BOB KONOP - DIRECTOR
For his first film, director Bob Konop took a bold step in moving away from his comedy origins into political intrigue. Enemies Within was a project which offered Konop a vast array of challenges, not the least of which was the budget level on which it was undertaken. However, the low budget offered an opportunity to prove some theories which director Konop has formulated over the last decade concerning the technical quality which Konop believed even filmmakers on the lowest budgets can achieve. This technical quality was made possible by the latest advances in desktop computer technology which is now used in even the highest budget productions.
Director Konop met his challenges on a tight schedule and a low budget, even taking on much of the responsibility of a line producer. He put together a talented production team which will aide him tremendously in his upcoming projects.
RICK FRENCH - CO-WRITER
Richard French entered the Enemies Within project at a very early stage, jumping in with help on some critical story points after the first draft of the project's script. Having been an undergraduate film major with director Bob Konop at Loyola Marymount University, French was able to work closely with Konop throughout the course of the project. French even acted as assistant director through the principle photography and aided the project through its edit and post production phases. French is currently in the process of writing two other features as well as doing work for live theatre.
BLAKE JACKSON - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cinematographer Blake Jackson came to Enemies Within offering a vast array of talent and experience. With his origins in production design before completing USC's graduate program in cinematography, Jackson's keen eye gave the film the precise dark look with writer's Konop and French had envisioned for the project at the outset. Jackson also brought a highly experienced camera team with him including USC classmate James Sweeney who, though a talented cinematographer, acted as Jackson's chief lighting technician.
MARK RIZZO - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
The look and feel of a film always rests with the talents of the art director. Mark Rizzo can take credit for coming through with a stellar performance in this regard even though he was hindered by a tight schedule and meager department budget. Rizzo's talent showed through when he was not only able to reasonably equip a complete hospital, but also in his ability to bring the best out of the many other sets and locations which he was charged to dress and decorate.
MARCO MARINANGELI - COMPOSER
Composer Marco Marinangeli was taken by the theme and subject matter of this film to the extent that he dedicated substantial effort to assuring a first quality musical score for the film. Working closely with director Konop, the two were able to create new technologies to bring Enemies Within a musical score utilizing the latest that technology has to offer to bring it in on budget without sacrificing the acoustic quality. In this regard, Marinangeli carefully composed his music to incorporate sixteen tracks of brass and woodwinds which was recorded across the continent by Real Live Horns¨, then mixed back in Los Angeles. Marco's solid foundation in the classics shows through in his work on Enemies Within, as well as in his recent nomination for a Grammy Award.
CHARLIE BREWER - SOUND MIX SUPERVISOR
The many theories which director Bob Konop formulated concerning the technical side of his film were confirmed and verified by Hollywood technical whiz Charlie Brewer. Where Konop had theorized that low budget productions could readily utilize some of the most advanced technologies available in post production, it was Brewer who was able to bring these theories to reality without incurring some of the massive costs usually associated with film post production. A single mono production track was expanded, by virtue of digital technology, into the Dolby Stereo surround sound track which rivals some of the top productions in Hollywood. Essentially only desktop computers were used in this process until the final sound mix.
KAMINE WATSON - PRODUCER
Producer Kamine Watson is a breed apart from the usual Hollywood crowd, but nonetheless a strick perfectionist. She personally supervised the entire process of the film from its inception to its final print egging on Director Bob Konop with the regal bearing of an oriental queen. When energies began to sag in the post production process, it was Watson who kept the process rolling by cajoling director Konop back into the editing room at sunrise every day until the film was complete. It was Watson who would accept nothing less than the best.
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