Home is a co-production of Brooklyn Schoolyard and Good People.
WRITER / DIRECTOR Matt Zoller Seitz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jeremy Zoller Seitz
PRODUCERS Matt Zoller Seitz, Jeremy Zoller Seitz, Sean O'Dea
COPRODUCERS Jennifer Dawson, Stephen T. Neave, Richard Seitz
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Steve Loff, Eric C. Parkinson, Barry Maupin
R.C. Sanders & Bradley Spinelli
CASTING Donna McKenna, Stephen T. Neave, Matt Zoller Seitz
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Jonathan Wolff
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY Steve Hopkins
EDITING Matt Zoller Seitz
SOUND DESIGN Richard Seitz
ASSISTANT EDITOR & ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGNER Jeremy Zoller Seitz
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Michael Owen
MUSIC SUPERVISOR Barry Maupin
ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY John Sebastian, Alicia Philley, Kelly Copper, Michael Owen
WEBSITE Eric C Parkinson
FIRST CAMERA Eric C. Parkinson, Steve Loff
ADDITIONAL CAMERA Steve Hopkins, Sean O'Dea, Jonathan Wolff,
Randy Bell, Matt Zoller Seitz, Jeremy Zoller Seitz, Michael Skurnik,
LINE PRODUCER & SECOND UNIT DIRECTOR Sean O'Dea
1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Phase 1) Jeffrey C. Kim
1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Phase 2) Loren S. Sklar
2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Sharon Saperstein
GAFFERS Steve Loff, Steve Hopkins
LIGHTING TECHNICIANS Kwei Akuete, Chris Biggins, Scott Franklin,
Tavis Kane, Jeffrey C. Kim, Karim Lopez, Stephen T. Neave, Sean
O'Dea, Eric C. Parkinson, R.C. Sanders, Loren Sklar, Michael
Skurnik, Bradley Spinelli, Jeremy Zoller Seitz
KEY GRIP Dean Millien
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Kwei Akuete, Erin Albrecht, Scott Franklin, Tavis Kane, Keith Litman, Karim Lopez, Hannah Zoller Dawson Seitz, Erin S. Visslailli
LOCATION SOUND Jeremy Zoller Seitz, Steve Hopkins
PRIMARY BOOM OPERATOR, SECOND MIXER R.C. Sanders
ADDITIONAL BOOM Kwei Akuete, Karim Lopez, Stephen T. Neave, Sean
O'Dea, Eric C. Parkinson, Erin Albrecht, Dean Millien, Loren Sklar, Joe Weincek
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR (Phase 2) Pierre Stefanos
CATERING Valentina Nakic
POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Jeremy Zoller Seitz
ADR SUPERVISOR Bradley Spinelli
DIALOGUE EDITING R.C. Sanders, Jeremy Zoller Seitz. Richard Seitz
PUBLICITY Marjorie Sweeney
GRAPHICS Peter Millen Design
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY Gabe Evans, Richard Seitz, Jeremy Zoller Seitz
STILLS GAFFER R.C. Sanders
POSTPRODUCTION FACILITIES BY Babelfish, Brooklynschoolyard.com, Audioseitz.com, Somebox.com
OUTPUT FACILITY Plus8Digital
SPECIAL THANKS TO Stan Murray for the house
AND John Fowler, Van Gothner and Betsy Davison for making it
DEDICATED TO John Frankenheimer, 1930-2002
ABOUT THE MOVIEMAKERS
Matt Zoller Seitz
Film and television critic Matt Zoller Seitz makes
his feature debut with Home, which he wrote, produced, directed,
and edited. Home was shot entirely in Seitz's house in Brooklyn,
Seitz previously produced Tinsel Town, a crime thriller
written and directed by New Jersey-based independent filmmaker
Kenneth del Vecchio (Pride and Loyalty). He is now preparing
to write and direct his second feature, Galahad.
