Create. Produce. Deliver.
JOSH VICTOR ROTHSTEIN
Director & Photographer
Josh is equally at home directing motion pictures or still photographs. From the start, Josh has toggled between both mediums, using them in combination even, to reveal the subjects he strives to portray. Commercial clients include; Puma, Samsung, HP, Disney, Square Space, Jack Daniels, Kenneth Cole and Mastercard. His portrait photography features some of the music industry’s top artists including Jack White, Sean Combs, John Legend, Ceelo Green, and Steven Tyler. Josh’s most recent film, “Dukale’s Dream”, which won Best Documentary Feature Premiere at the Heartland Film Festival, is the inspirational story behind Hugh Jackman's coffee company. Josh has directed two additional feature length documentaries - “The Excellent Theopolis” highlighted legendary street musician Theopolis Coburn and ”3 Points,” about the plight of Darfur refugees told through the revelatory experience of NBA all-star Tracy McGrady during his visit to that region. Josh also worked under writer/director, Baz Luhrmann creating a featurette promo on Warner Brother’s, "The Great Gatsby".
Schuyler has produced six feature films, including Mona Fastvold’s debut film, The Sleepwalker, which screened in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released the same year (IFC); The Eyes of My Mother, which was a critical hit at Sundance in 2016 and will be released by Magnet later this year; and Dukale’s Dream, a documentary about poverty solutions in Ethiopia, starring Hugh Jackman. Schuyler is currently completing Tandem Pictures’ latest film Ghost Team, starring Jon Heder, David Krumholtz and Justin Long, which will be released in theaters by The Orchard in 2016. Schuyler began his film career in Sydney, Australia working for film director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby). From 2005-2009 Schuyler assisted Luhrmann in all aspects of script development, production, post and marketing of his films, even co-writing a song with Elton John.
Raphael is a editor and post supervisor. Editing is a natural fit for Raphael. Not only does Raphael's attention to detail, technical savvy, and previous experience as a writer and visual artist weave itself seamlessly into the editing room, but his former career in social services is the secret weapon that guides the way he balances lofty artistic goals with the needs of the client, director, and producer. Raphael is particularly drawn to this team dynamic in filmmaking, and relish being a positive creative force at The Bend, not only on the post-production side of a project, but in the planning and shooting stages as well. Recent career highlights include watching Usain Bolt win the Gold in the 100m and then seeing a Bolt video he cut for Puma get over 100,000 hits in one hour...hearing Hugh Jackman riff off of a line he had written for his voice-over and turn into something better than he could have imagined...cutting his first feature length documentary.
Writer & Producer
Jesse has produced 25 feature films. His first film, MANITO, won a Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, the American Express Emerging Filmmaker Award at TriBeCa, the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, the Open Palm Award at the Gothams, and 3 Independent Spirit Award nominations including Producer to Watch. Jesse's latest films include REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS executive produced by Martin Scorse and DUKALE’S DREAM featuring Hugh Jackman. Jesse has been a guest film lecturer at NYU, Columbia University, School of Visual Arts, and NY Film Academy at Princeton. He earned his BFA from the Film Conservatory at State University of New York, Purchase College in 1997.
Candace is a writer and story producer on documentary and narrative commercial projects. Born and raised in New Zealand, Candace's career started with Weta Workshop on The Hobbit where she coordinated BTS photography and video. Fast forward 5 years, Candace worked at Accelerated Intelligence, Ai, in London, executing digital strategies for global brand social pages across all local markets. Working at Ai, she worked hand in hand with a small but highly experienced and passionate team of editors, developers, designers, PRs and social media experts who specialize primarily in creating groundbreaking multi-media launches, content and social strategies. Working on some of the most beloved film franchises and brands in history including Star Wars, Marvel and 007.
For over a decade and a half Patrick Russell has been working in feature film, TV, and commercial production and development. His experience stretches from the development department at Columbia Pictures, through children’s TV production companies Lynch Entertainment & Highland Productions, to MTV, the IFP, History Channel, and the Tribeca Film Festival. The bulk of his career however was spent with ContentFilm and SonyBMG Film where he ultimately became the Director of Production and Development at Sony BMG Film. Films he was involved with include cult classics The Hebrew Hammer and Party Monster, documentaries East of Havana, Ghosts of Cite Soliel, and Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, and critically acclaimed features The King, The Cooler, and Cadillac Records among others.
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