THE TEAM

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CHARLES WILLIAM LANE

Director, Writer, Producer

Charles William Lane is a New York based television producer, writer and director. Working mostly in the true crime genre, he has produced programming for ABC, CBS, NBC, Identification Discovery, CNN and the Oxygen Channel. He also has an extensive background in theater and music, which he draws from in his writing.


Charles’ first feature-length screenplay, “Identification: Laura Bracken,” has won awards at festivals across the globe, and his new short film, “The Hanged Man,” which he wrote, produced and directed, is the first in what he hopes to be a series of films for his new production company, Country Life Films. 


With an eye to the future, Charles hopes to produce and direct two other shorts he has written: one a psychological thriller about art, commerce, madness and murder; and one a comedy about Jai Alai and the vicissitudes of middle age. He also hopes to get the backing to produce his second feature-length script, a black comedy about espionage and the modern spy game.

JOHN L. MURPHY

Director of Photography

John L Murphy loves light. As such he is a cinematographer and has worked on a wide variety of films, television series, and media projects that include three feature films as well as countless short film films, amongst them the feature “The Idea of Manhood” which won best picture at the 2018 Phoenix Film Festival. He has worked with networks such as Travel, Discovery, and Food Network on doc style series, most notably “Uncommon Grounds” in which he traveled and shot in over 30 countries.
John did not begin his story telling career behind the camera, he began it in the theater, lighting for stage and live performance. He transitioned to film work after attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts carrying over his fascination of light from stage to screen. He now lives in Brooklyn, NY continuing his love affair and helping to shine a light on unique and interesting stories.

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MARIKE VAN DIJK

Composer

Dutch jazz saxophonist and composer Marike van Dijk has divided her time working and living between Brooklyn and Amsterdam over the past years. “Marike van Dijk’s writing has an organic quality; balanced and seems to find ratios and combinations that are based in nature. I find her music very intuitive and feel that she has great honesty.” (Pianist/arranger Gil Goldstein).
During her studies in New York (2011-2013), she started working on several interdisciplinary projects as a musician and a composer. Her latest endeavors include a new trio called Laika Into Orbit (piano/cello/sax) performing live music with film and composing a score for a Frisian children’s movie.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia). Before moving to Brisbane, she was on faculty at Hochschüle Osnabruck, Institut Für Musik (Germany) and worked as a researcher at Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium).

CHERYL ESPOSITO

Make-up, Wardrobe

Proud member Local798 since 2018.
Cheryl has over 25 years of professional make-up upexperience.
She has been featured in multiple publications in the professional beauty indusytry as well as lifestyle, editorial print both nationally & global.
She also has partisipated and lead in hundreds of trade shows including NYFW.
Cheryl has also worked in all mediums of television union & non union film.

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DEREK LAROCK

Editor

Derek LaRock, New York based Editor/ producer, that grew up loving film and with a father and uncle in the advertising industry.

Studied Television and Film at New York Institute of Technology 1990-1994.

Television work includes:

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Food Network, 1800-Flowers...


Film work includes:

Follow Her,

The Brotherhood (Short),

We are the Apocalypse ! (Short).

When not working I can build you a house or just make you a pizza from scratch.