium Studios in Louisiana. Both studios are full-service production facilities available to the film industry and used by Millennium Films often.
Short has served as producer or executive producer on nearly all Nu Image or Millennium Films production since the company's beginning. Recent films include: The Expendables and it's upcoming follow up The Expendables 2, Conan The Barbarian, The Mechanic, The Big Wedding, Playing The Field, The Paperboy, and Straight A's.
GUY TANNAHILL (Line Producer/Co-Producer) recently completed filming in Australia and India on "Singularity" with Roland Joffe for Corsan Films. A 25-year film industry veteran, Guy has been in the film industry for some 25 plus years and has worked from the ground up. His last 15 years has been spent working as a Line Producer on features as varied as Girl with a Pearl Earring to Last Chance Harvey and The Devil's Double.
Guy's feature experience as a Line Producer has taken him around the world and includes locations as diverse as Indonesia, South Africa and Canada to name but a few.
Guy has also acted on behalf of International Film Guarantors.
PETER MENZIES JR., A.C.S. (Director of Photography) is well known for his dramatic and action cinematography with credits that include Shooter for Director Antoine Fuqua; Die Hard With A Vengeance and The Thirteenth Warrior for Director John McTiernan; and three collaborations with Director Simon West with Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The General's Daughter and When A Stranger Calls.
Menzies has twice collaborated with director John Singleton with Four Brothers, starring Mark Wahlberg and most recently, Abduction starring Taylor Lautner. Other action/dramas include Hard Rain for Director Mikael Salomon; A Time to Kill directed by Joel Schumacher; both The Getaway and White Sands for Director Roger Donaldson; and the historically based WWII POW drama, The Great Raid directed by John Dahl. Menzies has filmed two action/adventures for French Director Louis Letterier with Clash of the Titans and the Marvel Studios production of The Incredible Hulk.
On a lighter note, Menzies has also enjoyed filming comedies such as Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous for Director John Pasquin; Jerry Bruckheimer's Kangaroo Jack, directed by David McNally; Man of the House for Director Stephen Derek; and Disney's The Kid directed by Jon Turteltaub. He most recently completed Playing the Field starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Dennis Quaid.
Menzies first established himself as a commercial Director of Photography in the 1980s and continues to enjoy filming commercials between his feature film commitments. His commercial work has earned several cinematography awards including the Australasian Television Award, the New York One Show Prize, the London International Advertising Award and the Cannes Advertising Film Festival Award.
In addition to more than twenty feature films, Menzies filmed the television pilots "Traveler," directed by David Nutter and "Hawthorne," directed by Mikael Salomon.
Peter Menzies, Jr. is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A native of Sydney, Australia, he was introduced to the film industry by his father, Australian Cinematographer Peter Menzies. Menzies is married with three daughters and divides his time between his Australian and US residences.
KIRK M. PETRUCCELLI (Production Designer) most recently designed The Zookeeper starring Kevin James, and featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, Don Rickles, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Cher and Faizon Love. Previously he served as the production designer for When In Rome, starring Kristen Bell and Will Arnett. He also designed the hit action-adventures The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton and Liv Tyler, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis, and Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage, based on the popular Marvel characters.
Petruccelli's other credits include both Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life; as well as The Last Castle; Roland Emmerich's The Patriot; Mystery Men; The Thirteenth Floor; Blade; Anaconda; Murder in the First; Where the Day Takes You; and 3 Ninjas. He served as art director on Poetic Justice and Philadelphia Experiment II, and was assistant art director on Son in Law.
Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Petruccelli attended Penn State University where he studied film, graphic design and illustration, ultimately receiving a degree in film. He also studied the art of Steadicam operation at the Rockport Film and Television workshop. He gained his experience in the film business in a variety of production jobs, including camera, set design and decoration.
SEAN ALBERTSON, A.C.E. (Editor) grew up in the arts and entertainment industry in New York; his father a musician, chef and film editor. His mother was a Production Manager and Assistant Director. Sean's start in entertainment was as a young child, acting and playing music. He was involved in plays and small roles in television and feature films, where he got to be an extra in the Academy Award®-winning film Kramer vs. Kramer. Musically, Sean was drawn to percussion and singing. He played with several bands in his teen years in both capacities. Later, these talents were transmuted into the art and craft of film editing. He has since had the opportunity to work with some exceptional Hollywood talents such as Sam O‘Steen, Mike Nichols, Alan J. Pakula, Don Zimmerman and Sylvester Stallone. Sean now has over 24 years of filmmaking experience with more than 60 editing credits across a vast array of material, including television movies, series, feature films, award-winning mobile content and more. His editing credits include Warrior, Still Breathing, The Cat in the Hat, Rocky Balboa and Rambo. He has edited television shows such as Cold Case, Heroes and The Vampire Diaries. He has also worked as a second unit director and producer, and dabbles in writing as well.
