In his early career of Cinematography, Tom Digges has collaborated on several creative projects, including commercials, wedding videography, numerous short films, and most recently, adding an independent feature credit to his body of work. He is currently in production on When The Moon Was Twice As Big as Co-Camera Operator alongside Director Bill Jacobs.
Ross Morin Editor/Executive Producer
Ross Morin is a filmmaker, cinematographer, editor and Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut where he teaches filmmaking and heads the film production curriculum and facilities. His award-winning film work has screened nationally and internationally. Ross grew up in southern Maine where he has been making films since he was 13 years old. He received his BA in Film Studies and Psychology from Connecticut College in 2005 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MFA in Film and Video Production from Ohio University in 2008 where he graduated Phi Kappa Phi and won the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teacher Award. Ross now teaches at his alma mater, Connecticut College, where he balances his time between teaching, filmmaking, and mountain biking.
Luke Szabados is in his second year in the BFA Film Program at Ohio University through the Honors Tutorial College. Before attending school in Athens, he worked in Chicago as a freelance Locations/Production Assistant on major commercial and television productions. He brings with him a professionally informed sense of attention, intention and production quality.
Kyle Kruse Associate Producer
Kyle Kruse is originally from Detroit, Michigan. After high school, Kyle enlisted in the United States Navy where he travelled all over the world and lived in Japan for three years. After leaving the Navy, Kyle studied at Valencia Community College in Orlando Florida where he received his Associate of Arts. Kyle moved back to Detroit to study filmmaking at Wayne State University and received his Bachelor's of Arts in Film. He graduated Cum Laude. He wrote and directed several short films while attending Wayne State. He is interested in character driven stories that focus on the complexities of human emotion and relationships.
Sam Stewart Associate Producer
Sam Stewart is originally from Albany, New York. He received his B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Rochester where he minored in Women’s Studies. In 2013 he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He has produced several short films over the course of his undergraduate career, and has received first and third prize in the Gollin Film Festival. Sam is interested in exploring issues of gender, language, and culture through the blending of classical and experimental filmmaking techniques.
Andrea Pierson Production Designer
Andrea is an artist, photographer, filmmaker and writer whose interests lie in the gothic, sublime, romanticized and grotesque. She prefers to walk the line between a perceived reality and dreamscapes where the surreal and absurd create a nihilistic dialogue. Having lived in Athens, OH all of her life, Andrea has a strong passion for the pursuit of education and creative integrity. Her film research and interests include early Aronofsky films, Christopher Nolan, Eisenstein and Soviet Montage, Terrence Malick, Alain Resnais, Disney Animated Features (1937-2003: the Classics, Dark Age, Renaissance and New Wave) and Irish Cinema.
Jon Coy 1st Assistant Camera
A native to Ohio and a self-taught filmmaker, Jon continues his formal education in cinema arts at Ohio University. His short films Tiny Dancer and Subito have screened at the Kent Sate Flix Fest and Canton Palace Theatre's International Film Festival. Subito won the Saturday Audience Choice Award.
Dylan Dyer 2nd Assistant Camera
Dylan was born outside Athens, Georgia, but has lived most of her life outside Athens, Ohio. After deciding to make movies at age 13 she worked variously on television programs, documentary productions, corporate, promotional, and instructional videos, independent filmmaking, and far too many student films to count. She's happiest working as a cinematographer, gaffer, or assistant camera, but will do anything that involves making a movie. Her short film The Persistence of Vision screened at the Southside Film Festival and the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.
Meredith Kelly Script Supervisor
Meredith was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.She graduated from DeSales University with a BA in television and film and was honored with the Guerilla Award for outstanding achievement in filmmaking by the DeSales’ film faculty. After graduation she interned with NFL Films, working on the television side of the industry, both with live and prerecorded shows.
Geoffrey Neal Gaffer
Geoff is an HTC student pursuing his BFA in film.
Kramer Ditty Key Grip
Kramer graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's Degree in Video Production. While attending OU, he DJ’ed for ACRN and was a member of the Ohio University Men's Crew team, Mountain Bike Club, and SnowCats. His digital short won the underclassman division of the OU 48 Film Festival. During his free time he recycled old skateboards into custom hand-cut cruiser boards with LED lights for safer street and night riding. When demand increased, he launched and funded a Kickstarter campaign. This gave him the ability to professionally manufacture his boards. He moved to Hallandale Beach Florida and became an Enrichment Specialist at a children's mental health facility. While there, he taught Science, Social Skills, Nutrition and Fitness. Some memorable moments from freelancing include the Adventure Fishing World Championships in the Everglades and a documentary on worker's rights, which helped end a strike and win back jobs. All of these experiences helped motivate him to apply for his Master's in Fine Arts.
John Kerfoot Grip
John Kerfoot is from the metro Detroit area in Michigan where he has worked for over 15 years as a videographer and editor of commercials, industrial videos, and weddings. He’s also created several short comedy videos, which have garnered national attention and over 15 million views on youtube. John earned a B.A. in Film Studies and a M.A. in Media Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he was teaching film and video classes for 6 years.
John is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in either Directing or Post-Production.
Yaphet Jackman Grip
Young cinematographer, Yaphet Jackman, hails from Guyana, South America, the only English speaking country in the continent. Since the tender age of 8, Yaphet has been pursuing the mission to succeed in creating an institution in Guyana that would teach visual arts, media and film to young aspiring filmmakers. His 15 years of experience in the media industry ranges from camera operation to managing studios and film projects in Guyana, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Antigua. Armed with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana, Yaphet brings the Caribbean perspective to the School of Film. Jackman is a creative and strategic thinker that is at the helm of the preservation and development of culture and the arts in Guyana through the visual and performing arts. He is also an active spoken word poet, blogger and social activist, passionate about current affairs and politics in 3rd world countries. https://vimeo.com/yaphetjackman