Bradley Hawkins began his acting career in the late 1980's in the San Francisco Bay Area, starring on stage in several plays and musical theater productions, as well as working in commercial/print, television, short films, industrials, and feature films. Upon moving to Lancaster, PA in 1997, Hawkins taught film studies, acting, and humanities courses at the high school level, and directed several stage productions throughout his tenure as an educator. Now at age 61 and retired from teaching, Hawkins is a working on-camera actor, and the award-winning director of two short films, Roller Coaster (now on Amazon Prime) and the comedy-fantasy short, Filling In, which is currently enjoying a successful run on a global film festival circuit.
Karl Holtz, has won seven awards as Executive Producer for ROLLER COASTER and is back working with Bradley Hawkins again as an EP on FILLING IN. Holtz founded the alternative rock band Crimson Ivy, who toured throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond from '86-'96. Through his company, Sonic Voice Productions, he produced several benefit concerts generating generous funding for non-profit organizations such as The Aris Project, The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, and The George Mark House. In the late '90's, Holtz lived in Seattle and worked on the set of the TV version of THE FUGITIVE. Today he continues to perform and records with Crimson Ivy, enjoys photography, and all forms of cinematics. Now retired in upstate New York, travels to the west coast often, and is enjoying this pursuit of a new career in the entertainment industry.
Ryan A. Geesaman has been involved in media and technology since the 7th grade but FILLING IN is his first time in the role of sound recordist and editor on a short film. He holds a degree in Television Production from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University. Currently Geesaman is the Video Production Director at LCBC, a megachurch with a weekly attendance of over 15,000. He is also an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College, teaching courses in media and video production. When not behind a camera or in front of a computer, Ryan is a husband, father, avid movie-watcher, and enjoys the challenges of home-improvement.
Jim Casella, composer of the original music score for FILLING IN, works in Portland, Oregon writing music for concert groups, film and commercials. Casella recently won three awards for his original music score for ROLLER COASTER at the IndieFest International Film Fest and the International Independent Film Festival Awards.The company he co-founded, Tapspace is one of the leading publishers of percussion music in the world. Casella's signature series of drumsticks and keyboard mallets are manufactured by Innovative Percussion and are widely used worldwide. Casella also serves on the board of advisors for the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), the world’s largest percussion organization.
Sarah Hawkins, is the producer on Filling In, and the upcoming series OR DIE TRYING. Hawkins is an active community member of women in film circles, and managed the inaugural year of Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival. She is also a producer for the female-driven production company, Busted Buggy Entertainment and is an employee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well. As an actor, Hawkins has won four awards for Best Actress for her starring performance in ROLLER COASTER.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Brian Shaub, a 2002 graduate from Kutztown University with a BA in Electronic Media Communications, worked at JPL Creative for six years as a director and video editor on projects for Giant Foods and the Hershey company, as well as for several other PA based corporations. Shaub had now been working as a video producer/director/editor for LCBC Church in Manheim, PA for the past eight years where he helps to create video content to be used in conjunction with the weekly gatherings at all nine campuses of the church throughout Central PA. He also keeps busy by making wedding videos throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Although FILLING IN is his first experience as the director of photography on a project outside of the church environment, Shaub’s 16 years of experience in all areas of video production have prepared him well for the comedy short film.
JARED ODRICK, has won seven awards as an executive producer of ROLLER COASTER, and is back as Executive Producer on FILLING IN. As a high school student, Odrick was not only on the Lebanon HS Cedars football team, but was also a student in ROLLER COASTER and FILLING IN director, Bradley Hawkins' Film as Art and Humanities classes at the high school. Once he got wind of his former teacher's new endeavor as a film director, Odrick decided to climb aboard the coaster to lend his support as yet another means of giving back to his hometown of Lebanon, PA, and those who helped guide him during his youth. Odrick can also be seen on HBO's series, BALLERS in cameo roles as himself, in multiple episodes, as well as in a supporting role on the feature film, JADE.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Introducing XAVIER CARDRICHE, the Assistant Director and an Associate Producer on FILLING IN. While simultaneously completing a film degree at Brooklyn College, Cardriche contributed to numerous TV productions in the Tri-State area. Cardriche aworks for the NY branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has been involved in a wide variety of capacities on both film and music projects since 2000 including scouting locations for indie-films and providing wardrobe for THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. His roles as the AD and an AP on FILLING IN have reinvigorated his capacity to tell stories and has strengthened his efforts in becoming an effective and prolific filmmaker.
