Sean Kirby: Director of Photography Sean Kirby graduated in 1993 from Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts with a degree in painting. After supporting himself through painting and photography
he decided to return to school to study filmmaking. He received a full scholarship to The New York Film Academy where he learned to combine his artistic understanding of light with the techniques and equipment used for
motion pictures. As a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 481, New England, Sean worked as both a gaffer and electric on many independent features, studio productions, commercials and corporate films and videos. Concurrently, he
began shooting short films and spec spots. His first credit as a director of photography, "Fidelis," won an award for best short at the 1998 Hampton Film Festival. His successive projects have also received awards and
honorable mentions at domestic festivals such as The Boston Film Festival, Los Angeles International Shorts, the New York Film Festival and the Santa Fe Film Festival. One of Sean's most recent films, "The Gits Movie,"
a documentary about the self-titled Seattle punk band, is currently in post-production, was recently featured in Entertainment Weekly and has been approached by Showtime for distribution. Sean just completed shooting
"Police Beat," Robinson Devor's anamorphic 35 mm feature in December of 2003
Jason James: Casting Director Jason has worked professionally in the film and television industry for over 12 years. Jason's first project was assisting Casting Director Patti
Kalles on the television series Northern Exposure while still in high school. Originally, Jason's passion was to be an actor himself, but after he got his first taste of casting Northern
Exposure he knew that casting was to become his true love.
To date, Jason has worked on many Hollywood feature films including Superman Returns: Red Sun, Memoirs of a Geisha, Bad News Bears (remake), Mad Love, Assassins, and is currently the
Casting Director for Boy Culture. He has had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business including Richard Donner, Joel Silver, and David Rubin. Jason plans on
relocating to Los Angeles later this year.
Sondra Webber: Associate Producer Sondra Webber is a recent refuge from the Pacific Northwest software marketing scene. She plans to use her extensive experience in community building,
event and project management, writing, graphic design, and photography to build a reputation in the Seattle film and video production scene.
Sondra recently founded Smacky Snacky Productions, offering video creation and editing services. She has recently edited video for non-profit Talk to US, and is in post-production of
her first independent short, a mini-DV project tentatively entitled "What the %#?@ is ME Fair?"
Ken Clark: UPM
Scott Stephan: 1st AD
Duffle: 1st AD
James Canavan: 2nd AD
Tamia Diaz: AC
Dave Drummond: Locations Dave recently moved into film and video production after several years working as a project manager and supervisor for SQLSoft+,
a software training and consulting firm. Since making the move Dave has worked on a variety of industrial and video projects, including the children's video
series "Brain Candy." He is currently producing and directing a promotional video for the Consumer University program, which provides money management information
and training for teens. Sly Dog is Dave's first narrative film project.
Craig Coyne: Grip Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. Attended Curtis High School. After graduation, Craig went to college at Bates
Technical where he first signed up for Broadcast Technologies but then Transferred over to Digital Media. A couple years later he was rewarded with a
Training Certificate in Digital Media. Presently he works at as a vendor for Microsoft Studios. In his spare time he works on films, reads, makes music,
and drink with the friends.
Steven Schafer: Dolly Grip Steven Schafer was born in San Francisco, CA. Growing up in Western Europe and Australia, he started photography in high school. His love for
the camera later took him to the Savannah College of Art and Design to study film with an emphasis in the camera department, especially camera
movement. While at the school he crewed on several short films filling various positions on the camera crew ranging from AC to Dolly and
Steadicam operator. He ended his college career with his thesis film "A Grimm Affair", crewed and cast entirely with local Savannah talent.
After graduation he moved to Seattle to start work in the local independent film scene and concentrate on bringing "A Grimm Affair" to the
festival circuit. He is currently crewing on "Creatures from the Pink Lagoon" and "Sly Dog", both being shot locally during September 2004.
Lincoln Lewis: Gaffer
Becky Lawrence: Set Design A graduate of L.A.'s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Rebecca Lawrence has worked in Visual
Merchandising for four years, with companies such as Nordstrom, GUESS? Inc., and Tilly's. Currently she is Co-Owner of 'beyana', specializing in leathercraft.
