The Film



Mike Canzoniero (Director) - An award-winning filmmaker whose first feature film "Wedding Bros" (starring Dan Fogler and Brendan Sexton III) premiered at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival and was distributed by Universal/ScreenMedia in 2009. A graduate of the prestigious New York University Film School, Michael has had his film work play at over fifty film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Hamptons, Toronto and Edinburgh.

Shawn Bell (Producer/Cinematographer) - Shawn Bell has been in the New York independent film world for over a decade. He has worked in every genre: Recent feature films credits include "Don Peyote" with Dan Folger and "Night and Day", a film he co-wrote and directed starring Katheryn Winnick. Shawn has also shot short films with HBO award winning director Daniel Maldonado (Lalo) and is scheduled to shoot his first feature at late of this summer. Shawn started his career on many reality shows ("It Takes a Thief" and "Wife Swap") and television shows ("This American Life") as an audio engineer.

Carl MacLaren (Producer) - Los Angeles based multi-media producer with over 10 years of experience producing in television, film and new media. Most notably he was the Associate Producer of Web Content (Seasons 2-5) for CBS television's "How I Met Your Mother". Carl also produced the award winning short films "The Shadow Effect" (featuring Scoot McNairy) and "Wounded" (featuring Joe Manganiello.)

Aaron Drake (Composer/Sound Design) - Aaron Drake is a composer and sound designer working in Los Angeles. Film and television clients include CBS, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox International. For CBS' show "How I Met Your Mother", Drake scores original music and develops their supplemental websites. His sound installation and artwork have been presented at LACMA, OCMA, the Hammer Museum, and ZKM among others. Drake is a classically trained pianist who earned his Masters in Composition from California Institute of the Arts.

Ari Feldman (Editor) - Ari Feldman graduated from the University of Miami's film program in 2005 and moved to New York two weeks later. A graduate of the Manhattan Edit Workshop, he is now currently a member of the teaching faculty. In 2006, he took on the role of assistant editor to two-time Emmy winner Michael Berenbaum ("Before Night Falls", "Sex and the City") on the independent film "Wedding Bros." (Directed by Michael Canzoniero and Marco Ricci). He most recently was the editor of the feature length documentary "Shelter Island."