Jayce Bartok began his career most notably as “Pony” in Richard Linklater’s Suburbia. He starred in numerous indies thereafter, and was eventually inspired to write and star in The Cake Eaters directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, starring Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern. The Cake Eaters premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival, won numerous awards, and was released theatrically and on TV where it is regarded as one of Kristen Stewart’s best performances. Most recently, Jayce completed production on his directorial debut, Fall To Rise, which he also penned, starring Tony nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega, Desmond Richardson, and Tony winner, Tamara Tunie. Fall To Rise premiered at the prestigious First Time Fest where Jayce was the recipient of The Bulleit Frontier Filmmaker Award, and the film is currently playing at film festivals worldwide. Next, Jayce is beginning production on his true crime thriller, Red River, starring Jason Isaacs, Patricia Arquette, Betsy Brandt, and Peter Facinelli. His past credits include co-director and producer of the award-winning documentary, Altered By Elvis, about lives changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll, director of the short films Sunburn, Jack and Paul and Stricken, starring Hayley Mills, and writer of the SXSW winning short, Little Pumpkin. Jayce has been a regular contributor to MovieMaker Magazine, and featured in NOW WRITE! Screenwriting published by Tarcher/Penguin. He can be seen in the soon-to-be released film, The Longest Week, as well on USA’s White Collar as Devlin. jaycebartok.com
Tiffany received her BFA in theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Following a move to New York City, Tiffany worked consistently as an actress but soon discovered a talent for makeup artistry. She began to sharpen her skills on celebrities and film crews. Ultimately, the draw of the film world was contagious and Tiffany made the decision to direct and produce original films including her award winning documentary Altered By Elvis, and the short film Little Pumpkin, which screened at the prestigious SXSW festival. She was also selected as a finalist for the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Her out of the box producing talents have been the subject of a New York Times Arts Section feature. She has been a past jury member for the Memphis International Film Festival and the Vail Film Festival. Recent projects include producing the award winning Fall to Rise (previously titled Tiny Dancer) and Red River for Vinyl Foote Productions, as well as developing Vinyl Foote’s new media division which to date has produced over a dozen spots for the web.
Kate Phelan, Cinematographer
Kate Phelan started working in the lighting department of independent features in the early '90s, earning credits on such movies as Kids, Nadja, I Shot Andy Warhol, Happiness, and The Substance of Fire. In 1999 she gaffed the Sundance Film Festival winner Girlfight directed by Karyn Kusama. Since then she has gaffed many features, including films for Jim McKay and John Sayles. Kate turned her attention full-time to shooting in 2004. Short films that she has shot have competed at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. She has shot promos for AMC, VH1, tbs, Sundance Channel and CBS, as well as pilots for MTV & VH1. The original web series, HONESTY, directed by Brit McAdams for Comedy Central was nominated for an Emmy in 2007.