About the Filmmakers

WRITER-DIRECTOR: DAN COHEN has been involved a writer and filmmaker for thirty years. He is the writer/director of the award-winning feature Diamond Men starring Robert Forster and Donnie Wahlberg (2001 National Board of Review Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaker). He is the author of Single Handed, the critically acclaimed biography of Tibor Rubin, the only Holocaust survivor to have earned the Medal of Honor. Published by Random House/Penguin in 2015, the book is currently in development as a mini-series for television. Dan also wrote and directed Corporate Affairs starring Breckin Meyer and Adam Scott, and has written extensively about films both online and in print. He also co-wrote and directed comedian Bruce Smirnoff’s award-winning solo show, Other Than My Health I Have Nothing.

PRODUCER HOWARD SCHOR produced and wrote extensively before founding Two Twisted Sisters Productions in Bend, Oregon with Dan Cohen. Their first projects, before A Stone in the Water, were four successful comedy and storytelling shows. Since 2003, Howard has been the General Manager of Coffman Vision Clinic, partnered with Dr. Michael Coffman, and created a culture that has grown revenues by 400%, increased staff size from five to twenty, and had ten straight years of growth. In 2006, he co-founded and for ten years was Executive Director of the non-profit performance organization BEAT, the highly acclaimed and successful children’s theatre, where he produced and marketed over 35 productions. Howard  recently partnered with Amazon Worldwide to distribute the fourth edition of his children’s book on domestic violence, A Place for Starr, illustrated by Mary Kilpatrick.

PRODUCER KATHRYN F. GALAN's credits include French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale with Adam Beach and Mandy Patinkin, Daybreak based on the Alan Bowne play for HBO with Moira Kelly and Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Becoming Collette with Danny Huston and Klaus Maria Brandauer. She was a studio executive in charge of production on dozens of films, including Joy Luck Club, Marrying Man, Valley Girl, Teen Wolfe, Night of the Comet, Run! with Patrick Dempsey, and A World Apart.  Through her company, Wynnpix Productions, she has edited and published dozens of books around the world, both fiction and non-fiction, and self-publishes her own fiction on Amazon.

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CINEMATOGRAPHER GNEEL COSTELLO is based in Bend, Oregon, where he most recently shot Boogeyman Pop for director Brad Michael Elmore, released through Blumhouse. His other credits include The Wolfman's Hammer.

Through his company Go Photography, he does freelance camera and production work in Central Oregon.

 

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