PJ Germain is an award winning Writer / Director based in Los Angeles, CA. As a first generation American born to Caribbean parents, PJ developed his voice as a filmmaker on the streets New York before earning a Masters Degree in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Utilizing his unique life experiences, PJ strives to represent his community and their stories in mainstream storytelling while hoping to inspire a new generation of filmmakers to reach for their dreams and aspirations.
Jeff Billings is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer for films, television, commercials, and music videos. He recently finished filming a thriller/sci-fi feature — The Deep Ones directed by Chad Ferrin. His recent work also includes an ad campaign film for Odyssean outdoor company, pilots for Pet Peeve Police and The Broken Gear, music videos for 213 Zada, and a short—The Girl in the Pink Motel. (jeffbillingsdp.com)
Taylor E. Christy
Taylor E. Christy will be joining us for our April shoot THE EYE. Taylor is a production designer and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles.
Special FX Makeup Artist
Moona Jin is a world famous makeup artist and body painter from South Korea who relocated to the U.S. in 2016. She has extensive television, film, and commercial experience. She won the World Bodypainting Festival’s SFX competition in 2019 and has placed first in several other international makeup and bodypainting competitions. She has studied at Cinema Makeup School and taught numerous seminars and classes in South Korea, China, and the United States.
About The Writers
Born and raised in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Jonathan received a Bachelor's Degree in Film & Video Production from Columbia College in Chicago. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010 Jonathan received his MFA in Screenwriting ('13) from the world renown American Film Institute. Jonathan has written for a variety of online publications including NewNowNext.com, WeScreenplay.com and TheScriptLab.com, focusing on both the art and craft of storytelling and LGBTQ+ issues.
Allen Landver is an award-winning writer, actor, and director. He was born in Los Angeles to a teenage mother and a father who sold Levi's in East Los Angeles. His parents and grandparents are all originally from Odessa and Kiev in the Ukraine. Allen is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory, Catalyst Fest Alumni, Risk! Podcast Storyteller, and the creator of the award-winning web series Broke A$$ Rich Kid. Allen explores themes of identity and class in his work, and his favorite work of art is "The Orator" by the painter Magnus Zeller.