KURT LOHMILLER is a veteran marketing manager / musician based in the San Francico Bay Area. He worked for the San Jose Sharks (NHL) for numerous years as a corporate sales manager on their business operations platform, with a specialty in their promotions division. Lohmiller also toured and performed with the Grammy-winning rock band Green Day from 1999-2007 as a multi-instrumentalist and back-up singer. Other musical collaborations that Lohmiller has been associated with include performances with the bands Goldfinger, Sugar Ray, and Violent Femmes. He currently works with the marketing firm John Nadel International in Palo Alto, CA. Lohmiller, also provided assistance with artwork needed for film director Bradley Hawkins' previous comedy short ROLLER COASTER as well.
JASON LONGO attended college majoring in Communications and Marketing, and then later attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for Interior Design. He began his own business, JDL Interiors, in 1997 as a painting and wallpaper company which grew and rebranded into JDL Design Group, offering interior design services, event planning, and creative consulting throughout NY. In 2003 Jason was featured as an on-camera interior designer with E! Entertainment on the show "Guess Who's Coming to Decorate” and in 2015 Jason was featured on HGTV's "House Hunter's Renovation" series. Jason was the Production Designer for the 2015 comedy short ADAM IMITATING ART, featured at the Raindance Film Festival in London.
ARZOUMA KOMPAORÉ is a passionate filmmaker, media artist, cultural entrepreneur and journalist, who holds a Masters in Computer Science from Limoges' School of Engineers in France, and also graduated from Burkina Faso's National Film School undergraduate program. Kompaore’s official film debut was writing, producing, directing and editing HAWA, his final thesis project at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated in 2013 with a Master in Fine Arts in Film and Animation while on a Fulbright Scholarship. HAWA has since been shown in many film festivals, gathered rave reviews from critics, and incorporated in curricula in US colleges. Komparé also works with the TV section of the Francophone branch of Voice of America where he primarily produces human Interest news stories. We were thrilled to have Arzouma assist us on FILLING IN as the boom mic operator during the four-day shoot of principal photography up in Rochester, NY in late April.
ALAYSIA JORDAN graduated from SUNY Purchase College in 2014 with a BA in Liberal Arts where she focused on screenwriting, acting and psychology on film. Since graduation she has written dialogue for several commercials for CGI Communications, worked as a production assistant on the comedy horror short, MY LITTLE BUBBLES, and on a commercial for Cayuga Community College for C47 Film Associates.
COSTUMER & WARDROBE SUPERVISOR
AMY SCOLARO is every bit as quirky and inventive as her profile pic here shows. Scolaro graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2000 with a degree in photography and worked as a projectionist at the CineMark IMAX theater in Rochester for four years prior to serving as the executive director at the ART Mission and Theater in town there. She is currently a freelance photographer and graphic artist and will soon be launching her own mobile photo studio. Scolaro’s website is now under construction but she can be reached at email@example.com in the meantime.
CLINTON HIBSHMAN has been playing in bars and music venues in the Lebanon and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania for over twenty years. The singer/songwriter composed and performed the song "Between Myth and Metaphor" (the opening scene bar song) used in Filling In. Hibshman His latest release “Ghosts and Gunslingers” showcases his slightly twisted singer songwriter lyrical style as well as his versatility.
Hibshman also teaches Humanities and a popular elective he created called "Reading, Writing, and Rock & Roll" at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, PA, where he has been on staff for over 20 years now.
AARON COX graduated from AIU in 2007 with a MFA in Electronic Arts, and currently lives in San Jose, CA where he works as a senior graphic artist for Jack Nadel International. He has created artwork for such major international companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Zyngel, to name a few. His expertise revolves in the worlds of graphic design, photography, brand identity design, and illustration. Cox draws his inspiration from various travels around the world, as well as from film, music, and counter culture. He also provided artwork for the comedy short film Roller Coaster in 2015 as well.
