Christian has been helping tell stories for over 25 years working as an actor, producer and director for film, stage, and television; collaborating on projects throughout Europe, Canada, the US and Asia. When not busy telling stories, he spends his time traveling, photographing and collecting more tales to tell. He lives in New York City. www.xiancampbell.com
Jamie is an entrepreneur, investor and civic leader working at the intersection of technology, markets and social impact. His experience includes co-founding Current TV which sold recently for $450M; investing in and advising early-stage companies at investment firms City Light Capital and Platform Equity; and co-founding the venture philanthropy organization The Full Circle Fund. Previous to the private sector Jamie held positions in the public and non-profit sectors including serving as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the FCC in the Clinton Administration. He received an MBA from Stanford University, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is an Adjunct Professor at Parsons The New School of Design where he teaches the Entrepreneurship class.
Alex Cirillo is the Co-Founder of Big Vision Empty Wallet, which provides tools and opportunities to independent producers and content creators. She is a Producer who specializes in helping filmmakers with minimal resources make a living creating content, primarily through audience building and working across multiple platforms, and is grateful to have had the opportunity to speak on these topics at festivals nationwide, including Sundance. Cirillo got her start at Washington Square Arts & Films where she produced TV pilots and commercials, and contributed to feature films including JC Chandor's MARGIN CALL and ALL IS LOST. She is currently in pre-production for Jenna Laurenzo's feature film, LEZ BOMB, which won the BVEW 2013 Screenwriting Fellowship. Cirillo is excited and honored to join the Mythic Bridge Board of Directors.
Jaytyler is currently working on his second season in the Assistant Directors department of the Bad Robot / Warner brothers show Revolution. This is the second Hit Bad Robot Warner Brothers show Jaytyler has been a part of. Also he is accredited in hits like Fringe, Ugly Betty, The Avengers, 30 Rock, The Smurfs, and The Adjustment Bureau just to name a few. Being involved in the theater, film, tv and the Hi fashion businesses for 20 years has given Jaytyler a unique well rounded education and plenty of experience that he is happy to share with other like minded go getters.
I am so pleased to be a part of the mythic bridge board of directors. Having attended the workshop weekends I know that that the time invested into this company will be well worth the end result. That result being, sparking interest in our young creative community, then fueling that fire so it can burn and thrive! Thank you all and I look forward to seeing and working with you again soon.
Courtney-Brooke is an accomplished PR professional with high-level experience in developing and executing all aspects of public outreach campaigns and marketing strategies to increase media exposure, consumer awareness and brand visibility. She is also adept in developing high-performance and dedicated teams to meet challenging corporate initiatives. Prior to her career in PR, she was a professional ballet dancer, which makes her a valued creative energy within the Mythic Bridge community. She shares our vision and meets every task with vivaciousness and joy - setting a prime example for all those we seek out to mentor
Graduated from Hofstra University with a BS in TV Communications. Worked at Sportschannel while still in college, best job a college kid could have! Worked as a production assistant at Gramercy Broadcast Center in NYC for a couple of years, then went to Food Network where I started as a video engineer then a technical director. In Nov 1996, I joined CNN as a director and have won multiple Emmys and Peabody awards and covered some of the biggest world events in recent history. I directed Eyewitness News at WABC for 2 years as weekend relief and also sports news at SportsNet NY and MLB Network. In the early years of CNN, I kept busy outside the world of news by freelancing in sports at ESPN, CBS, WPIX, Yankees and Mets baseball. I currently live in NYC with my beautiful wife Shayne and daughter Sadie.
Dani Faith Leonard is a producer and co-founder of Big Vision Empty Wallet and Big Vision Creative. BVEW is a membership community that provides tools and opportunities to help producers create smarter. In 2014, BVEW?s founders launched Big Vision Creative to produce multi-platform projects and offer creative and business consulting services to producers to keep them on the cutting edge and help them profit while maintaining their projects? artistic integrity. This year, Big Vision Creative is focused on cause-based storytelling and is looking for projects worth building communities around. Dani also writes and performs extremely inappropriate sketch comedy and tours around the US speaking at film festivals and drinking media big-wigs under the table. She loves the Mythic Bridge mission and is looking forward to bringing her knowledge to the team! Find out more at BigVisionEmptyWallet.com.
