THE PRODUCTION TEAM

JONO OLIVER, Writer/Director/Producer

A DGA assistant director for many years, Jono Oliver has had a career in film and television production that has included more than 40 projects, including the films The Great Debaters, Notorious, Guess Who, Barbershop 2, John Tucker Must Die, Snake Eyes, Last Action Hero, and Soul Food.
In 1999 he wrote, produced, and directed the highly acclaimed short film, The Window. An official selection of over 25 film festivals, including the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, it won a number of awards and honors and has been sold for broadcast on both foreign and domestic television.
The following year, Jono was a participant in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriter’s Labs and Director’s Lab with his feature-length screenplay, The Other Ones, where the script was one of eight projects chosen from approximately 2,500 submissions. Later that year, the screenplay won the Independent Feature Project’s Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting.
In 2007 he created Brooklyn Psych, a dramatic series for television about mental health workers and their patients. The pilot script, which he wrote, was bought and developed by CBS/Paramount with Jono hired as the writer.
In 2007 and 2008 Jono directed Second Unit for the network television shows Six Degrees(ABC), New Amsterdam(FOX), & Cashmere Mafia(ABC).
In 2011, he began writing for the hit CBS television show Blue Bloods and his latest project, Home, marks his feature film directorial debut.

Jono grew up in Brooklyn before attending Stanford University where he received a B.A. in Political Science. He currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Partial List of Credits and Grosses
Notorious – First Assistant Director 2009 $36.8M
The Great Debaters – First Assistant Director 2007 $30.2M
John Tucker Must Die – First Assistant Director 2006 $41M
Guess Who – First Assistant Director 2005 $68M
Barbershop 2 – First Assistant Director 2004 $65M
Brown Sugar – First Assistant Director 2002 $27.4M
Snake Eyes – Second Assistant Director 1998 $55.6M
Soul Food – Second Assistant Director 1997 $43.5M
Bulletproof – Second Assistant Director 1996 $21.2M
Virtuosity – Second Assistant Director 1995 $24M

DANIELA BARBOSA, Producer

Beginning her career in front of the camera on Sesame Street, Daniela Barbosa, the producer of Home, had found her calling. After graduating from Clark University, she returned to film, but this time, it was on the other side. Daniela worked her way up and joined the DGA in 2006. She became a highly sought after assistant director in New York, working on such productions as No Reservations, Dan in Real Life, Everybody’s Fine, and Blue Bloods. Daniela is an East Coast Council member of the DGA , as well as being a member of the DGC. In January 2013, she begins production on Copper in Toronto.

GED DICKERSIN, Producer

Ged Dickersin started as a PA on Feature Films in 1988, before attending NYU’s Graduate Film School. He was a PA on Eight Men Out, State of Grace, and True Love. After NYU, Ged produced A Reason to Believe, and three other indie features–Nightmare, The Quality of Light, and The Energy Specialist–at the same time earning a living as a location manager on The 24-Hour Woman, Prison Song, Ghost Dog, People I Know, and Everyday People. Since 2004, Ged has been a producer on The Architect, Ira & Abby, The Education of Charlie Banks, The Guitar, The Caller, City Island, A Kiss for Jed, Away from Here, Foreclosure, Yelling to the Sky, Fred Won’t Move Out, and East of Acadia. He was the production supervisor on It Had To Be You and Notorious BIG.

GBENGA AKINNAGBE – “Jack” / Executive Producer

Gbenga Akinnagbe is an award nominated performer and philanthropist.

Gbenga began his career as a series regular on Showtime’s fan favorite Barbershop, but is probably best known for his breakout role as “Chris Partlow” on HBO’s widely acclaimed series The Wire. He went on to pivotal recurring roles on the Emmy-winning shows, The Good Wife, playing “Pastor Isaiah Easton”, and Showtime’s hit comedy, Nurse Jackie, play “Nurse Kelly Slater”. Having reocccured in the final season of the acclaimed hit, Damages, Gbenga has moved on to USA Network’s new show, Graceland as ‘Jeremiah Bello’.

Gbenga made his feature film debut in the Oscar-nominated independent film, The Savages, where he starred alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney. Akinnagbe’s movie blockbusters include The Taking of Pelham 123 alongside John Travolta and Denzel Washington, The Edge of Darkness opposite Mel Gibson, and Warner Brother’s summer comedy Lottery Ticket, which included Terry Crews, Ice Cube and Bow Wow.
Akinnagbe has also graced some of the most-renowned stages including, the Intiman, The Flea, and The Public Theaters. After sharing the screen with Phillip Hoffman, Gbenga was invited to work with Hoffman’s theater company, the LAByrinth Theater Company. Though New York is his home, Gbenga’s career began in DC with such classic plays as Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Sophocles’ Trilogy of Oedipus. In 2009 Akinnagbe originated, The Thin Place, a one-man-show at the Tony-award winning, Intiman Theater.

