FILMMAKERS

 

Rebecca Carpenter

Director Rebecca Carpenter is an artist and teacher whose previous film work has screened at Worldfest, the Texas Filmmakers Showcase, and venues nationwide. She has produced media in various capacities for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, internet and broadcast, including A & E Biography where she was an Associate Producer. A multi-sport athlete, she grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and competed at the Division I level in the sport of rowing. She is also a youth coach, and mother of a next generation athlete. She lives in Mar Vista, California.


SARA DEE

Producer Sara Dee is a 20-year veteran of the film and television industry. From her early days working at a boutique literary agency representing screenwriters and novelists, she moved into feature films and television, gaining experience in all aspects of production, from development to post, working with Academy and Emmy Award-winning producers and directors.
Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, she received a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


ERIC WYCOFF

Cinematographer and Co-Producer Eric Wycoff is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. His work encompasses commercials, music videos and feature films. His versatility stems from a solid production background in both camera and lighting departments on a range of projects. His credits include work with directors John Singleton, Malik Sayeed and Hype Williams. Eric was the cinematographer for ESPN Films Emmy nominated "The Announcement," and has also shot campaigns for McDonalds, Cheerios, Ford Motors, Vh-1 and MTV. Eric earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Illinois where he was a two time letterman, and signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He lives in Los Angeles, California.


Elisa Bonora

Elisa's editing career began when she started working with DGA winning commercial director, Joe Pytka. She cut campaigns for Pepsi, Lee Jeans, Nike, Gap, Sony, Levis and others. Her first breakthrough in long format editing occurred when Oliver Stone asked her to edit "Comandante," a feature length documentary about Fidel Castro. Following the success of "Comandante," she collaborated with Oscar winner Pietro Scalia to edit the film "Ashes and Snow," directed by Canadian artist Gregory Colbert. In 2008, she cut and co-produced "No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Elisa had a second opportunity to work with Oliver Stone on the documentary "South of the Border," which premiered at the 66th annual Venice Film Festival. In 2012, she was the Additional Editor on Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," a documentary that was shortlisted for the Oscars and received an ACE Eddie nomination. Elisa went on to co-produce and edit the Emmy nominated "Brave Miss World," directed by Cecilia Peck. She was recently nominated for an ACE Eddie Award on James Keach's critically acclaimed documentary "Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me." Elisa is currently cutting "At War With the Dinosaurs," a film intended to raise awareness about the use of alternative energy to meet global energy needs.


Troy Takaki

Troy Takaki is a top film editor who has cut such box office hits as SWEET HOME ALABAMA starring Reese Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey and HITCH starring Will Smith and Kevin James, both directed by Andy Tennant.

Takaki moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to pursue his filmmaking career after graduating with a degree in cinema from San Francisco State University. Starting in television, he worked on such hit series as “Desperate Housewives,” “Ally McBeal,” “Tales from the Crypt,” and “SeaQuest DSV”. Takaki segued to feature films editing such notable indies as JAWBREAKER starring Rose McGowan and Judy Greer and BECAUSE I SAID SO starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore. Over the years he has collaborated with many successful directors including Michael Lehmann, Michael Apted, David Semel and Charles Shyer.


Parker Laramie

Parker Laramie is a versatile editor of commercials, music videos, documentaries and feature films including Requiem for a Running Back and Universal's Unfriended. Parker graduated from the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto in 2010, and immediately dove into the world of editing in Los Angeles, CA thereafter.


Brian H. Kim

Brian H. Kim’s music has been featured in studio blockbusters, indie cult obsessions, and a wide variety of projects in between. His work is inspired by his eclectic background, which spans performing as an award-winning pianist, creating experimental electronic music installations, directing stage and screen musicals, and recording with world-renowned artists.

Brian most recently completed scores for the film “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” starring Sally Field and directed by Michael Showalter; the drama “Grounded,” starring Aaron Paul and Jeff Daniels; and the comedy “G.B.F.,” starring Michael J. Willett and Megan Mullally. He is also currently scoring the hit Disney animated series “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.”