Cast & Crew
Jerry-Rigged Films was created by Nick Loritsch and Joshua Dragge. Film School graduates from the University of Colorado, the pair was introduced by fellow Filmmaker, Professor and Mentor, Jerry Aronson (The Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg). For this reason, they’ve aptly named their production company - Jerry-Rigged Films. The two live in Los Angeles, California and have held numerous industry jobs, ranging from TV to Feature Films. Born & Raised marks their independent feature debut. With many more projects in the pipeline, Jerry-Rigged Films is thrilled to have its first feature entry under its belt.
JOSHUA DRAGGE – Director, Editor, Producer
Joshua Dragge graduated from the University of Colorado and then moved to Los Angeles where he worked with director Antoine Fuqua, (Training Day). Joshua's interest in storytelling led him to his next project, and his directorial debut, Born & Raised. He's currently in development on the feature, Kings Of 'Caine.
NICK LORITSCH – Writer, Actor "Bubbs", Producer
Writer/Actor/Filmmaker, Nick Loritsch, graduated from the University of Colorado. His film, Vogue Models And Beer Bottles, premiered at the LA Shorts Fest. Since 2005, he's worked for DreamWorks Founder, Jeffrey Katzenberg. Born & Raised marks his feature writing and acting debuts. He's currently writing his next screenplay, Kings Of 'Caine.
JUSTIN HAMANN - Producer
Justin Hamann has experience in Marketing (DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures) and Producing (Arnold Rifkin, web-series, Freckle And Bean) and served as Marketing Manager on Indiana Jones 4 and Last Airbender. He holds a University of Kansas Film Studies degree and resides in Los Angeles where he is Marketing Manager at 7570Inc.
JULIE ANN GORDON - Producer
With over 25 years in the film industry, actor turned producer, Julie Ann Gordon, traded in her "tough girl" roles for the other side of the camera. Creating the Film Commission in Panama City, Florida, in 1996, led her to her real passion of producing TV, commercials and films.
AUSTIN ECKSTEIN - Producer
Austin Eckstein was born in Illinois, grew up in Colorado and attended Colorado State University. He moved to Los Angeles to work in film finance and other projects. Born & Raised marks his first feature credit as an Executive Producer. He's currently in development on the feature, Kings Of 'Caine.
ADAM LORITSCH - Producer
Adam attended the University of Northern Colorado and Arapahoe Community College and worked on all of his brother Nick's previous projects and wasn't going to be left out of this one. He currently works for a tech company and lives in Charlotte, NC where he makes babies.
ROB KRAETSCH – Director Of Photography
Cinematographer, Rob Kraetsch, was an award winning photographer before dedicating himself to motion pictures. His credits include features, shorts, videos, documentaries, episodics and commercials. Rob holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego and an M.F.A., in Cinematography, from the American Film Institute.
VIRGIL DICKERSON – Music Supervisor
Music Supervisor, Virgil Dickerson, has owned Suburban Home Records for the past 16 years. During that time, Suburban Home has independently released over 160 releases from acts spanning the globe. In addition to the label, Virgil handles all marketing for the Colorado-based restaurant, Illegal Pete's. www.suburbanhomerecords.com
JAY VINCENT - Composer
Composer, Jay Vincent, holds degrees in Composition, Film and Film Scoring from USC. His music can be heard in movies, TV, video games and on the stage. He’s also the Composer in Residence of Digital Entourage - a post-production company comprised of other professional USC graduates.
SKELETON SUIT – Additional Music
Skeleton Suit is an original music company, in Los Angeles, comprised of Brock Babcock and David Voyzey. Since 2006, they’ve been writing and recording music for commercials, television, film and the web. Clients include Chevy, Coca-Cola, Sprint and many others. Check out skeletonsuit.com for more.
JACKSON PYLE – Actor "Frank"
Jackson Pyle graduated from the University of West Florida with a theatre degree. He's spent 25 years on stage, in both regional theatre and on national tour. During this time, he worked on many films, commercials, training videos & voice-overs. He's currently in search of his next role.
