Key Production Personnel
BETTE S. MARGOLIS, M.A., EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & SCREENWRITER, co-owner,Phoenix Shakti Productions. Was writer/producer for Women In The Arts, an interview cable program for Bay Cable Vision, San Francisco East Bay Area. Wrote, illustrated or helped to publish dozens of children’s books, and taught writing and illustration to adult students at a number of colleges and universities. Wrote and published three books: A Heart Full of Love,ALIVE and WELL: Into the New Millennium With Edgar Cayce’s Health Care Wisdom, Volumes I and II. Held degrees in English/journalism and art. Was lead producer for A Heart Full of Love when she died unexpectedly on February 17, 2008.
GEORGE SCHWIMMER, PH.D., EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, co-owner, Phoenix Shakti Pro-ductions. Was a theatre director and producer for thirty years, taught theatre and directed at two colleges and a university, helped to start three theatres and a college theatre department, directed forty plays, served as VP of Development for a TV film company. Published three books: The Search For David, DAVID: leaves from the journal of a soul, andAdventures In Consciousness: Accessing Inner Realities, as well as writing screen plays and occasionally acting. Has degrees and certificates in literature/philosophy, theatre, film and TV. Contact: http://www.AHeartFull.com.
ASA SHUMSKAS-TAIT, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR. Is a writer and director. His first comic book, Consumed, from Platinum Studios, will be released in trade paperback in 2009, and his animation work can be seen at the Real Deal show at the Venetian in Las Vegas. He and several friends from the USC film program founded hybrid media studio Psychic Bunny, and they work in downtown Los Angeles’ Old Bank District. Contact: http://www.psychicbunny.com.
ALICE NICHOLAS WOOD, COMPOSER. Studied at N. C. School of the Arts, then U.S.C., classical music composition and film scoring. Worked for music editor Nick South on Rolfe Kent scores like Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and Wedding Crashers. Was music editor on a number of films, has scored numerous feature films, short films, and commercials, recently completed her score for the feature film American Primitive. Contact: http://www.alicenicholaswood.com
PSYCHIC BUNNY, MEDIA STUDIO. Founded by four graduates of the University of Southern California (Rick Castañeda, Asa Shumskas-Tait, Doug Spice, and Jesse Vigil), who studied in film production, screenwriting, creative writing, and interactive design. Their collective work experience includes feature films, video game design and testing, graphic design, expository writing, web and motion design. Animated A Heart Full of Love. Contact: http://www.psychicbunny.com.
CHRISTIE HAUCK, LEAD ANIMATOR. Currently motion graphics artist at Cosgrove Meurer Productions, greater Los Angeles area. Previously freelance animator at Psychic Bunny. Graduate of The Art Institute of California San Diego. Contact: http://www.christiehauck.com