Billy Mulligan, Producer (Yelling to the Sky)
An independent producer based in New York City, Billy began his career managing development and production for over seven years for veteran film and television producer, Jane Startz. During that time, he worked on such feature films as Miramax’s ELLA ENCHANTED, starring Anne Hathaway, and Disney’s TUCK EVERLASTING, starring Sissy Spacek and Ben Kingsley. Since 2007, he has been a freelance Producer, UPM and line producer on feature films, TV series and commercials. Mulligan produced the upcoming feature film, YELLING TO THE SKY, which had its World Premiere in Competition at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011. The film next had its US Premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival. The film marks the debut of writer/director, Victoria Mahoney, and stars Zoe Kravitz, Tim Blake Nelson and is the second film role for 2010 Best Actress Oscar nominee, Gabourey Sidibe. Mulligan shepherded the film through the 2010 IFP Narrative Filmmaker Lab and was named the IFP 2011 International Producing Fellow. Yelling to the Sky will be released theatrically this spring. Currently, Billy is developing to produce along with Mahoney the dramatic feature CHALK.
Anslem Richardson, Actor/Filmmaker (Black Rock, The Locksmith, NCIS-LA)
Anslem Richardson is an Actor, Writer, Director, Producer and Illustrator. (And also a damn good cook.) He is the recipient of The Independent Feature Project’s Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting for his screenplay, The Subway Story. His following screenplay, Bardos, earned him the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award in Screenwriting at the Tribeca Film Festival.
As an actor, he starred in the film THE LOCKSMITH (aka HOMEWRECKER), by directors Brad and Todd Barnes and co-starring Ana Reeder (DAMAGES) and Steven Rannazzisi (THE LEAGUE). THE LOCKSMITH is the winner of the 2010 Best of NEXT Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the Maverick Award for Low Budget Feature Film at the 2010 Method Fest Film Festival and Special Jury Prize for Filmmaking at Florida Film Festival. For his portrayal of Mike, Anslem was awarded the Maverick Award for Acting at the 2010 Method Film Festival.
Other credits include: FIVE DEEP BREATHS, directed by Seith Mann, which screened at Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals (winner: Best-Narrative Short Award at Chicago International, and Best-Narrative Short Award at Los Angeles Film Festivals); WHOA (Tribeca, Sundance), CHOKED (Sundance); and television: NCIS-LA, DETROIT 1-8-7, LIFE ON MARS, LAW & ORDER: CI, and Joel on the daytime series AS THE WORLD TURNS. His Off-Broadway credits include The Exonerated, directed by Bob Balaban.
With partner Marin Gazzaniga, he formed the production company ThisThing Films. Their web-series LIKE SO MANY THINGS, was picked up by The Independent Film Channel and was the first to premiere day-and-date on air and online for the cable network.
Deborah Goodwin Writer/Producer/Director (Vampires in Venice)
Deborahʼs Urbanworld Film Festival winner, Cherrys, won places in Film Independentʼs Screenwriterʼs and Producerʼs labs, where Deborah also produced directing fellow, Barbara Stepanskyʼs Sugar in My Veins. Deborahʼs background and training in theatre (Montrealʼs Dome Theater and AMDA in New York) led to directing new work by acclaimed novelist Gloria Naylor and playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks among others.
Deborah graduated from AFIʼs screenwriting program and served as Director of Development at Sanford/Pillsbury Productions (Desperately Seeking Susan, Eight Men Out, How to Make an American Quilt) before starting her own company, Good Film, where she has since written and directed the IFP/NY Emerging Narrative and Atlanta Film Festival selection, true crime drama, After Greensboro, written and directed the short film Anatomy of A Break Up, starring Joel Bissonnette (Fight Club, Looking for Leonard) and written, directed and co-produced her first feature film Vampires in Venice, with Bill Cobbs (Night at The Museum) also starring Jennifer Skyler, Obi Nʼdefo and Carey Embry). Shot on location in Venice, CA, the film had its sales debut at Cannes Market 2011, foreign distribution is being handled by Bleiberg Entertainmentʼs Compound B. Deborah is now in pre-production as writer/director with Wolf Gang Cinema on The Two Lives of Maxi Kaplan, based on the short story by Hernan Iglesias-Illa. Maxi Kaplan set to shoot in and around New York in the spring.
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