THE MOST FUN I'VE EVER HAD WITH MY PANTS ON

 

CAST and CREW

 

 

 

DREW DENNY
Writer/Director/Actress
www.mydrewdenny.com

Born in Texas, Drew Denny chose her name at thirteen when she escaped boarding school to explore Austin’s music scene before striking off on her own to rove the globe at eighteen, working as a documentary photographer researching the Movement of Landless Workers in Brazil and the relationship between sweatshop labor and the sex trade in Southeast Asia. Drew's interest in documentary led her to the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she graduated from the Production program with Honors.
Drew is the Arts Editor for LA Record, performer and songwriter in Big Whup, teacher of public art for LAUSD Continuation, and is currently directing a film with a group of children on a squatter’s settlement in Bolivia. Her other pursuits include a Master’s degree in Aesthetics and Politics from the California Institute of the Arts where she is engineering a Brain House and performing Balinese gamelan.
This is Drew’s first feature film!

DREW DENNY

 



SARAH HAGAN
Actress
www.sarahhagan.com

Sarah Hagan is best known for her beloved recurring roles as “Millie Kentner” on the cult series FREAKS AND GEEKS and “Amanda” on the hit series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Born in Austin, Texas, she began acting at age 6, when her mother first signed her up for musical theater, and has since appeared on ALLY MCBEAL, Judd Apatow’s UNDECLARED, BOSTON PUBLIC, GREY'S ANATOMY, and MEDIUM, to name a few. She played the voices of “Lola Llama” and “Jungle Girl” on the Cartoon Network series MY GYM PARTNER'S A MONKEY. After a hiatus from acting to study painting and sculpture, Hagan has returned with a supporting role in the Warner Bros. comedy SPRING BREAKDOWN alongside Saturday Night Live cast members Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch, and the lead role in the 2011 Sundance selected indie, JESS + MOSS.

SARAH HAGAN

 

CLAY JETER
Producer
www.jessandmoss.com

Clay Jeter grew up in Tennessee riding go-karts off-road, converting abandoned houses into skateparks, and organizing extremely dangerous firework-battles in the outskirts of his neighborhood. He started acting as a kid and quickly became obsessed with filmmaking. While guest starring on an episode of the cult classic WALKER TEXAS RANGER, he learned how to execute the sleeper hold from WWE Legend "Hot Rod" Rowdy Roddy Piper. After attending film school at the University of Southern California, Jeter went on tour with Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady to direct the documentary A POSITIVE RAGE and traveled to Africa as the co-director of photography on BOUNCING CATS, a feature-length documentary about break-dancing in Uganda. Recently, he returned home to the family tobacco farm in Western Kentucky to direct his first narrative feature film, JESS + MOSS.

CLAY JETER

 

 

WILL BASANTA
Cinematographer/Associate Producer
www.ibiscinematography.com

Will Basanta was brought up in the woods of deep southern Illinois. He became interested in visual media at an early age, restoring a deserted darkroom and teaching himself black and white photography.  After studying film at the University of Southern California, he split to the mountains of northwestern Wyoming to work as a painter, explore the backcountry, climb, camp, and otherwise bum around.  
Since returning to California, Will has shot music videos for artists such as John Fogerty, The Fray, Five for Fighting, Bloc Party and Bonnie "Prince" Billy, among others.  He was co-director of photography with friend Clay Jeter on BOUNCING CATS, a feature documentary about break-dancing in Uganda, which is currently playing in festivals worldwide.  Deeply influenced by his adventures in the woods and mountains, he has developed an organic aesthetic and an unflinching desire to explore the magical nature of moving pictures. He plans, one day, to move to Big Sur and live in a treehouse.

