Patrick Daughters, New York, NY
Patrick was born in Berkley, CA in 1976. An accomplished painter, he studied film and psychology at NYU, completing two shorts: "In Life We Soar," and "Any Creature." His work has been seen around the world and received awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Chicago International Film Festival, and Hamptons International Film Festival. He is currently finishing his first feature-length screenplay and has two shorts planned for production in the coming year. He resides in New York City

Unloved
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Tyler Spangler and Michael Cioni, Los Angeles, CA
Filmmakers Tyler Spangler and Michael Cioni met at last years' National Student Emmy Awards. Southern Illinois University graduate Cioni was awarded first place for the second year in a row for his Entertainment News Magazine Program, while San Diego State alum Spangler took the top honor for best drama. This was also the second Emmy for Spangler, who won first place in the music category the previous year.

After graduating, Spangler and Cioni have collaborated on a wide variety of projects and are currently based in Los Angeles

Cutting Room Floor
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Francisco Aliwalas, New York, NY
Francisco Aliwalas' shorts have aired on Nickelodeon, London's Children's Channel and won first place in AFI/Sony Visions of U.S. video competition and AsianAvenue.com's Golden Reel Awards. Francisco wrote, directed and starred in the independent feature, DISORIENTED, which showcased at over one dozen film festivals and won the Jean Renoir Storytelling Award. He currently resides in Manhattan.

Carnal Noise
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Julian Cautherley, Glendale, CA
Born in Hong Kong to an English father and Chinese mother, Julian began his education at a Chinese school before moving to boarding school in England. Despite being forever in love with films, Julian went on to complete an undergraduate degree in Business in London and moved into marketing & advertising for a couple of years.

After scurrying around as a PA on Rush Hour and Return to Paradise in Hong Kong, Julian set sail for the bright lights of Hollywood, graduating from USC's Peter Stark Producing Program where he made two shorts: "A Child's Tale" and "Blue Haven.

Article Number One
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Rich Gallup, Keene, NH
Rich majored in Film and Video at Middlebury College where he channeled his talents into such digital video productions as "Curse of the Ninja" and the campus-wide cable access phenomenon "The Ben and Rich Show" co-starring his roommate Ben Coello. He also found time to provide color commentary on WRMC 91.1 FM for Panther Hockey, DJ the weekly hip-hop show "anything goes ill," and play copious amounts of Perfect Dark and Mario Kart.

Rich now spends his time planning for the future, putting together a pilot for "The Ben and Rich Show Gone Cable," and researching potential post-graduate film studies in a library of over twenty thousand movies known as Video Headquarters. He hopes to make the leap to the West Coast as soon as he learns to drive standard.

Rewind
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Sean Heflin, New York, NY
(with Christopher Reves)

Sean was a major contributor to many new media projects including the MoMA online store (momastore.org), the promotional site for Hugo fragrances (hugo.com) and the promotional site for Cecil B Demented (www.dementedforever.com), the new John Waters cult film Created for Artisan Entertainment.

In 1998 Sean's interests began to expand into video and film. Out of frustration from a lack of opportunities for first time directors, he decided to produce and direct a music video for a New York electronica band, Bisexion 69.

This experience opened up a whole new world. Sean's next project took him to southern France where he shot a music video for Fiona Lehn and produced his first short film, "Tock, Tock," which was picked up by HBO. Currently Sean is working with USA Cable as senior designer, creating the on-air / online look and feel for a new Channel, called CRIME, launching Q2 2002.

Suburban Nightmare
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Peter Hunziker, West Hills, CA
APeter, a Northern California native, now resides in Los Angeles where he attends UCLA Film School as a screenwriting and film production major. His fifty-second film, You Too Could Be a Winner! (about a delusional game show enthusiast) won the 2001 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award and was exhibited on 13,000 screens nationwide as pre-show entertainment -- and here on HYPNOTIC.COM. Peter is once again a finalist in this year's Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award competition with his film Don't Give Away the Ending! (about a theatre patron who risks missing the twist ending of a movie when nature calls) and is currently awaiting the outcome and hoping to be the first two time winner of the competition. Peter is also busy at work completing his feature screenplay The Falls, a unique and quirky heist comedy set against the backdrop Niagara Falls.

Corner of the Eye
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David McMillan, Santa Monica, CA
David's twisted sensibility naturally led him to the wacky world of filmmaking. He attended Yale, where he received a degree in English and honed his writing and acting skills. David entered USC's School of Cinema-Television in Fall 2000, where he is currently a graduate student in the production program. He has written and directed six short films, one of which, "Living the Dream," was recently accepted into the Hollywood Black Film Festival. He is currently revising a number of feature screenplays, and just finished producing a half-hour documentary about breaking into the music business.

His favorite directors are Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, and Luis Bunuel.

Darkness Visible
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Chris Milnes, Cresskill, NJ
After graduating high school, Chris disappointed his family and teachers by not taking advantage of art school scholarships in order to pursue a career in live rock & roll music.

Making movies on the sly was always a private priority and joy, but was now becoming more and more public. Once asked in an interview "When making a film, are you more Artist or Scientist? - Chris replied. "How about amateur masochist?"

In 1996, Chris joined a design firm named Axis360 in Edgewater NJ and hasn't been seen during daylight hours since. "Being a partner at the design firm changed everything. I get free magazine subscriptions now and play really loud music without my mom getting all pissed-off".

Del
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Christopher Reves, New York, NY
(with Sean Heflin)
Christopher began adult life as a college student studying psychology and philosophy. He then left the academic study of human life for a Kerouacian living of it. This took him through various joe-jobs in various cities, including New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. After acquiring a trade tec degree in computer programming, he worked in Manhattan as a c/c++ programmer and then walked through the valley of the shadow of death, a.k.a. law school, before finding deliverance into the world of new media.

He now lives in the suburban desert of Southern California where he provides concepts and written content for traditional and digital entertainment outlets. In his spare time he plays with mathematics and physics, with a particular interest in the quest for perpetual motion.

Suburban Nightmare
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Chris Schwartz, Sherman Oaks, CA
Chris has an extensive background in film, with experience ranging from development to post-production. He started his career as a production assistant for Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, working on the production of such films as "The Lost World," "Snow Falling On Cedars" and "The Sixth Sense." He also worked with Kennedy/Marshall as the post-production coordinator on "Congo" and "The Indian in the Cupboard". Chris wrote and directed the 35mm short film, "The Continuing Adventures of Kid Dynamo", a finalist in Hypnotic's Million Dollar Film Festival . He currently works in the Education and Training department at the American Film Institute and one day hopes to be able to make a living as a film director, and to date a lingerie model.

Dinner with Kip
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