Bios

Kathleen Green – Founder, Producer

Kat Green has been working in film, video, and live event production since 1997, and building interactive art since 2006.  In that time, she has created documentaries, music videos, short films, web series, and visual art with the goals of finding untold stories, playing with physics, and generally making pretty things to look at.

Her projects have included the The Secret Life of Mushrooms, a documentary about the history of narco-tourisms in Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico, the music video for Moby’s New York, New York; the documentary Brilliant Simplicity for Metropolis Magazine; the flame-thrower cooking show Cookin’ With Gas; the mixed-media sculptures Katy Perry the Unicorn at 2012 World Maker Faire, The Tree of Heaven at Burning Man 2011,  Sparky’s Wheel of Tesla! for the 2010 Figment Season Long Sculpture Garden, and Mother for the 2009 Yahoo Open Hack; documentation of Third Rail’s site-specific performance Reel; and the short film, Coffee Time. She was also co-founder of the Dance Film Association’s Dance Film Lab, a works-in-progress screening series for dance filmmakers.

Kat’s work has been screened at the Oaxaca International Film Festival, Dance on Camera Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, Figment Arts Festival, Re/Mixed Media Festival, New York Tango Film Festival, Americans for the Arts Convention, Pioneer Theater  Collective: Unconscious, Bowery Poetry Club, Fuse network, and at various galleries in New York and Berlin. She has also worked with The Weinstein Company, HBO, A&E Networks, MTV, MSNBC, the Sundance Channel, VH1, Fuse, and the History Channel as a freelance editor and post supervisor.

 

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Susan has spent the last decade living a double life.  Vacillating between the worlds of production and finance, she has been participating in a wide variety of theater, film, and television projects, while also troubleshooting problems for high net worth individuals.  For eight years, as a Client Service Manager at Mariner, she was the single point of contact for individuals in a group that had $154 million of assets under management.  After seeing what Kat was up to, she decided to combine her worlds and help to develop interesting projects in a profitable way.

As an actor, she has appeared in The Egg Project64Orange is the New Black, and Dominoes at the Seattle International Film Festival.  She has also worked with Collective: Unconscious, Theater 80, the Gene Frankel Theater, Theater for the New City, La Mama, Dixon Place, Here Theater, and with luminaries like Gordon Bressack, Ruby Lynn Reyner, Sheldon Patinkin, Marty Demott, and Norm Holly.

 

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Jesse Green – Production Designer, Technical Advisor

Jesse has been working in entertainment production since 2001 on projects ranging from Broadway and off-Broadway theater to Corporate events, television/film and consumer environments.  He has been a carpenter, welder, rigger, draftsman, technical designer, produced large format graphics, programmed CNC machines and, on occasion, answered the phone.

Outside of his professional work, he has built installations for Third Rail Productions including; The Drifting EncyclopediaTREE, and  Finis Tere at the Burning Man Festival, the Steampunk Haunted House at the Abrons Arts Center, as well as the scenery for their film BeWing.

With Kat and Spygirl he designed and led the build team for The Bunker (Williamsburg, Brooklyn), Sparky’s Wheel of Tesla (Figment NYC 2010), The Tree of Heaven (Burning Man 2011and Katy Perry the Unicorn (Maker Faire NYC 2012).

rlaprade.largeRicky Laprade – Writer, Director

 

Ricky Laprade graduated with a BA in Film and English from teh University of Rhode Island, where he won the first ever Fred Joyal Prize in Film.

After graduation, Ricky instantly tried everything to cut his teeth in the industry, doing everything from getting coffee and running cords on the PBS show “Cultivating Life,” to camera work and location scouting on the award winning film “Run It.”  He has written and directed two feature films; Villanelle, and Erebus, and the web series Working Title.