ELAYNE HERRICK (Executive Producer) has been involved in the entertainment industry as executive producer for high-profile projects, primarily in the theater world. Herrick served as executive producer of the Las Vegas adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Hairspray,” which was performed at the Luxor Hotel in 2006. She was also executive producer of the Kevin Wallace stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, performed at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre in 2006 and at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2007.
KELLY McCORMICK (Executive Producer) is currently a manager and producer at Circle of Confusion responsible for finding and nurturing new writers and directors. She also develops television and film projects to produce with studios, such as Children of Mars, set up with Scott Rudin and Disney. She produces independent films such as Saint John of Las Vegas, starring Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman.
Previously, McCormick served as Creative Executive at Scott Rudin Productions in New York City, where she participated in developing such films as Notes on a Scandal, The Manchurian Candidate, Team America, Failure to Launch and No Country for Old Men. Prior to that, McCormick was Frank Oz’s assistant on The Stepford Wives.
Before venturing into feature film, McCormick created and produced the long-running television series “The Cold Case Files” for A&E and “Doctors Without Borders” for the National Geographic Channel.
She serves on the board of McCormick Group, a company that helps create foundations and pairs nonprofit organizations such as America Cancer Society and United Way.
UTA BRIESEWITZ (Director of Photography) was born and raised in Leverkusen, Germany. After graduating from the Berlin Film and Television Academy, Briesewitz moved to America to attend the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. During her studies, she was awarded the Mary Pickford Foundation Award for outstanding work in cinematography as well as a scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Foundation to fund her second year at AFI.
Before she graduated and received her M.F.A. degree, Briesewitz shot her first independent feature, Next Stop Wonderland, directed by Brad Anderson. They continued their collaboration with Session 9, one of the very first films shot in high definition video to receive a theatrical release. Other feature credits include XX/XY, The TV Set and
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Briesewitz’s strong resume soon got her noticed by producer Robert Colesberry, who hired her to shoot the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” on location in Baltimore. Her other television credits include the Emmy nominated “Homeless to Harvard,” the miniseries “Thief,” the pilot for “John from Cincinnati,” the telefilm “Life Support” and five episodes of “Hung,” all for HBO, as well as the pilot for Showtime’s “United States of Tara.”
In 2007, Briesewitz was honored by Women in Film and Kodak with the Kodak Vision Award.
She is currently shooting Jason Winer’s feature film Arthur.
STEPHEN BEATRICE (Production Designer) is celebrated in his field for unique designs that re-imagine and expound on the natural architecture around them. A true collaborator, he focuses his career on crafting scenes audaciously, in new, fun and innovative ways. Ever a student of his surroundings, Beatrice pulls inspiration from photography, architecture, art and fashion. A trademark style of his work comes in his ability to recreate natural organic sets. Whether looking at the severe backdrop and tremendous detail employed in The Woodsman, the warm, natural environment of home and classroom recreated in Then She Found Me, or the magnificent reinvention of a
1980s amusement park in Adventureland, Beatrice has a natural eye for everyday details.
Among the roster of films he has contributed to in the last 15 years are such award-winners as Roger Dodger, starring Campbell Scott and Isabella Rosselini (2002); Love Liza, with Philip Seymour Hoffman (2002); The Woodsman, starring Kevin Bacon (2005); and SherryBaby (2006), starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. Recent projects include the Iraq war film The Messenger (2009), starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster; Then She Found Me (2007), starring and directed by Helen Hunt, and Adventureland (2009), starring Kristen Stewart and directed by Greg Mottola.
Beatrice grew up in Wickford, Rhode Island. He spent summers studying painting and drawing at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISDI). In 1990, he entered the film program at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, graduating in 1994.
Upon moving to New York City in 1995, Beatrice began art directing on a string of independent films. Attracted to new styles of filmmaking, he sought smaller, riskier projects, such as Harmony Korine’s Julien Donkey-Boy (1999). In 2000, he was hired to work on the boxing film Girlfight, which went on to win awards at The Cannes
Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize.
JEFFREY WOLF (Editor) is a world-recognized feature film editor who has applied his proven skill at cutting comedy and drama to help create some of the most entertaining films of the last two decades. He has recently edited a wide range of independent films such as the drama Lake City, starring Sissy Spacek, and the comedy First Sunday, with Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan. Last year, he worked with Lasse Hallstrom on Dear John (2009). His resume also includes Holes (2003), based on the 1999 Newbery Medal-winning novel by Louis Sachar, and several John Waters films.
Wolf enjoys working in multiple film genres, from the slapstick antics of Billy Madison (1995) to the fun and adventure of the cherished childhood favorite Madeline (1998) or the serious Emmy-winning drama “Andre’s Mother” (1990).
During much of his career, Wolf worked as editor and second unit director on the innovative films of the late director Ted Demme, including the smart dark comedy The Ref (1994) and the dramatic, character-driven comedy Beautiful Girls (1996). Other collaborations with Demme include Monument Ave. (1998, aka Snitch), Who’s the Man? (1993) and Life (1999).
Demme and Wolf collaborated with Jonathan Demme on “Subway Stories” (1997) for HBO. Wolf also edited twice for legendary filmmaker Arthur Penn on Four Friends (1981) and Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989). Other great films on Wolf’s resume include Network (1976), Mikey and Nicky (1976), Baby, It’s You (1983), Honeysuckle Rose
(1980), The Godfather Saga (1984) and The Wiz (1978).
In 2008, Wolf directed James Castle: Portrait of an Artist, an award-winning documentary that delves into the life of a deaf, self-taught American folk artist who learned to communicate effectively through his art.
Wolf has been recognized by his acceptance into some of the industry’s most prestigious organizations, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.)
