Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in Gold

Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in Gold

Matthew McConaughey in by Lewis Jacobs


Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in by Patrick Brown



GOLD, inspired by actual events, is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the
American dream and everything he’ll do to keep it from falling apart. Matthew
McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a man raised in the mining business and
desperate for a lucky break. He teams up with a mythic geologist and sets off on
an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. When they
make the largest gold find in history, Kenny realizes his dream was only the
beginning of the adventure, battling corrupt politicians, Wall Street tycoons and
law enforcement, all of whom want to take it from him. Directed by Stephen
Gaghan, the film stars Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas
Howard. The film is written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman. Teddy
Schwarzman and Michael Nozik served as producers alongside Massett, Zinman,
and McConaughey.


Matthew McConaughey in GOLD

Matthew McConaughey

Kenny Wells

Texas native Matthew McConaughey is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. A chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips led him to director Richard Linklater, who launched the actor’s career in the cult classic Dazed and Confused. Since then, he has appeared in over 40 feature films that have grossed over $1 billion; and has become a producer, director, and philanthropist – all the while sticking to his Texas roots and “just keep livin??” philosophy.

In 2016 McConaughey will voice Buster Moon in the holiday release of Illumination project’s Sing. Following, on Christmas Day he will also star in the Stephen Gaghan film GOLD.  He was last seen in the summer release of Free State of Jones as well as featured as the voice of Beatle in Kubo and the Two Strings. He recently wrapped Sony’s The Dark Tower opposite Idris Elba set for release in early 2017.

2014 was a game-changing year for McConaughey.  For his riveting portrayal of Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Gotham Award for Best Actor, the Best Actor Award at the Rome Film Festival as well as the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.  He also made the move to TV starring alongside Woody Harrelson in the HBO dramatic series “True Detective.” The show was met by rave reviews from critics and fans alike and earned Matthew a Critics Choice and TCA Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series as well as an Emmy Nomination. Later that year he starred in Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan, and also starring Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

In 2012 McConaughey was spotlighted in four diverse career-changing performances. He won a Spirit Award for his portrayal of Dallas Rising in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, and was named the year’s Best Supporting Actor by both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for his work in Magic Mike and Richard Linklater’s Bernie. Mr. McConaughey also received acclaim for his performance in Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, and was a Spirit Award nominee for playing the title role in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe.

He followed this up in 2013 with the release of Jeff Nichols’ Mud, which received rave reviews and was a sleeper hit in the national box office top 10 for five weeks and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which opened in December 2013.

His other films include Brad Furman’s The Lincoln Lawyer, Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder, McG’s We Are Marshall, Jill and Karen Sprecher’s Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Bill Paxton’s Frailty, Jonathan Mostow’s U-571, Ron Howard’s EDtv, Richard Linklater’s The Newton Boys, Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, Robert Zemeckis’ Contact, Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill, and John Sayles’ Lone Star.

In 2008, Mr. McConaughey started The just keep livin Foundation (, which is dedicated to helping boys and girls transform into men and women through programs that teach the importance of decision-making, health, education, and active living. The Foundation has partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) – the nation’s largest, non-profit, dropout-prevention organization – in West Los Angeles to implement fitness and wellness programs in two large urban high schools. Through an afterschool program, they are able to give kids a healthy start in life and the promise of a healthy future.


Édgar Ramírez in GOLD

Edgar Ramirez

Mike Acosta

With his nuanced, masculine style, actor Edgar Ramirez is staking his claim as one of the new leading men of Hollywood.

In August 2016, Ramirez was seen leading Weinstein’s Hands of Stone, starring opposite Robert De Niro. The film is a biopic about legendary boxer, Robert Duran, played by Ramirez and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel (De Niro). In October 2016 he also starred alongside Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Justin Theroux, as “Dr. Kamil Abdic,” in Universal’s Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor. Ramirez is also set to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in the Stephen Gaghan directed thriller, GOLD due out on Christmas Day 2016. He will play “Michael Acosta,” a geologist in the mining drama.

Ramirez last starred in David O. Russell’s Golden Globe nominated film, Joy as the dapper, but philandering husband to Miracle Mop inventor, Joy Mangano played by Jennifer Lawrence. He also recently led the Warner Bros’ remake of Point Break starring as “Bodhi,” the head of a band of adrenaline junkies committing a string of robberies. In 2014, Ramirez starred in Screen Gems’, Deliver Us From Evil, opposite Eric Bana. The film, from director/writer Scott Derrickson and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, followed a New York City detective and a priest, as they investigated a series of heinous crimes involving the occult and possible demonic possession.  Additionally, his film The Liberator, in which Ramirez starred as Simon Bolivar, was released in later that year and received the Venezuelan nomination for consideration for the Foreign Language Film category at the 2015 Academy Awards.  Ramirez also co-starred in the Academy Award-nominated, Zero Dark Thirty, directed and produced by Academy Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow.  The film starred Jessica Chastain, and chronicled the decade-long hunt for Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.

Ramirez won a wide arrange of awards attention and critical acclaim for his starring role in director Olivier Assayas' feature “Carlos”, for which he received a 2011 Golden Globe nomination in the category of “Best Actor in a Television Miniseries”, a 2011 SAG Awards nomination in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Television Miniseries”, a 2011 Emmy Award nomination in the category of “Best Lead Actor in a Television Miniseries or Movie”, and won the Cesar Award for “Best Newcomer (Male)”.  Ramirez also received nominations for “Best Actor” by the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle, the London Film Critics Circle, and for a Prix Lumieres Award in the category of “Best Actor”.  Ramirez played Carlos, a legend in the espionage world for over 30 years.  Ramirez spoke 4-5 languages for the role, which shot in numerous locations including France, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Lebanon and Yemen.  The project was released theatrically by IFC, and as a 3 part miniseries by SundanceTV. “Carlos” premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and was voted “Best Foreign Language Film” by the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Circles.

