DIRECTOR: SCOTT CERVINE

Prior to discovering his destiny as a filmmaker, Scott Cervine traveled the globe as a comedian and magician, performing with such legends as Jim Carey, Dennis Miller and Jay Leno. By casting his magic into his movies, Scott has earned numerous awards, including the Mark Goodson video award and an American Film Institute Award. Scott wrote, directed and stared in two features, Never Alone and Escape from Orion, winner of the Digital Maverick Film Festival Audience Choice Award. Scott is a sought after director and editor throughout the film community. His unprecedented amount of respect among his clients and peers, garnered a successful career of writing, directing and editing nearly twenty films to date, Including, Lost and Found (Connie Britton, 2008 Release); We Were One (Official Seleciton/Elevate Film Festival 2008); Angel In The Hood (Lonnie Lardner, 2008 Release); Habenero (Carlos Moreno Jr., 2007); Miraculous Collision (Spiritual Cinema Circle, 2007); Life Coach (Jonathon Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Ron Livingston, Carla Gugino/Best Director and Best Comedy, Moondance Film Festival, 2006); Beyond the Bridge (Best Film Hollywood HD Indie. Fest., 2006); Closer Than Ever (Allen Williams/Spiritual Cinema Circle, 2006) and Marriage and Beyond, (Russ Geary, 2005). Scott’s passion for directing is fueled by his sharp eye as an editor and his unique ability to inject laughter into serious topics. His short film, Out of Proportion, won the grand prize at the “Beverly Hills Short Film Festival” and was distributed world wide. And most recently Cervine was proud to have directed the award winning feature length documentary entitled The Shadow Effect currently being distributed by Hay House. Robert Kholer (Los Angeles Times) has this to say about Cervine’s talent as a film maker: “Scott Cervine is an irresistible force.”

WRITER & PRODUCER: AUSTIN VICKERS

People v. The State of Illusion is Austin’s first venture into film writing and producing. Based on his experience as a trial lawyer, Austin conceived the idea for the film as a way of illustrating the trial of life that each of us must go through. The expert witnesses included in the film are all individuals whose writings over the years in one way or another have shaped or touched Austin and have contributed to the perspective and approach to life that Austin now teaches in his own programs. After creating the idea for the film, Austin went on the road with a film crew and over a 6 month period met with each of the experts and engaged them in a provocative and in-depth interview regarding a variety of topics about life and their perspectives. He then wrote a script for the film, intricately weaving the segments of the interviews that appear in the film today. He then went in search of a Director to bring his idea to life, and life brought him Scott Cervine. Scott brought with him many great ideas and guidance on how to bring the philosophy that Austin had captured in his interviews to life. Austin then wrote the narrative for the film, and Scott went to work bringing that narrative to life by finding amazing set locations, great actors to fill the roles, and creative art direction that gives the film its color and soul. Twelve months later, People v. The State of Illusion is the brilliant culmination of their collaboration. Based on his work in this film and his newly found passion for making movies, Austin launched Exalt Films, a production company committed to writing and producing films designed to elevate and exalt the human spirit.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: CONNIE L. SCHROF

This movie would not have been possible without the support and assistance of Associate Producer Connie L. Schrof. Her belief in the idea of the film and her commitment to making a difference in the world through any means possible formed a solid foundation for this project that allowed Austin to take the idea of the film and run with it. The world is indebted to her for helping to create a cinematic work that will undoubtedly change lives forever.

OTHER CAST AND CREW:

-Line Producer-
BROOKE MARCH-Cinematographer-
(Narrative)
DAVID FISHER-Cinematographer-
(Interviews)
JEFF HALPERINnarrative cast
-Aaron-
J.B. TUTTLE-Prison Janitor-
MICHAEL McCORMICK

-Prison Guard-
KEVIN McDONALD

-Attorney-
TAD JONES

-Hope-
MELANIE LINDAHL

-Woman In Bar-
AMY BAKLINI

-Officer Parkes-
ALI AGIRNAS

-Officer Michaels-
LAUREN DUSEK

-Forrest Divas-
LILI DALE
AUTUM SHIELDS

-Forrest Wizard-
ADAM KURTZ

-Family Dinner-
BILL KURTZ
KRISTIN KURTZ
OLIVIA KURTZ
ADAM KURTZ

-Camera Operator-
OSCAR CIFUENTES-First A.D.-
CONCI ALTHOUSE-Second A.D.-
MARTI MILLS-First A.C.-
ELI SCHNEIDER-Wardrobe-
CRICKET ERNST

-Boom Operator-
ALEX POZO

-Talent Liason-
NANCY KENNEY

-Grip-
SAMURAI FORE

-Post Production Sound-
BOB WITSENHAUSEN

-Additional Editing-
PHIL HUGHES

-Graphic Design-
PALO PANINI

-CGI-
JEFF PARSON
REX GALLADRO
-Makeup-
CORRINA COOKE

Executive Production Assistant-
AUTUMN DROZDA

-Location Sound-
ALEX BURDICK
JOE BOHANNON
JOE LANKFORD
TONY LOPATO

-Grip & Electric-
JUAN ARIAS-Jib Operator-
ROBERT PFLUMM-Grip-
TROY UNDERWOOD-PA-
PETER FREEZESPEEDSHAPE
CGI, Car Crash Sequence

-Executive Production Manager-
DAWN GIDDINGS

-CG Supervisor-
ROGER PRUDDEN

-CG Supervisor-
LINDEN VENNARD

-CG Artist-
RUSS SWANEY

Brain Animation Sequence
SPEEDMEDIA

-SVP, Executive Producer-
KENNY FRANCIS

-Producer-
ADAM BUCHANAN

-Design and Animation Lead-
NICHOLAS ALEXANDER

-Special Thanks-
FRAN MATERA and THE P.R. STUDENTS OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
JESSICA JOHNSON
MADELINE GILES
CARLY LANGEFELD
SARAH HOTCHKISS
LEAH STARR
JESSE MOCK
JACLYN WEISHAR
STACI McCABE
for their work in creating a national P.R. capaign for the movie
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