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 A. Wallach

Tyler Wallach founded Red Leaf Film, a commercial video production company based in NYC and LA. Tyler’s currently directing a feature film on the life and work of a Stop motion animator. He’s most proud of his video work for the Special Olympics Organization, where he’s traveled around the country filming. He continues to write, produce, and direct his own films.

Ben Samuels

Ben is a Doylestown native who lives and works in Brooklyn.

As a screenwriter, he won the 2020 Austin Film Festival for co-writing the Civil War pilot RICHMOND UNDERGROUND, about a spy ring of women and slaves who infiltrated the Confederate White House. His pilot LEGACY won the LaunchPad Competition and his dramatic feature ROW YOUR BOAT reached the Top 50 of the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships from 7,300+ submissions.

As a film director, he helmed the DACA documentary short TWO RIVERS and narrative social justice short WAY UP, in addition to adapting and directing his debut one-act play ATTILA as a short film after directing the stage premiere in the Samuel French Short Play Festival at Playwrights Horizons.

He is currently directing a feature he wrote and recently staged a virtual reading of his debut full-length play WRETCHED OF THE EARTH starring Nik Walker, Greg Keller, Justin Cunningham, and more.

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 a filmmaker from Southampton, Pennsylvania and founding partner of Aspire Motion Pictures. Phillip studied Film & Media Arts at Temple University where his short film, WORDS OF ATONEMENT, won Best Undergraduate Film during his freshman year. His Senior Thesis film, THE ROAD TO JERICHO, won the Audience Award for its premiere at The National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle, Washington. He graduated summa cum laude in 2014. In 2017, the pitch for his first feature film, sci-fi psychological thriller THE HONEYMOON PHASE, was a top five finalist in Project Greenlight and Shudder’s REEL FEAR HORROR CONTEST. As a result, Phillip was chosen to be a fellow in the 2017 Shudder Labs, hosted by AMC Networks. THE HONEYMOON PHASE was released by Dark Sky Films on August 21st, 2020 and is currently available to stream through Amazon Prime. Phillip’s professional goal is to tell meaningful stories that challenge society’s beliefs and capture the human condition. His mission is to make you feel an emotional connection to the rest of the audience, because whether your life is like a drama, comedy, or horror film, you are never alone.

Chloe Carroll

CHLOE CARROLL is a U.K. trained actress and producer. She has been featured in multiple award-winning films, both domestically and abroad. Chloe was chosen as a 2017 Shudder Labs fellow when her pitch for THE HONEYMOON PHASE feature film was a selected as a top five finalist in Project Greenlight and Shudder TV’s REEL FEAR HORROR CONTEST. Following the script’s development at Shudder Labs, Chloe starred as Eve in THE HONEYMOON PHASE –  released by Dark Sky Films in 2020. Chloe also runs her own production company and platform, Fear Crypt, which specializes in short horror films. Fear Crypt is currently accepting submissions of completed short horror films for their YouTube channel. Escapism drives Chloe’s love of film. Her mission is to take you into an alternate reality, to escape your everyday life. But beware… if it’s a Fear Crypt production, that may become your worst nightmare…

Thomas Verdi

Thomas Verdi is a writer/director/producer from Philadelphia. In his undergraduate study at Lehigh University, Verdi founded a film funding company called The Film Fund, which has been featured by Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, No Film School, AT&T Shape, and more prominent film organizations. The company currently focuses on short film funding and has given away over $60,000 in funding to winning filmmakers. 

When he’s not running The Film Fund, he writes, directs, and produces films of his own or for corporate clients. Awards for his short film, “Son of Blackbeard,” include Best of Fest and Best Ensemble Cast at Bucks Fever FilmFest, Best Comedy Short Film at New Hope Film Festival, Best Soundtrack and Best Cinematography at CICHFF,  placing as a finalist in HollyShorts Film Festival’s Screenplay Contest, an Academy Award-qualifying festival, and being selected for the Philly Film Showcase presented by the Philadelphia Film Society. Nominations for the film include Best Shot in Philly at FirstGlance Film Festival and Best Cinematography at GenreBlast Film Festival. His corporate clients include Main Line Health, Castle Windows, Arctic Buzz, and more. Verdi is currently in pre-production of his next short film, “The Toms.” 

He also serves as a judge and committee member for Bucks Fever FilmFest.
Verdi received his Master of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship from Lehigh University, where he also received his Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing and minors in film studies and entrepreneurship.


Jeremy Kipp Walker

Jeremy Kipp Walker is an accomplished film producer whose projects have earned two Academy Award nominations, thirteen Spirit Award nominations, three Spirit Award wins, and three AFI Movie of the Year awards. His credits include “The Big Sick”, starring Kumail Nanjiani, “Half Nelson”, starring Ryan Gosling, “Table 19”, starring Anna Kendrick, “Mississippi Grind”, starring Ryan Reynolds and “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”, starring Zach Galifianakis, among others.

Most recently Walker served as Head of Production for Netflix’s Independent Film Division. As a founding member of the initiative he was responsible for creating and building the production infrastructure for a new studio tasked with making 25+ mid-sized feature films per year. During his tenure, the division oversaw the completion of 100+ original films with an overall production spend of $1.2B+, spanning 23 countries and 56 cities. He helped grow the team of four to 140+, including 11 direct reports and 27 indirect reports. After several years in the post, he sought a return to firsthand filmmaking and successfully oversaw the transition to new leadership.

Walker is also an award-winning film director. His movie “The History of Future Folk” was named by indieWIRE as one of the Top 5 feature film debuts of 2013. A New York Times Critics’ Pick with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95% Certified Fresh, the space-alien-music-comedy received an Independent Spirit Award nomination and hit the top of the iTunes sci-fi charts, while the movie’s soundtrack reached the Billboard Comedy Album Top Ten.

Walker started in the independent film business 20 years ago in New York City where he held long term positions at production companies Journeyman Pictures and Wayfare Entertainment. He currently owns and operates Los Angeles based production company Story Ink.

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

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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.