“You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind.” – Mr. Rogers
WHO ARE WE? Fuzz & Feathers began as an idea with co-creators Adam Jones and Matt Lesser – to tell tales drawing on all their favorite magical things in childhood and mixing them together in new ways. From the early days of making puppets with mouths from old pizza boxes and test-driving new character voices, Fuzz & Feathers has grown into a full family of thirty-plus fur-balls. …And also some humans.
People say “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But here at Fuzz & Feathers, we know it’s the other way around: “I’ll see it when I believe it.” Because that’s been our experience since we were kids. The world is a playground, and life is a game. Play nice, dream big, and shine as bright as you can.
(aka Doctor Jones, master of story)
ADAM JONES is a writer/director/performer originally from West Virginia, now living in Los Angeles. He attended Bard College, where he “scored” two BAs (in Acting and Writing) and afterwards worked on studio films in New York for over a decade. His feature film directorial debut Cross Eyed garnered several awards on the festival circuit (including Audience Choice and Grand Jury) and can be watched exclusively on the social cinema website PIXOVI. Jones has written seven feature film scripts, numerous short films and stage plays, and a novella. He has also developed concepts for television series, web series, and video games. Jones has acted in over thirty plays, twenty short films and had major roles in five feature films, most notably Cry Havoc; Cross Eyed; and Empty Rooms. His most recent performance was in the History Channel’s Emmy-winning HATFIELDS & MCCOYS. An avid storyteller, meta-physician, and imagineer, Jones brings real-world “magic” to his writing by specializing in upbeat, character-driven comedies that challenge the boundaries of conventional thinking and what we call reality. Jones is also a licensed hypno-therapist in past-life regression and quantum healing (QHHT), though his strangest jobs have been working as a harvester/bailer on a Christmas tree farm, a popcorn sweeper at a multiplex, a teacher at a daycare program, and a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. More at www.doctajones.com.
(aka Professor Lesser, master of puppets)
MATT LESSER is an FX artist/puppet fabricator/producer/performer, originally from Alexandria, Va. After graduating from the Walnut Hill School for the Visual and Performing arts, he ventured to London to study hair styling and coloring at the esteemed Graham Webb Academy. He returned to the U.S. and founded a concierge hair styling business, which catered to the music and fashion industry in New York City. A performer/producer at heart, Matt moved on to found a new business, Sid and Buddy Karaoke, which became a “pick of the week” in the NYC Voice, Time Out and received glowing reviews in the New York Press, the New York Post and the New York Times. The underground, cult Karaoke show started in the East Village and quickly expanded to some of the hottest clubs in Manhattan. Matt graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2006, with a focus in Directing. Matt has also studied drama and has starred in commercials for Heineken, Bugle Boy, BBC America and the Maryland Jockey Club. He has been featured in several television series, including Third Watch, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU. A lifetime fan of puppetry, Matt returned to school to learn puppet fabrication, puppeteering, and special effects make up. He graduated with an Associates Degree from the Tom Savini School in Pittsburgh, where he received the prestigious Spotlight Award. He currently resides in Los Angeles, creating content for film, television and the internet.
DEVIN HALDEN is an entertainment entrepreneur with focus on the production and distribution of media properties across multiple platforms. In 2005 Halden founded and was Executive Director and Programmer of Solstice Film Festival in Minnesota, a company he successfully made one of the top International film festivals for independent filmmakers. In 2010 Halden stepped down as film festival Executive to launch and manage PIXOVI MOVIE NETWORK (PMN). PMN was designed with an independent producer and distributor mentality. PMN has become an incredible distribution and promotional engine for independent filmmakers, understanding the significant impact intelligent marketing and promotion has on a film’s success, as well as the opportunities for member/fan/consumer interaction presented through the industries new social networking tools. PMN has also launched Pixovi Original Series, developing, financing and distributing high-concept web series properties with high production value with marketable IP and brand value. Halden’s knowledge of both traditional distribution life-cycles and techniques as well as the new distribution plans that utilize new technology and media, has laid the foundation for his blueprint for a successful independent film release, a blueprint that keeps the control of the IP and accounting in the hands of the producers and maintains transparency throughout the entire life-cycle of the film.
