With over 15 years of industry experience, Brian has filmed productions ranging
from narrative film, documentary, music video, among others. Following The Pilgrim, Smoke Screen marks the second collaboration with writer/ director Sean Buttimer and fourth with producer Cynthia Granville.
Cynthia moved into film & video production after many years as an actress in all media and director for the stage, following in her father's footsteps, a commercial photo/ videographer. Her production company, disOrienting Stage and Film LLC, assists artists who wish to originate indie films. She has produced, directed, and edited instructional and promotional shorts for the web, the documentary Dreams Deferred: TWO, and five narrative shorts including Father's Day, and the award-winning In Memoriam. Cynthia has acted in institutions ranging from off-broadway theater to The Onion News Network.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Sean spent 4 years in the US Marines from 2001 to 2005. After receiving an honorable discharge, he studied Film at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His film Threnody (II/ 2010) garnered multiple awards and appeared internationally from Las Vegas to South Africa to Ireland. Now residing in New York City, Sean constructed The Pilgrim (2013), which is available online.
Christopher Mc Cullagh is an Irish singer, songwriter, composer, and post production sound editor. His education in Music Technology/ Composition and Photography is based in Liverpool and a foundation in Social Humanities from Queens University in Belfast. Chrisy's original music is steeped in World Alternative Avant Garde, brought on by his extensive traveling through Europe and North America. He previously interned at Yellow Moon Production House in Belfast, working on Game of Thrones and Irish films. 2 tracks from his first album Secret Animals are featured in the film, Catch-22 and As My Smile Echoes. A 2nd and 3rd album will be arriving later this year through a Brooklyn independent record label.
Originally from Arkansas, Joseph grew up heavily influenced by the music of Nine Inch Nails, and subsequently the film scores composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The onetime front man for band Lustinger, Joseph is also a licensed New York real estate salesperson. One of Lustinger's most popular songs, All Over You, can be heard in the film.