Bios

Vincent Piazza: Actor (Cam)

Vincent Piazza is currently starring in the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire, playing the part of Lucky Luciano. He made his feature film debut in Stephanie Daley, which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He also appeared in the Picturehouse release Rocket Science, which was awarded best director (Jeffery Blitz) at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, Piazza returned to Park City for Assassination of a High School President (alongside Bruce Willis) and Daniel Schechter’s Goobye Baby, which screened at Slamdance. He recently wrapped filming a lead role in the film Polish Bar.

Piazza’s television credits include the recurring roles of Hernan O’Brien in season six of The Sopranos and Tony on season four of Rescue Me. He has also appeared in a guest role on Law and Order and co-starred in the NBC pilot Blue Blood, directed by Brett Ratner.

Vincent was once a Division 1-AA ice hockey player at Villanova University, where a shoulder injury sidelined him. He still lives in New York City, where he was born.

Alan Barnes Netherton: Actor (Kiff)

Born and bred in Oklahoma, Alan Barnes Netherton moved to New York and has appeared in some of the city's most prestigious venues for cutting edge theater, including La Mama and St. Ann's Warehouse and will star in the upcoming feature Nothing Sacred with William Sadler.

 

 

 Alejandra Ambrosi: Actress (Nadia)

Born in Mexico, Alejandra has appeared in British productions of Like Water for Chocolate, where she played the lead role of Tita, What You Will, where she played the lead role of Hermia, The Love of the Nightingale, where she played the lead of Philomele, and Twelfth Night, where she played the lead role of Viola.  She has also appeared in independent films such as I Was Busy Finding Answers While You Got On with Real Life (Newfest selection 2007), Pure Vida, and Madonna's Trip.

 

Dave Snyder: Director / Writer / Producer

Dave majored in journalism at NYU, where his innate love of a well-told tale was honed into a skill for storytelling. After a short stint at The Wall Street Journal, he moved into documentaries and unscripted television, and has since produced, directed or written for many networks including HBO, Logo, Bravo, Comedy Central, and A&E.

He's been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the business, including director/producers Rory Kennedy and Liz Garbus, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and broadcast journalist Linda Ellerbee.  As crucial to his cinematic education has been Quentin Tarantino, Mike Nichols, Todd Haynes, John Cameron Mitchell, Milos Forman, Kasi Lemmons and Don Roos, and actors like Jodie Foster, Robert Duvall, Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Paul Giametti, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta.

yeah no definitely is based on a feature-length script, and is drawn from his own experiences following the death of his mother.  It is his first narrative film and he hopes to make many more. See production notes for more on Dave's personal connection to the screenplay.

Chris Teague: Director of Photography

Chris Teague is a writer, director, cinematographer and graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University. His most recent short film, Thorndike, has been accepted to the IFP Market and Tribeca Film Festival, among others, and was awarded the New Line Cinema Development Grant. Chris recently placed 2nd in the Eastman Kodak Scholars Program, which recognizes film students with a strong focus in cinematography. As a cinematographer, Chris has shot several short films, such as Salt Kiss, which played in the Sundance and New York Film Festivals. Currently Chris is developing two feature scripts.

Also check him out at: web.mac.com/christeague


Paul Snyder: Editor

Paul Snyder is a filmmaker and editor, and unrelated to David Snyder except as neighbors - they once lived on the same street in Brooklyn. A Vassar alum, Paul began as an assistant editor at commercial post-house Lost Planet, working with editors Hank Corwin and Saar Klein on Terrence Malick's The New World and Jeff Buchanan on Michel Gondry's Block Party. He continues to assist commercials like Martin Scorcese's American Express ads, with editor Kim Bica.

Alongside the indie shorts, his cutting credits include music videos for J. Holiday and The White Stripes, ads for Cadillac, Jamaica Tourism, Chamillionaire's new album, and Meals On Wheels with Richard Gere and his dad. He's now in post on a feature doc about his own dad's alter ego "Norm", in a road movie titled Far From the Norm.