As the CEO of CMcKnight Group LLC, Cain is responsible for the full life cycle of investment activities ranging from Media, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Entertainment, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions. Cain's primary focus for the last decade has been taking private companies public and further assisting these companies with capitalization, strategic planning, and investor relations.
Cain is the Managing Director of Imprint Entertainment. The Company's credits include "Pawn", "Kid Cannabis", "Twilight", "Twilight Saga: New Moon", and "Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the best-selling novels of the same names for Summit Entertainment.
Cain is a dedicated father to his 10-year-old son and has always connected to the youth. With his lifetime, utter refusal to take "No" for an answer and to achieve success no matter what the odds are, Cain has been an inspiring mentor for American teens who share that same internal drive to rise above any circumstance. As a speaker for Youth Village Resources of Dallas, Cain has the ability to connect with juveniles on a personal level. It is only natural that the art of story telling, combined with his innate business sense would lead to him to such an organization as Mythic Bridge
Michael Mailer has been producing independent films for over two decades. His productions have been presented at some of the world's best-known film festivals ? such as Cannes and Sundance ? and released by companies including Sony, Lionsgate, and IFC. Through the dozens of films he has produced, Mailer has worked with actors Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard, Bruce Dern, Charlie Hunnam, Adrien Grenier, Kyra Sedgwick, Neve Campbell, Bert Reynolds, and many more.
Michael Metzger has been an active mentor and administrative asset for Mythic Bridge since it's inception. Michael received his BA in Business Marketing from Miami (OH) University and a BA in Audio Engineering and Music Production from The School of Audio Engineering NYC. He has lived in New York City since 2005 and focused his efforts towards the appreciation and study of fine wine and its connection to various regions worldwide. His goal is to see Mythic Bridge on every continent.
Mark Otto is a founding teacher and currently the Assistant Principal of The Facing History High School in midtown Manhattan. He has been working in urban high schools for 12 years with a specific focus on our At-Risk population. In 2013 Mark was a candidate for City Council in District 7: Upper West Side, West Harlem and Washington Heights. He continues to fight for public education and policy reform on behalf of his students and constituents in NYC and across the country.
Jasmine Robinson is a successful facilitator with over 18 years of professional experience in all aspects of non-profit management and fundraising strategy. Her skills include board development, infrastructure building and management, event production, branding, major donor strategy and solicitation, direct marketing, and annual giving. Jasmine has proven expertise in developing diversified funding sources, increasing fundraising results, and furthering organization?s goals through emphasis on relationships. She has an exceptional record of helping organizations achieve lasting financial stability, and is personally committed to standards of excellence. She is currently a GoldSmith Travel Consultant at Mr & Mrs Smith.
Timothy started his career directing teams of professionals as a lead architect at the SLAM Collaborative specializing in hospital and laboratory buildings before moving to Williamsburg to start a successful restaurant and construction company during the pioneering years of Williamsburg in 2003. After two years, Timothy founded a management company and assumed quickly control over 100,000 square feet of rental lofts throughout Williamsburg. By developing early models for the collaborative sharing of resources, shared living and community building, Timothy was able to raise the income of these spaces over 300% in less than a year with the last lease expiring in 2012. Availabilities in his spaces were highly sought after and often had lengthy wait lists. In 2006, Timothy formed EcoRise Development and began building condo buildings known for excellent design sensitivity coupled with construction efficiency and consistently sold at above market rates even during the downturn.
His hands-on experience in retail, management and construction has provide him a balanced perspective on real estate that takes into account every perspective in a real estate transaction from owner, investor and tenants point of view. He earned his undergraduate degree at SUNY Buffalo (summa cum laude) and his Master?s in Architecture at Yale University. Timothy has maintained a long term commitment to the arts, culture and the built environment of New York City since moving here over ten years ago and was a founding board member of the UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, an active member of the Forum for Urban Design and speaker at the Yale Alumni Real Estate Association.
