5th Level Director/7th Level Director of Photography
Ever since he was a boy on Long Island, Anthony Savini has been interested in telling stories through film and photography. He made his first film, Jack in the Dungeon, with his friends at the age of ten. It was a huge success within his home and many others within bicycle distance.
After a flirtation with engineering and a bout of fashion photography, he joined the independent film community in NYC. Now, working around the world, Anthony is an award winning cinematographer, he has worked with documentarians Ken Burns, Ric Burns and Bill Guttentag among many others. He has shot documentaries and narrative films around the world, and his work has been seen in theaters and on NBC, PBS, History Channel, Discovery, TLC, BBC1, and many others.
His first film, Mole, was Co- directed with Rich Mauro and played at many festivals and won several awards including “Best Horror Film” at The Los Angeles Film Festival. His current projects include directing and producing the talk show “Meet the Artist”, as well as a comedy web series. Also, several films Anthony was director of photography for are slated to come out in 2012 including Bad Parents, staring Janeane Garofalo, Salinger, the definitive look inside JD Salinger’s life, Central Park 5, Ken Burns’ riveting look at the Central Park jogger case of the 1980s, and the theatrical release of Woody Allen: A Documentary.
Michael Andrew Pascal
2nd Level, Halfling Producer/6th Level Writer
Raised on a steady diet of Monty Python, D&D, Tolkien and Lucas/Spielberg films, Andrew has been fascinated with telling stories his entire life. He spent most of his formative years re-creating terrible versions of “Star Wars” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” made with clunky, VHS video.
He directed his first feature film, SPIN THE BOTTLE, in 1999 after watching “Annie Hall” and “Manhattan” too many times. It’s about love in the modern age; three young men in New York City, desperately trying to figure out how women work. They do a horrible job. It garnered a 4.9 out 10 stars on IMDB, so he’s got that going for him. It was also on Showtime in the winter of 2002.
Andrew went on to work as a Camera Assistant, paying his dues, working on TV shows, films and commercials too numerous to mention. He learned nothing about cameras, but learned a lot about how to tell a story. Which is what he loves doing. Having written a dozen feature scripts and numerous TV pilots, he has honed his writing skills to a fine, dull point. Along with his partners, he has created Iconoscope Films with the hopes of developing great fucking movies.
6th Level Half-Elf Producer
Graduated with a Business MBA from Webster University. James has worked in the film industry for the past 20 years accumulating his extensive experience in the camera departments of major motion pictures and network television shows. On his own, he has D.P.’d several music videos, commercials and short films. His producing credits extend from a variety of genres and subject matters. In 1998, he produced a PSA for The Phoenix Education Center that featured new technology to help children with hearing impairment.
In 2000, he produced the feature film, RONNIE that was selected for the 2002 Slamdance Feature Competition. It went on to be sold in ancillary markets to recoup its initial investments. He is currently at work, developing several exciting projects for television and film and is Head of Distribution for Iconoscope Films.