What's it really all about?
Wander My Friends tells the story of Asher Ackerman, Nate Park and Roland Vanver, the creative team behind the fiction indie hit comic "Wanderers." After several years of telling the story of clandestine comic hero Jim Sable and his circle of every day people with strange abilities, the "Wanderers" creators have achieved critical notoriety and success. So successful, in fact, that a larger comic book publisher has made an offer to merge with their small, indie publishing company. Knowing full well that their days of creative control are now numbered, Ash, Roland and Nate make a low key attempt to start their own comic venture before their current contracts trap them in a place where they have little to no control over a story and world they created.
The film follows the trio as they find out just how hard it is and what it takes to launch an independently run creative venture.
Perhaps you're wondering "why should I give you people my hard earned dollars and cents?"
A Major theme running throughout Wander My Friends is creative freedom and what it takes to get it. And like art imitating life, or life imitating art, the film itself is no different. What we're asking for isn't just fiscal sponsorship, we're asking for you to believe in, and be part of, the community of artists and talented people who are bringing this film to life in whatever they they can on their own terms and in their own way.
Who Are We?
Writer & Director - Raz Cunningham
Raz Cunningham studied at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where he graduated with degrees in English and Communications. He began his career working at NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien where he learned the ins and outs of television and logistics for well over a year.
After his time at NBC he joined the successful and well-known indie film production company Forensic Films, Inc., in downtown Tribeca where he gained vast experience working as the personal assistant to the Executive Producers; Scott Macaulay and Robin O'Hara. He was with the production company through several films. Soon after his time with Forensic Films, he moved on to Miramax and Warner Brothers. After spending time with the larger studios, he began to work as a freelance producer and production manager in New York, working on several films. Raz also has experience writing and directing short films as well as a vast acting resume. In 2006, Raz was a semi-finalist in Screenplayfestival.com's screenplay fetival for his script, Biblefest and is the founder and president of small GIANT Media.
Director of Photography - Bryant Naro
Bryant Naro has worked on feature films, music videos, live performances, commercials, and television shows. He is a Director of Photography, camera operator, and assistant cameraman.He has worked as an Apprentice Editor at Ken Burns' documentary production company, Florentine Films, and is a member of the Motion Picture Editor's Guild.
Bryant's REEL: http://vimeo.com/33467463
Producer/Costume Designer - Mel Hardy
Mel has been costuming for theater productions and her own short films since high school. She studied film and theater at Clark University and has since costumed professionally for a number of plays, short and feature films, commercials, and music videos. She also does special effects makeup. She is also a producer of this film, and also made this website. And she needs a nap.
Editor - Meagan Frappiea
Meagan Frappiea has been in post-production for seven years, working as an assistant editor and sound editor for Ken Burns' production company, Florentine Films. In her spare time, she enjoys picture editing and comic books, and particularly picture editing movies about comic books.
TWITTER - https://twitter.com/wandermyfriends
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