DIRECTOR/WRITER ................................ BENJAMIN RATNER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ......................... CRESCENT ENTERTAINMENT
............................................................... CHRISTINE HAEBLER
............................................................... JAYME PFAHL
PRODUCERS .......................................... PAUL ARMSTRONG
............................................................... BRIDGET HILL
............................................................... BENJAMIN RATNER
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ........................ RORY RICHARDS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ............. GREGORY MIDDLETON, C.S.C.
EDITOR .................................................. ROSS WEBER
PRODUCTION DESIGNER ....................... MICHAEL TIERNAN
STORY EDITOR ..................................... JOHN B. FRIZZELL/IVANA CHUBBUCK
CASTING ............................................... CORRINE CLARK and JENNIFER PAGE
COMPOSER ........................................... CHRIS AINSCOUGH
Christine Haebler,
Executive Producer,
Crescent Entertainment
CHRISTINE HAEBLER spent the first eleven years of her professional life in various production positions working for American networks and studios. Feature productions she was associated with include The Navigator, Willow, Immediate Family, Jennifer 8, Intersection and Little Women.

She moved into producing Canadian films and earned a Best Motion Picture Genie nomination for her first producing venture, Hard Core Logo, directed by Bruce McDonald. Following that, she produced Gary Burns’ highly acclaimed Kitchen Party, Malcolm Ingram's, Tail Lights Fade and was Executive Producer on Reg Harkema’s feature A Girl Is A Girl and Laurie Baranyay's Walk Backwards.

Christine has been with Crescent Entertainment since early 2000 and focuses on developing and producing feature films for Crescent, and also assists emerging producers by acting as Executive Producer on their projects. Christine is currently developing City of Birds, The Last Shot, The Attendant, Rwanda Mandate, Zackary's Goal, Spider In a Glass and Bleeding for Crescent. She is also Executive Producer on the feature film Moving Malcolm.

Jayme Pfahl,
Executive Producer, Crescent Entertainment
Jayme Pfahl has been involved with Crescent Entertainment since its inception. A versatile and skillful manager of both people and money, Jayme handles the administration of Crescent. He has worked in various executive capacities on all of Crescent's projects, including Showdown at Williams Creek, Kurt Vonnegut's Welcome to the Monkey House, Lightning Force, and the Neverending Story II + Ill.

Jayme was the Associate Producer on the Crescent/ABC Productions MOW, Other Women's Children, and of the CBC/Alliance MOW, Frostfire. He has also completed work on four MOW's as Co-Producer on She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal for ABC/Symphony Pictures, When the Vows Break for Crescent/Marian Rees & Associates/Lifetime and Victor Television, and Ebbie for Crescent/Lifetime and Victor Television, and as Producer on Beauty's Revenge for NBC/Steve White Productions. He was Executive Producer on Naked Frailties and was the Supervising Producer on the Discovery Channel documentary series Storm Warning for Great North Pacific Media Limited. Jayme was Co-Producer on the feature film Marine Life and was Post Production Supervisor on Shutterspeed.

Jayme was Supervising Producer on several series and one hour specials such as Alpha Male, Derailed, On The Inside, Without Warning, When Fun Turns to Fear and Gizmos for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. Jayme was the Executive Producer on the documentaries K-9 Corrections and MockStars.

Recently, Jayme produced the new reality television series No Boundaries for Global Television and The WB Network and is currently Executive Producing the feature film Moving Malcolm, written, starring and directed by Ben Ratner.

PAUL ARMSTRONG
Producer
After studying both History and Law at universities in BC, Alberta and later England, Paul returned to Vancouver to work in film, television and theatre.

Beside Moving Malcolm, other recent credits include Executive Producer on the feature film See Grace Fly by Pete McCormack and Co-Producer on the feature Ill Fated by Mark Lewis.

Last year he produced the 2003 Leo Award nominated music video for Jessie Farrell, Don’t Even Try, directed by Tara Hungerford. He produced the much acclaimed short black & white 35 mm film Mon amour mon parapluie directed by Giada Dobrzenska and starring Tara Hungerford, William Gibson and Douglas Coupland with music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Mon amour has played at numerous film festivals including opening night at RESFEST on its world tour and has received three 2002 LEO Awards, one 2002 Golden Sheaf Award, Best Narrative and Best Overall Film in the CBC 120seconds.com Digital Film Festival and Best Short Film at the 2003 Crossroads Film Festival. He has Executive Produced two other short films last year, Method or Madness by Jason Schombing and The Woods directed by Rob Wenzek and was Supervising Producer on the 2003 Leo and Golden Sheaf Award nominated short film Lily’s Crickets, directed by Francis Chan.

Past credits include Producer on Daytime, a daily talk/variety television show, for which Paul received a 2000 LEO Award, and Associate Producer on the feature film Exiles in Paradise. He also secured music rights from the musician Beck for the feature film Maze directed by Rob Morrow starring Morrow and Laura Linney and represented the film at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival Market Place. He co-founded the production company Alter Entertainment for which he Co-Produced an on-line ad campaign for Nintendo as well as Co-Producing a video for the 2001 Molson Canadian Big Birthday which screened at 10 live concerts across Canada and featured Canadian musicians including Alanis Morrisette, Nelly Furtado & Bif Naked. Paul is co-founder and Co-Producer of The Celluloid Social Club, a monthly screening series for independent short films hosted by Ken Hegan and now its sixth season.

