James Chressanthis, Cinematographer
Mr. Chressanthis is passionate about this project, and will be contributing his many years of movie-making experience to the team. He has been nominated for an Emmy award for the mini-series Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, and won the Kodak Vision Award in 2001. He has been the lead cinematographer for CBS’s Ghost Whisperer from 2005-2007. His credits include Brian’s Song, The Reagans, The Dale Earnhardt Story, as well as The Music Man. Jim also contributed the stunning additional photography for Chicago, as well as The Witches of Eastwick. Jim is excited about the opportunity to assist his fine talents to Late in the Season.
Late in the Season is a heartfelt, inspirational story in the tradition of The Blind Side, Hoosiers and The Rookie. A 31-year old Seattle stockbroker with a mysterious past walks on to a small North Carolina college basketball team, and inspires his struggling teammates’ lives with hope, as they reach for the Final Four championship. Fast-rising Producer Darren Moorman is on board, having just completed post-production on Paramount's Same Kind of Different as Me, starring Greg Kinnear, and Academy Award winners Renee Zellweger and Jon Voight. He is joined by Producers Jim Schmidt and Dave Ross of Dean River Productions and their credits include The Ultimate Gift (James Garner, Abigail Breslin), and Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (Jim Caviezel). Coming alongside as Executive Producer is North Carolina native and successful entrepreneur James Marshall Case, who brings his twenty years of diverse business experience, as well as his NCAA Division I basketball background as a player at Davidson College.
Ms. Anderson is one of the best in the business in creating a look that inspires a character and makes them come to life. A true artist, with an uncanny eye for detail, she has created the costume design for classic sports films such as Hoosiers and Rudy, among many others.
Charming Davidson College - a true-life Division I college that only has 1,600 students, and yet they compete against basketball powerhouses like North Carolina, Duke, and UCLA. A beautiful campus, a charming, old-fashioned town, and a passionate basketball history provide the rich backdrop to this story. Davidson College and its basketball program is fully supportive of the film and has given us permission to shoot on campus. The NCAA has also approved the script.
Jane Anderson, Costume Design
Rob Miller, Sports Coordination
Rob has jumped on board the crew of Late in the Season, and is excited about lending his marvelous talents and experience to the team. Rob has contributed to the sports action sequences of films such as Miracle, (ESPY Award winner) The Final Season, and collaborated with our own Jim Chressanthis on the Roger Bannister story Four Minutes.
Bojangles Stadium in Charlotte. We will transform this arena into the magic of the Final Four.
Our ESPN set, also to be shot in Charlotte.
Todd Busch, Editor
Todd is a rising star in the editing field, having a long list of editing jobs to his resume. Some of his credits include Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, X-Men, Three Kings, Dancer Texas Pop 81, Armageddon and October Sky. He is an expert in knowing what is needed to be shot before shooting even starts. Mr. Busch edited the short version of Late in the Season with Writer/Director Gary Hershberger, and is already familiar with this heartfelt story. He is excited to join the team on the feature. Professional, hard-working, and a joy to work with, Todd is an invaluable member of the team.
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