Jayson Argento – “Dustin Little”, Director, Story Writer A student of many disciplines, Jayson Argento has been active in the greater Burlington , Vermont artistic community for more than fifteen years. His efforts span the breadth of theater, film, music and the written word.Jayson’s professional film pursuits began in 1998 as a featured extra in Edgewood Studios’ Moving Targets. In 2000, he worked with director Robert Zemeckis and actors Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer on the suspense thriller What Lies Beneath. Argento has studied film acting with Jock MacDonald at Carter Thor Studios East and received SAG eligibility for his role in Alan Jacobs’ American Gun (2001), working alongside James Coburn and Virginia Madsen. He has also starred in several short films, including The Black Box, Nice Car!, The Barbarossa Effect Trailer, Xill, Project Hex, Primevil and Drake Mountain Mystery, an innovative, Internet-based mock reality series. Projects written, directed and produced by Jayson include Cthulhu Chronicles: Episode One, The Ropes, selected for the 2006 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival as well as the Lovecraft in Vermont Festival, and a full-length feature film entitled Finding Providence. This Sundance Film Festival submission was picked up for national distribution through All Channel Films.During Jayson’s acting career he has so far worked alongside such actors as Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Campbell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dedee Pfeiffer, George ‘Buck’ Flower, Stacy Keach, Billy Ray Cyrus, John James, Burt Ward, Sean Astin, Michael Pare, Morgan Fairchild, and John Schneider.www.jaysonargento.com
Stephen J. Maas – Producer, Screenplay Writer
A child of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Steve Maas is an accomplished linguist, musician and businessman. Believing that nothing is worth doing unless it creates something new and interesting to put into the world, he has experience in a wide range of creative disciplines and entrepreneurial endeavors.Steve, who is a fluent speaker of the German language, began a freelance translation company (On-Time Translations) in 2001. Focusing on the translation of technical documentation, particularly in the area of printing and publishing, Maas was able to grow this sole proprietorship at an average rate of 20% per year. It is now a premier provider of technical German translation services and works with clients from the USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Steve is a member of the American Translators Association.Always in search of added challenges, Steve formed a creative services company called Catamount Creatives in 2006. Offering a full range of creative services, from web and graphic design to video and music production, Catamount Creatives has already provided sound mixing & editing services for two short films, produced live concert DVDs for the bands Blinded by Rage and Nowhere Found at the Higher Ground Music Hall and manages a range of websites for various clients.In addition to his translation, writing, web, video and design projects, Steve also plays guitar for the band Nowhere Found. Their debut EP, Bleed Like Me, was self-released in 2006.
Tim Kavanagh – Executive Producer, “Andy Bradigon”
As a local entertainer, Kavanagh is popular for his work in local independent films, game shows, plays, musicals, improvisational comedy, voiceovers, and event hosting throughout New England, New York and Quebec. He is the Host and Executive Producer of Late Night Saturday, a late night talk show that airs on CBS affiliate WCAX-TV.Ironically, Kavanagh began his Burlington acting career with the Champlain College Theater Department while attending the school. He went on to perform in numerous theater productions, appearing on the Flynn Theater stage with Lyric Theatre and also with other local theater companies.Since the mid 1990’s, Kavanagh has written and performed in countless interactive murder mysteries, several of which he co-wrote, such as “You Bet Your Life” and “Bye Bye Love.” He is frequently hired to entertain audiences aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen III as well as at local restaurants, clubs, and social gatherings.Having hosted numerous live events, Kavanagh was acknowledged on Entertainment Tonight, for serving as Master of Ceremonies for Jim Carrey at his wrap party for the feature film, “Me, Myself, and Irene.” He has also hosted local events throughout the state including the Vermont Teddy Bear Company’s popular “Meet the CBS Survivors” event. Kavanagh’s comedy career continued with local comedy troupe Kamikaze Comedy