Shannon got her start in the entertainment industry in 1995 working with the Footlight Players Theatre Company in Charleston, SC. She did everything from acting and stage management to set construction and tech work. She moved around for awhile and eventually settled in Los Angeles in 2001 where she is pursuing a career in acting and directing.
Producer 's note:Shannon played an important part in the making of "Still the Drums". It was apparent from the very beginning that Shannon takes her art and her work very seriously. Besides doing a phenomenal job as UPM and assembling a fantastic crew, during an emergency Shannon stepped in as 1st AD and ran the set with great efficiency and know how.
Above from Left to Right: Bobby Figaro (in front) Roy Kurtluyan, Richard Fulvio, Talbot Perry Simons, Timberly Matonic, Julie Lombard, Mondo Villa, Shannon Bucci, Terri Gibbons, Paul Sartain, Julia Joseph.
Above from Left to Right: Roy Kurtluyan, Joseph Naus, Bobby Figaro, Richard Fulvio, Timberly Matonic, Shannon Bucci, Talbot Perry Simons, Julie Lombard, Paul Sartain, Mondo Villa, Terri Gibbons, Julia Joseph (holding slate).
RON GATES - 2nd EDITOR, TITLES and SPECIAL EFFECTS
ROY KURTLUYAN - CINEMATOGRAPHER - NEW CIRCUIT FILMS, LLC
Roy’s producers and directors have called him “multi-faceted,” “dynamic,” and “innovative,” but his work speaks for itself. “The Skyjacker That Got Away,” a recent episode of National Geographic’s “Undercover History.” was the highest rated episode ever for the series. “Tunnel to a Lost World,” an episode of National Geographic’s premier series “Explorer” was not only epic, sweeping, and beautiful, but garnered wide international acclaim, even in his native Turkey where the show was voted Documentary of the Year in 2009.
While Roy has enjoyed great success in the documentary field, his innovative style knows no bounds. Beginning his career shooting for well known series like “Ripley’s Believe it or Not,” “Reno 911,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and for networks like Spike TV, MTV, and The History Channel, it is Roy’s work as a feature film cinematographer that has received the most acclaim. “Yazi Tura” (a.k.a. “Heads or Tails”) has received 26 international awards, “Still the Drums” has received 5 awards, and “Instant Dads” too has received multiple awards.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Roy made his first film at age 9, and at age 17 made his way to Southern California where he studied photography & filmmaking and graduated with honors from San Diego State University’s Film Program.
In addition to his work as an independent cinematographer, Roy is also the founder of New Circuit Films, a commercial production company that has produced numerous commercials. Its clients include Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, Kia, W Hotels, ABC Family, Subway, and Kraft, to name just a few.
Currently, Roy is focusing on projects that is inspiring and entertaining.
Bio Written by: William Martens
Producer 's note: Roy is a great cinematographer! He has a vast amount of knowledge about camera work and lighting and made it easy for me to have the look that I wanted for the movie. His instincts in following actors while shooting are fantastic, capturing so many great shots that might have been lost otherwise. I was very lucky to have him on the project and that Shannon Bucci (UPM), knew him from before and suggested him for the job.