Ramirez starred as “Ares – God of War” in Jonathan Liebesman’s Wrath of the Titans for Warner Bros and Legendary Films, alongside Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson.  He was awarded the 2012 Alma Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Drama” for his role in the film.  Additional film credits include L’orenoque aka The Passenger, opposite Juliette Binoche, Stephen Soderbergh’s Ernesto 'Che' Guevara bio-pic, “The Argentine”, with Benicio Del Toro, as well as SONY Pictures’ political thriller, Vantage Point, opposite Forest Whitaker and Dennis Quaid.  He also starred in The Bourne Ultimatum, opposite Matt Damon, and made his American film debut in director Tony Scott’s Domino, opposite Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke.


Internationally, Ramirez last starred in Greetings to the Devil, in which a former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.  The film had a Latin American release, and premiered in Fall 2012 on HBO Latino.  He also made his producing debut on Cyrano Fernandez, a Venezuelan-Spanish production based on the French play “Cyrano de Bergerac”, in which he also starred.  For his performance in the film, Ramirez won the “Best Actor Award” in the official selection of Territorio Latinoamericano.

Additional past international film credits include Elipsis, El Don  (The Boss), directed by J.R Novoa (Venezuela/Spain); La Hora Cero (The Magic Hour), a short film directed by Guillermo Arriaga, the acclaimed screenwriter of Amores Perros and 21 Grams (Mexico); El Nudo (The Knot), directed by Alejandro Wiederman (Venezuela); Yotama Se Va Volando (Yotama Flies Away), directed by Luis Armando Roche (Venezuela – France); Punto Y Raya (Step Forward), directed by Elia K. Schneider (Venezuela – Spain – Chile – Uruguay), a nominee for Oscar consideration for 2004 Best Foreign Film; and Anonimo (Anonymous) directed by Enelio Farina (Venezuela).

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Ramirez grew up all over the world due to his father’s job as a military attaché. He has made his home in such diverse countries as Austria, Canada, Colombia, Italy and Mexico and is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish as a result. Throughout his travels Ramirez developed a great love and ability for intercultural communication, a skill he parlayed into a degree in journalism. He specialized in political communications and initially intended on becoming a diplomat.

In 2000, before turning to acting full time, Ramirez was the executive director of NGO Dale Al Voto, a Venezuelan organization akin to Rock the Vote. In order to foster democratic values among young people, Ramirez and his team created cutting edge campaigns for radio, television and cinema. The campaign was well received by audiences throughout the country. He also lent his expertise to various Venezuelan multilateral organizations including Organization of American States, Transparency International and Amnesty International.

Currently, after three years of contribution to UNICEF including Haiti Relief, Anti-Violence and Children’s Rights campaigns, Ramirez serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in Venezuela. He joins a distinguished list of International Ambassadors that includes Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Shakira, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Orlando Bloom, Judy Collins and Mia Farrow. This has always been one of his humanitarian goals. He has also been active in the awareness campaign for breast cancer in Venezuela, specifically highlighting the disease’s prevalence in the male community.


Bryce Dallas Howard in GOLD

Bryce Dallas Howard


Bryce Dallas Howard continues to be one of the most versatile and dynamic talents both on screen and behind the camera.

As an actress, Howard most recently starred alongside Chris Pratt in Universal's hit Jurassic World and with Robert Redford in Disney’s Pete’s Dragon. Other film credits include Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter with Matt Damon, 50/50 opposite Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Tate Taylor’s award-winning screen adaptation of The Help as well as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; Tennessee Williams’ The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond; McG’s Terminator Salvation; Sam Raimi’s Spider Man 3; M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water; and Lars von Trier’s Manderlay. Bryce made her film debut in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village opposite Joaquin Phoenix. She also received a 2008 Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Rosalind in HBO’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

As a filmmaker, Howard has created content for multiple campaigns such as Canon’s “Project Imagination,” MoroccanOil’s “Inspired,” Vanity Fair’s “Decade Series” with Radical Media, and Glamour Magazine’s “Reel Moments.” Howard has also directed content for MTV’s “Supervideo: M83’s Claudia Lewis,” Sony and Lifetime’s “Five More: Call Me Crazy” and most recently “solemates” in conjunction with Canon’s “Project Imagination: The Trailer.”  Howard has directed over a dozen short films, and has received numerous accolades for her work, including being shortlisted for an Oscar in 2012 for her half-hour film “When You Find Me.”  She also produced the Sony Classics film Restless starring Mia Wasikowska, with director Gus Van Sant. Restless was featured as part of the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and opened the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard selection.

Leaving the Tisch School of the Arts program at New York University to perform on the New York stage, Howard played the role of Marianne in the Roundabout’s Broadway production of Tartuffe, Rosalind in the Public Theatre’s As You Like It, Sally Platt in the Manhattan Theater Club’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s House/Garden and the role of Emily in the Bay Street Theater Festival’s production of Our Town.

Howard is the founder of Nine Muses Entertainment and currently resides on the West Coast with her husband Seth Gabel, their two children, a hilarious puppy and a dignified elderly cat.


Macon Blair

Connie Wright

Macon Blair is an actor, screenwriter, and director from Alexandria, Virginia.

Nominated in 2014 for the Gotham Awards Best Breakthrough Performance for his lead role in Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin, Macon has also appeared in Saulnier’s other films Green Room and Murder Party. Additional screen credits include Stephen Gaghan’s GOLD, Evan Katz’s Small Crimes (which Macon co-wrote) and Sean Baker’s The Florida Project. He’ll be seen next in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky.

Macon wrote the screenplay adaptation of William Giraldi’s Hold The Dark which Saulnier will direct as his fourth film. Other writing credits include the upcoming AMC/Fede Alvarez series Furniss, the television adaption of James Robert Baker’s cult novel “Boy Wonder”, and an original horror-noir series, Beholder, currently in development with Studio 8.

In 2016 he wrote and directed his feature debut, I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, starring Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood, and is developing his very elegant and classy second feature, The Shitheads.

He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son.


