About the FilmmakersPrior to collaborating on their first feature, Brooklyn-based friends Brian Cassidy, Aaron Hillis & Jennifer Loeber had each fallen into filmmaking from divergent paths...
Originally from the Poughkeepsie area near where Fish Kill Flea was shot, Brian has worked as a photographer for such commercial and editorial clients as The United Nations, UNICEF, and Colors Magazine. He was a winner of the Photo District News Photo Annual, and recently earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Two short films he co-directed with Melanie Shatzky, God Provides and The Delaware Project, premiered at the 2007 Sundance and Rotterdam film festivals.
Aaron is a freelance writer and film critic whose work has been published in the pages of The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Spin, MovieMaker and Premiere Magazine, plus online at IFC News, GreenCine Daily, and the Reeler. As a passionate cinephile, he is also partner to Benten Films, a new DVD distribution label that launched its first release, Joe Swanberg's LOL, in 2007.
Jennifer received her BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art, and her collections have been seen all over the U.S., including in F-Stop, File Magazine, and Humble Media's Group-Show, who exhibited her work in NYC in 2007. While pursuing fine art projects, she has also worked as a photo editor and director at several national fashion magazines, including Allure, Glamour and Instyle.