She also currently freelances as a muralist. Rebecca has recently signed on as Fashion Stylist for local band No Means Yes. Her styling experience extends to
several student films, plays, and photo shoots.
Antoine Auger: Lighting Director Antoine is happy and excited to be aboard the "Sly Dog" team and looks forward to seeing it in many Film Festivals maybe even
Sundance! Antoine has been involved in many aspects of Film, Video, and Stage production over the years and is very comfortable and capable in front of the camera
and behind the scenes. He's created, produced, and emceed hundreds of live variety shows, caberet shows, comedy shows, pagent and fashion shows, and many other
specialty live venues from Seattle to Ceasars Palace, Lake Tahoe. He enjoys supporting good causes as an accomplished auctioneer for fundraising and benefit auctions.
He was recently part of the development team for the Indy-Film, "The Immigrant Garden" in 2002 and was part of a comedy writing team for the off beat cable comedy
"Trailer Park Outlook" He's co-created "The Magic of Books" - Public Library Program, "The Columbia Theater" - PSA, "Road to the Championship", Interview with
Coach Lapp, and many other projects. His recent notable stage work includes Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Speed in a traveling "Odd Couple" Production.
He is currently working on his own original Informational Docu-comedy series "Just One of the Guys - Living with Cerebal Palsy" and also very excited to start
pre-production in 2005 on a documentary and possible follow-up film adaptation about his famous grandfather, the late Jim Walker of American Junior Aircraft Co.
fame in the 40's and 50's.
Elijah Lawson: Audio Elijah has been working in the field for the last 5 years. He has worked on many projects as a sound mixer, boom operator, and sound design.
Some of his recent projects have been "Pursuing Perfection" - Cross Keys media, an ongoing series for PBS supported by the Robert Wood Grant Foundation. He has also worked as
the sound mixer for the National Geographic documentary "Green River Killer". Elijah has many feature films under his belt as a sound mixer as well. In 2003 he worked on the local
feature film "Police Beat".
He is excited and looks forward to working on Sly Dog.
Lisa B. Hammond: Set Design/Art Director
Kurt Soucek: Propmaster At the ripe old age of 13 Kurt was sold into the trade of wedding Videographer's personal lackey. Working for his father's video business
carrying equipment back and forth to the van, and making sure the extra batteries were always charged has left an indelible mark on his psyche. More than a dozen short films as well as
corporate video and more weddings than your average roomful of people get to participate in have filled the gaps between a career in advertising and web design.
Kurt has a Degree in web design from Robert Morris College in Chicago and attended Columbia College Chicago for film.
Kurt has published magazines and worked for newspapers, rebuilt victorian homes and antique motorcycles, he has a love of history and great film. Kurt, an ordained minister, is available for weddings and
Heather Littlejohn: Set Videographer Heather has been working in video production (and multimedia) for over 9
years. After graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in
advertising and graphic design, she helped develop the Creative Services
and MarCom (Marketing Communications) departments in the then start-up company
she was working for. As the clients piled up and the projects rolled in,
she found herself grasping onto as many film and video productions as she
She has been a movie fiend starting at a very young age, watching
reel-to-reel movies in a family friend's basement (Keystone Cops, Laurel &
Hardy, Chaplin and the like) so it seemed a natural direction to pursue.
After leaving the corporate world in 2001, she's been working pretty
steady as a freelance producer although never limited to that job title. She
enjoys all aspects of the creative process and has done just about everything
including director, producer, DP, Audio Engineer, editor, grip and pretty
much whatever else is shorthanded. Most of her work has involved
documentaries (Discovery Channel, TLC, History Channel and CNN), corporate
videos, and live music recording.
Shauna Mikell: Set Photographer Shauna Mikell graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2000. She continued her higher education at New York University in 2001 and graduated May 2004.
She recieved a bachelors of arts in film and television. She has worked in New York City on Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and for Lifetime Television. She lives in the Seattle area now
and this is her first still photography job on an independent film.