Elijah Drenner works as a director and editor specializing in film-related documentaries and DVD/Blu-ray bonus features. His work has spot lighted such diverse filmmakers as Kinji Fukasaku, Paul Verhoeven, Jess Franco, David Cronenberg, Russ Meyer and many more. That Guy Dick Miller is his second feature to premiere at SXSW, following "American Grindhouse" in 2010.
LAINIE MILLER, Executive Producer
Born in Toronto, Lainie began her show biz career at the CBC on “Children’s Theater of the Air”, a radio show, where she performed weekly from the age of 6 to 12. After migrating to Hollywood, Lainie married her heartthrob, veteran actor and cult movie star Dick Miller. Lainie’s screen credits include “The Graduate” , “The Legend of Lylah Claire”, “A Gift of Life”, “Club 42”, “Lola”, “Next Step Beyond”, and “Tales from the Darkside”.
15 years ago, Lainie took a recess to explore what it meant to be behind the camera and began another career as a Script Supervisor. Lainie became IATSE Local 871’s Business Agent.
Today, Lainie has returned to her acting roots and as President of Autumn Rose Productions LLC, she is able to produce her own product as well as to provide a wide range of production services to other producers. In 2009 she was Co-Executive Producer of “The Perfect Game”. Lainie is serving a fifth term on the SAG-AFTRA National Young Performers Committee.
ELLE SCHNEIDER, Co-Producer/Cinematographer
Elle Schneider is a director and cinematographer who has shot more than a dozen documentary projects, including FROM MANILA WITH LOVE for Shout Factory/END Films and Jeffrey Schwarz' I AM DIVINE, which premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and is now completing its festival run. THAT GUY DICK MILLER is her first feature as sole-credited cinematographer.
As a director, Elle's films have played at international film festivals including HollyShorts, BridgeFest, The San Antonio Film Festival, and the Cannes Short Film Corner. She is a co-developer of the new Digital Bolex cinema camera, released in December 2013.
JIM KUNZ, Co-Producer
Jim Kunz is director, cinematographer, and editor for behind-the-scenes
featurettes and for TV shows like ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE. The technical
director for Drafthouse Films, Blue Underground, and other distribution companies, Jim oversees the authoring of all releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.
STEPHANIE PARIS, Co-Producer
Stephanie Paris is a commercial producer and cinematographer at Big Picture Entertainment in Los Angeles.
MICHAEL HEAGLE, Co-Producer
Michael Heagle has been making movies since the fifth grade, back when you did it with Super8 that you had processed at KMart and projected on a bedsheet. He harkens from Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, from which he holds a BFA in Film. While there, he shot a film with his buddy Mark Borchardt (AMERICAN MOVIE) called TOGA PARTY MASSACRE. Upon graduating, Michael tried his hand at a number of self-funded, independent projects, in which he filled the roles, variously, of screenwriter, director, production designer, editor, and visual effects supervisor. Michael’s film work includes Troma’s GO TO HELL, the sci fi western PLANETFALL, and is the co-creator of the web/TV series Transylvania Television.
Jeffrey Schwarz,Executive Producer
Jeffrey Schwarz has made a name for himself with his award-winning documentary
features, including WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON, SPINE TINGLER: THE
WILLIAM CASTLE STORY, VITO, which premiered at the New York Film Festival
and was picked up by HBO, and most recently I AM DIVINE.
Tino Zimmerman,Executive Producer
Tino is the director of Subkultur Entertainment, a German distribution company that
lovingly releases high-end editions of cult films for the German-language audience in
Europe. THAT GUY DICK MILLER was originally envisioned as a short documentary
to accompany the Germany edition of Roger Corman’s WAR OF THE SATELLITIES,
until it was agreed that the subject matter warranted greater attention.
Julie Corman, Executive Producer
Julie Corman, one of the first powerhouse female producers, has produced more than
thirty feature films in her forty year career, from her first credit, Martin Scorsese’s debut
feature BOXCAR BERTHA, to serious fare like 1988’s DA, and more recent cult Syfy
TV movies like CYCLOPS and SHARKTOPUS.
Jonathan Kaplan, Executive Producer
Jonathan Kaplan began his career as a feature director for Roger Corman in the early
1970’s before transitioning into television, where he has directed and executive produced
dozens of episodes of hit TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, ER, and
Without A Trace.