The production team, which consists of individuals who have had extensive experience and success in the motion picture industry, has agreed, subject to the film’s ultimate financing and schedule, to work on the film having been satisfied with their review of the script and strategic methodology. These individuals have a strong track record of delivering quality projects.
Benjamin Cox is the founder of Red Square Pictures, a New York-based film production company. As creative head, Mr. Cox oversees all aspects of the company's development, production and content-related activities. A producer, writer and director, his Red Square Pictures projects include work for a wide range of commercial/fashion clients as well as narrative work in both television and feature films.
A feature film that Mr. Cox produced, wrote and directed, NYC dating comedy Better Off Single starring Aaron Tveit, Abby Elliott, Lauren Miller Rogen, Kal Penn, Chris Elliott, Lewis Black, Shane McRae, Kelen Coleman and Annaleigh Ashford, is set for its theatrical release in the fall of 2016. Another of Mr. Cox’s feature projects, an untitled ethereal dramedy starring Mary Beth Hurt, Aidan Quinn, Olympia Dukakis, Macy Gray, Peter Gerety, Emmet Walsh and Rachel Brosnahan, has recently completed post production and was produced by Mr. Cox, directed by Dianne Dreyer and executive produced by Kevin Spacey.
Mr. Cox's projects in development include: episodic drama Fortune Sun, an opulent modern-day retelling of an ancient Chinese legend; and Patton Generations, an epic miniseries chronicling the American warrior family from colonial Revolutionaries to Confederate cavaliers to the WWII battlefield genius of General George S. Patton.
A fashion film that Mr. Cox produced, wrote and directed, David Gandy's Goodnight, was named by Fashion Film Network as the second most-watched fashion film on earth the month of its YouTube release. Produced by Red Square Pictures in collaboration with both Dark Harbor Stories (David Schwimmer's production company) and Elk Studios, David Gandy's Goodnight also finished in second place at the 2014 Fashion Film Awards held during the Cannes Film Festival. Roman Polanski's fashion film A Therapy starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter finished in first place, while projects finishing behind Mr. Cox's included fashion films directed by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Baz Luhrmann and Martin Scorsese.
Mr. Cox has studied writing and/or filmmaking at Columbia Journalism School, The New School and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He is also a creative editing consultant on feature films of varying budgets, including Searching for Sonny starring Minka Kelly and Trust starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis.
Prior to founding Red Square Pictures, Mr. Cox spent 12 years as an investment banker in both London and New York, leading deal teams involved in closing transactions ranging from a $40 million securitization to a $16 billion LBO in a variety of jurisdictions across the globe. Mr. Cox has worked as an investment banker at HSBC, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers and most recently as a vice president at Goldman Sachs. His professional experience also includes time as a legislative intern on Capitol Hill (Senator Carl Levin).
Mr. Cox served as finance director on the management team of Stellar Network, a non-profit membership-based organization that provides resources and support to film, theater and television professionals. He is a professional member of BAFTA New York. He is the Red Square Pictures Advisory Board chair.
Mr. Cox has also studied at Cambridge University’s St. Catharine’s College, the University of the West Indies, Michigan State University’s James Madison College (Double Honors BA, Phi Beta Kappa), Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School (MBA).
As a producer, screenplay consultant and dramaturge, Tracey Becker has worked with many of today's best writers, including Allan Knee, Christopher Durang, Murray Schisgal, David Magee, Mitchell P. Ganem, Terri Edda Miller, Stephen and Jonah Lisa Dyer, and Brian Edgar.
Ms. Becker's first feature film, Miramax's Finding Neverland, was directed by Marc Forster and starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. It marked the culmination of Ms. Becker's extensive development efforts, both having optioned the play on which it was based and having developed the screenplay with Oscar-nominated writer David Magee. After winning the National Board of Review's prestigious "Film of the Year" award, Finding Neverland was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including for Best Adapted Screenplay and for Best Picture.
Her latest film, Hysteria, a Victorian romantic comedy directed by Tanya Wexler and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett and Jonathan Pryce, was released by Sony Pictures Classics.
Ms. Becker's upcoming projects include Losing Jerry, a coming-of-age tale set in the '80s featuring the music of The Grateful Dead, and Urban Asylum, about a young man's struggles with schizophrenia as he investigates a violent crime. She is also producer on Red Square Pictures NYC dating comedy dating comedy Better Off Single, which is set to be theatrically released in the fall of 2016.
Ms. Becker was a founding member and the director of development of Stellar Network, and she currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the New Hampshire Film Festival and the LA literacy charity From The Heart.
Russell Carpenter, ASC is an Academy Award-winning cinematographer who has worked with many of Hollywood's best directors (Robert Benton, James Cameron, the Farrelly brothers, Martin Scorsese, John Woo, et. al.) on a wide range of films known throughout the world.
Mr. Carpenter has been recognized for excellence in cinematography by a virtual who's who list of institutions within his craft, including the American Society of Cinematographers, BAFTA, the British Society of Cinematographers, all of the Chicago, Florida and Las Vegas Film Critics Associations, and by the Satellite Awards. He won the Oscar for Best Cinematography in 1998 for his work on Titanic, which remains the second highest grossing film of all time at nearly $2 billion.
His filmography combines experience on both large studio movies and small budget indie films, including: 21, Awake, Charlie's Angels (I & II), Critters (I & II), Death Warrant, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Hard Target, The Human Stain, The Indian in the Cupboard, Killers, The Lawnmower Man, A Little Bit of Heaven, Money Talks, Monster-in-Law, The Negotiator, A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, Noel, Pet Sematary II, Shallow Hal, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, This Means War, Titanic, True Lies and The Ugly Truth, among others.
