Writer, Director, Co-Producer, Editor and "Valentine" - Harriet "Harry" Dodge is a visual artist, director, writer and performer whose work has shown in venues and galleries nationally including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), P.S. 122 (NY), Los Angeles MOCA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Getty Research Institute and Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NY).  

By Hook or By Crook, a narrative feature written and directed by Harry Dodge and Silas Howard was an official selection at 2002 Sundance and has garnered numerous awards including seven "Best Feature" honors. Hook is currently showing on the Sundance Channel and available in most video stores.

After earning her MFA at Bard College, Dodge is working on sculpture/installation; a project exploring matter, the object and nameability.  Also current, in collaboration with Stanya Kahn, a series of experimental humorous video shorts including WINNER and official Sundance selection Let The Good Times Roll.  Dodge has featured in numerous independent film and video projects, including John Waters’ Cecil B. Demented and Jenni Olson’s brand new Joy Of Life. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Art Forum, New York Times, Variety and The Village Voice.   

Dodge’s recent short story, HIGH FIVE FOR RAM DASS (A Work In Progress) was published in LTTR #4 and Soft Targets Journal of Theory, Art and Literature.  Upcoming, in spring ’06, a collaborative show with Stanya Kahn at Elizabeth Dee (NY).

Dodge is also currently teaching visual art and screenwriting at University of California, San Diego.

harry@dodgekahn.com
www.dodgekahn.com

Writer, Director, Producer and "Shy" - Silas Howard ( writer, director, and musician), co-directed her first feature with Harry Dodge, By Hook Or By Crook, in 2002. This narrative buddy movie, likened to Midnight Cowboy, garnered numerous awards both nationally and internationally. By Hook or By Crook was selected for Sundance 2002 and continues to air on the Sundance Channel. The movie received a limited theatrical release with Artistic License and national video/DVD distribution with Wolf video.   

Silas’s new feature script, Exactly Like You, (co-written with Nina Landley), won a fellowship with the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony 2004 and was a finalist for the 2004 Sundance Filmmaker’s lab. The project is in currently in development at HBO with producer Effie T. Brown (In The Cut, Real Women, Everyday People) and Ernesto Foronda (Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and Furious 3) under Brown's company, Duly Noted.

Silas Howard performed nationally and internationally with her band, Tribe 8, for over eight years. The band has been featured in the following periodicals: Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Interview, Billboard, Elle and The Los Angeles Times.    

Silas Howard is currently in the UCLA graduate directing program. Her narrative short, Frozen Smile, was recently picked up for distribution and her most recent short documentary, What I Love About Dying, was selected for Sundance 2006.

silas898@aol.com

Contributing Writer, "Billie" - Stanya Kahn is an interdisciplinary performer, writer and video-maker. She has been making performance since 1987 and her solo and collaborative works have toured nationally and internationally. Her work has been presented by the Hammer Museum/LA, the Getty Museum/LA, the Museum of Contemporary Art/LA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Elizabeth Dee Gallery and PS 122/NY, among others. Her award-winning video work made in collaboration with Harry Dodge has also screened at Sundance, Slamdance, NY Underground Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival. She was a co-founder of the performance company CORE, whose commissioned works toured from 1996-8. Stanya Kahn was a contributing writer on the independent feature film By Hook or By Crook, which has garnered numerous awards worldwide. Her writing has been published in Movement Research Journal, LTTR, and the forthcoming debut issues of Soft Targets Journal of Theory, Art and Literature. She currently teaches in the Literature Department at UC San Diego and will teach in the Art Department at UC LA Spring '06. She has an MFA from Bard College.

stanya@dodgekahn.com
www.dodgekahn.com

"Isabelle" - Carina Gia is an actor, writer, visual artist and interdisciplinary performer. She was a founding member of the circus/theater dance company The Turnbuckles and toured nationally with both The Turnbuckles and with Sister Spit ('97-'98). She has performed and collaborated with Stephanie Maher, Dominique Zeltzman, Kathleen Hermsorf, Shannon Mcguire, Anah-K, Carolyn Cooley, and Alicia McCarthy. She has been performing and reading her work in the Bay Area for the past ten years. Her work has been published in The Color of the Longest Day; she was a founding member of Poetry for the People (‘91); and she is currently working on a book of poems. Her paintings have shown at Red Dora's Cafe and Truckstop.

carinagia@hotmail.com