MICHAEL JUDD - writer/director/producer JESSICA JUDD - director/producer/editor

The Judds are a husband and wife directing team from Los Angeles.

Michael Judd is a Los Angeles based filmmaker from Lansing, Michigan.  After getting a degree in film production from Grand Valley State University, he worked as videographer for WZZM-13 News in Grand Rapids.  In 2000, he moved to Hollywood and landed work as a set production assistant on such films as Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator, Seabiscuit.  Upon joining the Directors Guild of America as an Assistant Director he has earned credit on feature films such as Gran Torino, Evan Almighty, and Flags of our Fathers and television shows such as Desperate Housewives, New Girl and Ray Donovan.  He is currently working as a First Assistant Director on the television show Young Sheldon.

Jessica majored in Film and English at the University of Michigan.  After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles and swam with the sharks at Creative Artists Agency in the literary department. She then went to work at the feature film production company, Mission Entertainment, where she quickly went from story editor to co-producer.

The Judds also produced the feature film Carts, which went on to win Best Feature at the Valley Film Festival and was screened at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival and Imperial Beach International Film Festival. 

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DARREN P. LEIS - Director of Photography

Darren has been working steady in the Film and TV industry since 2001.  He has been the Director of Photography and/or Camera Operator on numerous short subject films, documentaries, commercials and two feature length films; “Carts” and “Own Worst Enemy.”  Darren’s non-fiction work includes several “making of” music video projects, corporate videos for Costco Wholesale and the anniversary retrospective “Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier” for the History Channel.  In addition to shooting, Darren has often served as Director and/or Producer on several fiction pieces, including Associate Producer on the 2011 Sundance favorite “Prarie Love.” 



Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland where he lives with his wife and three sons.  His latest book, “Superman in Myth and Folklore,” explores how the Man of Steel leapt from panels and storyboards into folklore and myth.



Julia is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer.  Her scored compositions and homemade recordings consist of instrumental sounds and sung text, as much brand new as they are borrowed from work anywhere (Burma or Paris, Saturn) and anytime (Middle Ages, ancient Greece, the future).

She is currently working on numerous recording projects and performing in her own and others' ensembles, including the Cal Arts Dogstar Orchestra, at such venues as Cal Arts, Redcat, The Wulf, the Echo, 1830 gallery, Colburn School, Dublab radio, the Eaglerock Music Festival, and more.  She has released recordings on Leaving Records, Engraved Glass, NNA Tapes, Human Ear Music, Anticon/Dublab, Sleepy Mammal Sounds, and Monika Records.

CRYSTAL RO - Associate Producer

After graduating from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Crystal worked as a Production Assistant for several years on various feature films and television networks including A&E TV and the Fox Reality Channel.  Following this time, she went on to be the assistant for Visual Effects Supervisor, Richard Edlund, ASC for two years.  

ISMAEL JIMENEZ JR. - Associate Producer / Production Designer

Ismael is from Soledad, CA.  After graduating from CSUMB he moved to LA in 2005. Since then he’s worked as a P.A., A.D., Camera Operator, Actor, and various other jobs in the film industry.  He currently works as a DGA Assistant Director on various projects.

RICK MONSEY - Associate Producer / Propmaster

Ricky is from Fairbanks, Alaska near where that guy from ‘Into the Wild’ died.  He works on television shows and movies but his true passion is as a cartoonist.  You can find his work in about 5 stores in America, or on his website:  MonseyMoments.com