Click here for Cast
RUEDI GERBER (DIRECTOR, PRODUCER)
The Swiss filmmaker Ruedi Gerber began his career as a professional theatre actor, performing in over 30 plays throughout Europe. He also toured with his own one-man show “Spiwit of Spwing”.
Upon graduating with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1990, Gerber produced and directed a series of award-winning fictional shorts, including CAFÉ MECANIQUE, a dreamlike tale about an evening encounter between a man and a woman (award in Chicago and best short movie in Solothurn), MIDNIGHT BARBEQUE, a thriller spoof inspired by William Burroughs's infamous 'William Tell' experience (Best Director Award, NYU), and COMMUNICATION AT YOUR WORKPLACE, a commissioned series of short comedy films about miscommunication (award of EDI, Switzerland).
Gerber made some feature length documentaries, including LIVING WITH THE SPILL, a classic anti-corporate film told from the unique point of view of Alaskan residents for Channel 4, and META-MECANO, a film about Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle's move into the Tinguely Museum (awarded Best Architecture Documentary, Paris 1997).
His first narrative feature in the U.S. was HEARTBREAK HOSPITAL, starring Patricia Clarkson, John Shea, Demián Bichir, and Diane Venora, a romantic comedy and spoof about the blurry lines between reality and fiction.
In 2005, he started to work on what would become BREATH MADE VISIBLE, a feature length documentary about Anna Halprin’s inspiring, trailblazing life and work, and SENIORS ROCKING.
2010 SENIORS ROCKING (Director, Producer)
2009 BREATH MADE VISIBLE (Director, Producer)
2002 HEARTBREAK HOSPITAL (Director, Producer and Writer)
1997 META-MECANO (as Rudolf Gerber – Director, Producer and Writer)
1992-94 COMMUNICATION AT YOUR WORKPLACE (Director)
1991 MIDNIGHT BARBEQUE (Short Film, Director, Producer)
1991 LIVING WITH THE SPILL (Documentary, Director, Producer)
1990 CAFÉ MECANIQUE (Short Film, Director, Producer)
ADAM TEICHMAN (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)
Adam Teichman has been working as a director of photography in film and TV for over 25 years in both dramatic and documentary films. His documentary credits and work as a contributing cinematographer include THUG ANGEL, THE LIFE OF TUPAC SHAKUR, WELCOME TO DEATH ROW RECORDS, STAND AND BE COUNTED, THE LIVING CENTURY, and HEALTHY BABY GIRL. His work can also be regularly seen on many prime time network shows such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Dr. Phil Show,” and “The Doctors” as well as numerous archival documentaries for the Grammy Foundation, NARAS, with much of his work on display in the new Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. He is the owner of the LA based AT Productions.
MARIO GRIGOROV (COMPOSER)
Mario Grigorov is a Bulgarian born film composer. His background reveals him as a musical prodigy; who at the age of five became the youngest student ever admitted to the Sofia Conservatory. He would go on to study music in four different countries before age of eighteen, becoming an accomplished concert pianist and improviser in the styles of jazz, classical and world music. Mario studied performance and composition in the Vienna Conservatorium and later jazz and electronic music at the New South Wales Conservatorium in Australia. His extensive experience has segued him to be the prolific composer he is today.
Mario’s most recognizable film work comes from his long-standing collaboration with director Lee Daniels, scoring three films: SHADOWBOXER, TENNESSEE and the 2009 Academy Award-winning PRECIOUS. “Mario,” Daniels quotes, “adds superb score to my insanity.” His documentary work is some of his most celebrated. His credits include the festival favorites THIRD WAVE: A VOLUNTEER STORY presented by Sean Penn, the Anna Halprin biographical doc BREATH MADE VISIBLEby filmmaker Ruedi Gerberand the war documentary TAXI TO THE DARKSIDEby Alex Gibney,which won the 2008 Academy Award.