Todd Edwards (born September 17, 1971) is an American film writer/producer, film director, and writer working in Los Angeles. He is also an actor and songwriter/singer who is currently in the band called Blick Van Glory. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His first film was Chillicothe which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999, in which he wrote, directed, and acted.
Edwards later served as a co-creator, co-director, writer, actor, and song writer of the animated 2005 film Hoodwinked! , in conjunction with brother Cory Edwards and Tony Leech and released by The Weinstein Company. He then contributed to the writing of Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil released by Maurice Kanbar, the 2010 sequel to Hoodwinked! .
In 2010 he directed, co-wrote, acted and composed the feature film Jeffie Was Here
In 2011 he co-founded Hardy Howl Films with producer/writer Katie Hooten and producer/writer Timothy Hooten.
His older brother, Cory Edwards, is also a film writer, producer, director and actor.
Blake Edwards was an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter.
John Marcum Wells is an American theater, film, and television writer, director, and producer.
Michael Legge is a Massachusetts-born American B-movie filmmaker and actor. He is known for producing low-budget comedy-horror films that he writes, directs and generally stars in. He founded the production company Sideshow Cinema.
Leigh Whannell is an Australian screenwriter, actor, film producer, and film director. He is best known for writing films directed by his friend James Wan, including Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2010), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Whannell made his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015), and has since directed two more films, Upgrade (2018) and The Invisible Man (2020).
Hallie Todd is an American actress, producer and writer. She played Penny Waters on Brothers and Jo McGuire on Lizzie McGuire.
Todd Phillips is an American filmmaker and occasional actor. Phillips began his career in 1993 and directed films in the 2000s such as Road Trip, Old School, Starsky & Hutch, and School for Scoundrels. He came to prominence in the early 2010s for directing The Hangover film series. In 2019, he co-wrote and directed the psychological thriller film Joker, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, which premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival where it received the top prize, the Golden Lion. Joker went on to earn Phillips three Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, with his co-writer Scott Silver.
Sohail Salim Abdul Rashid Khan is an Indian actor, writer, film director and producer who works mainly in Hindi cinema. He is the younger brother of actors Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. He has an elder sister, Alvira Khan Agnihotri. He produces films under his banner Sohail Khan Productions.
Anthony Joseph Gilroy is an American filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the first four films of the Bourne series, the initial trilogy of which Matt Damon starred in, and directed the fourth film of the franchise which starred Jeremy Renner. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director and for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Michael Clayton. Gilroy wrote and directed Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, and co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
James Keach is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the younger brother of actor Stacy Keach Jr. and son of actor Stacy Keach Sr.
Hoodwinked! is a 2005 American computer-animated musical comedy mystery film. It retells the folktale Little Red Riding Hood as a police investigation, using backstories to show multiple characters' points of view. It was produced independently by Blue Yonder Films with Kanbar Entertainment, directed and written by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, and Tony Leech, and produced by Katie Hooten, Maurice Kanbar, David K. Lovegren, Sue Bea Montgomery, and Preston Stutzman. The film was released by The Weinstein Company in Los Angeles, California, on December 16, 2005, for a one-week engagement before expanding nationwide on January 13, 2006. The film features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri and Andy Dick.
Glenn Withrow is an American actor, director, producer and writer.
Cory Edwards is an American film director, screenwriter, and stand-up comedian. He is probably best known for directing, co-writing, and voice acting in Hoodwinked (2005), and for co-writing and voice acting in the 2011 sequel Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. He is the older brother of screenwriter/director Todd Edwards and film producer Katie Hooten.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil is a 2011 American computer-animated 3D comedy film and the sequel to 2005's Hoodwinked!, directed by Mike Disa and released on April 29, 2011 by The Weinstein Company. The film was written by Disa, Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards and Tony Leech, who wrote and directed the previous Hoodwinked! film. Most of the cast reprised their roles, with the exceptions of Anne Hathaway and Jim Belushi, who were replaced by Hayden Panettiere and Martin Short, respectively.
