SHANNON McMAHON LICHTE
Shannon McMahon Lichte has had a multi-faceted career, working as a writer/director/producer in independent film, as well as working in television.
As a director, McMahon Lichte completed the film, “Music For People Who Can’t Go Home”, which received a pick of the month from the Independent Filmmakers Network, Shooting People. It can currently be viewed on Vimeo
She is a producing partner at GADA Films in Los Angeles and produced "Our Very Own," starring Allison Janney, and Keith Carradine, The film received a 2006 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Janney's performance and currently plays on Amazon on demand.
In Fall 2007, McMahon Lichte traveled to India where she line produced "Seven Days in Slow Motion" an independent children's film, produced by Kanth Films in a US/India co-production. She headed up a crew of 60.
Previously, McMahon Lichte was an associate producer on Sandra Bullock’s writing/directing debut, "Making Sandwiches" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She was also a story analyst for Bullock’s production company, where she was hired by Miramax to rewrite "Kate and Leopold”, working with screenwriter Steven Rogers. She has also worked as a screenwriter for actress Julia Stiles.
In Television, McMahon Lichte has been an Executive Producer, Supervising Producer, Field Director and Casting Director for a variety of Reality/Non Scripted series on Discovery Channel, MTV, TLC, OWN and Animal Planet.
McMahon Lichte is also a published author. Her book, "Irish Wedding Traditions," was published by Hyperion Books in 2001 and is now in it's 3rd reprinting.
Richard Lichte has produced both theater and short films, often working with his wife. He is director and lighting designer, currently heading into this 14th year as the co-head of the lighting design department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Lichte brings years of script development to the project, having worked as a dramaturge at Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City and as the artistic director of the Red Earth Ensemble Theater.
He has directed plays Off-Broadway as well as at Ensemble Studio Theater and Synchronicity Space in New York City.
Joseph DiGiovanna is a Filmmaker and Composer based in New York City. Recent credits include an original piano composition for a Blackberry commercial announcing their new phone and cinematography for Bruce Weber’s short film “Date With Dad”, the first film in Bruce Weber’s All American series. Joseph is honored to have been cinematographer for Bruce Weber over the years on projects for clients including Gucci, Dior Homme, Shinola, British Vogue, Barneys, and Vanity Fair.
Joseph is currently in year two of creating a thirty-year time-lapse of the skyline of Manhattan, carefully documenting large changes such as buildings rising to the sky and equally carefully documenting small changes like a sailboat passing through the Hudson River. Next up for Joseph is shooting and editing the short film, “The Pond”, which is the first in a series of films directed by Regina Harris and Gerald DecCock.
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He has written the screenplays for a number of successful films, including “Kate and Leopold”, “Hope Floats”, “P.S. I Love You” and most recently “Love the Coopers”, which had an all-star cast headed up by Diane Keaton and John Goodman.
He is currently working his original film about Tonya Harding, which he has written as well as produces and will star Margot Robbie.
He is thrilled to recently come on board as an Executive Producer for “Walking the Wild Colonial”, championing the film for his long time friend and colleague, Shannon McMahon Lichte.