About the Filmmakers

A native of Chicago suburbia, ADAM DAVENPORT (Writer/Director) is twenty-six years old. His  thesis film, MIDNIGHT SON, which he shot on 35mm with Clint Eastwood’s cinematographer Tom Stern, became the recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Award, a distinction shared by the first films of Steven Soderbergh and Paul Thomas Anderson. He studied film, drama and literature at Yale and works consistently in theater, music videos and film production. Davenport loves working with actors and has worked with Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Terrence Howard, Jane Lynch, Ed Harris, Alicia Silverstone, William Fichtner and Frances Conroy, among others.

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Davenport behind the RED camera, August 2009

A native of southern California, JOHN KAYE (Author, Co-Writer) has been a journalist, playwright and screenwriter on films including AMERICAN HOT WAX and WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Kaye was producer and writer of THE LOHMAN AND BARKELEY SHOW, a late-nite live, 90 minute, satirical show that ran for a year on KNBC, the NBC affiliate in L.A. in 1971. A precursor to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Kaye gave Barry Levinson, Craig T. Nelson, John Amos (GOOD TIMES), and McClean Stevenson (MASH) their first jobs in the entertainment business.

FEATURE FILMS:
FOREVER LULU (writer/director) Millennium Films (starring Melanie Griffith and Patrick Swayze) – 2001
WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM (writer) – Universal, 1980
AMERICAN HOT WAX (writer) – Paramount, 1978
RAFFERTY AND THE GOLD DUST TWINS (writer) – Warner Bros., 1975

THEATRICAL PLAYS:
TEN MILES FROM TULSA – December 2001
CHERRY TERRY, THE ROCKIN’ ROBIN – Theatre 6470, 1993
SIXTEEN – 42 – Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 1985

NOVELS:
THE HOLY GHOST – May, 2006
THE DEAD CIRCUS – Atlantic Monthly Press, Aug, 2002
STARS SCREAMING Atlantic Monthly Press/Published October, 1997

John Kaye, author of STARS SCREAMING and THE DEAD CIRCUS

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3 Responses to “About the Filmmakers”

  1. Wow, you’ve come a long way from the fine young 12 year old who assisted banking customers…I’m thrilled you’re in this field. Persistence and tenacity will guide you to your dream. BELIEVE!

  2. I’m curious. What is your best shot for who’s responsible for Bobby Fuller’d death – Manson & followers or Frank Sinatra?

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