FOSTER WILSON | Director
Foster Wilson is a filmmaker, director and 2017 Emergence Winner. Foster’s directorial debut was a gritty film about possessions and priorities titled Brick & Mopsie. Her sophomore short, Waffles, premiered at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto and went on to screen at festivals in Brooklyn, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. Foster's other projects include the short film Platypus and the independent pilot presentation for the series Love Scenes, LLC. In development: the short film 5 Stages of Grief and a collaborative feature with Detroit Street Films based on the 1897 play La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler.
BRIAN LEAHY | Writer, Editor
Brian's screenwriting credits include the web series The Junior League of Super Heroes, which premiered at the Comic-Con Film Festival in San Diego; Waffles, a short film that has screened at 15 festivals around the globe; and Ransom, which he also directed. In 2016, Brian wrote and directed a 6-part educational video series titled The Noise In Your Head. He is also author of the political satire Sketch, the one-woman play Cranberry, and the one-man play A Night of Dialogue, which he co-produced and performed in New York City. Brian is a graduate of NYU and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and the creator of the now-retired The Groom Says blog. Upcoming projects include the short films Gray and 5 Stages of Grief.
LOLA NOH | Producer
For the past 2 years, Lola has been producing music videos and independent short films with various production companies, including Detroit Street Films, Renaissance Man Productions, and Reel Pros Co-op Productions. Some of her credits include: The Gifting Tree, a short she produced for the Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge in 2016; + (Positive) and Another Round, both written by Alexa Alemanni Boothe and directed by Peter Holden; Monotony, written by Brian Leahy and directed by Foster Wilson; and Best Friend, which earned the Best Film Award and Audience Awareness Campaign Award at the 2017 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.
KATHARINE WHITE | Director of Photography
Katharine White is a director and DP based in Los Angeles. In the past three years, Katharine has served as Director of Photography on over 20 films and music videos in addition to her own directorial projects. Most recently, Katharine and Foster collaborated on the short film Platypus and the pilot presentation for Love Scenes, LLC. When not on set, Katharine is a cook, baker, and eater of many pies. She is an amateur herbalist, homebrewer, book collector, and cat wrangler.
ADRIAN WITTENBERG | Production Designer
Adrian Wittenberg is a production designer based on the West Coast. You can see her most recent work in the short films Platypus, POP, Sam Did It, Hurt, + (Positive), The Gleaner, See You Soon, and Another Round. Adrian excels in creative problem solving and bringing positivity to set. She's thrilled to be collaborating once again with this outstanding creative team on Made Public. In her downtime, you can find Adrian leading renegade Museum Hack tours at the Getty Center.
TIFFANY PUHY-JENKINS | Costume Designer
Tiffany Puhy-Jenkins is a beach loving yogini who loves clothes, makes jewelry, surfs (on occasion), and is mama to the cutest young man. Tiffany believes that fashion should be effortless and fun. Whether it's a commercial, film or print ad, she enjoys the collaboration that takes place in developing a character through their choice of clothing and accessories. She takes her job seriously and likes to make work fun, turning creative visions into reality and making wardrobe miracles happen. Tiffany has been dressing people up since she was 5 years old, when she would drape her grandmother in satin slips, cheap chiffon scarves, and 1950s jewelry.
COURTNEY HOPE THEROND | Assistant Director
Courtney Hope Thérond is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where her short film Sex & German Grammar won awards for screenwriting and cinematography. After graduation she completed a Cinereach Film Fellowship focusing on social justice filmmaking. She has screened short films at everal film festivals including alm Springs International Shortfest, Indie Memphis, Sidewalk, Tallgrass and Citizen Jane. The screenplay for her digital series Between Us Girls was a finalist in the 2016 Screencraft pilot launch competition, the 2016 Austin Film Festival, and winner of Cinestory 2017. Courtney works as a director and assistant director in Los Angeles.
TALIA BRAHMS | Script Supervisor
Talia Brahms is an LA-based, classically trained Script Supervisor who has assisted on dozens of short films, including Platypus, + (Positive) and Made Public and provides answers to the biggest unspoken question on set: “Will it cut?” Talia hopes to evolve once more in her career to become a Digital Script Supervisor, assisting both the on-set production team and the off-set editing team. On those days when she’s not scribbling in her binder, you can oftentimes find her at a movie, a concert, or testing her other set of skills in the kitchen.