Director: Tanya Musgrave
Producer: Kristine Barker
Writer: Lynn Downey
Cinematographer: Heather Dappolonia
Editor: Kristine Barker
In Blue, 22-year-old Jess has been building walls of denial after her father was diagnosed with cancer. When her father comes to help paint her room the color she’s always wanted, blue, he is there when she realizes where there is life, there is hope, and true peace lies in acceptance
Web Site: blue-film.blogspot.com
Director Bio (Tanya Musgrave)
Tanya Musgrave is 24 and a student from Southern Adventist University’s School of Visual Art & Design. She began her education in music performance, unaware of the school’s film program. Being into music spurred interest in sound design, and a couple random encounters later, she found herself doing foley for SVAD’s feature-length film, “Secret of the Cave” (2006 Crystal Heart Award). It revealed enough about the field that she changed her major to film production and the rest is history in the making. “Blue” was part of her senior project and is her directing debut.
Producer Bio (Kristine Barker)
Kristine Barker has just graduated with a B.S. in Film Production from Southern Adventist University. Her goal in life is to make movies that inspire, change, and make a difference. She has been fortunate to work on various projects, including completing an internship working on Surviving Disaster (2009), a show that aired on Spike TV. “Blue” was part of her senior project.
Writer Bio (Lynn Downey)
An Indiana native, Lynn Downey majored in Theatre at Ball State, before moving to Los Angeles. She acts, teaches improv comedy, created and hosts “The Can Do Kitchen”, and is adapting the memoir “Cold Tangerines” into a play. Blue was written as a short story for a community college writing class. It was inspired by a true story of a close friend and her father.
Cinematographer Bio (Heather Dappolonia)
Heather Dappolonia started out as a costume designer and makeup artist, but soon fell in love with Cinematography and the magic of filmmaking. She believes that film is an important means of communication and a chance to reach people of all walks of life. As a Christian artist, she has a passion to be a part of how film can impact others. “Blue” was part of her senior project.
Julenne Henriquez Gil (playing Jess Aimes)
Julenne Gil got her start in acting by playing roles in short skits at school and summer camp. Before “Blue”, playing the devil in a passion play was her biggest acting role. At the age of 20, Julenne was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a children’s bone cancer. After being out of school for a year and a half due to treatments and recovery, she decided to finish her pre-physical therapy degree at Southern Adventist University. It was her first semester back at college, when she gave her testimony at church and then asked to audition of the lead role in “Blue”. She was eight months in remission when filming began. Playing the part of Jess Aimes in “Blue” was her first experience in acting for film.
Whit Davies (playing Whit Aimes)
Residing currently in Atlanta, Whit has been performing and directing regionally and nationally for over forty years. Recent film roles include Tom Goodwin in The Prince’s Perfect Party, (Best Film, Atlanta 48 Hour Film Festival 2011), Henry in Breaking Ground, and Narrator and Host for both Galactic Perry’s Learning Starship and The Know Better Effect. As a voice actor, Whit has supplied the voices behind numerous animated and commercial projects including Ms Bobbins And Her Trees, airing this November on TBN and affiliates. Recent stage roles include Father Murphy in The Savannah Disputation, Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy, Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon ("Best Of" List 2010, Atlanta Theatre Buzz), Sam Rogers in Eye Of God and Macduff in Macbeth. More information on Whit can be found at WhitDavies.com.