Team Bios

pushpush-weblogois an artist-driven non-profit that develops artists and ideas in performance and new media – cultivating, creating and connecting globally and locally. Through this work we connect our audiences to innovative and diverse performances and programs that provide education, entertainment, and artistry.

 

 

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is a branded content development and production company. Working with established writers/directors to develop and packaged interactive series for online distribution and branded entertainment.

Tim_bioTim Habeger (Series Creator/Show Runner) is a writer and Artistic Director at Atlanta’s PushPush Film & Theater, an award-winning incubator of over 250 short films, and several features including The Signal (2011 Spirit Award Nominee) and The Last Goodbye (w/ Faye Dunaway).  He and partner Shelby Hofer are 2012 recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts New Media Award. He has written over 30 scripts for stage and film productions in America, Germany and France.  He is the series creator for Slow Down, a comedy about a fumbling paranormal start-up with surprisingly supernatural clients, and GRFX (pronounced “graphics”), a drama about a new generation of creatives fighting to keep their publishing company relevant in the 21st Century.

shelby_bioShelby Hofer (Producer) is an Actress, Producer, and Co-founder of Atlanta’s award-winning film/theater incubator, PushPush. Her performances of the solo show 101 Humiliating Stories garnered global acclaim, including a 2010 Best Actress award from Creative Loafing Atlanta. In addition to numerous national/international performances on stage and screen, she is also a writer, director and public speaker. A 2011 Idea Capital grant supported her 2013 production of the original show, See Through. She and partner Tim Habeger will perform in Say I’m Hillary, an interdisciplinary production written by award-winning Padua Playwright Artistic Director, Guy Zimmerman. She has produced, developed, organized and mentored hundreds of successful film and theater projects in America and abroad. The GRFX series is loosely based on the collaboration challenges experienced at PushPush since 1997.

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WILLIAM WEDIG  (Director) has done feature films, television shows, documentaries, music videos, web content and commercials. His work has been shown in theaters, on broadcast and cable television, and in festivals such as Sundance and the Toronto Film Festival. Recently, he directed 26 episodes of the live-action/animation show Team Toon for Cartoon Network. His last film, Forged, won Best Film at the 2010 HBO New York Latino film Festival and was released in theaters in 2011. His first feature, Rise of the Dead (his thesis while still in film school), won the Colony Film Festival and was released on video and On Demand in 2007.

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Christoph Heuer  (Illustrator) is a graphic artist and university teacher from Essen, Germany. Originally a civil engineer, he refocused his studies on communication design at the University of Essen. His master thesis “Childhood Stories – a nonlinear novel,“ a grim tale of war through the eyes of children and loosely based on his mother’s experiences in World War II, was awarded with Director’s Club Junior Award and an Animago (for best real-time adventure) in 2003. Since then he has worked as a freelance illustrator specializing on storyboarding, concept design and schoolbook illustration. In 2007 he illustrated the first German graphic novel “Der Erste Frühling“ (The First Spring) an adaption of the novel by Klaus Kordon.

nicholasNicholas Levis    (Producer) started as an actor and dancer before going bi-coastal to work on productions  for many Ad Agencies  icluding JWT and BBDO, among many other clients. Today, with 400 productions under his belt, his experience has covered 48 states in the U.S.A. and a dozen other countries, including the U.K. and Canada. He has garnered his share of awards and facilitated production partnerships around the globe. He has produced spots for the likes of Coca Cola, Orange Cellular, Trident, Israeli Lottery, Claritin, Trojan, Visa, Celebrex, and Listerine. Producer of the 12-12-12 critically acclaimed documentary released by Weinstein Company. Nicholas is also a founder of Ovie Entertainment, which has developed and packaged independent films and documentaries such as Testimony, The Funeral Party and the award-winning cult favorite Darkon.

Jennifer Warren Bio Pic (2)Jennifer Warren  (Producer) is the co-founder and co CEO at BrandCinema, spearheading partnership development between content creators, brands, and content distributors working to accelerate innovation in digital video and emerging advertising formats. A result orientated sales and marketing professional 15 years in the entertainment industry working with startups and Fortune 500 companies, Jennifer has headed marketing departments at entertainment companies in London, New York and Los Angeles.

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G. Byron Speight (Animation Supervisor/Post Production) is a Content Developer and Technical Advisor with achievements in producing and acquiring digital content for broadcasters and content aggregators. Developed and directed numerous video content for the corporate community as well as producing several TV shows and documentaries for broadcast TV. Created workflows for post-production as well as creating 3D models and animations for such companies as Sharp and Panasonic.

brianBrian Newman (Consultant) is the founder of Sub-Genre, a strategic consulting company focusing on business development projects in the entertainment and cultural industries. Brian is also the co-founder and CEO of Crowd Play, LLC a recently funded start-up launching a mobile application called Flicklist. Brian has served as CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute, president of Renew Media and executive director of IMAGE Film & Video.