Also check him out at: http://www.phfilms.org

Aleta Shaffer: Production Designer

Aleta has worked on "Pieces of April," (Sundance Selection 2003) "Puccini for Beginners," (Sundance selection 2006) and "One Last Dance" (Sundance 2006).

Kaz Gamble: Composer

In 2001, fresh out of New York University's film school, Gamble joined three collaborators to form the tongue-in-cheek hip-hop group Bad Ronald (Reprise/Warner Brothers) who received heavy radio play and frequent spins on MTV. In keeping with Gamble's whimsical style and enterprising personality, the Bad Ronald rap project led to another double-duty stint as performer and producer -- but this time, as half of dance-pop duo Cooler Kids (Dreamworks) in 2003. After two Top 10 Billboard dance singles and an international tour, Gamble created BoygirL, a darker reinvention of the Cooler Kids.

Most of Gamble's offstage time is spent producing a variety of artists who inspire him. He co-wrote Si*Se's single/title track from their current itunes hit album "More Shine" (Fuerte/Universal) and produced New York rapper Cazwell's single, "It's All Over Your Face," released on seminal disco label West End Records. Most recently, he produced a full length album for "Electro, Funk, & Soul" artist Raistalla.

Currently, Gamble is producing music for a hollywood teen comedy about the world's first ever boy band. Currently in preproduction, the indie film is being cast by Mary Vernieu of Scary Movie, Training Day, and Cruel Intentions.

http://www.myspace.com/kazgamblemusic

Andee Hinds: Musican/ Songwriter

Andee led a band called pOp*stAr*kiDs (whose song "Black Days, Techno Nights" is the first song heard in yeah no definitely) for six years in NYC -- a tenure that included the release of three full-length CDs, massive amounts of college radio play, countless appearances in film and tv, scores of delirious live performances and gallons of blood, sweat and hairspray. The band split at the end of 2006, after shifting priorities had made it impossible for P*S*K to continue anywhere near full velocity. Practically before the ink dried on the press release announcing the band's demise, Andee started making music for his new project, BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION. With some help from two drummer friends (Matt Farley of BULLY and Jerry Gaskill of KING'S X), he has recorded a huge stack of new material and is about to release the BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION debut album in fall 2007. Andee also contributed a track ("The Ghost at Number One") to a highly anticipated Jellyfish tribute recording, Sensory Lullabies, which is due out in summer 2007.

http://myspace.com/blacksugartransmission

Credits

SPEED FILMS PRESENTS

yeah no definitely

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
DAVE SNYDER

STARRING
VINCENT PIAZZA AS CAM
ALAN BARNES NETHERTON AS KIFF

ALEJANDRA AMBROSI AS NADIA
STEPHANIE CHAMBERS AS DIANE
KAY BAILEY AS ARIELLE
CHRIS PICCINNINI AS JASON

PRODUCED BY
JEREMIAH JOYCE
DAVE SNYDER

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
CHRIS TEAGUE

EDITOR
PAUL SNYDER

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
ALETA SHAFFER

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
MYNA JOSEPH

LINE PRODUCER
SYDNEY BOWEN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
ERIC FLANAGAN

CASTING DIRECTOR
LOIS DRABKIN
LEAH GARLAND

MUSIC BY
KAZ GAMBLE

WARDROBE SUPERVISOR
CARON CALLAHAN

HAIR STYLIST
JASON LOW

ALSO FEATURING
MOLLY BERRENS AS GIRL AT THE PARTY #1
PAUL BEYER AS BOY AT THE PARTY #1
SCOTT BEYER AS THE BARTENDER
GISELLE CRUZ AS GIRL AT THE PARTY #2
NINA GIELEN AS GIRL AT THE PARTY #3
ADRIAN KOZLOW AS THE WAITER
RYAN ROBERT MAKELY AS BOY AT THE PARTY #2
RAMFIS MYRTHIL AS BOY AT THE PARTY #3
JESSICA SWAIN AS GIRL AT THE PARTY #4
CARLOS VAN DYCK AS BOY AT THE PARTY #4
ROXY AS DOG AT THE PARTY

