THE PRODUCTION TEAM.
Michael Rubenstone is an actor, writer, director and musician. You’ve seen him on ABC, FOX, USA and CBS with appearances on “The Goldbergs,” “Grandfathered,” “Happy Endings,” “The Mentalist,” “Common Law,” “Breaking In” and “Jericho,” among others. An accomplished theatre actor, Michael has appeared at Williamstown Thatre Festival, ICT Long Beach, and Pittsburgh Public Theatre, among others. ON THE SLY: IN SEARCH OF THE FAMILY STONE was a twelve-year journey and is his documentary directorial debut. Michael is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Shannon, who is the other half of their musical duo, S+M.
MICHAEL RUBENSTONE, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
Patrick Sheehan is a television writer and producer whose documentary and docu-series credits include projects for Lucasfilm, Warner Brothers, A&E and Discovery Channel. He’s also written for or worked on TV shows such as “Franklin & Bash,” “The Neighbors,” “Galavant” and “American Housewife,” among others. ON THE SLY: IN SEARCH OF THE FAMILY STONE is Patrick’s first independent feature film. Patrick also produces stand up comedy events in Los Angeles, including, most notably, co-creating the now infamous Comedy Carhole.
PAT SHEEHAN, PRODUCER
Todd Shotz and his production company T42 Entertainment most recently produced LAZY EYE, which played 27 film festivals and opened theatrically (November 2016). Todd served as Executive Producer on GHOST TEAM ONE, which premiered at Slamdance in 2013 and was released theatrically by Film Arcade/Paramount. Previously, Todd was VP of film and TV development at Cheyenne Enterprises (Bruce Willis & Arnold Rifkin’s production company), working on such projects as LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, SIXTEEN BLOCKS and TIMBER FALLS. As a documentary producer, Todd oversaw production of WRESTLING WITH ANGELS (Sundance, 2006) and developed the docu-series pilot WAY OUT for Showtime.
TODD SHOTZ, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Dan Shotz is a writer/executive producer in film and television. While just completing the 4th and final season of the STARZ series “Black Sails,” Shotz previously developed and produced the series “Common Law” for the USA network as well as “Harper’s Island” and fan-favorite “Jericho” for CBS Television. Shotz and “Black Sails” creator Jonathan E. Steinberg recently launched Quaker Moving Pictures, a production/development company. Prior to this new venture, Shotz was a partner with director Jon Turteltaub at Junction Entertainment, the company responsible for the films “National Treasure” and the sequel “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” among others.
DAN SHOTZ, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Adam F. Goldberg is an American television and film producer and writer. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series “Breaking In” and “The Goldbergs.” Goldberg also wrote on the shows “Aliens in America,” “Secret Girlfriend,” “Voltron Force,” “WordGirl” and Kevin Williamson’s “Glory Days.” Goldberg has also produced several movies, including “The Comebacks” (Fox), “Daddy Day Camp” (Columbia), “Bobism” (MGM), “Jeff the Immortal” (Universal) and a remake of “Night of the Living Dorks” (Warner Bros.)
ADAM F. GOLDBERG, CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Jonathan McHugh is an independent director, film producer & music supervisor for J2 Media who has held high-level film music creative positions at New Line Cinema (Warner Brothers) (VP Soundtracks,) Sony Records (Sr. VP Film & TV), Universal Records (Sr. VP Visual Media) over the past few decades.
McHugh has produced over 30 films & TV shows and is directing his first two films “Cosplay Universe” and “Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos.” He produced the recently released film “Man In Camo Jacket” for Xlrator Media. He co-produced and music supervised the film’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” with Academy award winning producer Alex Gibney and Academy Award nominated director Amy Berg and “We Are X” with Academy Award winning producer John Battsek (“Searching For Sugarman.”) Some of the other films he has produced/co-produced include Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never” Sony Classics documentary “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” Lionsgate’s “Repo The Generic Opera,” Lifetime’s “Flying By,” The Paramount film “Crossroads and the Discovery’s “Battle Ground Earth.” He also co-wrote and produced the Lions Gate feature film “Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror” staring Jason Alexander, Danny Trejo and Anson Mount.”
JONATHAN MCHUGH, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Jonathan is a partner in J2 Films which produced the mobile TV series MLB.com Presents Japan Confidential along with Image Revolution, She Makes Comics, Chris Claremont’s XMEN for J2’s Respect 4 Productions 2016 documentary slate. Jonathan co-produced the award-winning documentary, WE ARE X along with Man in the Camo Jacket and is currently producing Cosplay Universe and On The Sly.
Jonathan has worked in film acquisitions and production for the past 10 years. Some of these include; Pee Wee’s Playhouse, The Illusionist, World Baseball Classic 2006, Ramen Girl, Repo The Genetic Opera, Marie and Bruce and Catacombs.”
JONATHAN PLATT, CO-PRODUCER
Max Smerling has been an industry veteran for decades as a screenwriter, producer and consultant. He got his start at Lakeshore Entertainment and worked to bring a dozen films to production including MILLION DOLLAR BABY, and the UNDERWORLD franchise. He is currently in production on another documentary about his grandparents Madeline and Jack Gilford – actors and activists both blacklisted during the McCarthy era. In addition, Max and his brother run a boutique PR firm called Provoke Relations, specializing in online engagement via social engineering.
MAX SMERLING, CO-PRODUCER
Sarah Anthony is a documentary film producer who bounces between music and social justice projects. She was an Associate Producer with PBS FRONTLINE “The Age of AIDS.” In 2007 she joined Exclusive Media as the Co-head of Documentary Features, where she supervised development, production and distribution on documentaries including Martin Scorsese’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” “Billy Joel’s Last Play at Shea,” and the Academy Award-winning “Undefeated.” She also produced FRONTLINE’s “Endgame: AIDS In Black America,” and R.J. Cutler’s “The World According to Dick Cheney.” Recently, she produced HBO’s docs-series “The Defiant Ones.”
SARAH ANTHONY, CO-PRODUCER
Marc McCrudden is a visionary Executive Producer and the founder of the experiential premium content company, Lightline Studios. Marc believes talent is key and knows how to deliver the audience inside the story and action in the sports and music space. Marc garnered deals with Samsung, X-finity and China CCTV for Lightline Studios’ award winning 3D feature film Drop. Marc has a rich history in the unscripted series and film space on The Apprentice, Fashion Star, Girls Next Door, Braxton Family Values, Bridgette’s Sexiest Beaches, Top Chef, Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never, Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull, Shark Tank and On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone.
MARC MCCRUDDEN, CO-PRODUCER