Hillstrom graduated with Honors from California
State University, Northridge, in 2004. She earned
her B.A. in film production and screenwriting,
and is the winner of the 2003 Michael C. Rasmussen
has directed three television commercials, written
and directed several short films and videos,
and worked as crew in student and independent
film productions, TV pilots for Warner Bros.
and Touchstone, a Discovery Channel docudrama,
and features directed by J.J. Abrams and Oliver
While at school, she completed internships at
the Cannes Film Festival and New Line Cinema.
Between crew assignments, Heather is writing
a full-lenth screenplay and in pre-production
on her next short film. Her goal is to write
and direct feature motion pictures.
Jimmy Schafer is an award-winning film composer
who recently finished his BM degree at Cal State Northridge in Media
Music Composition. He has composed orginal film scores to numerous
films ranging from commercials and shorts to feature lengths. Not
too long ago, he had the honor of being selected as the composer
to work on "Recalling Ted," a CSUN student film sponsored
He is an accomplished composer and arranger in other forms as well,
and has written many works for large orchestra, wind ensemble, small
ensemble, jazz ensemble, choral, rock/pop songs and solo instruments.
Jimmy is also a talented trumpet player who has performed in the
Tournament of Roses Parade, Hollywood Christmas Parade and the Reno
Jazz Festival. His career goals are to continue composing music
for films and to work successfully in the music industry. A demo
CD is available upon request.
Director of Photography
is a 2004 graduate of CSUN, with a BA in film production. She has
been the Director of Photography (DP) for three other CSUN student
film projects over the past two years, and is currently working
as a DP on independent films.
Bianca began working with camera equipment
and making short films while still in high school, and transfered
to CSUN after completing her A.A. in Liberal Arts at Allan Hancock
Junior College. She completed the Kodak Student Filmmakers Intern
Program at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
In addition to her cinematography, Bianca
works as a photographer for actors and dancers in the Los Angeles
area. A photo portfolio is available upon request, and a cinematography
demo reel will be available soon. Bianca plans to continue to work
as a Director of Photography.
Joe Shanahan graduated from California State University,
Northridge in 2004 with a B.A. in Film Production. While at CSUN,
Joe was Producer/Director/Editor/DP on “Symphony of Murder”
and Editor on “Double Occupancy”, in addition to Producer/Editor
on “The Wounded Man”. He has also been a Production
Assistant and Boom Operator for an independent film “The Last
Patient” and is currently in the midst of post-production
and preperation for the promotion of “The Wounded Man”.
Joe plans to make a career as a Producer and Editor in feature
films, small independent films, and/or music videos. He also plans
on starting his own production company, BadJoe Productions.