ROBERT GLICKERT – DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / STORY
Robert Glickert grew up in the film geek capital of the world: Austin, Texas, making home movies in the woods with his friends starting at the age of 12. He had no equipment and no budget, but he had an old 8mm camcorder, good friends, BB guns, and a bottle of ketchup for fake blood, which was more than enough. The joy and energy of making films with his friends at a young age is when Robert realized that filmmaking would be a lifelong passion and creatively rewarding experience.
After high school, Robert was awarded a Presidential scholarship to attend the Chapman University film program in Orange County. While at Chapman, Robert made several student films, including his award-winning thesis film, The Descendent, which played at festivals across the world and sold to Canal + and NBC Universal, where it has been broadcast in Europe, Africa, and the United States. At Chapman, Robert was mentored under Harold Becker (Director: The Onion Field, Domestic Disturbance) and interned at Di Bonaventura Pictures, which were key formative learning experiences. In 2006, Robert took his Senior Finals a week early so he could start work on the Di Bonaventura film, Transformers (Director: Michael Bay), where he worked in the production office assisting the Producers, UPM and Production Supervisor. This was an inspiring and exhilarating environment for him to work in and further learn about the filmmaking craft.
After Transformers, Robert worked on the Marvel film, Iron Man (Director: Jon Favreau) where he worked as production secretary, a key position in the production office. After Iron Man, Robert started developing a feature script with Matt and Ross Duffer, two talented writers he attended film school with. While finishing the screenplay, Robert started work as the executive assistant to Director Justin Lin on the 2009 film Fast and Furious. Here he learned first-hand about the craft of directing a studio film, from the earliest stages of pre-production to the final touches of post.
Through immersing himself in film production on these summer blockbusters, Robert not only soaked up knowledge and skills of the trade, but also made contacts and lasting friendships with key people who would later help out on Road to Moloch.
Robert came up with the story for Road to Moloch in mid-2008 in the midst of storyboarding his feature script, prepped the short film with his producers in the fall of 2008, and went into production on the film in early 2009. Robert currently works with Director Justin Lin, assisting with the development and coordination of his upcoming film slate. Robert continues to develop a variety of film projects as a director, producer, and writer.
THE DUFFER BROTHERS – WRITERS
Ross and Matt Duffer, twin brothers, were born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. In the fourth grade (armed with a Hi-8 camera and a legion of friends) they set out to direct their first feature-length movie. Although rudimentary today, that movie sparked a passion: Matt and Ross have been making movies ever since.
In 2003, Matt and Ross began film school at Chapman University in Orange County, California. During their sophomore year, the faculty chose to fund their film We All Fall Down, the story of an affluent family who flees the plague in 1666. The finished film won Best Short Film at the 2005 Deep Ellum Film Festival in Dallas.
In 2007, Matt and Ross were named Marion Knott Scholars, a privilege which allowed them to meet weekly with acclaimed producer Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for the Red October). Under his guidance, they developed and completed their senior thesis project, Eater. Eater was one of five films chosen to represent Chapman at the annual First Cut screening at the DGA, and has since screened at festivals including Screamfest, Santa Fe Film Festival, Fantasy Filmfest, and Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film.
In May 2007, Matt and Ross graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. They are represented by Paradigm Talent Agency and are currently working to complete a new feature screenplay.
JEFF DOLEN – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeff Dolen has a large and diversified body of work. His experience in location filmmaking has stemmed from narrative and documentary work in Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Indonesia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico, and throughout the United States. This diversity enables Dolen to apply a vast variety of aesthetic and stylistic perspectives toward his projects, which have traveled to film festivals and television networks across the world.
Dolen earned his BFA in film production at Chapman University School of Film and Television. Chapman named Dolen the Most Promising Undergraduate Filmmaker and also awarded him the Dean’s Award of Merit for creativity. Upon graduating he earned the Einstein Award, which is given to one student each year for excellence in filmmaking.
Specializing in feature length narrative and documentary films, Dolen also has a deep background in short-length movies and commercials. With over five features, 35 short films, and a dozen commercials and music videos, Dolen is well diversified in every recording format and budget scale.
CLAUDIA DIDOMENICO – PRODUCER
As a filmmaker and a Brazil native Claudia’s film passion grew with the up and coming independent film industry. After moving to Los Angeles to learn from Hollywood’s best, her determination inspired the confidence needed to dive into the never impossible but always challenging path of film Production. Now as a Production Coordinator, Producer’s assistant and a freelance producer of low budget independent films she continues to learn, grow and make films.
ERIC EDMONDS – CO-PRODUCER
Growing up in a town of five hundred people for his first fourteen years, Eric didn’t have much to do in the way of entertainment, other than of course cow-tipping and watching a ton of movies. Fortunately, he decided to focus most of his energy on the latter.
After earning a degree in Film Studies from Chapman University, Eric moved to Los Angeles, and was immediately roped into co-producing Robert Glickert’s most recent film, Road to Moloch. Eric has never been more proud of a project, and looks forward to continuing to grow as a producer and continuing to make fun and inspiring films.
Eric is currently the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of the mixing facility 424 Inc., and is developing a handful of exciting projects.
ASHLEY FRIEDLANDER – CO-PRODUCER
Ashley grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where from a young age, she forced her sister and friends to put on ridiculous outfits in order to perform and film scenes from their favorite movies or scenes that Ashley had written earlier in the day. While in high school, Ashley started to take a more serious approach to filmmaking in terms of the content and quality of the videos she made, by watching all the films she could get her hands. This love for the craft eventually led Ashley to realizing she wanted to make filmmaking her career.
Ashley made the decision to go to Film School to perfect her writing, directing and producing skills. She did just that at Chapman University, where she received a BFA in Film Production. During this time she produced three short films, a music video and directed her own thesis film. Since then she has produced two short films and is currently in development on two more, including her own next short film.
GREG TRIPI – COMPOSER
Gregory Tripi (BMI) composes music for film and television. He is a classically trained composer and performer on piano, bass, bassoon and sitar. Having attended Berklee College of Music and The University of Alabama, Greg has studied Film Scoring, Music Synthesis, and Composition with many extraordinary teachers.
His music has been awarded the Georges Delerue Film Scoring Award and the Thomas Dolby Production Award. Greg has been a recipient of the BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship with composer Mike Post, and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Music Intership with composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. Greg’s compositions are bared out of his Los Angeles, CA studio.