Currently splitting his time between Los Angeles and New York City, Gbenga remains close to his philanthropic interests. He’s been awarded the Trio Achiever Award by the Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel as distinguished alumni of the Upward Bound program. He sits on the board of such nonprofits as All for Africa, Rewired for Change and Shine on Sierra Leone. In his free time, Gbenga is a freelance writer, and has contributed articles to the New York Times, Israeli-news source Haaretz, and Russell Simmon’s digital media company, Global Grind.

SUNG RAE CHO, Director of Photograpy

Native of Kyoto, Japan, Sung Rae Cho, or Shoichi to all, spent his adolescence in
the Southern states of Georgia and Florida, and finally, New York City. During college years, he embarked his passion of storytelling through cinematic language. Shortly before graduation, Shoichi entered thriving independent film scene in New York, quickly climbing up the traditional camera department ladder as a focus puller and camera operator.  Some of his credits include Iron Man 2, Limitless, RED, You Don’t Know Jack, Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, Treme, among many others with many of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers.
Shoichi started being involved as a cinematographer on shorts and small commercials/music videos meanwhile. Just over 2 years ago he began to focus on lensing dramatic features, lensing dramatic and international documentary features since. Home is Shoichi’s 7th dramatic feature.

ULYSSES GUIDOTTI, Editor

Before working as Editor on a number of projects including CRIMSON WINTER, LOVE MAGICAL, and now HOME, Ulysses was an accomplished assistant editor on the hit films UNBREAKABLE, 25TH HOUR, THE VILLAGE, MICHAEL CLAYTON, PRIDE AND GLORY, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, & THE SORCER’S APPRENTICE, among many other film and television projects.

EYDE BELASCO, Casting Director

As a casting director, EYDE BELASCO worked on Breathe In which will screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and The Words which closed the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. She also cast the independent feature films Lke Crazy, Pariah and Here, all of which screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Other recent films include The Coup, The Wilderness of James, Home, Dirty Girl, Final Destination 5, Sassy Pants, 500 Days of Summer, Lymelife, Don’t Let Me Drown, Yelling to the Sky, Slither and Rescue Dawn. She also cast Half Nelson for which she won the Artios Award for Independent Feature Film Casting. Prior to this, Belasco spent two and a half years at Twentieth Century Fox as an in-house casting director where she cast Daredevil and Behind Enemy Lines. She is currently in her 17th year as the West Coast casting director for Sundance Institute.

GINGGER SHANKAR, Composer

An extraordinarily gifted singer, virtuoso violinist, composer, model and songwriter, Gingger’s accomplishments and credits already include working with top producers and film composers such as Mel Gibson, Mike Nichols, Mike Myers, and James Newton Howard. In addition to her many film projects, she has also has lent her voice, violin and vision to several diverse projects ranging from soundtracks to pop and electronic hip-hop.

Most recently, Gingger composed music for the critically acclaimed 2011 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition nominee Circumstance directed by award winning Filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz. She teamed up again with Al Massad for his documentary This is my Picture When I Was Dead, which was selected for World Competition at the IDFA film festival and won best documentary at the Dubai film festival. She currently finished work on Homecoming a feature film by Sean Hackett, Bedouin a feature film by Igor Voloshin and The Missing Tomb, a special for National Geographic directed by Tony Gerber.

Her compositions and contributions for other film projects include Passion of the Christ, Charlie Wilson’s War , The Forbidden Kingdom, Love Guru, and award winning documentary Recycle

As a solo artist, Gingger is dedicated to stretching her boundaries and spreading her wings, always experimenting with elegant and exciting mixtures of sounds. She weaves an intricate tapestry of musical styles that entrances audiences worldwide, and the grace and beauty of her creative presence continue to be the golden thread running through every song she touches. Gingger has collaborated with such uniquely talented and diverse artists as The Smashing Pumpkins, Trent Reznor, Zakir Hussain, Phil Collins, Steve Vai, Peter Gabriel, Tony Levin, Cheap Trick and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, among others, and is currently working on several film scores, finishing work on her new album, and continues to perform select dates.

ERIC OLIVER, Production Designer/Associate Producer

Eric Oliver has been involved in film and television production for over 20 years. ‘Home’ marks his 3rd foray into the world of art department having served as Art Director on independent feature film The Arrangement and as Production Designer on Jono Oliver’s acclaimed short film, The Window. Among the other projects Eric has been involved with as an Assistant Director are Devil in a Blue Dress, Batman & Robin, Rush Hour, Ace Ventura 2, The Devil’s Advocate, A Time To Kill, Charmed, Monk, and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Eric is also an accomplished fine artist, painter, and photographer with work represented on-screen and in homes & businesses around the globe.

PATTIE BARBOSA, Costume Designer

Pattie Barbosa has been in the film business for decades. Beginning as Tuesday Weld’s assistant and a dress shop owner in the West Village, Pattie has had a love affair with clothing since the 1960s. She has worked in nearly every venue in New York City, as well as on location throughout the country. Her credits include, Inside Man, Notorious, Malavita, and various productions at the New York City Ballet. Currently, she teaches courses that she developed at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, as well as working as the sole costumer on The People’s Court.