Crew

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Nathan Bettisworth
Director

Mr. Bettisworth is a skilled filmmaker that enjoys working with scripts with a message. His knack for storytelling and ability to work with actors and crewmembers of all varieties make him a highly desired director. When he’s not directing films, scuba diving, or spending time with his wife and son, he is brainstorming new story ideas to put on screen.

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Philip Sedgwick
Writer

Mr. Sedgwick wrote his first screenplay in 1989 largely due to the prompting of a writer friend. Since then, he has penned more than thirty screenplays in virtually every genre and twelve of his scripts have received acclaim in screenwriting contests, film festivals and writing fellowships.

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Ralph Linhardt
Cinematographer

Mr. Lindhart is a cinematographer who has distinguished himself in dramatic and commercial filmmaking. His dramatic efforts include The Spittin’ Image, a Golden Camera award winner at the Heartland Film Festival, The Treasure for Questar Pictures, YRU for Concrete Productions, Too Young to Die for J. Gable Productions, and Shoot or Be Shot starring William Shatner. A graduate of New York University School of Cinema, Mr. Lindhart finished his film education in the fellowship program at The American Film Institute in Hollywood. Lindhart is a director of photography in the International Photographers Guild, Hollywood, Local 600.

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Keith Sikora
Camera Operator

Mr. Sikora has worked as a cameraman for Good Morning America, 20/20, and other news magazine shows and television documentaries. He also works as Director of Photography on independent features, shorts, and trailers. Keith has a film degree from Columbia College Chicago.

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Amanda Mercurio
Production Designer

Ms. Mercurio is a professional artist with a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Cincinnati, and is finishing her MFA in production design. She turns black words on white paper into stunning real life visuals on time and on budget.

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Kelly D. Morris
Picture Editor

Ms. Morris has an eye for cut points, ear for music, brain for meshing thousands of disparate pieces of film, percussive internal rhythm, and soul for story. She has worked for MTV, PBS, ABC, Wieden &Kennedy, Bunim & Murray, and Grey’s Anatomy. In 2010, Kelly co-edited the award-winning environmental documentary feature, “Deep Green.”

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Mark Roling
Producer

Mr. Roling was a film studio executive for Universal Studios for two years and Warner Bros. for 16 years. During this time he wrote and developed features, television, cable and reality-based programming. In his writing career, he has penned sitcoms such as The Simpsons, Sledge Hammer, and has been a script doctor for feature films for such companies such as NuImage, Paramount, Columbia, and New Line. Roling currently is the founder of Hungry Dragon Films, and is a Producer on MIRAGE AT ZABUL PROVINCE with Producer/Director Nathan Bettisworth of Sparkplug Productions.

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Luke Wieting
Music Composer

Mr. Wieting is a composer whose mood setting works have accompanied an array of films, TV shows, dance pieces, and commercials. Performers of his works include Grammy Award winning composer/trumpeter Terence Blanchard, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the New Millennium Orchestra, and Danceworks Inc.

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Renee Garcia
Casting Director

Ms. Garcia is a Casting Director with numerous credits such as, “Bang aka Date Me”, starring Danny Trejo, (Machete, Heat, numerous Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino films), Steven Webber, (Wings, Brother’s & Sisters, Single White Female), “Spores,” starring Danny Glover (Lethal Weapons hit movies) and Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Swordfish), “Revolution,” starring Busy Phillips (Cougar Town, Dawson’s Creek) and Wayne Brady’s (Whose Line is It and Let’s Make a Deal) for his first music video, “You & Me.”

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Paulnhu Dinh Nguyen
Lead Military Technical Advisor

Mr. Nguyen is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003 and 2007-2008) and faithfully served with Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy. His military experience consists of Infantryman tactics, Airborne Operations, Air Assault Operations, Close Quarters Marksmanship, Close Quarters Battle/Combat tactics, Vehicular Convoy Security Escorts procedures, Motorized Combat Patrols, Combat Life Saver medical training and Risk Assessment Training. Paul has also served as an OCONUS security detail in the Middle East.

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