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A racially-charged incident during his freshmen year in college left him frightened, angry and confused. Until then, his mixed-raced background was just part of his identity. Asking these questions took on a new urgency. So Caleb Jaffe, a 21-year-old Culver City, California native took his tuition savings, left school, and decided to make a film about the confusion. It’s not about Jimmy Keene is his first professional production.
Jim is a director and Emmy-nominated director of photography. In addition to directing on and shooting all the award-winning seasons of Jill Soloway’s TRANSPARENT on AMAZON, including the MUSICALE FINALE, Jim shot SEASON 2 of HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES with Director Andrea Arnold. He is currently working on an HBO pilot.
Other recent work includes the Jim Carrey-produced Showtime drama I'M DYING UP HERE as well as the Jill Soloway-created comedy I LOVE DICK.
Frohna has directed episodes on multiple seasons of TRANSPARENT and on I LOVE DICK. In addition to working extensively with Arnold and Soloway, Jim has worked with over 25 DGA directors including Davis Guggenheim, Jay Duplass, Peyton Reed, Dayton/Faris, Kimberly Pierce, and Mike Mills.
This is his 6th project at SUNDANCE, including AFTERNOON DELIGHT, which won the Best Director Award for Soloway. He was Producer and Director of Photography for Susan Nimoy’s short film EVE, official selection of the Sundance 2018 Festival.
Diana was a commercial producer for six years before becoming a set decorator & production designer. Work includes the 90's Adweek’s The Commercial of the Decade—Michael Bay's AARON BURR GOT MILK, Wayne Wang's feature THE JOY LUCK CLUB, and tv shows like Davis Guggenheim's THE UNIT and CSI. After a break from the business to get an MFA in Fine Art from Stanford University, make art, and produce theatre, winning a National Glee Give-A-Note Award, Kunce jumped back into the film world by Producing Susan Nimoy’s Sundance Short, EVE in 2017/2018.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A resident of Los Angeles, California, Noble is inspired by the diverse environments he encounters everyday in his own backyard. He earned a BFA in Cinema from Columbia College Hollywood, which is where he focused on cinematography and became an accomplished cameraman. While enrolled, he captured The Sub Club, a TV pilot, which was awarded First Place in the Subway Fresh Artist competition at the 2013 College Television Awards. He also captured Voice, a thesis film, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Noble relishes the process of working with the director to create a unique and captivating visual experience for the audience.
A lover of storytelling and music, Sofia is studying music composition and exploring modernity at Brown University. She has written for professional music ensembles such as Momenta Quartet and Duo Solazur. Sofia was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Associate’s Composer Program for two seasons. She studied composition with Dr. Ian Krouse at UCLA, Dr. Sarah Gibson of USC and LA Philharmonic, Profs. Eric Nathan, Wang Lu and Shawn Jaeger of Brown University, and Prof. Andrew List of Berklee College of Music, among others. Sofia’s first film work was composing and performing the score for voice and guitar in Caleb Jaffe’s Blueline Express. In addition to classical, she enjoys writing and performing folk songs and is a member of the Brown University Chorus and the Brown University Band (on the melodica). Sofia listens to Samuel Barber six days a week, and on the seventh day she rests.
Xochi Ong is a baker, a painter, and a good driver. Xochi is currently studying fine art in Los Angeles. It's Not About Jimmy Keene is Xochi's first time working on a film.
Daysha Broadway is a two-time Emmy-nominated film & television editor who has over 10 years experience working in film, documentary, scripted and unscripted television. A Compton, California native, Daysha acquired an interest in film at an early age. An obsession with films such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future influenced her to set out and make films on her own just so she could rush back home and edit them. She received her first video camera at age 15 and by age 16 had created an award-winning short film. It is Daysha's hope that through storytelling she can inspire others to defy odds and reach their highest potential.