About the Key Personnel
Michael Winslow (William) is a comedian known for the sound effects he creates with his mouth. In 1984, director Hugh Wilson and Producer Paul Maslanski came to see him perform at a Long Beach (California) Theater where he was opening for the one and only Count Basie and his Orchestra. They were overwhelmed by his performance. They asked if he was interested in being in their new movie. He was overwhelmed and agreed. They immediately wrote him into the script of the unforgettable Police Academy. The movie was such a success it paved the way for other movies and commercials: Spaceballs, Cheech and Chong, Gremlins, Back to the Future 3, Extra Large, and now A VETERAN AFFAIR.
Bob Carter (Ted) was a co-founder as well as artistic director of the original Actor's Workshop and Repertory Company of West Palm Beach back in the early 80s, which he led to develop into a critically acclaimed resident theatre company. His movie credits include All About the Benjamins (New Line Cinema), No Way to Treat a Lady (Paramount) and Little Gloria … Happy at Last (20th Century Fox). Mr. Carter is an artist-in-residence at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
Herb Sennett (writer/director) has been an educator since 1972 when he began his career in Tennessee as a high school speech and drama teacher. For the past twenty-two years, he has been teaching theatre arts and communications on the college level. Herb has extensive experience in directing stage productions and working with actors. Herb studied dramatic writing with famed BBC playwright and screenwriter Femi Euba at Louisiana State University where he earned the Ph.D. In 2004, Herb joined Jim York in forming the Palm Beach Film School by designing the screenwriting curriculum and then formatting the school’s complete curriculum for Department of Education review and approval. Since the inception of the Film School, students and graduates have been recognized with numerous awards at dozens of film festivals around the world including two student films selected and shown at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2008.
Timothy Dashwood (Director of Photography) can be best described as a "Jack of All Trades," constantly swapping hats as Director, DP, & Editor. His editing credits include national commercials for Ford, Leon’s, Canadian Tire, Labatt, Macy's, Max Factor, Dodge, Toyota (Ontario Dealers), Pantene and Microsoft, as well as four independent feature films, the WarChild documentary ROCKED: Sum41 in the Congo, award winning TV Series Urban Nites and two Gemini Winning Seasons for the CBC series UNDERCURRENTS. In 2000, Timothy returned to Sheridan College, his alma mater, to study advanced cinematography with veteran cinematographer Richard Leiterman (CSC). As a Director of Photographey, Timothy has photographed five indepdent feature length films, nine short films and directed/photographed numerous music videos.
Jim York (Executive Producer) has been involved in broadcast education for thirty years. He founded the Palm Beach Film School in 2004 where he assembled an incredible staff of talented, working film professionals from South Florida to teach up and coming filmmakers their craft. He has been executve producer on nearly 400 short films made by his students and faculty.