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Writer / Director Ira Sachs
Producer Margot Bridger
Director of Photography Benjamin P. Speth
Editor Affonso Goncalves
Production Designer Bernhard Blythe
Art Director Yin Ling Wong
Composer Michael Rohatyn
Music Supervisor Adam Feibelman
Associate Producer Loring McAlpin
Production Manager Laura Yamashita
Script Supervisor Liza Elkind
1st A.C Danya Reich
2nd A.C Keith Cadwallader
Sound Recordist Iddo Patt
Boom Operator Tommy Tenhet
Additional Sound Recording Crosby McCloy
Gaffer John Markham
Grip Temple Brown
Make-up & Hair Linda Wood
Costumes Stevan Lazich
2nd A.D Susan McGuire
Art Department Assistant Lewis Feibelman

Production Assistants
Shane Belcher
Marissa Cotten
Jillian Reese

Fight Coordinator Art Oden
Fireworks Wolf Stuntworks, Inc.
Craft Services Wayne Rolin & Billy Gray
Catering Sue Easley & Lorette Velvette
Vietnamese Consultant Nhan Van Dang
Vietnamese Translation Nguyen Nguyet Cam
Sound Design & Editing Tom Efinger & Damian Volpe
Sound Pre-mix Dig It Audio, NYC / Tom Efinger
Sound Mix Facility Soundtrack New York
Re-recording Engineer Tony Volante
Title Design Patrick Santana
Titles shot by Cynosure
Insurance provided by Disc Insurance
Legal Counsel Bodine & Herzog
Avid provided by Glass Eye Pix
Additional Avid support Art Logic Laboratories
Negative processing Technicolor
Video to Tape Supervision Post It / Joe Glenn
Video Matchback Larry Mischel Film & Video
Negative Matcher Jim Finn
Color Timing Michael Kolvek
Prints by John E. Allen Associates

THE DELTA includes songs by the following bands and musicians:

Ashtray Babyhead
Compulsive Gamblers
Alluring Strange
Lorette Velvette
Linda Heck
Melissa Dunn
Michael Rohatyn
Othar Turner and His Rising
Star Fife & Drum Band

IRA SACHS (writer, director) has shown his most recent film LADY (16mm, 28 min.) in festivals around the world, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Melbourne and on the extensive gay and lesbian festival circuit. The film was broadcast nationally by SBS television in Australia and is distributed in the US by Frameline Distribution. His first film VAUDVILLE (16mm, 55 min.) was also seen at many festivals, screening in Los Angeles, New Zealand, London, Chicago, and Toronto. While living in New York City, he has worked as a script reader for Martin Scorsese, as assistant to writer/performer Eric Bogosian and as assistant to the director Norman René on the film LONGTIME COMPANION. A graduate in literature from Yale University, Sachs was born in Memphis in 1965.

MARGOT BRIDGER (producer) is currently producing the feature ARRESTING GENA (director Hannah Weyer) with Good Machine, Inc. She has been working in independent film since graduating from Yale in 1987, starting as a producer's assistant on such projects as LONGTIME COMPANION and MISSISSIPPI MASALA. In addition to THE DELTA, she has produced the short films LADY and THE SALESMAN (winner of Best Short at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival). She began her collaboration with Sachs in 1992.

BENJAMIN P SPETH (Director of Photography) has been a working cinematographer in New York for the last seven years. He has shot a wide range of projects, from music videos to documentaries to features, including Jesse Hartman's HAPPY HOURę(winner of the Berlin Panorama), Roddy Bogawa's new feature Junk, and Gregg Bordowitz's film THE SUICIDE (starring Lothaire Bluteau, Brooke Smith and Elina Löwensohn). Speth also shot Sachs's previous film LADY.

AFFONSO GONCALVES (Editor) studied editing at the London International Film School and the American Film Institute, where he completed a master's degree. In 1992, he received the Fuji Scholarship Award for best editing for the short film Laid to Rest. Presently, he is editing the documentary feature, THE GREEN MONSTER.

BERNHARD BLYTHE (Production Designer) began work for film and theater while completing his B.A. in architecture at Yale. He designed both of Sachs's earlier shorts, as well as films for directors Gregg Bordowitz, Lisa Collins and John Miller-Monson. His sets for the theater have appeared at the Kitchen, P.S. 122, Intar, and the Circle Rep, among others.

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