FILMMAKERS

Casper_Andreas_Director-Casper Andreas – Director/Producer

Casper is an actor, writer, director and film producer. Prior to making “Kiss Me, Kill Me,” Casper produced and directed six feature films (Four of which he also wrote): Slutty Summer” (2004), “A Four Letter Word” (2007), “Between Love & Goodbye” (2008), “The Big Gay Musical” (2009), “Violet Tendencies” (2010), and “Going Down in LA-LA Land” (2011). His Swedish short, “A Last Farewell” (2014), which he wrote and directed, played in over 130 film festivals worldwide picking up 18 awards. His 8th feature “Flatbush Luck” (2016), recently premiered at festivals and he just produced the upcoming “Wild Nights with Emily” starring Molly Shannon.  In 2008, Casper was selected as one of the 100 most influential and newsworthy people by Out Magazine.

 

David_Michael_BarrettDavid Michael Barrett – Screenwrlter /Producer

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” is the third feature film for David Michael Barrett, an award-winning writer/producer best known for his indie comedies, “Such Good People” (starring Michael Urie, Randy Harrison and Lance Bass) and “Bad Actress.”  David also co-produced the award-winning documentary, “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America, which had its world premiere at Outfest.  His play “Brentwood” was featured in Noah Wylie’s prestigious Blank Theatre Company’s Living Room Series of new works.  He’s also an alumnus of Outfest’s Screenwriting Lab, and has served as a mentor at the International Academy of Film and Television where he sits on their advisory board.

 

 

Rainer Lipski – Cinematographer

Hailing from Berlin, he has been recognized internationally and has worked in 18 countries. His recent accomplishments include winning Best Cinematography at the 2016 FilmOut San Diego Festival for the feature film “Kiss Me, Kill Me.”  Rainer just shot Casper Andreas’ new feature, “Flatbush Luck,” and also enjoyed the success of his latest music video Moderat- Running which premiered this past month on vogue.com. He studied cinematography at the renowned Film School in Baden-Würtenberg, Germany. In 2006, his thesis project “Living iPod” won multiple awards including the Young Director Award at Cannes that rocketed his career into the Commercial World. Since then Rainer has shot 8 feature films, over 140 commercials, 30 short films and multiple music videos. Since 2009 Rainer lives in Los Angeles along with his Actress/Director wife, he continues to work and gain global recognition for his artistic viewpoint, professionalism, and dedication to his passion – the art of cinematography.

 

Jonathan Dinerstein – Composer

  Jonathan Dinerstein is a versatile composer of music for film and television. His recent credits include the screwball comedy feature “Such Good People,” the Broadway backstage documentary feature “The Standbys,” the groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning online action series “Satacracy 88,” the Slamdance Festival favorite comedy feature “Drones,” “Flatbush Luck,” and scores for national television broadcast on shows including documentaries, wildlife series, cooking programs, commercials, Saturday morning cartoons, and more. He was educated at Harvard University, and at the University of Southern California, where he completed the prestigious graduate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television. Also an accomplished musical director and pianist, Jonathan can regularly be heard playing for musical theater, cabaret, jazz and comedy in Los Angeles, including for the hit monthly staged comedy show The Thrilling Adventure Hour. His hands have be seen playing piano on TV’s “Glee.”

 

Andrew Gust – Editor

Dividing his time between Vancouver and Los Angeles, Andrew’s passion for feature filmmaking takes him wherever a good project may be.  Andrew has worked on everything from Disney kid’s movies to independent hard hitting drama.  Immediately after finishing “Kiss Me Kill Me,” he went on to edit Casper Andreas’ follow up film “Flatbush Luck.”

 

 

 

 

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Fredrik Malmberg – Executive Producer

A Swedish and American citizen, Fredrik Malmberg is a veteran film producer with a background as a successful entrepreneur in the areas of comics, games and video games. He pioneered transmedia thinking and migrated into the film industry as an Executive Producer on Heavy Gear and Mutant Chronicles. Malmberg facilitated the financing and purchase of the Conan the Barbarian character and the Robert E. Howard library on behalf of Paradox Entertainment, a company he co-founded and managed for 15 years. He produced “Conan the Barbarian 3D” with Lionsgate in 2011 and “Reclaim” in 2014.  He is the executive producer of the Syfy Channel series, “Blood Drive.”