Charles Stanley - Director
Charles’ cinematic skills are easily evident in his production, the award winning “Epiphany.” A distinctive style particular to his craft makes Charles’ work desirable. He served as Director of Photography on the award winning short movie “Banished Misfortune,” the award-winning documentary Pray’s Passion, the strikingly recorded documentary You Bet We’re Going Back to Sea – The S.S. John W. Brown and the award winning fictional work The Last Dive. Charles marked his Directorial debut with the release of WDC, LLC's first feature length movie Beaches, Buns, and Bikinis starring Ron Jeremy. Taking his craft as a Director to a new level, Charles wrote and directed the five part web comedy The Front Desk. Charles encourages discussion and nurtures passion for independent production through 3AM Films and its website.
Matt Jenkins - Executive Producer - Writer
A year after his campy short picture Mirror Man was unceremoniously rejected from the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, Matt received a sincere apology from the festival programmers asking if they could screen this epic. Realizing producing short movies and documentaries wasn’t enough, in 2010 Matt made the leap into independent features with the satirical Beaches, Buns and Bikinis. Before Breaker Wakes represents this continuation of a love for a good story and producing the best possible movie on a micro budget. Jenkins is known for his independent and minimalist approach to movie-making.
Ronald Calzolari - Producer
Ron is an actor from Houston, TX and has been passionate about acting since the age of twelve. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of General Studies in Arts, Media and Entertainment. He has also taken part in a number of short films that have won awards in various film festivals. His first debut with the Misfits of Film was in Little Rose. He reunited with the Misfits again in Before Breaker Wakes, which he both produced and stars in.
Fred Ressel – Producer
Fred honed his acting skills in the break out role of Big Mike in the beach movie Beaches, Buns and Bikinis. and was pleased to catch the essence of the character of Tommy in Little Rose.
Dan Perrin - Producer
Dan's foray into acting began when he was cast in the epic motion picture Beaches Buns and Bikinis along with American thespian icon Ron Jeremy. Dan took on challenging roles in Texoma and Little Rose conquered space in Skinny Atlas and now tackles driving in No More Wasted Kisses.”
Emily Madonia - Composer
Emily began studying violin at age 3 in Anchorage, Alaska. She continued her childhood education in Cedar Falls, Iowa until she moved to Rochester, New York to get a B.M. in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music, under the tutelage of Mikhail Kopelman and Zvi Zeitlin. Emily now resides in Houston, where she performs regularly with the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, Richard Brown Orchestra, and several other local ensembles. Emily also runs her own studio at the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery and stays busy pursuing a professional certification in Film Scoring from Berklee Online, studying film acting, and being a devoted wife and mother of two
Randy Traxler - Director of Photography
Randy, a former artillery man, first started photography in Korea while being stationed there in 2015. His wife and he enjoy giving back to the community to make it a better place for their children to grow up in. Creative and adaptive, Randy helps bring characters to life, connecting them with the audience. Utilizing all resources available, Randy captured unique footage vital to the film.
Erica Traxler - Audio Operator
Erica, a former Army Engineer, has shifted her focus to helping the veteran community through volunteerism. When she is not volunteering she works capturing audio for our films. She started this as a volunteer in college and fell in love with the process, the plots, and the people. Her work on No More Wasted Kisses while facing wind and rain in sub freezing temperatures showcases her dedication to her projects.
David R. Bublitz - Graphic Designer
David is an Assistant Professor in Journalism and Media Production at Cameron University. He completed an MFA at the Oklahoma City University Red Earth program. He is a 2015 Pangaea Prize finalist, a Naugatuck River Review narrative poetry contest finalist, and a founding editor of Oklahoma City University’s graduate literary magazine, the Red Earth Review. His first book of poems, Combat Pay, was released for print publication through Main Street Rag Publishing Company in March 2020. He has also published poetry in CONSEQUENCE Magazine; O-Dark-Thirty; f(r)iction; Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks; and Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.