Writer/ Director: Bryan Horch
For over fifteen years, Bryan Horch has made films and interactive media to educate, entertain and effect social change. His film work spans topics from reproductive health, LGBTQI issues, human rights and Deaf Culture to comic narrative shorts, music videos and PSAs.
Mr. Horch was awarded two Telly Awards for Directing, a Communicator Award for Interactive Design, and a World Medal for Directing from the New York Festivals. His comic narrative shorts “Beautiful” and “Brokeback Screentests” were audience favorites at the William & Mary GALA, CineSlam and Vermont Bear Film Festivals.
Horch has worked on the award-winning PBS documentaries, “Chicano! History of the Mexican-AmericanCivil Rights Movement,” and “History through Deaf Eyes.” His most recent directorial projects include “Crossing Borders”, a documentary about the effects of HIV/ AIDS on post-apartheid Namibia, “House of Signs,” an independent documentary focusing on the daily lives and struggles of a modern-day deaf Cuban family, and “Out for Health,” a commercial for Planned Parenthood’s LGBT Health campaign.
On World AIDS Day in December 2010, Horch’s “Deaf Safer-Sex VLOG” series was the first video in American Sign Language ever featured on YouTube’s home page, with over 200,000 views in three days.
Director of Photography: Matt Bucy www.mattbucy.com
Matt Bucy is an independent cinematographer and filmmaker with 20 years experience in film, still and video photography. His recent workincludes the feature “Shakespeare’s Daughter” starring David Warner, Cynthia Gibb and Tom Sizemore, the award-winning gay sci-fi drama,”Judas Kiss,” and a number of episodes of fan-produced classic Star Trek. He also shot and edited the New Orleans gay civil rights feature
documentary, “The Sons of Tennessee Williams.”
Amanda Hannan began her career in the film industry ten years ago, and has provided a steady hand in guiding several films from their inception through distribution. She has worked as assistant director and producer since 2004 on such projects as KQED’s “The War That Made America,” “John and Abigail Adams,” “Against The Current,” “The Golden Boys,” and “The Price of Art.” She has worked the major markets in New York, LA and New England on both independent and major motion pictures. She has participated in the making of such academy award-winning films as “The Departed,” “In the Bedroom,” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”
Makeup Artist: Emma Strachman
Emma has always had a passion for art, style and self expression. She worked as a full-time makeup artist and beauty adviser for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics from 2009 to 2011. Emma currently lives in New York City and works full time as a freelance makeup artist for film, music videos, commercial photography and weddings. She also does freelance work for MAC Cosmetics. Emma has worked on a number of independent films including The
Place Beyond the Pines, Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to Blue Valentine,
Tom Gilroy’s The Cold Lands, and John Hawthrone Smith’s Indigo. She
also has contributed to the short films, Jackpot by Adam Baran, Oscar by
J.R. Courbard, and Spooners by Bryan Horch.
Liz Ellis is in her final semester at Hampshire College where she is working on a webseries to be shot in Seattle this summer. She enjoys cat videos and cooking with garam marsala.
Michael is currently studying dramatic writing and literature at Hampshire College where he helps manage the school’s radio station and hosts a weekly radio programme called; “Mom, Are You Listening.” Michael is also a stand-up comedian, and enjoys producing his own plays. Some of his work can be viewed on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/