Tony Leech is an American director, screenwriter and editor who currently lives in Los Angeles. Tony attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While a student there, Leech and fellow ORU student Mark Steele (comedian/producer), along with some friends, wrote and performed a sketch comedy show called Standing Room Only, or SRO. Leech acted, wrote, directed, and edited for the Fire By Nite Christian variety show that was based at Willie George Ministries in Tulsa. He also worked on projects with Teen Mania Ministries, then based in Tulsa and headed by ORU-alumnus Ron Luce.
Krogzilla is an adult animated web series, created by filmmaker and actor Cory Edwards for the YouTube channel Shut Up! Cartoons. The series premiered on May 31, 2012 and stars Edwards as a sea monster named Krogzilla, who was shrunk by scientists. The first season, titled Krogzilla Gets a Job, ended on August 2, 2012 and consisted of ten three-minute episodes that focused on Krogzilla's pursuit of new employment. Edwards has implied the possibility of future seasons and explained that the title of the series would change with each season to reflect a new goal that Krogzilla must accomplish.
Sue Bea Montgomery is an American film producer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. After serving as an associate producer on the 1999 Independent film Chillicothe, she introduced the film's director Todd Edwards and his brother Cory Edwards to entrepreneur and inventor Maurice Kanbar, who had invested in the film. Kanbar agreed to finance the brothers to direct a computer animated film, based on a well known fairy tale, and they came up with Hoodwinked, a unique retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. To produce the film, Montgomery and Kanbar founded Kanbar Entertainment and Kanbar Animation in 2002. To save costs, the film's animation was produced in Manila, Philippines, which made it the first independent computer animated film to be produced in the Philippines. The film was also one of the first computer animated films to be completely independently funded. Hoodwinked! was released in 2005, receiving mixed reviews, and earning over $110 million worldwide. Montgomery served as a producer on two PBS Kids series; Sid the Science Kid from 2008 to 2009 and Dinosaur Train from 2009 to 2010. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Children's Animated Program for her work on Dinosaur Train. She has also worked on a number of other well known films, including Ironweed, The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Katie Hooten is an American actress and film producer. She is married to Timothy Hooten, and is the sister of filmmakers Cory Edwards and Todd Edwards. As a child she participated in theatre, and along with her brothers, made Super 8 home videos. She is a graduate of Anderson University, of which her father is the president. After performing with her brothers and her husband in the 1999 independent film Chillicothe, directed by Todd Edwards, she joined The Walt Disney Company, working as a post-production coordinator on the films Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Spirited Away, and Lilo & Stitch, and as an assistant production manager on the short films Destino and Lorenzo. She served as an associate producer on the 2005 independent computer animated film Hoodwinked, directed by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, and Tony Leech. The film, which was one of the first fully independently funded computer animated films, received mixed reviews, and earned over $110 million worldwide. Along with her husband, she served as a producer on the 2010 independent film Jeffie Was Here, directed by Todd Edwards. Both her husband and her daughter Eva were diagnosed with Leukemia within the same year, however Eva was cured after two years of treatment.
Preston Stutzman is a film producer and actor. He produced the 1999 independent film Chillicothe, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the 2005 independent computer-animated film Hoodwinked!, which was one of the first computer-animated films to be completely independently funded. He also performed the minor role of Timmy in Hoodwinked!
Michael Disa is an American film director, screenwriter, and animator. He began working as an animator at Disney in the mid-1990s, where he was involved with several films up until the late-2000s. During this time, he also worked on non-Disney animated films, including Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and Barnyard. He made his directorial debut with The Origin of Stitch, Disney's 2005 direct-to-DVD short sequel to Lilo & Stitch. At one point he was attached to direct a computer-animated prequel to Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but he dropped out due to creative differences, and the project was cancelled. After growing disillusioned with Disney, Disa left the studio to become an independent filmmaker. His first feature film, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil was released in 2011. Disa followed this with Postman Pat: The Movie, which was released in 2014.
Jonás Cuarón Elizondo is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and cinematographer. He is the son of the Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuarón by the latter's first wife, Mariana Elizondo. Jonás Cuarón studied film at Vassar College.