Josh Kennedy, graduated from Taylor University in 2010 with a degree in Media Communication - Film Production. Shortly after graduation, he got married and moved to Singapore where he was pseudo-adopted by a rowdy bunch of South Africans. He still has no idea how to play cricket. Josh is a User Interface & Experience Designer by trade and has spent the last six years working with startup companies around the world, and currently works at LCBC Church in Lancaster, PA. You can occasionally find Josh on Twitter at @joshkennedy
TYLER STRAUSBAUGH, served as videographer for the kid interviews used for promo material and the teaser trailer for Filling In. Strausbaugh is a freelance videographer based in Lancaster, PA that specializes in producing affordable, yet high quality wedding videos. He also has experience creating product videos, senior portraits and other various video projects.
Strausbaugh works as a video production coordinator with LCBC Church's video production team as well as with several other regional wedding videographers & photographers in the South Central Pennsylvania area.
HENNA TATTOO ARTIST
ROBIN JAECKEL, Owner & Artist at Henna Rising. Jaeckel holds a degree in Arts Administration and Advocacy from Empire State College and is certified through the ICHNA. Jaeckel, from Rochester NY, founded Henna Rising in 2007 after 13 years managing a software company and then directing a local non profit arts center. Henna Rising is the premier source for Henna and supplies throughout Western NY.
GAMAL SALEM Is a bilingual (English and Arabic speaking) graphic designer based out of Toronto, Canada. He graduated on the Dean’s list from Herzing Institute in Computer Graphics and went on to create several award-winning designs which have been featured in the Cannes Film Festival and MUMEDI (Mexican Museum of Design). He and his wife co-founded OMAI CREATIVE, a full-service branding, graphic design and photography agency in Toronto, serving a global clientele stretching from North America, Europe and the Middle East (& given his love for travel, this suits him just fine). He is known to say that the only loves in his life greater than design, are his wife and two kids.
CLAUDIA HOFFMAN is a 2016 graduate of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, PA, where she was the Executive Producer of the LHS Broadcasting Club, Co-Student Director of the spring musical, secretary of the Class of 2016, and a member of National Honor Society. For two years she’s been fulfilling her passion for all things production during her management internship at Gretna Theater in Mt. Gretna, PA. Hoffman lives to watch and discuss films and is thrilled to be able to assist in a Dadley Production. She looks forward to majoring in Film Production when she begins her freshman year at Temple University this fall.
Introducing, NICOLE REDDIG, our youngest production assistant on Filling In from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Nicole is a student at Conestoga Valley High School, where she is an active participant in the music and arts community. In school, she is a member of the Tri-M Musical Honors Society and a crew member for the drama department; outside of school, she enjoys working at a local painting and pottery studio and loves to discuss the humanities. Her passion for the arts led her to assist on this first project of Dadley Productions and she could not be more thrilled about her introduction to film industry.
CORY HUNTER graduated in 2013 from Liberty University with a graphic design major and a photography minor. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for nearly four years and is a proud new papa to their first son. Ultimate frisbee, soccer, mountain biking, and snorkeling are some of his favorite activities and he drives a mean 2001 Honda Civic. Cory loves what he does working as a graphic designer for LCBC Church in Lancaster, PA.
CHRIS RUCH graduated from PA College of Art and Design in 1993 having majored in Graphic Design. Since then he has met a wide variety of creative needs for publishers, musicians, filmmakers, nonprofit organizations and advertising agencies. Chris lives in Mount Joy, PA with his “high school sweetheart” Jennifer, their corgi Gryphon, and various foreign exchange students.
Introducing TYLER BAILEY, the award-winning sound editor of ROLLER COASTER who is back working with Hawkins again on the sound design for FILLING IN. Recent Master's College graduate with a B.A. in Music, Bailey has had the privilege of working with several talented individuals in the music and film industry, including Grammy-winning producer, Mauricio Gasca, to produce an EP of original classical music, and interning for long-time music veteran, Dan Blessinger as well. Bailey also served as sound editor for the science fiction film RZ-9. Currently, Bailey serves as mixing engineer for online streaming at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, WA.
Peter Fenton served as a co-writer for Filling In while finishing his undergraduate degree at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Beyond Filling In, Fenton has most notably written and published two feature-length adventure comedies for the stage, Knights of the Square Table and The Thousand-Year Rose. In addition to writing The Thousand-Year Rose, Fenton directed its world premiere production at Wheaton College in October 2016 with Disney Channel actress Piper Curda in the leading role. As screenwriter for Filling In, Fenton has won three awards through film festivals.