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Andrew ParotteAndrew Parotte, Director of Photography, is a Chicago native. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Film and Video concentrating in Cinematography.

His most recent feature length narrative film, “Scrooge & Marley,” has screened at numerous festivals. Recent short form projects Andrew has shot recently include “Easy Abby,” “The Half of Him That’s Me,” and “The Lion’s Den.” Andrew has also shot and operated on various other projects including a music video for the songwriter Gehring Miller and an ongoing cooking web series, “Foodgasm.”

Andrew now resides and works as a freelance cinematographer and Camera Assistant in Los Angeles, California.

Justine GendronJustine Gendron, Editor, graduated from Columbia College Chicago in Film and Video with an editing concentration. She has worked steadily as a freelance editor since 2008 and also has on set experience as a Data Asset Technician/Digital Loader and Script Supervisor. I have edited many different types of genres such as comedy, documentary, commercial, horror, experimental, short, and feature-length narrative.

Recently she edited and script supervised the award-winning narrative musical feature, Jamie and Jessie are Not Together; co-edited a feature documentary, A Mind in Quicksand: Life with Huntington’s; and co-edited the narrative feature, LAID: Life as it’s Dealt.

Her work can also be seen on the Internet with the web-based cooking show, Foodgasm; the lesbian comedy, Easy Abby; and the short docu-interviews The Impact of Wikipedia. Currently she is a full-time Assistant Editor for the documentary organization, One Day on Earth.



Quinn WilsonQuinn Wilson, First Assistant Director, is a graduate of the DePaul University Cinema program. He wears many hats in the film world—writing, directing and assistant directing, producing, and doing stand up comedy. Some of his directing projects include the short films Really, Mr. Babbo, Nude, Alarm 773, and Summer.


Mary Margaret Bartley, Production Designer, is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning scenic designer whose work has been seen in venues as diverse as Radio City Music Hall, the Disney/MGM Studios and the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Among her designs are the sets for Siskel/Ebert, WMAQ Studio 5, CLTV News, Soundstage, the short film Typing as well as numerous theatrical productions including “Jesse and the Bandit Queen,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Clue: The Musical,” and “Amadeus.”
She is a partner with Mickey Loewenstein in the scenic design firm, M & M Designs.


Additional Producing Staff

Co-Producer: David Strzepek

Executive Producers: Ellyn Rosen and Kay & Kent Darwin

Associate Producers: Amy Walsh & Deanna Bellandi and Karin Melberg


Additional key crew members

Casting Director: Anthony White

Location Sound Mixer:  Scott Kaser

Boom Operator: Ian Wellman

Gaffer: Ryan Shuck

Grip: Tyler Bailey

Set Dressers: Cynthia Appleby and Sarah Militello

Wardrobe: Portia Hora

Hair & Makeup: Valerie Vanderkolk

Script Supervisor: Samantha Smith

Data Wrangler and Assistant Editor: Ashley Sorgea

Colorist: Laurie Little

Sound Designer: Lou Mallozzi

Graphic Designer: Erika Linden Green


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