KYLE HIGGINS - DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER/SOUND DESIGNER

Kyle Higgins, born June 12, 1985, is a New York Times Best Selling writer (Batman: Gates of Gotham) and graduate of Chapman University's Film Production program. Originally from Homer Glen, IL, at the age of seven Kyle discovered the 1978 version of Superman. The movie first introduced Kyle to two of his biggest passions: filmmaking and comic books. With his fascination for superheroes fueling his love of cinema, Kyle began to pursue a career in directing at a very early age.

After two years of studying film and creative writing at the University of Iowa, Kyle transferred to Chapman University in Orange, CA. In the fall of 2006, Kyle took on an internship with The Donners' Company. The unpaid position provided Kyle an opportunity to work for Director Richard Donner, the man responsible for the film that introduced Kyle to cinema. From 2007-2008, Kyle co-wrote (with Alec Siegel) and directed The League as his senior thesis at Chapman. The film opened many doors, including Marvel and DC Comics, and after a series of one shots with Alec, Kyle co-created The Nightrunner (DC) with David Hine and launched two miniseries in the spring of 2011: Supreme Power (Marvel) and Batman: Gates of Gotham (DC).

Kyle is currently writing Nightwing for DC, and is represented by Geoff Morley at UTA.

ALEC SIEGEL - CO-WRITER/SECOND UNIT DIRECTOR

Alec Siegel is a graduate of Illinois State University, where he holds a bachelor's degree in English Studies, and a minor in Cinema Studies.

Alec first began writing during high school, where, as a senior, his original screenplay The Cabin won the school wide award for "Best Work of Fiction." Since then, he has written over ten short films, and has directed his screenplays for both The Battle for the Big One and The Switch. During the summer of 2006, Alec and Kyle Higgins began discussing an idea for a "superhero murder mystery." The idea quickly developed into The League.

 

ANDREW M. DAVIS - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew M. Davis is a native of the pacific northwest and graduate of the Dodge College of Film and Television at Chapman University. He is an award winning filmmaker recently honored with the prestigous American Society of Cinematographers Heritage Award as well as two Cecil Awards for Best Cinematography. A diverse range of projects has taken him from the war torn streets of Iraq to the dense jungles of Honduras and beyond. He looks forward to continued work as an international filmmaker with the aim of creating projects which both inspire and entertain.

MICHAEL CAMPBELL - PRODUCER

Michael is a graduate of Chapman University where he majored in Film Production, and received a minor in Business Administration. His career objective is to produce for film and television. During his time at Chapman University, he produced 5 short films, along with serving in numerous other crew positions. In the fall of 2007, Michael produced Plates, which was the recipient of a $10,000 dollar grant as part of the Location Filmmaking Program. Plates has been an official selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival, as well as Best Fest America. Michael also produced The Substitute, which won Best Picture of the Year at Chapman University's annual Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Awards.

Michael interned for two accomplished producers during his senior year of college. In the fall he interned at Scott Rudin Productions, and in the Spring he interned for David Foster. Both were exciting, and eye opening experiences for him. He also worked at Opper Sports Productions, Inc., as a production assistant and assistant editor for the past 5 years. He has edited trailers for the movies Fin and Ultimate Sessions along with serving as a production assistant for the television show FiNS? which currently airs on FUEL TV.


WLADYSLAW CZERSKI - PRODUCER

Growing up in the Midwest, Wladyslaw Czerski graduated from the prestigious Cranbrook Kingswood High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, after attending Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio. As a part of an immigrant family who had nothing when they came to the United States, Wladyslaw - who likes to go by Adzio - has a very strong work ethic and loves seeing things through to the end.

He is currently enrolled at Chapman University, pursuing a double major in Screenwriting and Economics. He has taken his passion for filmmaking, and his goal of producing feature-length motion pictures, seriously enough to add a business degree to his academic path. Over the past few years Adzio has produced over a dozen student films, with his latest project being the only Junior-level film to be nominated at Chapman University's annual Dodge College of Film and Media Arts awards. Adzio is extremely dedicated to seeing his films through to their end, and works tirelessly to make sure they are the best they can possibly be.

JOE CLARK - COMPOSER

Joe Clark is a Chicago based composer, conductor, and trumpeter. A recent DePaul University graduate, Joe first worked with Kyle Higgins in high school on a Kentucky Fried Chicken spec commercial, though they most recently collaborated on Higgins' 2007 short Insight. Attempting to straddle the worlds of so called "high and low art," Clark has written for dozens of different ensembles including string quartets, brass quintets, mixed electro-acoustic groups, choirs, wind ensembles, big bands, orchestras, and some groups that are just plain hard to classify. He plays with many rock, funk, and soul bands in Chicago and has performed with some of the foremost jazz musicians in the world, including Phil Woods, Wycliffe Gordon, Jim McNeely, and Wynton Marsallis.