RICHARD KNIGHT, JR.
Writer, Director, Creator
In 2012 Richard Knight, Jr. co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced the indie feature Scrooge & Marley, a modern day variation on A Christmas Carol. From 2007-2009 he created, co-hosted, co-directed and co-edited Movie Queens, an online web series focused on film commentary. Knight has been the Feature Film Programmer for Reeling, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ film festival since 2013. From 2004 to 2016 Knight was the film critic for Windy City Times. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Reader, and other publications beginning in 1986. Knight’s alter ego Dick O’Day spent six years as an on-air correspondent with Chicago’s PBS station WTTW from 1996-2002 on the irreverent, magazine format series Wild Chicago for which he won two Midwest Emmys.
PATRICK K. SCHALLER
Patrick Schaller has studied film at North Carolina School of the Arts (’96), New York Film Academy (’98), and the University of Michigan where he earned a B.A. in Film Studies in 2002. Since founding Fox on a Hill Productions, LLC in 2006, Schaller has worked with independent musicians in various capacities as well as producing film projects. Film projects include: Rogues Gallery: Blame it on Toby (TV Pilot, Executive Producer, 2018); La Curacion “The Healing” (Documentary, Executive Producer, 2008); The Rotting Tales of Marcus Spencer (Web Pilot, Writer/Director, 2017); Bong Zombies (Web Series, Executive Producer, 2019)
Director of Photography
John Terendy has over thirty years of professional experience as a cinematographer. Since 1984, he has shot countless music videos, independent films, corporate videos, and television commercials. Terendy holds a BA in film from Columbia College Chicago. Most notably, Terendy’s cinematography can be seen in Annoyance Theater founder Mick Napier’s Fatty Drives the Bus, author and journalist Adam Langer’s The Blank Page, and Jim Sikora’s Bullet On A Wire. Terendy also travelled the world as the Director of Photography for the award-winning television program Culinary Travels, filming 103 half-hour episodes across five continents. Terendy has mastered not only the creative side of Cinematography but the technical as well, maintaining a presence on the cutting edge of technology in digital filmmaking. In 2008, Terendy began working with the Red Digital Cinema in 4K, and currently owns and operates the new Epic Helium 8K camera.
Danielle Montana has 25 years of professional experience as a producer and editor. For five years she travelled the world as co-producer and editor of the award winning PBS cooking how Culinary Travels, overseeing 103 half-hour episodes across five continents. Montana began her filmmaking career in the kitchen, making meals for crews of indie films, moving on to production assistant and a variety of other onset jobs, moving into the editing suite, and eventually overseeing entire productions. Montana has edited everything from music videos to corporate and industrial films over the past 23 years. Concurrent with the Rogues Gallery project, Montana produced and edited the forthcoming Aurora, an indie sci-fi western feature short which Neil Gaiman has hailed as a “Fascinating homage to 1950's Science Fiction.”