Kieran began his career in entertainment at the age of six as a child actor appearing in dozens of television commercials, episodic television and feature films. Retiring from acting at age 17, he then attended NYU receiving both a BFA and MFA in filmmaking from the Tisch School of the Arts. His first feature film, “24 Nights” (2001) which he wrote, produced and directed, was made as his graduate thesis, but took on a life of its own on the film festival circuit, playing in over 60 festivals worldwide and winning seven audience awards. The film was picked up for distribution by TLA Releasing and, due to increasing word of mouth popularity, has been a perennial seller for the company since its release.
Danny recently edited the feature documentary “Bert Stern: Original Madman,” about Marilyn Monroe’s photographer, as well as the 2008 feature “Bustin’ Down the Door,” about a group of Australian surfers who revolutionized the sport in the mid-70s. He is currently finishing up editing on the documentary feature “Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp.”
After attending the graduate film program at New York University, Michael has worked regularly as a director, cinematographer and editor. He has also written, produced and directed several films that have played at the top film festivals in the U.S. including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW and Hamptons. His most acclaimed short film Hyper premiered in the Centerpiece of the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center and played at over thirty film festivals. His first feature, Wedding Bros stars Tony Winner Dan Fogler, Jon Polito and Brendan Sexton III and was distributed by Universal Home Entertainment in 2009. Michael has also worked on the Academy Award nominated documentary On the Ropes, Jim Sheridan’s In America as the 2nd unit DP, and recently co-produced the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival horror/comedy Hysterical Psycho. In 2010, Michael completed Senior Year a documentary on the emotional true story of a High School Lacrosse team’s unlikely State Championship Season.
PJ is a Los Angeles based cinematographer and He is currently on the film festival circuit with two award-winning short films, “Love Sick Love” and “Rooftops.”
Ian Moore is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. He studied fiddle as a child, but switched to guitar when wrist problems interfered. His music contains elements of folk, rock and roll, world music, and blues. After playing guitar in Joe Ely’s touring band and appearing on one studio album, he spent time in Austin with his own group, first Ian Moore and Moment’s Notice, then The Ian Moore Band. Prior to Luminaria’s release, he moved to Vashon Island, located in Puget Sound near Seattle in the State of Washington, where portions of “To Be Loved” were recorded in his home studio. He has played with such musicians as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and ZZ Top, and appeared in Billy Bob Thornton’s movie Sling Blade. Ian played guitar with Jason Mraz on his 2010 fall tour.
Jason is a composer, keyboardist, record producer and recording engineer. His musical life began on the piano and cello, but he became a lifelong student of the Hammond B3 organ. His keyboard work appears on the recordings of many Sub Pop artists, including Zen Guerilla, the Black Halos, Rosie Thomas and the Makers. As a composer, his work with Canadian director Guy Maddin has been called “swirling and adventurous” and “teasingly reminiscent of Philip Glass”. He has appeared on stage with Isabella Rossellini, Alanis Morissette and Geraldine Chaplin and has conducted orchestras on three continents.