Micah Levin (Director, Executive Producer)
OPUS is Micah Levin’s feature directorial debut. He has been acting, directing and producing from a young age. In 2006, he formed MMM with a group of his peers to create innovative content across a wide range of mediums. Since graduating from Emerson College he has been professionally editing commercials, music videos, and has recently edited two feature-films for director Brett Leonard, one of the executive producers of OPUS.
Mark Cramer (Producer) is one of the founding members of MMM and currently serves as the company's Head of Production. Mark graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a degree in Theater Studies: Acting and Directing. Since then, he has been working hard building his producing credits in music video and film shorts. Mark worked at H.S.I. Productions assisting on Commercials and Music Videos. At MMM, Mark has managed and overseen a variety of productions from web-series to feature films.
Andrew Bird (Producer, Co-writer) the Head of Development for MMM and has been film-making his entire life. Andrew has a long background in theater, both on and off stage. He has worked previously with Director Micah Levin for over a decade, and together they co-wrote the short film Acquired, which was awarded at the International Student Film Festival Hollywood. Andrew currently serves as MMM’s Head of Development, and has overseen the writing and creation of commercials, web-series, television pilots, and short films.
Brett Leonard (Executive Producer) is considered one of Hollywood's most innovative film directors, and is known as one of the entertainment industry's digital media visionaries. Mr. Leonard has recently been named by The Producers Guild of America, in association with Variety, as one of its 2010 “Digital 25,” recognizing the 25 leading visionaries, innovators and producers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of storytelling through digital media.
Mr. Leonard directed and co-wrote the hit motion picture The Lawnmower Man, starring Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Fahey. The film is considered a cult classic, way ahead of its time in the use of groundbreaking computer graphics and the portrayal of a networked data culture. The Lawnmower Man is one of the true progenitors of the "cyber genre" and was the number one commercially successful independent film of 1992, costing under $6 million and earning over $200 million worldwide.
In 1993 Mr. Leonard was a key participant of the Sony 2000 think tank, a small group of media visionaries assembled to discuss the future of media. He also directed Peter Gabriel's Kiss That Frog, the first HD all computer graphic music video/ride film. Kiss That Frog toured the world as a wildly popular theme park attraction, and won Mr. Leonard a 1994 MTV Music Video Award.
In the ensuing years, Mr. Leonard has continued to push the envelope in his feature film work, establishing himself as a pioneer of digital visual effects and cutting-edge independent film. He stepped into the third dimension with his IMAX 3D work, and directed T-Rex in IMAX 3D, which was the No.#1 hit 3D movie in history for over ten years, having grossed over $100 million worldwide on IMAX screens alone.
Mr. Leonard is also known for having a keen eye for new talent. He was instrumental in bringing Russell Crowe to American film audiences, giving Russell his first lead in a Hollywood film, Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington, directed by Mr. Leonard. He did the same for Alicia Silverstone in his film for Tri-Star, Hideaway. Rising star, Alex O’Loughlin (lead in the CBS series’ Moonlight, Three Rivers, and the current hit series Hawaii Five-O), was given his first break by Brett, and appeared in Mr. Leonard’s films, Man-Thing and Feed.
Most recently, Mr. Leonard, through his company MegaTrend Media, is again pioneering new media forms with a musically driven feature film concept for the Internet called PopFictionLife. He has completed directing the first two FragFilms of this concept entitled Truth? and Feel (for Hollywood Records/Disney).
Directed by
Micah Levin
Produced by
Mark Cramer
Andrew Bird
Executive Produced by
Brett Leonard
Seth Levin
Micah Levin
Michael Rosen
Associate Producers
Robert Beal
Ellen Brown
Written by
Andrew Bird and Micah Levin
Dylan Moore as Kelly
Nate Scholz as Parker
Brian Norris as Ethan
Carolyn Jania as Sandy
Mikhail Roberts as Jasper
Kandice Melonakos as Summer
Demarkes Dogan as Cesar
Arielle Ramos as Roxy
Bubba Levin as Winston
Director of Photography
Elie Smolkin
Production Designer
Brent Mason
Costumer Designer
Michelle Neumann
Micah Levin
Gregg Leonard