VINCENT LABRIOLA (Writer and Director)
An aspiring filmmaker with crooked
eyeglasses, Vincent Labriola hails
from Chicago, inheriting that city’s blue-collar ethic and plainspoken
attitude. He recently completed his MFA
in film production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, but Mr. Labriola dreams
of starting a production company in Chicago, making films as a living, with a
good Italian beef sandwich and a bottle of Green River for lunch. Though he’s
never actually left the U.S. (living up to that Midwestern stereotype), Mr.
Labriola has weathered a hurricane in a oceanside hotel, played games of love
and war with a daughter of the Confederate Army, and witnessed a Cubs grand
slam against the Sox at Wrigley (and a Sox grand slam against the Cubs at the
Cell). He earned a BA from Loyola University Chicago, during which time his
overwrought but thought-provoking short Stereo
made its auspicious (read: to a room of ten people) debut at the Naperville
Independent Film Festival.
WILL GOLDSTEIN (Producer)
Currently completing his MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Will Goldstein is from Scottsdale, Arizona and a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson (Bear Down!) Bucking the family trend of becoming a jeweler, Will hopes to make it big as a producer. He is currently working on Fox The Gambler as well as an untitled film shot on location in Colombia.
JAMES TARLTON (Director of Photography)
Discovering film and aesthetics in his undergrad at Queen’s
University, Ontario, Canada, James Tarlton found a passion for the image and
its possible meanings through experimental and art house film. While there,
James took a combination of film theory and film production courses and decided
to pursue film production as a career. Going abroad to Lyon, France in his
third year and studying at Université Lyon II Lumière where he took courses in
both Film Studies and French Literature in the French language with French
students, his passion for cinema was solidified. Now finishing up his MFA in Film and TV Production at USC,
James' passion now resides with cinematography. With Fox the Gambler,
shot on the Arri Alexa, now under his belt, James
hopes to keep shooting larger and larger projects as he pursues his dream
career as a cinematographer. You can find James' reel and resume here.
MICHELLE WARING (Production Designer)
Michelle Waring just completed her MFA at USC with the first
ever emphasis in Production Design which she achieved through her thesis
work on Fox The Gambler. Her
love of niche worlds and period designs were a perfect fit for the story of
Carl, a man stuck in his past and only able to revive his fading glory at his
local bowling alley where he used to be a star. She particularly enjoyed
designing, building and dressing Carl’s apartment where his displaced sense of
time was embodied by furnishings from the 50s, 70s and 90s all thrown together
to create a sad bachelor’s hideout. See more of Michelle's work at her website.
KEVIN MICHAEL WEST (Editor)
Kevin is a filmmaker and playwright living in
Los Angeles. He currently attends USC as a grad student, studying film.
He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a BFA in Creative Writing and
a minor in Mass Communication. While at Emerson, he wrote for the school
newspaper and interviewed Pulitzer prize winning writer Gwendolyn Brooks. After
college, he wrote for "Frozen Dinner Theatre," a sketch comedy
television show and directed several short films. "Top and Bottom," a
comedy stage play he wrote and directed, enjoyed successful runs in Los
Angeles, Provincetown and off-Broadway NYC. Kevin was a semi-finalist in both
2002 and 2003 for the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Fellowship. His short
story "The Dust Bunny" was published in North Shore Magazine, and was
featured on the cover. "Grace Notes," a stage play he wrote
about his grandmother is currently a finalist for the 2012 Eugene O'Neill
Theatre Conference. A film he wrote, "A Very Fair Deal" had its
premiere at the LA Short Film Fest in the summer of 2011. He is very pleased to
have been chosen to edit Fox The Gambler.
He thanks Vince, Will and the whole creative team for providing him with this
BRIAN BIBBO (Sound Editor and Production
Brian is a production sound recordist and
post production sound denizen currently finishing up a master's degree at the
University of Southern California. He was, is, and will be for a little
while (he hopes). He enjoys oxygen and writing boleros by candlelight,
and has never danced with a yak.
NICOLE MARIE MILAKOVICH (Casting Director)
Nicole Marie Milakovich, a native of Miami,
Florida, is a University of Southern California MFA Film and Television
Production Candidate, earning her undergraduate degree from the University of
Miami. Currently, she is employed at Showreel, a video production company
located in the heart of Hollywood's Media District. She is proud and honored to
be a part of the Fox The Gambler team!
SCOTT WOLD (Lead Illustrator and Graphic Artist)
Striking, aesthetic, stimulating…these are some words that
could be used to describe Scott Wold, however the same can also be said about
his artwork. Scott’s artistic path started at Northern Illinois University
where he received a degree in Illustration, he later acquired a Graphic Design
degree from the Art Institute. Since then he has worked with a wide range of
clients providing them with high quality artwork. Some jobs include political
cartoonist, developing business identities, illustrating CD and book jackets, designing
brochures, and creating logos. Now he can add film production artist to his
growing list of creative work. Scott lives in Roselle, Illinois a small town in the
Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland, where he enjoys good tunes, good beer and
good conversation with his family and friends.
MYRRICK LIONTONIA & DOGS OF FORTUNE (Music)
Dogs of Fortune was band that existed from Dec 2009 to July 2013. It showcased the creative talents of Myrrick Liontonia, Michael Philpot, Nick Fane, Bobby Clawson, Joe la Rocca, Michael Virgilio, Alex Kerwin, and was beefed up at certain shows by Rhapsody Snyder and Alex Mariyani. A blend of hard and soft, light and shade, comedy and tragedy was stuffed into every show. This was a Chicago-born Stoner-Prog rock ensemble with classic rock and metal influences. Thought evoking lyrics, screaming guitar, thumping bass, pounding drums and a jazz sax combined with perfectly placed time signatures changes create an overall sound the likes of which have never been heard.
Dogs of Fortune have played the stages of: The Viaduct Theater, Subterranean and Sub-T Lounge, The Abbey Pub (w/Rival Sons), The Cubby Bear, The Double Door, The Mutiny, Elbo Room, Melody Inn (Indianapolis- w/ The Down-FI), Indy Jukebox (Indianapolis- w/Goliathon), The Cave, Reggie's Rock Club, Reggie’s Music Joint, Goose Island, The Empty Bottle, Fat Man Pizza Pub, Lilly's, The Red Line Tap, The Pioneer Tap, The Doghouse, Bird's Nest, Bigfoot Bandcamp Festival, Shark City