Ian Temple is a native Brooklyn actor and comedy writer. He originated the role of Kev in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and earned his BFA from SUNY Purchase. His most recent film credit is Retina, directed by Carlos Ferrer, just now garnering distribution. Ian is also a professional NY film technician in the Grip department of New York's IATSE Local 52. Currently he is seeking experienced television producers to assist in completing season one of Lofty Dreams, and beyond!
Drew Moore - Literary Agent / Director
Originally from the West Coast, Drew Moore graduated from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts graduate program at 19, before beginning his career in development at Dorothy Palmer Talent & Literary Agency, New York, where he was promoted to Head of Literary Development. Subsequently, Drew began his own literary management company and has cultivated a passion and talent for taking projects from inception to full production. Drew has worked in various production roles on over 40 projects. Drew’s recent work includes directing a web-series, “Lofty Dreams,” producing feature film Trip House, and as Assistant Director of independent feature Days of Power. He is also embarking on his first print production: graphic novel series The Illustrated Crime Chronicle, by Luke Cartwright. Drew is partnered with development company Actium Pictures, and is in charge of packaging talent and financing to a slate of three feature films to be produced in the USA
JC Schaffner - Writer / Producer
JC Schaffner writes within comedy, sci-fi, romance and horror. He is a collaborator. He loves building and working with teams. Recently he completed a romance novel of which he was a ghost writer.
He began writing as a young lyricist then became a young father and chose to leave the hectic rock life style. Inspired by his daughter, he began work on his sci-fi series during this time and he developed his lead character after her.
JC settled into a career behind the scenes of the film industry where he gained invaluable knowledge of timing and tempo and later, in 2013 he joined with Ian Temple to collaborate on Lofty Dreams where he brings his experience of the seedy under toe of rock and roll to the story. (And a little bit of fatherly wisdom)
Jess Vogel - Producer
Jess was born in Albany, raised in Philadelphia, educated in Miami and Tokyo, and currently resides in beautiful Bushwick, Brooklyn. After majoring in entrepreneurship at the University of Miami School of Business, jess moved to New York to pursue a career in, well, many things.
She's started tech company, managed an art gallery, developed a number of projects and has settled into writing & producing for both scripted and documentary film projects. Basically, people give her varying sums of money so she can use her creativity, intelligence and drive to help make great things happen. So she's a pretty happy camper.
Zack Weisz - Line Producer
ZackWeisz has been involved with film and television for almost a decade. Zack has worked in the locations department on many studio and independent features as well as network and subscription television series.
Raised by two New Yorkers in Manhattan his love for the city grew to showcasing it as best as possible on the screen. Whether it be scouting for filming locations or producing independent content such as Lofty Dreams.
A passionate motorcyclist and camper, when not working he is most likely trying to fulfill his goal of touring the Continental United States (if he could drive to Hawaii he most definitely would, research is being done). He is two-thirds done with that endeavor.
Nicholas Michael Holmes
Nicholas was born in New York. His father, a Writer himself, exposed Nicholas to the world of Cinema at a young age, instilling in him an early understanding of the beauty of storytelling. Nicholas spent the his childhood writing fantasy stories, and attended creative writing classes in High School. It was while attending College that Nicholas truly learned his passion for film making. He spent most of his days watching classic movies, and drawing inspiration from them, fully accepting his calling as a Director. He then returned to New York to attend the New York Film Academy, beginning his film career. He has directed several short films, music videos, spec commercials, and webisodes. His Short Film Knightmares screened at several festivals, including Sidewalk Film Festival and Cannes Short Film Corner, Bare Bones International Film Festival, where it took home Best Family Drama, and Best Youth Actors, and at The Golden Egg Film Festival, where it took home four awards, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Director of A Short. He currently works with Natas Pictures, Sunshine Tears, and MuCo Pictures.
Darin Quan - Director Of Photography
Darin Quan grew up in Salinas, California. His work as a photographer, jazz musician, and artist informs his work as a cinematographer. Past work includes commercials for brands like HP, music videos for Sky Pony "Say You Love Me Like You Mean It" and Toys and Tiny Instruments "Lottery Ticket", the online comedy group "The Irregulars", and the web series "Lofty Dreams." Currently in post production are the feature film, "Diverge" for which he was the DP, as well as the web series "Third Wheel", for which he was both director and DP. Central to his process are improvisation and a sense of play. His website is www.darinquan.com.
