Director BIOS: Bevin Hamilton, Rachael Murphy (INCALL)

Director Biography – Bevin Hamilton , Rachael Murphy

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BEVIN HAMILTON 
(Director/Writer) Bevin is an Actress, Singer/Songwriter and Dancer, from Kansas. Her raw talent and stage presence were recognized early on, when at age seven, she landed her first professional theatrical role in “Singing In The Rain”. The theatre continued to be a platform for her artistic expression and would eventually bring her to Los Angeles where she performed leading roles in workshopped productions for playwrights Lee Blessing & Vince Melocchi. She later took to directing herself, in an Israel Horowitz’s production of “Stage Directions”. Today, Bevin’s acting resume boasts not only theatre credits, but wide experience in television, commercials, musical reviews and film. Most recently, she can be seen in Eric Stoltz’s “Confession of a Teenage Jesus Jerk”.
As a Singer/Songwriter, she has toured and/or collaborated with Artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Motley Crue, Tim Armstrong and James Michael. Her solo career is also burgeoning following the release of her EP titled “Filters and Frames” (on iTunes); so much so, she is currently recording her second album.
Bevin is thrilled to announce “Incall” as her directorial film debut and feels blessed to work with her talented friend and writing partner Rachael Murphy.

RACHAEL MURPHY 
(Director/Writer) Rachael is an Australian-born Actress, Model and aspiring Director, living in Los Angeles. Her passion for performing arts began at a young age, starting with Physical Culture, when she was only four. At 17, she became an Australian Physical Culture champion and was awarded an Australian sports medal for outstanding achievement.
A social and well-rounded student, Rachael traveled aboard to study advertising and marketing communication on scholarship at Pepperdine University before realizing her place was on set, rather than behind a desk. Rachael has had the good fortune of working with distinguished actors and directors including the likes of Eli Roth, Henry Thomas, Margaret O’Brien, Darren Aronofsky, Fruit Chan and Kathryn Bigelow. She has appeared in various feature films and TV shows such as “Don’t Look Up”, “Iron Man 2”, “Nowhere Else”, “America’s Most Smartest Model”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Two and a Half Men”. Between theatrical projects she has shot national commercials and print ads for Absolut, Bibigo, Colgate, Garnier, Google, Honda, JC Penny, Kelly Van Gogh, Little Tikes, Macintosh, Marshalls, Maybelline, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi Electronics, Old Navy and Revlon.
“Incall” will be her directorial debut and she is currently in pre-production for an upcoming feature film.

 

Director Statement

 

Two (pretty) heads are better than one. By learning to combine our unique insights we’ve enhanced our individual creativity. We may be more different than we are alike on the surface, but our passion for dynamic storytelling and love of cinema connects us on a meaningful level; one that satisfies our craving to create and make sense of our world. We each bring our knowledge, perspectives and personalities to our art; where our combined imaginations, experiences and tastes meld & flourish into something novel and beautiful. This is because, like many dynamic duos, we think in terms of “we”. We’re a team; we support and trust one another and we value honesty, constructive conflict, appreciation, adaptability and harmony.
As a female directing team we are proudly persevering in this climate of change and look forward to finding long term career support from the establishment and our peers.

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Director BIO: Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist (SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS)

Director Biography – Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist

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Erik Bloomquist is a two-time New England Emmy® Award winner (Outstanding Director and Outstanding Writer), eight-time nominee, and Top 200 Director on HBO’s Project Greenlight. His nationally syndicated series, The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik served as creator, showrunner, writer, director, and lead actor) is the winner of three New England Emmy® Awards and recipient of nine nominations. His critically acclaimed short films have played internationally on television, at festivals, and on demand.

Theatrically, Erik has directed at prominent regional and educational institutions across the country including Ivoryton Playhouse, Ozark Actors Theatre, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Clark University, and Trinity College. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, his stage acting credits include the American premiere of Calendar Girls at the Ivoryton Playhouse and the world premiere of Rear Window at Hartford Stage (starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Darko Tresnjak).

Erik has served as adjunct Faculty at Trinity College, Artist-in-Residence at Avon Old Farms School, and Visiting Artist at Miss Porter’s School and St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL. His debut feature, Long Lost, is currently in post-production.

Director Statement

SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS is inspired by our early influences — particularly Nickelodeon’s ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?. This show awakened our imaginations, fostering a feeling of boundless possibilities and heightened sensory experiences. Our passion for these things has been ever-presents since childhood. It is a feeling that we hope to evoke in audiences — reminding them that sometimes there is nothing more fun than a good old-fashioned campfire story.

Director BIO: Joffrey Saintrapt (LIVING WITH A MONSTER)

Director Biography

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Born in France, Joffrey discovered his passion for cinema at an early age and began working on film sets and directing his own films while in film school. In 2003, he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Film and Television Studies from the European Institute of Cinema & Audiovisual, Nancy, France.

