Many of our actors are people we went to theater school with. Part 2.
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 7 years ago
Tell us about the creative team behind Manic Attack Pictures.
Some of us have known each other for almost 20 years. Casey Webb, our producer/actor, and Christopher Burke have known each other since they were five. Chris, Casey and I became good friends in high school, where we spent a lot of time getting in trouble, which gave us a lot of stuff to write about today.
We’ve been working with our cinematographer, Lance Kaplan, since Day 1. We’ve shot almost 200 days together, and he’s the most consistent guy I know. He is passionate and has a tireless work ethic. He’s not the kind of guy who wants to get home; he wants to get the most beautiful shot possible, no matter how long it takes.
TJ Alston, our lighting director, does an amazing job. TJ is a graduate of NYU, and is probably the smartest guy on the set. He works fast and can always find a solution to any issue you may be having.
Jonathan Lee, our creative editor, has been working in post production since he graduated from Marymount College in Manhattan, where he was a theater major. Jon’s love of music and great sense of humor add a really special touch to the shorts. I first met John 10 years ago through a mutual friend, Mathew Crowley, who stars in the Speed Creeper series.
Casey Webb is our producer. He’s always producing. There is a running joke that we should make T-shirts that say, “I know Casey, too.” He knows everyone, and his relationships all around the great state of New Jersey and NYC make getting locations for next-to-nothing a Godsend when you’re working on a very limited budget. Casey also contributes to the writing in some of the shorts, such as Charlie’s Un-Chutney and Me and Ma. As an actor, he can be seen as Tinkerbell O’Chessee, Richard McGillicutty and many more.
Many of our actors are people we went to theater school with. I attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Christopher is a graduate of the New School’s Actor’s Studio MFA program. Along the way, we met John Norwell, Olivia Horton, Gary Cowling, Timothy Davis, Eric Garcia, Bob Manus and many others. All of these people are professional actors in every sense of the word. They work often in the NY Theater and in Film and TV. Gary Cowling can be seen in the new Uma Thurman movie, The Accidental Husband, and Timothy Davis was just in Stephen Soderbergh’s latest film, The Girlfriend Experience, which just premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.