Beth portraitZach Horton (Director)

Raised in the small Northern California town of Ukiah, Zach has always been fascinated with open vistas, mild insanity, and protracted interpersonal space. He has studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at Oxford University, and earned BAs in Visual Arts (Media) and Philosophy at UC San Diego in 2003. He was the 2002 recipient of the national Cary Grant Film Award from the Princess Grace Foundation for his short film work. In 2005 he graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory with an MFA in Directing. He is currently focused on indulging his obsession with contemporary American culture in the form of a trilogy of disaster films.


John portraitJames West (Cinematographer, Camera Operator)

For his entire adult life James West has worked as a professional photographer. Over the past five years, he has put his formal training into practice by working solely as a cinematographer. James is very passionate about creating visually engaging images, which make a story come to life. Whether a story is fiction or non-fiction is less important to him than working with quality individuals who share his fierce commitment to quality and telling the story to the best of their ability.

In May/2005, James completed The American Film Institute’s Cinematography Fellowship program and earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree. Over the course of his fellowship, James experienced lighting and camera workshops with a number of ASC cinematographers and mentors. A few of these very talented individuals included Bill Dill, Stephen Lighthill, Janusz Kaminski, Darius Khondji, Robert Primes, Wally Pfister, Steven Burum, Allen Daviau, M. David Mullen, John Toll, and Denis Lenoir.

Charlie portraitAndrew Grant-Christensen (Gaffer, Camera Operator)

Andrew is from a creative background in the Danish film industry working extensively for several years on numerous commercials and feature films. During this period he had the pleasure of collaborating with highly respected, talented and awardwinning filmakers. In 2003 he moved to The United States where he attended The American Film Institutes cinematography program, from which he graduated in 2005. He now resides and works as a cinematographer primarily in Los Angeles.
His recent work includes commercials, shorts, music videos and documentary.

Full Crew Credits


Written and Directed by: Zach Horton

Produced by: Namarata Tandon, Zach Horton

Director of Photography: James West

Camera Operators: James West, Andrew Grant-Christensen

Art Director: Adam Keleman

Production Manager: Marji Artlip

Gaffer: Andrew Grant-Christensen

Electric: Chris Tipton-King

Assistant Camera: Chris Tipton-King, Joseph West

Script Supervisor: Tyler Gardner

Special Makeup by: Roxanne Pardini

Production Sound Mixers: John “Yanahay” Hooper, Paul Kemp

Boom Operators: Paul Kemp, John “Yanahay” Hooper, Jason Nelson, David Wolf, Mary Hooper, Joseph West

Set Carpentry: Lynn Court, David Wolf

Production Assistants: William Knox, Toby Rodriguez

Casting: Kate Freund, Dance Aoki

Still Photography: Jessica Horton

Edited by: Rima Mercury

Assistant Editor: Judy Price

Additional graphics: Patrick Gines

Sound editing, re-recording, and mixing: Rima Mercury

Beowulf Drawings by: Derek Roczen

Animation by: Dave Creek

Animation Effects: John Harrison

Music by: Michael Leviton, Cowboy Junkies, Julie Christensen

Special Thanks:

Ann and Robert Horton, Eula Wolf, Mack and Sherry Brown, James and Nancy Bliss, Tonya Sparkes, Jessica Horton, Howard Wenz, Lynn Court, John and Shelly Nieman, Club Calpella, Mountanos Brothers Coffee Company, Dudley Bivin, Steve Bogart, Laura Fogg, Marilyn Simpson, Joyce Paterson, Eric Harvey, Dillon Precision, Michael Sable, Curtis Sherman, Megan O’Connor, Bradley Battersby, Ira Abrams, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Oliver Lanzenberg, Max Benjamin, Mike Fishbein, Rachel Eisner, Jeff Shih, Tony Tong, Donna Hung, Rita DaSilva, Josh Lawrence, Dan Martinico, Melanie Simpson

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