Zina Brown, Writer/Director
Zina’s unique visual and narrative style has been screened in film festivals across the world, including the FICMA Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival, the Miami Short Film Festival, the Jaipur International Film Festival in India, and New York City’s VisionFest. His most recent short film, Dreams of the Last Butterflies, was screened at 50 Film Festivals in 13 countries on 5 continents, as well as winning many awards and appearing in Rolling Stone. Watch it online: DreamsOfTheLastButterflies.com
“Director Zina Brown has made something rather beautiful and unlike anything I’ve really seen before.”
-Ain’t It Cool News
“Dreams of the Last Butterflies is absolutely magical!”
“New York film director Zina Brown creates mesmerizing film masterpieces.”
Gavin Behrman, Executive Producer
Gavin is a 23-year veteran of the movie industry. He has worked all over the world on the production of over 35 feature films – both Hollywood blockbusters and independently made film festival favorites such as Terminator: Genisys, Robocop (2014), The Adjustment Bureau, Valkyrie, Rosewater, Spider-Man, Erin Brockovich, and The Horse Whisperer. Gavin recently spent over a year in Budapest, Hungary as Production Supervisor for the highly acclaimed Blade Runner 2049. Gavin’s other projects include the award-winning short film Admissions, starring James Cromwell, and the upcoming The Principal, a teaching film about cyber-bullying. Gavin believes that important films can send a powerful message to the world, influencing society’s views and ultimately the destiny of humankind.
Trampas Thompson, Stunt Coordination/’Tamer Captain’
Trampas is a Hollywood stuntman, stunt coordinator, and director with an astounding resume of death-defying feats in some of the world’s most popular movies and television shows. Trampas has sword battled with Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, lit his entire body on fire, and stunt doubled Michael Keaton in the Academy Award-winning ‘Best Picture’ Birdman. He also recently doubled Keaton in Marvel’s blockbuster Spiderman: Homecoming as super villain, The Vulture. His other credits include The Dark Knight Rises, National Treasure, 21 Jump Street, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Govinda, original music soundtrack
Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born. A music festival favorite, Govinda has played at Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, SXSW, Symbiosis, and many more. Govinda’s music has been on TV including stations like WB, MTV, and Bravo, as well as many independent films.
Randy Carfagno, Costume and Prop Design
A 30 year veteran of both Broadway and Film, New York-based institution Randy Carfagno Productions has designed and built custom props and costumes for the biggest names in the business, from HBO to Disney to Madonna. He and his team created the Butterfly Queen wings for Director Zina Brown’s previous short film, Dreams of the Last Butterflies. Randy also worked on beloved fantasy movie The Dark Crystal.
John Mattiuzzi, VFX Supervisor
John was raised in the extraterrestrial region of Pine Bush, New York. In 2012, John received his MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts. With a fantastic imagination and incredible VFX work, he created the semi-autobiographical, paranormal parable called The Compositor, a 2013 Student Academy Award winner. His latest otherworldly VFX short, Zerogon, premiered at Slamdance Film Festival.
KaytiBunny Roberts, Performance Coordinator/’Cannabis Faerie’
As a Performance Coordinator and Creative Director, KaytiBunny tours the globe each year planning and performing at top festivals including Envision Festival, Electric Forest, Bali Spirit Festival, Shambhala, Secret Garden Party, Gratitude Migration, and Cosmic Convergence. In addition she has performed with hundreds of artists including MIA, Phish, Gaudi, George Clinton and the P Funk Allstars, String Cheese Incident, Shpongle, OTT, Random Rab, Polish Ambassador, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Govinda, David Starfire, and Emancipator.
Kai altair, additional Music/Music Direction
Kai Altair’s music is composed of deep bass exploration, vocal dreamscapes, and rhythms rooted in modern global migrations. A student of ancient musical, movement, and healing traditions, Kai Altair’s intention is to inspire connection to the multiverse, and help create an elevated state on the dance floor. She also wrote the film’s theme song for Dreams of the Last Butterflies.