JOSH SLATES (Director) is the writer and director of innumerable short films and videos; "Small Pond" is his feature directorial debut. His 35mm short film "Ponkutsu Park" premiered at the Maryland Film Festival in 2006 and would later screen in the Short Film Corner at the 59th Cannes Film Festival. His most recent short, "89 Gator Mine," had its world premiere in competition at Sitges in 2007. He is also a film critic and field producer for WYPR's "The Signal."
KIM SHERMAN (Producer) is Midwest based filmmaker and musician. Most recently, Sherman produced festival favorites "Sun Don't Shine," "V/H/S," "You're Next" and Hannah Fiddell's tense drama "A Teacher," which made its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by Oscilloscope. Sherman's producing work has come with high recognition, including a fellowship with the 2011 Sundance Institute's Creative Producing Labs and inclusion on Filmmaker Magazine's annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2012.
KIRSTEN STRAUB (Co-Writer) is a registered nurse, ecstatic dance instructor and native of Columbia, Missouri. "Small Pond" is her first credit as a screenwriter.
DAVID ANDERSON (Director of Photography) is currently the Vice President of Pure Cinematica. During his tenure as President of Arable Entertainment, he was instrumental in developing "Small Pond" as a digital cinema production and served as both director of photography and post-production supervisor on the project.
DAWSON NOLLEY (Production Designer) studied film, video and animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dawson has been working as a Propmaster, Set Dresser, and Art Department Coordinator on major studio films, independent features, television series and pilots since 2001.
JONATHAN SCHULTZ (Editor) was one of the founding members of the Baltimore-based filmmaking collective Chlorofilm and co-directed the 2005 feature film "Winterlude," which screened as part of the American Film Institute's Mid-Atlantic Regional Showcase. He also collaborated with Josh Slates on his 2007 short film "89 Gator Mine" and served as both producer and editor.
SANDY ANDRLE (Special Make-Up Effects Designer) is one of the foremost special make-up FX artists of her generation. Some of her recent credits include "Bad Biology," the first film in 16 years from horror film legend Frank Henenlotter ("Basket Case," "Frankenhooker") as well as Phedon Papamichael's "From Within."


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