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n the past three years he has Produced nine plays, including most recently Of Diners and Busses by Sarah Deakins and directed by Tom Scholte and subUrbia directed by Michael P. Northey, a Pick of the 2002 Vancouver Fringe Festival and winner of The Westender Audience Choice Award Best Bring Your Own Venue. Also with the Young Offender Theatre Company, of which he is a founding member, he Produced STUCK!, This Fringe Venue Is Now Being Held Hostage (a Pick of the 2001 Vancouver Fringe Festival) and Reservations For Two by Michael P. Northey. In 2000 he Produced Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, Sensitive People and Cold Storage starring Len Lesser (‘Uncle Leo’ on Seinfeld), the last three directed by Jeff Seymour (The Eleventh Hour). Last year he Produced Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at as one of three plays chosen for Presentation House’s On the House Season.

BRIDGET HILL
Producer
Vancouver based filmmaker Bridget Hill has a background in documentary production and has spent the last 10 years working as a Line Producer, Production Manager and Post Production Supervisor in Vancouver’s busy independent film and television industry. As LP and PM her documentary credits include Ice Girls, The Orkney Lad, The Friendship Village, Leaving Bountiful, Hair and Surviving Death: Stories of Grief. As a post supervisor she has worked on numerous series for Canadian, American and International delivery including, No Boundaries, On the Inside, Without Warning and Storm Warning.

A graduate of the Simon Fraser University film program, in 1992 Bridget was awarded a Director Apprenticeship from The National Academy of Canadian Cinema. As an apprentice Bridget worked with director Paul Shapiro (The Lotus Eater) and director Peter Masterton (A Trip to Bountiful).

Bridget later went on to receive a much coveted Professional Producer’s Internship from British Columbia Film and worked for over a year in feature film development with Producer Sharon McGowan (Lotus Eaters, Better Than Chocolate, Saint Monica)

Bridget recently produced Instant Soup a 35mm short film that she also wrote and directed. Instant Soup premiered at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and is presently touring Canada with the Toronto based Film Circuit.

Her previous film, Eerie Tale screened at the 1998 Vancouver International Film Festival, and One Step, Two Step, Waltz, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival 1992. Bridget also co- produced a series of seven short films collectively entitled Once Upon Our Times which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival 1998. She has Line Produced numerous shorts including, Up the Wall, The Chain, Vancouver 37km, and Bernice.

Bridget is currently co-producing the feature film Moving Malcolm while continuing to develop her feature length screenplays, Parasite and A Black Moment for Wanda Woman.

GREGORY MIDDLETON, C.S.C.
Director of Photography
Gregory Middleton is widely regarded as one of Canada’s foremost cinematographers, having filmed many of Canada’s most celebrated films. These films include Kissed and Suspicious River by Lynne Stopkewich, The Five Senses by Jeremy Podeswa, Suddenly Naked and Better Than Chocolate by Anne Wheeler as well as filming aerial shots for The Sweet Hereafter by Atom Egoyan. He also filmed Between Strangers by Edoardo Ponti starring Sophia Loren, Gerard Depardieu & Mira Sorvino. He has been nominated for three Genie Awards for Achievement in Cinematography and received a Best Cinematography CSC Award for the short film Hate Mail. Greg filmed the B & W 35 mm short film Mon amour mon parapluie directed by Giada Dobrzenska. He was nominated for a 2002 LEO Award and a 2002 Golden Sheaf Award for Best Cinematography.
Ross Weber
Editor
Ross Weber graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Film (UBC 1988) and has been part of Vancouver's independent film community for over thirteen years. He sound designed The Grocer's Wife, which went to the Cannes Film Festival, and won both the Georges Sadual and Claude Jutra Awards. Ross wrote the screenplay for The Michelle Apartments, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 1998, Ross wrote and directed the feature film, No More Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed, winner of Telefilm Canada Best Western Canadian Director Award at the 2000 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Besides his writing and directing credits, Ross is also recognized as Bruce Sweeney's film editor and has cut all of Sweeney's films to date, including Last Wedding, Dirty and Live Bait. Live Bait won Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival and in 2001 Ross was nominated for a Genie award for Best Editing for Last Wedding. Last year, Ross edited Various Positions, winner of the Prix de Montreal at the Montreal International Film Festival. When not editing or writing, Ross works as a story editor for various writers in Vancouver. He recently taught editing workshops at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto.
Michael Tiernan
Production Designer
As the longtime Art Director for Vancouver design company, Art Motel, Michael Tiernan was up for the challenge when his good friend Benjamin Ratner asked him to be the Production Designer on his feature film.

Michael Tiernan has an impressive educational background in design having attending some of the top Design and Art colleges in North America including the National Academy of Design of New York, the Art Center College of Design of Los Angeles as well as the Art Students League in New York.

Michael recently enlisted the behind the scenes help of his friends as well during the filming of his short film Homeless, a project that he wrote, produced and directed himself. Homeless is currently airing on 11 stations across Canada and will screen in Cineplex Odeon cinemas in August and September of 2003.