Crew

  MAX MYERS / DIRECTOR

MAX MYERS / DIRECTOR

Max is a graduate of the London Film School, and has directed commercials, music videos and short films for over 10 years. His previous short film, 'Watching', screened at festivals across the world, including the LA Short Film Festival, the Leeds International Film Festival and Encounters Film Festival. It picked up awards at the Manhattan Short Film Festival and the British Film Festival.

'The Birthday Gift' is the second collaboration between Max, writer Nico Mensinga, and also cinematographer Dan Stafford-Clark, the team behind 'Watching'. Max is currently developing a feature-length project through Agile Films.

Max is represented by Agile Films for commercials and by Linda Seifert Management for TV and film.

 

  JOE MYERS / PRODUCER

JOE MYERS / PRODUCER

Joe has been working in commercials, music videos and short films for over 10 years. In 2006 he joined the newly formed production company Agile Films as a full-time producer. Over the last seven years Agile has expanded to a full-time staff of 25, with an extensive roster of directors across live action and animation.

Although they have worked together as a producer/director team on a variety of film projects over the years, 'The Birthday Gift' sees the first short film collaboration with his brother Max.

Joe and Max are currently in development on their first feature-length project with Agile Films.

 

   NICO MENSINGA / WRITER

NICO MENSINGA / WRITER

After the success of 'Watching', Nico wrote the low budget feature 'Titus', directed by Charlie Cattrall. It stars Obie Award winning actor Ron Cepahs Jones, and was shot by Paul Berriff, a long time Werner Herzog collaborator. It has been nominated for Best UK feature at Raindance 2013, and was in the official competition at Dinard British Film Festival.

Nico currently has another feature in development with Warp Films. Nico is represented by United Agents.

 

   DAN STAFFORD-CLARK / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

DAN STAFFORD-CLARK / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Dan completed his MA in cinematography at the National Film and Television School under the tutelage of Brian Tufano BSC (Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, Quadrophenia). He has shot countless shorts on a variety of formats as well as music videos for the likes of Roots Manuva, Dirty Pretty Things and Mystery Jets. In 2013 he completed his first feature, 'Everyone's Going To Die', directed by Jones which had its world premiere at the prestigious South By Southwest festival and european premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Dan is represented by Vision at Wizzo.


   BLAIR MOWAT / COMPOSER

BLAIR MOWAT / COMPOSER

Blair has composed numerous scores for film, theatre and media, with clients ranging from the English National Ballet to the likes of Channel 4 and Kevin Spacey. He is a BAFTA nominated, 4Talent short-listed, award-winning composer with a BA (Hons) in Music from Durham University and an MA in Composition for Film and Television from Bristol University, for which he was awarded a Distinction. In 2012 he was nominated for a Creative Scotland Award for 'Best New Talent' in the Scottish arts.

 

CREDITS

Directed by: Max Myers

Written by: Nico Mensinga

Produced by: Joe Myers

Director Of Photography: Dan Stafford-Clark

Composer: Blair Mowat

Editor: Laurence Halstead

Art Direction & Styling: Charlie Lambros
Art Department Assistants: Rachel Yee, Eloisa Johnson, Amy Jane Lockwood

Production Manager: Craig Dixon
1st Assistant Director: Tom Allen
2nd Assistant Director: Alex Paterakis
Production Assistants: William Teddy, Reece Lipman, Marcia Sousa, Arthur Graham-Maw, Jose Tadeu, Sam Barfoot

Casting Director: Emily Tilleli

Focus Puller: David Agha-Rafei
2nd Assistant Camera: Harry Wheeler
Camera Trainee: Rosie Taylor

Steadicam Operator: Mihalis Margaritis

Location Manager: Sarah Butler

Gaffers: Stefan Mitchell, Stefan Lissner, Ruben Cardol
Electricians: Richard Harrowing, Marcia Sousa, Vinne Madden

Grip: Ian Ogden
Additional Grips: Charlie Wall, Ed Lancaster

Make-Up Artists: Tati Zarubova, Topaz Knight

Sound Recordist: Haresh Patel
Sound Design & Mix: Kieron Wolfson
Foley Supervisor: Phillip Barrett

Violinist: Yuri Kalnits

Colourist: Jim Bracher at The Mill
Titles & Compositing: David Horsburgh

Waitress & Hand Model: Alice Burks

SPECIAL THANKS

Jeremy Sassen & Pete Moore at Movietech
Hannah Whiteoak at Arri Focus
Cath Short at The Mill
Ben Mitchell & The Team at Focus 24
Daniel Anders, Adetola Oyegbite, David Robertson & Liam Vandoorne at Varo Partners
Victoria & Barry Myers
Lesley & Richard McGee
John Allen
Tom Hampson
David Staniland
Myles Payne
Noah Payne-Frank
Edward Dick
Jemima Abey