Where Are They Now? – Bucks Fever FilmFest

Where Are They Now?

Tommy Keiser

Tommy contributed to 4 seasons of the award-winning Robot Chicken, as well as a variety of other popular shows, including the conceptualization and fabrication of the Homer donut transformation sequence in The Simpson’s “Couch Gag” opening titles. He has worked with a wide spectrum of clients including Disney, Gatorade, Honda, and Pepsi. Currently he leads a talented crew of 18 in all stages of fabrication including concept design, research and development, engineering, molding and casting, costuming, final assembly, and maintenance of characters on Mattel and WWE’s Slam City. Tommy is one of the recipients of the 2009 – 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Contributions to Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program Robot Chicken, and has created characters for popular Adult Swim shows such as Moral Orel, Titan Maximum, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, as well as Robot Chicken Star Wars II and III.

In 2010, Tommy co-founded Ideation Designs with the mission to create clever, environmentally friendly products to improve the human experience. Their first project is a mobile kinetic charger for electronic devices, intended to provide everyone the ability to create their own clean energy, anywhere.

Tyler Wallach

Tyler is a young, educated, and experienced director with a deep passion for film. He graduated in 2011 from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan with a degree in film and video. Tyler’s thesis film, “The F Bomb”, was an award-winning short, shown across the country in 6 different film festivals. He took home the grand prize in two of the festivals, one in New York City and the other in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His most amazing feat is that even though Tyler has red hair, he still has a soul. In fact, all of his friends refer to him as Ginger Magic because they know that anything he touches turns to gold.

Ben Samuels

Raised in Doylestown, Ben attended Kutz, Lenape, and West, before graduating from Tufts University with majors in Drama and Psychology. He attended the British American Drama Academy (BADA) and the American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC program. While at Tufts he made the WWII feature A Year and a Day, and the associated short, Brothers in Arms. The latter won the Bucks Fever Film Fest in 2009.

After Tufts, Ben wrote, produced, and directed the microbudget horror film Watch Me that screened on September 8th, 2015 at the historic Roxy Theater in Philly as part of the Filmadelphia Series of the Philadelphia Film Society. He subsequently booked a directing gig on Kantemir, starring Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, released domestically in August 2015 through Archstone Distribution.

Together with his brother, Oliver, Ben founded a production company for their first film as producing partners, The World’s First One-Shot POV Zombie Film, 6:15. The project has been accepted to ShriekfestLA, the FirstGlance Film Festival in Philadelphia, and has a panel at Pittsburgh Comic Con in the birthplace of George A. Romero’s original 1968 zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead.

His one-act play, Attila, premiered at Playwrights Horizons in NYC and is currently being adapted as a short film. He recently produced his brother’s directorial debut short, Hunters. The Samuels Brothers are committed to fostering growth and creating local jobs in Pennsylvania’s burgeoning film industry. With the assistance of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Harrisburg, 6:15 received a state tax credit.

Ben is a dual citizen of USA/Canada and splits time between Los Angeles and the East Coast.

More information can be found at: www.bensamuels.com

Reid Carrescia

Director, Writer, Cinematographer
2012 Best of Fest Winner for “Harvest”

Phillip G. Carroll Jr.

Phillip G. Carroll Jr. is an emerging independent filmmaker from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the founder of PGC Studios, LLC . At the young age of 10, Phillip began to notice the power of stories when he and his brother John first picked up their father’s video camera. Together they made a little movie about the adventures of an explorer in a clown wig called Safari John. Soon, screenings of their latest shorts filled with colorful (odd) casts of characters became a tradition at every family party. Phillip continued to make films with his friends and family throughout high school and studied Film & Media Arts at Temple University where his film, Words of Atonement, won Best Undergraduate Film his freshmen year. Phillip strives to tell meaningful stories that capture the truth of the human condition, challenge society’s views and beliefs, and most importantly are a joy to watch. Through the collaboration of many talented artists, Phillip’s award winning films have been screened at festivals around the world, along with four of his films having been streamed on Comcast OnDemand. Among the subjects that are important to Phillip are mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, LGBTQ topics, life and the afterlife, spirituality, immigration, and homelessness. But most importantly to Phillip is that his films make you, the viewer, feel an emotional connection to the rest of the audience and the world around you through joyful laughter, longful tears, or suspenseful screams. Phillip’s mission (besides dreaming of directing a James Bond, Star Wars, or Jurassic Park film) is to create movies that ultimately lift the human spirit, promote love, and encourage others to follow their dreams – all in in an effort to help people realize that whether your life is like a drama, comedy, or horror film, you are never not alone.

