Rick Flynn, Director and Producer
Rick Flynn makes his debut as a feature documentary film director with GOLF ALPHA YANKEE. He holds a bachelor from NYU and an M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology from Berlin’s Freie Universität. He has worked as a director, producer, musician, and anthropologist in both New York and Berlin. His documentary short “From Life” (2012), produced by the Werkstadt Ethnologie Berlin is available on DVD in Germany. He produced the short film “Interviews” (2013), which was an official selection at the tenth annual Gotham Film Festival. “Empty Fields,” a psychological thriller short directed by Flynn and written by Daniel Shepard is currently in postproduction and expected to be released later this year.
Find out more at www.rickflynn.com.
Mark Juergens, Editor
Mark Juergens has been a filmmaker in New York since 1982. His work as an editor has allowed him to stumble into documentary and feature films, music videos, episodic television and all sorts experimental video weirdness, as well as editing his daughter’s birthday videos.
Recently, he spent six years as the Senior Series Editor for How Democracy Works Now, as well as editing six of these feature length films. Forbes called the series “The Greatest Films On Government Ever Made.”
Some of his projects have aired on HBO, Comedy Central , MTV, Bravo, A&E, Discovery, History Channel, MSNBC, Logo, Lifetime and PBS. Films he’s edited have screened at Sundance, the New York Film Festival, South by Southwest, DocNYC and Berlinale. Many have won awards and had theatrical distribution.
Chelsea Moore, Producer
Chelsea Moore has been working in theatre, film, web, and television production for a decade. Moore studied anthropology and media studies with a focus on documentary film making at Hunter College. She was the assistant program runner for Beginnings Workshop, an international performing arts program. In 2007 she was awarded a VIP Jury Award from Film Your Issue, a national issue-based short film contest. Most recently her work can be seen in the documentary “The Internet Must Go,” a 2013 independent docufiction short web film about net neutrality.
Raffaele Gallo, Director of Photography
Raffaele Gallo started to work as documentary photographer after he graduated in Anthropology at the University of Perugia in 2006. In 2007 he won a merit scholarship to attend the Master Program in Photography and Visual Design at NABA School of Fine Arts and FORMA International Centre for Photography in Milan. Gallo’s pictures and video works have been published as features on several news magazines and websites. His works have been exhibited at FORMA in Milan, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, GAMEC (Modern Art Gallery) in Bergamo, Spazio Terra in Perugia, the Goethe-Institut Rom and the Platform for Abstract Photography in Berlin.
Jennifer Watkins, Producer
Jennifer Watkins has spent most of her life dedicated to human rights projects, in a range of ways. For over three years she worked with local populations in remote West Africa to promote girls’ education and equality. She has also worked with at-risk youth from low-income families on the Navajo reservation in rural New Mexico. She worked as a producer of photo shoots for Mari Faucher of Faucher Artists and led the public relations team for America’s leading resident arts workshop for young people, Beginnings Workshop. Currently, in addition to co-producing GOLF ALPHA YANKEE, Watkins is producing “Sugar Story” a documentary about chef Karl Wilder and his cutting-edge nutritional regimens, which are revolutionizing hospital and diabetic menus everywhere.
Clarissa Sosin, Social Media
Clarissa Sosin is a graduate of Tufts University where she studied Spanish and International Literary and Visual Studies. She focuses on documenting human rights issues through writing, photography, and most recently through social media and film. She spent 6 months living in Johannesburg, South Africa where she competed "Township Life of LGBT's: Dying for Justice in Thokoza," a multimedia project about the issue of "corrective" rape in South African townships. Her photographs have been featured by the Mail & Guardian, the Associated Press, Gatehouse Media New England and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Hsuan-Yu Pan, Assistant Editor
Hsuan-Yu Pan is a documentary editor based in New York City. Pan is interested in producing projects related to art and culture. She was a producer and editor at Bric Arts Media for several segments. Her TV segment “Caught in the Acts: Joel Holmes” was nominated for Short Form Jazz News Video of the year at the JAA Jazz Awards in 2012. Pan’s documentary short "Smile High" (2013), an official selection at the Coney Island Film Festival, featuring street performer Yoshihiro Watanabe, brought smiles to the victims of the 2011 earthquake in Japan.
Timmi Oyen, Composer
Timmi Oyen is a composer and musician hailing from Lodi, Wisconsin and working in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to his catalog of experimental music projects such as miPhonemusic - music created entirely with iPhone apps, Oyen avidly scores films and web-series in his own emotive style. Some recent projects include scores to Woodland View Production's "Chicks on a Bench," screened at SXSW in 2013 and featured multiple times on Daily Motion, Christopher Bye's "Deep South," and Gotham Film Festival selection "Interviews" produced by Rick Flynn.
Chris Gebert (Hans)
Chris Gebert completed a four-year study at the ARTURO drama school in Cologne and currently lives in Berlin where he recently starred in a comedy theater piece at the Schlossparktheater with Desirée Nick. Television audiences in Europe know him well for his 2-year portrayal of the crazy fashion designer, Virgin, in the popular television series "Anna und die Liebe." Gebert has acted in many films including international productions such as the Russian television film "Lagoda" and the Sony Pictures/RTL cries "Ingo und Andere."
Urs Remond (Klaus)
Urs Remond grew up in Cameroon, Africa. He studied acting at Hamburg's Hochschule für Musik und Theater. After several years of theater in Hamburg and Berlin, working also as writer and director, Remond started his TV/Movie career. He lived in Paris for eight years, where he was in several French productions. Back in Germany after some years as a villain, he found his breakthrough as protagonist of the very successful RTL-Series "Medicopter 117" followed by "John Sinclair," etc. In the last three years Remond has acted primarily in international productions such as "Covert Affairs" with NBC and the BBC Mini-Series "37 Days."
Carmen Molinar (Gretha)
Carmen Molinar is a German actress and voiceover artist living in Spain, Bremen, and Berlin. She began her career in the 1980s with "Diese Drombuschs" and the German five-part mini-series "Schulz & Schulz" as Mother Schulz. Having worked for many years as a freelance television editor and news reporter for SternTV, FitforFunTV, ZDF Brisant, and ZDF Moma, Molinar is now focusing once again on acting. Recent credits include "Der Mann von gestern" (ZDF), "Willkommen im Club" (SAT1- 2013), and "Der Weg nach San José" (ZDF 2014). Molinar recently won the Best Actress award at Filmfest Unterfranken for her performance in Isabelle Caps Kuhn's "Zwischstopp."