Honor Society short film written & directed by Tiffany Ann Laufer


Tiffany Ann Laufer trained at AFI and has directed actors such as Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live); Dave Hill (the Dave Hill Explosion) and Jack Hourigan (Food Network Co-host).  Her foray into television directing can be seen at the pilot Journey to Your plateHer award winning short film, The Acorn Penny was picked up by ShortsHD. Tiffany's feature script was a semi finalist with the Sundance writer's lab program.

Tiffany wrote and illustrated the picture book The Porch Dream.  It is available via www.tiffanylaufer.com. She was recently awarded the Most Distinguished Young Alumni from Laurel School.  Tiffany also loves pesto, whales and her shepherd mutt, Bella

TIFFANY ANN LAUFER | writer, director, co - producer
WILLIAM C. LAUFER | co - producer

William C. Laufer’s feature film, Christmas At Maxwell’s received a theatrical release nation wide.  He served as Writer/Director/Co-Producer and actor.  Bill has produced both feature and documentary films to include The Acorn Penny, If You Listen and The Lost Sparrows of Roodepoort.  He is the founding artistic director of the Saint Ann Orchestra and the Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a founding member of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival.  He has been involved with various cultural groups to include the Cleveland Institute of Music and L’Arche Cleveland.  Bill and Tiffany are a father - daughter team of Laufer Film.

As an MBA CPA film producer, Bill is a consultant to filmmakers and speaker for arts groups.  William received his MBA at CWRU and undergraduate degree in Economics from Georgetown University.

NAOMI HOLLANDER | co - producer

Naomi Hollander served as Associate Producer on the award winning short film, The Acorn Penny and has worked in the film and television world for over fifteen years in both the production and camera departments.

Most recently Naomi worked on the feature film Tomorrow You're Gone with Michelle Monaghan, Stephen Dorff and Willem Dafoe in the camera department.

ADAM WHITE | cinematographer

Adam graduated Wright State University’s film program in 1995 with a degree in Motion Picture Production. He and his production company Hemlock Films have won regional Emmy awards for several PBS documentary films.  Clients include: Discovery Channel, National Geographic, American Express and NASA to name a few.

With over 15 years of experience, Adam has filmed on four continents, working in film, HD and beyond. In addition to working as a Director of Photography, Adam is also an experienced SteadiCam owner/operator.

Adam is also a licensed private pilot and makes a pretty good bowl of chili.

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Steven Gutheinz is a composer of music for film, TV, commercials, games and the concert stage who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Rice University, the University of Southern California, Aspen Music School, and the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop.

Steven has composed music for several award winning projects including the controversial feature film "Grimm Love" (aka "Rohtenburg") and the highly acclaimed short film "Wraith of Cobble Hill," which won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at Sundance. He has scored feature films for Sony Screen Gems, Icon Productions and MGM. His music can also be heard in the trailer and opening theme for Discovery's "Frozen Planet."

In addition to film and TV, Steven has written music for several high profile commercials including a series of spots for Pantene, DeVry/Keller University, Kellogg's, Tylenol, Audi and Avon. He has also written music for the critically acclaimed independent game "NyxQuest," the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and The Texas Voices.

MONK TURNER | musician

Over the past decade, Monk Turner has produced more than 20 concept albums, using a freeform collective of musicians who share his passion for creating unique, genre-defying music. 

His songs have been featured in movies, television programs and advertisements, and his reach continues to widen. “Seeking” from the 2008 release, Love Story currently has had more than 500,000 plays on the online radio station, Pandora. Music from Emergency Songs was featured in an international video that was created in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. But, his most ambitious project to date has been the production of his 2012 album, Kaleidoscope, where he collaborated with more than 40 national and international artists to create an album of music and poetry based on the concept of color.

Turner offers free download capabilities via the unconventional distribution platform offered by Creative Commons licenses so that the public is able to enjoy and share his music.

To learn more about Monk Turner and download his albums visit: http://www.monkturner.com/

Photo by Brant Brogan (www.broganphoto.com)