Jeremy Kipp Walker

Jeremy Kipp Walker is a New York-based film producer and director. His recent producing credits include It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Focus Features) starring Zach Galifianakis; Half Nelson (THINKFilm) for which Ryan Gosling received a 2007 Best Actor Academy Award nomination; Cold Souls (Samuel Goldwyn Films) starring Paul Giamatti; Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s Dominican baseball odyssey Sugar (HBO Films); Moroccan-based thriller The Passage (THINKFilm); the deep space thriller Europa Report (Magnolia Pictures) and the upcoming road movie Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn.  Walker recently directed his first feature film The History of Future Folk (Variance Films), about the acoustic space duo Future Folk. A New York Times Critics Pick with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94% Fresh, the film earned a 2013 Independent Spirit Award Nomination, 7 major film festival awards and was named by indieWIRE as one of the Top 5 feature film debuts of 2013. The soundtrack reached the Billboard Comedy Album Top Ten in 2014 and was named by Buzz Feed as one of the top movie soundtracks for 2013. The film was co-directed with J. Anderson Mitchell with whom he previously directed the award-winning short films Super Powers and Goodnight Bill. His physical production credits include the HBO Films projects Maria Full of Grace, Everyday People and Angel Rodriguez as well as Woody Allen’s features Hollywood Ending and Curse of the Jade Scorpion.

Jody Lee Lipes

Jody Lee Lipes’ directing credits include the forthcoming Ballet 422 (TriBeCa Film Festival Documentary Competition 2014), which follows the creation of a single New York City Ballet production from first rehearsal to world premiere; HBO’s Girls (Primetime Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy Series 2012); NY Export: Opus Jazz, a scripted adaptation of a Jerome Robbins’ ballet that aired on PBS and BBC 4 (Audience Award South by Southwest 2010); and the verite artist doc Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same (South by Southwest and Hot Docs 2009).

He is currently developing Confederacy, his first feature length screenplay, which was selected for the 2012 Sundance Directors Lab.

Lipes is also an Independent Spirit Award-nominated director of photography, chosen as one of Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch. His DP credits include

Connor Griffin
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Paul Gold

Director Producer Writer

Paul Gold launched his directorial career in New York directing several commercials while serving as a Senior VP / Creative Director / Exec. Producer on such accounts as Merrill Lynch , Bausch & Lomb, Ray-Ban, Fema , Milk, Pfizer, Apple Computers, Pepsi The New York Times, Lockheed Martin and Visa.

His work has earned numerous awards at shows including Cannes, The Art Directors Club, the Clios, the Andy’s, Design & Art Direction Awards, the Director’s Guild of America and the London Film Festival. The “Barn” commercial which he directed for Merrill Lynch was recognized by the London Film Festival.

Since departing from the agency side Paul has directed commercials, shorts and corporate films for such clients as Bristol Myers, Chase Bank, Starwood Hotels, Centrum Vitamins, Liberty Medical and Lockheed Martin. He has traveled and produced extensively around the world.

He and his writing partner have created and produced in association with A List International, “The Human Resource”, a series of inspirational and motivational Documentaries that will be subscribed to by companies such as Pfizer, Merrill Lynch and Ralph Lauren etc.

Paul has just finished six short films for Starwood Hotels. They will be shown on the internet and all of the hotel’s in-house networks around the world.

He has also co-written, produced and directed an awarding winning short comedy called The Big Day. Paul has just finished a short film for The Flywheel project and HBO called “The Hapgood Funeral”. He has also worked on such shows as Dawson’s Creek, A pilot for Strong Medicine and The Dead Zone. He and his writing partner are writing two scripts, one a romantic comedy and the other a psychological thriller for the producing team of Rosenthal and Konner. and Lions Gate and Paramount Pictures. Paul has just finished a young adult webisode pilot called “The Adventures of Tina and her talking turtle Larry”

Educated at the School of Visual Arts and Art Students League in Fine Arts and Design and the U C L A film school

He has taught Film, Advertising and Media design at

The School of Visual Arts – NYC.

Penn State University – Abington

The Conservatory of Music and Art.
Doylestown Bucks Co.

Tinicum School of Arts and Science, Bucks Co.

Paul is a member of the Directors Guild of America and lives in New York City and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Show Reels available on www. monkeydogarts.com / Writing Samples and Scripts available upon request along with references.
goldfilm@comcast.net / 917 699 1700

Geri Delevich

Geri Delevich is an active member of the New Hope community, serving on borough council for eighteen years, endorsed by both Equality Pennsylvania and the Victory Fund. In 2002 she initiated a landmark ordinance, making New Hope the first borough in the state of Pennsylvania to adopt a comprehensive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender inclusive non-discrimination ordinance. Passage of the ordinance resulted in New Hope being honored by the Human Rights Campaign with its Equality Award. Geri was distinguished as the New Hope/Lambertville Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year.

As an award-winning teacher, Ms. Delevich loved her career working with children in the Central Bucks School District for 33 years.

In addition to Embraceable You, Ms. Delevich has produced films relating to environmental issues, accomplished senior citizens, school to work, and LGBT rights.