Adam Lefevre

Bobby Burns

Adam has been featured in over 90 films starting with John Sayles's Return of the Secaucus 7 in 1979. He has performed in the theater on and off-Broadway in New York and across the country at many of our finest regional theaters, and guest-starred on numerous television shows. A writer, he's published three volumes of poetry, most recently “A Swindler's Grace” from New Issues Press, and his plays have been performed off-Broadway in NYC as well as a number of regional theaters. He has two grown children and currently lives in New Paltz, New York.


Frank Wood

Scottie Nevins

Frank Wood won the TONY Award and the Drama League Award for “Sideman”. He went on to play the role of “Gene” on London’s West End and in Australia. Frank was last seen on Broadway in “Clybourne Park”. Off-Broadway, he was in MCC’s production of “The Nether” at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, and played “Roy Cohn” in the Signature Theatre Company’s revival of “Angels in America”.

On Broadway, he has appeared in “August: Osage County”, “Born Yesterday”, “Hollywood Arms” and next up is “The Babylon Line” at Lincoln Center Theatre.

His films include Gold; Untitled Detroit Project; Changeling; Taking of Pelham 1 2 3; Dan in Real Life; Thirteen Days; Pollock; People I Know; In America; Down to You; Royal Tennenbaums; Greetings from Tim Buckley; The Missing Person.

On television, he’s known for “The Get Down”; “Newsroom”; “Younger”; “The Good Wife”; “Modern Family”; “Elementary”; “Blue Bloods”; “The Knick”; “Girls”; “Flight of the Conchords”; “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Sopranos”; “Law & Order: SVU”.

His regional theater credits include work at Goodman Theatre; ACT; Long Wharf Theatre; Hartford Stage; Williamstown Theatre Fest.; McCarter Theatre; Cincinnati Playhouse; Arena Stage, DC; Mark Taper Forum, LA.

He possesses a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program.


Toby Kebbell

FBI Agent Jennings

Toby Kebbell recently starred as Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four and Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
The English actor first gained notice in the film Dead Man’s Shoes, which brought him a nomination for the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the British Independent Film Awards. It was followed by appearances in Oliver Stone’s Alexander and Woody Allen’s Match Point. He was critically acclaimed for his work in the 2007 biopic of Ian Curtis, Control, which saw him win the Best Supporting Actor Award at the British Independent Film Awards. In 2008, he played the title role in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, with Tom Wilkinson, Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton and Mark Strong. He provided the standout performance as the crack-addicted musician, Johnny Quid.

Kebbell co-starred in Cheri, directed by Stephen Frears and released in 2009. He filmed in Morocco and London with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley for the Joel Bruckheimer epic Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. He also was seen in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Conspirator, The Veteran, War Horse, Wrath of the Titans, The East, and The Counselor.

His TV work includes the BAFTA-winning BBC series “The Street,” and a modern retelling of Macbeth alongside James McAvoy. Toby’s theatre work includes roles in David Hare’s rework of Maxim Gorky’s “Enemies” and R.C. Sherriff’s classic, “Journey’s End”.


Joshua Harto

Lloyd Stanton

Joshua Harto is an actor, writer and producer. Since beginning his career at age 15 on the Nickelodeon TV series "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo" he's appeared in numerous award winning and critically acclaimed plays, television series and films, recently in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, opposite Kristen Bell and Mamie Gummer in Liz’s Garcia’s The Lifeguard, with Michael Sheen and Sam Jackson in Gregor Jordan's controversial film, Unthinkable and as 'Coleman Reese' in Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

Josh attended the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, and has worked extensively on the New York stage, premiering plays for the likes of Doug Hughes and John Guare. His long list of Independent films include The Believer opposite Ryan Gosling and Swimming opposite Lauren Ambrose. In television as a writer and producer, he has sold TV pilots to CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC and MTV. Most recently his show “Delta Blues” ran for two seasons on TNT with George Clooney's Smokehouse Pics producing and starring Jason Lee and Alfre Woodard. In film, as a producer, his first feature The Lifeguard was accepted into the US Dramatic Competition at Sundance in 2012. His second feature, Liz Garcia’s One Percent More Humid starring Juno Temple, Julia Garner and Alessandro Nivola is currently in post production.


Stacy Keach

Clive Coleman

Stacy Keach has managed the difficult task of maintaining a vibrant series of performances in top motion picture and television projects while continuing to add to his remarkable achievement on the stage, both classical and Broadway. His most recently filmed motion picture is Truth, teamed with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, which was filmed in Australia. On television, he is one of the stars of NBC’s promising pilot, “The Untitled Suzanne Martin Project.” He was an important part of Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning big screen drama, Nebraska. Other recent performances include Frank Miller’s and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and key roles in the soon to be released film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Cell, with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. He also starred in Damian Chapa’s true Holocaust drama Father Rupert Mayer.

Keach’s spectacular leading role filmography involves such significant works as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, End of the Road, The New Centurions, Doc, Fat City, Luther, The Long Riders, The Ninth Configuration, Up In Smoke, Nice Dreams, Judge Roy Bean, Escape From L.A., American History X, W. Imbued (he also composed the score), and The Bourne Legacy.

Perhaps best known around the world for his portrayal of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer, Keach is also known for his performance as Ken Titus in the Fox sitcom “Titus,” Warden Henry Pope in the hit series “Prison Break,” and Robert “Pops” Leary in the FX series “Lights Out.” His frequent television guest appearances include “Mistral’s Daughter,” “The Blue and the Gray,” “Jennifer Falls,” “The Exes,” “Two And A Half Men,” “Hot In Cleveland,” “Anger Management,” “Brooklyn 99,” “Enlisted,” “Law And Order: Special Victims Unit,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” and guest voice on “The Simpsons” as Don Bookner and HK Duff.

He enjoys prominence as one of the chief voice actors in animated features, with the starring character Skipper in Disney’s Planes and its sequel, Planes, Fire And Rescue, both noted boxoffice hits. Keach is currently starring in the second season of “Full Circle” on DirecTV and continues to be the voice of CNBC’s “American Greed,” now in its ninth season.

