Richard O’Donnell (Producer/Writer/Director)
Richard has written and produced for the stage and television for over three decades. He co-wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the award-winning off-Broadway musical comedy One & One, the Broadway spectacular A Manhattan Showboat for Radio City Music Hall, and co-founded the New Age Vaudeville theatre company, the New Variety cabaret, and produced/hosted R. Rated, a comedy/variety TV show which aired on Fox, Chicago. He is the recipient of three ASCAP music awards.
KLAUS FUXJAGER (Director of Photography)
Klaus Fuxjager is an award-winning director of photography. He was first camera on Van Helsing (2004), The Prince & Me (2004), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Blade II (2002), Hart’s War (2002), A Knight’s Tale (2001) and Cinematographer on Kinderspiel (2005), The Student of Prague (2004), Minulost (1998), Bila hora (1997), and The Last Fighter (1996).
Ondrej Nekvasil (Production Designer)
Nekvasils is an Emmy Award-winning Production Designer that has worked on the Oscar-winning film The Illusionist, Emmy-winning Children of Dune, and Golden Globe-nominated Anne Frank: The Whole Story. In 1999, he was awarded the Prague Quadrienale for Best National Exposition. His credits include an array of television, film, opera, theater and interior design projects. In 1996 the Czech film Marian, which Nekvasil served as production designer, earned the Silver Leopard Award in Locarno, Switzerland. Nekvasil’s other film credits include Parallel Worlds, starring Karel Roden. Nekvasil served as both production designer and costume designer on Bringing Up Girls in Bohemia, as well as on Indian Summer, which won the Golden Kingfisher Award in Cairo, Egypt. In the theater-rich Czech Republic, Nekvasil has designed stages for numerous productions that range from Shakespeare to Puccini. Nekvasil teaches at the Department of Stage Design at the prestigious Czech Academy Performing Arts. Nekvasil holds a degree in architecture from the Czech Technical University, and a Master’s Degree in Film Stage Design from the Czech Academy of Performing Arts.
Adams and McDowell (Composers)
Dianne is a native of West Virginia and former Manhattan resident, has a diverse musical background. As both composer/lyricist and musical director/arranger, her credits include Broadway, television, and the world’s largest theater Radio City Music Hall. She is the recipient of numerous ASCAP awards, three of which were at the age of 19 for the score of her first off-Broadway musical, One and One co-authored with Richard O’Donnell. Dianne has participated in a multitude of NYC productions, most notably as Associate Conductor and Vocal Arranger of the Broadway Musical, Starmites, which received six Tony nominations, including Best Musical. As musical director, coach and pianist, she has worked with Grammy Award-winning artist Cleo Laine, as well as Tony-Recipient Nathan Lane (The Producers).
James is originally from Denver, Colorado, and has been actively involved in the field of music in many capacities, from composer/lyricist, to producer/arranger, and sound engineer. His musical score for The Wind in the Willows (written with wife/collaborator Dianne Adams and adapter/co-lyricist Gerardine Clark) was winner of 3 ASCAP awards following its New York City premiere at The New Victory Theater. James began music studies on trumpet, and later developed an interest in the guitar. He soon branched into arranging and composition, working in a variety of mediums from chamber-music groups to jazz orchestras. As composer and arranger, he created music for Shakespeare’s The Tempest and in collaboration with librettist/director, Jon Walter, he completed scores for 5 dramatic works. One of the works, their musical fairy tale, Rapunzel and the Dragons, led James to New York City for an Off-Broadway production at the Actors Playhouse, for which he served as musical director/conductor.
Claudia Sullivan (Associate Producer)
For the past ten years, Claudia Sullivan was Marketing Coordinator for Home Vision Entertainment whose clients included the world-renowned The Criterion and Merchant Ivory Collections. While assisting the Director of PR, Ms. Sullivan helped supervise the media campaigns for over 200 DVD titles as well as media placement and events for such celebrated directors as Buck Henry, Jim Jarmusch, Ron Mann, Albert Maysles, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Lars von Trier, Liv Ullmann, Michael Apted, Michael Bay, Milos Forman, Spike Lee, and Terry Gilliam.
EDWARD COLARIK (Associate Producer)
Edward Colarik’s talent as a multi media visual artist speaks to the unbelievable wide range of his creativity. He has an international following of collectors from Australia, to Taiwan, and of course the USA. People from all over the world connect to the universal hallmark of his works. All of his adult life he has been a creator, artist, fashion designer, and TV & film producer. One of his most enjoyable experiences was teaching his highly rated film course at UCLA for four years. He has worked on more than 100 film and TV projects. He co-founded National American Entertainment Corporation; a production and distribution company for feature films and TV shows.