Richard is CEO of Prompt.ly, a mobile first platform for scheduling, payments & promotions servicing the "Solopreneurs" of the invisible economy. A serial entrepreneur, investor and strategic adviser Richard has worked with a variety of firms in the UK, Europe, Latin America and the USA through his investment vehicle Octavian Ventures. Richard served as CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital (www.and.co.uk) the digital consumer division of Daily Mail and General Trust (LSE: DMGT) until 2010 where he oversaw a portfolio of European digital classified sector leaders including job, property motors, dating & travel businesses in 11 markets in 9 countries. Richard, a serial entrepreneur, is an investor and strategic adviser to a variety of firms in the UK, Europe, Latin America and the USA through his investment vehicle Octavian Ventures. Previously he was Future Media Controller at the BBC responsible for the award winning BBC homepage, Mobile service and led the team responsible for the redesign of its website, Mobile and iTV services, as well as BBC iPlayer.
Richard has (co-) founded 7 firms in his entrepreneurial career; including Razorfish LA and its competitor Schematic (Possible Worldwide - purchased by WPP in 2007). He serves as a mentor at Seedcamp and other startup events and is a member of YPO. Richard exec-produced Sundance Feature film winners On_line and Who Killed the Electric Car?
The extremely versatile SUSAN SARANDON brings her own brand of sex appeal and intelligence to every role ? from her fearless portrayal in Bull Durham to her Oscar-nominated performances in Thelma and Louise, Lorenzo?s Oil, The Client, and Atlantic City to her Academy Award-winning and SAG Award-winning role in Dead Man Walking as Sister Helen, a nun consoling a death-row inmate.
Film credits include Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Lovely Bones Enchanted, Speed Racer, Elizabethtown, Shall We Dance?, The Banger Sisters, Mr. Woodcock, In the Valley of Elah, Alfie, Moonight Mile, Igby Goes Down, Romance and Cigarettes, Twilight, Step Mom, The Hunger, Jeff Who Lives at Home, That?s My Boy, Cloud Atlas, Robot & Frank, Arbitrage, Snitch and The Company You Keep.
Sarandon made her acting debut in the movie Joe, which she followed with a continuing role in the TV drama A World Apart. Early film credits include The Great Waldo Pepper, Lovin? Molly, Billy Wilder?s The Front Page, the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Louis Malle?s controversial Pretty Baby. She went on to receive her first Oscar nomination in Malle?s Atlantic City.
Her additional feature credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Cradle Will Rock, King of the Gypsies, Compromising Positions, The January Man, White Palace, The Buddy System, Sweet Hearts Dance, A Dry White Season, Bob Roberts, Light Sleeper, Little Women, and Safe Passage.
The hard-working actress has made a career of choosing diverse and challenging projects both in film and television. In 2008, she received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries for her role in the HBO film Bernard and Doris, as well as a Golden Globe and SAG nomination. She received an Emmy and SAG nomination for her work in Barry Levinson?s You Don't Know Jack with Al Pacino for HBO.
She starred in the 2003 CBS Movie Ice Bound; in the Sy-Fy Channel Mini Series Children of Dune; in the TV Movie The Exonerated; in HBO?s Earthly Possessions; in the CBS Movie Women of Valor; and the HBO Miniseries Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce. She has made guest appearances on 30 Rock, The Big C and in the ?Mother Lover? video on Saturday Night Live.
Upcoming films include The Last of Robin Hood with Kevin Kline and Dakota Fanning, The Calling with Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace and Donald Sutherland and Tammy with Melissa McCarthy.
