Heather de Michele
Heather de Michele previously had the pleasure of working with Jude Roth on the award winning short film Pluto, which she directed. Heather recently directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto. Her film credits include Lacuna, The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else, Sati, Sondra Stingray, Cry For Me Now, and the upcoming feature film As Good as You, which will begin production in July 2014. By day Heather is the Managing Director of The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.
Jude Roth earned her BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2012, she launched Sport of Nature Pictures to executive produce her script El Doctor. The now award-winning film has screened nationally and internationally and at several Oscar-qualifying festivals including Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, and Guanajuato International Film Festival. El Doctor was subsequently archived in the most prestigious art institute in Mexico, el Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía. Jude’s currently producing her feature-length psychological thriller The Claim.
Reena Dutt recently completed the independent feature June, Adrift, and will be shooting the feature, Authenticity in July starring Marin Hinkle. She has also produced new media for TelloFilms.com and Justin Lin’s YOMYOMF Network. She is currently a producing fellow with Film Independent’s Project Involve 2013-2014 class. Create with a conscience (on and off screen).
Robert C. Webb
Director of Photography
After completing film studies at the California State University Long Beach, Robert C. Webb has been the director of photography for award-winning webseries and short and feature films that have traveled the world, including for films that premiered at Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival. Robert’s won numerous awards such as the Emerging Cinematography Award from the International Cinematographers Guild, Best Cinematography Award from The Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, and an Audience Award at the Vallodolid Film Festival. He’s also won an Emmy and several Telly awards for his cinematography for Lockheed Martin industrials, and he’s shot music videos for the directing team Artificial Army, Six Digits Productions, and Anthony Bowman, shooting such bands and musicians as Operator, Obie Trice, Trivium, These Arms Are Snakes, Smoke Serpents, DJ Rap, and Taryn Manning.
Jay Scherberth’s career as an editor spans more than two decades. A seasoned veteran with experience in several genres and formats, Jay was among the first editors to work for Norman Lear using the original CMX computer based editing system in 1975, and one of the first editors in Hollywood to make the transition from video tape to film editing. Having edited MTV’s first “Video Album” (Blondie, “Eat to the Beat”) and several iconic music videos including Fleetwood Mac’s “Sara,” Jay went on to become one of the youngest Supervising Editors in the American Cinema Editors (ACE) while working on Columbo with the late Peter Falk. A few of his other credits include All in the Family, The Jeffersons, MacGyver, Max Headroom, Spin City, Full House, Friends, and Scrubs. Jay held membership in the ACE, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), The Motion Picture Editors Guild, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radio and Television from Brown College in Minneapolis, MN and now lives with his wife Nancy in Henderson, Nevada, where he enjoys hiking, outdoor photography and Ham radio (k7NJS).