DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR   Benjamin R. Davis is a NYC-based freelance cinematographer, photographer, and writer/director.   Following  Driving Not Knowing,  Davis is currently in pre-production for his second feature film as a writer/director. Most recently, he has worked as a 1st AC and Key Grip for TV and Film (MTV, Discovery Channel, NBC, etc.) as well as a Gaffer for multiple films (  DANA,   Syskön ,  Stillman's Portrait,  etc.)  He has also served as a writer, director, cinematographer, and editor for various short films-- Neighborhood Bike Works  (2012),  Gray  (2012),  Feed Me  (2013)--as well as multiple event pieces ranging from a Mac DeMarco concert to an interview with Agnès Varda.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR

Benjamin R. Davis is a NYC-based freelance cinematographer, photographer, and writer/director. Following Driving Not Knowing, Davis is currently in pre-production for his second feature film as a writer/director. Most recently, he has worked as a 1st AC and Key Grip for TV and Film (MTV, Discovery Channel, NBC, etc.) as well as a Gaffer for multiple films ( DANA, SyskönStillman's Portrait, etc.)  He has also served as a writer, director, cinematographer, and editor for various short films--Neighborhood Bike Works (2012), Gray (2012), Feed Me (2013)--as well as multiple event pieces ranging from a Mac DeMarco concert to an interview with Agnès Varda.

 DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR   Dylan Hansen-Fliedner is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and poet. He is the co-editor and associate producer of the feature length documentary  Finding Babel  (2015). He co-directed six short films with Jay Jadick including the award-winning  Repeat Thru  (2014), and  real life-like  (2012), screened at Penn Media Pioneers IV. His poetry has been published by Gauss PDF and 89plus/LUMA Foundation and has been featured in  The Atlantic . He has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Cinema Studies and English, with Honors in Creative Writing. His work is online at  dylanhf.info      

DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR

Dylan Hansen-Fliedner is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and poet. He is the co-editor and associate producer of the feature length documentary Finding Babel (2015). He co-directed six short films with Jay Jadick including the award-winning Repeat Thru (2014), and real life-like (2012), screened at Penn Media Pioneers IV. His poetry has been published by Gauss PDF and 89plus/LUMA Foundation and has been featured in The Atlantic. He has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Cinema Studies and English, with Honors in Creative Writing. His work is online at dylanhf.info

  

 DIRECTOR/ACTOR/EDITOR   Jay Jadick is a filmmaker, actor, and poet based in Brooklyn. He has worked in collaboration with Dylan Hansen-Fliedner on six short films including the award-winning  Repeat Thru  (2014), and  real life-like  (2012), screened at Penn Media Pioneers IV. They also shot and edited live music videos for Tycho and Portugal. The Man. He is as an associate producer   on Odessa Films forthcoming documentary,  Finding Babel . His books include  The Uncreative Subterranean , advised by Kenneth Goldsmith, and  ed/it/ed  (2014, 89Plus/LUMA Foundation).     

DIRECTOR/ACTOR/EDITOR

Jay Jadick is a filmmaker, actor, and poet based in Brooklyn. He has worked in collaboration with Dylan Hansen-Fliedner on six short films including the award-winning Repeat Thru (2014), and real life-like (2012), screened at Penn Media Pioneers IV. They also shot and edited live music videos for Tycho and Portugal. The Man. He is as an associate producer on Odessa Films forthcoming documentary, Finding Babel. His books include The Uncreative Subterranean, advised by Kenneth Goldsmith, and ed/it/ed (2014, 89Plus/LUMA Foundation).

 

 DIRECTOR/ACTOR/EDITOR   DANE MAINELLA   is an American filmmaker, photographer, and writer.    Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, he studied poetry and mechanical engineering at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has made various independent films, including   Driving Not Knowing  , which he co-wrote, co-directed, starred in and co-edited, and   Superamerica  , which he also wrote, co-directed, starred in and edited. He has published three books of poetry,   Desire  ,   Notes   and   Driving  , as well as one novel,   Suicide Heaven  . He currently lives in Brooklyn. 

DIRECTOR/ACTOR/EDITOR

DANE MAINELLA is an American filmmaker, photographer, and writer. 
Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, he studied poetry and mechanical engineering at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has made various independent films, including Driving Not Knowing, which he co-wrote, co-directed, starred in and co-edited, and Superamerica, which he also wrote, co-directed, starred in and edited. He has published three books of poetry, DesireNotes and Driving, as well as one novel, Suicide Heaven. He currently lives in Brooklyn. 

