The Crew




Jan Stanton

Writer / Executive Producer

An entrepreneurial woman and former cover girl for Entrepreneurial Woman magazine, Jan Stanton has worn many hats over the course of her career in fashion and entertainment as: Co-Founder/VP of I Was Framed (co-creating product for Laura Ashley, Estee Lauder, Tiffany & Co, Bloomingdales); Hat Designer for Heartfelt by Jan Stanton (creating hats for Barneys, Fred Segal, movies and TV); Social Media Content Creator (taking on a secret identity, writing a blog and gaining 24,000 Facebook Fans); writer of TV pilots and features; ER Volunteer at Cedars Sinai; Mom, Stepmom, and wife to architect/contractor, Richard Holz.



Bridget Stokes

Director / Co Producer

Bridget Stokes is a director and storyteller who currently has several projects in development through her production company, Instant Pictures, including feature film Emmett, which she will direct, The Lost Husband, which she will produce, and a television adaptation of The Volunteer, a film she produced in 2013. The Volunteer won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Most recently Stokes has directed a short for Gary Buchler and Monte LaMonte’s Shoot ‘Em Up project, directed a pilot for a web series titled Picked Up and directed and produced short film, Think Fast, starring Molly Stanton, TJ Power and Jaz Sinclair. Prior to that, she wrote, directed and produced the feature film Herman & Shelly, which was acquired by Cinetic, and she produced the short film Coffee, an official selection at SXSW Film Festival. She has been shadowing director on The CW’s Jane The Virgin, Amazon’s Transparent, ABC’s The Goldbergs and CBS’s Scorpion and has worked in film distribution at IFC Films, Elephant Eye Films and BEV Pictures, a company she co-founded. Stokes has worked in film production at Elephant Eye Films, as Research Coordinator on Jonathan Demme’s Untitled Bob Marley Project and as Producer of a soon-to-be-released Netflix feature. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Art Semiotics and Africana Studies and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. 


Lena Bubenechik

Co Producer

Originally from the Ukraine, Lena Bubenechik is a producer based in Los Angeles, with extensive experience on a variety of narrative and documentary film projects. Lena recently completed a Sci-Fi pilot for Comedy Central, White Flight. Lena’s credits include, multiple award-winning feature film As High As The Sky, and an episode for ITVS’ FutureStates, Code Academy.




Bo Bilstrup

Director of Photography

Bo Bilstrup was born and raised in Denmark. Bo started working his way up in the lighting department before moving behind the camera. With great knowledge of light, he moved up and started working as a Director of Photography on a wide variety of films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries. Bo moved to Los Angeles in 2005, commuting between L.A. and Europe to work on projects worldwide. Bo’s work has been nominated for a Kodak Award, BAFTA and EMMY. He has received grants and accolades for his achievements within his field, including Nuummioq, a film highly praised in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter during screenings at Sundance 2010. Nuummioq was also shortlisted for an Oscar in 2011. In high demand as a cinematographer on both sides of the Atlantic, Bo has developed his own distinctive style, with a keen artistic and versatile understanding of the interplay between light and motion. He strives to create an environment of meticulously placed light to illuminate, but never distract from the inner human experience conveyed by the actor and captured by the camera.



Melisa Myers

Production Designer

Melisa Myers is about creativity, art and architecture and their synergy into the filmmaking process. Following her graduation from the Art Institute with a degree in Interior Design and Art History, she worked as an interior designer, designing spaces for hospitality, retail and workplace environments. She specialized in architectural illustrations and mixed media work. Later she moved to Los Angeles to continue her design education, enrolling in Woodbury University’s Interior Architecture program. After being introduced to Woodbury’s distinct studio culture, she was offered an internship with Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale. It was there that she had the opportunity to collaborate with Disney’s interdisciplinary group of graphic designers, animators and architects. Melisa has a distinctive eye for details and interjects a potent sense of “story and concept” into her work. She’s inherently comfortable, pliable and present in the design process and grateful for the unique project opportunities that have come her way. Today, as production designer, she and her diverse team are grateful to work on a wide variety of unique projects. Whether it’s Film, TV, commercial or editorial, she is always up for the challenge and collaboration.



Matthew Lessall

Casting Director

Born in London, raised in New York, educated in Indiana and now based in Los Angeles, Matthew’s life and casting experiences are equally diverse. Having cast successful, international, award-winning projects for film, television and new media, in the form of features, pilots and series; his primary recognition is on the indie film front. Matthew has also worked at major networks and studios; as Director of Feature Film Casting at 20th Century Fox, in-house casting consultant for the Fox Searchlab Writer/Director Program, and most recently, as in-house consultant to the new Paramount Pictures Television Studios.  His latest award history includes multiple Artios Award nominations and co-casting of acclaimed Mexican director/producer Michel Franco’s 2015 Cannes Palme d’or Award winner Chronic (starring Tim Roth). 2016 Sundance selection Frank & Lola (starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots) and upcoming Imperium (starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Colette) were collaborations with NY CD Susan Shopmaker. Matthew cast both seasons of Warner Premiere’s record-breaking web series Mortal KombatLegacy (Machinima), season 2 of Warner Digital’s Aim High (Crackle) and produced/cast the 2015/16 festival circuit darling, Reparation.  His long list of festival films includes Bait, an Official Entry at the Venice Film Festival, and productions/co-productions for Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands and the UK, where he also enjoys dual citizenship. Matthew’s films have also premiered at SXSW, San Sebastián and Toronto film festivals, among others.  At Paramount, he worked on several 2016 TV projects; Urban Cowboy (FOX), Shooter (USA) and Berlin Station (Epix). Matthew is a member of ATAS, BAFTA and is current Vice President of the Casting Society of America.



Dan Teicher


Dan Teicher is a an award winning composer, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitarist . He has composed music for film, television, concert halls, and radio. Dan has written music for The World Series, The World Cup, Adidas (collaborating with Kanye West), Google, Estee Lauder, Microsoft, HBO and more. He has collaborated with some of the leading visionaries of film and television in genres ranging from classical to rock to electronic to world music and beyond. In 2016, he is anticipating the release of a film he scored starring Steve Buscemi, Zosia Mamet and Jane Krakowski. Besides scoring films and television projects, Dan is a the founder of The Ludlow Thieves, a band making waves in New York City that headlines storied venues like The Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.



Lucy Donaldson


Lucy Donaldson graduated from the National Film and Television School in the UK in 2010.  Her first job was on the BBC TV series Return to Cranford starring Judy Dench and her second was on Just William which won a BAFTA for Best Children’s Series. Lucy worked with the Oscar nominee Tariq Anwar for 3 years on major features which brought her to the United States in 2011. She has cut a diverse range of projects including romance, comedy and horror and has a particular penchant for the biopic. Last year she co-edited the Lionsgate feature The Choice starring Teresa Palmer and Ben Walker. 



Andre Danylevich

Post-Production Supervisor

Andre Danylevich is an independent film Producer based in Los Angeles. Andre previously produced the film CBGB, which takes a look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub. The film stars the late Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, and Malin Ackerman, among many others. Previously, Andre also Produced Savannah, a period drama starring Jim Caviezel, Jaimie Alexander, Sam Shepard and Chiwetel Ejiofor.