DAVID KAPLAN (Executive Producer)
Since the Fall of 2008 David has overseen both development and operations at New York City based Killer Films, playing a significant role in crafting Killer's current development slate.  Having help shepherd such film and TV projects as LULABY FOR PI, WHAT'S WRONG WITH VIRGINIA and MILDRED PIERCE, David also spent much of the past two years overseeing Killer's branded content initative in association with  He is currently working closely with Preferred Content and Digital Artists on Killer's next web venture, Killer Digital.

Before joining Killer, David worked in the Motion Picture Literary department at the United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills.  David graduated with a BA in Political Science from Colgate University.


DAN MECCA (Writer/Director)
Dan graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2010 from the University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Film Production. He completed his first feature, A Poor Player, over the course of his senior year. Since August 2009, Dan has worked in many facets on production, serving as a Production Assistant, Assistant Cameraman, Assistant Director, Writer and Director. He has worked for New York‐based production companies Killer Films, Gigantic Pictures and Optic Nerve and for such artists as Godfrey Reggio and Christine Vachon.

Kate has studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She served as the the Head Programmer and Co-Director of the Fusion Film Festival, NYU’s student run film festival celebrating women filmmakers. She interned at Sleeping Giant Entertainment, Night and Day Pictures and CNBC’s award-winning documentary unit.

Kate has written and directed eight of her own films to date. In 2008 she served as Associate Producer on the short film Hove (The Wind) starring Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Hove (The Wind) went on to several festivals including Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Boston Film Festival,  and the Montreal World Film Festival. At the Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto, Hove (The Wind) won Honorable Mention for Best Short Film.

In 2010, Kate produced and directed a feature-length documentary entitled Glasnost Coda: Singing in Siberia. The film, about an American community chorus using music to cross cultural boundaries, was shot across Russia from Moscow to the edges of Eastern Siberia. Glasnost Coda will premiere at the 2011 Boston International Film Festival.

KATHRYN WHITNEY (Director of Photography)

Kathryn has studied Photography at The Rhode Island School of Design and NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked as a staff photographer for The Baltimore Sun newspaper and for clients such as The Atlantic Monthly and, as well as shooting a wide variety of headshots, promotional photos for companies and bands, and a wedding.

Her interest in filmmaking stems from working on short films highlighting the lives of the last Italians living in Little Italy and her thesis project in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, where she is documenting the local population of Polar Bears.

After graduating as an Art Major from St. Andrew's School in Delaware, Parrish went on to study at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, majoring in Film and Television Production with a minor in Child Sociopathy. With a focus on post-production visuals and music composition for film, she has edited narrative films such as Inside, Outside and Sacrificial Freshman and documentaries including Glasnost Coda: Singing in Siberia, American Bear and I Learn America. 

Jordan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo in 2010 with a degree in Film Production. He edited an independent feature film, The Box of Sergius, during his senior year. Since graduation he has worked as an editing assistant for the award-winning production company Center For The Arts, all the while editing short films and music videos. He has previously worked for acclaimed producer Dean Silvers as a post-production intern and video assisted on his latest independent film production, One Fall. Jordan is currently the editor-in-chief of the The Film Stage, a leading film resource website. 

CHRISTOPHER R. BRADLEY (Assistant Director)
When Chris was sixteen years old, he worked for a summer as a PA on a feature film and was astonished to find that making movies could be more than a hobby (and that someone would pay him to do it). He became somewhat more legitimized when he graduated with a BFA in Film/Video from the School of Visual Arts in 2009. He had interned at Post Factory New York, Magnolia Pictures and Gigantic Pictures while maintaining a stead freelancer's diet of music videos, commercials, television shows (including TLC's 'Say Yes to the Dress') and feature films. All he still cannot believe that people are paying him to make movies.