Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier

Mr. Van Gorder and Mr. Stockmeier have been collaborating as a creative team for the past six years. During this time they have developed a nuanced and deliberate style of visual storytelling and a structured approach to production, with a knack for combining concept and resources to achieve the optimal outcome. These skills have enabled them to complete several ambitious film projects, which in turn have earned them FilmColumbia Student Selection Winner in 2007, a Kodak Film Award in 2009, and an IFC premiere in 2011. Having spent time working in New York City and Berlin they are now excited to bring their high standard for concept and execution to this project.
Otto & Derek

Caroline Winterson

Playing the lead, First Lieutenant Malleck, Mrs. Winterson began her acting career training at the Focus Theater in Dublin Ireland. She was a member of the Story Tellers Theater company and had featured roles in several independent Irish films. After emigrating to the United States she has appeared at The Irish Repertory Theater Company, The Playwright’s Horizons Theater Company and the Irish Arts Center. Her other film credits include the leading roles of Abby in Local Warming as well as the supporting role of Michele in Bobby Dogs
Caroline Winterson


Kori Higgins brings to this project a professional background in politics, and a personal love of creativity and collaboration. Her delusions of grandeur have taken her into a career in politics, working in the U.S. Senate, on a presidential campaign, and as assistant director for a DC non-profit, and her idealism has recently taken her out of it. Her pragmatic approach and creative impulses provide a fresh and welcomed outlook to the project.

Clint Byrne is a cameraman and a stage-trained actor from Buffalo, NY. After moving to NYC he discovered that not only does he have a calling for the stage, but also talent behind the camera. For the past two years he has been working professionally with Mr. Van Gorder and is excited to help create the look of the future.

Thomas Kronbichler studied product and communication design in Italy and the UK, has worked at award winning design studios in Austria, Italy and Germany, and has publications in numerous design magazines and books. Thomas is currently working on both applied design and fine art projects. He lives in Berlin.
Kori Higgins

Clint Byrne

Clint Byrne

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