Keach has played to grand success in classic and contemporary theater’s greatest roles, and he is considered a pre-eminent American interpreter of Shakespeare. His SRO run as “King Lear” at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., received rave reviews, as did his recent performances there as Falstaff in both “Henry IV” parts 1 and 2. Keach has accepted three Helen Hayes Awards for leading actor. Most recently on Broadway, he and Stockard Channing took their critically acclaimed roles in the Jon Robin Baitz play, “Other Desert Cities” to the Booth Theater. Keach received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for his performance in the Lincoln Center presentation. He also won the 2011 Audie Award for best original work for the Mike Hammer radio novel “The Little Death”, in which he reprises his role as Mike Hammer and also composed the musical score.

This life of acclaimed accomplishment in theatre, film, television and spoken-word recordings and the artist’s dramatic personal story are the compelling subject of All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage,” Keach’s memoir published by Lyons Press a division of Globe Pequot in late 2013.


Corey Stoll

Bryan Woolf

New Yorker Corey Stoll is best known for two roles; ‘Congressman Peter Russo’ in the Netflix series “House Of Cards” (Golden Globe nomination) and ‘Hemingway’ in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris (Independent Spirit Award nomination.)

Presently, Stoll can be seen at the Public Theater in David Leveaux’s production of “Plenty”. Concurrently, science fiction fans can find him killing vampires on FX in the third season of Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain”. Earlier this year, Stoll appeared in Woody Allen’s most recent film Café Society, in Dan Sullivan’s production of “Troilus and Cressida” at the Delacorte, and was seen in a recurring role in HBO’s “Girls”. Later this year, Stoll will be seen in Michael Mayer’s film adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull opposite Annette Bening, and in GOLD opposite Matthew McConaughey.

Previous roles include Ant-Man, Black Mass, This Is Where I Leave You, and The Good Lie. On the small screen, Stoll starred opposite Alfred Molina on NBC’s “Law and Order; Los Angeles, in HBO’s “The Normal Heart”, and in the fourth season premiere episode of Showtime’s “Homeland”.

After earning an MFA at NYU Grad Acting in 2003, Stoll landed his first professional acting job in Lynn Nottage’s play “Intimate Apparel” (Drama Desk Award nomination, Drama Critics Circle Award.) Among numerous other theater outings, perhaps the most memorable was an appearance in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View From The Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in 2010.

Stoll lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Nadia Bowers and their son Nikolai.


Bill Camp

Hollis Drescher

Bill most recently starred in HBO's critically acclaimed limited series “The Night Of”, alongside John Turturro and Riz Ahmed, directed by Steve Zaillian and written by Richard Price. This year alone Bill has key roles in Midnight Special and Loving (both from writer-director Jeff Nichols) as well as Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass. Other upcoming films include GOLD directed by Stephen Gaghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and Woman Walks Ahead directed by Susanna White. Bill is notably set for Scott Cooper’s latest feature, Hostiles, which marks his second time working with Cooper, as the duo previously collaborated on Black Mass. Bill has also appeared in Aloha for director Cameron Crowe, Birdman (Academy Award Winner, Best Picture) for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave, Lincoln, Compliance, Lawless, Tamara Drewe and Public Enemies. On the small screen he has played recurring roles on “The Leftovers”, “Manhattan”, “Boardwalk Empire” and “Damages”.

A veteran of the stage, Bill received a Tony Award nomination earlier this year for his performance as Reverend John Hale in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, directed by Ivo Van Hove and produced by Scott Rudin. He is an alumnus of The Juilliard School and recipient of several awards and honors, including the Obie, Elliot Norton, Drama Desk, and Boston Critics Association.


Bruce Greenwood

Mark Hancock

Bruce Greenwood was last seen in Ryan Murphy’s mega-hit series “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” as District Attorney Gil Garcetti opposite an all-star cast including John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer and Cuba Gooding Jr. The show garnered twenty-two Emmy nominations and nine wins.

He is currently filming “Gerald’s Game”, an adaptation of the Stephen King 1992 bestselling novel directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he wrote with Jeff Howard. Greenwood plays Gerald Burlingame and stars opposite Carla Gugino who plays his wife Jessie. Netflix will release globally.

He will soon be seen in “Dirty Dancing”, ABC’s three-hour musical television event as Dr. Jake Houseman, Baby’s, (played by Abigail Breslin) over protective father. Written and executive produced by Jessica Sharzer (“American Horror Story”, “The L Word”) the movie follows in the footsteps of the 1987 hit film that starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Greenwood stepped into the role famously played by Jerry Orbach in the original film and stars opposite Deborah Messing and Colt Prattes.

This Christmas he will be seen in GOLD, opposite Matthew McConaughey for director Stephen Gaghan. GOLD is the story of Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

Last year he portrayed CBS News President Andrew Heyward in Truth, Jamie Vanderbilt’s newsroom drama starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, about the controversy surrounding the 2004 CBS “60 Minutes” investigation of then-President George W. Bush’s military service in the Texas Air National Guard. Truth premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2015 Bruce had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed TV drama “Mad Men” playing the love interest of Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) in the show’s final season.

Bruce has wrapped the sci-fi/thriller Spectral and was also seen in the drama Fathers And Daughters opposite Russell Crowe for Gabriele Muccino.

In 2014 he starred in Andrew Niccol’s military drama-thriller Good Kill opposite Ethan Hawke. The same year he starred in Elephant Song as a psychiatric hospital director alongside Xavier Dolan and Catherine Keener. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, garnered him a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

The same year he starred in Endless Love, Universal’s remake of the 1981 drama of the same name. Additionally he reprised his role as Captain Christopher Pike in the Paramount Pictures blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana for director J.J. Abrams.

He has acted in five films for acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan, including the recently completed Queen Of The Night, Devil’s Knot, Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, which earned the Jury Grand Prize at Cannes and swept the Genie Awards including Best Motion Picture and also earned him a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor, and Ararat.

In 2012 he starred in the Oscar nominated drama Flight opposite Denzel Washington for Paramount Pictures, directed by Robert Zemeckis. He was also seen in 2012 in A Place Beyond The Pines, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and starred Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.

