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Adam Hall - Writer/Director

Melanie Hall - Producer

Nick Jones - Producer

Dave Selle - Cinematographer

Kahle McCann - Music/Lyrics

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In the words of Adam Hall, "Kahle McCann is one of the finest gentlemen I've ever met ever in my whole life...and you can quote me on that...or my name's not Adam Hall!" And his name was Adam Hall, so that's how we know it's true.   Kahle is entertainer by nature and will someday be one by trade. When asked "What is it you do, Kahle?" his response is often "Do you mean aside from being unemployed?" The typical response to which is "Yes." And Kahle's follow up answer is generally "Writing, acting, and novelty music." Which inevitably provokes the question, "What is novelty music?" And the conversation just goes on and on and everyone feels enlightened by the end of it.

Born and bred on the Alaskan Frontier, Dave Selle has photographed numerous music videos, commercials and short films. His feature credits include Stephen Patrick Walker's "Judges" and the upcoming "Book of Ruth". He also photographed the indie-action film "Nuclear" and the romantic musical "Before We Close".

Nick Jones hails from the beautiful southern state of North Carolina where he currently splits his time between the east coast and Los Angeles. Nick has worked extensively throughout the agency and production worlds gaining a multitude of experience from some of the most influential players in the motion picture industry today. 

He has produced several award winning short films, as well as a made for TV movie, during his time on both coasts and looks forward to adding quite a bit of his unique character to Sudden Death!

Born in rural Maine, Melanie moved often until her family settled in southeastern Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Political Science and completed her master’s degree in Film and Television Production in 2005, producing multiple award-winning short films during her time there. After moving to Los Angeles, Melanie found work as a producer’s assistant on several blockbuster films from Paramount, Universal Studios and Sony Pictures. She is currently working full time on Sudden Death! as well as producing her first feature. Although not nearly as hilariously funny as her talented husband, Adam Hall, she is still funnier than Kahle McCann.


Contact: melanie[at]suddendeaththemovie.com

Adam Hall is the award-winning filmmaker of “Anniversary” and “A Mild Case of Death.” Adam was raised in the Ozark mountains by rabid wolverines before getting his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. After interning for a summer at the US Capitol, Adam decided to leave the corrupt world of politics for a simpler, more innocent life in Hollywood. After a short stop in Virginia, where he met his lovely wife Melanie, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was accepted into the graduate film production program at the University of Southern California. He is now in his third and final year of the

“Dave Selle is quite possibly one of the top 500 Alaskan cinematographers working today.” - Alaskan Cinematographer Monthly

Kenny Wood - Composer

A lifelong native of Los Angeles, Kenny Wood has always been geared towards creating music.  His credits include the scores for the Oscar nominated short, "Oktapodi" as well as the Student Emmy Award winning short, "Camp Bean: All Things Woodsey."  Finding it difficult to get away from the sunshine, Kenny studied film composition at both UCLA and USC, which has more often than not, opened opportunities for great projects like "Sudden Death." Recent and upcoming projects include music for "Project: Trojan, The Making of the 2009 USC Football Team," the online game show "MaxxIQ," and "Reflection" for the Nintendo DSi.

 

Chris Roberts - Co-Producer

Chris Roberts is a freelance producer from San Diego. Upon moving to LA Chris produced three commercials for the “Crash the Super Bowl” commercial competition, making the top five with “The Chase,” which was picked-up by Doritos. The next years "Girl Fight" took a finalist spot for Doritos in the MOFILM U-12 contest at the Cannes Lions Festival.

 

Chris  then partnered with award winning director, Wes Llewellyn, to produce a short film for the 168 Hour Film Project. He reunited several cast and crew from his previous commercials to create “Up In The Air,” which received an impressive 12 award nominations and won 6 including Best Film at the festival. The film is currently enjoying a run on the festival circuit.

Ben Boquist - Art Director

Ben earned his BA in art from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and studied screenwriting at the LA Film Studies Center. He has produced several short films and stage plays, including 'Pessach; a Passover Story,' which screened at the 168 Film Festival April of '09. Ben is also a playwrite with the Hollywood based 'Up on Stage' theater group and a part time cartoon artist for Independant Source Magazine. 

 

Katie Reyes - Location Manager

Katie did a number of things before moving out to Hollywood to pursue a career in film, including interning at Artin Arts in New York City, the Washington Journalism Center, and working as a staff writer for the Voice of the Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. Soon after, she moved out to Hollywood to attend the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. While attending the LAFSC, Katie interned at Fox Feature Casting. She then co-produced a film titled, “Death and Money,” which went on to win the Golden Ace Award for Student films in the Las Vegas International film festival in 2009. Currently Katie is working as Marketing Associate at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and prepping her next short film.

Sarah Scherger - Choreographer

Mark Williams - Sound Designer

Mark Williams graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema and a minor in Theatre.  In his time there, he was awarded the American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center for his Sound Design work on the university's production of Machinal, an unprecedented honor for the university.  Since moving to Los Angeles three years ago,  Mark has been employed by the Emmy Award-winning audio post-production house, Larson Studios, as a Pro Tools Specialist and Audio Technician.  He has also been the Sound Editor on the award-winning feature, “The Collective”, and a number of successful web series.

 

When he is not working, Mark spends his time with his beautiful singer/songwriter wife, Baraka May.

 

Maryann Clark- 1st AD

Originally from the East Coast, MaryAnn is starting to love the craggy shores of California.  She has studied film directing and editing, but realizes she loves being on-set and is more of a creative problem-solving, scheduling, managing person which is why she's pursuing AD work.  She hopes to get into the DGA Assistant Director's Training Program next year and not be an alternate again. The things she's most proud of: producing a kids' show pilot, dressing as a bee at the Cannes Film Festival (before Jerry Seinfeld!), and spending this past summer in Austria, teaching 10-17 year olds how to make their own short films.

 

Originally from Canada, choreographer Sarah Scherger has traveled the globe teaching master classes and bringing her choreographed visions to life on stage and screen.


A versatile choreographer and super-charged dance performer afforded Sarah the opportunity to choreograph the CBS television pilot “The Man” starring LL Cool J, ABC’s “America’s Got Talent” , NBC’s “The Megan Mullally Show”, Canada’s “Fashion Television” and “The Gemini Awards”. She has made television appearances on, “The Tonight Show” and “CSI NY”. She recently worked with Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls on a new VH1 magic special.


Sarah’s unique blend of energy, creativity and humor, has lead her to choreograph live stage productions and musicals such as “The Boyfriend”, “Music Man”, “42nd Street” and “The Pajama Game”. Her work has also been seen in a string of highly-

 

successful Casino shows such as "Showgirls of Magic” at Hotel San Remo, "Whisper" at Harrah’s Casino, "V-The Ultimate Variety Show” at the Venetian Resort and the highly successful “Nathan Burton Comedy Magic” at the Flamingo Hotel. She keeps a busy bi-coastal schedule, choreographing live-stage productions, television and film. Including various high-profile corporate events such as Jaguar, Mazda, Rite Aid and AFLAC.


Most importantly, Sarah’s tireless dedication to her craft is further evidenced by the generous donation of her time and skills to worthwhile causes.  For the past three years Sarah has had the honor of choreographing the “Hobart Shakespeareans,” an amazing inner city school group performing unabridged works of Shakespeare.  She has also joining 150 Hollywood stunt men and women from film and television in donating their time by choreographing the Halloween stunt show “Stuntacular” for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Lia Lopez - Production Designer

MFA program, and is looking forward to the “real world.” Adam’s future goals include: writing and directing feature films, world peace, and not working for the circus.



Contact: adam[at]suddendeaththemovie.com