Misha Suslov is the film’s Russian-born cinematographer and has worked with John on many of his other films, including Prancer, Piece of Eden and Suspended Animation.
Read more about Misha in his press kit.
James Thornton is a production sound mixer for feature films and television. His first job in Hollywood was in 1973, running the machine room of a dubbing stage. By the 1980’s he was mixing low budget horror films such as “Friday the 13th” and “The Hidden”. Then moved onto more quality projects like “Benny and Joon” , “Beautiful Girls”, “Now and Then”, “The Cell” and “Weeds” & “Prancer” for director John Hancock. In the last 10 years he has been mixing mostly series television shows like “Without a Trace”, “Ugly Betty” & “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Currently he is in the process of developing a student sound program for The American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, California.
Ryan has been working in the film industry since 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree in Film studies from Columbia College and his Masters in Digital Cinema from DePaul University. His career began with a role as 1st Assistant Director on the feature film, “A Piece of Eden.” Subsequently, he moved to Dallas where he was 1st AD, line producer and 2nd unit director on independent films and also worked as a photographer/writer for the “Dallas Music Guide”. He returned to Indiana and has been working as a Director, Producer and Director of Photography on many commercials, documentaries, music videos and industrials. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Film / Video Production, lighting/cinematography and Film History.