JOSHUA J. SMITH - WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Joshua’s place of origin is the Middle West, (Kansas to be exact) where he grew up and graduated high school before heading to Austin, TX to start his film career. At the age of 21, he began working in production on Hollywood films like: Office Space, Varsity Blues, Hope Floats to name a few. His resume includes four short films and one documentary in which he served as writer, producer and director. The films have played in countless film festivals and won two Audience Awards: Austin Film Festival, Hill Country Film Festival. His most recent work includes directing comedy sketches for The Nerdist. He is also an accomplished feature film producer on the following award winning films; Pretty Ugly People starring Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), Kabluey featuring Lisa Kudrow (Friends) and The Garage with Xander Berkley (Taken). He currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
JACOB WHITLEY - PRODUCER
Jacob Whitley is a young entrepreneur who started film making at a very young age. Self-taught in the basics of filmmaking, Jacob started writing and producing films in his local community with a small crew of friends. In high school he won multiple awards for his short films. Immediately after graduating High School, Jacob at the age of 19 spent three months writing the collaboration script that would soon become “EDGE.” With the help of his loyal crew, he made his first full-length feature film with limited resources at his disposal. With his first feature film down, Jacob has since worked on many projects as a producer and has worked with numerous companies to promote and distribute his films. In June of 2014 Jacob finished his film education at Cal State Fullerton and has continued to build a loyal crew filled with key collaborators. As a team, they started to work on several feature film projects including Hide and Go Seek and The Division. Jacob’s next endeavor is always the next big picture for Whitley Films Productions.
TOM GRIFFIN - EDITOR
Tom is an award-winning film editor whose work moves seamlessly from the commercial to the documentary and narrative worlds. His commercial clients include: Comedy Central, ESPN and the New York Times Magazine, and his last narrative feature Homewrecker won the Best of the NEXT at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Documentary work includes the award-winning feature School Play, Sandhogs for the History Channel and Kurt Busch: Outlaw for the Speed Channel. He recently edited Back in Time - a documentary about Back to the Future.