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Finnerty Steeves

Writer/Producer/Jennie

FINNERTY STEEVES is an award winning actress who just completed a successful run of Colman Domingo’s DOT at the Vineyard Theater directed by 5 time Tony Winner Susan Stroman. Recently, Finnerty was awarded the Elliot Norton Award for her performance as Ms. Calvin in The Shape She Makes at A.R.T.; she was up against theater legends Brooke Adams and Cicely Tyson. 

Other Broadway/Off Broadway credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs, Almost Maine, Marion Bridge and the Drama Desk nominated production of Lost in Yonkers. Finnerty has performed at top regional theaters around the country and holds a BA from CSU Fullerton and MFA from the American Conservatory Theater. 

Select film and television credits include Louie, Person of Interest, Sneaky Pete, House of Cards, Delivery Man, Kilimanjaro, Francis Ha, Morning Glory,  Away We Go, The Big C, Bored To Death, The Sopranos and over 25 National Commercials.

See Finnerty's work: www.finnertysteeves.com

 

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Stephen Kunken

Co-Director

Before/During/After marks the Feature Directorial debut for Mr. Kunken. Having collaborated from the other side of the camera with such film luminaries as Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Barry Levinson, Ang Lee, Paul Greengrass and Spike Lee. Stephen is thrilled to be putting osmosis to good use. Recent film credits include Jason Bourne 5, Cafe Society, Still Alice, Wolf of Wall Street, Bridge of Spies, and The Bay. On television, Stephen is best known for his recurring roles on Showtime’s Billions and on The Affair. Stephen has created roles in 7 Broadway and countless Off-Broadway productions. Along the way he has garnered nominations for the NY Drama Critics Circle Award, A Fox Fellowship, Outer Critics Circle, DramaLeague, and a 2010 Featured Actor Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Enron CFO Andy Fastow. He is a graduate of Tufts University and The Juilliard School.

 
 

Jack Lewars

Co-Director

Jack began his career in Los Angeles working closely with director Bernard Rose on the set of Ivan’s XTC and moved on to work as an assistant director with James Merendino on his film Amerikana. In 2006, Jack made his first feature film, Alligator Run, a documentary about two friends from Los Angeles who set out on a quest to drive their pet alligator cross-country to release it in the swamps of Gainesville, Florida. The film won Maxim Magazine's grand prize for Best Road Trip Story in their July 2006 issue. Most recently Lewars directed the narrative feature, Mount Joy, which won the Audience Favorite Award at it’s premiere in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Variety film critic, Dennis Harvey, hailed it as a “straight up tear-jerker” and praised it’s “indie rock authenticity and filmmaking chops.” Jack is one of the top D.I. Colorists in the country and currently works as the head D.I. Colorist at Technicolor NYC and collaborates daily with the likes of Martin Scorcese, Kenny Lonergan, M. Night Shyamalan and Jodi Foster to name a few.

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Katie Hyde

Producer

KATIE HYDE is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She spent her early years as the executive assistant to the producer of the Oscar winning film Training Day, Disney’s The Santa Clause and National Security and as well as studio bought independent films such as The Tenants, The Life and Death of Bobby Z and If Only. In 2007 Katie moved from LA to NYC and founded the production company Indie City Films. 

Besides working as an actress (see her in Morning Glory and I Don’t Know How She Does It), Katie produces film and video on a daily basis. Her projects range from commercials to web-series and features both documentary and narrative. Indie City's most recent narrative feature, Mount Joy, (directed by her husband, Jack Lewars) was picked up by Glass House Distribution and is now available on Netflix, Hulu and RedBox, and is being represented at all the main film markets this year including Cannes and Berlin. 

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Indie City Films

Producer

Since its inception in 2009, ICF has produced a wide range of film and video projects. From award-winning narrative and documentary feature films, to corporate commercials and even private luxury movie gifts, ICF is the go-to company for smart, impressive and heartfelt video content.

 

Marsha's Daughter Productions

Producer

Led by Finnerty Steeves, Marsha’s Daughter Productions is devoted to investigating innovative frontiers in film with goal of focusing primarily on developing roles for women. MDP is open to all genres and is attracted by character and a unique voice, regardless of genre. Everyone at Marsha’s Daughter Productions is an advocate of equality in all creative endeavors. MDP is a leader of fervent artists, brave authors warrior sisters and generous friends.

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Mark Sparrough

Director of photography

Mark Sparrough, SOC, is a Director of Photography and Steadicam/Camera Operator with over 15 years of experience in the television and film industry. His work has taken him through the White House with President Obama for NBC, ABC and CBS News, into flooded sewers for National Geographic and on location for numerous feature films and scripted television shows.  As an operator in studio, live and field settings, Mark’s experience is extensive and varied. He has shot live music for iHeart Radio, MTV and Pandora, as well as documentaries, promos and reality shows for the Discovery Channel, Food Network, BRAVO, Cartoon Network, Spike, F/X and HBO.  

With a creative eye for compelling shots, Mark continually tests his skills during live events. He is dedicated to his craft and to achieving the vision of the directors and DP's with whom he works. He brings fresh ideas and a positive attitude to each project.

Mark is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild (IATSE Local 600), Steadicam Operators Association (SOA) and the Society of Camerapersons (SOC).

 
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Marcia DeBonis

Casting Director

After receiving a BA in Theatre Arts from UCLA, Marcia began an acting career that has spanned over 30 years. Discovering that she also has a discerning eye for talent in others, she began an additional career as a casting director, and has been successfully thriving in both careers for over 20 years. 

Marcia covered pilot season in NY for 20th Century Fox Studio (1999-2007) and for NBC (2010-2013). Additionally, she was the casting director for The Barrow Group , Atlantic Theater Company and was also the co-casting director on the films "Morning Glory", "Changing Lanes", "Bride Wars", "Tadpole" and "What Lies Beneath" and casting associate on the films "Company Man", "Stepmom", "Big Night", "Titus", "Bringing Out the Dead" and "Ghost Dog". 

 
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Amy Christopher

Casting Director

Amy cast for Broadway and off Broadway productions working as the Casting Director for The Roundabout Theatre Company from 1997 to 2003. During those years she also served as the casting director The Williamstown Theatre Festival. From 2003 to 2012

Amy served as Vice President of Casting for the Fox Broadcasting Company, casting both pilots and television series including “24”, "Prison Break”, “Glee”, “Bones”, “Raising Hope”, “House”, “The New Girl”, “That 70’s Show”, “Malcolm In The Middle”, “The O.C.”, “Lie To Me”, “Fringe”, “Arrested Development”, and ”Touch”.