Among Greenwood’s recent films are Dinner For Schmucks, Mao’s Last Dancer, and National Treasure: Book Of Secrets. In 2007, his dual role in the unconventional biopic of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan I’m Not There opposite Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere, for writer/director Todd Haynes, earned the Independent Spirit Awards inaugural Robert Altman Award.

He is well known for his outstanding portrayal of President John F. Kennedy negotiating the Cuban Missile Crisis and its fallout in the riveting drama Thirteen Days, which earned Greenwood a Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2006 he appeared in the thriller Déjà vu for director Tony Scott; in 2005 he starred opposite Philip Seymour as Truman Capote’s partner, writer Jack Dunphy, in Capote. That performance earned him a Screen Actors Guild Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Among Greenwood’s earlier films are I, Robot, Being Julia, Double Jeopardy, Meeks Cutoff, Barney’s Version, Donovan’s Echo, Firehouse Dog, Hollywood Homicide, The World’s Fastest Indian, Eight Below, Rules Of Engagement, Racing Stripes, Here On Earth, The Lost Son, Thick As Thieves, Disturbing Behavior, Passenger 57, and Wild Orchid.

Greenwood also enjoys a diverse and successful career in television, including the ABC horror/drama series “The River,” the Hallmark Hall of Fame holiday movie “A Dog Named Christmas,” and the David Milch HBO series “John from Cincinnati.” Other television credits include a regular role on “St. Elsewhere,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” and “The Magnificent Ambersons.”


Rachael Taylor in GOLD

Rachael Taylor


Continuing to emerge as one of Hollywood’s most sought after and engaging talents, Australian actress Rachael Taylor is currently in New York portraying the lead role of Trish Walker in the upcoming Netflix series Marvel’s “Jessica Jones.” Rachael has previously been seen on the ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” and in the blockbuster film Transformers. Her other film credits include Bottle Shock, Shutter, and The Darkest Hour.


Bhavesh Patel


Bhavesh Patel grew up in small-town Illinois (DuQuoin: population 6,600) where the residents live and breathe for high school football. Doing what he thought was expected, Bhavesh joined the team as a freshman, but soon discovered that football was not his forte. He auditioned for his high school production of “Arsenic and Old Lace”, landing the show-stealing role of Dr. Einstein. So began his path to acting.

Born to a family of physicians, Bhavesh was often cast as a doctor on stage but quickly realized he preferred fake blood to real. After beginning his undergraduate studies in pre-law and business, he soon changed his focus to drama and enrolled in the Shakespeare Intensive Course at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He then joined NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 2007.

Bhavesh has worked regionally at The Guthrie; Alliance Theater; Pittsburgh Public; Berkshire Theater Festival; Merrimack Rep; Chautauqua Theater Co.; the Shakespeare Companies of both Cincinnati and Pennsylvania; the St. Louis Rep and Shakespeare Festival; and DiscoveryLand USA, where he played Ali Hakim in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma with Cisco, a live donkey, as a scene partner.

His New York theatrical work includes the Tony-winning production of “Warhorse” at Lincoln Center, plus Roundabout's New York premiere of Tom Stoppard’s “Indian Ink” last year, opposite Rosemary Harris. He's also performed at Second Stage, The Lark, The Public, New Dramatists, Red Bull, Continuum, New York Shakespeare Society, Rising Circle and Noor. While auditioning for his first professional New York show at Classic Stage Company, he was asked to improvise a song with Mandy Patinkin - and he got the job.

Bhavesh has done his family proud by regularly playing professionals on television like his recurring role as a lawyer on “The Good Wife”. He’s also appeared on “Mysteries of Laura”; “Damages”; “Elementary”; “Blue Bloods”; “Person of Interest”; “Hostages”; “Gossip Girl”; “Lipstick Jungle”; “NYC-22”; “Made In Jersey”; “Believe”; “Deception” and “White Collar”.

Film credits include Two Days in New York; James White; The Weekend; You Should Have the Body; and The Maiden Heist, where Christopher Walken asked him to “grab my face and smoosh it.” Bhavesh has rarely been taken aback by a scene partner since.

Bhavesh is based in NYC where he lives with his lovely wife, Alessandra, and their two cats Squirrel and Badger.


Michael Landes


Michael Landes recently starred in the NBC comedy “Save Me” opposite Anne Heche, from Sony Television and Neal Moritz. On film, he starred alongside Justin Long and Tyler Labine in the comedy Best Man Down. Prior to that, he worked on the remake of the classic 1970s hit “Upstairs Downstairs” for the BBC; Darren Lynn Bousman’s religious thriller 11-11-11, and The Congress, written and directed by Ari Folman and starring Robin Wright. In 2010 he starred in the world premiere of David Mamet’s “House Of Games” at the prestigious Almeida Theatre in London. His performance as the charismatic hustler Mike was singled out in every review. Michael has been known to American audiences for over 20 years. He started his career on the Emmy Award-winning series “The Wonder Years” playing the cool hunk boyfriend of Winnie Cooper. He then landed the role of Jimmy Olsen in “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”

He has appeared in over 150 hours of television including “Boston Legal,” “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “Boston Legal,” and “Don’t Trust the B** in Apt. 23” to name a few. He starred in the sci fi action comedy series “Special Unit 2” and David E. Kelly’s “The Wedding Bells,” for FOX, which led to a two year deal to develop and/or star in a series for the network. He has spent the last eight years working in London in film, television and on the West End stage. He starred in the six-part BBC mini-series Material Girl for Carnival Films and the BBC TWO film The Last Days of Lehman Bros. He appeared opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in Last Chance Harvey. He starred in the critically acclaimed BBC series “Love Soup” from BAFTA-winning writer David Renwick, and won amazing reviews as Harry in the West End production of “When Harry Met Sally” opposite Molly Ringwald.

