Todd Drezner received his MFA in Film from Columbia University and is the editor of several award winning documentaries which have been shown around the world.
My Name Is Alan, and I Paint Pictures, a documentary feature about a schizophrenic street painter, won Best Documentary at the Monaco Film Festival and the Founders Choice Award for Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival. It had a ten-day theatrical run in New York in September of 2007.
Mr. Philadelphia, a biographical documentary about an early 20th Century Philadelphia businessman, was broadcast on WHYY, Philadelphia's PBS station, in October of 2007. On the Backs of Giants, another biographical documentary, played at the Cleveland Film Festival and won several awards from prominent competitions.
Todd has also worked as an editor of commercials, and his work has aired on CNN, Fox News, the History Channel, and NY1. Loving Lampposts is the first feature that Todd has directed.
Having grown up in a family that produced such major radio top 40 hits as the Disco Anthem 'The Hustle' and the Stylistics R&B Classic 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' Lauren has worked with her family's Record label 'amherst records' and promoted major arena concerts for such acts as Chris Rock, No Doubt, George Clinton and the P Funk all stars and LL Cool J to name a few.
Her film career began when she moved to New York City in 2003. With over a dozen fundraising documentaries and corporate films under her belt, Lauren is now freelancing as a Producer and is working on two features slated for release next year. Her current short film 11 Conversations From the Lower Depths: Cold Turkey recently screened at the 2007 HBO New York Latino Film Festival.
Ben Wolf has worked as a cinematographer for numerous documentaries, narrative features, television shows, and commercials. His work has been seen on PBS, Bravo, MTV, VH1, American Movie Classics, National Geographic, the Outdoor Life Network, and in theatrical release. His films have won awards from the San Jose Cinequest Film Festival, the Urban World Film Festival, the Hollywood Black Film Festival, the Jamerican Film Festival, and the Sarasota Film Festival. Wolf is currently developing his first narrative feature, "Closed Circuit."
Zack Martin has been a professional musician for the past 16 years. He was the composer for The Way We Get By, the award-winning documentary that was nationally broadcast on PBS' POV. Martin is best known for being the driving force behind the band Carrigan, which has a large following around New England especially in the Boston area. He has performed and toured with a number of bands including Muncy Indiana's BRAZIL, Drowningman and The Cancer Conspiracy and performed during Austin's SXSW music festival. In 2003, Carrigan released its first studio recording as a self-titled E.P. In 2006, the second recording, called "Young Men Never Die", was released on Boston's Radar Recordings. Martin recently signed with Hello My Name Is Records. Carrigan's music can be found on iTunes.
"Loving Lampposts" received the Best Feature Documentary award at the 2011 Peace On Earth Film Festiva1. Director Todd Drezner accepted the award from festival directors Nick Angotti, Milissa Pacelli and Clayton Monical.
In its February 25th issue, the Chicago Sun Times called "Loving Lampposts" a "revealing documentary with a personal touch." The three star review appeared in the paper in advance of the film's screening at the Peace on Earth Film Festival.
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