The “Good Day to Die” Team:

Andrea Shreeman – Producer / Co-writer / Talent

andreapic Andrea began acting professionally at age 15 at Mill Mountain Playhouse in Roanoke, Virginia. Her television credits include pilots Better People, Payback, Diagnosis Murder, The Standard Deviants (PBS), and Make Me Laugh (Comedy Central). As an executive with Mobile Magic Studios, Andrea wrote and sold five short series to Sprint TV, Verizon’s Vcast and Shanghai Mobile. She then served as Director of Fundraising on the 2008 Sundance Award-Winning Documentary, Fuel. An animated feature she scribed, Max Wrigley and the Incredible Chewing Catastrophe, is optioned by Antibody Films and a co-production with India is scheduled for 2014. Andrea holds an MFA in Acting from USC and is a Writers Boot Camp graduate. Her weekly podcast, 10 Minute Tuesdays, is available on iTunes – it follows her experiences producing A Good Day to Die.

Gregor Collins – Co-writer / TalentGregor

Gregor began his career as a producer for reality television. After a number of wildly diverse projects including Blind DateCelebrity Mole and Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, he left reality TV to pursue theatre, where he established himself as a tireless and talented actor. Now with 12 films and two starring roles in features under his belt, including Night Before the Wedding and the critically acclaimed Goodbye Promise, he is thrilled to join forces with Andrea to bring their Assisted Suicide Comedy to light. Gregor writes for Cinema Editor Magazine, and has written his first book, The Accidental Caregiver, a true story about his unlikely love affair with renowned Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann. It’s currently an Amazon bestseller.

Emily Lou – DirectorEmily

Emily Lou’s directing career began in the theatre, where she directed dozens of new works, including the World Premiere of Roy Conboy’s “Ride my Coche” at Teatro Esperanza, which later moved to the Mark Taper Forum. Her work has been seen at the Magic Theatre, the SF Fringe Festival and the honored Yale Summer Cabaret. In addition to directing, Emily is an executive and shareholder at Wilbur Packing Company, a farming and export business. Considered an innovator in the industry, she has introduced products into entirely untapped markets including China and Korea. Her innovation won her the distinguished Export Achievement Award from The Northern California World Trade Center. The Selling, her first feature film, launched its World Premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and has been an official selection to over 20 film festivals to date. Emily has won four Best Director awards and the film itself has won numerous Jury awards and Best US Narrative Feature awards.

Kenneth Schwenker – ProducerKenneth Schwenker

Kenneth Schwenker is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and veteran filmmaker with more than 20 years experience in the business. He has produced over thirty feature films ranging from low budget independents to the $100 million film Evolution, directed by Ivan Reitman. He has been involved in all aspects of development, production and post-production. Kenneth has also worked as a consultant for US media groups, Destiny Entertainment Productions and many other companies in license purchasing, trading and production. He has also developed numerous projects for New Media. He has also founded several organizations including Leaders Causing Leaders, One Love Fest, and Bhaktifest. Kenneth is dedicated to the film industry as well as using his expertise to help others achieve success.

George Rush – Entertainment Attorney
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George M. Rush is an entertainment attorney out of San Fransisco, practicing since 2001. George received his JD from University of California Hastings College of the Law (2000) and received his undergraduate degree in English from University of California at Berkeley (1996). He is dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers, stewarding them in the business and legal issues to make films both commercial and artistic successes. His clients include producers, directors, screen-writers and investors in development, production and distribution phases of filmmaking. George recently worked on The Selling, directed by our own, Emily Lou. He has worked on over twenty films. As a producer, he made Ping Pong Summer, The Informant and 4th and Goal. George also represented a myriad films at Sundance, SXSW, Slamdance and LA Film Festival including I Used To Be Darker, The Off Hours, and Sun Don’t Shine.

Bill Kelman – Line Producer / ConsultantBill

Bill is a multi-faceted consultant, executive and filmmaker. He has sold projects to independents, foreign television and studios. He has lectured at the prestigious Beijing Film Academy and consulted for television and feature productions in Lebanon, Ukraine, Dubai, China and Egypt. He is an executive producer on both the upcoming Lunatic at Large starring Sam Rockwell and based on a Stanley Kubrick/Jim Thompson collaboration and on Tres Cruzados to be directed by Zane Levitt, starring Paulina Gaitan and Gerardo Taracena In addition, Bill is producing Pulse, directed by Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Fright Night, Psycho 2), The Swan Man, a Chinese language movie that Kelman also penned, and Far East All Stars, scheduled to shoot in China in 2013.

Matthias Schubert – Director of Photographymatthias

Matthias is a professional cinematographer with over 12 years of experience with all film and video formats. His films have played in over 100 festivals around the world, garnering many awards along the way, including 1st Place at the Lucania Film Festival and Toronto Online Film Fest. Since moving to Los Angeles ten years ago, Matthias has shot 14 feature films and dozens of shorts, music videos and commercials. He recently completed production on Zalman King’s Kamikaze Love, and Abay vs. Vegas, a romantic comedy shot on location in Africa. He received his MFA degree in Filmmaking from the Ohio University School of Film where he also taught undergraduate film production. He is thrilled to once again partner with A Good Day To Die Director Emily Lou.

Mona May – Costume Designermona

Mona has worked non-stop since 1989 on over 90 film and television projects. She specializes in comedy and has helped to create many characters whose indelible mark is their fashion sense. Her films include: Clueless, Enchanted, Never Been Kissed, A Night at the Roxbury, The Wedding Singer, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Stuart Little 2, and Amy Heckerling’s newest film, Vamps.

3 thoughts on “The “Good Day to Die” Team:

  1. Pingback: An Attorney and a Fiscal Agent join the Good Day to Die Team | A Good Day To Die

  2. I am the host of a TV show in Lynchburg called Living in the Heart of Virginia and would love to have someone come on and talk about this film. I am really interested in the concept of this film and since it is being shot in Roanoke it would be great for our audience to know about this production. Please call or email me at 434-455-5217 or btedder@wset.com.

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