RANDY CROWDER WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR:
Infinity is the debut film for Randy Crowder as a writer and director after having spent the last 3 decades mainly in front of the camera. Television credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, SCRUBS, 10-8, WILL & GRACE, 7TH HEAVEN, THE PROFILER, GRACE UNDER FIRE, LOIS & CLARK, BODIES OF EVIDENCE, THE YOUNG RIDERS, REASONABLE DOUBTS and best know as “Wade Stratton” on the western series, GUNS OF PARADISE. Starring film roles include SPECIAL ED, 9 LIVES OF MARA, STARING AT THE SUN, RUSH OF THE PALMS, SELF MEDICATED, WORDS UNSPOKEN and TRUE MEN. Before spearheading his own production of INFINTY, Randy has worked in many capacities on independent film from grip, set construction, art department and assistant director to culminating in serving as producer for the award winning films WAITING FOR JOHNNIE WALKER and TRUE MEN.
Dawn Higginbotham: PRODUCER
Dawn has produced numerous projects, including the feature films "Off The Ledge" (which she wrote with her Cordova Pictures producing partner Brooke P. Anderson, and Andrew Pinon) and "Diamonds & Guns (which she also wrote)," as well as short films "Ode To Los Angeles," (Varda Hardy, director), "Words Unspoken," (Renee O'Connor, director) "Are You Kidding Me" (Renee O'Connor, director) and "Extra, Extra;" (Matthew Goodman, director) and "Merry Gentlemen" (which she wrote and directed). She also produced music videos for Jeremy Buck & The Bang (Carlo De Rosa, director) and two commercials for "Five Hour Energy Drink", as well as line producing the upcoming feature film "Night of the Templar." Dawn's post production background spans over 12 years, including work as manager of content services for Dolby Laboratories and post production supervisor at Lucasfilm/THX, overseeing film printing on "Episode I, II and III" domestic and international. Prior to this, she worked in production on films such as Jim Cameron's "Titanic," "Die Hard W/ A Vengeance", "Dogtown", "Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas", "The Thin Red Line", "Godzilla", and "Armageddon."
Ron Truppa: PRODUCER
Born in Providence, Rhode Island. When he was 6 1/2 years old his family moved to upstate New York. Six months after moving to New York, their house was set on fire and burnt down, building Ron's strength and adaptability with a world of unpredictable events (just like Hollywood Productions). His family moved back to Rhode Island when Ron was in 8th grade and he was voted the "Friendliest" in the yearbook that year. In addition to appearing in local and national commercials, independent films, the NBC TV show "Providence", soap operas, and stage productions, Ron has an expansive career as an entrepreneur. In college he owned a late-night restaurant called "Ron T's" as well as the nightclub across the street called "Buster's". He created his own internet company which collaborated with icChina.com, giving him direct access to one-seventh of the worldʼs Chinese-speaking internet population, and Ron started his production company in 2006, "TRUPPA Entertainment" for creating, producing, writing, and directing documentaries, TV Shows, Feature Films, Shorts Films, Commercials, and Music Videos. Ron is proud to be the Founder and Executive Director of the Catalina Film Festival on California's only resort island - Go To CatalinaFilm.org for more info.
RENEE OʼCONNOR: ʻELIZABETHʼ / PRODUCER
Reneé O'Connor made a name for herself when she resided in Auckland, New Zealand, playing the role of Gabrielle, Xenaʼs trusted sidekick on the popular series from 1996-2001. The role created a worldwide fan base, one still active in countless websites dedicated to the actress and this signature series. She then moved on to launch her own film production company - ROC Pictures, co-producing the romantic comedy, “Diamonds and Guns” released on DVD in January 2008. She wrote, directed, and produced the award winning short film, “Words Unspoken” in 2010. She currently produces a Video Channel for her company with the vision of bridging sustainable personal awareness and entertainment which was highlighted by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the ʻ2010 Women Making A Differenceʼ. Renee has starred in several independent films including this year's “Beyond The Farthest Star”, the anticipated release from Pathlight Entertainment, as well as the supernatural feature film, Deadrise, by Michigan Filmmaker of the year, Rich Brauer.
JED SURA: ʻDAVIDʼ / PRODUCER
Jed Sura is a Michigan native, who was born and raised in Ann Arbor in 1970. He has performed in over twenty theatrical productions since the ripe age of eight when he starred as, “Oliver!” Upon moving to Hollywood in the early nineties, he started landing jobs in many commercials and independent films. In 1994, he co-wrote, coproduced and starred in his first feature film, “Roads”, which was filmed throughout southern Michigan, across the mid-west to the Black Hills of South Dakota. In 2008, he starred in the romantic comedy, “Diamonds and Guns.” Most recently, he wrapped a starring role in “The Portrait of John Warland”.
DANIEL THRON: CINEMATOGRAPHER
Daniel Thron has worked in a wide variety of roles in film and videogames for over 15 years: cinematographer, concept artist, storyboardist, writer, actor, grip, painter, and craft services paperplate replenisher. Lately, his designs and painting can be seen in 'The A-Team,' 'GI Joe,' 'Tron: Legacy,' David Fincher's film 'Zodiac,' as well as the upcoming 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' and Hugh Jackman's robot-boxing film, 'Real Steel.'
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