Creedmoria is a tale about growing up in Queens, New York, in the '80s—but at its core, it's about one teenage girl's hope. Set against the backdrop of the state's largest mental hospital, Creedmoor, we watch Candy try to survive high school, a psycho boyfriend, a domineering mother, a dickhead boss, one brother coping with a drug addiction and another struggling with his sexual identity—all while trying to fit in and stay as hopeful as she can. And did we mention, it's a comedy?
( writer / director / producer)
Alicia Slimmer is a Brooklyn based writer/filmmaker. Earlier this year, she published My Seven Step Guide to Mastering Kickstarter for The Wall Street Journal chronicling her fundraising challenges for Creedmoria. Her first film, My First Car, competed at the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles and won Best Comedy at The 24th Annual New School Invitational Film Show. Creedmoria is her feature film directorial debut.
Derek A. Welte
( producer / production designer)
Derek is a creative director, designer, producer and filmmaker. Derek has worked on award-winning independent films, including Greasewood Flat where he served as producer, storyboard artist, assistant director and materials designer. An extremely complicated film to shoot for $600,000—it went on to play 11 film festivals, winning multiple awards including best director and best ensemble cast. In 2001, Derek launched HalfmanHalfmachine, a multi-disciplinary design agency committed to creative concepts and experience design executed through visual and interactive mediums. HalfmanHalfmachine's clients include Public Enemy, Enemy Books, Firefly Living, SMoCA , and the bands, IAMWE, + Yasmeen to name a few.
( producer )
Doneen is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Columbia Records/Sony Music, where she is directing the U.S. marketing campaigns for One Direction, Olly Murs, and X Factor's Emblem 3. She also oversees the global TV platform music campaigns for Big Time Rush, Victorious, Fox's Glee and NBC's Smash. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of International Marketing at Columbia-Epic Label Group/Sony Music, where she oversaw marketing campaigns for Adele "19", MGMT, The Ting Tings, The Avett Brothers, and Glee.
( producer )
Silvia is a New York City based fashion designer. Upon receiving her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1991, she immediately began working as a design assistant. Her resume includes being an Account & Product Development Manager for a large private label manufacturer, as well as being the designer of her own Signature Clothing Line, carried by upscale shops; Fred Segal in Santa Monica and Steven Allen in New York, among others. Silvia's hands-on experience also includes fittings, pattern making and sewing. She has a keen eye for detail and an unfaltering love of vintage clothing. With an inventory of modern to classical clothing and accessories, Silvia is adept at working within small budgets.
( cinematographer )
Boa is a Boston-raised and Los Angeles based cinematographer. His narrative work on over a dozen festival-recognized shorts earned him awards from the American Society of Cinematographers and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His commercial work is broadcast internationally. One campaign Boa photographed for the Los Angeles company, 3ROUNDBURST, was nominated for an Imagen Award in 2012. Recently, Boa wrapped shooting two feature films: Mercurio Picture's, The Lookout, a micro-budget police procedural, still in post production, and Pensé Production's, Resident Advisor, a college comedy set for U.S. theatrical distribution in April 2013. Boa teaches a Cinematography course and works one-on-one with directors at the Manhattan Film Institute summer production program.
( costume designer )
Beck currently lives in Los Angeles but is a native New Yorker, born of Brooklyn roots. She attended NYU where she was immersed in the film department, primarily as a performer. She then began working in a behind-the-scenes capacity in the Off Broadway theater scene, bringing her unique vision to companies such as The Naked Angels and Blue light Theater Company.
Her flair for presenting story and costuming could then been seen on Madison Avenue where she designed and dressed windows for MacKenzie-Child. She has also sold jewelry designs to Anthropology and Urban Outfitters. Her creative sensibilities then shifted to children when she partnered in starting Enchanted, a European style children's toy store on Madison Avenue, where she wore several hats. She was the buyer and store manager and, once again, her taste and vision helped create a magical ambience.
Beck continued costuming theater in New York City, working at the LUCY MOSES program at Lincoln Center. When Beck moved to Los Angeles, she began a children's musical theater company that hosted the offspring of some of LA's biggest entertainment luminaries. Between 2008-2012, she designed original costumes for over 18 musicals. Presently, she is designing costumes for Crossroads School for the Arts.
Brandon (Machi) Davis
( producer / unit production manager )
A New Yorker to the core, Machi was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and schooled in Manhattan and Yonkers. A recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, this is his first feature film producer role. Machi moonlights as a video game developer and street art photographer for his blog New Wack City.