Cast & Crew

Writer-Director / Jeremy David White

Jeremy David White is a writer-director as well as a human being.

His short films have received accolades at film festivals across the world. THE FIRST HOPE is a revisionist coming of age story about a young boy who watches Luke and Leia’s infamous kiss in The Empire Strikes Back and develops an inappropriate crush of his own. Jeremy’s science fiction companion piece, ENHANCED, stars Timm Sharp (Enlightened, Blunt Talk) as a stand-up comedian coping with his relationship to a new bio-technology in a brave new world. The film was awarded Best Director at the 2015 Fantastic Fest.

Jeremy is the Series Producer of VICE WORLD OF SPORTS — an award-winning documentary anthology series set at the intersection of sports, culture, politics and place. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, the show aired on Viceland and won the 2017 Producer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Sports Program. A second season, “VICE World of Sports: Rivals”, premiered in February 2017.

Jeremy lives in Los Angeles where he continues to write and direct both narrative and documentary film.

‘Jamie Rothschild’ / Timm Sharp

Timm Sharp is a native of Fargo, ND. After high school, he ventured to NYC to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Shortly after, in 2001 he was cast as a series regular in Judd Apatow’s UNDECLARED on FOX . Over the years he had recurring roles on HBO's SIX FEET UNDER, on the FOX series ’TIL DEATH, and more recently, his portrayal of Dougie in the critically acclaimed HBO series, ENLIGHTENED, created by Mike White and Laura Dern.

Some of his film credits include, FUN WITH DICK AND JANE, KICKING AND SCREAMING, FRIENDS WITH MONEY, AMERICANO, BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY, and ALEX OF VENICE. Timm stays active in the LA improv community and can be seen any given Monday at UCB with his Harold team Belmonte.

Producer / Zach Marion

Zachary Daniel Marion, which is what his mother calls him when he acts up, grew up in the Sonoran Desert on which Scottsdale, Arizona is built. He then moved to the snowy north woods of Moorhead, Minnesota, where he earned his BFA in Film Production from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Upon graduating, Zach went to work as a writer/producer for Video Arts Studios, a regional production company based out of Fargo, North Dakota, where he oversaw creative on a wide variety of video and web projects and developed non-fiction cable-friendly television concepts. Zach moved to Los Angeles to pursue an MFA in film directing from UCLA.

Some of Zach’s recent projects include a TV show (as producer/co-writer) for Discovery and a music video (as co-writer/director) for singer/songwriter Evan Mellows. Zach is currently co-writing a feature film funded by James Franco, an adaptation of the actor’s novel ACTORS ANONYMOUS, while preparing to direct an original half-hour comedy pilot. Zach is also in post-production on his original short film about a three-day conjugal prison visit.

Producer / Sara Diya Rastogi

A Texas native, Sara Diya Rastogi graduated from the University of Texas in Austin where she began her filmmaking career in production design. Since moving to Los Angeles, Sara has pursued her passion as a film producer. An experienced development executive, Sara has formed extensive relationships in the industry through her work across a large cross-section of departments from agency to marketing to production with experience working at production companies and studios alike. Her concentration in development began in the Story Department of DreamWorks Studios. Currently, Sara is an executive at Ridley Scott Films whose most recent release is EXODUS. Sara lives in Los Angeles where she continues to produce an array of short and feature film projects in various stages of development.

Cinematographer / Philip Klucsarits

Philip Klucsarits is a Los Angeles-based director of photography who has worked on various narrative feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. His work as cinematographer has won numerous awards and has screened at Telluride, South by Southwest (SXSW), Camerimage and over 100 other film festivals worldwide.

Philip recently completed principal photography on the feature film, THE SOUND OF MAGIC, and has also worked extensively abroad, including the feature film, STEALING SUMMERS, shot on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has collaborated with director Jeremy David White on numerous projects, including the short films, THE FIRST HOPE and ENHANCED.

Currently, Philip is also a visiting cinematography lecturer at UCLA, as well as an instructor at UCLA Extension, where he teaches several classes in the cinematography certificate program.

Philip earned his MFA in cinematography from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).


Jamie Rothschild Timm Sharp
Liz Rothschild Leslie Murphy
Stagehand David Tucker
Justin Hall
Heckler Andrew Hamrick
Alex Oberheide
Rocco Vienhage
Amaya Suilma Rodriguez
Amaya Perea
Host Yassir Lester
Enhanced Girl Philicia Saunders
Waitress Elisabeth Stranathan
Karen Alto Nell Teare
Chuck Rosen John Michael Herndon
Kids’ Show Host Mike Cladis
Silver Fox Rocco Vienhage
Silver Fox’s Wife Varda Appleton


Written & Directed by Jeremy David White
Produced by Zach Marion
Sara Diya Rastogi
Executive Producers Evan J. Segal & Tracy Segal
Kara Hall
Cinematographer Philip Klucsarits
Editor David Croom
Visual Effects By Rony Soussan
‘Enhanced’ Designs by Blake Armstrong
Production Designer Jessica Mahnke
Sound Designer Evan Dunivan
Music Composed by Ken Lampl & Darren Tate
Post-Production Sound Engineer Chris Knific
Prologue by Akemi Hong
Julius Dobiesz
Second Unit Director Eric Vennemeyer
Assistant Director Doug Turner
Second Assistant Director Kirsten Tobey
Josh Yunis
Unit Production Manager Sarah Rafik Marcos
Production Coordinator Marcus Chan
Costume Designer Nancy Wei
Lead Make-Up Artist Blake Armstrong
Make-Up Artist Toryn Reed
Alex Rondon
Hair Stylist Madison Blue
Steadicam Operator Andre Chesini
Sound Mixer Kile Stumbo
Art Director Yuki Izumihara
Set Decorators Zoie Harmon
Ashlie Jump
Marta Savina
Betsy Tsai
First Assistant Camera Jonathan Helms
Steven Taylor-Wehr
Second Assistant Camera/ Loader Dylan Chapgier
Gaffer Ragland Williamson
Key Grip Paul Cannon
Alex Salinas Albrecht
Electricians David Kirkeby
Matt Knudsen
Julia Swain
Foley Artist Michael Lyle
Production Assistant Kate Gleason
Jesse Orrall
Justin Richards
Matt Maoi
Still Photographer Joy Jacobson
Titles by Jordan Imbrey
Digital Intermediate Producer Vanessa Galvez
Chris Taft
Colorist Tom Reiser
Color and Prints by EFILM / Deluxe Laboratories
Camera by Panavision Hollywood
Graphics by Chase Oliver
Second Unit Producer Emma Kragen
Second Unit Cinematographer Paul Cannon
Second Unit Assistant Director Sam Icklow
Second Unit First Assistant Camera Stephanie Sandoval
Second Unit Second Assistant Camera Melody Miller
Second Unit Costume Designer Anna Atangan
Second Unit Art Director Brad Salo
Second Unit Sound Mixer Gayatri Bajpai
Second Unit Gaffer Matt Knudsen
Second Unit Key Grip Sarah Rafik Marcos
Second Unit Graphics Contributed by Candice Knutson
Second Unit Production Assistant Alex DeKoning
Mimi Phan
“Different Kinds of People”
Written and Recorded by Chris Lorentz & Kimberly Tillman
Overture Vocals Arranged and Performed by Anastasia Van Wingerden