PRIMARY TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
JAMISON M. LOCASCIO
Jamison LoCascio is an award-winning feature film director and producer. In 2012, Jamison LoCascio began to write the screenplay for his first union short, "Midnight Catch," which garnished much acclaim at the New Jersey International Film Festival and Manhattan Film Festival. At 19 years old, LoCascio decided to form his production company, Halcyon Valor Productions Incorporated. LoCasio's short films have since been honored by the Screen Actors Guild and screened at such festivals as the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, and NewFilmmakers New York. LoCascio's shorts "Track 3" and "A Stranger's Confession" were both official selections of the Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner and his films have been anthologized in the prestigious Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan, distributed worldwide on DVD, picked up for online distribution by Film Bay, and chosen by Direct TV & At&T for their new International Short film platform. LoCascio's first feature film, "The Depths," starring Michael Rispoli, Patch Darragh and Charlotte Kirk won Best Feature Film at the 2017 Manhattan Film Festival. The film also won Best Feature Film and Best Director at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Awards and received domestic distribution. LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio have recently launched their latest initiative by filmmakers for filmmakers called Film Valor, a subsidiary of Halcyon Valor Productions.
Adam Ambrosio's skills and talents span multiple fields in the entertainment industry including film producing, screenwriting and development, as well as music composition. Ambrosio started his work as a producer with the well received 2014 band documentary "We've Been Here Forever" combining both his passion for music and film. Since then Ambrosio has produced several SAG projects including several short films and his first SAG feature film "Sunset," which he conceived and developed. Ambrosio also produces, develops, and serves as co-host on the popular filmmaking web-series "Film Valor" which he also co-created. As a composer, Ambrosio has also been writing and recording music for over 10 years, credited with numerous highly regarded original compositions for Award Winning Screen Actors Guild short films, feature films, shows and documentaries.
Nicholas Pietroniro is an experienced Cinematographer who has worked on various kinds of projects including music videos, commercials, documentaries and shows. His film work spans no-budget short films to major Netflix feature films. Nick Graduated Montclair State University In 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in filmmaking. He serves as the lead Director of Photography and editor for Civc eye Collaborative. Pietroniro has shot many of the Screen Actors Guild short films featured on the popular web series FILM VALOR which have received world-wide distribution from AT&T and DIRECTV.
Mike Pacyna is an experienced Gaffer, Grip and technician who has worked on over 35 films and various other projects including professional music videos, high-quality branded commercials, major independent documentaries, sporting events and more.
JUDY HENDERSON CSA
Judy Henderson is an Emmy award winning casting director that has been in the industry for many years. She has worked with many esteemed and award winning filmmakers such as Richard Linklater, Oren Peli, Michael Cuesta, Adrienne Shelley and many others. Judy has cast over 35 narrative features, dozens of short films, numerous TV shows and Broadway/off-Broadway productions. She cast the first 3 seasons of HOMELAND for Showtime Network, the multiple Emmy award winning TV show starring Claire Danes. In 2012, Judy won an Emmy for casting the series and she was nominated again in 2013. Also Judy Henderson has been nominated 8 times for the Arios Award and won 4 times.
Inbar Shenkal is a skilled costume designer with experience on several independent feature films with a degree in fashion and the ability to both dress and design costumes for motion pictures.
Nicholette Talley has worked on a variety major independent films, music videos, photo shoots, short films and more. Talley is skilled in both regular hair and makeup as well as complex special effects makeup.
Best Feature the Depths
BEST FEATURE FILM
Manhattan Film Festival
BEST FEATURE FILM
Los Angeles Film Awards
Documentary Ed of Brooklyn