JHENNIFER WEBBERLEY (Producer/Editor)

 

A native of Los Angeles, Jhennifer Webberley is a producer and editor and founding member of Metamorfic Productions LLC and has produced critically acclaimed feature films as well as several award winning shorts and music videos. Metamorfic currently has two features on the festival circuit. AND THEN THERE WAS EVE (Tania Nolan, Karan Soni, Mary Holland) which was awarded a Jury Prize at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival, is a provocative indie love story/psychological thriller with LGBTQ themes. QUALITY PROBLEMS (Chris Mulkey, Mo Gaffney, Jenica Bergere), a feature comedy about a family dealing with cancer, is an audience favorite and world premiered at the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival. Additional features include BREAD & BUTTER (Christine Weatherup, Bobby Moynihan, Micah Hauptman), RIPE, and WAIT MEANS NEVER.  Webberley also enjoys editing on many of her independent projects including QUALITY PROBLEMS, FAREWELL MY KING, ONLY CHILD, WINDED and BROKEN WINGS (Isabella Blake-Thomas). 

Webberley holds a MFA (Magna Cum Laude) in Film and Television Production from the USC School of Cinema-Television and a MBA (Magna Cum Laude) from Pepperdine University in Marketing and Strategy. While at Pepperdine, Webberley participated in Shanghai’s Fudan University’s global extension program in management strategy in China.  Webberley is a producer/cowriter on the award winning graphic novel THE RED STAR (Christian Gossett), which is currently in development as a television series.   

Her comprehensive film experience is matched by her diverse work in theatre where her love for the arts began. She has produced and directed several independent productions including SEBASTIAN AND THE TATTOOED LOVE LIBRARIAN, PERCEPTIONS, and SEARCH AND DESTROY (Jeremy Renner) at the Tamarind Theatre. Professional memberships include Film Independent, the International Documentary Association and Women in Film. 

Currently Jhennifer is in pre-production on the next Metamorfic feature, MILES UNDERWATER, scheduled to shoot in San Antonio, Texas in 2018.

JEN PRINCE Producer/Editor

 

Jen Prince is an independent producer who hails from south Texas, where her love for music, theatre, movies and tableside guacamole began. Variety states, "Jen has a passion for small, character-driven films, and champions directors who are committed to crafting powerful performances.” Jen produced and co-edited the critically acclaimed indie feature comedy, QUALITY PROBLEMS (Chris Mulkey, Mo Gaffney, Jenica Bergere), currently an audience favorite on the festival circuit.  Jen recently produced the feature AND THEN THERE WAS EVE, (Tania Nolan, Karan Soni, Mary Holland) together with Jhennifer Webberley (Metamorfic Productions), winner of a Jury Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival. She produced the micro budget indie- road feature, EVE OF UNDERSTANDING (Bellamy Young, Rebecca Lowman), which was distributed through Vanguard Cinema and screened at over twenty festivals worldwide, won Best Feature at AFI Dallas, Best Feature Beverly Hills HD Film Festival, Best Feature Female Eye Film Festival Toronto and Best Actress (Rebecca Lowman) at Boston Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival, among others. Her intensive making-of blog became required reading in the USC graduate film production program as a 'how-to-make-your-first-feature' primer.

Jen is currently in pre-production on her feature directorial debut, MILES UNDERWATER, teaming up again with the filmmakers who created Quality Problems.  She will continue her partnership with the San Antonio Young Filmmakers Association and shoot the project in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas.  Jen previously mentored and Associate Produced the narrative feature, FIELDS AFIRE, with Soapboxx Media in San Antonio through this organization.  Jen directed the award winning short film, WINDED, which was distributed as part of the MindIgnite program in Australia.  

She is a graduate of the MFA Film Production Program at USC. She received her BFA in Acting and a BA in Liberal Arts in the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Jen’s theatre experience includes her award-winning one-woman show about the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, Voice of the Swan.

Jen has also worked in post-production television as a producer and editor. Credits include the Emmy Awards, The Contender (Mark Burnett Prods), and The Amazing Race (CBS). Jen is a mother of three (soon to be four) boys and loves trying to keep up with them and, at times, watching the grass grow.

