Tayo Ademuyiwa, MD
Director of Photography
Darren Alexander Cole
Rahman is an award-winning filmmaker based in Boston, Massachusetts. He started out as a production assistant on movies and television shows around Boston, Massachusetts, and worked on short movies as director, producer and actor. After publishing a memoir, On Holy Pilgrimage: A Long Journey For Freedom, detailing the transformational experience of his journey toward achieving his dream of coming to America to make movies, Rahman embarked on his first feature length movie project, In America: The Story of the Soul Sisters, as the writer, producer and director.
Educated at Harvard University and Quincy College, Rahman won Boston’s prestigious "Best Emerging Filmmaker Award" at the Roxbury International Film Festival, and "The 2010 Artist Award" at the American Islamic Congress (AIC), a multicultural and inter-faith organization headquartered in Washington DC. Rahman has written several screenplays for film and television, including the 21st century adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's world-renowned play A Doll's House. He's currently working on his next film, “A Private Experience”, about the religious conflict between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, based on a short story written by the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Boston-born Jean-Paul Ouellette pursued filmmaking after completing studies in literature and graphic design. He moved to Los Angeles, apprenticed with filmmakers Russ Meyer and Orson Welles, and was mentored by television directing legend Don Richardson. Mr. Ouellette worked for such companies as Cannon Pictures, New Line Cinema, Orion Pictures, and Roger Corman’s New World Cinema. He directed the second-unit action sequences for the Hemdale/Orion film “Terminator,” directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. He wrote and directed the cult horror films “H.P. Lovecraft’s The Unnamable” and its sequel. He has worked as an international television co-producer and produces documentaries, industrials, and indie films. He works as a screenwriter and script consultant. He consults with independent producers; developing projects from concept and script through breakdown, budget, marketing, and funding documentation. He is on the board of the Woods Hole Film Festival, teaches at Emerson College’s professional screenwriting program, and recently published “The New Elements of Standard Screenplay Format.”
Carlyne is a New England based producer and bilingual actress who loves what she does. Born and raised on the outskirts of Montreal, Carlyne has a passion for film since she was eight years old - already attending double feature presentations at local cinemas by herself.
As a producer, Carlyne’s true passion lies with films that shed light on a variety of social Issues. She wishes to combine her creative craft with powerful media, to help provoke social change and bring about global awareness on issues close to her heart. This is what attracted Carlyne to Theory of Conflict, one of the movies she produced in 2014.
Some of her recent & notable projects as a producer include: "Take My Keys" a powerful music video that promotes anti-teens drunk driving – and recipient of the 2013 video of the year award on eTalent showcase music video contest, also an official selection at the Stories by The River Film Festival & nominated in 7 categories “Watched” a short artistic & twisted thriller; and “In the Bedroom” an ingenious web series bringing together a collaborative multitude of talented New England ilm people.
Deborah graduated from Simmons College with a degree in Human Services and Management. After a long and successful run as a career counselor at MIT and WIT, she decided to take the advice that she had given to so many others and explore her true passion - acting. Launching herself wholeheartedly into the world of film, she has performed in a wide variety of principal and supporting roles. As a co-producer of "Theory of Conflict," Deborah served as wardrobe supervisor, hired production assistants and other crew members, and was involved with location scouting, wardrobe, props and many other areas of production. She loves the excitement of being on set and seeing how director, crew and actors work together to bring a story to life, a story that she believes may have some impact on our vision of the past, present, and/or future.
Darren Alexander Cole - Director of Photography
Born in Kansas City Missouri, Darren began his filmmaking career as an editor in 1999. He then proceeded to learn all aspects of production from sound to lighting and the camera. After gaining appreciable experience and confidence, Darren hit the road, shooting movies across the U.S and across many countries around the world. In this period, he has filmed several music videos, fashion videos, documentaries, narrative films and art films. He has a client list that includes Rick Ross, P-Diddy, Clinton Sparks, Foo Fighters, and Bombay Sapphire among others.
Darren is a very tasteful cinematographer who has keen eye for colors, lights and exciting shot compositions. He has embraced the Theory of Conflict movie project as challenge to take indie filmmaking to a higher level.
Matthew Tompkins is a young cinematographer hailing from Syracuse New York. Currently based out of Boston, Matthew's portfolio is comprised mainly of commercial, corporate and short film projects, making Theory of Conflict Matthew's first feature length production. With prior experience with working for clients such as the Boston's Children's Hospital, Blackberry, Expedia, and Wiggio, Matthew has developed a name and skill set to make this picture a possibility. With accolades and awards from festivals nationwide, Matthew's cinematography is a constantly evolving skill, and one he put to good use on Theory of Conflict.
Susan Fountain – Production Manager
Susan Fountain is a Production Manager with credits in feature films, videos and national commercials. Susan has worked on high profile corporate and live events for Fortune 500 companies, television broadcasts and non-profit organizations. She is a well-rounded individual that has participated at every level of production from conception to completion. Susan has a twenty-year work history as a Lighting Designer/Project Manager. She was a roadie for three years touring with “Alice in Chains” and working extensively with Elton John, Cher, Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ozzie Osborne and Patty Labelle to name a few. Susan also worked extensively for theatres in New York, Florida, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.