J.B. Armstrong, Director/Co-Writer – J.B. Armstrong is a Detroit native and a graduate from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), where he obtained his Bachelors in Screen Arts, and Cultures with a sub major in screenwriting in May 2015. As the Creative Director of Valiant Films, J.B. has written and shot a handful of spec scripts and shorts, and commercials around the Metro Detroit area. He has also worked as an editor for Precision Productions + Post, with the Ann Arbor Film Festival as a media editor, and with VICE Media as an assistant editor on projects such as “King of the Road”, “Broadly: The Abortion Pill,” and “LiveNation” (featuring performances by One Direction, Carley Rae, and Walk The Moon). Now residing in Los Angeles, J.B. is always working to further his creative talents by continuing to write unique, elaborate and detailed stories that play with the human psyche, hoping to play a vital role within the film and television realm.
David Hines, Jr., Producer – David Hines, Jr. is a Mechanical Engineer working in the automotive industry in Metro Detroit by day and an independent filmmaker by night. Raised in Marietta, GA, David moved up north to attend the University of Michigan and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. After combining their forces to form their production company, Valiant Films, he and J.B. Armstrong have been shooting spec commercials and shorts around the Detroit area for the past several years. David’s primary goal in life is to fulfill God's purpose and help others experience true joy and faith through his films.
Caroline Mariko Stucky, Cinematographer – Caroline Mariko Stucky is an award winning Swiss-Japanese independent filmmaker with a fierce passion for American culture. For Caroline, film, the world of the image, is the ultimate language that trumps the kaleidoscope of spoken languages of her childhood. The bulk of Stucky's work has been as a cinematographer, most notably on "The Perfect Bunny" (2014), written and directed by multiple Goya Award winner Jorge Laplace, "Homage to Switzerland" (2015), an adaptation from Ernest Hemingway's short story, directed by Pierric Tenthorey, "Wishful Whiskers" (2017), a children's short starring Ilana Becker and Sophie Knapp, and "Starfish" (2017), a feature film about grief and healing, starring Margaret Curry and Pascal Yen-Pfister. Other upcoming projects include "Brunch Wars", written and directed by Kamran Khan, which is a second collaboration with producer Pulkit Datta, writer/director of Wishful Whiskers. In 2018, she will be the cinematographer for "Betting Big", a show about tech investors, hosted by the business journalist Bonnie Halper and "Carry Me" a half-hour drama series starring Alison Bartlett.
Michael Alberstadt, Co-Writer – Michael Alberstadt is a lifelong Michigan resident and currently lives in Royal Oak, a Detroit suburb. Michael has two completed feature screenplays and one short. He was a Second-Rounder at the 2013 Austin Film Festival’s screenwriting competition with “Ferraris at Twenty Paces.” His first script, “Crossing the Red Line,” placed in the top 10% for the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships and was a Second-Rounder at the 2014 Austin Film Festival competition.