CHRISTOPHER RADCLIFF (writer/director)
Christopher Radcliff's previous film THE STRANGE ONES (co dir. Lauren Wolkstein) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and has since screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tokyo and has received numerous awards, including several Oscar-qualifying festival wins. Christopher earned his MFA in film from Columbia University, where he also received the Ezra Litwak Award for Distinction in Screenwriting. He was a participant in the 2012 Berlinale Talent Campus Script Station with his feature film project DUMB, and the 2013 IFP Emerging Storytellers Program (with Lauren Wolkstein) for the feature-length version of THE STRANGE ONES.
AUTUMN TARLETON (producer)
Autumn Tarleton produced ANIMALS DISTRACT ME, directed by and starring Isabella Rossellini, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. She also produced the feature length documentary WINDFALL which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 DOCNYC Festival and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Currently in development on several film and television projects, Autumn is a member of the Producers Guild of America and New York Women in Film and Television.
LAUREN WOLKSTEIN (producer)
Along with THE STRANGE ONES (co dir. Christopher Radcliff), Lauren Wolkstein has also directed the acclaimed short films CIGARETTE CANDY (best short film, SXSW 2010), and SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She earned her MFA in film from Columbia University, where she received the Plum Pictures Most Promising Filmmaker Award. Lauren was also recently selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
DON FALLER (executive producer)
Producer and executive producer Don Faller has been responsible for bringing an eclectic slate of programming to audiences via his production company double wide media. JONATHAN'S CHEST is a most welcomed collaboration between Chris, Lauren, Autumn, and Don brought to life by a chance meeting in Park City when Chris and Lauren's THE STRANGE ONES and Isabella Rossellini's ANIMALS DISTRACT ME (produced by Don and Autumn Tarleton) screened during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Don's recent projects include: WINDFALL, a dramatic look into one town's decision on industrial wind turbine development; premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2010 DOCNYC Film Festival. SHADOW, a Slater Bradley/Ed Lachman art collaboration premiered at the Whitney Museum and The Basel Art Fair. Laurie Simmons' art video MUSIC OF REGRET opened at MoMA and then the Tate in London. LIFE FOR CHILD and IN THE HEARTS OF AFRICA are twin documentaries about families struggling with diabetes in Nepal and the Congo, respectively. LIFE FOR CHILD has appeared at film festivals worldwide including the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Documentary Short at Cinequest Film Festival. 3 POINTS follows NBA's Tracey McGrady's struggle to understand the Darfurian refugee crisis in Chad. Don's work has screened at film festivals throughout the world and has won awards from Webbys to Emmys to Clios.
SEBASTIEN AUBERT (executive producer)
After a specialization in Management of cultural activities at EM Lyon Business School, he became part of the Marketing Management for EuroNews TV channel in London. He was then offered to be in charge of Sponsors and Advertising for one of the biggest French Film Festivals in 2007 (Richmond, USA). Author of a thesis in Master of Science about Innovations in financing cinema, he decided to found ADASTRA FILMS with David Guiraud in early 2008. Sebastien is also a consultant for the Berlin-based company Peacefulfish, for which he successfully developed the training project :”Closing the Gap : investments for 360° contents”, selected and funded by MEDIA. In 2011 he was selected among 3900 applicants to be part of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Sebastien is regularly invited as an expert for training programmes (MEDIA, Georgian State University of Cinema) or major film festivals such as Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand.
JEFF POWERS (cinematographer)
Jeff Powers is a Los Angeles based cinematographer. A graduate of the American Film Institute, his film THE OPENING received an Honorary Mention for the 2010 ASC Heritage Award. Jeff lensed director Kyle Smith's 2011's TURKEY BOWL, which was an official selection at SXSW 2011, as well as Smith's follow up BLUE HIGHWAY, which world premiered at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Jeff has also shot numerous projects abroad, including TIỀN CH.A (FUNNY MONEY) which saw theatrical release throughout Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Jeff shoots feature films, commercials, and music videos.
SYLVAIN EYMARD (distributor)
Sylvain followed political and economic studies at Sciences Po Lille and the University of Kent (Great Britain). He concluded his academic process with a Masters in Financial Engineering at La Sorbonne, where he studied film financing and wrote a thesis on such matter. Fascinated by music and cinema, he then undertook his internship within Ad Astra Films during the Autumn 2012. He is now a consultant for the company: he handles sales to broadcasters, and assists in the production of many projects.
OWEN CAMPBELL (Alex)
Owen Campbell is a New York based actor and writer. He is one of the co-founders of "Young Gotham Arts", a New York based Arts collective, dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of artists under 21. He is afraid of snakes. His credits include BOARDWALK EMPIRE, VERY GOOD GIRLS (2013), CONVICTION (2010), BITTER FEAST (2010), and WHITE LIGHTNIN' (2009).
TOBIAS CAMPBELL (Jonathan)
Tobias Campbell, brother of Owen Campbell, is an actor from Brooklyn, New York has been worked in film, theater, television and radio. JONATHAN'S CHEST is the second film by Christopher Radcliff that Tobias has acted in, after the THE STRANGE ONES (2011). His other credits include A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING (2013), CONVICTION (2010), and BITTER FEAST (2010).
BIRGIT HUPPUCH (Mother)
Birgit Huppuch is a New York based actress who has worked on the web series HIGH MAINTENANCE ("Brad Pitts") and in the upcoming movie THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT. Stage work includes The Debate Society's BLOOD PLAY and the Foundry Theatre's production of TELEPHONE,for which she won an OBIE for performance.