Frank Leone is a producer, writer, songwriter, and actor originally from southeastern Michigan. He is a graduate of Wayne State University’s BFA Theatre conservatory style program, and has studied at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia, as well as Studio 5 Conservatory in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of the Tuesdays @ 4 intergenerational arts movement group, and has performed with them numerous times within New York City. He most recently acted as Assistant Director for the film Cherry Pies to director, Kevin Edwin Greene. Frank has been seen on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit, as well as on screen. He currently resides in New York City. www.frankvleone.com
Candace DeLeon is a director, writer, and actor originally from Detroit, Michigan. She holds a BFA in Acting from Wayne State University, has studied at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia, and attended writing workshops with Gotham Writers in New York City. Candace held the title of Director for the acclaimed world premiere performance of The Lamentable Tragedy of Matthew Shepard by Michael Boynton at The Hillberry Studio Theatre. She most recently acted as editor for the 13th Floor Storytellers’ performance at The Players Club and Linda Gross Theater, which was directed by Molly Price.
CANDACE DELEON - Casting Director, Crowdfunding Campaign Co-Manager
CHRISTIAN SCHULTE - Associate Producer/PR
Christian began his stage career in Grosse Pointe, Michigan at the age of 6, eventually taking him to the University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, where he earned degrees in both Theatre and English in 2012. During his time at Michigan, Christian worked on multiple projects both on stage and in front of the camera. In 2011, he played Claudius in the Rude Mechanicals’ 1960’s Mad Men-style production of Hamlet, and in 2012 starred in an original film short entitled Theatre Piece, which went on to win awards at the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival. Since graduating from college, Christian moved to New York and has gone on to appear in the upcoming Chad Burns revolutionary war drama Beyond the Mask, Susan Lucci’s Deadly Affairs, and produced/directed/acted Dating & Auditioning: the Web Series (Official Selection- Miami Web Fest). He's thrilled to be on the In Retrospect team, working alongside many Detroit-natives!
Alex Payne moved to New York from rural Indiana in 2007. He studied film at New York University, New York Film Academy and Brooklyn College. As part of his full-time freelance cinematography work, Alex has worked on short films, feature films, music videos, web series, documentaries, promotional videos and more. www.paynecinema.com
ALEX PAYNE - Director of Photography
FRANK LEONE - Producer, Writer, Songwriter, Actor
NICHOLAS LEONE - Editor, Colorist
MARNIE HERLANDS - Photography for Promotional Materials
KATIE FREEZE - Graphic Deisgn for Promotional Materials
BOBBY LIMA - Marketing
Born in sunny Southern California, the son of an Acoustic Engineer who recorded whale sounds for a living, Paul had audiophile tendencies engrained in him from birth. A graduate of Ex'pression College of Digital Arts in Berkeley, CA, and Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, he now resides in Brooklyn, sound editing and chilling with his girlfriend and their amazing cat. And Katy Perry sang backup for him in a High School production of Pippin.
PAUL ISHAM - Sound Mixer - Music
Amanda Jane Stern is a director, writer and actress from New York City. She got her BA in Film, Television & Interactive Media and Theater Arts from Brandeis University. She also studied screenwriting and production at Queen Mary, University of London. Most recently she directed and co-wrote the documentary play, Coerced which received its premiere at Brandeis University.
AMANDA JANE STERN - Director
Thomas Zaccheo has been doing Production Sound Mixing for over three years, and has created a strong presence within the sound mixing field. He most recently completed his thirty second short film, four of which have won numerous awards. He is currently embarking on his fifth feature, two of which have been in the Tribeca Film Festival. He is also very close to completing a documentary for College Board. Thomas attended Brooklyn College in 2008 with a concentration in Film Production. Some work Thomas has mixed for include: The Last Treasure Hunt (in theaters April 15), Gold Star, Heroes Don’t Come Home, Sleepwalkers, Clean Break (nominated for three awards), and The Ridge, as well as several Conde Nast and NBC shoots.
THOMAS ZACCHEO - Production Sound Mixer
Caleb is a writer, director, and editor from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated this year from Liberty University with a B.S. in Cinematic Arts and now lives with his wife in Atlanta, GA, where he spends most of his time enjoying delicious fried southern food. http://calebdnelson.com
CALEB NELSON - EDITOR