Faculty: Meet the Filmmakers

Meet the filmmakers behind butterflies, the short film. SHooting Spring 2017 in order to raise awareness for the feature length production. Teaser Trailer coming soon! 

Carlotta Summers

ACTOR/ WRITER/ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 

Carlotta Summers is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Theater and minor in Psychology. A student of the Experimental Theater Wing she spent 4 years with the program honing her skills as an actor and writer. She is currently a member of New York Women in Film and Television. Her work has been featured at the Experimental Theater Wing, where she had the honor of having her original piece (in which she wrote and directed,) The Illustrious Beauty, featured the ETW second year showcase. After graduation, she continued acting and writing, collaborating on the screenplay for Transients, a feature film with fellow writer Dante Aubain. She has been writing since she was a child and has been working on Butterflies for the past 3 years. She is the President and CEO of Wild Cat Film. 

Cady McClain PRODUCER / Director Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy Award winning actress, writer, director, and producer. She has performed both Lead and Co-Starring roles in independent and studio films, primetime and daytime television and the New York theater.  Her short film, "The World of Albert Fuh" (which she wrote, directed, and produced), was an Official Selection to multiple film festivals and won honors in the Best Of and Directing categories, including the Los Angeles Film Review.  She also Associate Produced the feature film, “How We Got Away With It,” which went to the St Louis Emerging Directors Competition and won numerous other awards and recognitions. It is now available through multiple platforms including iTunes and Amazon. Cady is also a writer. Her memoir, "Murdering My Youth," brought her national recognition from Entertainment Tonight and TV Guide and over 115 positive reviews on Amazon.  She is currently directing her first feature-length documentary, "Seeing is Believing: Women Direct," about women in the directing field, and is on the board of The Chimaera Project, a not-for-profit that supports women in the arts.

Cady McClain

PRODUCER / Director

Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy Award winning actress, writer, director, and producer. She has performed both Lead and Co-Starring roles in independent and studio films, primetime and daytime television and the New York theater. 

Her short film, "The World of Albert Fuh" (which she wrote, directed, and produced), was an Official Selection to multiple film festivals and won honors in the Best Of and Directing categories, including the Los Angeles Film Review.  She also Associate Produced the feature film, “How We Got Away With It,” which went to the St Louis Emerging Directors Competition and won numerous other awards and recognitions. It is now available through multiple platforms including iTunes and Amazon.

Cady is also a writer. Her memoir, "Murdering My Youth," brought her national recognition from Entertainment Tonight and TV Guide and over 115 positive reviews on Amazon. 

She is currently directing her first feature-length documentary, "Seeing is Believing: Women Direct," about women in the directing field, and is on the board of The Chimaera Project, a not-for-profit that supports women in the arts.

A.J. Wihelm DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY  AJ is a NYC based freelance photographer and filmmaker whose work has been published by National Geogrpahic, Smithsonian, New York Magazine, GQ, The FADER, Punk Magazine, Playboy España, NPR, Washinton Post, SAVEUR, Wine Sepctator, and others. He was recently nominated for a “News and Documentary” Emmy in 2016 for Audio Engineering on Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex Make a Hit. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.  Check out his website at www.ajwilhelm.com              

A.J. Wihelm

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 

AJ is a NYC based freelance photographer and filmmaker whose work has been published by National Geogrpahic, Smithsonian, New York Magazine, GQ, The FADER, Punk Magazine, Playboy España, NPR, Washinton Post, SAVEUR, Wine Sepctator, and others. He was recently nominated for a “News and Documentary” Emmy in 2016 for Audio Engineering on Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex Make a Hit. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.  Check out his website at www.ajwilhelm.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROM COMPOSER PROM is the dreamwave collaboration and electronic production duo of Ella Zoller and Gabriel Stanley based out of Brooklyn, NY. PROM describes their sound as pop forward with a dark slant that focuses on harmonies, sparkles, trap beats and a preoccupation with the lower frequencies. Prom will be composing original music for the film. http://www.promisaband.com/

PROM

COMPOSER

PROM is the dreamwave collaboration and electronic production duo of Ella Zoller and Gabriel Stanley based out of Brooklyn, NY. PROM describes their sound as pop forward with a dark slant that focuses on harmonies, sparkles, trap beats and a preoccupation with the lower frequencies. Prom will be composing original music for the film. http://www.promisaband.com/