Jeremy Royce | Director, Producer
After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a BFA in film production, Jeremy worked as a documentary editor, while shooting narrative shorts, commercials, and music videos on the side. In the first half of 2009, Jeremy directed, shot and edited a feature-length documentary examining the explosion of community based non-profits in response to the 2008 presidential election. Now in his third year at USC’s school of Cinematic Arts Jeremy regularly works as a freelance cinematographer.
Jerry White Jr. | Producer
A native of the verdant suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Jerry has been writing, directing, producing, and acting in videos since 1990. At 6’7″, he is most likely taller than you, but that’s not important. Jerry graduated magna cum laude from Oakland University with a B.A. in German Language and Literature then moved to Japan where he taught English and played some choice gigs with his band. He’s never lost his love for his old Public Access TV show, 30 MINUTES OF MADNESS, and the community it represents. Jerry hopes to use what he’s learned as a MFA student at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts to make the new episode the best yet, while still staying true to the original vibe and spirit that made the show special.
Lindsey Villarreal | Producer
Lindsey is a graduate student at the University of Southern California, pursuing her MFA in Film and Television production. Villarreal is a producer on the Subway webseries, “The Ultimates.” She is a 2011 recipient of both the Bud Greenspan Endowed Scholarship for Documentary and of the Dana and Albert R. Broccoli Foundation Endowed Fund. In 2011, Villarreal directed “Canto de Familia” a short documentary on on the joys and struggles of a family of Mariachi players in East Los Angeles. She also produced “Made by Me” a documentary that follows three artists in Los Angeles. “Made by me” has been featured at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival and is nominated for Best Short Documentary and Best Cinematography at the Charlotte Film Festival. In 2012, she hopes to travel to more foreign countries, eat exotic foods and get to the gym once or twice.
Michael Newman | Producer
Hailing from Metro Detroit, Michael’s first forays into film production involved childhood stop-motion animations and family horror films. He worked in editorial on documentary projects while at Wheaton College in Chicago and has since worked at the Sony Picture Studios and a variety of productions in Los Angeles as he wraps up a film production MFA degree at USC. Michael’s final year at USC has included producing and directed branded commercial shorts for Best Buy and Chevy, as well as previous award-winning work for Discover Card and DIRECTV. Most recently, Michael has been working on a variety of documentary projects, including directing for a segment of GO PUBLIC, a feature documentary examining public schools in California and producing another feature documentary on classic Hollywood legend Juanita Moore.
Will Jobe | Cinematographer
Will was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He grew up glued to the television, but despite his parents’ concerns he would put his countless hours in front of the TV to good use later in life. Will made his first short film in high school, a documentary about a small community outreach program, which featured a young and dedicated community organizer by the name of Barack Obama. Will traveled to the west coast to attend UC Berkeley and after graduation he worked for a variety of documentary productions in the Bay area. Will relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked in film, television, and comic book development at Eric Eisner’s Double E Productions. Will is currently finishing up his MFA in Film Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a focus in Cinematography.
Santos S. Santos | Editor
Jose Santos, also known as Santos S. Santos, hails from West Covina, California. Santos teaches at CSSSA (California State Summer School of the Arts), specializing in After Effects, Super 8mm and Final Cut Pro. He has editing credits on: The Murder of Hi Good, Pearblossom Hwy and the recently completed Farah Goes Bang. Santos has also cut trailers for LiTTLEROCK, Pearblossom Hwy, and The Murder of Hi Good.
Kimberly Patrick | Sound
Born and raised in Bowie, Maryland, Kimberly studied music and dance from a young age, but after battling severe stage fright, she decided performing wasn’t for her. She fell in love with music technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, but always dreamed of working in “the movies.” In May 2012, Kim will receive her MFA in Film & Television Production with a concentration in sound from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.