and performed improv comedy at The House of Blues and The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.A national contest to host “The Simpson’s Movie” world premiere took place between towns named Springfield in 14 different states in the summer of 2007. Kavanagh, who played Homer Simpson, also co-wrote and directed the winning video in which he is seen running through town chasing a giant doughnut made from an inner tube. Twentieth Century Fox invited Tim to be the Master of Ceremonies for the world premier event in Springfield, where thousands of enthusiastic fans as well as the world press ring assembled. Producer James L. Brooks, Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Director David Silverman were interviewed by Tim for an episode of LNS that aired on October 13th along with former Phish band members Page McConnell and Mike Gordon.A graduate of Champlain College, Kavanagh currently works as an account executive at Vermont’s largest television station, WCAX-TV. He resides in Burlington with his wife Sherry and three sons
Harry Goldhagen – Director of Photography
Harry Goldhagen began writing at a very young age, with such (unpublished) works as Cats in Space (1968), The Right Tool (1975), and a New York Times parody called The Loony (1976). After causing quite a ruckus while managing and editing Fornight, the ill-named, award-winning monthly magazine at SUNY Stony Brook, he went on to receive a B.S. in biochemisty and an M.S. in molecular biology (Einstein, da Bronx). But despite the heavy science education, he never lost the taste for the publishing industry.Professionally, Harry has worked as a medical editor for more than 20 years, for such esteemed publications as Scientific American Medicine, Infections in Medicine (including the famous “Bug of the Month” series, by Larry Lutwick, MD — OK, famous among IDs. . .), Medscape, Doctor’s Guide, and most recently, Clinical Care Options – Hepatitis.In his spare time, Harry takes photographs (which you can see at www.harryllama.com), records and videotapes classical concerts and indie films, and tends to his llamas.
Jeff Howlett – Camera Operator
Jeff Howlett is a musician and filmmaker who started making music in Vermont in early 1993 with Five Seconds Expired and started Non Compos in 1998 as a lead vocalist and song writer. Both bands experienced local and national recognition, charting the CMJ Loud Rock top 25 and international press in Modern Drummer, Metal Maniacs and College Music Journal.Throughout his musical career Jeff’s interest in photography and video production grew and then gained momentum while attending the Burlington College Film Program in the fall of 2007. Jeff decided to write, direct and edit his first music video in 2007 for Five Seconds Expired, “Destroyer e.p.” to support families of those that lost their lives on 9-11. This solidified his decision to pursue a career in film-making.Currently having produced, directed, shot and edited seven music videos for local musicians and several commercials, Jeff is currently branching out into feature film and is in the process of doing videos for national touring bands.more info: www.howlermano.com
Erik Goodrich – Camera Operator, Still Photographer
Born and raised in Vermont, Erik first perused a future in production at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Majoring in Audio Production with a Video minor, he graduated with honors and lived in the south for a few years. After returning to Vermont he started work at WCAX Television as well as becoming a freelance photographer. Working 5 years in Live News Production instilled a fast paced mentality as well as an eye for creative details. He now works in Creative Services at WCAX directing, shooting and editing television commercials. In 2004 Erik joined a local production company making Star Trek episodes on the internet. Since starting on New Voyages he has worked along side Academy and Emmy award winning people in the film & Television industry. Erik was a co-Executive Producer and 2nd Unit Director on New Voyages’ most popular and award winning episode; World Enough and Time. He has also been Director of Photography for 67 episodes of Late Night Saturday airing on a CBS affiliate in Vermont. He has directed actors such as George Takei, BarBara Luna, Malachi Throne, Walter Koenig, Luis Guzman, Becky Bonar and worked behind the scenes with Kevin Haney, Doug Drexler, Daren Dochterman, Ron B Moore, Ron Thorton, Jill Rockow, Marc Scott-Zecree and Michael Reeves. He lives and works in Burlington, VT and is busy managing the change over from Standard Broadcast technologies to High Definition Digital workflows and acquisition at WCAX.
