Mary Ratliff Writer/Director
Mary is a third year MFA student at American University in Washington D.C. and is expecting to graduate in 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Film from Hollins University in 2002. She was part of the team that created Cookies, winner of the 2009 TIVA-DC Peer Gold Award for Student Narrative Short.
Mary has also worked on two feature films, serving as set costumer on Below the Beltway and assistant script supervisor on The Dead Ones, both in 2009. She wore many hats during the production of the web series Stage Fright, serving as a writer, editor, production designer, and script supervisor. Most recently, she directed Extraction, a short film starring Katie Foster and Maya Jackson.
John Malis Cinematographer
From his former life as a newspaper photojournalist to his work on feature films, cinematographer Jon Malis has accumulated over 10 years of combined experience in photography, lighting, cinematography and color grading.
Based in Washington, DC, he has served as Director of Photography on projects ranging from local/indie narrative shorts to international documentary features, with recent projects ranging from mental healthcare in America to a multinational Brazilian drum band and a narrative homage to the mechanical Bolex 16mm movie camera.
When not capturing the world at 24 fps, Malis is also known as an artist, concentrating in the abstract representation of memory through photography and everyday imagery.
Other crew members include:
Jason Fraley First Assistant Director
Cody Gallo Second Assistant Director
Jan Sanders Script Supervisor
Autumn Moran First Assistant Camera, Car Unit Camera Operator
Katie Neff Second Assistant Camera
Vanessa Bradchulis Casting Director
Anne Coburn Production Manager
Drew Louis Gaffer
Silvio Carillo Best Boy
Colin Foster Best Boy
Jeremiah Horan Grip
Matthew Pickett G&E Production Assistant
Daniel Lerch Sound Mixer/Boom Operator
Kelley W. Coleman Makeup and Hair
Jason Wicksell Art Director and Production Designer
James Dunson Production Assistant/Smoke Effects
Cindi Weatherington Craft Services/Production Assistant
John Goad Driver