Writer/Director Dan Hannon and David Morse on location.
Dan Hannon – Writer/Director
Dan Hannon makes his directorial debut with THE POND. As a screenwriter, he has developed works for Paramount Pictures and Warner Independent Pictures, as well as highly successful production houses including Happy Madison Productions and Di Bonaventura Pictures. He also recently co-wrote the independent feature film THE SHORTCUT, a suspenseful teen thriller released by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, Dan continues to advocate filmmaking in the New England area and helped found the New Hampshire Film Festival and its Young Filmmakers Workshop for local high school students.
Francine DiChiara - Producer
Francine DiChiara has worked under such prolific producers as Jerry Bruckheimer and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. She was part of the production team on box office hits PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END, TRANSFORMERS, SEX AND THE CITY and BRIDE WARS. She also recently coordinated production of the independent feature films DON MCKAY, starring Thomas Haden Church and Elizabeth Shue, and SLIP AND FALL, starring William Forsythe. Francine is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communications and Department of Film and Television.
Jendra Jarnagin – Cinematographer
Award-winning Director of Photography Jendra Jarnagin is a digital cinema pioneer and an in-demand panelist and speaker at tradeshows and conferences worldwide. She was recently featured in popular industry publication “American Cinematographer” for her work on PUPPY LOVE, an online series from the writers and producers of SEX AND THE CITY that stars Famke Janssen, Kristen Johnson, Ally Sheedy and many other television veterans. One of her episodes, WHO’S DOG IS IT ANYWAY, screened in competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Jendra also recently lensed the award winning feature film SPLIT ENDS directed by Emmy® Award winner Dorothy Lyman, and the prime time drama GREEN CARD for FOX Turkey.
Christopher Plummer – Production Designer
Christopher Plummer has worked with such acclaimed directors as David Fincher and Walter Hill, as well as Academy Award® winning Production Designer Donald Graham Burt. He has taken on the role of Set Dresser, Picture Car Coordinator, Property Master, Art Director and most recently Production Designer, working on studio films such as 21, THE WOMEN, THE BOX, THE ZOOKEEPER and THE SOCIAL NETWORK, and independent films DON MCKAY, SLIP AND FALL and CIRCUIT. He graduated Cum Laude with a Degree in Film Production from Boston University and had his thesis experimental video installation, which was the first of its kind for the university, featured in "Focus" Magazine. Outside film, Christopher continues to pursue his passion for experimental video, installation art and video jockeying.
Michael Bernard – Editor
Michael Bernard has over 16 years of creative production and post-production experience in network and Internet commercial advertising as well as corporate marketing films. He has worked with some of the most prominent, media-savvy companies including stints with Nike’s Film and Video Department and Reebok’s Production and New Media Group. Michael is currently the principal owner of Fuel Creative, one of the foremost post-production houses based in the Northeast. His clientele includes Fortune 500 companies and most recently, retail giant Timberland. THE POND represents Michael’s introduction into narrative dramatic editing.
Adrian Garber – Costume Designer
Adrian Garber began successfully carving out a niche for herself as a stylist and costumer after just a few short years in the film and television industry. She has already worked on everything from major studio productions such as BRIDE WARS, GROWN UPS, THE ZOOKEEPER, FURRY VENGEANCE and THE SOCIAL NETWORK, to documentary projects for PBS and The History Channel, to the independent feature films SLIP AND FALL and most recently THE MULBERRY TREE. She has worked alongside accomplished Costume Designers Mona May, Karen Patch, Ellen Lutter and Academy Award® nominated Jacqueline West, and such directors as Gary Winick and Academy Award® nominated David Fincher.
Justin R. Durban – Composer
Award-winning composer Justin Durban made his initial breakthrough in the theatrical trailer for Warner Brothers’ TAKING LIVES and composed his first major film score for the award-winning independent feature FIRECRACKER, listed as one of Roger Ebert’s best films of 2005. Justin’s work has been featured in the theatrical and television campaigns for such well-known films as AUSTRALIA, BATTLE FOR TERRA, HARRY POTTER: ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, HULK, MUMMY 3 and most recently Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND. His latest feature film scores include SEMUM for Warner Brothers Turkey, critically-acclaimed STAR TREK – OF GODS AND MEN and award-winning independent feature GPS – THE MOVIE. Justin has also recently recorded original music with live orchestras at Seattle’s prestigious Bastyr Chapel, George Lucas’ infamous Skywalker Ranch and Nashville's Ocean Way Studio.