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MOXIE PICTURES

Moxie Pictures is an internationally-acclaimed production company that delivers smart and stimulating advertising campaigns, movies and television. They have offices in NY, LA and London

www.moxiepictures.com

DIRECTOR - TOMAS LEACH

Schooled at Bournemouth Film School and world famous Italian studio Fabrica, Tomas honed his voice as a documentarian and storyteller who could draw intimate stories in visually arresting ways. He has gone on to direct documentaries, branded films and commercials.

In 2013, Tomas directed a feature documentary about the extraordinary photographer Saul Leiter, entitled In No Great Hurry, which has delighted audiences and art fans across the globe.

www.tomasleach.com

Producer - ROBERT FERNANDEZ

Robert Fernandez is CEO/Partner of Moxie Pictures, a production company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. He is a recipient of the Palm D’Or (Cannes Film Festival) for Top Global Production Company (1998 & 2001) as well as every major advertising award, including 6 Emmy’s.

He was the Co-Producer of Errol Morris’ 2004 Academy Award winning documentary, “The Fog of War”, as well as Executive Producer of Errol Morris’ “Standard Operating Procedure”, which won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He is a producer on the documentary “Some Kind of Monster” directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. He was also the producer of the opening films to the 74th and 79th Annual Academy Awards. In 2010, he was Executive Producer on a third film with Errol Morris, “Tabloid”, which was released by IFC Films. This production was the first feature film produced by Moxie Pictures. He is Executive Producer on Moxie’s first foray into narrative feature film with “Austenland”. 

Robert produced his 4th feature documentary with Errol Morris titled “The Unknown Known” which was be released by Radius/The Weinstein Company in April 2014. He is also the producer of Moxie’s next narrative feature, “The Mend” which played at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival as well as “Thunder Broke the Heavens”, the next feature film of director Tim Skousen.

www.moxiepictures.com

Executive Producer - Errol Morris

Roger Ebert has said, “After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven't found another filmmaker who intrigues me more…Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini.”  

Morris’ films have won many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, an Emmy, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, the Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, the Golden Horse at the Taiwan International Film Festival and the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America.  His documentaries have repeatedly appeared on many ten best lists and have been honored by the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review.  His work has been the subject of a full retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1999. Roger Ebert, in fact, has placed Morris’ first feature Gates of Heaven on his list of the 10 Best Films of All Time.

http://www.errolmorris.com 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - DAN LEVINSON

With an accomplished career as a commercial director—shooting spots for some of the world’s largest marketers and brands including Nike, Delta and Toyota—Dan Levinson co-founded Moxie Pictures in early 1992 and has since served as its president, with a special focus on TV development and branded content. 

Dan executive produced and co-directed Uneven Fairways, a documentary series for the Golf Channel about the history of African Americans in the game of golf. He also co-directed Head to Head, an award-winning docu-series about high school football in Mississippi, sponsored by Cellular South and co-produced with Young & Rubicam. In 2011, Dan co-directed the web series Cadillac: Business Unusual, which integrated the classic American brand with true stories of entrepreneurs across the country.

MUSIC - CALEXICO

Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based AmericanaTex-Mexindie rock band. The band's two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums on Quarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Their musical style is influenced by traditional Latin sounds of mariachiconjuntocumbia, tejano, as well as countryjazz, and post-rock. The band has been described by some as "desert noir", and is named for the border town of Calexico, California. Over the course of their eight studio albums they have become cult heroes for their mix of post-rock, latin music, classic jazz and indie rock, not to mention their awe-inspiring live shows.

http://www.casadecalexico.com/

EDITOR - BEN STARK

Ben is a BAFTA nominated editor, usually found working on high-end international documentaries for TV and cinema, many of which have been nominated for Emmy, Bafta and Grierson awards. In 2013 Ben won the Sundance World Documentary Editor Award for his work on The Summit.

ORIGINAL SONG - BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY

An artist of more than his fair share of guises and collaborative saunters, the multi-prolific and world-weary WILL OLDHAM is the consummate, maverick singer-songwriter, always on the fringe of mainstream success, although standing firm in his folky, lo-fi approach. If the cultivation of an austere, Americana miserabilist pedigree endeared him to indie and alt-country fans and critics, his wilfully dustbowl lyrics suggest a truly singular talent, one with almost as many aliases as narrative voices. Seizing the almost self-suppressive BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY nom de plume (over his own solo signature and his initially permutable PALACE rubric), the bearded Will remains as close to any roots that were once ploughed by the likes of TOWNES VAN ZANDT, NEIL YOUNG and The LOUVIN BROTHERS.

http://royalstablemusic.com

title design - Blue spill

Blue Spill is a design and visual effects studio based in London.

Co-founded by Allison and Anthony Brownmoore, Blue Spill specializes in motion graphics, animation, and visual effects for film and television. Their motion and title design work includes Manhunt: The Search for Bin LadenListen to me MarlonStones in ExileBackstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of, and the SXSW Design Award winner We Are X. In 2016 their work won the award for SXSW Excellence in Title Design Audience Award.

ColoRist - ALEX BICKEL, COLor collective

Alex Bickel began his career as a commercial colorist in NYC in 2005. In 2010, he joined the roster at Company 3 before breaking out on his own to found Color Collective in 2012.

Alex splits his time between grading commercials and feature films. Recent advertising clients include: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Old Navy, Toyota, Bud Light, MasterCard, Reebok, Verizon and many more. Film credits include Blue Ruin, Joe, Drinking Buddies and Kumiko The Treasure Hunter.

He was named MVP of Sundance for sending a record 6 films to the competition in 2014.