Lost in Space: About The Filmmakers

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STEPHEN HOPKINS (Director/Producer) made his feature film debut with the Australian drama Dangerous Game and followed up with the horror-thriller A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. His other film credits include Predator 2, Judgement Night, Blown Away and The Ghost And The Darkness.

For television, Hopkins also directed three episodes of HBO's popular series "Tales From The Crypt," two of which were nominated for Cable ACE Awards.

He has also won several Australian Emmys, including one for his work on the television special "Mick Jagger - Live Down Under."

AKIVA GOLDSMAN (Screenwriter/Producer) has been in demand since his first script, Silent Fall, was filmed by Bruce Beresford. He recently collaborated with director Joel Schumacher for the fourth time on Batman and Robin, having previously worked on The Client, Batman Forever and A Time To Kill -- all of which were big summer hits in consecutive years.

Goldsman graduated from Wesleyan University and earned his graduate degree in creative writing from New York University.

MARK W. KOCH (Producer) formed Prelude Pictures to fulfill his dream of making movies. The company's first film was HBO's "Judicial Consent," followed by Lost In Space. Upcoming, Prelude Pictures will release Black Dog, an action thriller starring Patrick Swayze.

In addition, Koch is president of Marbi Inc., a closely held metals brokerage film, and he is involved with many charities, including Planet Hope, an organization founded by sisters Kelly and Sharon Stone to provide healthcare for homeless children and their families.

MACE NEUFELD (Executive Producer) produced two of the most popular series in Hollywood history, the classic Omen films, and the current hit series of action-thrillers starring Harrison Ford and based on Tom Clancy's best-selling books, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

Neufeld's films, which have grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide, helped launch the careers of such stars as Kevin Costner and Alec Baldwin, and some of Hollywood's leading directors, including Richard Donner, John McTieman and Philip Noyce, with whom Neufeld recently collaborated on for The Saint.

In 1989, Neufeld joined forces with former New World head Robert G Rehme to form Neufeld/Rehme Productions. For the last eight years their company has produced major motion pictures at Paramount Pictures, where it has an exclusive feature film production deal. Pictures produced under the Neufeld/Rehme banner include John Milius's Flight of the Intruder, Necessary Roughness and Beverly Hills Cop III.

The team of Neufeld and Rehme were voted "NATO/Showest Producers of the Year" and Publicists Guild "Showmen of the Year" for 1992.

ROBERT REHME (Executive Producer) began his motion picture career at an early age, starting as a theater usher in his hometown of Cincinnati at the age of 16. His subsequent experience includes exhibition, distribution and production. From 1978 to 1981, Rehme served as president and chief executive officer of Avoc Embassy Pictures, prior to joining Universal Pictures as president, Worldwide Distribution and Marketing.

Rehme served as co-chairman and chief executive officer of New World Entertainment, Inc, from 1983 to 1989. He then joined forces with Mace Neufeld in 1989, to form Neufeld/Rehme Productions, which has an exclusive motion picture production contract at Paramount Pictures. The team has produced such films as Flight of the Intruder, Necessary Roughness, Tom Clancy's Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, and Beverly Hills Cop III, starring Eddie Murphy.

Upcoming features include The General's Daughter by Nelson DeMille and A Philosophical Investigation by Phillip Kerr.

KRIS WISEMAN (Co-Producer) has worked alongside Stephen Hopkins for the last eight years, but Lost In Space marks their first production as producing partners. Wiseman associate produced Hopkin's last three pictures, The Ghost and The Darkness, Blown Away and Judgement Night.

Before meeting Hopkins, she worked for producer Joel Silver on Die Hard 2 and Lethal Weapon 2. Wiseman started her career as a junior publicist for Cineplex Odeon Films, handling films such as Withnail and I, Five Corners, Jacknife and Talk Radio.

NORMAN GARWOOD (Production Designer) received Oscar nominations for Brazil, which also won him a BAFTA Award and the London Standard Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement; Glory; and Steven Spielberg's Hook. He also won the BAFTA Award for the production Rivals of Sherlock Holmes.

Garwood served as art director on Time Bandits and Brimstone and Treacle for director Terry Gilliam. As production designer, his credits include The Missionary, Red Monarch, Shadey, The Princess Bride, Misery, Being Human, Cutthroat Island and The Honest Courtesan.

