Written & Directed By Michael Schwartz
We the filmmakers are committed to diversity and inclusivity. Our cast and crew represents a wide spectrum of races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. Our team includes a queer writer/director, a transgender filmmaker, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, half of our crew identifies as female, and three of our producers are women of color. Through live events and digital campaigns, and in collaboration with The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, we have used our filmmaking process on MONTANA as a catalyst for dialogue, support, and education around mental health and suicide prevention.
Premiered in 2018 at Brooklyn Film Festival and SeriesFest. Stay tuned for more information about screenings.
MONTANA is lensed by John Schmidt (Winner, Cannes Lions 2x), edited by Colin Elliot (Fry Day, which won the Student Visionary Award at TriBeCa 2017), sound mixed by Emmy-Award Nominee Sean Canada (Vice) and scored by Emmy-Award Nominee Michael Kramer (Lego Star Wars, Ninjago).
The cast includes Jennifer Mudge (who stars opposite Robert DeNiro in Martin Scorcese's upcoming The Irishman) and Chris Henry Coffey (who starred opposite Clive Owen in Trust).
Producers include Danelle Eliav (A24's Menashe - Sundance & Berlinale 2017, Gotham Awards & Independent Spirit Nominee), Nilou Safinya (Julia Blue - IFP Fellowship and Gotham Award Winner), and Josefina Laban (The Great Pretender - TriBeCa 2018.) Executive Producer is Dagmar Dolby (Philanthropist, Dolby Laboratories).