Gerald McCullouch Director
Gerald McCullouch is an award-winning film maker, whose directorial debut film, The Moment After, garnered awards and praise at screenings worldwide. He co-executive produced BearCity 2: The Proposal, the highly anticipated follow up to the break-out indie hit BearCity, in which he stars alongside Kathy Najimy and Richard Riehle.
As an actor, Gerald ("Bones," "NCIS," "House") is recognized around the world for his 10 seasons as Bobby Dawson on “CSI," as well as his critically praised portrayal of Roger in the BearCity franchise. Thanks to the global and diverse fan bases of “CSI” and BearCity, he was honored as one of the 100 most compelling people in OUT Magazine’s “OUT 100" and has been featured in The New York Daily News, LA Daily News, The New York Post, US Weekly and The Advocate, among others. Gerald was also a contributing writer for TheAdvocate.com.
Gerald originated the role of Colin in the NYC world premiere stage production of DADDY and produced the critically acclaimed West Coast premiere, in which he also starred, receiving rave reviews.
Dan Via Screenwriter
Dan Via can be seen in the role of Gabe in the acclaimed, multi-award winning web series “Anyone But Me,” which recently wrapped after four years and more than 10 million views from fans around the world.
Via’s playwriting debut, DADDY, received hit productions in both New York and LA, for which he earned enthusiastic reviews for both his writing and performance in the role of Stew.
A former resident of Washington, DC and contributor to The Washington Post, Dan has performed with many leading Equity theaters, including The Studio Theatre (highlight: the title role in Jerry Springer: The Opera), The Shakespeare Theatre, Theater J, Rep Stage and Source Theatre. He was also member of the critically beloved “upstart” Catalyst Theater Company.
Svetlana Cvetko Director of Photography
Svetlana Cvetko shot the 2014 Oscar-nominated documentary short subject Facing Fear.
Her work on feature films includes:
Her commercial work includes clients such as Sony PS3, Ford, National Department of Education, Mini Cooper, Banana Republic, The United Way, Sutter Home Family Vineyards, VH-1 and The Discovery Channel.
Svetlana was featured in American Cinematographer Magazine.
Peggy Davis Editor
Peggy Davis had her editorial debut with the indie movie The Sky is Falling starring Teri Garr. Other feature work includes, The Big Kahuna, starring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and Danny Devito; the critically acclaimed award winning documentaries The First Year (directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim) and Downtown Locals.
Her seventh feature film, Uneasy Lies the Mind, a film shot entirely on the iPhone, was featured in 2014 issues of American Cinematographer and Wired magazines.
Davis has edited movies that have screened at Sundance and Toronto; that have won awards at Full Frame and The San Francisco International Film Festival; and that have received national broadcasts on PBS and MTV.
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Bruce Robert Harris & Jack W. Batman Executive Producers
Bruce Robert Harris & Jack W. Batman (both of whom are legally married to their long time partners) are Tony Award-winning Broadway producers.
Since 2005 they have produced 27 plays and 14 musicals for Broadway, London’s West End, Off-Broadway, regional theaters and national and international festivals plus many private and corporate special events. In addition, they are founding producers of GAYFEST NYC, Inc., a not-for-profit arts organization that discovers, develops and produces new theatre works arising out of the LGBT experience and, as its mission, underwrites and supports in-school elective and mentoring programs and college scholarships for students of The Harvey Milk High School. Since June 2007, GAYFEST NYC, Inc. has provided 43 scholarships to graduates of the school.
They are producers of the first-ever Broadway revival of the musical Pippin, which won the 2013 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League Award for Best Musical Revival. Their production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.
Other recent credits include the Broadway productions of the new Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, which won 3 Tony Awards and received 10 Tony Award nominations, Bonnie & Clyde (3 Tony Award nominations) and Kander and Ebb’s final musical collaboration, The Scottsboro Boys (12 Tony Award nominations); The Judy Show starring Judy Gold and Leslie Jordan's My Trip Down The Pink Carpet both Off Broadway; and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves and My Trip Down The Pink Carpet in London’s West End.
They are producing the current London production of The Scottsboro Boys and are in pre-production for a new comedy, A Room of My Own by Charles Messina, which will soon be coming to Broadway. They are also produced the highly acclaimed Los Angeles immersive production of the legendary Carrie the Musical. Bruce and Jack are also experienced executive and event producers.
Allison Vanore Producer
Allison Vanore is an award-winning original series and feature film producer with feature film credits including romantic comedy Hopelessly in June (Ed Asner, Keith David, Tiny Lister) and, releasing in early 2015, horror comedy Love in the Time of Monsters (Kane Hodder, Doug Jones, Michael McShane). Her notable original series include "Anyone But Me" (where she first worked with DADDY's Dan Via), "My Gimpy Life", "Cost of Capital," and most recently "Producing Juliet." Her shows and films have screened at festivals and won awards around the world and have reached audiences in the millions. In her spare time, Allison teaches Producing Independent Film at the Los Angeles Film School, she’s a guest contributor for Ms. In the Biz, and formerly served as a voting member of the International Academy of Web Television.
Previously, Allison served as the Director of Creative Operations for boutique graphic design and animation house, Georgopoulos Design Environments (GDE), whose clients ranged from Disney, ABC, and Sony, to Yahoo, Nissan, and Imagination Games. Allison’s creative team developed interactive games and features on the web, DVD, and Blu-Ray ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scrubs," Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Disney's "Trivial Pursuit," "Deal or No Deal" DVD game) and for convention booths and special events. The Tarzan II DVD, featuring the GDE produced "Gorilla Grumble" game, won Best Direct to DVD Experience in 2005.
Steven Tylor O'Connor Associate Producer
Steven Tylor O'Connor is an up and coming writer/ director/ producer. After living in NYC for six years and working for NBCUniversal for four consecutive pilot seasons in their casting office (working on over 50 primetime scripted television shows), he moved to Los Angeles where he has been working on multiple television shows in a casting capacity. He has written, directed and produced two award-winning short films which have played internationally on the film festival circuit. He has three more films due out in early 2014 (two he produced, one he wrote, directed and produced) as well as two feature films in which he cast.