THE FILMMAKERS

MATT JOFFE 

DANIEL SPEERS

Daniel Speers is an Independent Writer/Director from Downingtown, PA who enlisted in the Army at age 19. He was decorated for two deployments to Baghdad and Baquba, Iraq , where he spent a total of 27 months serving as a Chaplain's Assistant. After his military career he enrolled at Temple University's school for Film and Media Arts where he pursued his passion of story telling.

 

Daniel has directed four ambitious student films ranging from a historic period piece to a Sci-Fi set in the distant future. His latest short film, Guests of A Nation debuted to resounding critical acclaim and sold out festival audiences. 

Cinematographer Matt Joffe is a close friend and previous collaborator with Director Daniel Speers. Originally from Readington, New Jersey Matt has built up an impressive catalogue of work since graduating from the film program at Drexel University. As a cinematographer, camera operator and gaffer, he has worked on over sixteen  films, commercials, and music videos.  

 

As a cinematagrapher, Matt has a resourcefulness and certain genius for capturing the ephemeral.  His vision and guidance as a member of the ADULTS  team was immeasurable. 

CAITLIN STAPLETON 

ALI SANDLER

Caitlin graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Cinema Studies, and received an award for best experimental film from her graduating class. Her interest in filmmaking began when spending a semester away from school working in Robert De Niro's office for the Tribeca Film Center.   Since graduating, she's produced on a number of shows such as Fox's Hell's Kitchen, NBC's Ready For Love, and the Emmy Award Winning season of Undercover Boss. 
 

Ali graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a BA in Film Production.  She has produced a number of narrative films and music videos, as well as three documentaries. Her 2012 documentary, Waiting For Mamu, is an Official Selection at Michael Moore’s 2013 Traverse City Film Festival.  Ali recently produced ULTIMATE ULTIMATE (currently in post-production), a low-budget mockumentary of electronic music, directed by Jack Henry Robbins, with Executive Producer Tim Robbins.  She is currently in pre-production on a feature film starring indie director/writer Jay Duplass.