Tamara Fisch, Director
A Brooklyn-based director and filmmaker, Tamara Fisch made her film directing debut with RESOLUTIONS. She was previously the co-producer of WE’VE FORGOTTEN MORE THAN WE EVER KNEW, a feature written and directed by Thomas Woodrow, in 2015.
Fisch has over 15 years of experience in the theater, with a focus on developing and directing new American plays, including numerous collaborations with writer Erica Saleh. Theater directing credits include: Amy Herzog's AFTER THE REVOLUTION at Portland Playhouse and Williamstown Theater Festival, Stephen Karam’s SONS OF THE PROPHET at Theatre Squared, RACE by David Mamet at Artists Repertory Theatre, IN MEMORY OF JULIE SIMMONS by Erica Saleh at Ensemble Studio Theatre, THE ARCHITECTURE OF LOSS by Julia Cho at The Juilliard School, the world premiere of Stephen Karam’s new musical, EMMA, at PPAS, THE SCENE by Theresa Rebeck at Portland Playhouse; new plays by Annie Baker, Amy Herzog and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins in Missed Connections NYC at ArsNova; HUNGRY by Amy Herzog and GAGARIN WAY by Gregory Burke, all at Williamstown Theatre Festival; LANGUAGE OF ANGELS, CUCUMBER PHIL and the world premiere of GIRLS’ SCHOOL GOTHIC by Lucy Boyle, all at the Hangar Theatre.
She holds a BA from Yale University, and an MFA from the University of Washington School of Drama. She was a 2008-2009 Director-in-Residence at Ensemble Studio Theatre and the 2009 Bill Foeller Directing Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is a Drama League Directing Fellow, a Partial Comfort Productions Company Member and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. With Thomas Woodrow, she runs a production company specializing in messaging for cultural institutions and nonprofits, Redwood Film Company.
Erica Saleh, Screenwriter
Erica Saleh is a playwright and screenwriter. She currently writes for Widsom of the Crowd on CBS, and has written on Channel Zero for the Syfy network. Her plays have been produced and developed by theaters including Ensemble Studio Theater/Youngblood, Ars Nova, The 52nd Street Project, Studio 42, Luna Stage, and the Claque. Erica is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater, and an alumna of Youngblood and Ars Nova Playgroup. She received her MFA from The Michener Center at the University of Texas and her bachelor's degree from Brown University.
Jan Reichle, Director of Photography
Growing up in the cultural melting pot of Hong Kong, Jan quickly developed a fascination for the world unleashed by his laserdisc player and the power of filmmaking. At 21, he completed a post-graduate diploma at the VCA School of Film & Television in Melbourne, Australia. As a young director/dp he started working as a commercial filmmaker on a wide array of projects as partner of a production company.
2007 marked a move to Brisbane and working under the tutelage of Ron Johanson ACS, federal president of the Australian Cinematographers Society. By 2009 the focus was placed solely on the camera department and he lensed Jucy, his first feature credit as cinematographer, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The subsequent fascinating trip to NYC cemented the urge to explore beyond the home base of Sydney.
Jan enjoys a healthy mix of advertising, indie feature film, TV promo, music video, TV & web series work. He is a passionate collaborator, works fast & efficiently, whilst remaining calm. His images punch above their budget weight.
Currently, he lives in Cobble Hill - Brooklyn with his producer wife Belinda and their two furry kids Webster & Hercules and baby girl Maika.
Thomas Woodrow, Executive Producer
Woodrow’s feature film debut as writer/director, WE’VE FORGOTTEN MORE THAN WE EVER KNEW, stars Louisa Krause (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE), Aaron Stanford (12 MONKEYS) and Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY). The film has played festivals across the country and will be distributed in the fall of 2017 by The Orchard.
As a producer, Woodrow's feature films include TRUE ADOLESCENTS (starring Mark Duplass and Melissa Leo), which premiered at SXSW, and BASS ACKWARDS, which premiered at Sundance. SHADOWS, a multi-national co-production (or some such) written and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Milcho Manchevski, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. All of Woodrow’s films have received both domestic and international distribution. In the commercial world, he has produced more than fifty films with agencies such as Wieden-Kennedy and JWT, for such clients as Google, Huggies, Pfizer, Microsoft, Stouffers, JetBlue and Strident.
Woodrow was a Sundance Fellow and a Rotterdam Fellow, among other grants, fellowships and accolades. He holds an MFA with honors from NYU’s graduate film program and a BA with honors from Yale University.
Maya Kadar, Executive Producer
Maya Kadar is so honored to be part of this project. Currently Maya is the Chief Culture Officer for BrainPOP, an education technology company. She has worked in various capacities as a producer, namely for JCS Post-production and Spike Communications in Israel as a post-production producer and television programmer. As a director, Maya has written, directed and produced the films, SHOE ENVY and the documentary A SIMPLE SONG. She is the voice of the character Ben on BrainPOP ESL.
Maya received her MFA in film production from Tel Aviv University in Israel. She received her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University in Film Studies and Art History and Visual Art. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
Kara Janeczko, Producer
Kara is an indie-film producer and DGA Location Manager with 9 years of on-set experience in both television and film (IT COMES AT NIGHT, BUSHWICK, MOST LIKELY TO MURDER, THE CHAPERONE, THE JINX, THE SKELETON TWINS).
Other credits include: BRITTANY RUNS A MARATON, ALL WE HAD, SIDNEY HALL, MEADOWLAND, THE AFFAIR, COLD IN JULY, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING, CASH CAB SEASON 9 (2013 Emmy-nominated Best Game Show), ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING (Sundance Shorts Program 2012), and 3 BACKYARDS (Sundance Best Director, 2010).