Seitz is film critic of NYPress, TV columnist
for the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey and a finalist
for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film, TV
and popular culture has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The
Independent, Gear, Dallas Observer, SF
Weekly, TV Guide, Sound and Vision, and Film Festival Reporter.
His work has also been reprinted in Spike, Mike, Slackers
and Dykes, The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas, the
published edition of Kevin Smith’s screenplays for Clerks and Chasing
Amy, and in the anthologies The A-List, Essays
for the 21st Century and Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Cuture for Writers.
Seitz graduated from SMU in Dallas, where he studied English,
journalism and film and worked as a projectionist and historian
for the Southwest Film/Video Archives. Seitz is a member of the
New York Film Critics Circle, the Television Critics Association
and the National Society of Film Critics. He lives in Brooklyn
with his wife, producer Jennifer Dawson, and his children, Hannah
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / EDITOR / SOUND DESIGN / POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Jeremy Zoller Seitz
Jeremy Seitz is a technical consultant to several New York business and
non-profit organizations through his New York company Somebox.com. As an
open-source software advocate and Linux programmer, he develops web
sites, streaming audio and video solutions, and internet-based training
products. On Home, he wore many hats, from audio recording and video
post-production, to fundraising and budgeting. Jeremy is currently a
technical consultant for Amy Goodman's daily award-winning news program,
He also served as director of photography on the debut feature
by filmmaker and musician R.C. Sanders (see below).
In 1997, he co-founded a Manhattan-based digital media company, Atomic
Fridge. The company created multimedia, online games and web sites for
the America Online, Nickelodeon, Penguin-Putnam, The American Museum of
Natural History, Euro/RSCG, USA Networks and Winstar Films.
PRODUCER / LINE PRODUCER / 2nd UNIT DIRECTOR / ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Sean Benjamin O'Dea is a multi-media producer
who manages two small production companies. He has produced and
of film-, documentary-, and news-style video projects, with budgets
ranging from several hundred to several hundred thousand dollars,
and is well-versed in producing, line producing, budgeting, unit
production, and all aspects of linear and non-linear post-production.
His corporate and industrial projects have won every major award
in his field, including TeleCon Awards for Best Direct Satellite
Production (both over and under $10,000), the International TeleConferencing
Association's "Application of the Year" award, and
many Telly and Communicator awards. O'Dea served as producer
on Kenneth del Vecchio's Tinsel Town.
Jennifer Dawson cut her industry teeth
at Twentieth Century Fox, first in Dallas, Texas, as a film booker,
and then in New York
City, in syndicated television sales. She is a 1992 graduate
of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she studied
English literature, film history and film production. Dawson
has also worked as a literary festival organizer, a party photographer,
an artist's model, a video store clerk, a museum guard and a
church secretary, and she once wore a bear suit at Showbiz Pizza.
Home is Dawson's return to her first love, moviemaking.
/ SOUND DESIGN / DIALOGUE EDITOR
Richard Seitz worked for 10 years as an in-house sound designer, audio engineer, composer, and dialogue editor for video games, television, short films and theatrical trailers. Game titles include The Hulk 2, Battlestar Galactica, Van Helsing, The Hobbit, Predator and Diablo 2.
COPRODUCER / ACTOR / CASTING
Stephen T. Neave
Stephen T. Neave is an actor, director, writer and producer, and the founder of Good People (http://www.wemegp.com), a movie company based in Brooklyn. Neave co-wrote, directed and starred in Good Humor, a black-and-white comedy about an idealistic college graduate who buys an ice cream truck hoping to become a beacon of joy for neighborhood children, only to receive a harsh lesson in the realities of being a small business owner. He and his friend and frequent collaborator, Steve Loff (see below), are developing a follow-up feature, Unconditional. He recently co-directed a production of John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation. Stephen enjoys movies, skin diving, dare-devilish behavior, speed walking, and free form base jumping. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Erin, and his super-fresh son, Jackson.
Jonathan Wolff is an accomplished photographer,
visual artist, music video director and lighting designer who makes
as a feature film cinematographer with Home. He previously collaborated
with Seitz on Tinsel Town, for which he served as lighting designer.
