The Beauty of Disaster Crew
NICOLE GOMEZ FISHER
Director & Coproducer
Nicole Gomez Fisher is the writer, director and producer of Sleeping With the Fishes, a romantic comedy, which can now be seen on HBO and HBO GO. With the support of her cast and crew, Nicole was able to receive the Best New Director award at the Brooklyn Film Festival, and was named Best Director at the 2014 Imagen Awards.
Starting out as an actress and stand-up comic, Nicole is a founding member of The Hot Tamales Live!, the Latina comedy tour produced by Eva Longoria and Kiki Melendez. She went on to write and perform her acclaimed one-woman show, Mixed, at the New York Underground Comedy Festival.
Nicole’s latest directing projects include The Beauty of Disaster, a short film written by Janet Stilson in which she also produced, and Getting Out of My Own Way, a music video for indie recording artist Jennifer Vazquez.
Her scripts for original sitcoms This is My Life and Hotel 112 won praises at internationally recognized screenwriting competitions and her latest screenplay, Good Egg, is an action comedy that she compares to Thelma & Louise meets Baby Mama.
Writer & Executive Producer
Janet Stilson lives in two worlds. She is a writer of film scripts and novels and a journalist.
She was among 12 screenwriters selected to attend the inaugural Writer's Lab in 2015, funded by Meryl Streep and organized by the Writers Guild of America, New York Women in Film & Television and the film collective Iris. Her script, Jaguar Trail, competed with nearly 3,500 other scripts for that honor.
In 2014 she created Glimmer Girl Productions as a home for The Beauty of Disaster, naming the company after the magical characteristic of the film’s main character, Claire.
Janet’ writing has benefited from intensive writing periods at four artist retreats: Dorland Arts Colony in Temecula, CA, the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony in Costa Rica, Odysseys Costa Rica and La Muse in southern France.
Her scripts have been short-listed by several competitions, including American Accolades, the Austin Film Festival, Filmmakers/The Radmin Co. and the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Two of her films have been optioned.
Janet honed her skills as a reporter at Variety, the showbiz bible. From there, she rose through the editorial ranks at a number of business publications geared to media and entertainment executives. She was a twice-elected Vice President on the board of New York Women in Film & Television. She lives in Harlem with her life partner and Beauty producer David Chachere, along with two luxurious cats.
Jennifer Wollan is a preditor (producer/editor). She graduated from Harvard with a degree in psychology and has spent the past 30 years wasting her education on a career in film and television.
Her company, Reel Biography, has been telling stories since 2003, with clients including law firms, family-owned businesses and major non-profit organizations. Jennifer has been telling stories for much longer, some of them are even true.
While not technically psychic, she has been successfully predicting losing lottery numbers since 1993 and occasionally channels the spirit of her Jewish mother, which is especially impressive since her mother is very much alive and worrying.
She can sing “You Are My Sunshine” backwards and count to 10 in Japanese.
Line Producer, Associate Producer & First Assistant Director
Adam Bradley is an all-terrain artist: actor, writer, producer, director, and teacher, who has worked and taught all over the world. He has performed in New York, Toronto, Prague, Vancouver, and Edmonton. Adam’s plays have been produced in Prague and Toronto. He has shot short films in New York, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Prague, and has directed theatre in Toronto.
His body of written work includes three full-length plays and one short play, and he has written, directed and/or produced 12 short films.
Adam has also written five feature-length screenplays, three of which are in development, one of which – Bank$tas – was released by Main Street Films in 2014 and is currently available on iTunes. Another, Yesterday Last Year, was shot in nine days on a budget of $4,000 and is currently in post-production.
He is married to the gloriously creative Amelia Mathews, who plays Claire in The Beauty of Disaster. Together they run Well-Drawn Dog Productions, which can be seen at www.welldrawndog.com.
Director of Photography
Autumn Eakin is a cinematographer who turned her years of working under Vanja Cernjul (30 Rock, Wristcutter’s: A Love Story) and Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler, Velvet Goldmine) into an artful resourcefulness she uses in her narrative and documentary filmmaking. Her cinematography on the documentary feature Die a Good Death garnered great reviews as an official selection in several International and U.S. festivals.
She has shot projects for The History Channel, NBC, Hulu, Ogilvy & Mather, FX and many more over her 10 years as an IATSE Local 600 member.
Presently she is in post-production on the controversial hybrid film What’s Revenge and on the narrative Untitled Father and prepping for One Day Home with Drew Denny and Command & Control with Gregory Collins.
Editor, Color Correction, Visual Effects & Re-Recording Mixer
Carlos Berrios is a New York based filmmaker with over 10 years experience as an editor and re-recording mixer.
He grew up listening to and being inspired by the music of the late 60's and 70's and later had a successful career as a record producer and re-mixer with several Billboard Top 40 and Top 10 hits. This music history, combined with a passion for cinema, has made him a sought-after film collaborator for his sense of timing and rhythm.
Working closely with filmmaker Franc. Reyes and Alumbra Films as a director and editor, Carlos is slated to direct his first feature film later this year.
Composer & Performer
Jann Klose (pronounced Yann Close) is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released four albums and two EPs as a solo artist.
Klose was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany and northeast Ohio. His voice is featured in the movie Greetings From Tim Buckley, featuring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots, released by Focus Features and Tribeca Film.
His songs have been heard on the Grammy-nominated "Healthy Food For Thought" compilation, MTV Cribs and the movies Dead Broke (Warner Bros), featuring Paul Sorvino and A Venue For The End Of The World, featuring Dick Cavett and Ian Anderson.
He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde and The Who's Tommy. In 2005, the off-Broadway production Moonlight Interior, a musical based on Klose's music, premiered in New York City.
He has periodically collaborated with members of classical rock group Renaissance and tours regularly in the U.S. and Europe. He has opened for or performed with a wide range of artists including Pat Benatar, John Oates of Hall and Oates, Suzanne Vega, Paula Cole, Annie Haslam, Brett Dennen, Rusted Root, Vonda Shepard, Gary Hoey, Jeffrey Gaines, Bret Michaels, Willy Porter, The Strawbs, Rosanne Cash, The Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart, The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty, Elliott Murphy, Pete Seeger and Les Paul.