DAWNTAVIA BULLARD – Actor "Corey"
Actress/Writer/Producer, Dawntavia Bullard, is known for her short film, Sounds Of Poetry, opposite Robin Givens. Her credits include Big Mommas House: Like Father, Like Son, opposite Martin Lawrence, Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, BET's Let’s Stay Together and VHI's Single Ladies. She's currently developing her next project.
KEITH HUDSON – Actor "Keith"
Actor, Keith Hudson, hails from Mobile, Alabama. He attended Auburn University of Montgomery, joined the military and served our country for seven years. In 2005, Keith moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. With numerous plays and short films under his belt, Born & Raised marks his feature acting debut.
SANDRA STAGGS – Actor "Mary"
Hailing from the South, Actor/Filmmaker, Sandra Staggs, moved to LA after landing a role on Melrose Place. Besides acting, Sandra also produced the feature film, Without Borders. Her acting credits include Area 51, I Love Your Moves, Gettin' It and many more. She's currently developing several film projects.
ALEX MORRIS – Actor "Jim"
Actor, Alex Morris, was born in Chicago and started his career in Houston as a member of the Alley Theater. He's appeared on stage, all over the world, as well as dozens of films and television shows. He's currently Producing and Directing the play, Camp Logan, at The Robey Theater.
JAMES C. BURNS – Actor "Grant"
James C. Burns has appeared in film, television and video games, winning a VGA for Call Of Duty: Black Ops. James's credits include Transformers, My Son My Son, Burn Notice, CSI: NY and many others. In addition to Born & Raised, James has 5 films slated for release in 2012.
DOUGLAS BENNETT – Actor "Gary"
Douglas Bennett, a Tennessee native, made his debut in the 1993 film, Murder In The First. Since then, Doug's built a reputation as a versatile actor with comedic, nuanced and electrifying performances on stage, in film and in television. He recently starred in the feature film, A Chance Of Rain.
ARLAN GODTHAAB – Actor "Rob"
Born in New Orleans, LA. Lapsed-Catholic contrarian and conversational counter-puncher. Exiled to Los Angeles, 1968. Retired video editor, 2001. As of late, an actor with over 80 roles in 4 years. Currently looking to the future with the idea of robbing it.
HEATHER MCCALLUM – Actor "Jess"
Heather McCallum attended NYU and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington before moving to Los Angeles where she's been an Actress, Model and Writer ever since. She wrote, produced and starred in the web-series, Freckle And Bean, and currently has more projects in development.
CATHERINE TRAIL – Actor "Millie"
Actress/Writer/Producer, Catherine Trail, continues to show her versatility in film with her chameleon-like abilities. She appears in several web-series and has more than a few features being released on the Festival circuit in 2012, including supporting roles in Infliction and Quite A Conundrum. She plays "Millie" in Born & Raised.
AARON STEPHENS – Actor "Joe"
Actor/Writer, Aaron Stephens, graduated from Florida State University and has been in numerous films and TV shows. Residing in Los Angeles, Aaron loves the outdoors and curvy women. He's currently in development on 2 projects with writing partner, Greg Lindsay.
CHRIS RICHARDSON – Actor "Hayes"
Chris Richardson is an accomplished Actor, Model and Singer. His acting credits include Trois 3: The Escort, The Coloring, Born & Raised, Army Wives, Tyler Perry's House Of Payne, For One Night, Walker Texas Ranger and the regional theater production of, Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places.
MICHAEL RAY DAVIS – Actor "Mr. Lewis"
Michael Ray Davis is a 20-year veteran actor with over 500 appearances in TV, Film and Commercials. Davis stars in the feature film, Come Morning, with its theatrical release scheduled for November 2012.
SEANA MCFADDEN - Actor "Dawn"
Actor, Seana McFadden, graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Theater. As a dual US citizen, Seana studied Film and Vocal Training for Broadway in New York City. Seana has done several independent projects and is honored to be part of the Born & Raised Cast.