Writer/Director Douglas Horn (L) discusses a shot with DP Clay Westervelt.
Horn (writer, director, producer)
Douglas is a Seattle writer and former computer programmer who exchanged a successful career writing C++ code for the always unstable and only rarely glamorous existence of a filmmaker. He seeks reassurance daily from his wife, son, and 130-pound Rottweiller. Trailer: The Movie! is his first directing effort. Douglas hopes to premiere his new computer animated short film, The Crosswalk in August of 2002. e-mail Douglas
Farias (producer, editor, "Bill")
Paco works as an actor (roles in The Price of Glory, and Gideon's Crossing) and editor in Los Angeles. He graduated from Stanford University and later received an MFA in Theater Arts. e-mail Paco
Lisa works as a production coordinator at a television network based in Los Angeles. Recent shoots have found her ministering to the needs of celebrities ranging from Destiny's Child to The Olsen Twins. e-mail Lisa
Chris has starred in over 14 independent feature and short films including the Sci-Fi epic Aurora, Masterplan, Danny Pelvic and the Thrusters, and most recently, Hang Fire. Chris also acts in LA theater and is currently starring in the West Coast premiere of the structured improvisational play, "Torn" at Theater/Theater, Hollywood. Audiences may recognize Chris from his nationally running Diet Coke commercial.
Southworth (fight choreographer,
Dan's favorite aspect of working on Trailer was choreographing the extended fight scenes. It's rare to be able to work that much humor into a fight and still have it look good. Younger viewers are certain to recognize Dan as "Eric, the Quantum Ranger" from the 2001 season of the Power Rangers television series. He was recently nominated for a 2001 Screen Actors' Guild Award for his work on this show.
English (dance choreographer, "Actress")
Emily's acting career has taken off quickly in the two years since she moved to Los Angeles. She recently completed a lead role in the feature-length romantic comedy, Finding Virtue and is now shooting the lead in another independent film, while rehearsing the original play Hollywood Complex (opening in January 2002). Emily had a blast working as choreographer on Trailer. When will she get another chance to teach five men to shimmy?
Briddell ("Kissing Guy")
Jon is a character actor who appears regularly on network television dramas. His favorite day of shooting was the fight scene in Topanga Canyon - a blisteringly hot day in a remote, rattlesnake-infested location. Most of the scene was eventually cut from the final film.
Westervelt (director of photography)
Clay studied Film Arts at the University of Iowa and continued his education at the USC Film School, where he earned an MFA. His short film "thursday afternoon" has won numerous awards on the festival circuit and recently played at Seattle's Bumbershoot "One-Reel" festival. e-mail Clay
A musician and composer, Brandon Roberts has composed and conducted the scores for several independent films. He has a Master's degree in Film Composing from USC.
Todd (music director)
Mike is a musician and independent record producer in Seattle. Though he's produced and engineered several recordings, Trailer! is is his first film project.
McAuliffe (sound designer)
Mike McAuliffe is a sound designer and editor at Bad Animals Seattle. He has won five Emmy awards for his sound design work on Bill Nye: the Science Guy.