CREW

Josh Finn Writer + Director

Kevin Frakes Producer

Chris Lytwyn Director of Photography

Eric Van Speights Art Director

Ray Muhammad Editor

John H Han Visual Effects Supervisor

David Hawthorne Composer

Nabaté Isles Music Supervisor

Allan Zaleski Supervising Sound Editor

Yule Kim Assistant Director

Nick D'Emilio Still Photographer

Leo Won Hair & Make-up Designer

 

CAST

Stephan Paternot Narrator

Johanna Goldstein Maggie

James Chutter Medical Examiner Wilhougby

Leo Fialho Priest

 

CREW

Josh Finn Writer + Director

When not writing self-aggrandizing bios, Josh Finn – a recent NYU grad with a dual honors degree in film and history – can be found shooting behind-the-scenes documentaries in Europe, organizing political rallies, or running 17:00 minute 5Ks. Time Enough at Last is his debut film, and he currently has a number of screenplays in various stages of completion and development. Contact: finn@time-enough.com

 

Kevin Frakes Producer

Kevin Frakes actively pursues independent filmmaking through his company, Palm-Star Productions, Inc. Palm-Star is in development on a slate of 3 feature films with a fund offering tentatively set at 4 million dollars. The company also controls the rights to 2 other feature film scripts that will be developed after completion of the three-picture film fund. For his work on The Truce, Kevin was awarded the prize of “Best Producer” at the New York Magazine-sponsored First Run Film Festival. The film also won several other awards including a 2nd Place Emmy for Drama at the 23rd Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation College TV Awards. The Truce was an award recipient at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2001 and took second place for best picture at the Annual Skyy Vodka Short Film Festival. Kevin received his BFA in Film and Television Production from the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he concentrated in producing. Kevin is currently completing his MBA at Yale University, where he is concentrating in Finance and Strategy. Kevin also freelances as a business consultant in Connecticut, giving financial and operational advice to various businesses in order to boost efficiency and overall effectiveness.

 

Chris Lytwyn Director of Photography

As a young DP, Chris has gathered quite an impressive list of credits, including commercials, music videos and numerous shorts. His background includes studies in architecture and design, which proved to be especially useful on Time Enough at Last. The execution of well-balanced compositions based on the geometry of the various locations served as a visual theme throughout the film. Always trying to perfect the art of anamorphic cinematography, Chris considers this film one of his best.

 

Eric Van Speights Art Director

Eric Van Speights is a NY based, multimedia Artist and Designer. The son of a writer and an Emmy-award winning cinematographer - Eric's exposure to the arts began early in life. Trained in video, photography and multimedia works, Speights received his Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from New York University. Shortly thereafter, settling into Brooklyn to launch his Design Studio specializing in Print and Interactive media.

As a designer, Eric has experienced a variety of projects for clients ranging from Mercedes' Benz's Fashion Week to the historic Robert A.M. Stern Architects. For his work in the arts, Eric has received a number accolades over the years, recently including the Jack Goodman Grant for Art in Technology and 3 time successive receipt of the Rudin Awards. His works in both Art and design have been featured in a number of publications, most recently, HalfProjects, Absolutearts and Swingset magazine. Currently, Speights is a Principal to the NY arts group, Blackbox and co-founder to the emerging, Negative Space, an arts initiative, founded by Speights and Tomoko Ashikawa of PH gallery. Speights' work has taken him from the Coasts of Africa through Latin America. At present, he is working from his Brooklyn Studio and showing at galleries and venues throughout North America. Time Enough At Last, is Eric's first film production.

 

Ray Muhammad Editor

Editor Ray Muhammad has honed his craft as an editor in the advertising industry for the past five years cutting numerous commercials and music videos as well as short films. An accomplished screenwriter and director in his own right, Ray has directed the short film Proof Positive, which has screened at several festivals in the U.S. and abroad, and the short film A Tight Spot which is currently making the festival rounds and is garnering favorable reviews. The multi-threat filmmaker is currently in preproduction on the short film Touched and will make his feature film debut later this year with the Urban Martial Arts Drama The Way, which he will independently produce as well.

