Camille Carida is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and actor. Born in Newark, New Jersey to an Italian father and an Irish mother, Camille grew up in South Florida where she was awarded the Miami Herald “Silver Knight Award for Drama and Community Service” and then went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She started her career in the theater working with experimental directors like Judith Malina of The Living Theater, Robert Woodruff of ART, Tina Packer of Shakespeare & Co., and Des MacAnuff of The Jolla Playhouse. She has written several screenplays and is the published author of an original graphic novel based upon her short film Lick-It Man, a comedy about a superhero who empowers women and serves as a role model for men. Other films Camille has produced and written include The Beautiful Lie and Citizen Dope. Winner Takes All marks her directing debut.
As an actress, Camille has appeared as Loretta on Frasier opposite Kelsey Grammer and Anthony LaPaglia and on Chocolate News, where she worked with David Allen Grier and Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle. Other film credits include Jerry Bruckheimer’s Pearl Harbor, the Academy Award-winning Live Action Short My Mother Dreams, Maurice Jamal’s Ski Trip 2, and The Buffalo Son. Camille enjoys her collaboration with Fatelink Productions and is currently working on the web series Dumbass Filmmakers.
Camille’s director commentary can be purchased for $1.99 at our Vimeo site here.
HUNTER LEE HUGHES
Hunter Lee Hughes is the founder of Fatelink Productions. He’s written and produced two plays – Fate of the Monarchs and The Sermons of John Bradley, the short film Winner Takes All and the upcoming webseries Dumbass Filmmakers! Although Hunter denies being an adrenaline junkie, many suspected otherwise when he decided to direct Dumbass Filmmakers! in addition to his duties as writer and producer.
Hunter’s poetry has been published online and his Crack in the Pavement collection was featured on “The Courtyard” on KPFK 90.7. Other writing credits include the documentary On Common Grounds, which aired on the Hallmark Channel and a bunch of feature scripts in development.
For years, Hunter served as the writing assistant to Raging Bull and Mean Streets co-writer Mardik Martin. He graduated from Trinity University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
After being in the business for over 15 years, Elizabeth has worked as an actress, writer, stage manager, teacher and most recently, producer.
Since the start of her producing career in 2008, Elizabeth has mounted numerous theatrical productions such as The Sermons of John Bradley, The Why Factor: Proportion Distortion, LOFT ensemble Variety Hour and Tracers. Her original writing series Untitled Word Project encourages artists to delve into a different specialty in order to grow and explore. In 2009, Elizabeth moved into filmmaking and has since produced two webseries projects: Ordinary Girl and Dumbass Filmmakers, which she also co-created and stars in. Winner Takes All marks her short film debut.
Elizabeth has worked as a actress throughout California and has also taught children through various educational programs in Los Angeles. She holds degrees from University of California at Santa Cruz, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - West and Foothill College. Elizabeth is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
(Director of Photography)
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, John Matysiak completed his study of film at Emerson College in Boston. Through the guidance of his mentors, he directed and photographed numerous student and independent projects, including several award winning shorts and music videos.
In addition to his study at Emerson, John was selected to study at the Czech National Film School [FAMU] in Prague, where he was instructed and mentored by international cinematographers and directors.
Before moving to Los Angeles, John worked in Europe, Canada and Mexico. John has since been working as a freelance director of photography and cameraman shooting independent features, including Two Shadows, shot in Cambodia, Final Sale, shot in Los Angeles and Halal Harry, shot in London and France. He has also worked on international music videos and television based out of LA for such networks as Showtime, E!, MTV, Style, and Comedy Central.
John enjoys the creative freedom associated with independent filmmaking, and excels in bringing high production value to the screen on a tight budget.
DAVID S. ZIMMERMAN
(Co-Producer, Casting Director)
As a Casting Director, David's credits include the Showtime pilots and Star Price Productions’ Project: X and Shadow Point, as well as the popular series Penn & Teller's Bullshit. He has also cast feature films including: Fighting Words, for which the Los Angeles reviews called his cast "solid and diverse." Working with Joey Travolta, Tyler Norman, and Inclusion Films on the film Spud was a project close to his heart. Zimmerman has also worked with Limetime TV, Mark Wolper Productions, and Time Life Productions.
David Zimmerman has been coaching actors and producing workshops for almost a decade. He created "Meet The Biz" workshops that bring together top-notch people in the entertainment industry each month, while making diversity common-place. As a personal coach, he has been hired by production companies such as FX's groundbreaking series Nip/Tuck and The Weinstein Company's feature film, Unknown.
You can also see him on the screen as an actor in such films as Meet The Fockers, JD and Yolanda Cochran's Paved with Good Intentions, and the award winning Hide. He is also a part of the ensemble of Fatelink Productions new webseries Dumbass Filmmakers.
David's now producing several projects, including James Helsing's murder mystery Modus Operandi and My Next Breath, co-produced by Jeanne Elfant Festa, Piper Cub Productions and award winning director David Scheinmann.