187: About The Filmmakers

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Director KEVIN REYNOLDS' most recent credit is the epic adventure "Waterworld," which became an international box-office sensation. His other feature-film credits as director include the smash hit "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Rapa Nui."

Reynolds began writing plays as a drama major at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, before transferring to Baylor University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and then a law degree.

After practicing law in Texas, Reynolds enrolled at the film school at the University of Southern California, where his student film, "Proof," attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg, who helped an expanded version get made. That film became "Fandango," which attracted attention both for Reynolds and its star, Kevin Costner, with whom Reynolds would work again on "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Waterworld." Costner also was a producer on "Rapa Nui."

Reynolds wrote the screenplay for "Red Dawn" and directed "The Beast," a critically acclaimed film about the war in Afghanistan.

Producer BRUCE DAVEY formed Icon Productions with Mel Gibson in 1988 and shared last year's Best Picture Academy Award with Gibson for "Braveheart." Davey produced Gibson's debut film as a director, "The Man Without A Face," as well as "Maverick," "Forever Young," "Immortal Beloved," "Airborne" and the recent epic romance "Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina."

A native of Sydney, Australia, Davey received his degree as a Chartered Accountant (the Australian equivalent of a certified public accountant) and joined a practice serving various members of the entertainment industry. Davey later set up his own firm and acquired several prominent Australian entertainment figures as clients, including Mel Gibson, beginning their professional association that continues today.

Producer STEVE McEVEETY has an exclusive producing deal at Icon Productions. He executive produced "Braveheart," "The Man Without a Face," "Immortal Beloved" and "Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina." He served as producer of "Airborne." McEveety's experience as a unit production manager or assistant director includes "Hot Shots," "Flatliners," "Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael," "The Trip to Bountiful," "18 Again," "Blood Red" and "Forever Young."

McEveety studied film at Loyola Marymount University and began his career as an assistant director.

Screenwriter SCOTT YAGEMANN's more than seven years of teaching experience in the Los Angeles public school system provided the basis for "187," his first produced film script. Yagemann's credits in the entertainment industry include writing for the television series "Love Connection," "The Liars Club" and "Jeopardy," as well as for the Lifetime Channel. Following graduation from college with a degree in film and television production, Yagemann began working as a page on the Norman Lear comedies "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons."

Director of Photography ERICSON CORE is a veteran of the music video scene, having shot videos for such recording artists as The Mavericks, Stevie Wonder, Run D.M.C., The Rolling Stones and Toad the Wet Sprocket. He makes his feature film debut as director of photography on "187." He also shot the pilot for the CBS series "EZ Streets." Core holds a BA from the USC Film School and a Masters from Art Center in Pasadena, California.

Film Editor STEPHEN SEMEL has cut an eclectic slate of features including "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Jury Duty," "Airheads," "Kuffs," "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" and Kevin Reynolds' first feature, "Fandango." Semel edited and associate produced eight episodes of "Tales From the Crypt" for directors Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Music Supervisor CHRIS DOURIDAS is the host of the weekday radio program "Morning Becomes Eclectic, " a ground-breaking show that defies the arbitrary boundaries of niche programming. Douridas also serves as music director of the NPR affiliate KCRW-FM in Santa Monica, California, which airs "Morning Becomes Eclectic." He has additionally created and presided over other programs for KCRW including "Man in the Moon," a unique blend of music and spoken word that also aired on the MTV Radio Network, and "Metropolis," which showcases urban dance styles. Douridas also served as music consultant for television's "Northern Exposure," the recent Warner Bros. feature "Heat," and the films "Grace of My Heart," "Grosse Pointe Blank" and "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." Douridas also works as an actor with feature credits in "Strange Days," "Waterworld," "True Stories" and Wim Wenders' "The End of Violence"; on television, he has appeared on "Ellen" and "Party of Five."

Costumer Designer DARRYLE JOHNSON began his professional career in fashion design, building a strong reputation for his imaginative costuming for Essence magazine photo spreads. Further experience with Patrick Kelly, Grace Jones and Azzeden Alaia lead to a position as contributing designer to esteemed film costume designer Ruth Carter on the Tina Turner biographical film "What's Love Got to Do With It?". His feature costume designer credits include "East L.A. Warrior," "The Fire This Time," "Passion," and the critically acclaimed films by John Singleton, "Boyz N the Hood" and "Poetic Justice." Johnson's extensive work in television and commercials includes "Top of the Stairs," "The Corner" and "Yearbook 94, A Look at Black America," and television spots for McDonald's, Apple Computer, Nike and Kodak. Johnson also heads his own fashion design firm, Body By Knossus, and his work has been hailed by national press, including Premiere magazine.

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