Cliff Lane - Production Designer
Cliff started out producing play's (off off Broadway) in the 1980's. After completing the NYPD police academy he decided that policing was not for him, and moved to L.A. to pursue a film career. He landed a job at Paramount running the power house for the Desilu side of the lot for family ties, cheers, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He then moved on to work for Reel Effects which at that time was one of the largest special effects companies in Hollywood. There he developed a new type of fog and lighting machine. So he opened a business in Rome, renting and selling sfx equipment. He continued making movies as a prop master and sfx key, which allowed him to obtain a pyro card. These experiences proved invaluable in as it gave him working knowledge and understanding of not only what things cost but how and what it really takes to bring things from script to screen. His resume is a small reflection of the projects that he’s been involved in. He has worked on live shows like The Oscars and Fleetwood Mac, and a number of feature films and TV shows. It is his all around exposure to the industry that makes him uniquely qualified to produce.
Tullia Zanfini - First A.D.
Tullia is owner of Tutu Productions, specializing in freelance coordination of film productions both large and small. She has a Bachelor in Cinema Studies in Italy and Film-making in New York. She worked at the Venice Film Festival in 2009 with Oscar winning actor Colin Firth and acclaimed director Tom Ford. Her work, organizing camera operations, has given her an acute awareness of talent and artist potential. She directed short films, “We did it” (2011), “Matt and Julie” and “Cioccolatino” (2012). She was assistant director for the feature film “Terminal Legacy” by award winning director Brian Kazmarck and for the short, “Rebirth”, directed by Nicole Libassi, Her film Cioccolatino has been selected by the Mt Hood Independent Film Festival and Mississippi Film and Music Festival 2013.
Andre Guimaraes - Editor and Motion Graphics
Andre Guimaraes is a fine arts graduate with a degree in Animation Cinema from the Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Fine Arts (UFMG/EBA). He also graduated in Communications with a degree in Advertisement from Belo Horizonte University (UniBH), both in Brazil. During this period Andre received a scholarship to study at the California State University (CSU) in Chico, California.
After finishing his postgrad in Creation and Production in Electronic Medias: Radio and Television (Uni-BH), Andre traveled to the USA to attend a filmmaking course at the New York Film Academy (NYFA). His main focus areas are: Editing, VFX, Animation (various techniques), Cinematography, Writing, podcasts and musical production.
His latest projects include the animation of an opera commissioned by the Swedish embassy in Washington, DC entitled “Echo Drift”; Editing of Ken Yoshioka’s new short film “Tokyo Story”; the cinematography and editing of New York-based band Fin Filsom’s music video “ICMT”; and his own short film “Crumbs” set to premiere this year.
An active Audio Engineer, Musician, and Entrepreneur, Brandon Bujnowski holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology from NYU. Since graduating in 2010, he has become immersed in the NYC Entertainment scene. Brandon is President and Chief Engineer of If And Only If Productions, Inc., founded in 2012 in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. With a passion for learning, he's constantly working on his craft, right at the intersections of musicianship, technology, and mimesis. He offers professional Audio Production services to local bands, filmmakers, and actors in the form of cross-genre Music Production, Audio Post Production for Film, Music Composition or Arrangement Services, and Audiobook Production. Recent clients include MTV2, Perrier, Sunshine Tears, Proxima Control, Meaxic, Libricide, High Falls, Freya Wilcox, Tall White Asian Girl, and Audible.com. [www.ifandonlyif.nyc]
In addition to his projects with If And Only If, he is a staff Audiobook Producer at DuArt Film & Video in Manhattan, serving the Library of Congress, Recorded Books, and Audible.com. [www.duart.com]
He is also a member of NYC-based punk rock band, Bedpan Fight (Guitar, Vocals, Production) who have opened for bands such as The Casualties and Guttermouth. [www.bedpanfight.com]
Jose Rodriguez - Camera Assistant
Jose Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Philadelphia, PA. His adventurous spirit led him to join the U.S. Air Force to travel the world immediately after graduating high school. After 8 years of honorable service he decided to separate from active duty in 2014 and now is pursuing a career in the film industry. He currently attends The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he is majoring in Film.