BIO's: crew & talent
JEANINE B. FROST (Writer and Director) Telling stories has taken up most of my time since I was a little girl growing up in Denmark. Studying and working as an actor and singer while simultaneously writing and exploring photography, took me to NYC. There, my love for film-making crystallized. A scarring journey through my teenage and young adult life have, and will continue to inform my stories. I need to keep investigating and exploring fragments of of the human condition and emotional experience. Inspired by a night in my life, NO MORE is my directorial debut.
MICHAEL BELCHER (DP) is a Cinematographer based in New York City. He was born and raised next to a buffalo ranch in the Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania and studied experimental film at Ithaca College. As a Cinematographer, he has traveled to work in nearly every state in America and almost every continent in the world – on feature films, short films, commercials, and music videos – with such collaborators as Bob Dylan, Versace, American Express, Pepsi, Bottega Veneta, Funny or Die, New Balance, Busta Rhymes, and Justin Timberlake. Awards include TIME Magazine Best Music Video of 2014, and MTV Best Music Video of 2013 Woodie Award, as well as many “Top 10” lists from Rolling Stone Magazine, Pitchfork, Vanity Fair, and more. Examples of his work can be found at www.bybelcher.com.
ALEXANDRA BYER (Producer) is a producer living and working in New York City. She most recently co-produced Tim Sutton's sophomore feature film Memphis, which was showcased at the 2013 Venice Film Festival with the support of the Biennale-College of Cinema and Gucci. Memphis premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Byer also co-produced Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (dir. Sam Fleischner), which won the Special Jury Mention at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and is being distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Byer has produced several short films and frequently works in production on commercials and music videos. She previously worked as a program coordinator at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). Byer graduated from the Film & Media Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
CLARE RICHARDSON (Producer) is a producer living and working in New York City, and is also pursuing her master’s degree in Film Studies at Columbia University. She has just submitted her graduate thesis and will graduate this May. She is now in New York by way of Baltimore, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and received her B.A. in both Film & Media Studies and Writing Seminars. She is a founding member of the Spirit Farm, a film collective who endeavors to create films that challenge traditional conventions. Originally from Los Angeles, she has worked at Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Films, Creative Capital, and Focus Features. She's also a Sundance veteran with ten years under her belt.
JUSTIN FAIR (1. AD) has directed and produced various theatre, film and internet narratives in NY and LA including the web series The Junior League of Superheroes, which premiered at Comic-Con 2009. Producing credits include multiple comedic shorts for Funny or Die including David Mamet's Inside the Actor's Workshop with Danny DeVito and Two Painters with Arianna Huffington. He served two terms as president of Acorn Pictures and holds a BFA with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. As an actor, he has appeared in Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Homicide: Life on the Streets, the short films Coming Home, for which he was nominated for best actor at Methodfest, 811 Solomon Lane, for which he was nominated for best actor at the 168hour film festival, and Citizen which garnered best short prizes at both Screamfest and Comic-Con. He has guest taught acting and playwriting in Orange County, CA at the high school level and has sat on the advisory board for Performing Medieval Narrative Today: A Video Showcase.
RIKKE LYLLOFF (Julie) is a Danish actress. She is a graduate from The National School of Acting and has worked on all the major stages in Denmark, including The Royal Danish Theatre. She has worked on film and TV both in Europe and the US, so she has enjoyed playing a wide variety of roles in all kinds of genres. Her credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Abigail in The Crucible, Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Lotte Ågaard in the Danish TV series Borgen. She currently lives in New York with her American husband and is excited to be a part of the No More team.
COLBY MINIFIE (May) has appeared on Broadway in The Pillowman, Off-Broadway in Close Up Space, Landscape of the Body, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, and numerous readings and regional theater. She has also appeared in TV shows such as Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Black Box,The Blacklist, Glee, Nurse Jackie, and films such as Deep Powder, Camilla Dickinson, Beware the Gonzo, The Greatest, The Winning Season, Turban Waves, Breathwork, On Women Who Validate Themselves Through Sex, and Weekend Away. Colby is a Silver Winner in theater in the National YoungArts Foundation. She recently worked with Bill T. Jones and Michael Benjamin Washington on a Gala for YoungArts in Miami this January. Colby is a senior at the Macaulay Honors College in New York City. She is thrilled to be part of No More.
LIZ DEEGAN (Editor) Bio coming soon...
EMMA ZBIRAL-TELLER (Production Design) is a video artist surviving on yoga and kale in Brooklyn. The main goal of her work is to shift perspective and highlight the small details of the condition that often go unnoticed. Born in Chicago, educated at Hampshire College and the Prague Film School, her roots lie in poetry, documentary photography and experimental film. Currently, she is the filmcurator at The Tank in NYC with a series called “Spatial Film” that explores the physical environment and viewing experience of video pieces made by emerging artists. She works asproduction designer on features, shorts and independent series of all kinds. Exhibitions of herpersonal work have been featured on nobudge.com, at the Center for Digital Art in Brattleboro VT, Pleasant St. Theatre, The Canal Gallery, Microscope Gallery, The Brick and The Tank.
JARED PAUL (Sound Engineer) Bio coming soon...
PAUL DOUST (Composer) is an award-winning composer, specializing in original compositions for film, television, commercials, and other screen media.
Paul moved from Sydney, Australia to New York in 2011 as part of the “ArtStart” talent grant through the Australian Council of the Arts. Since moving to New York, has been making his mark on the commercial scene, having written music for clients including: Morgan Stanley, GE, Gatorade, Crest Toothpaste, Clinique, Google Chrome, Wendy’s, Exxon Mobil, and many more.
In 2015 Paul contributed music for the Australian documentary series Australia: The Story of Us and has had his music featured on the MTV shows Catfish and Girl Code.
Paul studied composition at the University of Sydney (B.A. 2006), receiving the Frank Albert Prize for Music in successive years while studying under esteemed composers Anne Boyd and Matthew Hindson. Paul completed a Graduate Diploma in Screen Music (2010) from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, with High Distinction. At his time at AFTRS, Paul studied under the likes of composers Christopher Gordon, Martin Armiger and Cezary Skubiszewski.
Paul has twice been a finalist in the international film scoring competition “Tropscore” selected from over thousands of entries in 2013 and 2014. Other notable achievements include: being nominated for Best Original Score for his original score to the short film “Moth” dir. Meryl Tankard (St. Kilda Film Festival 2012), writing the score for the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) nominated short “Forget Me Not” dir. Emily Dean (2012), and he is also the recipient of the Best Original Soundtrack award at the 15/15 Melbourne International Film Festival in 2009. In 2013 Paul was awarded a full scholarship to attend the ASCAP/NYU Buddy Baker Memorial Film Scoring Workshop.
Paul has also written for over 40 short films, a feature documentary, web series and concert works.
XING YOU (Promotional/sample Editor) is a filmmaker whose focus is primarily on fictional narrative story telling. Currently earning his M.F.A. in Media Art at Emerson College, Xing has been working on wide range of film and commercial productions. He has been writing and directing his own works since 2010. His 2012 short film Binding Paper was awarded Best Standard Length Film at the 2013 Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival. His interest in the difficulties of communication among interpersonal relationship drives him to continuously create visually driven narratives.