SOUND RECORDIST
PHIL ROSATI

BOOM OPERATOR
SHAWN ALLEN

GAFFER
MEG SCHROCK

KEY GRIP/STEADICAM OPERATOR
KEVIN KILCHER

1st ASSISTANT CAMERA
AARON KOVALCHIK

2nd ASSISTANT CAMERA
NADINE MARTINEZ

SWING
SPENCER MCCORMICK

ART DIRECTOR
IRMAK UCAR

PROP MASTER
KYLE SUPLEY

SET DECORATOR
INBAL WEINBERG

MAKE UP AND HAIR
MASHA GVOZDOV
MAIA KERN
LEO WON

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
TAMARA CARDONE

ADDITIONAL STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY
ERIC FLANAGAN

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
SABRINA CHEMLOUL

STUNT COORDINATOR
DOMINIC CROSSEY

CATERING CHEF
DANIEL SCHREIBER

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
TED BECK
MOLLY BERRENS
NINA GIELEN
JENNIFER PORTO
MATTHEW SILVERSTEIN
PAUL WYATT

ACCOUNTING BY
JOE PIACENTE / FIECH, PIACENTE & STANO, CPA'S, LLP

PRODUCTION SERVICES PROVIDED BY
SIGNATURE ENTERTAINMENT

COLORIST
CHRIS O'NEIL

TELECINE FACILITY
NICE SHOES

RECORDING MIXER
COLIN WEEKS

POST PRODUCTION SOUND
SOUNDTRACK NY

ONLINE EDITOR
BRYAN ROSENBLUM

ONLINE EDITING FACILITY
NICE SHOES

CAMERA & LENSES SUPPLIED BY
CAMERA SERVICE CENTER

ADDITIONAL CAMERA EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY
ABEL CINETECH

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY
EASTERN EFFECTS & LUNA LIGHTING

VIDEO TRANSFERS BY
COLORLAB

AUDIO EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY
GOTHAM SOUND

WALKIE TALKIES SUPPLIED BY
WALKIEBOY, INC.

KITS & EXPENDABLES FURNISHED BY
WITS END

RENTAL VEHICLES SUPPLIED BY
CC RENTALS & COURIER CAR RENTAL

ORIGINATED ON
KODAK SUPER 16mm

“BLACK DAY, TECHNO NIGHTS” WRITTEN BY ANDEE HINDS
PERFORMED BY POP*STAR*KIDS

"COME AND GET IT" PERFORMED BY KAZ GAMBLE FEAT. ANDREA LYNN
"CLOWNIN OUT" PERFORMED BY KAZ GAMBLE FEAT. RAISTALLA
"I WANT YOU" PERFORMED BY BOYGIRL

"CASIMIR PULASKI DAY" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY SUFJAN STEVENS
COURTESY OF ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS AND NEW JERUSALEM MUSIC

ALT VERSION: "WHO SAYS WE'RE THE LAST" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY THE JAGUAR CLUB

SHOT ON LOCATION IN THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF TUXEDO, NEW YORK

THANKS TO
JOSHUA BERGER
WALLY BERGER
TODD BRESNICK
LINDA ELLERBEE
JARED GELLER
KRISTYN KEENER
KSENYA KUMM
NAT NOVAK
MARY ANN SNYDER
IRENA WOSK

SPECIAL THANKS TO
GLENN SNYDER
TOM & CHRIS GORMAN
VIKTORIA, ALAN & SAM SCHRAGER
K. PAGE STUART

FOR MONIQUE BOTCHAROV SNYDER

PRODUCED BY SPEED FILMS IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUCKY DUCK PRODUCTIONS

Copyright 2007 SPEED FILMS INC.