John Helde writer/director  
John got his start in film with the New York documentary-makers Maysles Films. His credits as film editor include Alan Rudolph's Investigating Sex and Trixie (co-editor). Independent Feature Project/Seattle selected John's script Hello for its inaugural Spotlight Award production grant. John has written and directed four other shorts, Got a Light?, Positive Reinforcement, Visit, and Halibut Heads, which was part of Seattle International Film Festival's "Fly Film Challenge." John is currently at work on a feature documentary which tells the story of his father and other Americans growing up and coming of age in China before World War II.
Jennifer M. Roth producer
Jennifer Roth worked as a production coordinator and production-managed numerous films such as Bad Lieutenant, Smoke, Deadman, The Crow, and Lawn Dogs. She served as line producer/ co-producer on the films Chinese Coffee (directed by Al Pacino), Black and White (directed by James Toback), Songcatcher (directed by Maggie Greenwald), Cuba Libre (produced by Harvey Keitel) and is currently in post production on The Squid and the Whale (directed by Noah Baumbach).
Alan Rudolph executive producer
Alan Rudolph is considered a pioneer in the independent film movement. He has directed eighteen features and one feature-length documentary. His films are noted for their fluid style, unpredictable humor, and quality performances. His explorations of dark, paradoxical human complexities are seen in films such as Afterglow, Equinox, Trouble in Mind, Remember My Name and Welcome to L.A. He has also written or co-written screenplays for thirteen of his own films, as well as Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, which won the Golden Bear at the 1976 Berlin Film Festival. His filmed subjects have included art forgery in 1920's Paris (The Moderns), murderous New Jersey households (Mortal Thoughts), and an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. Rudolph's Choose Me won the International Critic's Prize at the Toronto Festival in 1984. His new Oscar Wilde-like comedy of manners, Investigating Sex, stars Nick Nolte, Neve Campbell, Dermot Mulroney, Robin Tunney, Alan Cumming and Tuesday Weld. The Secret Lives of Dentists is Rudolph's currently released work.
Eric Stoltz Max
Eric Stoltz is an actor and director who has appeared in films, television, and on Broadway. Some of his more memorable film roles were in Mask, The Waterdance, Little Women, Pulp Fiction, and The House of Mirth. On television he has appeared on Mad About You, Out of Order, and Once and Again, which he also directed. He is a member of the Actors Studio.
Susanna Thompson Rory
Susanna Thompson attended San Diego State University on a drama scholarship and, as a part of her undergraduate study, had the unique pleasure of appearing in Dogg's Hamlet and Cahoot's Macbeth under the co-direction of Tony Award-winning playwright, Tom Stoppard. She played Karen Sammler on the Golden-Globe nominated ABC drama Once and Again, and appeared with Kevin Costner in the feature film Dragonfly. Lead roles in other feature films include Ghosts of Mississippi, with Alec Baldwin, Little Giants, with Rick Moranis, When a Man Loves a Woman, with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia and Random Hearts, with Harrison Ford. Thompson also played the role that Grace Kelly originated in the TBS Original Picture High Noon opposite Tom Skerritt. She has created memorable guest appearances on series such as Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and a special 2-hour Star Trek Voyager in which she played The Borg Queen.
Kevin Tighe Donald
Kevin Tighe's first appearance on film was The Graduate (1967). Since then, his numerous film credits include: Mumford (1999), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Newsies (1992), School Ties (1992), K-9 (1990), Roadhouse (1989) and Eight Men Out (1988). One of his most memorable performances was as the strike-breaking thug 'Hickey' in John Sayles' film Matewan. In 1993, Tighe was awarded a Canadian Genie for his supporting role in the Independent film I Love A Man In Uniform. He has made other film appearances in Bright Angel, Another 48 Hours, Geronimo, and City of Hope. He has guest starred in many films for television, including Hallmark's In Cold Blood, Walter Hill's Tales From The Crypt, HBO's Avenging Angels, and Paul Mazursky's Winchell as William Randolph Hearst. Tighe's television series include Emergency, Murder One, and Freaks and Geeks. Tighe most recently completed Peter Greenaway's Tulse Luper Suitcase and Lodge Kerrigan's Kean, due out in 2005.
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