His "two cents": Look inside yourself for that child-like curiosity about the world that we so quickly beat out of our children and you will find the passion you once had for this crazy adventure called Life. Try hard to never be the smartest guy in the room. Never be afraid of failure, and fuck this whole obsession with success and excess thing we do in America. Fail big and fail often – it means you’re trying new things and you’re still learning, and eventually that WILL make you a success.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dan grew up as an artist, then put himself through Georgetown law school and went to work on Wall Street before returning to his artistic roots. “Miriam’s Balloons” is his directorial debut.
Dan loves storytelling and the passionate, dynamic atmosphere of filmmaking where every project provides new challenges and new learning opportunities. He is inspired by people who never give up, regardless of life's obstacles.
Franklin is an award winning Cinematographer with a unique and versatile visual style. His passion and energy are apparent in every frame he shoots. His narrative work includes features and shorts including the cult classic "The 8th Plague,” "Carver" and the horror/comedy short "The Town that Christmas Forgot." He shoots various commercial and media content for both Asian and North American markets. His portfolio includes cinematography for Marks & Spencer, SK-II Asia Pacific, Selected Menswear China, Adidas, Epic Electric Vehicles and Confetti by Annette. As a music video director, he has worked with such hip-hop and r&b artists as YG, Grammy-nominated DJ Mustard, Cali Swag District and Tee Flii.
Shortly after graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Brian returned to his hometown of Los Angeles and to compose and conduct music for the Warner Brother’s Batman Animated Series in 1994 under the tutelage of lead composer Shirley Walker. Shortly thereafter he began scoring his own shows making a mark in the true crime documentary genre with shows like City Confidential and the long running hit show Snapped.
Brian’s television work has earned him 2 Emmy nominations for original score. His music has accompanied numerous Emmy award-winning TV shows. While continuing to score films and TV series, Brian reached some of his largest audiences as he became the primary composer for Major League Baseball productions. On numerous occasions his original music helped brand MLB’s grandest events including All Star and World Series pre-game tributes to America’s war veterans and 9/11 victims in addition to events celebrating the presidents of the United States and notable baseball legends. He recently scored the Will Ferrell comedy “Ferrell Takes the Field” for HBO and a 4 part documentary series on the Smithsonian Channel.
Dylan S. O'Brien
Rick & Betty Czerwonka
Assistant Director - Terrance Kiriokos
Writer/Director/Editor - Dan Czerwonka
Cinematographer & VFX editor - Franklin Guerrero
Composer - Brian Langsbard
Vocals Sung By - Jess Gordon
Sound Designer - Jody Nazzaro
Wardrobe Stylist - Maria Kocharian
Art Department - Dan Czerwonka
Makeup - Laurie Hallak
Colorist - Dylan O’Brien
2nd Assistant Director - Tiffani Ann Mills
Additional AD - Craig Kiriokos
Gaffer - JB Culp
Assistant Camera - Casey Oberhansli
Script Supervisor - Tiffani Ann Mills
Director’s Assistant - Molly Russell
Set Medic - Amy Larsen
Location Manager - Travis Farrell
Accounting - Shareen Pena
Catering - Tupper & Amy Russell
Graphic Designer - Joseph Czerwonka
Production Assistants: Ashley Rae Johnson
Travis & Casey Farrell
Kevin & Annette Miller
Travis & Becca Smith
Rick & Betty Czerwonka
Dylan, Holly & Dustin O’Brien
Herman & Nathan Johannsen
J. Sebastian Fendelander
Bobby & Amanda Moresco
Danny Roew & Mikki Mammil
Josh & Adrienne Evilsizor
Keith Jeffries & Carrie Keagan