John Lindsay – Lighting Designer
Logan Howe – “Asha Sage”, “Agnes”, Production Designer
After completing a double major in acting and film production at Emerson College, Logan started her beloved family and settled in Vermont. She kept busy in theatre, most recently working with local playwright Stephen Goldberg in “Sunspot: The Crime of the Need To Be Right” and “The Truth Has No Heart” and also in independent film, such as the experimental short, “The Smell of Who She Is”, and features like, “Strangers in the Night” and Finding ProvidenceLogan is thrilled to be back in Vermont after a brief sojourn in Orange County, California, where she taught acting to underprivileged children in Santa Ana and she picked up a decent amount of spanish. Best thing about VT? The people of Champlain Motion Pictures! Expecting her third child sometime during the shoot of “What Light Remains”, Logan is looking forward to the rare and unique experience of pregnant acting but certainly not acting pregnant!
Samantha Little – “Elderly Care Home Receptionist”, Production Designer
Abigail Carvey – Script Supervisor
Patricia Napolitano – “Marie Little – Present”, Associate Producer
Patricia Napolitano, a New York State recognized Bronx Historian, has worked in the film industry, after retiring from the educational field, as an actress, set decorator, associate producer, producer and executive producer. Since 2002, she has acted in four student and in six independent feature-length films playing mother, grandmother and character-type lead and supporting roles. In 2005, Patricia, received the Set Decorator’s Award from the Ocean City Film Festival for Anton Evangelista’s feature film, “Intervention.”Patricia was cast as Mrs. Walsh Senior in Jayson Argento’s feature film, Finding Providence.” Patricia is “Marie Little- Present” in What Light Remains.Patricia studied with Dov Simens at the Hollywood Film Institute and attends The Network Studio East Acting Workshops.Patricia’s eclectic talents are manifested when she writes journal articles, children’s poetry and stories, sings in the Parkchester Chorus, competes in amateur piano competitions in the U.S. and in Paris, France, represents films at film festivals and facilitates film distribution. Patricia serves as recording secretary for the Morris Yacht and Beach Club in City Island, New York.
Ryan Jarvis – Associate Producer
Josh Castonguay – Associate Producer
Colleen Alexander – “Staff Member”, Hair & Make-Up Designer,
After doing theatre for a number of years, Colleen fell into film acting after working as an extra in Jim Carrey’s, “Me, Myself and Irene”. For the past five years, she has studied film acting with Jock MacDonald from Carter Thor Studios, Michael Monks from Ivanna Chubbuck Studios and currently studies with Richard Waterhouse. She has worked on several indie shorts including, “The Singers,” “An Ancient War,” “Out of Focus,” “Work A Double,” “What is a Healthy Sexuality?” and “Smile.” Besides acting, Colleen also writes, produces and directs. Last summer was her first short, “Waiting On Love.” She currently stars with Jayson Argento in the horror/thriller, “The Querents” and is in pre-production with her first feature, “The Confession Room.”
Ethan Nappi – Production Assistant
Claudia Roberts – Production Assistant
Benjamin Martin – Production Assistant
Annalisa Parent – Still Photographer
Annalisa Parent, owner of Parent Studios, Colchester has been photographing ever since she could get her hands on a camera. She is the 2008 recipient of the Vermont Professional Photographers’ Association the Creativity Plus plaque, awarded to the image maker displaying the most creativity in any category at the discretion of the judges, for her print “Boston in the Rain.” Her work has recently been featured in a New York Times article, Earthflux Magazine, The Commons, Voice of America-China, and by Korean Broadcasting Systems. She also photographed the jacket photo for Poet Greg Delanty’s most recent collection Ship of Birth and was the exclusive backstage photographer at the Simpsons’ Movie premiere in Springfield, VT. Parent works as the staff photographer for Late Night Saturday with Tim Kavanagh and for Project Laundry List. A graduate of middlebury College, she is a member of the Vermont Professional Photographers’ Associaton, and the Vermont Professional Models’ and Photographers’ Association.