Production Team

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Ronan Jorah | Writer & Director

Ronan Jorah has worked for over ten years in production and post on a wide range of projects from narrative film and television to commercials for a diverse number of brands. He previously wrote, directed, and did the post work for the short film Inside, a period piece set during the Holocaust. Academy Award Nominated Cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt said of the film: “Here is filmmaking, cinematography, and visual effects work of incredible promise”. Ronan currently resides in New York City and serves as Co-Creative Director for Mania Studio, Inc. He studied film at Full Sail University and directing and acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles.

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Carey Van Driest | Producer

Carey Van Driest has lived and worked in New York City for nineteen years as a professional Theatre, TV, Film and Voiceover artist, including the voice of national campaigns for L’Oreal, Geico and Quaker. She was a producer with New York Shakespeare Exchange from 2012-2017 for their internationally acclaimed endeavor, The Sonnet Project. In four years, she was a part of the creation of 130 short films, each based on one of Shakespeare’s 154 Sonnets.  The project as a whole has been awarded several commendations and individual films have been submitted and accepted to various festivals around the country and the world. She is Co-Creative Director for Mania Studio, Inc.

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Shannon Madden | Cinematographer

Shannon Madden has a passion for films and filmmaking and working with creative people to produce motion pictures. She is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator based in Buffalo, New York with numerous commercial credits to her name. She studied television production at Canisius College and has completed camera workshops at the Maine Media College. Among her film credits are Slime City Massacre, Queen City, The American Side, and Sugar Wonder Blues.