On film, he starred opposite Queen Latifah and Common in the FOX Searchlight romantic comedy Just Wright. He starred in New Line Cinema’s Final Destination 2. He’s had roles in Disney’s College Road Trip with Martin Lawrence, Sony’s Lakeview Terrace with Samuel Jackson, MGM’s Hart’s War with Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell, and the supernatural thriller Possession with Sarah Michelle Gellar. Made for television movies include The Rescuers directed by Peter Bogdanovich for Showtime as well as the Agatha Christie film Miss Marple: 4:50 From Paddington for ITV. He produced and starred in the romantic comedy Getting Personal for Lakeshore Entertainment and produced and starred in the political drama Beacon Hill, where he met his wife of 11 years, actress Wendy Benson.


Timothy Simons


Tim stars alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky in the critically acclaimed Armando Iannucci hit series “Veep” for HBO, which finished airing its fourth season in June 2015. Recently, Tim wrapped production on Universal’s Michelle Darnell, opposite Melissa McCarthy, and the independent feature Christine, opposite Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. Tim was also featured in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Inherent Vice for Warner Brothers along with the Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg comedy The Interview for Sony. Tim shot Joe Swanberg’s Digging for Fire and Bob Castrone’s independent film A Flock of Dudes. He was also featured in Sony’s Goosebumps opposite Jack Black, which will be released in fall 2015. Tim was also seen in Ivan Reitman’s film Draft Day for Lionsgate. Tim began his acting career on the stage with the University of Maine and the Maine Masque before moving to Los Angeles, where he is now based.


Stephen Gaghan


Filmmaker Stephen Gaghan is probably best known for directing the critically acclaimed geopolitical thriller Syriana, and for writing the Academy Award nominated crime drama Traffic, for which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Syriana, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Jeffrey Wright, earned Gaghan his second Oscar nomination for writing and was awarded the National Board of Review “Best Screenplay of 2005.” Additionally, it was nominated for several Academy Awards, including a win for Best Supporting Actor for George Clooney. As with Syriana, Gaghan proved himself a master of orchestrating several parallel storylines and multiple settings on Traffic, a film that explores the corruption of America’s war on drugs. Gaghan garnered numerous awards and nominations including wins for the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and WGA.

For his work in television, Gaghan won an Emmy for writing an episode of “NYPD Blue” and has more recently written and directed the 2011 pilot Metro (20th/NBC), and directed the 2014 pilot White City for AMC.

Additional film writing credits include Havoc (2005), The Alamo (2004), Rules of Engagement (2000), and Abandon (2002), which he also directed.


Teddy Schwarzman


Teddy Schwarzman serves as president and CEO of Black Bear Pictures, overseeing all operations of the company, including development, production, and finance.

Schwarzman has produced a range of filmed content, including Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Academy Award winner for Best Adapted Screenplay and nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture; J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, which earned Robert Redford a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor; and Allen Hughes’ Broken City, starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe.

A proud member of the Producers Guild of America, Schwarzman also sits on the Board of Directors of Elevation Pictures Corp., Canada’s second largest independent film and television distributor.

Prior to Black Bear, Schwarzman worked at Cinetic Media, a New York based film advisory company. Prior to Cinetic, Schwarzman was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and prior to Skadden, was a financial analyst at Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank.

Schwarzman earned a Bachelor of Arts, English, from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where he now sits on the Board of Visitors.

Black Bear Pictures is a boutique media company that develops, produces and finances original and engaging content for film and television.

Since its launch in 2011, Black Bear’s slate has grossed over $250,000,000 worldwide, been nominated for nine Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, ten BAFTAs, and won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and the prestigious People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Black Bear’s films have premiered at prestigious film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, London, Sundance and New York.

In addition, Black Bear created subsidiary Elevation Pictures Corp, Canada’s second-largest independent film and TV distribution company, which has acquired or released films from such acclaimed directors as Morten Tyldum, Noah Baumbach, John Hillcoat, J.C. Chandor, John Carney, Ed Zwick, Dan Gilroy, Alexandro Amenábar and Yann Demange.

Black Bear has offices in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.


Michael Nozik


A producer for over twenty-five years, Michael Nozik has made numerous award-winning films. In 1994 he received an Academy Award nomination for best picture for Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford, and in 2004 he won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Picture in a Foreign Language for The Motorcycle Diaries. He is currently partnered with Paul Haggis in their production company, HWY 61, in Venice, CA.

Most recently, Nozik was a consulting producer on the HBO six-hour miniseries “Show Me a Hero” written by “The Wire”‘s David Simon and Bill Zorzi and directed by Paul Haggis. Nozik produced HWY 61’s second feature project Third Person, written and directed by Hwy 61 partner Paul Haggis and starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, and Oliva Wilde. In 2010 he produced The Next Three Days, also written and directed by Paul Haggis. The film starred Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson. Amongst HWY 61’s upcoming projects that Nozik will produce is Rangers Apprentice, a 10-book franchise action/adventure series of novels written by John Flanagan, which Paul Haggis will direct from a script he co-wrote with Alyssa Haggis. Also on the HWY 61 slate is Cell 211, a remake of the award winning Spanish film Celda 211, and “Code-37” a television series based on the hit Belgian show and subsequent movie of same name.

Prior to the formation of HWY 61, Nozik produced Love in the Time of Cholera, which was directed by Mike Newell and stars Javier Bardem. He also produced the Academy Award-winning film Syriana, written and directed by GOLD director Stephen Gaghan and starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Jeffrey Wright.

In 2004, Nozik produced the much-acclaimed film The Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles and starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

As a founding partner of Serenade Films, Nozik executive produced Game Six, directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.; 12 And Holding, directed by Michael Cuesta; Great New Wonderful, directed by Danny Leiner and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tony Shalhoub; as well as The Narrows.

While president of Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises, Nozik also produced People I Know, starring Al Pacino, Kim Basinger and Tea Leoni; The Legend of Bagger Vance, directed by Redford and starring Matt Damon and Will Smith; How To Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog, starring Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn; Slums of Beverly Hills, starring Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei; and She’s The One, with Edward Burns, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston.

Prior to partnering with Redford, Nozik produced three films directed by Mira Nair: The Perez Family, Mississippi Masala starring Denzel Washington, and finally, the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay.

His other producing credits include Thunderheart starring Val Kilmer, Crossing Delancey with Amy Irving, and, for television, the Tony Hillerman novel, “Skin Walkers”.