RYAN BUCKLEY is a graduate of New York Film Academy and founder and president of the LA based production company, Filmpunks. He found himself slipping into the skin of a creative giant, living and breathing behind the lens of whatever was around him. God-son of Rick James and love child of the world famous Record Plant, Ryan was born into the world of music. He has worked for Motown’s Kerry Gordy, PhatEfx, Geffen, Bogard and Interscope helping to develop their artist’s electronic press kits. Buckley designed and produced the “No Paris Allowed” banner for the Alfa-Dog premier party at the Sundance Film Festival, which sparked an international controversy, featured in Rolling Stones Magazine, MTV News, VH1 and in online blogs in six different languages. Ryan has been interviewing and gathering stories from people such as Westlake audio’s Tom Hidley, Animal House’s John Landis, the voice of Roger Rabbit, Jessie Jackson Jr., Sharon Stone and many more.
RAINBOW DICKERSON is an actor/producer/coordinator who is also an accomplished equestrian, fire breather, motorcyclist, archer, stunt woman, cake artist, Pocahontas singing telegram, and lover of nature and esoteric studies. She is certified by both the British and American societies of stage combat in various medieval blades and weapons, which also makes her a certified geek. Rainbow studied acting at New York’s Circle in the Square, and London’s East 15/University of Essex. Her acting career spans over seventy theatre productions, six world premieres, four short films, several print campaigns, and one lonely little commercial. Some of her favorite performances (On Broadway and Off) include — August: Osage County (2008, Tony Award, Best New Play), White Buffalo (world premiere at the Purple Rose Theatre), Boleros for the Disenchanted, The Buddha Prince, Much Ado About Nothing, and Dracula. Behind the scenes, Rainbow has worked as a set designer, scenic artist, stage manager and coordinator. She won Best Set Design, in NYC’s 2007 Midtown International Theatre Fest and was also the Co-Artistic Director and founding member of the award winning Velocity Theatre Company in NYC. Rainbow worked as an Assistant Stage Manager for the Washington National Opera in DC and has coordinated for several networks, including MTV (Video Music Awards), Vh1 (Hip Hop Honors/Divas), CBS, BET, and Food Network. Nowadays she can be found in Topanga Canyon, crackin’ a bullwhip and preparing for the fifth dimension.
HEIDI C. BORDOGNA is a writer/producer/director originally from NYC. Her scripts have placed in The New York Television Festival, The Downbeach Film Festival,The Fade-In Awards, and other film and screenplay festivals. Her short documentary, Controlling Tourette’s Syndrome, can be seen on ABC NewsNow and she recently co-wrote the feature film, Court Jesters, and directed and shot three television pilots – General Studies, Tales from Furban Forest and Sid and Buddy: Be a Rock Star. Her feature documentary, Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler! premiered at the Acadiana Film Festival domestically and internationally at the Saulieu Nuits Cajun et Zydeco in Burgundy, France. She has worked in film and television production and development for production companies in New York and Los Angeles, with programs on ESPN, Animal Planet and syndication, and for five years, she was a live on-stage camerawoman/video engineer with the hit Off-Broadway show, Blue Man Group. She has a BFA in Film/TV production from New York University, an MFA in screenwriting from Goddard College and has taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, New York University, Marymount Manhattan College and Ramapo College of New Jersey.
REMINGTON KENSINGER BRIMMER
REMINGTON KENSINGER BRIMMER is a performer/writer/FX artist/puppeteer/set designer/prop fabricator, originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He is an explorer of artistic truths in the universe, and of his own crazy and fun-filled head, which swirls with outlandish tales of worlds, creatures, gizmos, and gadgets — a highly imaginative place where anything is possible and nobody is left behind. As a child, Remington’s uncontrollable creativity mixed with the love of theatrics and the arts would lead him on a journey of amazing experiences shared with incredible people. Remington believes success can be achieved through patience, perseverance, belief in one’s self, and a relentless eye on artistic truth. He also has a strong belief that loyalty and close personal friendships are the key to a life well lived. “It’s not about fame or the money. It’s all about the love, so come join our fun cast and crew and allow us to take you on a fantastical adventure that you won’t soon forget!!!!!”