Bibo (The Dog). Bibo met actor Stephen Angus one sunny morning while wandering the streets of Washington, D.C., and they have been fast companions ever since. From an early age, she has exhibited a keen attention to physical gesture, emotional states and the subtlest nuances of spoken communications. Her growing vocabulary of understanding is unusually large, even for a dog, and includes many useful phrases for film (like 'please be patient', and 'walk with Tim'). Bibo is not 'formally' trained, working more from a place of devotion, amusement and agreement than from 'commands'. She communicates through breath (Bibo is an acronym for 'breathing in, breathing out'), touch, movement, eye contact and, of course, voice. Like her companion Stephen, she is a mixed breed. Bibo will be nine this year and resides in Colorado with another remarkable being, her adoptive brother, Basho.
Timothy Burke (The Man). Tim is a veteran actor of the stage and screen. He has appeared in lead and supporting roles in five feature films including THE RETURN, THE DEVIL'S PLACEBO and MITCHELLVILLE (Jury Special Mention, CineVegas Film Festival). He is currently set to star in two feature films to be shot in 2004. Tim trained at National Theater Institute with Richard Digby Day and Morris Carnovsky. He has appeared in lead and supporting roles on stage productions of DEATH OF A SALEMAN, THE CRUCIBLE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST and OLIVER!
Stephen Angus (The Man with the Dog). Stephen is a veteran stage actor
who has also appeared in a number of films and television programs. An actor from the age of seven, his stage credits include leading roles at many theatres in the Midwest and on the East Coast; most recently at Victory Gardens in Chicago, where he played the Pilot in THE SWEET LITTLE PRINCE. His television credits include the recurring character Alex Carew on NBC’s HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, appearances in episodes of AMERICA'S MOST WANTED and MISSING: REWARD. Stephen has also appeared in the films QUIZ SHOW, FORREST GUMP, PECKER, and LE PELICAN.
I. Michael Toth (Write, Director, Editor). Michael has over 20 years of professional experience in the film and television industry. After graduating from the prestigious University of Arts, Film and Television Production Department in Belgrade, Michael worked as first and second assistant director on Yugoslavian feature films including PETRIJA’S CORONET; BALKAN EXPRESS; BERLIN KAPUTT and ORCHESTRA OF MY YOUTH. He wrote and directed, MAN AND TIME, a television series that was syndicated throughout Europe and was an official selection of the International Television Festival in Monte Carlo. He also wrote, produced, directed, filmed and edited three short feature films that were selected for national film festivals in Europe. Michael wrote, produced and directed several short and feature length documentaries including SCULPTURES: PIECES OF MY DREAMS (for PBS); THE FREEMASONS (distributed internationally); and UNSEEN JOURNEY (ITVA award winner distributed internationally). Michael recently adapted for the screen, ON THE OPEN ROAD, from the play by Steve Tesich (Academy Award winning screenwriter for BREAKING AWAY). His original screenplays TWO HATS and THE MAN WHO LIVED IN DREAMS are being produced by Life is a Dream Productions for production in 2005 and 2006. He is currently adapting the short film CAST IN GRAY, that he wrote, directed and edited, into a feature length film.
Christopher Gentry (Producer). Chris formed Life is a Dream Productions with Michael Toth in 2000 to produce feature films to be directed by Michael. Since graduating with a degree in Corporate Finance from Arizona State University, Chris has worked in commercial and investment banking with several leading financial institutions including FleetBoston Financial, BankBoston and Sanwa Bank. With a deep interest in film, Chris was drawn to the vibrant Chicago independent film community and began exploring opportunities to use his finance background to produce films. After reading one of Michael Toth’s scripts, Chris knew he had found a promising director. After spending three years developing four feature screenplays with Michael, CAST IN GRAY is the first of these projects to go into production.
Frank T. Herbert (Co-Producer). Frank has spent his life in the apparel and clothing business. Starting out and eventually running the family retail business, Frank went on to hold executive positions with Torino Design Group and Kenneth Cole. A long time friend of Producer Chris Gentry, he was called upon to assist with location scouting and logistical support in Macomb, Illinois, where he resides with his wife, Joanie, and their two year old daughter, Annabel.
Sasha Rendulic (Cinematographer) Sasha has been a cinematographer for various film and television productions for more than 15 years. He started his career as a photojournalist for magazines such as STUDIO and WORLD, and exclusive photographer for National Drama Theater in Croatia. He graduated with a degree in cinematography from the Academy for Film and Television Arts and worked as a camera assistant with Academy Award winning cinematographers, including Peter Biziou (ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDERNSTERN ARE DEAD) and Freddie Francis (THE PLOT). In 1991 Sasha moved to the United States and has worked on a number of film and television projects, including MR. P's DANCING SUSHI BAR (Sundance Film Festival entry); STAND BY (Pula Film Festival entry); and CONNECTING DOTS, a feature that combines both film and digital video elements, which won the award for Best Comedy at the 2003 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.
Slobodan Radovanovic (Production Designer). Bata has worked as an art director and production designer in the U.S. and Europe for the last 30 years. His film credits include CASTLE KEEP, directed by Academy Award winning director Sydney Pollack; GENGHIS KHAN, directed by Henry Lewin; THE LONG SHIPS, directed by Jack Cardiff; ENEIDE, directed by Franco Rossi; and KELLY’S HEROES, starring Clint Eastwood and Donald Sutherland. A graduate of the University of Belgrade and The American Academy of Art in Chicago, Bata is also an accomplished graphic, poster and logo designer, whose work was published in the prestigious World Encyclopedia of Graphics and Logo Design: “Top Symbols and Trademarks of the World.”
Natasha Vuchurovich Djukic (Costume Designer). Natasha has worked as a customer designer and set consultant for the last ten years in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. In Washington she designed for Woolly Mammoth Theater, Washington Jewish Theater, Howard Repertory and others. She is a co-founder with her husband, theater director, Zeljko Djukic, of TUTA Theater Company in Washington, D.C., where she also works as a designer. In 1999, Natasha received the Helen Hayes Award for costume and makeup design for QUARTET, a TUTA production. Since moving to Chicago five years ago, Natasha has designed for Ulysses Theater, Organic Theater, Steppenwolf, European Repertory, Light Opera Works and Theater at the Center.
CAST IN GRAY
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & EDITED BY
I. Michael Toth
Frank T. Herbert
I. Michael Toth
Natasha Vuchurovich Djukich
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Timothy Burke Stephen Angus Bibo
CAST IN GRAY
Written, Directed and Edited by I. Michael Toth