Justin Connor is an actor, writer, director, and musician who hails from the humble roots of Manchester, New Hampshire, born and raised to first generation Irish descendants.
Constantly expanding his creative palette through various artistic mediums, he is best known and recognized from such independent films as Resurrection Mary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as The Problem, In My Life and such TV shows as Six Feet Under, Monk, Judging Amy, and a slew of others over the years, in addition to over a dozen national commercials.
He chose to take some time away from his acting pursuits, in order to write, direct, produce, star in, and score the music for his feature film mock/rockumentary musical entitled, The Golden Age – a musical tour de force film about famous pop star, Maya O’Malley, who got dropped from his record label, Aspect Records in the Fall of 2012.
His most recent album, Kaliyuga, is currently available on iTunes, and he plans to release The Golden Age in 2016 as a double vinyl release as the score/soundtrack to the feature film.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he splits time between acting jobs, developing various script ideas, while tracking songs for his third album entitled, Fructify.
Director of Photography
Comprehensively trained cinematographer Jonas Navickas was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at both Boston College & The Los Angeles Film School. Navickas has worked on seventeen successful feature films to date, most recently serving as 2nd Unit Director and Digital Imaging Technician on the British thriller Whispers. He was also 2nd Unit Director on the feature film Isle of Dogs, an official selection of London’s Film4 Frightfest, and Grand Prize winner at Shriekfest 2011 in Hollywood.
His work on short form motion pictures has also been showcased at The New York City Horror Film Festival, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and at the Venice Art Biennale.
2nd Unit Director of Photography
Based in Los Angeles, Len Borruso was most recently the Director of Photography of Quentin Lee’s 2015 psychological horror film, The Unbidden. He is also currently in production shooting Mike Sakamoto’s eponymous feature film, Norman Jones, about the life and times of the Beat era painter. His most recent short, Operation Marriage was an entrant in this year’s Academy Awards competition and screened at CAAMFest at the Castro Theater in San Francisco in March of 2015.
Len also shot Ringo Le’s romantic comedy, Big Gay Love, Dalila Ali Raja’s Secrets & Toys which won both the Jury and Audience Award at the 2014 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals well as Kyle Broom’s critically acclaimed political short film, Prevention of Injury, which deals with the detention of Bradley Manning.
Along with his award-winning narrative film work, Len is also a successful commercial Director/DP having created spots for Pink Dot, Acme Bail Bonds and Hornblower Cruises among a long list of others. His music video work includes shoots for Chevy Woods, Breathe Carolina and Los.
Len received an M.F.A. from the prestigious UCLA Film School, and began formally studying film at Hampshire College and later graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Filmmaking and Culture. Len was born in Queens, New York and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Julian Milo hails from Austin, TX, and is best known for his work on The Sno Cone Stand Inc, and The Kids of Widney High. He has edited various shorts, and dazzling music videos which exhibit his vast technical and artistic skill as an editor. He is currently developing his own screenplays/projects as an aspiring director.
1st Assistant Director
Matthew Ridgeway, began composing music at age 13. He attended SF State in San Francisco, where he produced and collaborated with a number of bay area musicians recording albums and writing songs for various projects and studying Native American music, Western Classical, and Jazz Ensemble.
In 2012, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television, and Media Studies at Cal State University of Los Angeles, graduating with honors. Matthew started Acoustic Communications, a company that provides production and post-production sound for Film, Electronic News Gathering, and Broadcast Media. He recently finished sound production on the documentary And Then They Came Home, a film about Iraq combat veterans. He has collaborated on documentaries, independent feature films/movies, music videos, web/Internet content, and industry/corporate films.