Wow. The Molok team has had a busy week, to say the least. On top of working our Moloks off crowdfunding through Indiegogo, we just added 4 superstar powerhouse creatives to our team:
EDNA LUISE BEISOLD (The Color of Time, Viral Beauty) - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Edna is a German writer and cinematographer based in New York. She has shot over 30 short films across the globe and collaborated with Director David Tyson Lam of NYU’s Grad Acting program on feature film VIRAL BEAUTY, which played at various festivals and is awaiting release this year. She also co-directed THE COLOR OF TIME, a feature length collection of short stories based on TAR, a book of poetry by Pulitzer Prize winning C.K. Williams. The film was produced by and stars James Franco as well as Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis and Henry Hopper. Recently, she wrote and photographed PARENTHESIS, starring Marc Menchaca and Casey Killoran and premiering in summer 2018. Edna is passionate about lighting and beyond excited to help create the world of Molok. She holds an MFA in Filmmaking from Tisch School of the Arts.
LEAH HOFMANN (War Horse, Something Rotten!) - PUPPETRY MOVEMENT CONSULTANT
Broadway: War Horse (Joey/Topthorn), Big Fish,
Other New York Theater: The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow (FrouFrou), Hagoromo with Wendy Whelan at BAM.
International Theater: Salzburg Festival’s Die Dreigroschenoper “The
Threepenny Opera,” and Jedermann (Bear).
National Tours: Something Rotten!, Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular
(Rockette). Additional puppetry at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab
under the direction of Matt Acheson, and The Chekhov Project’s “I am
a Seagull” with puppetry designed by Julian Crouch. Ms. Hofmann also
specializes in creating Etch A Sketch artwork,
LUKE BUCK - Lighting Designer/Gaffer
Luke has over a 13 years of experience behind the camera working on a wide range of commercials, films, music videos, and TV shows in many different capacities. Most recently he co-produced the film "Parenthesis" with his long-time collaborator Writer/DP Edna Luise Biesold and is currently in the final stages of post-production on a short-form documentary about falconry with photojournalist/documentarian Sarah Nathan.
On top of producing and creating and promotional content with his partnership company LOOK! Pretty Pictures, Luke can be found in the camera or electric departments in shows like Saturday Night Live, Entertainment Tonight, the Rachael Ray Show, Netflix’ ROTTEN, Health + Happiness, and Showtime Championship Boxing. When he's not on set, Luke spends his time as a singer/songwriter with his band Luke Buck and the Stops Here, playing music all over NYC. He lives in Brooklyn with his two dogs, Maddie and Lola.
PAUL DOUST - COMPOSER
Paul is an award-winning composer, specializing in original compositions for film, television, commercials, and other screen media. He studied composition at the University of Sydney [B.A. 2006] and film music at the Australian Film Television and Radio School [Grad. Dip. 2010]. Paul moved from Sydney, Australia to New York in 2011 as part of the “ArtStart” talent grant through the Australian Council of the Arts. His music has been featured on shows such as MTV’s Catfish, Girl Code and USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best and has recently written for the 2017 feature documentary “Lessons from Joan” and television series: “Australia: the Story of Us”. Paul’s music has also been featured in recent national advertising campaigns for LPGA and Morgan Stanley, among others, and his original choral works “As the Rain” and “Unto Me” were finalists in the Capital Hearings and Elysian Singers Composer Competitions respectively. Other notable achievements include Best Original Soundtrack award at the 15/15 Melbourne International Film Festival, and finalist for Best Original Score at the Tropscore Film Festival and St. Kilda Film Festivals. He also wrote the score for the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) nominated short “Forget Me Not” dir. Emily Dean.
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