Jeremy Morris-Burke > Filmmaker
Jeremy Morris-Burke is originally from St. Louis, MO and moved to New York City in 1997 to pursue an MFA in Design for Stage and Film at NYU. Over the next few years Mr. Morris-Burke designed lighting and scenery for dozens of theatre and dance pieces in the US and Europe. He and his wife Vanessa founded a non-profit production company to assist in raising funds for some of these projects, their first foray into producing.
Vanessa Morris-Burke > Producer
'Jim' marks Vanessa's first film producing credit. She has produced theater with ROTOR Productions on “West Pier” in New York and Tolstoy’s “Power of Darkness” at the Trafo theatre in Budapest, Hungary, as well as coordinating numerous events in a professional capacity.
Suzanne Wang > Production Design (Part 1)
Suzanne is a graduate of the Department of Design for Stage and Film at NYU. Other production design credits for film include 'Five Years' directed by Brett W. Wagner, and 'Mission' directed by Loren Marsh. Art Department credits include 'Happy Hour' and 'Kissing Jessica Stein', and she also Art Directed 'The End of the Bar' for director Randy T. Dinzler. Ms. Wang has learned that sometimes a rifle is more effective than a paintbrush, especially for shooting skeet.
Michael Byrnes > Production Design (Part 2)
Michael is a New York based set designer. He has designed for theater, opera, music videos, live events, nightclubs, and film. 2010 credits include stage designs for Katy Perry and Phil Collins, interior designs for New York Adorned Tattoo Parlor in Soho, Besu Salon and Day Spa in Gramercy, and Goods Restaurant in Williamsburg. He is currently preparing designs for a stadium scale electronic music festival for 2011. Michael was trained at the Motley Theater Design Course London, England, The Tisch School of the Arts NYU, and the SoMa School of Art, San Fransisco. He is the founder (2008) and Head of Design of TheFuturePlastic.com
Alexandre Tannous > Composer
Alexandre holds a Bachelor of Music with a double major in Music Theory and Composition from Montclair State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Columbia University Teachers College. As a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship he also earned a Master of Arts and a Master of Philosophy degree in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University where he was enrolled in the PH.D. program. He has taught various music courses there as well, and currently teaches privately. The works of Alexandre Tannous are frequently performed in the United States, Europe and in Asia. His orchestral composition Métamorphose premiered under his baton at Carnegie Hall in 1995 garnering a standing ovation. As an ethnomusicologist he has conducted fieldwork over many years with musicians in the States and abroad. Alexandre is a frequent lecturer at Georgetown University, Princeton University, and Columbia University, and in museums such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. As a film composer, Alexandre has composed two film-scores: “The Seventh Dog” (2005), and “Jim” (2010).