Matthew McConaughey


see Cast bio


Patrick Massett


Patrick co-wrote Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. His television writing career began with “Veritas: The Quest” at ABC, which he and his partner John Zinman co-created and executive produced. He then went on to co-executive produce the Emmy Award-winning “Friday Night Lights” at NBC, “The Chicago Code” at FOX and “Last Resort” at ABC with executive producer Shawn Ryan. He most recently co-executive produced “The Blacklist” starring James Spader at NBC. Patrick currently has the feature The Wild One Hundreds in production, starring Gary Oldman and directed by Gary Fleder. He and John Zinman currently have an overall television deal at Sony Pictures Entertainment.


John Zinman


John co-wrote Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. His television writing career began with “Veritas: The Quest” at ABC, which he and his partner Patrick Massett co-created and executive produced. He then went on to co-executive produce the Emmy Award-winning “Friday Night Lights” at NBC, “The Chicago Code” at FOX and “Last Resort” at ABC with executive producer Shawn Ryan. He most recently co-executive produced “The Blacklist” starring James Spader at NBC. John currently has the feature The Wild One Hundreds in production, starring Gary Oldman and directed by Gary Fleder. He and Patrick Massett currently have an overall television deal at Sony Pictures Entertainment.


Paul Haggis

Executive Producer

In 2006, Paul Haggis became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back --Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2005) which he himself directed. For Crash, Haggis won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film also received an additional four nominations including one for Haggis’ direction. Crash reaped numerous awards during its year of release from associations such as the IFP Spirit Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA.

Most recently, Haggis directed all six episodes of the HBO mini-series “Show Me A Hero”, starring Catherine Keener, Winona Ryder, James Belushi, and Alfred Molina.

In 2013 he wrote and directed the romantic, personal drama Third Person, which tracked the course of three interconnected love affairs set in Rome, Paris and New York. The film starred Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, James Franco, and Kim Basinger.

The Next Three Days, which starred Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, and Elizabeth Banks, was released in 2013 by Hwy 61 and Lionsgate Films. Hwy 61 is the production company Haggis formed with his friend and producing partner Michael Nozik.

In 2007, Haggis’ screenplays included the duo Clint Eastwood productions Flags Of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima, the latter earning him his third screenplay Oscar nomination. He also helped pen Casino Royale, which garnered considerable acclaim for reinvigorating the James Bond spy franchise.

In 2007, Haggis wrote, directed, and produced In The Valley Of Elah for Warner Independent Pictures, Samuels Media and Summit Entertainment. The film, which starred Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, and Susan Sarandon, was a suspense drama about a father’s search for his missing son, who is reported AWOL after returning from Iraq. Jones earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance in the film.

Haggis was born in London, Ontario, Canada and moved to California in his early 20s. For over two decades he has written, directed and produced television shows such as “Thirtysomething” and “The Tracey Ullman Show,” and also developed credits as a pup writer on many Norman Lear sitcoms. He created the acclaimed, if short-lived, CBS series “EZ Streets” which The New York Times cited as one of the most influential shows of all time, noting, that without it “there would be no `Sopranos.’”

Equally committed to his private and social concerns, Haggis is the founder of Artists for Peace and Justice. Under this umbrella, many of his friends in the film business have come forward to build schools and a rehabilitation clinic serving the children of the slums of Haiti ( Haggis was a key element in the 25th anniversary updating of the “We Are the World” video which he directed and which was used to benefit Haiti relief.

He currently resides in New York.


Ben Stillman

Executive Producer

Ben Stillman is senior vice president of Black Bear Pictures, where he has worked since the company’s formation.

At Black Bear, Ben has co-produced Broken City and A.C.O.D., and was associate producer on At Any Price. He was actively involved in the production of The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Additionally, Ben served on the Board of Directors for Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures.

Prior to Black Bear, Ben worked at Cinetic International, selling international distribution rights for such films as Exit Through the Gift Shop, Meek’s Cutoff, and Diego Luna’s Abel.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and English with a concentration on Creative Writing from Stanford University. He lives in Los Angeles.


Richard Middleton

Executive Producer/UPM

Richard Middleton began working in the film business in 1993 as an assistant coordinator on the independent film Sleep With Me, starring Craig Sheffer, Eric Stoltz and Meg Tilly. Not content with starting above the bottom, Middleton reversed course and worked as a production assistant (and driver) on such notable films as Pulp Fiction and The Crossing Guard. The goal of working as many production positions as possible was actively in play. Middleton segued into creative development in 1995, working first as an assistant in production at Trimark Pictures, and then as a creative executive at Arnold Kopelson Productions in 1996 where he developed such projects as Devil’s Advocate, U.S. Marshals and A Perfect Murder.

Middleton packaged his first feature project in May 1997, entitled The Curve. The film, written and directed by Dan Rosen, and starring Dana Delaney, Matthew Lillard, and Keri Russell, premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Thinking the producer’s life was pretty easy, Middleton spent the next three years and his remaining life savings trying to set up more projects, all to no avail. (Note: several of the projects Middleton tried to set up eventually got made by other producers, which further cemented the truism “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”)

In 2001, Middleton decided to focus his efforts on producing and production managing other producers’ projects. He’s completed 30 feature films and TV shows, with a number of films selected for the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, including May, The Last Word, I Love You Phillip Morris, and The Artist, the latter winning five Academy Awards, including Best Picture at the 2012 Academy Awards.

He hopes this trend of 30 produced projects every fourteen years continues. Middleton is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


Chris Lowenstein


As the executive director of Living Films and based in Thailand for 20 years now, Chris has produced a long list of feature films throughout his career. After starting out as an assistant director on Hollywood feature films such as Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho and Oliver Stone’s Heaven and Earth, Chris moved to Thailand in 1992 and soon after started Living Films.

Since then, Chris has expanded Living Films into one of the top production houses in Thailand, gaining a reputation for integrity and experience. According to a recent report by The Thai Film Board, Living Films was the top production company in Thailand for five years running.