Dr. Gony A. Weiss is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and a Diplomate of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is proud to serve on the Advisory Board of Mythic Bridge. Dr. Weiss has extensive experience working with adolescents in the mental health setting and is passionate about engagement in the Mythic Bridge Community, where the creative therapeutic process of film-making is utilized and adolescents are afforded the sacred opportunity to attend to their passion of film-making, strengthen their morale, purpose, and identity, establish friendships and meaningful relationships, connect with mentors, and be inspired. Dr. Weiss strongly believes in this incredible, supportive, empowering environment offered by Mythic where solid support, encouragement, and hope are provided and adolescents gain extraordinary life skills. Within the Mythic Bridge Community and Family, alongside the mentors, her aim is to help adolescents ?beat the odds? and thrive no matter their circumstances.
Dr. Weiss has presented Grand Rounds at Mount Sinai-St. Luke?s Hospital on Resilience: Helping Teens Overcome Adversity and presented her research on the importance of extracurricular activities at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference, and How to Talk to Your Teenager about Drugs and Alcohol, among other presentations. In 2012, Dr. Weiss was recognized for her work with a Most Compassionate Doctor Award and in 2007, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Program for General Psychiatry Residents Award.
Today, Dr. Weiss sees patients in her private practice, The Child and Family Wellness Center, LLC where both talk therapy and medication management are utilized in varying degrees depending upon individual needs.
Dr. Weiss completed her residency training in Adult Psychiatry and fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in New York City at The Mount Sinai-St. Luke's Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her medical degree is from The Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine-New York/American Program.
A seasoned technologist with a deep knowledge of broadcast and digital media production - with rich history of success in the production business and its evolution from traditional TV into digital and mobile business models. Proven track record of launching and managing content initiatives instrumental in driving audience growth, cost efficiencies and incremental revenue. Seamless blend of technical skills and business development talents, coupled with superior partnership cultivation, communication and relationship management skills. Trusted thought partner to senior management teams and sought after industry expert in the digital media space.
As a former non-profit executive and fundraising specialist, Jackee has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes throughout the US and comes with over a decade of fundraising experience in events, grant writing, individual giving, and capital campaigns. Jackee was an Association of Fundraising Professionals, Scholar two times and attended the prestigious Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives at Rice University in Houston, Texas. These days Jackee can be found executive producing within the podcasting and radio industries and creative consulting for film and literary clients. Her passion for story telling and movie making is deeply rooted in her identity having come from a long lineage of musicians and actors - reaching back into the days of Vaudeville.
Andy Zolot has worked in the film and television industry for over twenty years, and is a member of both IATSE and the Producers Guild of America. Beginning as Intern to the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater & Broadcasting in New York City, Andy then worked for producer Steven Haft before becoming Assistant to Scott Rudin. He has worked in development, production and post-production as a Development Assistant, Creative Executive, Production Supervisor, Post-Production Supervisor, Production Manager, Associate Producer, Line Producer and Producer. He has worked on reality and scripted series for MTV, TLC, Twentieth Century Fox, ABC, HBO, Dreamworks, NatGeo, and NBC. Most recently he serves as NY Line Producer for Guillermo del Toro’s series THE STRAIN on FX, and is producing the pilot HAMMERHEAD Exec Produced by Oscar nominees Tony Gilroy and Kerry Orent. Some of his feature film credits include THE ILLUSIONIST, SHAFT, VANILLA SKY, SCHOOL OF ROCK, ROUNDERS, COPLAND, LIMITLESS and WIN WIN. He is the Associate Producer of DEATH IN LOVE (Jacqueline Bisset, Josh Lucas and Adam Brody), NY and Aerial Line Producer for COLUMBUS CIRCLE (Selma Blair, Giovanni Ribisi), and recently Co-Produced LILY OF THE FEAST starring Troy Garity, David Proval and Paul Sorvino. Over the years, he has worked with many Oscar-, Emmy-, and Sundance award winning producers, directors and writers including: James Mangold, Larry David, Scott Rudin, Tom McCarthy, Billy Bob Thornton, John Singelton, David Auburn, M. Night Shyamalan, and Boaz Yakin.