Murder Ball Movie

The Film Makers

Dana Adam Shapiro, Co-Director and Producer
The gifted director earned an Academy Award nomination for directing Murderball, his first venture in film making. His 2011 film Monogamy was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Other films he has directed include My Biodegradable Heart which went on to be an official selection at the Sundance Festival. A man of many talents, Shapiro is the founding editor and write of the Icon Magazine. He has also worked as an editor with the Spin Magazine. Other publications that he writes for include New York Times Magazine. Shapiro’s debut novel The Every Boy was included in the New York Times Editor’s Choice.

Henry-Alex Rubin, Co-Director and Cinematographer
No stranger in the field of film making, Henry-Alex Rubin has gained experience directing second unit for films including Girl Interrupted and Cop Land. He has won acclaim for several of his projects. These include the quirky film Who is Henry Jaglom? and Freestyle. The later has been named the best documentary at Urbanworld Film Festival, LAIFF and Woodstock. Rubin is also a celebrated commercial director and works for the production company Smuggler. In this field he has been ranked among the five most award winning directors in the world. Awards won by Rubin include Five Clios and twenty two Cannes Lions.

Jeffrey V. Mandel, Producer
Jeffrey V. Mandel is a Columbia University graduate and is a corporate tax attorney by profession. He is also a former investment Banker with the Lehman Brothers' Global Technology group. Murderball was Jeffrey V. Mandel’s first production project. He has also produced the film Monogamy which won the Best New York Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. His other productions include The Intern and the Dumpster and My Biodegradable Heart.

Sara Alize Cross, Associate Producer
Sara Alize Cross studied Film Studies at Columbia University and did her masters at Oxford. She has worked in various roles in the film industry. These include director, second assistant sound editor, producer and apprentice editor. The projects she has worked on include Nick and Jane, The Order of Myths, 21 Up America and Schooled. Cross has also worked as a shooter and producer on the MTV reality series MADE. Working as a freelance producer, she also works in partnership with European and British companies. An eco activist she, Cross has also found an environmentally and socially conscious fashion company coolnotcruel.

Geoffrey Richman, Editor
Geoffrey Richman has worked as an editor on a variety of projects ranging from documentaries, short films, television shows to feature length films. The channels he has worked for include History Channel, Food Network, Oxygen, Discovery Channel and Showtime. Several of the projects Geoffrey Richman has worked on have gone on to win high acclaim and a number of awards. The Cove, one of the feature length films he worked on has won an Academy Award. The projects he has lend his expertise to include Peter and Vandy, Behind the Hatred: Mortal Enemies Sicko, and God Grew Tired of Us.

Conor O'Neill, Co-Editor
Conor O'Neill started his career as a post production assistant. His first venture in film making was for the romantic comedy A Guy Thing. Since then he has gone on to accomplish superiority in the field. He has been responsible for editing various films which include the Moneyball, Country Strong, Crossfire Hurricane and Capitalism: A Love Story and Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills. Conor O'Neill’s documentary Word Wars has won awards at the Sedona International Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. His skills continue to shine and several of his projects have gone on to win awards.

Jason Stoff, Post-Production Supervisor
Jason Stoff started his career in motion pictures with doing titles for films. In that role, he worked on various productions including The Dream Catcher, New York Beat Movie, Palindromes and La Ciudad. Later Jason Stoff worked as technical finishing supervisor for the film Bowling for Columbine. The film went on to win an Academy Award in addition to thirty one other awards. As a part of the creative team of the film The Kid Stays in the Picture, Jason Stoff designed techniques that enabled used 2-D pictures to create the illusion of 3-D.