Adam Hall was born and raised in Missouri, where a lot of important stuff happened, but you'll have to pay to read about that in his sure to one day be self-published memoirs. He attended Carson-Newman College in East Tennessee, where he received his degree in Political Science and received his MFA in Directing from the University of Southern California. His thesis film, "SUDDEN DEATH!" screened in over 100 film festivals and won more than 50 awards.
Adam wrote and directed two award winning original series: RESEARCH. - starring Barry Bostwick and Doug Jones - and I HATE IT!, a satirical review show. He's also worked on a
ADAM HALL - writer/director
MELANIE HALL - producer
Melanie Hall hails from the great state of Pennsylvania, which is far better then being from New Jersey. She received her master’s degree in Film Production, producing multiple award-winning short films during her time there.
After moving to Los Angeles, Melanie found work as a producer’s assistant on several blockbuster films from Paramount, Universal Studios and Sony Pictures.
Besides being the award-winning producer on SUDDEN DEATH!, RESEARCH., and I HATE IT!, Melanie has worked in a variety of positions on such major motion pictures as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3, GHOST RIDER, REIGN OVER ME, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, and DOOMSDAY.
NICK HRYCIW - producer
Nick Hryciw is a native of the beautiful southern state of North Carolina. Nick has worked extensively throughout the agency and production worlds gaining a multitude of experience from some of the most influential players in the motion picture industry today.
He has produced several award winning short films, as well as a made for TV movie during his time on both coasts. He is also an award-winning producer of film festival darling SUDDEN DEATH!, and web series RESERACH. and I HATE IT!
KAHLE MCCANN - writer/actor
In the words of Adam Hall, "Kahle McCann is one of the finest gentlemen I've ever met ever in my whole life...and you can quote me on that...or my name's not Adam Hall!" And his name was Adam Hall, so that's how we know it's true.
Kahle is entertainer by nature and will someday be one by trade. When asked "What is it you do, Kahle?" his response is often "Do you mean aside from being unemployed?" The typical response to which is "Yes." And Kahle's follow up answer is generally "Writing, acting, and novelty music." Which inevitably provokes the question, "What is novelty music?" And the conversation just goes on and on and everyone feels enlightened by the end of it.
RYAN WEEDA - director of photography
Ryan Weeda grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a B.S. In Engineering Physics from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. While a student at Westmont he began doing freelance video work and quickly decided that a life working in the fast paced world of physics perhaps wasn't going to be the best fit for him.
He then attended Chapman University where he received an M.F.A. in Film Production with an Emphasis in Cinematography and was mentored by Bill Dill, ASC. He received a nomination for Chapman University's Cecil Awards for Best Graduate Cinematography for his work on his thesis film, New World Water.
Since graduating, he has served as the Director of Photography for several commercials, web-series and promotional videos. He is very pleased to be part of the crew for Research and also pleased with writing biographies in the third-person.
JOSH LONG - 1st assistant director
Josh Long studied film and theatre at Bryan College and the Los Angeles Film Studies Center.
Since 2009 he has been working as an Assistant Director in LA, working primarily in feature film. His experience as a 1st Assistant Director spreads across a wide range of genres – from drama to horror to action to comedy. In addition to working as an AD, Josh has written and directed several projects, including the award-winning mockumentary For the Title. A lover of cinema theory and history, he dedicates much personal study to the art of film, and occasionally contributes to the cinefile podcast and website Battleship Pretension.
In his spare time Josh enjoys literature, 70s rock, and Ultimate Frisbee. He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife Meghan.
number of reality/documentary TV shows, including THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, GHOST HUNTERS, DIRTY JOBS, WICKED TUNA, and many others. Adam is currently an Associate Producer on Season 2 of WICKED TUNA:NORTH VS SOUTH on Nat Geo, and teaches film, television and screenwriting at Azusa Pacific University.
Adam lives in Los Angeles with his awesome toddler, Riley, and his amazing wife, partner and producer, Melanie, with whom he co-owns Mildly Fearsome Films. MFF is currently developing multiple features and original series.