Adria Tennor – Writer, Director, Producer
Adria began her career as an actress. The grand daughter of Sam Tennor, a song plugger for Irving Berlin, Tennor made her film debut playing a twelve-year old boy in Hal Hartey’s Amateur which premiered in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. She works regularly in television and film, and is most known for her recurring role on AMC’s Mad Men as Betty Draper’s frank-talking friend Joyce Darling, as well as John Goodman’s dutiful if not impish secretary in Michel Hazanavicius’s Academy Award winning film, The Artist. She made her writing debut with StripSearch, her one-woman show based on her studies in pole dancing with Sheila Kelley at her SFactor Studio which played to rave reviews in Los Angeles for over a year and a half. In 2013, Tennor made her foray into producing assisting Doug Blake (The Sessions) on Smothered, a film by John Schneider, where she met Cracked Co-Producer & First AD, David Dwiggins who helped guide her through her directorial debut.
Wade Danielson – Producer
Wade Danielson is a creative content producer with nearly twenty years experience in feature films, documentaries, and commercials. He is currently in development and early pre-production to produce the dramatic feature film The Camera, which will be shot in 2015 in Paris and Angles-sur-Anglin, France. It will be his third feature collaboration with Strata Productions, a Chicago based company, for which he previous produced Heavens Fall, a historical drama starring Academy Award-winning actor Timothy Hutton and Academy Award nominee David Straithairn. Wade has produced diverse films including the Sundance Film Festival Competition entry George B., starring David Morse; Brothel, a psychological ghoster with Serena Scott Thomas and Grace Zabriskie; and Ten Inch Hero, an ensemble dramatic comedy starring Sean Patrick Flannery, Jensen Ackles, Clea Duvall, and John Doe (of the influential punk band X).
David Dwiggins – Co-Producer/First AD
Yash Bhatt – Director of Photography
Of Indian descent, Yash Bhatt studied cinematography at the Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, Chapman University in Orange CA, where he received his MFA in 2008. Acknowledged by Kodak, Yash was awarded the Eastman Award for Excellence in Cinematography in 2007. He was also one of the scholars at the prestigious Budapest Cinematography Masterclass taught by Vilmos Zsigmond in 2007. His feature film projects include Mahesh Khaleja (directed by Trivkram Srinivas), Lurid (directed by Allie Dvorin) and his most recent Bollywood project Freedom (directed by Vivek Agnihotri). He’s shot a wide range of commercials for brands like Coca Cola, Fortune, Parle, and Unilever to name a few, and his interest in music has led him to shoot several independent music videos for various artists in Los Angeles including four time Grammy nominee, Ledisi and the band P.O.D.
Douglas has produced several commercial and promotional campaigns for multinational brands such as Four Seasons Luxury Resorts and the Obama administration. Recently, Douglas was the Co-Producer and Line Producer of the thriller The Cottage starring David Arquette. He also produced the fourth chapter of The ABCs of Death. Most recently, Douglas line-produced the short film Palimpsest, which won the Special Jury Award for Acting at The Sundance Film Festival, 2013. Douglas is currently employed by the business affairs division of the AMC Televison Network.
Pam Leonte – Script Supervisor
Christy Faison – Casting Director
Christy began her casting career in the Talent and Casting department at FOX. She started online casting shortly after and worked on various pilots, series and films. She found her casting home working with Risa Bramon Garcia as Senior Casting Associate on the series of The Cape and A Gifted Man. She has most currently worked on the television series Boss, HBO’s The Newsroom, and the Terence Malick movie, Knight of Cups.
Jamie Richmond – Make Up Artist
Jamie has been doing makeup for film and television for nearly eight years. She grew up in Northern California, and moved to Los Angeles to attend Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts, where she was trained in makeup ranging from beauty to special effects, specializing in makeup for high definition for TV and Film. Her most recent work includes running the makeup department for FOX’s Dish Nation, several independent feature films, and nationally run commercials. Jamie’s attention to detail and perfectionism are two key assets to her professional demeanor. With an eye for lighting, facial structure, and design, Jamie is never one to settle for anything less than perfection. She is innovative, resourceful, and a pleasure to have on any film set.
David Abramson – Editor
A member of the Editors Guild for over 15 years and a graduate of the USC graduate Film Production program, David has edited and assistant-edited features, movies of the week, and miniseries for Columbia, Disney, Paramount/DreamWorks, NBC, Warner Bros., Universal, Lionsgate, MTV and numerous independent production companies. Most recently he edited the feature thriller The Advocate for director Tamas Harangi as well as the festival-winning feature The Indian. Mr. Abramson has also cut three series pilots for Disney, including Chicken Little, based on the animated feature Can You Dig It for the executive producers of Rugrats and Recess, and The Replacements for executive producer Jack Thomas (Fairly Odd Parents). The latter was immediately picked up to series and began airing in 2006. Notably, in 2001 Mr. Abramson edited significant portions of feature-length Episode 3 of Steven Spielberg’s ten-part miniseries Taken. That episode was nominated for an Emmy for Best Editing.
Mallory Thompson – Stunt Coordinator
Mallory and Adria met in Austin on a pilot called, Trooper, with Mira Sorvino. Mallory was doubling Adria on the shoot, and they became fast friends. So when Cracked came about, Adria knew she had to have Mallory on set to make that aspect of the film go smoothly and safely. Mallory’s background as a gymnast and collegiate pole vaulter at Louisiana State University set the stage for her fitness modeling and stunt/acting career. Mallory has modeled for Adidas, Shape Magazine, Nesh NYC and many more. Since 2009, Mallory has worked on over 40 feature films and TV shows, including Oblivion, Django Unchained, X-Men First Class, and The Amazing Spiderman, doubling Jennifer Garner, Courtney Cox, Ashley Judd, Rose Byrne, Troian Bellisario among many others.
J. Peter Robinson – Composer
Born John Peter Robinson in Fulmer Chase, Buckinghamshire, Peter, is an English composer who studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and enjoyed a successful career as a session keyboardist throughout the 1970s, working with artists such as Phil Collins, Al Stewart, Mike Rutherford, Shawn Phillips, Quatermass, Brand X, Carly Simon, Bryan Ferry, Stealers Wheel, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and others.
He made his film music debut as a solo composer in 1985 with John Schlesinger’s eerie voodoo movie: “The Believers“, and has since scored a number of successful films including Cocktail, Blind Fury, Cadillac Man, Encino Man, Wayne’s World, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Highlander III: The Sorcerer, Vampire in Brooklyn, Rumble in the Bronx, The World’s Fastest Indian and the Bank Job. Also contributed music to a number of acclaimed TV series, including The Wonder Years, Tales from the Crypt, Eerie Indiana, Charmed and The Handler.
As a successful pop arranger, he has collaborated with Eric Clapton, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau and Melissa Etheridge.