Tim is making his feature film debut as director with Ghostwriter. Past work includes the recent short film Tightheads as writer/producer/director and as both writer & actor on Into The Wake, Jell-ohh Lady and Draggage with past awards at Aspen Shortfest, Palm Springs, New Orleans, Lighthouse, Tupelo, Wisconsin, the Industry Choice Award at Dances With Films and notable screenings with DGA Los Angeles and American Cinematheque. Over the years, Tim has worked as an actor, writer and producer of theater in New York and Chicago with Congo Square, Irish Rep, LeeSaar, Jackalope, Victory Gardens, The Artistic Home, Center Theater, with Jeff Award winners Rosemary (Prop Thtr) in the role of John F. Kennedy and Only The Sound (Chicago Dramatists), both directed by the late Russ Tutterow, as well as three wild years at iO with The Lost Yetis, under the guidance of the late Del Close and director/writer Adam McKay. He is a graduate of Purdue and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three sons.
Jim Lynch was a young prosecutor when his Dad passed away of a heart attack. The eulogy he wrote and delivered moved him to start writing, quickly settling on drama as his chosen medium. He's been writing for about 20 years, many of his plays have been produced, mainly in Chicago. His play The Tallest Man was nominated for an Equity Jeff Award for Best New Work. CCX, a searing urban drama based on his work as a criminal prosecutor, received widespread critical acclaim. His play The Cheek, an Irish family drama, sold out for many weeks in Chicago and was also produced in County Mayo, Ireland. The Cheek was his second production to travel to Ireland. Jim produced numerous one act festivals as Director of New Work at The Artistic Home Theatre in Chicago. He adapted his own play for the short Murphy's Law, a film by Dean Berdusis. Harold Ramis partnered with Jim to try to produce the television series he wrote with Greg Daly, Nicked. Jim is married with three kids and continues to toil in the terrible wonderful world of criminal prosecution.
A native of South Korea, Sanghoon Lee moved to the U.S. to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999, where he pursued his MFA in Filmmaking. He has been working as a director, producer and cinematographer in Chicago's independent film community ever since.
Sanghoon has completed several award-winning dramatic features including SECOND MOON (producer), CHICAGO HEIGHTS (producer/cinematographer) and HOGTOWN (producer/cinematographer). Credits also include feature documentaries EDIT (producer), TODAY WE SAW THE FACE OF GOD (producer), and BREAKFAST AT INA'S (producer/cinematographer). Most recently, Sanghoon acted as director of photography on the short films FUGUE and BIRDER. His feature length directorial debut BANANA SEASON is currently on the festival circuit.
JC Farris is an independent director, producer, and screenwriter. She received her undergraduate degree in Cinema from Southern Illinois University studying Screenwriting and Film Production. After moving to the great city of Chicago she’s continued her studies with acting, improvisation, and comedy writing.
She has written numerous short and feature-length screenplays. JC has also produced and directed several short films, web series, and a few sketch comedy shows as well as produced two feature films.
JC has worked as a crew member for several productions including features, shorts, commercials, TV shows, and reality shows. She has also worked for many festivals including the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Podcast Festival, and Producer of Chicago Underground Film Festival.
She is a member of the IFA Chicago/SAG-AFTRA table read planning committee and a script analyst for a popular online screenwriting platform.