BRETT ALLEN SMITH (writer/director)
Brett Allen Smith is a Los Angeles based independent filmmaker. His first feature as producer, No Matter What, premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and is currently being distributed by FilmMovement. His short films and documentaries have screened internationally, and he is both a published author and produced playwright.
ANDREW SCHMIDT (producer)
Does it resonate? It’s the one question worth asking of any project. In his two years in LA, Andrew’s worked nearly every side of filmmaking. Whether directing backstage videos for NBC’s The Sing-Off or shooting an Edward Sharpe concert for Thrash Lab’s Rituals, that one question has been a guiding principle.
Never is Andrew’s first feature film. As a script it hit all the right chords — intimate and honest, bittersweet and universal; it was a film that just needed to exist. Now it does. And Andrew couldn’t be more excited to put it out in front of an audience, in the hopes that it’ll ring just as true for them.
CHERIE SAULTER (producer)
Cherie has been an independent film producer for the last five years. Medicine for Melancholy (IFC Films), which marked her first feature credit as a producer, received three Independent Spirit Award Nominations and earned Cherie an NAACP Image Award nomination. She has since Associate Produced The Myth of the American Sleepover (IFC Films/Sundance Selects), which was one of the few American indies to screen at the Cannes Critic’s Week in 2010.
DEBORAH JELIN NEWMYER (executive producer)
Formerly the Senior Vice President at Amblin Entertainment, Deborah Jelin Newmyer worked for twelve years overseeing classic films including The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and the Back to the Future and Indiana Jones franchises. She’s currently the President of Outlaw Productions, a company she inherited from her late husband and founder Bobby Newmyer, most famous for producing the Cannes and Sundance award-winning film sex, lies, and videotape for director Steven Soderberg. She lives in Los Angeles with her four children – Sofi, Teddy, James, and Billi.
NORA KIRKPATRICK (original music)
In addition to accordion-playing for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Nora Kirkpatrick is well known as an actress for her role as Katherine on ABC Family’s Greek. This year, in between breaks of Edward Sharpe’s worldwide tour, Nora found time to act in Bayou Tales for director David DuBose and Big Sur, an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s acclaimed novel. She will soon be seen in The Farm, a spin-off of NBC’s hugely successful series The Office, co-starring alongside Rainn Wilson and Matt Jones.
BRADLEY MAURER (editor)
A graduate of the Florida State University Film School, Brad has amassed an impressive resume of editing and producing credits on cable television series including Beverly Hills Fabulous (VH1), Bear Swamp Recovery (TruTV), and The Catalina (CW). His work on Never marks his first foray into feature film editing.
CAITLIN NICOLE WILLIAMS (production designer)
Caitlin Nicole Williams is a Los Angeles-based Production Designer. She has worked in the art department on various scripted television programs, most recently the Comedy Central series Workaholics and Key & Peele.