WRITER & DIRECTOR
Michael McGuire is a Los Angeles-based producer and Wisconsin native best known for his work on independent films such as BITCH (2017 Sundance Film Festival), ELECTRICK CHILDREN, Neil LaBute’s SOME GIRL(S), and FAULTS (starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead), as well as TV movies for Lifetime and Hallmark such as HOLIDAY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, NAUGHTY OR NICE, and DEADLY SPA. Michael is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin and earned his MFA from the American Film Institute. He currently holds the position of Production Executive at SpectreVision.
Brian Bell has recently produced two feature films, GILT and THE BLACK THAT FOLLOWS. Before that, he has produced numerous short films including THE COLOR OF CHRISTMAS which won countlesss festival accolades. Additionally, Brian has worked as a Line Producer and Production Manager on commercials for Toyota, Microsoft, McDonalds, Panera, and Verizon Wireless to name a few. He holds a BFA in Film Production from Chapman University, widely recognized as one of the top undergraduate film schools in the country as well as making a pit stop in the producing program at The American Film Institute in the Spring of 2015.
PRODUCER & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Ben Fritz is a Wisconsin native dedicated to filmmaking. Ben has worked with Michael McGuire as an assistant director on GUADALUPE THE VIRGIN, ELECTRICK CHILDREN, and various TV and web commercials. Ben’s career has evolved from playing small roles on soap operas (GENERAL HOSPITAL, Y&R) to writing, directing, and producing, including the web series “Cynthia Watros Gets Lost,” starring the Emmy-winning actress, for which he was nominated as “Best Director” at the 2013 Indie Series Awards in New York City. Ben’s understanding of story, his connection to the culture of the Upper Midwest, and his relationship with Michael make him an ideal collaborator on AQUARIANS.
Sarah Cole holds an M.F.A. in Production Design from the American Film Institute. She has been Production Designer for four feature films, most notably A POSTHUMOUS WOMAN starring Academy Award nominee Lena Olin and THE MORNING AFTER which has screened in over a dozen festivals around the world and won best picture at the Tenerife International Film Festival.
In addition to her feature work she has served as Production Designer on web content for American Girl and has travelled to Asia to design a web series for iqiyi.com, THE SUBSTITUTE, which currently has over 100 million views. Her love for design has lead her into positions all around the Art Department. Some of which include Property Master on the upcoming Janeane Garofalo film THE HAPPYS as well as Set Decorator for THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH which has racked up 7 award nominations at domestic film festivals.
Tyler MacIntyre, originally from Alberta, Canada, is a graduate of Ryerson University with an MA in Media Production as well as the AFI Conservatory (MFA in Film Editing, 2010). He has worked for the past ten years in many production and post- production roles for both Canadian and American companies, primarily as an editor, director, and writer, including several editing projects with AQUARIANS writer/director Michael McGuire.
Tyler has been mentored by several industry professionals including celebrated director/ author Peter Bogdanovich, and legendary producer and Academy Award winner Roger Corman, which helped shape his passion for creating films with a unique voice. Tyler is currently celebrating the festival run of his award-winning comedic horror film, PATCHWORK, which he wrote and directed. Tyler enjoyed a great deal of festival success with his horror comedy, PATCHWORK, which he wrote and directed, and will be debuting his second feature film, TRAGEDY GIRLS, at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.