creative team

JUDITH BLACK (producer)

Judith Black transitioned from the performing arts into a sales and marketing career, representing commercial directors in New York and Los Angeles. She began producing commercials for one of her directing clients, and quickly moved into hands-on production and post production supervision for commercials, features, and television series, including the cult favorite Party Down

KEVIN BLACK (associate producer)

Kevin Black is an actor and director. He has acted at companies such as The New York Shakespeare Festival, Primary Stages, The Pearl Theatre Company, Theatre for a New Audience, and the Laguna Playhouse, and appeared in films selected for the Sundance Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival.

LISA RINZLER (cinematographer)

Lisa Rinzler is an award-winning cinematographer whose many visually expressive films include The Sleep Dealer (2008 Sundance Film Festival), Pollock, directed by Ed Harris, Love Liza (2002 Sundance Film Festival), with Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Night Listener, starring Robin Williams, Menace II Society and Dead Presidents for the directors Albert and Allen Hughes, Lisbon Story for director Wim Wenders and Three Seasons (1999 Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award).

 

Rinzler's documentary work includes Martin Scorcese’s No Direction Home, Wim Wenders' The Buena Vista Social Club, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Hitchcock/Truffaut and Don’t Blink – Robert Frank.

BYRON SHAH (cinematographer)

Byron Shah has filmed numerous studio and independent feature films, television series and documentaries including Prom, An American Crime (starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page) and The Go-Getter, starring Zooey Deschanel and Lou Pucci, and which both played at Sundance in 2007, and the CBS network television series The Crazy Ones, starring Robin Williams. 

Shah has also shot numerous widely seen commercials and music videos and award winning short films such as includes Debutante, which received the Kodak Award from the New York Exposition of Short Films, and Animal Love starring Selma Blair and Jeremy Davies.  He recently filmed the feature film Victor and the STARZ network television series Survivor’s Remorse

 

MINOS PAPAS (cinematographer)

Originally from Cyprus, Minos Papas is a New York based cinematographer, director and producer. Minos has shot and directed award winning narrative films with social and political themes including A Short Film About Guns for Oxfam International/Control Arms which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Short in the Tribeca Film Festival Online Competition.

 

Prior to this, he wrote, produced and directed Shutterbug, released theatrically in the US and Europe. His cinematography credits include the documentaries. Fatal Promises, Who is Unita Blackwell?, A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar and the feature films '79 Parts, Secret Paths, Little Ulysses and the Cyclops.  

 

 

 

JARED POTTER (vfx+motion graphics)

Jared Potter is the owner of Part One Media, specializing in visual effects for film and television. His recent work can be seen on the SyFy original series Z Nation,  where he serves as one of four visual effects artists, as well as a VFX supervisor for the show. During the off-season he creates effects for feature films and commercials, as well as writing, producing, and directing short films for various YouTube channels, such as Machinima. 

VIKKI DEMPSEY (16mm film artist)

Vikki Dempsey is a multimedia and video artist in Tucson, Arizona.  She has an MFA in New Genres from the University of Arizona where she teaches basic and experimental production.  Dempsey has curated experimental and community video programming for more than two decades


 

 

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JEANNA FRENCH (editor)

Jeanna French s an editor and producing associate on the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary series, In the Americas with David Yetman. In 2013, she began working with Lisanne Skyler on Brillo Box (3¢ off) creating the trailer for the film that would lead to an invitation for the film to participate in the 2013 Independent Feature Project Spotlight on Documentaries and to the collaboration with HBO Documentaries on the completion of Brillo Box.

(supervising editor)

SCOTT WEBER (sound designer)

A veteran in the field of sound editorial, ADR, Foley mixing and re-recording, Scott Weber discovered his passion for sound as a child when he took guitar and vocal lessons.  He got his start as the sound editor on Pulp Fiction and eventually landed at Disney, where he worked for 21 years, earning an Emmy Award for his work on the television series Lost, and a nomination his work on the CBS network series Person of Interest created by Jonathan Nolan and an Emmy Award for HBO's Westworld.

 

Weber recently designed sound for the acclaimed short film Life After Manson which premiered in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to play numerous film festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival.

TRISTINE SKYLER (associate producer)

Tristine Skyler is a New York based writer and producer. She is the executive producer of The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy irons which made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was released by IFC Films. The film was invited to screen in late 2016 at the White House by the Office of Science and Technology. Skyler began her career as a writer with the 1999 Sundance competition entry Getting to Know You, based on short stories by Joyce Carol Oates, directed by her sister Lisanne, and her Off-Broadway play The Moonlight Room.

 

Julianne recently completed The Star is Born. She started her career working with director Doug Liman on Swingers. The film ignited the “swing” craze in the 90s, the soundtrack went Gold and Julianne has since then supervised all of Doug Liman’s films including Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Fair Game and Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise for Warner Brothers. Julianne’s credits also include such hit films as The Italian Job, Valentine’s Day, and the blockbuster family film Alvin and the Chipmunks, where she helped to create an entirely new soundtrack with songs featuring that world-recognized chipmunk sound. Alvin and the Chipmunks became a Platinum-selling soundtrack and earned an American Music Award for Best Soundtrack. 

 

Julianne went on to supervise the soundtrack for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, whose soundtrack album was certified Gold. Pitch Perfect, the a cappella movie from Universal Pictures, which Julianne co-executive music produced, was a box office hit and the biggest selling soundtrack of 2013. It reached Platinum status and won the American Music Award in 2013 for Best Soundtrack. Julianne and Julia continued on to produce the soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Soundtrack, and collaborate on the music supervsion of A Star is Born.

 

 

 

 (music supervisor)

 

 

 

Geof Bartz has been the Supervising Editor for HBO Documentary Films since 1998. Geof started his career as an assistant editor on the 1969 CBS special Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America and has gone on to edit, or supervise the editing of, more than 100 non-fiction films, among them the classic documentary Pumping Iron. Geof was the co-producer and supervising editor of the 1979 NBC Emmy winning series Lifeline and he produced and co-edited the 1984 20th Century Fox feature Stripper.

 

In 2000 and 2001, two short documentaries Geof cut, King Gimp and Big Mama, won back-to-back Academy Awards. In 2015, his film Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 took home the Oscar and this past year, his film A Girl in a River: The Price of Forgiveness received the Academy Award for Best Short Subject Documentary. Additionally, Geof has edited four other films that have been nominated for Academy Awards, and ten that have been nomincated for Emmys, of which he won four. Other films that Geof has edited have received three Peabody and two Columbia-Dupont Awards.

 

 

 

 

the music

The original muslc in BRILLO BOX (3¢ off) was created by TAPE WAVES. TAPE WAVES are Kim and Jarod Weldin, a dream pop duo from Charleston, South Carolina. With shimmery guitars and hushed vocals, their sun-drenched pop songs evoke images of hazy summer days and young love.

BRILLO BOX (3¢ off) also features music  by Caleb Middlebrooks of THE MATH CLUB, the guitarist David Brandon, and a cover of the 1960s garage band hit “Say You’re Sorry” by THE REMAINS by musicians Matt Marcus and Matt Rendon.