KEY CAST AND CREW

Diana Watts LINDSAY BURDGE
Eric Tull WILL BRITTAIN
Sophia            JENNIFER PREDIGER  
Jessica                 JULIE DELL PHILLIPS
Hunter Watts JONNY MARS
Eric’s father CHRIS DOUBEK
Dan                MATTHEW GENITEMPO
Rich                            CODY HALTOM
Eric’s date to the dance HANNAH DANNELLY
Sophia’s father MARK FARELY
Sophia’s brother MICHAEL J. WILSON
James DONALD HAMPTON
Written and directed by HANNAH FIDELL
Produced by HANNAH FIDELL
KIM SHERMAN
Co-produced by ANNELL BROADEUR
MICHELLE MILLETTE
Cinematographer ANDREW DROZ PALERMO
Editor SOFI MARSHALL
Composer BRIAN MCOMBER
Music supervisor KATE URCIOLI
Production designer ELANA FARLEY
Costume designer LANIE OVERTON
   

 

Hannah Fidell / Director, Writer, Producer

Hannah Fidell is a writer/director currently living in Los Angeles with roots in Brooklyn and Austin, TX. Her first feature film, A TEACHER, premiered at Sundance '13 in the NEXT section. She was awarded the Chicken & Egg female narrative directing award at SXSW '13 and was recently named one of the '25 New Faces of Indie Film' by Filmmaker Magazine. A TEACHER is being distributed by Oscilloscope Labs and will have its theatrical and VOD premiere this Fall.

 

Kim Sherman / Producer

Kim Sherman is a Midwest based producer. Most recently, Sherman produced festival favorites Sun Don’t Shine (dir. Amy Seimetz, SXSW 2012), V/H/S (segment - dir. Adam Wingard, Sundance 2012), and the highly anticipated home-invasion thriller, You’re Next (dir. Adam Wingard, Toronto 2011). In 2012, Sherman participated in the Champs-Elysees Film Festival – U.S. In-Progress, with A Teacher (dir. Hannah Fidell) where the film was awarded Grand Prize. Sherman’s work in production has come with high recognition, including a fellowship with 2011 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Labs, and a spot on Filmmaker Magazines 25 New Faces List for 2012.

 

Andrew Droz Palermo / Cinematographer

Andrew began his career with a wildly successful music video for White Rabbits’ “Percussion Gun,” and went on to write and direct the experimental short film “A Face Fixed.” He has served as director of photography for a number of high-profile projects including “You’re Next,” a 2011 Toronto International Film Festival selection purchased by Lionsgate, “V/H/S” a 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection purchased by Magnolia and two short films which both premiered at 2012 SXSW “The Gathering Squall,” which Filmmaker Magazine called “intense and visually striking” and “Man & Gun.”  In the U.K. Andrew is represented by A Pale Horse for music videos and commercial work.

 

Lindsay Burdge / Diana Watts

Born in sunny Pasadena, California, Lindsay moved to New York to study acting at NYU and the Lee Strasberg Institute.  Since then she has appeared on IFC's "Food Party," and in a number of films, most recently "First Winter" (dir. Ben Dickinson, Tribeca ‘12) and "All the Light in the Sky" (dir. Joe Swanberg, AFI Festival ’12). Lindsay also works on the other side of the camera as both a producer and casting director on festival favorite ‘Gimme The Loot’ (dir. Adam Leon) and Lily (dir. Matt Creed). 

 

Will Brittain / Eric Tull

Will Brittain is a fourth-year B.A. candidate in acting at the University of Texas in Austin and a personal trainer and fitness instructor for Camp Gladiator. Theatrical credits include: William in the one man show Pigskin (New York City), Edward Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award in Acting (U.T. T&D), Palace Etheridge in D’Angelico (Frontera Fest), and George Gibbs inOur Town (U.T. & T&D). Film and television credits include: Eric - A Teacher, Jake - Orbit, David - Big Boy and ABC Primetime’s What would you do?

 

Sofi Marshall / Editor

Sofi Marshall is a Brooklyn based editor whose films have screened across Europe and the U.S. in such prestigious festivals as the BFI London Festival, The Montreal World Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival. Her work spans both narrative and documentary features, shorts and music videos, though she has quickly become known for her talent as a feature film editor. Most recently, Sofi's work for Tall as the Baobab Tree (dir, Jeremy Teicher) was highlighted in a four-star review by The Hollywood News as "very fine cutting" following the film's sold out run in London. In addition, Sofi recently finished post-production for Hannah Fidell's A Teacher, which was awarded the U.S. In-Progress Grand Prize at the 2012 Champs-Elysees Film Festival. 

 

Brian McOmber / Composer

Brian McOmber is a drummer and composer based between Montreal and NYC.  From 2006 to 2012 and over the course of five albums, Brian toured and recorded with the band Dirty Projectors.  Over the years has performed and/or recorded with Bjork, David Byrne, Yeasayer, Mira Calix, St. Vincent, Alarm Will Sound, Hubble, Marijuana Death Squads, Casper Electronics (Pete Edwards), The Roots, and Deer Tick. 

Brian's recent film music works include Man & Gun (official selection SXSW 2012) a short film he wrote, directed and scored, and The Gathering Squall (dir. Hannah Fidell, official selection SXSW 2012) a short film based on the Joyce Carol Oates short story.  At the moment, Brian is finishing a feature film titled See You Next Tuesday (Dir. Drew Tobia), which he composed for many musicians including Satomi Matsusaki (Deerhoof) and Mikey Heppner (Priestess).

 

Jennifer Prediger / Sophia
Jennifer Prediger is an actor living in New York City. She starred in ‘Uncle Kent’, a film directed by Joe Swanberg that premiered at Sundance in 2011 and was purchased by IFC. Jennifer has leading roles in microbudget films ‘Richard’s Wedding’ (dir. Onur Tukel) and Gotham Award nominated ‘Red Flag’ (dir. Alex Karpovsky), which premiered in 2012 at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She has a supporting role in ‘A Teacher’ (dir. Hannah Fidell), which is premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Jennifer will play a supporting role in the upcoming untitled Elmore Leonard project starring Jennifer Aniston and John Hawkes.