Joseph Paul Stachura (Writer/Producer/Director): Mr. Stachura is the founder and Managing Artistic Director of both the Knightsbridge Theatre and The National American Shakespeare Company. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Stachura had already appeared in several stage plays, and made his debut on film and television by the age of fifteen. Seeking growth as an actor and artist, he relocated to England and started, what turned out to be five years of traveling, learning, and working all around the world. Spending long periods of time in London, Europe, Australia, Japan, China, India and South East Asia, has given Mr. Stachura a unique perspective on the craft of directing and acting, and nurtured in him a true passion for Film and Theatre. At the age of 26 he returned to Los Angeles and began directing and producing Shakespearean plays as well as pursuing his directing and acting career, being the 'actors director' on the feature film “The Sand Castle” in 1992, directing the video cable film “Othello” in 1992, and eventually directing the 35mm feature film “Simple Gifts” in 1998. He is also currently the writer and director of the television series “The Company” which began in 2007. Realizing a true need for a classically based theatre company in Los Angeles, Joseph built and opened the first Knightsbridge Theatre, ‘Pasadena’ in 1993 and then opened a second Knightsbridge Theatre in Los Angeles in 2000. Mr. Stachura has produced a staggering 312 productions, from Shakespeare’s entire Cannon, to Mamet, Ibsen, O’Niel, Miller and many, many more. He has written numerous stage plays and screenplays, produced feature films and is currently editing “Redemption.” Stachura himself has won Best Actor Awards for his performances as Hamlet, Cyrano, Macbeth, Richard the Third, and Lenny in Of Mice and Men, and has also won many awards for directing and producing, including best director of the year for his brilliant productions of “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Cyrano,” and “Macbeth.” Knightsbridge productions have received well over a hundred awards and accolades over the last fifteen years, including an Award Resolution from the California State Senate and Senator Adam P. Schiff, but Mr. Stachura’s greatest pride comes from nurturing and seeing the growth of his fellow directors, actors and writers.
Tim Sloan (Sound Designer): Tim Sloan began his obsession with all things audio at the age of 14, when he his father took him to the balcony at church to see the mixing board. All those nobs and faders; it was love at first site. He learned the board, mic setup, monitor usage, and ran the system for the next 3 years, when he discovered recording. After being disappointed with his first music demo tape, he went to school to get his degree in Audio Engineering, where he was instructed by the audio engineer for "Oingo Boingo", Nancy Allen. His first job was as the General Assistant to "The Smashing Pumpkins" as they completed their Adore album at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood. From there, he worked freelance, producing music for smaller, local artists at his studio in Long Beach, CA, which he named Mellow De Productions. He would also work for TWS Productions in Orange County, mixing sound live to tape for their cable television shows. In 2000, he was asked to compose and perform the score for a friend's indy short, "January." Having been intrigued by film sound for years, he volunteered to do all the audio for the film as well. This lead to lead to composing score and doing sound for several indy film trailers and another indy short, "Haven". Wanting to improve his skill and understanding of sound editing, Tim enrolled at Video Symphony Film and Television Post Production Institute in Burbank, where he learned from the best. Dialogue and ADR from Golden Reel winner, Vicky Sampson (Pirates of the Caribbean, Bad Boys II, Return of the Jedi), Sound Effects and Backgrounds from Golden Reel and Emmy nominated Rickley Dumm (Angels and Demons, Rambo, Juno, Da Vinci Code), and Foley from Golden Reel and Emmy winner Solange Shwalbe (Jon Adams, Pirates of the Caribbean, Black Hawk Down). Tim jumped at the chance to work on Joseph Stachura's Civil War era film, "Redemption." When he got the job, he knew he needed more authentic period weapons sounds. He was generously given those, and brilliant mentoring from Golden Reel nominated Charles Maynes (The Pacific, Letter from Iwo Jima, Flags of our Fathers, U-571, The Alamo).
Julia Morizawa (Associate Producer): “Redemption” is Julia’s first feature film in which she has worked behind-the-scenes as a producer. She wrote, produced and directed the original short film, “Sin & Lyle” which screened throughout the festival circuit in 2006-2007 and earned her a Best Female Filmmaker nomination at the Action Film Festival in Long Beach, CA in 2007. She also wrote, produced and starred in the original play, “Twenty-Two,” which premiered at the Knightsbridge Theatre in January 2010. The production was featured on the Silverlake segment of NBC NewsRaw and LA Theatre Review quoted, “Well, if art is supposed to imitate life, Twenty Two has accomplished its mission. The characters are totally believable, the dialogue is as natural as it gets and the acting overall is amazingly realistic.” Julia is primarily an actress and has performed in nearly 100 film, television, stage and internet productions throughout her career, which include the feature films “Judas Kiss” (to be distributed in 2011), “Tied Up” (for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress at the Denver Underground Film Festival in 2004) and “Blood & Sex Nightmare,” the internet series “Frontier Guard” and “Star Trek: Odyssey,” guest television appearances on Comedy Central, “ER” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and the lead role in the West Coast premiere of the play “Masha No Home” at East West Players. Further, Julia’s first book, “Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict,” published by Fanny Press, is available for purchase on Amazon.com.