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KELLY O'NEILL BIO & PROD INFO

AMATEUR WITCHCRAFT
 
15:00 TRT
Narrative Comedy
Tisch School of the Arts at New York University
OK Premiere
 
KELLY M. O'NEILL
Writer, Director
Nick J Huston-Producer
Benjamin Zimbric-Cinematographer
Gavin Rosenberg-Editor
AT EASE ENTERTAINMENT
Brooklyn, NY
 
KEY ACTORS: MIMI FERRARO, DAVID S. TANN, CALEY OAKES-BISSON, ERIC LICHTER
 
 
Poor Corinne: Not only has her ex-boyfriend ruined her Saturday night by inviting her to a mysterious location to cast a spell on her, he's taken the situation as an opportunity to indulge his melodrama.  Love's a bitch, breakups are worse, and everything gets complicated when witchcraft gets thrown in the mix.
 

DIRECTOR BIO
 
KELLY O'NEILL recently graduated from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, AMATEUR WITCHCRAFT marks her 12th time in the director's chair since the inception of her college career.

Her short "Breakdown" was awarded a spot in the NYU Sight and Sound Festival.  She has worked on countless films on other capacities, both student and independent.  Kelly has kept busy working in film
production in New York since her graduation.  She is currently working at Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, as well as writing and directing on the side.

PRODUCTION TEAM
 
NICK HUSTON-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
 
Nick has been working in the Film/TV industry for over a decade on both a professional and student level and is well versed in al facets of production.  He has produced five separate 40 hour telethons for his former high school that raised over $250,000 in total.  He has also produced several short new pieces for CNN as well as various other student productions.  Nick is also Vice-President in the newly founded production company AT EASE ENTERTAINMENT.
 
 
BENJAMIN ZIBRIC-DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
 
Over the course of his three years at New York University, Ben has worked on over 40 short films shot, shot over 20, and worked as Assistant Camera on three professional shorts.  Ben is the founder of his production company AT EASE ENTERTAINMENT in the fall of 2001.  He is also currently working on a PADI certification in order to have the ability to shoot underwater and has perfected his own self-built steady cam.
 
AT EASE ENTERTAINMENT
 
Founded in the fall of 2001, At Ease offers full production and post production services for commercials, music videos, and industrial shorts.  At Ease has successfully produced numerous short films including Kelly O'Neill's most recent endeavor, CAFFEINE: A LOVE STORY.

BETSY CAMPBELL-PRODUCTION DESIGNER
 
Betsy got her first introduction into the world of production design as an illustration major at the School of Visual Arts where she also served as head prop master in the theater.  This experience taught her both carpentry and interior design, both skills that were soon utilied on film sets.  She has worked on several student and independent films and music videos.  She looks forward to continuing to hone her skills on professional films in the future.
 
 
 
ARNOLD BASKIN-FACULTY MENTOUR
 
Long time NYU film professor ARNIE BASKIN has had an extensive professional film career of his own as well as a history teaching some of NYU's most recent success stories including Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Doll House) and Brett Ratner ( Rush Hour, Red Dragon).  Arnie has worked internationally in French, Israeli, and Puerto Rican Television.  His film software won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festial.  He was elected Chevalier in the Order of the Palmes Academiques by the Prime Minister of France.  He is also a recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Medal awarded in 1998.