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Patrick Skehill
is a filmmaker and playwright who seeks to understand what is hidden beneath the world around him. He founded Quixotic United in order to produce the short film “Breathfull.” He is currently wrapping his first documentary on the City of Woonsocket and the Stadium Theater. Patrick is happy to have assembled a crew of his longtime friends and hopes that their influence can help him create work with a lingering impression. He has a long, varied resume on both sides of the camera. Patrick attended Emerson College where he received his BFA.
Jake Standley is a long-time childhood friend of founder Patrick Skeyhill. The two talked for years about movie and television ideas, always saying that “someday” they would make it a reality. At long last it is time to show these ideas to the world! While Jake does not have much of a background in filmmaking, he still contributes to Quixotic United in the form of public relations for casting and filming locations. He also assists as unit production manager to make sure the schedule runs smoothly each shoot day.
Studying photography in college has helped Alberto fit into his role of cinematographer and has brought a unique visual palate and skill set to compliment that of Mr. Skeyhill. Passionate about the art of visual story telling, he relishes the challenge of transitioning between still photography and motion picture and is eager to show how the two can influence each other.
In college, CP focused on many aspects of theatre in order to build a solid foundation of experience to draw upon after graduation. Now that he has graduated, CP offers his free time to Quixotic United Productions as their lead gaffer where his theatre background provides a unique style to the company’s films. He began working with the production company in the winter of 2012 designing lights for the short film “Breathfull.” CP would like to thank Patrick and the rest of the production team for the opportunity to work with them and looks forward to future projects.
Shannon Van Durme was home-schooled all the way through high school due to extensive globe-trotting. She has taught drama at three different churches and co-ops with student from K through high school. As a jack of all trades she was able to use her knowledge in music and art to build sets, make props and costumes, and oversee cues and choreography. Shannon has now taken the position of Production Designer at Quixotic United Productions—part of the exciting adventure which Quixotic offers. Shannon has a deep gratitude for all those who have played a part in her ever-growing adventure.
Richard started playing the trumpet when he was 11. He attended Franklin High School, along with Patrick Skeyhill and Alberto D’Agostino, where he played the trumpet in Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Pep Band as well as participating in the Theatre program with Patrick. Some exploits from FHS include the Orchestra achieving Silver at MICCA, Richard receiving MVP trumpet at IAJE, and being Drum Major and Section Leader in the Pep Band. From 2005-2006, Richard played in a ska band called Life of the Party. He joined as 2nd Trumpet, but taught himself Trombone and played both for the band, sometimes at the same time. After graduation, Richard went to UMass Amherst to study Music Composition with a focus in Film Score as well as Music Education. After leaving UMass Amherst, Patrick Skeyhill approached Richard to score his thesis film “Breathfull.” Richard is House Composer for the nascent company.
Michael Rogers is a plumber by trade and admits to having no clue when it comes to film making. But when Patrick asked him to become involved in Quixotic United Productions, he was more than happy to throw his inexperienced hat into the ring. He had an amazing time while helping in the production of “Breathfull,” which made him very eager to become more involved in Quixotic. Since becoming a member of the team, Michael has been involved in many aspects of the film making process. Learning the ins and outs of the sound recording, casting, and location scouting, he is extremely excited to work on Quixotic’s upcoming documentary.
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