James Simmons has been in the Film and Television business for over 20 years. James dropped out of college at the age of 19, delivered pizzas by day and worked nights in Television. He started out tearing script for the teleprompter at a local news station, and eventually worked his way through the ranks, learning everything he could. Years later, James has worked almost every position on set possible on thousands of projects for his companies SIMZ Productions and Shoot Blue Productions. This film is his directorial debut.
Leslie is a full-time producer for Simz Productions and Shoot Blue Productions and works with clients, casting agencies, talent and crew on a daily basis to produce corporate films, documentaries, narratives and educational films. She worked as Unit Production Manager on a short film titled “Shattered” in 2012 and also produced “Angst” in 2013.
“For What It’s Worth” is her first feature-length film and she enjoyed the process of producing from start to finish. In particular, she loved collaborating with the writers to develop the screenplay and the camaraderie with cast and crew for the two months of filming.
My first film was a pirate film shot in 8mm at the Bodega dunes when I was 7. Family.
Casting Director Lori Laube began her career as the studio manager/photographer for AE Casting. With her great eye and excellent character judgment, three years later in January of 2005, she became agency principal. Since taking the helm, Lori and her associates Co-Casting Director Jenifer Coté and Casting Associate Cassandra Birdsall, have developed a reputation for giving their all on each and every project to find just the right talent and/or crew for the job, while lending assistance in other areas such as locations and vehicles. Lori’s credits as a Casting Director for feature films includes: The Violent Kind which premiered at Sundance 2010, Not Fade Away (also Associate Producer and Still Photographer), extras casting for Bottle Shock and local casting for Lawless. Among her lengthy list for both local and national television projects are the first two seasons of the hit Investigation Discovery series I (Almost) Got Away With It as well as movies The Crucifixion and