Habit / crew

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director, writer, sound and picture editor LARRY FESSENDEN
producer, assistant director, location sound DAYTON TAYLOR
director of photography FRANK DeMARCO
production manager, extras casting STEPHANE MITCHELL
associate producer SUSAN A. STOVER
camera assistant JAY SILVER
grip & electric ERIC OGDEN
still photography WHITNEY BLAKE
musical score GEOFFREY KIDDE
sound mixer, additional sound design BILL CHESLEY
additional mixing TED GANNON

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LARRY FESSENDEN (writer, director, sound/picture editor) Fessenden's director credits include: NO TELLING(1991); HOLLOW VENUS; DIARY OF A GO-GO DANCER, (1989) THE IMPACT ADDICT VIDEOS (1986-89) and EXPERIENCED MOVERS (1985). (link to long bio)

DAYTON TAYLOR (producer, assistant director, location sound) was production manager on Fessenden's 1991 feature NO TELLING, and has produced several multimedia pieces for New York based theater artist John Jesurun. He has assistant directed and production managed many independent features, documentaries, TV commercials, and music videos. His own short film, LOVE'S CHOICE, is in the permanent film collection at the Museum of Modern Art. He is the President of Digital Air Inc, and the inventor of a patent-pending camera system which has been featured in American Cinematographer and Scientific American magazines.

FRANK DeMARCO (director of photography) was the principal director of photography and associate producer on Steven M. Martin's documentary feature entitled THEREMIN: AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY (1995-Orion Classics; Sundance Film Festival's 1994 Filmmaker's Trophy Award), about the world's strangest musical instrument; was a D.P. on director Charles Guggenheim's THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD (1990, Academy Award for best short documentary); The President's House (1988) directed by Academy Award winner Paul Wagner; and was D.P. and associate producer on the forthcoming feature RED LIPSTICK by producer/director Alex King. He has shot second Unit on features for directors including Henry Jaglom, Ang Lee, and Bob Balaban. DeMarco has numerous television, commercial, and music video credits. He is the inventor of the Frank-o-Slate and the Logo-Scope, patented motion picture apparatuses.

SUSAN A STOVER (associate producer) After practicing as a litigator for five years in New York City, Susan left the law to pursue producing independent projects. She was associate producer of Kelly Reichardt's RIVER OF GRASS; associate producer of Tod Solondz's WELCOME TO THE DOLL HOUSE and co-produced Rachel Reichman's WORK. She produced the short FLEX, and line produced Bill Oliver's short THE DEBUTANTES and the Good Machine feature LOVE GOD.

STEPHANE MITCHELL (production manager, extras casting) graduated with a BFA from NYU and was camera assistant on several independent films before working on HABIT.

ERIC OGDEN (grip/electric) Before working on HABIT, Ogden worked as a storyboard artist, still photographer, art department and production assistant on films including the feature FOUR CORNERS OF NOWHERE which played Sundance in 94. He directed the 16mm short THE TOWER, and most recently finished production on a second short, THESE HILLS. He graduated with a BFA from University of Michigan's School of Art.

JOHN ARLOTTO (art) has worked on independent films since HABIT, including the feature POPA by Richard Mancuso and Jake Paltrow's THREE: AN EVICTION NOTICE. He Graduated with a BFA from Cornell University. He directed the 16mm short A WOMAN'S SONG.

JAY SILVER (art) comes from Chicago where he worked as second camera assistant on The TV series THE UNTOUCHABLES. He continues to work in New York as camera assistant on studio and independent features. He has worked as director of photography on several short films, including Eric Ogden's THESE HILLS.

LOREN BEVANS (costume design) works at St Ann's school, and has sewn costumes for Broadway and movies, including Coppola's DRACULA.

BILL CHESLEY (mixer, aditional sound design) is the New York sound designer for the award-winning commercial post production house, Machinehead. He was sound editor on Kelly Reichardt's feature RIVER OF GRASS and has mixed several award-winning shorts and TV shows.

TED GANNON (additional soundwork and mixes) was sound editor on Jim McKay's GIRLSTOWN, Loch Phillips' USE YOUR HEAD, and various feature and short projects. He has worked on Television and Music projects for Nickolodeon, MTV, and MCA records.


GEOFFREY KIDDE (music score) received his doctorate in Musical Arts from Columbia University and his Master's degree from the New England Conservatory of music. His composition for Symphony Orchestra, "Quest" is available on MMC New Century CDs. He has worked with Fessenden on two other films, THE FIELD (1980), NO TELLING (1991); HABIT is his first feature film score.

TOM LAVERACK (original songs) plays music with Fessenden under the band name Just Desserts. They have two albums out, including 1998's "Glive Up the Ghost" which includes music from HABIT; and a 1987 album, "Sentimental War", and a 1991 single released on Bar None records. He composed the score for Fessenden's 1992 feature NO TELLING, and wrote songs for two other Fessenden films: HOLLOW VENUS, STUNT

MICHAEL ROHATYN (original songs) scored Rebecca Miller's feature ANGELA, and Miller's short film FLORENCE. He recently composed music for Ira Sachs' feature THE DELTA. He co-produced with Julie Cafritz the LP "Hard for Meazy for You" by the band Guv'ner.

REBECCA MOORE (original song) is a singer-songwriter and New York City stage and film actress. Her CD "Admiral Charcoal's Song" is out on the Knitting Factory Label. She also appears in HABIT as "Susan."

SAMMY (original song) - is Jesse Hartman and Luke Wood. Their second album "Tales of Great Neck Glory" is out on Geffen Records.

FLAMIN AMY & SWEAT POTATA (original song) - plays regularly at Dan Lynch's Blues bar in New York.

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