Chris has completed over 30 feature films and television series in Thailand, working with such artists as Jackie Chan on The Medallion, Matt Dillon on City of Ghosts, Nicolas Cage on Bangkok Dangerous, John Cusack and Chow Yun Fat on the epic period film Shanghai, and then Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and the rest of the cast of The Hangover Part II.

Most recently, Chris completed work as co-producer of the thriller No Escape with Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.


Robert Elswit

Director of Photography

Robert Elswit won an Academy Award® for his work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and was honored in 2006 with an Academy Award® nomination for his work on George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck. For that film, he won an Independent Spirit Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography. He also received a nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers.

Elswit has worked with numerous acclaimed directors, including Stephen Gaghan on Syriana; Paul Thomas Anderson on Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, and Inherent Vice; David Mamet on Heist; Don Roos on Bounce; Curtis Hanson on River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and Bad Influence; Stephen Gyllenhaal on A Dangerous Woman, Waterland, Paris Trout and A Killing In a Small Town; Ben Affleck on The Town; Tony Gilroy on The Bourne Legacy; Dan Gilroy on Nightcrawler; Brad Bird on Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol; and Christopher McQuarrie on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

His other film credits include Paul Weitz’s American Dreamz; Gary Fleder’s Runaway Jury and Imposter; Roger Spottiswoode’s Tomorrow Never Dies; Boys; The Pallbearer; Mike Newell’s Amazing Grace and Chuck; Desert Hearts; and Rob Reiner’s The Sure Thing.

Elswit was born in California and is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.


Maria Djurkovic

Production Designer

Maria Djurkovic’s feature film credits as production designer include The Imitation Game by Morten Tyldum, for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and BAFTA Award in 2015; The Invisible Woman by Ralph Fiennes; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by Thomas Alfredson, for which she received a BAFTA nomination and won the European Film Award; and Stephen Daldry’s award-winning The Hours and Billy Elliot. For these last three movies, she received nominations for Excellence in Production Design from the Art Directors Guild.

She was the production designer on three previous Focus Features movies, Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair (which earned her a Satellite Award nomination), Christine Jeffs’ Sylvia, and Woody Allen’s Scoop, and reteamed with the latter writer/director on Cassandra’s Dream. Djurkovic’s other features as production designer include Phyllida Lloyd’s blockbuster Mamma Mia!; Peter Howitt’s Sliding Doors; Brian Gilbert’s Wilde (for which she won the Evening Standard Best Technical Achievement Award); Benjamin Ross’ The Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Golden Globe Award-winning RKO 281 (for which she was an Emmy Award nominee); and Richard Loncraine’s The Special Relationship, written by Peter Morgan.

In 2002, Djurkovic was honored with the Women in Film and Television Technical Achievement Award.


Danny Glicker

Costume Designer

Danny Glicker was honored with an Academy Award® nomination as well as the Costume Designers Guild Excellence in Period Film nomination for his work on Gus Van Sant’s Milk starring Sean Penn. Glicker had previously received the Costume Designers Guild Excellence in Contemporary Film Award for his designs on Duncan Tucker’s drama Transamerica starring Felicity Huffman, and was nominated for the CDG award for Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air.

Recent projects include The Sea of Trees, reuniting Glicker with director Gus Van Sant and Matthew McConaughey, and Love & Mercy, director Bill Pohlad’s acclaimed film about singer-songwriter Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, featuring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti.

Glicker designed the costumes for the run of the HBO series “Looking” based in San Francisco, with director Andrew Haigh, featuring the lives and loves of three gay friends in contemporary times.

Previous credits include Thank You For Smoking and Labor Day starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, for Jason Reitman; This Is the End, directed by Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen; The Guilt Trip starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen; director Walter Salles’ sprawling 1940’s road trip epic On the Road, based on the book by Jack Kerouac, with an ensemble cast that includes Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund, and Amy Adams; We Are Marshall, the true story of the Marshall University college football team in the early ‘70s overcoming serious obstacles, starring Matthew McConaughey; and two projects with Alan Ball—Towelhead starring Toni Collette, Aaron Eckhart and Maria Bello, and the pilot for “True Blood,” HBO’s hit vampire series starring Anna Paquin.


Avy Kaufman


Avy Kaufman is a casting director based in New York City and a proud mother of two sons. She has worked with directors Ang Lee, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Jodie Foster, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Wong Kar Wai, and many other respected directors on such acclaimed films as Life of Pi, Lincoln, Prometheus, Syriana, Shame, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, The Sixth Sense, Dancer in the Dark, American Gangster, and Salt, and a few upcoming features include Money Monster, How To Be Single, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Avy was honored in 2005 as the casting director of the year at the Hollywood Film Festival. She was awarded an Emmy in 2008 for her work on the pilot of Showtime’s “Damages” and received an Emmy nomination for the HBO mini-series “Empire Falls.” Avy received a lifetime achievement award for casting at the Subtitle Film Festival in Ireland in 2014. She has also been the recipient of several Artios awards from her colleagues and is featured in Helena Lumme’s book “Great Women Of Film”.


Douglas Crise


Douglas Crise was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA for best editing on Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and won the Critics’ Choice award. Doug’s previous collaboration with Alejandro González Iñárritu on Babel garnered him both Oscar and BAFTA nominations for best editing. Doug cut the critically acclaimed Arbitrage which stars Richard Gere. His collaboration with filmmaker Harmony Korine on Spring Breakers, starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens, has been talked about as revolutionary. Doug worked with Diego Luna on Cesar Chavez and most recently on Mr. Pig which stars Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph.


Felicity Bowring

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist-Matthew McConaughey

After graduating from The London College of Fashion, Felicity returned to her native Australia where she began working as a makeup and hair designer in the film industry. She went on to work internationally in Europe, Canada, and the United States, where she continues to work with top directors worldwide including David Fincher and Martin Campbell. In 2014, she won an Emmy for her work on “True Detective.” Her department head credits include The Social Network, State of Play, Zodiac, and Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, amongst others. She recently wrapped The Free State of Jones with Matthew McConaughey.


Touch To Expand