ALFRED CAIOLA – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
ALFRED is a Real Estate Developer and the co-head of B and L Management Company in New York City. With more than 28 years of acquisition and development experience, he has overseen more than 20 major residential and commercial projects. He is an automobile enthusiast, and the winner of the 2012 Challenge Club Racing Championship. Alfred was born in NYC, and attended schools in Westchester where he earned a degree his degree in Business. Currently, Alfred is working on developing a 23 acre project in White Plains, NY consisting of over 600,000 square feet of Independent Senior Housing, Assisted living, Medical office space and a children’s medical rehabilitation center. Mr. Caiola is also passionate about art and film and is currently developing his second feature film project.
MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY – DIRECTOR
Like Richard Gere Tom Cruise, and Rod Serling Michael was born in Syracuse, NY. He moved to NYC to study filmmaking at New York University. Michael is the founder of Aquapio Films Ltd., which produced the award-winning film OPERATION LYSISTRATA, a documentary of The Lysistrata Project, the first “Worldwide Theatrical Event for Peace.”
His film, “HINTER DER MAUER”/“BEHIND THE WALL,” is a documentary film told from the perspective of people living on both sides of the Berlin Wall before during and after its lifetime.
Michael’s short films, The Payoff, and Only Joking were Official Selections at the 2002 and 2003 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, as well as the Coney Island Film Festival, Only Joking was a finalist at the Peach City Short Film Festival, and winner of the Dragon*Con Comedy Film Festival 2002.
He lives on the Upper Upper Westside of Manhattan with his wife Suzanne and a cat named Zeke.
SUZANNE HAYES – PRODUCER
Suzanne is the producer of BEHIND THE WALL aka HINTER DER MAUER, a documentary film that explodes some myths around a little-understood time and place in history and tells the eye-opening stories of ordinary citizens who lived on both sides of the Berlin Wall and the effect on their daily lives of the political situation before, during and after the life of “the Wall.” Suzanne is also the producer of OPERATION LYSISTRATA — a feature-length film documenting The Lysistrata Project.
Operation Lysistrata Awards/Screenings:
~Winner, Best Documentary, Connecticut Film Festival 2008
~Winner Chris Award, Columbus International Film Festival
~Official Selection, Global Peace Film Festival 2008
~Official Selection, Hoboken Film Festival
Suzanne is an accomplished actress, working on stage, film and television commercials.
KATHLEEN J. KILEY – SCREENWRITER
Kathleen is a seasoned multimedia business journalist who earned dual degrees in journalism and Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. ISN’T IT DELICIOUS is her first feature screenplay. Kathleen is the director of URBAN CASUALTIES a documentary film currently in post-production. She is a Contributing Blogger,@organicfarmct at CTwatchdog.com, Sr. Copy Writer at R/GA, and a Freelance Journalist at The New York Times.
AXEL FISCHER – CINEMATOGRAPHER
Axel lives in Berlin, Germany, but has been the Director of Photography on numerous films shot around the world including the USA, India, Thailand, South Africa, Australia, Japan, China, Egypt and all over Europe. His most recent collaborations have been on the Bollywood films AAZAAN and DISHKIYAAOON.
DAVID AMRAM – COMPOSER
David Amram is an American Original. The Boston Globe has described him as, “The Renaissance Man of American Music.” He has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works in addition to many memorable scores for film, theatre and opera.
David composed the score for classic Hollywood films including: John Frankenheimer’s THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE and Elia Kazan’s SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS. His most recent film score, for the feature film ISN’T IT DELICIOUS, starring Kathleen Chalfant and Keir Dullea, is David’s first feature film score in more than forty years, and will be presented at festivals in North America and Europe in 2013. Over the past 60 years, David Amram has performed and/or recorded with hundreds of international artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Lionel Hampton, Patti Smith, Stan Getz, Willie Nelson, Betty Carter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Odetta, Oscar Pettiford, Steve Earle, Tito Puente, Mary Lou Williams, Pete Seeger, Arturo Sandoval, Johnny Depp, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Earl Hines, Warren Zevon, Ray Barretto, Jerry Jeff Walker, Paquito D’Rivera, Mongo Santamaria, Thad Jones, Los Papines and Machito; Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman, Steve Martin and John McEuen, in addition to jamming late into the night with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk.
“One of the most versatile and skilled musicians America has ever produced” (Washington Post). The New York Times labeled him “A One-Man Folk Festival…who was multi-cultural before multi-culturalism existed!”
“Amram is a godsend to those who believe in the power of music to change lives and to inspire.” – Wynton Marsalis
“It is a sad book and uproarious, naïve and knowledgeable, insane and finally as straight as the top of Amram’s piano. It is one man’s struggle for the kind of authenticity in life and in music which everything in our time seems designed to frustrate and destroy.” – Arthur Miller
“An utterly refreshing and rollicking ramble through the world of contemporary music, under the wing of a rambunctious tour guide who is guileless yet informative, funny yet perceptive, exhilarating yet earnest. Every profession should have its Amram,” – George Plimpton
Currently, David is composing a new orchestral work, writing a new book, and performing around the world as a soloist and a guest conductor in folk, jazz, world music and classical music festivals.
DAVID PISANI – FILM EDITOR
David worked in finance for many years before studying film production at the Connecticut Film Institute Training Program, and the Manhattan Edit Workshop. David has worked on several films in various capacities. ISN’T IT DELICIOUS is his first feature film editing credit, where he developed the ability to eat a two pound burrito in less than two minutes. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Shari and they are expecting their first child in the spring of 2013.
DAVID SEINIGER – LINE PRODUCER
David received his Bachelor degree in acting from the University of Southern Califorinia. He then produced and acted in a short film based on the Kurt Vonnegut short story; “Long Walk To Forever.” David served as Production Coordinator for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia from 1994 until ’96 and as Production Manager from 1996 to 1998 when David left to become a media producer for Quisic/IEC.