Kim Winther is a producer and DGA assistant director who has worked with many of Hollywood's best directors (David Cronenberg, Roland Emmerich, Ruben Fleischer, Antoine Fuqua, Gavin Hood, Doug Liman, Randall Wallace, et. al.) on both large studio movies and small budget indie films.
Having recently completed work on All You Need is Kill, starring Tom Cruise as well as Ender's Game, starring Harrison Ford, Mr. Winther's filmography includes: All You Need is Kill, Children of a Lesser God, Cocktail, Daredevil, The Day After Tomorrow, Ender's Game, Exit Strategy, Fair Game, The Fly, Freddy Got Fingered, Godzilla, Hostage, Independence Day, Jumper, Little Women, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Patriot, Secretariat, Stargate, Tekken, We Were Soldiers, We’re No Angels, When in Rome, The Wicked, X-Men: First Class and Zombieland, among others.
Over the past two decades, Patricia DiCerto has been involved in the casting of more than 20 Woody Allen films, including as casting director on such films as Match Point, Midnight in Paris, To Rome with Love, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, among others. In addition to having worked alongside Woody Allen as well as a number of the industry's top casting directors – including her longtime association with Juliet Taylor – Ms. DiCerto has had the opportunity to work with directors such as James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, David Frankel, Mike Nichols, Alan Parker, Sydney Pollack and Martin Scorsese.
Having cast a wide range of both large studio projects and independent film productions, her filmography includes: Angela's Ashes, Angels in America, The Birdcage, Cassandra’s Dream, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Deconstructing Harry, The Departed, The Devil Wears Prada, Eulogy, Everyone Says I Love You, Flannel Pajamas, Hollywood Ending, The Interpreter, Joshua, The Life of David Gale, Marie and Bruce, Match Point, Meet Joe Black, Midnight in Paris, Mighty Aphrodite, Mixed Nuts, Murder by Numbers, Number One Fan, People I Know, Primary Colors, To Rome with Love, Scoop, Small Time Crooks, The Stepford Wives, Sweet and Lowdown, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You’ve Got Mail, among others.
Christine Kromer is both an Emmy nominated and Artios nominated casting director. Ms. Kromer recently completed pilot season at NBC, where her work included New York casting for Joe Carnahan's pilot State of Affairs. Ms. Kromer's work includes collaborations with Alexa Fogel on projects including series/pilot work such as True Detective (HBO), Banshee (Cinemax), Quarry (HBO) and Treme (HBO) as well as TV movie Too Big to Fail.
Feature film credits include Let's Be Cops, George Lucas' Red Tails, The Sitter starring Jonah Hill, New York casting for Paranormal Activity 3 and The A-Team. Past television projects include the BBC series Copper, the FX series Lights Out and Comedy Central pilot Black Jack, as well as The Wire, In Treatment and Generation Kill for HBO.
A two-time motion picture soundtrack Grammy nominee (American Beauty, Shrek 2), Chris Douridas' film and TV projects have been nominated for two Best Picture Oscars (American Beauty, As Good As It Gets), and include such titles as Northern Exposure, the Austin Powers series (having brought Quincy Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova" to the project), Grace of My Heart (having brought Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello together in collaboration), Heat, House of Lies, Hatfields & McCoys, American Teen, Gross Pointe Blank, One Hour Photo, Down with Love and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Perhaps best well-known for his celebrated radio program at Los Angeles radio station KCRW-FM, Mr. Douridas built his reputation while serving as the music director and host of their flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic for nearly a decade. He's also worked for Geffen Records, Dreamworks Records and AOL Music, and was personally hired by Steve Jobs as a creative programming consultant in establishing the iTunes Music Store.
Having had a hand in exposing music lovers to then virtually unknown artists ranging from Beck to Nelly Furtado to Gillian Welch to John Mayer, his TV- and filmography as a music consultant and supervisor includes: American Beauty, American Teen, As Good As It Gets, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bobby, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chumscrubber, The Count of Monte Cristo, Deception, Down with Love, The Education of Charlie Banks, The Girl Next Door, Grace of My Heart, Grosse Pointe Blank, Hatfields & McCoys, Heat, House of Lies, Legion, Madagascar, Megamind, Monsters vs Aliens, One Eight Seven, One Hour Photo, Over the Hedge, Shelter Island, Shrek 2, Under the Tuscan Sun and The Women, among others.
Red Square Pictures is a New York-based film production and financing company that both acquires and develops independent, unusual and original ideas to provide audiences with engaging experiences. RSP and its Advisory Board consist of filmmakers, marketers, writers, financiers, producers, on-screen talent and production executives. They bring film production, finance and distribution expertise, as well as entrepreneurship to Better Off Single.
Such long-standing track records of success include involvement on the production, financing and/or release of films such as Angels in America, Avatar, The Brothers Grimm, Casino Royale, Closer, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Dark Knight, The Devil Wears Prada, Finding Neverland, Get Smart, The Hangover, Hanna, Hot Fuzz, Hysteria, Idiocracy, In Bruges, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Lucky Ones, Milk, Miss Congeniality, Ocean’s 13, Quantum of Solace, Salt, Sin City, The Smurfs Movie, Star Trek, Transformers, Trust, A Virgin Mary, War of the Worlds, and Zoolander, among others, as well as for television shows such as Chappelle’s Show, The Chris Rock Show and Saturday Night Live.
Benjamin Cox: Producer, Writer & Director
David Gandy's Goodnight
Russell Carpenter, ASC: Cinematographer
Titanic, True Lies, et. al. - Cinematography Reel
Tracey Becker: Producer
Kim Winther: Co-Producer & First AD
Patricia DiCerto: Casting Director
Midnight in Paris
Chris Douridas: Music Supervisor