Crew

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L Jean Schwartz (Writer/Director/Producer) makes comedies about things you’re not supposed to laugh about.  From her short film: LOVELY STALKING YOU, webisode: IN SEARCH OF MY FIRST EX-HUSBAND, documentary: WE ARE EVERYONE ELSE’S GOATS, to her feature film: THE AVERAGE GIRL’S GUIDE TO SUICIDE.   She grew up in San Clemente, California and fell in love with filmmaking when she made a behind-the-scenes documentary about the film BRICK at age 17.  She graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Production Program in 2009 and has worked on projects such as PHANTOM, DON JON, HITRECORD ON TV, NO LOVE SONG, and many short films, commercials, and music videos.  She enjoys making people laugh and believes that happiness is finding people who are crazy like you’re crazy.

 

1078809_10152287483744326_13328907_oJoselito Seldera (Producer) received his MFA in film production from the University of Southern California and has produced numerous independent short films, commercials, and music videos.  His body of work includes UNSETTLED (FILMFEST DRESDEN 2012), NO LOVE SONG (NEWPORT and HOLLYSHORTS 2013) and LINES (BIG SKY and DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL 2011).  Joselito recently co-produced Christopher Rucinski’s DOGS IN THE DISTANCE and is currently in production for HARD COUNTRY, a feature documentary that follows the cattlemen and oil men of southeast New Mexico, and in post-production for an anthology feature of short films called ABOUT ABIGAIL.  He recently directed his first feature film, END OF FALL.

 

10338469_10152898252883345_6498714158721235269_oNicolaas Bertelsen (Producer) received his MFA in film production from the University of Southern California and creates entertaining and award-winning moving pictures – including 13 films that have made 46 appearances in 33 different film festivals and competitions. On the red carpet, his recent accolades include Best Feature Screenplay (Omaha Film Festival) for K I LUV U BYE, a romantic comedy script that he wrote; Best Comedy Short Film (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation) for ZOMBO, a zombie musical that he produced; and the David Lynch Foundation Television Creativity Award for THE COFFEE SHOP, a short film that he Directed.  Most recently, Nicolaas produced three feature-length films for RabbitBandini Productions, James Franco’s production company: YOSEMITE and MEMORIA, two biographical dramas, and THE LABYRINTH, a Twilight Zone-esque anthology film. Nicolaas is currently in post-production on END OF FALL, the first feature produced by his company, Go Man Go!, which he started with fellow filmmaker Joselito Seldera.

 

Lexi photo_smAlixzandra Dove Rothschild’s passion for film and story telling started at a very young age. In school she wanted to bring stories to life in unique and different ways by boldly choosing to film her book reports instead of writing them and dressed up like Heraldo to interview the characters from the book, which she performed as well. This became her trademark book report format well into high school. She produced her first TV program at Pepperdine’s TV26, called “The Randumb Show.” USC’s School of Theatre combined with the School of Cinematic Arts gave her the chance to explore the art and nuances of acting on film and producing motion pictures. After graduating from USC, she produced and acted in many short films including, “The Acting Class,” “Social Mia,” and “Date of the Dead.” Alixzandra’s admiration and passion for independent film continues as she has worked for Sundance Film Festival 2 years running and can be seen in the upcoming Universal Film “Unfriended.” She strives to create worldly stories about “realistic romantics” that engage audiences and infuse them with empathy, compassion and tolerance.

More crew members to be announced soon!