Max Rothman - writer, Producer, Director
David Zurak - MAN
Olivia kimmel - director of photography
Max Rothman is a Brooklyn based filmmaker with 4 years of experience in the world of broadcast news, reality television, and independent film. He has lent his talents to shows such as Animal Planet’s Ocean Warriors, USA’s Inside the FBI: New York, NBC’s Dateline and the Today Show as well as films starring Treat Williams, Sean Young, Kevin Bacon, and many more. After two years at NBC News, he moved into the freelance world where he provides producing and editing services to some of the rising artists of the New York City film scene, and has written and directed three short films, each of which have played at festivals around the country. Under his Monticello Park Productions banner, Max supports experimental and arthouse works with a focus on guiding them through today’s marketplace and getting them out to an audience who seeks and deserves the challenging points of view of young auteur filmmakers, both in the live-action and animated realms.
Born in Toronto and raised in Croatia, David moved to New York City to begin a career as a dancer, performing with Robert Wilson, Martha Clarke, Sean Curran, Richard Move and David Gordon - among others. Only later did he take his obsession with the subtleties and emotional power of movement to pursue a career in acting, receiving an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California. Over the next eight years, he taught at NYU Tisch and the Martha Graham School, and appeared in various short films. Sadly, David succumbed to brain cancer in March of 2017 after a 2 year battle with the disease.
Olivia is a New York-based cinematographer and photographer whose work has been featured in The FADER, Stereogum, Popmatters, Ladygunn, Vevo, Details Magazine, The Burning Ear and more. Though mostly shooting music videos, documentaries, and short films, she has had the opportunity to work on camera crews with some of the rising starts of the cinematography world such as Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station, Dope), Wyatt Garfield (Gabriel, Mediterranea), and Thimios Baktakis (Dogtooth, The Lobster, Blind).