Red, White & Wasted

Bios

ANDREI BOWDEN SCHWARTZ (DIRECTOR)

Andrei Bowden Schwartz is a cinematographer hailing from Brooklyn, NY. He made his start in film as an assistant over summer break in high school and began shooting soon after graduating from Wesleyan University. He is currently shooting Season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s POSE for FX. 

 Schwartz’s work has premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and Sundance. His credits as DP include Wakefield, starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner; The Polka King, starring Jack Black, Jenny Slate and Jason Schwartzman; and Active Adults, starring Lola Kirke, Dominic Chianese and Rosie Perez. As a director, he is behind the upcoming documentary Red, White & Wasted, an unapologetic immersion into Florida’s redneck mudding culture and its implications in Trump's America, which will make its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.

SAM B. JONES (DIRECTOR)

Sam B. Jones is a filmmaker born in Panama and raised in Washington DC and Seattle. Sam studied photography and film at Wesleyan University before moving to New York City, where he works as a director and cinematographer.

Sam’s directing career began 2012 when he directed Le1f’s breakout hit WUT which went viral, garnering millions of views online and playing in exhibitions at MOCA and the Whitney Museum. Sam has since directed numerous videos for cutting-edge young artists like Yung Jake, Danny Brown, and DonChristian. As a DP, he’s shot commercial work for clients such as Adidas, Vogue, and GE.

In addition to RED, WHITE & WASTED, Sam continues to direct commercial projects for clients such as Reebok, Avon, and Park Hyatt and is developing his own narrative feature film projects.


NOAH LANG (PRODUCER)

Noah has been producing independent film since graduating from Swarthmore College in 2010. After a stint at Cinetic Media in the Single Picture Finance and Consulting divisions, he co-founded Young Gunner Films which was a selection in the inaugural Dogfish Accelerator and went on to produce feature, short form, and ancillary content.

His films have played festivals all over the world including Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca, LAFF, Indie Memphis, Sitges, Champs Elysees, Traverse City, and dozens more and been distributed by partners such as Netflix, Hulu, DirecTV, and Vertical Entertainment. His films have participated in several labs and programs including Fantasia WIP, Cine Qua Non, Berkshire Filmmaker Summit, US in Progress and Big Vision Creative.

He most recently produced THE CLIMB based on the acclaimed Sundance short film of the same name and is in post-production on the independent drama 8000 SHOTS. He is also partnered with Gunpowder & Sky and Estuary films on a sci-fi comedy series and in development on the horror thriller THE WHITE ROOM which will be produced by Amblin Partners.


BARRY POLTERMANN (EDITOR)

Barry is a producer, director and editor, primarily working in documentary. He has edited several acclaimed feature films, including AMERICAN MOVIE (Sundance Grand Prize Winner, 1999), THE LIFE OF REILLY (SXSW, 2006), THE POOL (Sundance Jury Prize Winner, 2007), COLLAPSE (Toronto Film Festival, 2009), RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE (SXSW, 2015), and the Emmy nominated JIM & ANDY - THE GREAT BEYOND (Venice, 2017).

He is also the founder and creative director of the documentary editorial collaborative September Club, which has edited or collaborated on projects as diverse as ZEDD: TRUE COLORS (LA Film Festival, 2015); THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP (SXSW, 2017), and the Netflix multi-part documentary series THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MADELEINE MCCANN (2019).


MICHAEL T. VOLLMANN (EDITOR)

Michael T. Vollmann is a filmmaker based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Most recently, he edited the feature documentary THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP (SXSW / Sundance Now) which received the SIMA Award for Best Editing.

Previously, Michael directed the documentary short THE 414s: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS (Sundance / CNN Films) edited the ESPN 30-for-30 short MECCA: THE FLOOR THAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS and was director of photography on THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES (SXSW / IFC / NYTimes Critics’ Pick).

He is a Senior Editor at famed editorial house September Club where he regularly works on a wide range of feature and short documentary projects.


THE BLAIR BROTHERS (COMPOSERS)

Brothers Brooke and Will Blair began scoring films with childhood friend Jeremy Saulnier's debut feature, MURDER PARTY in 2007. The trio followed up with Saulnier's Cannes and Sundance favorite, BLUE RUIN (2015),  GREEN ROOM (2017) and most recently the Netflix original HOLD THE DARK ( 2019). The Blair's worked with their oldest brother Macon, scoring his directorial debut I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2017.

In addition to working on thrillers and dark dramas, the brothers have composed scores for many documentaries including BATMAN AND BILL, from director Don Argott, as well as the comedic television series THIS CLOSE and TIM AND ERIC: BEDTIME STORIES.

The brothers return to the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 with Argott's FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN, Kevin McMullin's LOW TIDE, and RED, WHITE & WASTED; the directorial debut from directors Sam B. Jones and Andrei Bowden Schwartz.