WILL BASANTA

 

 

 

ISAAC HAGY
Editor
http://www.isaachagyedits.com

Born in 1984 in Lost Nation, Iowa, filmmaker and photographer Isaac Hagy chooses to focus his lens on the fringes of culture- His career in film editing began while he was still enrolled in USC when he was brought on as an editor for AN UNLIKELY WEAPON, a feature documentary about famed war photographer Eddie Adams. The film played at over 50 festivals worldwide and won numerous awards including Best Editing.
In 2009, Isaac traveled to Africa, where he produced, co-wrote, and edited a feature documentary about the positive effects of hip-hop culture in the poorest regions of Uganda.  The film, BOUNCING CATS, is currently making the festival circuit while preparing for a theatrical release. Isaac’s first narrative feature is JESS + MOSS, which premiered at Sundance 2011.

ISAAC HAGY

 

 

DUNCAN THUM
Composer

Duncan is multi-instrumentalist composer, songwriter and performer. He grew up in a big house in Berkeley, California where he spent his time dreaming up nonsensical words and dinosaur-ish creatures. His (overactive) imagination was captivated and fueled by such reads as Calvin and Hobbes, The Phantom Tollbooth and A Light in the Attic to such an extent that Duncan believed even a distant skyscraper could fall on him. To prevent such a calamity, it became necessary to repay the universe with his own novel creations. A few suspenseful years later he discovered making music was the best way to appease fate and he has been diligently doing so since- no large structures have fallen on or near him to date. He owes his luck to the fine teachers and mentors at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, University of Southern California and UCLA in Los Angeles. Or perhaps, he owes his luck to some tricky mickey who assures him conjuring musical moods is better for business than reading a fantastical children's book in the shade of a high rise.

Duncan is not shy of an unlikely instrument or sound and prefers his genres bent. He writes orchestral music by day and has played with Dnonkong, Evan Voytas, Walter Meego and Pizza! by night. Recent scores include such films and games as Ubernachtung, Linstscape, Freaky Deaky, Spurpunk, The Colorado River Delta and The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On

DUNCAN THUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMILY BATSON
Costume Designer
www.emilybatson.com

Emily Batson is a Los Angeles based costume designer and stylist.  A northern California native, she found her way to Los Angeles via Santa Barbara where she studied film and costume design. An opportunity to work in the Costume department of the acclaimed HBO series DEADWOOD brought her to LA, and she has since explored the spectrum of Hollywood projects from costuming independent art films to dressing celebrities for the Academy Awards. Her most recent film UNICORNS was a Sundance lab finalist and recently won an All Access Grant from the Tribeca Film Institute. She looks forward to Costume Designing Jenee LaMarque's upcoming feature THE PRETTY ONE  starring Jake Johnson and Zoe Kazan.

EMILY BATSON

JASON MICHAEL BERMAN
Producer
http://taggart-productions.com/

Since beginning his career in producing, Jason Michael Berman has produced numerous feature films that have debuted at premiere film festivals around the globe, including Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca, Berlinale, and Edinburgh. Berman was named by Variety in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Producers to Watch and by Deadline Hollywood in 2012 as Top Ten Producers to Watch at Sundance. Producing credits include THE DRY LAND, JESS+MOSS, SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA, BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST, LUV, and STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. 
Berman is a 2006 graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts.

JASON MICHAEL BERMAN

 

STEVEN DRYPOLCHER
Executive Producer/Post Production Supervisor
www.bonniebraestudio.com

Steve Drypolcher grew up in the heart of San Francisco where he spent his childhood surrounded by artists and obsessing over movies and technology. Steve attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts where he fell into the world of music videos, working as a Director of Photography and Visual Effects Supervisor.
In 2009 Steve co-founded Bonnie Brae, a creative collective and boutique post-production studio dedicated to creating new and unique methods of making film and media. Bonnie Brae has garnered much acclaim for their work on projects for artists like Bruno Mars, Bon Iver. Lupe Fiasco, The Fray, and Bloc Party- including 5 2010 MTV VMA nominations for B.O.B’s “Airplanes”.

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STEVEN DRYPOLCHER