 

John H Han Visual Effects Supervisor

John Han, a native New Yorker, had an early interest in guerilla filmmaking and out-of-the-garage visual effects. Armed with a video8 camcorder and 60mhz apple computer, he set out to create the kind of FX he saw on TV.  He started his professional career at age 17 as a digital compositor at Curious Pictures in New York City, where he worked on commercials, music videos and television shows.  Towards the end of his senior year of college, John met Josh Finn for coffee in Greenwich Village and got involved with Time Enough at Last.  Originally, he was supposed to be a simple visual effects consultant for "a few" VFX shots.  He ended up becoming the VFX supervisor and lead artist.  After completing his studies at the School of Visual Arts, where he honed his fine arts skills, he worked as Technical Director at The Orphanage in San Francisco on Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids 3D.  Now at age 22, he is the 3D Technical Director at EntityFX in Santa Monica, where he oversees all 3D work for the WB series Smallville.  His love for guerilla filmmaking and out-of-the-garage, cost cutting effects shines through in his work on Time Enough at Last.

 

David Hawthorne Composer

David Hawthorne is a digital music artist / composer. He is a graduate of the Studio Arts and Communications program at NYU's Steinhart School. He is also an accomplished painter, sculptor, digital photographer, and poet. In addition to his score for Time Enough at Last, David composed and produced original music elements for "Projects From Hell," a digital art showcase produced at the Center for Advanced Digital Applications at NYU and exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Aug-Sep, 2002).

 

Nabaté Isles Music Supervisor

Nabaté Isles is a trumpeter/composer/educator, born and raised in New York City. He went on to receive a BM at the Eastman School of Music and MA from New York University. He has participated in the Thelonious Monk Institute's Jazz Aspen and its Jazz Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He was a featured soloist with the Rochester Pops Orchestra and toured with the José Limon Dance Company. Nabaté has performed and/or recorded with numerous esteemed musicians such as James Newton, Mike Longo, Charli Persip, Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Buster Williams, Grady Tate, Uri Caine, Jay Hoggard, Marty Ehrlich, Christian McBride, David Gilmore, and the Mingus Big Band. He has also composed scores for 3 short films. He's currently an adjunct professor of Music Technology at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.

 

Allan Zaleski Supervising Sound Editor

Allan Zaleski is a New York based sound editor at the world renowned C5 Inc. His expansive list of credits includes, The Ice Storm, Men in Black, 4 Little Girls, The Big Lebowski, Boys Don't Cry, Sleepy Hollow, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Shaft, The Man Who Wasn't There, Sunshine State, American Splendor, Angels in America, Maria Full of Grace, and Jonathan Demme's upcoming version of The Manchurian Candidate. Allan, along with Rick Chefalas, Serge Stanley and rerecording mixer Bob Chefalas, forged the fantastic sounds of Time Enough at Last.

 

Yule Kim Assistant Director

Yule Kim was born on June 19th, 1981 in Danbury, CT. During the intervening years between then and now, he had aspirations and anxieties, tragedies and triumphs, and the occasional epiphany that were not dissimilar to others of his age. One day he found himself settled in Brooklyn, NY writing a short autobiographical paragraph for the DVD and website of his friend’s short film, which Mr. Kim assisted in creating. One would normally think that Mr. Kim would initially have found it odd to write about himself in the third person, but this was a mode of narrative that he had always found more natural and honest than the deceptive first person perspective now commonly used in the overripe, realist fictions churned out by MFA workshops and supposedly literary communes. What was truly discomforting to Mr. Kim was the genre of his little piece, the autobiography, which he had scrupulously avoided in the past due to their intrinsically tired, self-indulgent nature. So, he instead decided to write a memoir, the only genre he despised more than the autobiography, but even then ran into difficulties since fictions of that type normally require the dreaded first person narrative, interspersed with the occasional “I” to weave a verisimilitude of intimacy with the reader. Even there, he had failed. But, rather than the silence which would have salvaged a modicum of dignity for Mr. Kim, he instead decided to write about his birth by using only the barest facts and a vague description of the interlude between now and then, and for even stranger reasons, known only to him, ended with a sentence apropos to nothing in the paragraph. He had for the longest time found it difficult to sleep and would wake at dusk thinking it a Homeric dawn, suffused with abhorrence since he would soon forget his dream, one redolent of Norway and accents of the arctic North.