From 2003 to 2011, Joffrey’s professional pursuits lead him to live and work back and forth between France and Canada, primarily as a Freelance Editor and Cameraman. Notable engagements include Editor for the television channel Téva (Groupe M6), Cameraman and Editor for CNN’s Paris Bureau (FRANCE), Editor at TVO’s French-language channel TFO, Editor at the National Film Board of Canada, and Director of Photography on two season of a music TV show for Unis TV (CANADA). During this time, Joffrey expands his skill set by collaborating with lighting departments via his volunteer work on Canadian Film Centre film sets.

In 2012, Joffrey settles permanently in Toronto, Canada. He continues his freelance work with TFO and NFB, while deepening his professional skills via numerous Producer and Director roles. Leveraging his DOP and editing expertise, Joffrey produces and directs short films Made in Paris and Phoenix the Last Wild Man.

He co-founds the Toronto collective French Connection Films, developing a number of shorts and dance film projects. In 2014 Joffrey directs The Car, and assumes the Assistant Director and Editor role on Tyler Parr’s internationally acclaimed award-winning short Ironied. In 2015 he writes and directs Made in Montréal, a film tacking the issue of racism, which wins numerous international film festival awards.

Driven by the pursuit of new challenges, in 2017 Joffrey seizes the opportunity to refine his vision as short film Director by addressing social and mental health issues via the silent film Living with a Monster. In this film, alcoholism is embodied by a monster, a supernatural representation of the demons living inside all of us.

Joffrey continues to explore societal issue via his writing, directing and production work. He is currently working on the production of an 8-issue web series in the form of fantastic tales about mental health issues, addictions and phobias, shot as silent films.

https://www.lwamseries.com/

Director BIO: Tom Botchii Skowronksi (GOLDBLOODED)

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Tom Botchii Skowronski is an award winning director specializing in dark, psychological thrillers that center around violent, personal stories. He believes in attaching heavy self experience into each story he tells. Raised as part of the only immigrant family in a small town, his very different upbringing lead to escapism through creativity.

He currently lives in Los Angeles surrounded by broken dreams.

Director Statement

Goldblooded is really a study about greed. We’re always fighting over something – If it’s not money, it’s oil, if it’s not oil, it’s water – well, why not blood? When Sam approached me with the idea it really lined up with the type of intensity I wanted to bring into a story. It’s a thriller, with some nods to the dark film noir realm. The main center piece being; if we knew we have discovered the ultimate goldmine, what would we do to protect it? And for that matter, what would others do to take it? This short is our proof of concept for a feature that expands this idea into a much larger platform. It’s also another way to make something aesthetically pleasing, that’s not meant to be.

Director BIO: Philip Rachid (HOODYMAN)

Director Biography – Philip Rachid

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Kurdish film maker Philip Jamal Rachid was born in 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria and raised in Amsterdam.
He is a self taught writer and director.

His first recognition came when he shot a short film on a Flip cam in Kurdistan 2011 and the film was screened at the Duhok International Film Festival. In 2014 he won the Samsung Short film competition at The Dubai International Film Festival. After that he won the Silver Act Responsible award in Cannes for a UN Female Rights awareness campaign in 2015.

With his latest short documentary film project “SHE” he has won 7 awards and has had screenings over 10 festivals and counting, globally.

His films always have Humanitarian themes or are Underdog stories.

Currently he resides in Dubai and shares his experience and knowledge with new generation peers through consultancy, workshops and lectures at NYU-Abu Dhabi, SAE, Studio TwoFour54, ImageNation, Panasonic Master classes.

Director BIO: George Vatistas (THE HOBBYIST)

George Robert Vatistas is a Greek-American filmmaker from Philadelphia. He graduated from the New York college film school in Athens, Greece, where his first movie “The Weapon” was praised by international self-taught director Pantelis Voulgaris. His passion for directing and cinema led him to New York City where George completed his masters in directing at the School of Visual Arts, under Bob Girardi’s directing program. George’s second written & directed film, “The Hobbyist” was awarded with the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award & given to him by SVA as an honors master’s degree candidate.

Director BIO: Marvin Nuecklaus (CROSSROADS)

Director Biography – Marvin Nuecklaus

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Marvin began his film career in age of 17 in Muenster, Germany. After an apprenticeship as a media designer, multiple internships at big TV production houses, he started his own film- and media production Motion In Pictures in 2011.
After winning the Firefox Flicks Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013, he decided to study Film at the University of Dortmund, Germany. His application film Wasser-Werke, not only got him into the program but also won the ProAM International Student Competition 2014.
That same year, he decided to continue his studies at the University of California Santa Barbara to gain more of an international point of view and explore the American film market. By the end of this program in 2015, he won the 10-10-10 Film Competition at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as the first UCSB representative.
Furthermore, he won 2 awards for Best Editing and Best Picture at the Santa Barbara Digital Film Festival and the department of film and media studies award for best cinematography.
In summer 2015, he continued his journey at UCLA Extension for the Directing which he graduated from with his short Crossroads.