 ACTOR   Emily Rea is an artist and actor living and working in Philadelphia. She has studied at La Sorbonne in Paris and received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She was wi nner of the 2013 and 2014 Fine Arts Award in Sculpture and 3-Dimensional Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery in Philadelphia. She has acted in several short films by Jay Jadick and Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, including  dive  (2013). Her work can be seen  here .      

ACTOR

Emily Rea is an artist and actor living and working in Philadelphia. She has studied at La Sorbonne in Paris and received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She was winner of the 2013 and 2014 Fine Arts Award in Sculpture and 3-Dimensional Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery in Philadelphia. She has acted in several short films by Jay Jadick and Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, including dive (2013). Her work can be seen here.

 

 COMPOSER   Charley Ruddell is a Boston based musician/composer studying at Berklee College of Music. Ruddell has written music for five short films in collaboration with the creators of  Driving Not Knowing , inclu ding the award-winning  EXALTED  (2011) and  Repeat Thru  (2014). He has also composed several pieces for Boston Conservatory's Robin Aren, a modern dance choreographer.    He performed and recorded with funk/soul band Cosmodrome.  He has produced 2 EPs under the pseudonym ATTIKIS. He released his newest album, Brotherwoods, as  Scooterjinx . Most recently, Ruddell contributed to and co-produced Finnegan & Family and Lencka's upcoming records.      

COMPOSER

Charley Ruddell is a Boston based musician/composer studying at Berklee College of Music. Ruddell has written music for five short films in collaboration with the creators of Driving Not Knowing, including the award-winning EXALTED (2011) and Repeat Thru (2014). He has also composed several pieces for Boston Conservatory's Robin Aren, a modern dance choreographer. He performed and recorded with funk/soul band Cosmodrome. He has produced 2 EPs under the pseudonym ATTIKIS. He released his newest album, Brotherwoods, as Scooterjinx. Most recently, Ruddell contributed to and co-produced Finnegan & Family and Lencka's upcoming records.

 

 

Crew List

 

Benjamin R. Davis ........................ Director / Producer / DP / Editor

Dylan Hansen-Fliedner.....................................Director / DP / Editor

Dane Mainella...............................................Director / Actor / Editor

Jay Jadick......................................................Director / Actor / Editor

Al Filreis...............................................................Executive Producer

Michael Busza..................................................Consulting Producer

David Novack...................................................Consulting Producer

Nancy Novack.................................................Consulting Producer

Lisa Jiang.......................................................................Co-Producer

Brendan R. Bercik................................................Assistant Director

Charley Ruddell................................................................Composer

Tom Paul.....................................Sound Mixer / Sound Mastering

Nat Jencks............................................................Color Correction

Jesse Peterson......................................................Sound Designer

Nick Mann.......................................................On Set Sound Mixer

Dan Brennan...............Assistant Camera / Steadicam Operator

Max R. Holland.......................................................................Gaffer

Jackson Drungell..............................................Best Boy Electric

Jacob Siegel......................................................................Key Grip

Ethan Davis............................................................Boom Operator

Alex Udowenko........................................Equipment Supervisor

 

 

 

Cast List

 

Will..................................Dane Mainella

Lee.........................................Jay Jadick

Jo..............................................Emily Rea

 Lenny....................Kenneth Goldsmith

Noah.............................Seth Schimmel

Paul.....................Michael Wintermute

Ned....................................Alex Temme

Chaz............................Charley Ruddell

Corn.................................Bruce Spears

Bufe....................................Jeff Ruddell

Allen.......................Jessup Lepkowski

Abby..............................................Liz Barr

Ted..............................Theodore Jadick

Debbie...............................Debra Jadick

Mae....................................Alexa Nicolas

Cybil....................................Caroline Kee

Bouncer.................................Joe Tirella

Minor.................................Janie Ruddell

 

Clubbers

Loren Kole

Gianni Anfuso

 

Band Show Fans

Jacob Siegel

Bryant Smith

Alex Udowenko

 

Partiers

Kelly Michalowski

Quinlan McCloskey

Connor McCloskey

Ryan Bracey

April Davis

 

 

Poetry Reading Fans

Nick Marini

Bridget McGeehan

Michael Giannone

Jessica Bergman

Brendan R. Bercik

JM Conway

Patty Quinn