Cello tells the story of master cellist Ansel Evans, and his relationship with his granddaughter as he fights against ALS.

 

The script was developed from the director's personal experience with a loved one who faced difficult end-of-life decisions.

 
 

Crew

Cello brings together exciting new talent with industry veterans.

 
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Angie su
writer & Director

Angie’s passion for filming took root early on. Born and raised in China, she has been influenced and attracted by the traditional and contemporary elements in Chinese culture. Two years ago, she moved to Los Angeles in order to seek out visual boldness and humanity in films on a broader international stage. She has directed a number of narrative shorts and commercials for some of China’s biggest brands and looks forward to telling universal human stories. 

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Helen Nightengale
Executive Producer

Helen Nightengale, started her career as a violinist performing in many ensembles from Los Angeles to London. She has recorded on more than 500 Film, TV and Video Game Titles, including ”Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Schindlers List,” ”Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Titanic,” and many more. Enlisting Oscar and Grammy nominated composer, Randy Kerber, Emmy award winning composer/arranger William Ross and some of Los Angeles best musicians, this story will be elevated by a sublime musical score. 

austin serr
director of photography

Austin Serr is an award winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He's extremely passionate about immersing an audience and building an atmosphere that feels believable and naturalistic, yet full of visual expression. 

 

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SCOTT NYSTROM
PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Scott Nystrom is a Los Angeles based Production designer and creature-creator. He's worked on a number of award-winning music videos, commercials and narrative features.

Alexander Craven
Producer

Alexander Craven is a filmmaker and producer based in Los Angeles. His credits include commercials, narrative shorts and helping start a nationwide independent IP-TV network. Heavily influenced by pre-sixties and international cinema, he's interested in cross-genre suspense stories which explore modern identity and relationships. With a previous career in medical research, he's proud to be a part of a project that is sure to widen views on an important topic. 

WILLIAM ROSS
CONDUCTOR & ARRANGER

William Ross is an American composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor and music director. Ross is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards (in 2007 and 2009), one Daytime Emmy Award (in 1991), and has been nominated for one Annie Award (in 2008). He has worked with a large array of artists and musicians, from famous Hollywood composers John Williams, Alan Silvestri, John Powell, Michael Giacchino, Klaus Badelt, and Michael Kamen, to pop music icons and best-sellers such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Laura Pausini, Whitney Houston, Kenny G, Michael Jackson, David Foster, Quincy Jones, Babyface and Sting. 

RANDY KERBER
COMPOSER

Randy Kerber is a composer, orchestrator, and keyboard player, who has had a prolific career in music. Kerber has been nominated for two Oscars, one for Best Original Score for the motion picture, “The Color Purple” and for his arrangement of Over the Rainbow for Barbra Streisand. An active player and studio keyboardist, he has worked on over 800 motion pictures including “Titanic”, “A Beautiful Mind”, and “Harry Potter I, II, & III”. The piano in “Forrest Gump” which features a feather floating in the wind, was played by Randy Kerber. The celeste theme in “Harry Potter”, composed by John Williams, is also played by Randy Kerber.

howard heard
editor

Howard Heard’s forty years of editing work includes credits for more than 50 hours of prime time episodic television, over 25 features and several documentaries. He is also very active in editing commercials and promotional materials. He maintains an interest in the sciences, a passion for music and for teaching film to the next generation of storytellers. 

 

Special Selection


 

Screenings

Press and reviews to follow...

Stills

A selection of images from Cello