DANIELLE HOLLOWELL (Costume Designer) began her film career as a wardrobe production assistant on Spike Lee’s Clockers. She quickly moved on to features such as Money Train, Shaft, Bamboozled and the Academy Award-nominated drama Amistad. She has been nominated for several awards, including the Costume Designers Guild’s Best Fantasy Costume Design honor, for her work on Undercover Brother.
Hollowell has worked with acclaimed directors including Steven Spielberg, John Singleton, Spike Lee and Joe Rubin. She has since collaborated with director Malcolm Lee on six films, including The Best Man, Undercover Brother, Roll Bounce, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins and most recently, Soul Men. Other projects include three seasons of the Emmy-nominated Comedy Central series “Chappelle’s Show.”
LUCAS VIDAL (Original Music) acquired a strong classical background at the Arturo Soria Conservatory in Madrid before he graduated from the renowned Berklee College of Music, where he was granted three of their most important awards, including the honor for best film scoring/composition and a scholarship rewarding his academic accomplishments.
Vidal made history at Berklee by becoming the youngest student to compose and record the score for a feature film with an 80-piece orchestra. Only a few months later, he was already recording his ninth full orchestra session for an animated film. It brought together 160 musicians, orchestra and choir, at the world famous Boston Symphony Hall. Thereafter, Vidal moved to New York and continued his studies under the guidance of Richard Danielpour while attending the Julliard School of Music.
Throughout his career, Vidal has always considered film scoring an independent art form. He was exposed to the intricacies of music composition at a very young age, allowing him to develop his distinct style of composition and a unique use of “longhand” writing skills. Moreover, he has acquired a significant musical background throughout the years, making his composition style extremely versatile and expressive in different genres. A perfectionist at heart, Vidal conducts his own pieces, valuing each composition’s individual qualities and his personal involvement in the project.
The Island Inside, starring Geraldine Chaplin, is just one feature film on a resume that includes the NBC Universal Television production “Hammer of the Gods,” for which Vidal was nominated for the Best Music award at the prestigious Ubeda Film Music Festival.
The composer has just completed music for an advertisement for Marlboro and the soundtrack for a Wii video game, as well as collaborating with both the Boston Ballet and Berlinstaat Ballet. Vidal has recorded more than 100 sessions in most of the major studios in North America and Europe (Brussels, Madrid, Prague, Kiev, etc.).
Today, Vidal splits his time between Madrid and Los Angeles, composing music for many different projects.
JOHN BAIR (Visual Effects Designer) has worked as a visual effects/animation supervisor and creative director on numerous feature film and broadcast productions. Throughout his career, he has been captivated by both the creative arts and new technologies, and years of experience in combining the two have given him unique perspectives on design, visual effects and post-production.
Bair is currently the owner and Visual Effects Director of digital effects house Phosphene in New York City.
Prior to that, he was Creative Director and Visual Effects Director at Guerilla FX and the Creative Director for Edgeworx, Inc.
Recent noteworthy works include visual effects for the summer hit Salt, visual effects and title design for the Oscar®-nominated drama The Messenger, visual effects for Barry Levinson’s HBO movie “You Don’t Know Jack,” visual effects and title design for Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, visual effects and title design for New
York, I Love You, animated sequences for Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind and animated sequences for John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus. He is currently supervising and/or designing visual effects for several upcoming films including Jody Foster’s The Beaver and The Adjustment Bureau.
Productions to which Bair has contributed have garnered multiple honors, including Official Selections at the following film festivals: Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, Toronto and Berlin. They’ve won two Peabody Awards, a CINE Golden Eagle, a PROMAX/BDA Award and an International Monitor Award.
A partial list of Bair’s clients include Bravo, Columbia Pictures, The Discovery Channel, Disney, Florentine Films, Focus Features, The History Channel, Likely Story, Miramax, NBC Universal, New Line Cinema, Paramount Vantage, PBS/NOVA, Plum Pictures, The Sci-Fi Channel, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics, ThinkFilm, TLC, Viacom and The Weinstein Company.
Bair’s animated short First Life was an Official Selection for the SIGGRAPH 2004 Animation Theater.
HERRICK ENTERTAINMENT presents
A MANDALAY VISION production
in association with CIRCLE OF CONFUSION
and FOREST PARK PICTURES
A film by BRAD ANDERSON
and JOHN LEGUIZAMO
“VANISHING ON 7TH STREET”
Introducing JACOB LATIMORE
Executive Music Producer: HOWARD HERRICK
Music by: LUCAS VIDAL
Visual Effects Designer: JOHN BAIR
Costume Designer: DANIELLE HOLLOWELL
Editor: JEFFREY WOLF, A.C.E.
Production Designer: STEPHEN BEATRICE
Director of Photography: UTA BRIESEWITZ
Co-Producers: PAM HIRSCH
Executive Producers: ELAYNE HERRICK
Executive Producers: LAWRENCE MATTIS
Produced by: NORTON HERRICK
Produced by: CELINE RATTRAY
Written by ANTHONY JASWINSKI
Directed by BRAD ANDERSON
Unit Production Manager Pamela Hirsch
First Assistant Director Thomas Fatone
Second Assistant Director Patrick D. Gibbons
Financed by Herrick Entertainment
Associate Producers Joseph Surace
Casting by Matthew Lessall, C.S.A
Music Supervisor Liz Gallacher
Luke Hayden Christensen
Paul John Leguizamo
Rosemary Thandie Newton
James Jacob Latimore
Briana Taylor Groothuis
Concession Girl Jordon Trovillion
Security Guard Arthur Cartwright
Chicago Reporter Neal Huff
Patient Hugh Maguire
Paige Erin Nicole Brolley
Male TV Anchor Stephen Clark
Female TV Anchor Carolyn Clifford-Taylor
Bike Messenger Larry Fessenden
Chinese Reporter Nick Yu