DENISE WINGATE (Costume Designer) most recently reunited with the Farrelly Brothers for The Three Stooges after designing the costumes for Hall Pass. She immediately followed that project with the 3-D family adventure, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster 3-D hit, Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Wingate hails from Southern California and began her designing career on tour with the New Wave musical act, The Bangles (Manic Monday, Walk Like An Egyptian). She next turned her talents to television on such popular series as Melrose Place, Models, Inc. and Almost Perfect, before making her big screen debut with the period drama, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, which starred Keanu Reeves, Adrian Brody and Thomas Jane.
Her motion picture credits include the popular romantic comedy, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, the fantasy romance Charlie St. Cloud starring Zach Efron, David Dobkins' iconic comedy hit, Wedding Crashers with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, and Live Free or Die Hard, in which Bruce Willis reprised tough guy cop John McClane in the series' fourth installment.
Wingate has worked with filmmaker Sebastian Gutierrez three times (Women in Trouble, Rise: Blood Hunter, Judas Kiss), and repeated the hat trick with another director, Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions, Cruel Intentions 2, The Sweetest Thing). She also designed the costumes for such films as Radio, Novocaine, A Cinderella Story, Blue Streak and She's All That.
EVAN JACOBS (Visual Effects Supervisor) has proven himself to be adept at designing bold "in your face" visuals in effects-driven films such as Alice in Wonderland, Conan the Barbarian, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Ben 10: Alien Force, which was nominated for an Emmy Award for visual effects. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, he has contributed "invisible effects" to projects such as Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hollywoodland and 16 Blocks. Serving the story is always his primary focus and his extensive background in physical visual effects techniques such as miniatures as well as modern tools like CGI allow him to tailor his approach to the filmmaker's vision while maximizing the available resources.
Early in his career, Jacobs had the good fortune to learn from some of the most well respected visual effects artists in the industry, working his way up through the trenches at leading effects houses of the day such as Boss Film Studios and Fantasy II Film Effects. He went on to serve as miniatures supervisor on the Tim Burton film Ed Wood and then in 1994, he co-founded Vision Crew Unlimited, a company specializing in miniatures and mechanical effects.
Evan served as the company's Executive Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor, contributing to many films such as The Mummy, Dinosaur, Armageddon, and Titanic. His company was also a leader in the advertising market, providing notable effects in commercials for Mazda, Lexus, Dr. Pepper, Nissan, Jeep, Dodge, Toyota, and Coca-Cola to name but a few. In 1998, Jacobs was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects for a Miniseries for HBO's From the Earth to the Moon.
After eight successful years operating Vision Crew, Jacobs and his partners shuttered the company and Jacobs went on to supervise visual effects for the indie feature What the #$*! Do We Know?! which became the third-highest grossing documentary of 2004.
Jacobs then joined Digital Domain in Venice, CA where he served as the 3D Department Manager for two years before returning to visual effects supervision in 2005. He is an active member of the VES and PGA, and has spoken at industry conferences such as Australian Effects and Animation Festival and Post/LA as well as being an instructor for the Entertainment Studies Extension Program at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for three years.
JEFF IMADA (Stunt Coordinator) has amassed over 300 credits in feature films, TV shows, commercials, and music videos as a Second Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator, Fight Choreographer, Technical Advisor, Stuntman and actor. Jeff got into the film industry almost by accident. He felt an easy way to make some extra money would be as a background extra during a summer break while studying psychology/biology at UCLA. After graduation, Jeff was preparing to go to medical school, but the acting bug bit him hard and would not let go. Jeff soon traded in his Bunsen burner for a SAG card and he has never looked back.
Jeff's passion in life is the martial arts. He started training in 1970 with Tae Kwon Do and Japanese Kempo. In 1973, he met the legendary Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee's protégé and colleague) and has been training with him ever since in numerous styles. Jeff currently holds the rank of Senior Instructor with Inosanto and is one of the few certified instructors in Jeet Kune Do (comprised of 27 different styles of martial arts) and the Filipino/Indonesian martial arts. The martial arts has become a way of life for Jeff because he learned to apply Bruce Lee's ideology of experimentation and self-discovery with everything he gets involved with in his life. Jeff has traveled and taught all over the U.S. and in various countries throughout Europe. He has also taught seminars and individuals in the F.B.I., Secret Service, Navy Seals, and various police departments including the CHP, L.A. County Sheriff, and LAPD. Jeff is also a Defensive Tactics Consultant to the LAPD.
As a Stunt Coordinator, Jeff has worked on many high-profile projects, such as After Earth, Total Recall, Fight Club, 8mile, Daredevil, The Green Mile, L.A. Confidential, and PATRIOT GAMES. Jeff was the Fight Stunt Coordinator for The Green Hornet, The Bourne Supremacy and the follow up sequel, The Bourne Ultimatum. Some of the directors Jeff has worked with include Joe Wright, David Mamet, Hughes Brothers, Michel Gondry, Frank Darabont, Curtis Hanson, Dick Donner, David Fincher, Gore Verbinski, Clint Eastwood, Michael Mann, Penny Marshall, and Sam Raimi. Since 1987, Jeff has been the Second Unit Director and Stunt Coordinator on every project for filmmaker John Carpenter. With all this time and experience in the film industry, Jeff is a board member of the SAG Stunt Safety Committee, the World Stunt Awards, and is a member of Stunts Unlimited.
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