 

Nick D'Emilio Still Photographer

Nick D'Emilio has been taking breathtaking photographs since 1995. He holds a BFA in photography from Parson's School of Design. He has shot promotional stills for four films since Time Enough at Last. His most recent work can be seen in InStyle, Vogue, and phone kiosks everywhere. Contact: ND@nickdemilio.com

 

Leo Won Key Hair and Make-up

Leo Won is a New York City based hair and make-up designer who has worked on countless feature films. His credits include Sundance selections, The Mudge Boy (starring Emile Hirsch, Tom Guiry, Richard Jenkins and Pablo Schreiber) and Second Best (starring Joe Pantoliano, Jennifer Tilly, Paulina Porzkova, Boyd Gaines, and Bronson Pinchot). He was also the key make-up artist on Cosmopolitan for PBS (with Carol Kane) and Robot Stories. Among others, he's worked with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, and Justin Theroux. Leo will make his directing debut in 2004 with a short film to be written by Josh Finn.

 

CAST

Stephan Paternot Narrator

Stephan Paternot has a round about story about getting into film. Born in 1974 to a French father and American mother, Steph grew up in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and briefly the United States for the first eighteen years of his life. In 1992, he moved to America to attend Cornell University. In 1994 he cofounded theglobe.com whilst still attending college. By age 24 Paternot set stock market history when he successfully took theglobe.com public with a record setting IPO pushing his company valuation to over $1Billion—and rocketing his net worth to over $97 million. In his six years as CEO, he raised nearly $200 million and assembled a world-class management team. His Company was frequently ranked as one of the top thirty sites in the world with revenues climbing to $30 million in 2000. Shortly thereafter, at 26, Steph left the company and his fortunes behind to take some much needed time off and regain his sanity. As a first step to recovery he published his hi-flying internet adventures in a tell all book called A Very Public Offering. He then finally threw himself into his lifelong dream of being in the film industry, working as both an actor and a film producer. Paternot, represented by UTA, one of Hollywood's most influential talent agencies, produced and starred in Shutter, a finalist at four film festivals, and has now completed his second film, Wholey Moses, co-starring Linda Hamilton and Shannyn Sossamon, which screened at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival. Paternot is also adapting A Very Public Offering to the big screen.


Johanna Goldstein
Maggie

Johanna Goldstein is a 22 year-old graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. Throughout the past four years she has studied film, theater, fiction, literature, and photography, with a leading major in the many wondrous uses (and varieties) of cheese. She is an internet poker champion, as well as an aficionado of the art of "flamenco!" She most enjoys, however, wearing black, drinking coffee, and looking vaguely bored and depressed, yet oddly interesting and mysterious. In Time Enough At Last Johanna Goldstein plays Maggie, a conflicted young girl who is hopelessly and eventually bitterly entwined in her desire to keep her family together.  Johanna Goldstein believes that she could forge a very productive career as an editor for "saucy" and "tantalizing" romance novels.

 

James Chutter Medical Examiner Wilhougby

James Chutter has enjoyed an expansive career in the film industry, working as a director, writer, and actor. As a director, James has travelled the globe shooting in Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and the States. He has written for television, film and advertising, but maintains his love for poetry. James’ face can be seen promoting numerous products in his many nationally and internationally airing commercials. He can be seen opposite Miranda Richardson and Kirsten Kreuk in ABC’s Snow White, as well as, shooting up the screen in UPN’s Level 9 and Showtime’s Jeremiah. Coincidentally, James also played a photographer in UPN’s new version of The Twilight Zone. James hopes to work soon with Mr. Finn on his upcoming projects.

 

Leo Fialho Priest


Born in New York City to Brazilian parents, Leo Fialho grew up moving between five different cities, and two different countries – the United States and Brazil.  While in high school, in Los Angeles, he discovered a passion for acting soon taking the stage in school plays and co-hosting a small vignette show on Fox Kids Latin America (Brazil) entitled Fox Kids Hollywood.  But after working as Production Assistant on a feature film in Brazil his ever-present passion for film solidified into a goal to become a film director.  While attending New York University Leo wrote, produced and directed six original short films and one music video.  He has also worked as producer and production assistant on various short films, commercials and music videos in New York City.  Leo has maintained his love for acting by appearing in a plethora of student films at N.Y.U.  Time Enough at Last concludes his acting list of student shorts by making a cameo as the priest in his Josh Finn’s gripping short.  Since his graduation he has gone on to direct two more music videos, including one shot on location in Jamaica.  Currently moving back to Los Angeles to work on a feature film as an assistant Leo is developing an idea influenced by Kieslowski’s Decalogue.