CREW

Spencer Parsons - director
Spencer Parsons generally makes films in Austin, TX, though he is based in Chicago and teaches media production at Northwestern University.  His previous feature, I’LL COME RUNNING premiered at Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008. Formative experience: as a child, his favorite babysitter was one R.A. Mihailoff, who later went on to play Leatherface in TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3.

Jesse Lyda - producer
Jesse is originally from Lynchburg, VA where he danced at the Virginia School for the Arts.  He moved at age 18 to New York where he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later graduated from AADA’s Los Angeles campus. He has been involved in a number of productions and short films as an actor, and he directed a full-length ducmentary called THE LEAST OF THESE that premiered at SXSW 2009. He formed Glass House Productions in 2007 with partner Clark Lyda to produce documentary and narrative films focused on promoting change through informing and entertaining. Jesse splits his time between Austin and New York.

Jonny Mars - producer
Jonny has worked as a producer, actor, and writer, and he recently had his directing debut - AMERICA’S PARKING LOT – SXSW 2012. Most recently, he starred in the short HELLION (Sundance 2012) and the feature WUSS (SXSW 2011, AFI 2011 Audience Award Winner). Jonny also co-starred, co-produced and helped score the THE HAPPY POET (SXSW 2010, Venice 2010). He’s currently in post production on numerous features, including Scott Meyers’ THE GIVE AND GO (actor, producer, story by), and Sean Gallagher’s GOOD NIGHT (actor, producer). He also produced the “Texas Meets Tillamook” ad campaign for Tillamook Cheese.

Jason Wehling - producer
Jason’s producing credits include: AUGUST EVENING, winner of the 2008 John Cassavetes Award; Kyle Henry’s Sundance and Cannes-featured anthology of shorts, FOURPLAY; the PBS doc, A PLACE TO DANCE; Paul Gordon’s 2010 SXSW and Venice standout, THE HAPPY POET; Jonny Mars’ football documentary, AMERICA’S PARKING LOT; and Chris Eska’s forthcoming Civil War drama.  Jason’s short, THE GROWNUPS, premiered at SXSW 2010 and played as part of the 48 Hour Film Project’s showcase at Cannes 2010. From 2002-2005, he served as a programmer on PBS' INDEPENDENT LENS series.

Drew Daniels - director of photography