Wolff is the in-house gaffer for Ft. Lee-based Sirk Productions,
which produces and edits films, industrials, music videos and
commercials. Wolff is a graduate of Hofstra University, where
he majored in Film and Fine Art.
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY/ LOCATION SOUND
Hopkins grew up in a few different neighborhoods
in Brooklyn, and studied art, photography, and film at the Cooper
he received a BFA. He then worked in film & video production
and as a still photographer. He recently produced an audio tour
for iPods about the US Custom House in lower Manhattan, and
a music video for the all-girl band The FemmNameless. Upcoming
projects include the multimedia play Single Hills.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / FIRST CAMERA / GAFFER
Born, raised and still living in Brooklyn, Steve studied film production at CUNY’s Brooklyn
College. Producer, Director, Shooter, Editor – Steve
has worked in all facets of film and video production. He is
the founder of Fire
based in Brooklyn, NY. Fire Escape Productions focuses on real-life,
low-budget moviemaking. Steve began his career as a Production
Assistant in 1998 on the hit TV Series, Law & Order, and
most recently he produced two independent feature films, Remedy and Searching for Bobby D. He is currently
in pre-production on another indie feature, Unconditional,
written and directed by frequent collaborator Stephen
T. Neave, a fellow
Brooklyn College alum. To watch Loff's reel, visit fireescapeproductions.com.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / FIRST CAMERA
Eric C. Parkinson
When not immersed in filmmaking and
writing, Eric C. Parkinson is an Information Architect at The
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
He grew up in Mexico City, is an old friend of the filmmakers,
has been a philosophy graduate student and instructor and is
currently working on his first screenplay.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / ADR SUPERVISOR
Bradley Spinelli holds a BFA in acting and directing, a driver’s license and a PADI card. Originally from North Dakota by way of Texas and San Francisco, he has traveled the U.S. (51 states), Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, North Africa and Oceania, written novels, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as three full-length plays. Theatre notables in Dallas include Harold Pinter’s The Dwarfs (co-producer, co-director, sound designer, actor) at Studio 23, his one-man piece, Walking Down (writer, performer) at No Shame, and his Butoh version of Endgame (producer, director, composer, musician). As a member of the punk band CLUTCH5, Spinelli co-wrote/performed the soundtrack for the short film Olives (Austin Gay/Lesbian Film Festival) and a song for the indie feature Cyberstalker (American Film Festival). His short Kind of Blue (co-producer, writer, director, actor) was shown at the Dallas Video Festival. In San Francisco, Spinelli hosted the argumentative TV pilot Source TV and worked for the New Pickle Circus.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / BOOM / SOUND MIXER
Born and raised in Missouri, R.C. Sanders
is a filmmaker, screenwriter, actor and musician. He
produced Straight for Missouri Theater in Columbia,
Storms of Madness for Jesse Hall Theater in Columbia,
and Lucifer's House for Fox Theater in St. Louis. As
a musician, he founded and performed in the live hip-hop fusion
band D'brethryn, and sold beats to Queen Latifah, Nelly and Flava
Unit. His screenplays include the science fiction thriller
Shades and the psychological thriller North Star.
Sanders wrote and directed the short film Bard and Blade.
He is currently writing, directing and producing his
first feature, an ensemble comedy set in and around a
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/MUSIC SUPERVISOR
Barry was born and raised in Kansas City. In 1987, he moved to Dallas to attend SMU, where he first met many of the filmmakers on Home. He moved to Los Angeles in 1992, where he played bass for The Jobes and recorded two albums. Barry lives in Northampton, MA with his wife, Lisa. This is his first job in film.
Prior to Home, Michael worked
as a freelance art director and assistant costume designer on
films. In 2003 he wrote and directed the 20-minute short Mind's
Ear with his brother, cinematographer and cameraman Lucas Owen.
Michael was born in Brooklyn and currently lives in Carroll
Gardens, just a few blocks from where he grew up.