Brian Shanley (Director of Photography)
High energy Director of Photography, Brian Shanley divides his time between Galway, Ireland, where he hales from, and Los Angeles. Few DPs could have managed such a tight shoot schedule with a result so visually sensitive and beautiful. Brian adds Lucky U Ranch to his long list of credits, which includes God’s Not Dead, with Kevin Sorbo, God’s Not Dead II, Chasing A Dream, with Treat Williams, Ladies Of The Horse with Florence Henderson, A Grandpa For Christmas, with Ernest Borgnine, and many others.
A published novelist, Adam Sydney earned a B.A. in Film/Cinema/Video Studies & Philosophy at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he was a member of the Film making Society, as well as two Master’s degrees in Screenwriting, and has been teaching Screenwriting and Storytelling (among others) at the Art Institute of Tucson since 2007. While Adam may not have a long history in film production or costume design, he is an authority on the 1950’s and has an impeccable eye for detail and a strong desire to put authentic work on-screen, making him the perfect candidate for the job.
Michaela Ball (Supervising Sound Editor)
After receiving a BA in The Aesthetics and Criticism of Media Arts with a Minor in Music in 2008 from the University of Arizona, Michaela works to create unique and solid sound designs for film and video. Her work is a hybrid of sound design and location sound recording. As a sound recordist, Michaela enjoys working against the elements, squishing into small spaces and listening to ambiences.
And like most sound designers, she also enjoys the uncontrollable smile of a director who has finally heard their desired sound design and score. Her previous work includes the location recording of CW’s Breaking Pointe, the official Sundance selected feature Mosquita y Mari, BYU TV’s comedy show Studio C and sound design for Lucky U Ranch.
Michele has been working on feature narrative and documentary films for the past 15 years. Starting her career in Boston as a still photographer and editor for educational television, she moved to CA to work on narrative films and TV dramas. She has continued her documentary work and since moving to Arizona has directed her first feature film, an Eco-Western.
Grant is a composer and clarinetist based in Tempe, Arizona. Playing piano since the first grade and clarinet since the fourth grade, Jahn has grown up around music his entire life and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition at Arizona State University. Jahn has had works premiered by students at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the Arizona Repertory Singers, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra during the Young Composers Project in 2011.
Trevor is a composer and pianist in Tucson, Arizona. Trevor’s interest in music started at an early age with piano and wind instruments. He ended his high school marching band stint as Drum Major. At the University of Arizona, Trevor was member of the Pride of Arizona’s elite Tuba Line. He has applied what he learned to music composition for video game and has been an officer of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia since its re-instatement at the university.