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Team Managers:

Matt Heron Duranti - TEAM LEADER/Director


Matt is the owner of Counterfeit Cow Productions, he is also on the Board of Amherst Media, and is about to graduate from the Univeristy of Massachussets with a degree in Executive Filmmaking.

Sari Gagnon -


Sari is the founder of the Women Only Project, an all female film collaborative, and is pursuing her master's degree in Ineteractive Media Production from Quinnipiac University.


Lorrie Bacon -


Performed the role of "Kitty Hollandaise" for team Classic Stanley's 2014 project. She is a wife, dog mom and pursuing her dreams to be known around the world, working on a Master's Degree in life.

JD Achille -


J.D. is an actor and dancer seeking to live passionately through art and storytelling.

Zach Paciera-


"I'm a go with the flow kind of person.  I feel a fire that burns deep in my heart for acting so when given the chance I always choose to explore that"

Patricia Ascione -


When she isn't singing,  acting or dancing, she is an elementary school counselor. She jokingly calls herself the Michael Corleone of the acting world, "Just when I thought I was out,  they pull me back in!" 

Production Crew:

Alex Kamb -
2nd Camera/Editor


Alex is the writer and director of award winning short Daruma-San: The Bath Game.

Nicole Bushey -
Costume/Props Master


This will be Nicole's 2nd consecutive year working with the team, she is also the Co-President of the Windsor Jesters community theater group, in Windsor CT.

Anna Bedell -
Make-up Artist


Originally from Australia Anna has been a make-up artist on several film projects for CCP including Classic Stanley 2014. She's been a makeup artist for years and worked in  Hawaii, California, Seattle WA, CT and MA.

Lucie Bodnar -
Writer/Prod. Assistant


Lucie is a  senior at Smith College, pursuing a degree in Women and Gender Studies. Her passion for screenwriting and film studies directed her to work with Team Classic Stanley 

Set Sound



Boom Operator



Post Production Crew:

Sean A. Cody -
Score/Post Prod. Sound


Sean is a Charlotte NC based film composer/music producer. He creates original scores for everything from small indie films and web series to major motion pictures. While composing and film production is his career, the creation of sound is his passion.  He believes Music is the thread that ties culture, perspectives, and society together. 

Dan Mocarski -



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The Classic Stanley Band:

Lisa Ellingsen -


Lisa Marie Ellingsen is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Northampton, MA. Ellingsen performs regularly in the Pioneer Valley as a solo performer and as a member of the Woman Songwriter Collective.

Carolyn Walker -


Graduated from UMass with a masters in music theory. Walker is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who performs throughout New England as a solo performer, as a member of the Woman Songwriter Collective, and as lead singer for the band Taking Back Eden.

Ian MacDonald -


2014 team leader of Classic Stanley, co-wrote and starred in, award winning short film,"The Little Hollandaise." 

Rita Pirozkov -
Production Manager


Rita is a Senior at UMass Amherst studying Advertising and Marketing. She is currently interning at The Brooklyn Brothers Ad Agency in NYC for the summer.

Kathleen O'Neil -


Kathleen has been in several 48HFP, but this is the first time she won't have to do a little bit of everything! She is a life-long learner and has recently added knitting to her repertoire.

"Gabri" -



Mark Alan K -


Mark Alan K is the owner of Mark Alan K Productions. A 2009 graduate of  Middlesex FITP, Mark is known for his VFX and animation work.

Anessa Roth -
Production Assistant


Anessa is excited to return to team Classic Stanley! She is a recent UMass Amherst graduate, Anessa interned with Counterfeit Cow Productions and is now an Associate Producer at a production company in Norwood, MA. 

Dan Mauro -


Dan holds a bachelor's degree in film from Emerson College and has appeared in various commercials and independent films throughout New England. He is a runner, reader and eater of all foods. Dan is currently wearing pants.

Michael Barra -


Michael's career highlights include THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and guest starring on LAW & ORDER: SVU. Coming up, he will be on the season premieres of both GOTHAM and UNFORGETTABLE

Valeria Ocaña -
Script Supervisor


Valerie Ocaña, an enthusiastic film maker, has devoted 5 years ensuring that the finished product makes continuous, verbal and visual sense. She is proud to be the script supervisor for Classic Stanley.

Rebecca Kanter -
Production Assistant


Production assistant for Team Classic Stanley and recent graduate of UMass Amherst.

Ernest "Trask" Zamora -
Make-up Artist



Tim Burbank -


CG artist and techie venturing forth from the forests of Montague MA.

Erin Long -
Set Photographer


While she has worked as a portrait photographer for nearly a decade, she also completes a lot of commercial, creative, event, and volunteer assignments.

Zach MacDonald -


Zach produces, directs, edits, and runs the day-to-day operations at Milltown Productions. He is the chief creative collaborator on Milltown's commercial projects. Zach's creative beginnings started on the sets of commercials and televisions shows in production, and were brought to life in the editing rooms of the 5 boroughs of New York City. Zach learned the ins and outs of production while working his way up the ladder in some of the biggest production co.'s in NYC. He has worked on numerous commercials, music videos, films, and tv shows for the likes of Nike, HBO, American Express, among others.

Jim Armenti -


A beloved figure in the Pioneer Valley music community. Regarded as one of the best guitar players in Western Massachusetts, he also plays violin, clarinet, and mandolin. Armenti is best known for his work with The Lonesome Brothers and is a member of The Young at Heart band. 

Fred Cohen -


A professor of music at UMass Amherst. Cohen played oboe for the Springfield Orchestra for 32 years, and currently performs for the Avanti Wind Quintet. Cohen is nationally known in the classical music world for his oboe work, and has performed internationally.

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