CHRISTIAN GOSSETT (Writer/Director)

Gossett brings a unique blend of writing and design experience to Farewell My King. He was one of the first designers hired by Lucasfilm Licensing to retro- design the Star Wars galaxy in 1993. Gossett was only 23 years old when his radical concept drawing of a 'double-bladed lightsaber' was presented to George Lucas. George's approval memo hangs in a frame on the wall of Gossett's studio. Seven years later, this design would be made famous as Darth Maul's signature weapon in The Phantom Menace.

Bringing this same unique talent to bear when designing characters and weapons for the film and videogame industry, Gossett's character and concept designs have been sought by such visionaries as Sir Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson, and Tim Burton's new adventures of Disney's Alice in Wonderland'.

His videogame career began at Activision on the PSX. Since then, he has designed for Sega, Namco, Microsoft and others. His most recent game work will be seen on an upcoming release of Activision's flagship franchise Call of Duty. Gossett's ongoing project, The Red Star, having successfully launched as a PS2 / PS3 game, is now in development as a feature film at Warner Brothers. The Red Star has sold over a million units worldwide, was voted among the Top 100 graphic novels of all time by Wizard magazine, and is one of the most critically acclaimed independent comics' series of the decade.

Christian's graphic novel background informs his approach to filmmaking in every way, resulting in a distinctly original voice. For more detailed information, please visit www.christiangossett.com.

 

COLETTE FREEDMAN (Producer/Writer)

Colette has produced both theatre and film. Her latest theatre projects include Serial Killer Barbie, which she co-produced with Theatre 68 and enjoyed both critical success and a sold out four month run. She produced the original cast album before the show headed  to New Zealand. She also produced Blind Spots at the Sherry Theatre and Stephen McFeely’s (Captain America and Avengers: Infinity War) play Now Leaving Gate 20 with her company Mountaintop Players. Colette’s producing work in film includes co-producer credits in And Then There Was Eve (winner Jury Award LAFF) and Quality Problems (winner best feature WTXFF). She has also produced several shorts including Bridesmaid #3 and Finding Fred Mertz.  

An internationally produced playwright with over 25 produced plays, Colette was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by The Dramatist’s Guild. Her play Sister Cities was the hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews:  It has been produced around the country and internationally, fifteen times including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur), Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle) and Australia.  She wrote the film which stars Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jess Weixler, Stana Katic, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amy Smart, Troian Bellisario, Tom Everett Scott and Kathy Baker. She  has co-written, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for a National Tour. In collaboration with The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott,  she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows  (Tor/Macmillan). Her novel The Affair (Kensington) came out January 29, 2013. The play of the novel earned both critical and commercial success as it toured Italy February through May 2013. Her sequel novel The Consequences (Kensington) came out January 28, 2014. Her YA novel Anomalies (Select Books) came out February 9, 2016. Her novel I Wrote That One Too about songwriter Stephen Dorff comes out November 1, 2017 (Hal Leonard Publishers) . www.colettefreedman.com 

CARTER SMITH (Producer)

His interest in filmmaking began at age 13 when he and his friends made a sequel to Ghostbusters on VHS. Carter attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a BFA in film. His passion for film brought him to Los Angeles, where he became an I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 Camera Assistant.

Early on in his career, it became obvious that he needed to tell stories and share them with an audience, so he began producing. First co-producing the documentary B-17 Flying Legend, using recent film and video as well as found footage, it tells the story of the last flying B-17's, their missions, and the men that still fly them. Then he associate produced Farewell My King (a artist is inspired by the death of his father - 35mm), Ripe (a coming of age love story with a terminally ill women and a heavy smoker with cancer), and co-produced Prelude to Axanar (award winning Star Trek fan film which broke kickstarter records). Most recently, he associate produced Quality Problems (winner best feature film - Women Film Festival) co-produced And Then There Was Eve (winner of LA Muse - Los Angeles Film Festival). Both films still have future screenings this festival season. Between producing projects, he has worked in feature films and TV such as Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, HBO - Sharp Objects, Pitch, Agent Carter, Ghost Whisperer, and Angel, to name a few.

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