Michael David Lynch

writer / director / editor

Growing up in Ann Arbor Michigan, Michael found his love for cinema as a projectionist, getting an inside peek at all that cinema had to offer. He followed this passion to Chicago IL, where he studied film at Columbia College Chicago. It was here that he conceived the idea for Burden, a massive science fiction film of epic proportions that would give any big Hollywood blockbuster a run for it’s money. After graduating, Mike headed for Los Angeles, where he hit the ground running, working on huge Hollywood movies such as “Inception” “Die Hard 4”  “Ironman 2” and “Transformers 2”. Ever determined to leave his own mark on the medium, he went on to produce several successful films including: “Drop” “Between Us” and “This Thing with Sarah.” Today, he makes his long awaited feature film directorial debut with two incredible projects: “Dependent’s Day” and “Victor Walk.” Two very different films that cover very different territory, showing the versatility and heart of a talented director who is sure keep telling stories. He has had the privilege of collaborating with tons of amazing actors on Dependent's Day his debut feature narrative film where he served as Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer and editor. Dependent's Day recently won the Audience Award Narrative Feature Comedy at the Cinequest film festival on March 12th 2016.

Oliver DeFilippo

producer / co-director of photography

Oliver DeFilippo first met Director Michael Lynch while they were both just starting out in LA working in the film and TV industry. Drop a feature documentary film was their first outing producing together. Not only did Oliver help produce but also served as co-cinematographer next to Lynch.

Kristine Lynch

executive producer

Kristine Lynch a Michigan native now living in Los Angeles California working for the fashion designer Chan Luu. When she's not working in the world of fashion she's able to collaborate on film projects. The true behind the scenes worker. Krissie brings the business mindset and a great ear for music to every We Push Trains project she's apart of.

Paul Matthew Gordon

executive producer

Quoting Ghostbusters at age 5 and reciting Pulp Fiction at age 12, Washington D.C. native Paul Matthew Gordon was a film buff from birth. Following his graduation from the film production program at The University of Colorado at Boulder, he headed west to chase his dreams in Los Angeles. After establishing himself as an editor on several hit television shows, Paul teamed up with talented Director Michael David Lynch to produce his first two features. This experience was invaluable and helped launch his career in film. Now working with some of the biggest names in independent cinema as both a producer and an editor, Paul eagerly anticipates the release of Dependent’s Day.

Ted Sieving

executive producer / legal services

Theodore Christian Sieving is COO of WE Labs, Inc., (a collaborative coworkspace for innovative entrepreneurs, artists, techies and freelancers(www.welabs.us)), Managing Partner of Innovatory Solutions, (a creative services partnership between WE Labs & select partners(www.innovatory.solutions) and a California-licensed attorney who works with filmmakers, freelancers and small businesses. Theodore graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, with honors, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in 2008, finally making his way to Southern California to begin his legal career. He currently focuses on entertainment and small business law, and his legal mind and problem solving skills add a great dimension to the Dependent’s Day team.

Jason Smith

co-executive producer

Jason Smith first started working in film as a PA on the movie love jones before deciding to go to film school at Columbia College Chicago. There, he developed his craft while teaching alternative high school students how to make film and video projects. His professional experience also includes having written for PLAYBOY Magazine’s website and executive producing the underground classic, debut Ghost album, HUNGRY AND HOSTILE on the Crisis Media imprint. 

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Jamey Scott

Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor

Jamey Scott, Sound Supervisor Jamey Scott has been working as a sound designer, sound supervisor, and re-recording mixer for over 20 years. Starting his career in video games in the early 90's, he served as audio director on major productions such as Myst3: Exile and was the lead sound designer for the massively popular and critically acclaimed series of XBox360 games Gears of War. After moving to Los Angeles in 2003, he has contributed major roles on dozens of feature films including Total Recall, White House Down, Red2, Aloha, and The Intern. He was the sound designer for the 1st season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, and has recently been the lead sound designer on Google's Spotlight Stories, including Justin Lin's Help!, Shannon Tindle's On Ice, Patrick Osborne's Pearl, and Aardman Animation's Special Delivery. Jamey holds a Bachelor Of Music degree from San Diego State University.

David Giammarco

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Giammarco embarked on his career in the Canadian film industry where he worked in picture and sound before relocating to Los Angeles. Collaborating with directors, producers as well as film and sound editors, he has played an integral part in the creation of soundtracks for numerous films. An Academy Award nominee with expertise in re-recording mixing, sound supervising and sound editing, he provides comprehensive insight into realizing the filmmaker’s vision. Known for working on films such as Groundhog Day, As Good As It Gets, The Interview, Moneyball, 3:10 to Yuma, The Life Aquatic, and The  Amazing Spiderman to name a few. 

Tim Liu

Poster Artist / Painter

Chang "Tim" Liu graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006 from their animation department. Tim first met director Michael David Lynch when he was commissioned to create concept art for Lynch's short science fiction film BURDEN. When Lynch contacted Tim to be apart of his first narrative feature and create a Drew Struzen-esq homage poster for Dependent's Day, Tim hoped on right away and created two beautifully painted posters one vertical and one horizontal.

Carlo De Rosa

Set Stills Photographer

Carlo De Rosa is a filmmaker friend of Michael Lynch who they met while touring the film festival circuit. Carlo who had recently finished directing FINDING JOY, wanted to jump on set to take some set stills while he was waiting her his theatrical release. Lucky for Dependent's Day, Carlo has a great eye and his photography skills gave us amazing behind the scenes photographs to share with everyone.