PETER LEVY (Director of Photography) was nominated Australian Cinematographer of the Year in 1990. He served as director of photography on Stephen Hopkins' feature film debut Dangerous Game, which marked the beginning of a long collaboration between the two that has included Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Predator 2, Judgement Night and Blown Away.

His other feature credits include The Getaway, Ricochet, Cutthroat Island, Broken Arrow and Disney's The War at Home. In addition, he boasts a prolific background in television commercials and music videos.

Angus Bickerton (Visual Effects Supervisor) has lent his creativity and technical skills to such hit feature films as Batman, Cape Fear, Interview With A Vampire, A Kiss Before Dying and City of Joy. In addition, he supervised visual effects for numerous lower budget films, promo videos and commercials, before going freelance as the visual FX coordinator on the television series "Space Precinct."

He also supervised The Adventures of Pinocchio, which featured 350 visual effects shots, for Steve Barron, which teamed him with the Henson Creature Shop.

From the early age of four, Bickerton was so inspired by the television series "Thunderbirds" that, at the age of 12, he wrote to Derek Meddings, the visual effects supervisor of the show for his advice on a career in visual effects. Armed with Meddings' encouragement and his own ambition, Bickerton went on to the London College of Printing to complete a B.A. in Photography, Film and Television.

VIN BURNHAM (Space Costume Designer) got her big break when she was asked to make the Batsuit for Michael Keaton in Batman, which lead to her designing the Batsuit, the Penguin and the Catwoman suits for Batman Returns. She most recently served as costume effects designer on the Luc Besson film The Fifth Element, starring Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman. Currently, she is designing for a Norwegian children's fantasy film with the Academy Award-nominated team that created Pathfinder.

She has worked alongside three-time Academy Award winning costume designer, James Acheson on such films as Time Bandits, Brazil and The Meaning of Life. She also joined a group of creature designers for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, working on The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, and the acclaimed television series "Dinosaurs."

Her additional credits include the BBC/Wonderworks "Aslan The Lion" and "The Chronicles." The success of this prompted her to develop two childrens' series for television with unusual animal characters.

Burnham began her career as a prop maker for the Royal Opera House in the golden era of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev, and went on to work for all the major opera, ballet, theater and television companies, creating head dresses for "Swan Lake" and mice for the "Nutcracker."

RAY LOVEJOY (Film Editor) was editor for Stanley Kubrick on the classic 2001 A Space Odyssey and The Shining, and he received an Academy Award nomination for his work on James Cameron's Aliens. His most recent credits include Homeboy, Batman, Let Him Have It, A Far Off Place, Monkey Trouble, The Last of The High Kings and Inventing The Abbotts.

He has also edited six films for director Peter Yates: Krull, The Dresser, Eleni, Suspect, The House On Carroll Street and The Year of The Comet.

NICK ALLDER (Special Effects Supervisor) is part of the team which won an Academy Award for Visual Effects for the Ridley Scott production Alien. He also received a BAFTA nomination for Legend, starring Tom Cruise. Allder's most recent feature films include Princess Bride, City of Joy, Leon, Braveheart, Muppet Treasure Island and The Fifth Element.

His television credits include two 2-hour specials of "MacGyver," "The Trial of Doomsday" and "Lost Treasure of Atlantis."

SIMON KAYE (Sound Mixer) won two Academy Awards for his work on Oliver Stone's Platoon and Michael Mann's Last of the Mohicans. He has worked with Sir Richard Attenborough on seven occasions, beginning with Oh! What A Lovely War and most recently, New Line's In Love and War.

He previously worked with Stephen Hopkins on The Ghost and The Darkness. Among his additional credits are Reds, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, The Lion In Winter, Mountains of The Moon, Meeting Venus and Gulliver's Travels.

GREG POWELL (Stunt Coordinator) began working in the film industry as a stunt performer 15 years ago. He has put many top stars through their paces, including Tom Cruise, Richard Gere and Val Kilmer.

His credits include Mission: Impossible, The Saint, Sharpe, First Knight, Michael Collins, Revenge Comedies with Sam Neill, as well as a number of popular British television series.

BRUCE BROUGHTON (Composer) is one of today's most versatile composers, having composed the scores for such films as Silverado, for which he garnered an Oscar nomination; Tombstone; Miracle on 34th Street; Young Sherlock Holmes; The Boy Who Could Fly and The Presidio. Most recently, he composed the scores for Krippendorf's Tribe and "Glory and Honor" for TNT.

For television, Broughton has composed the scores for "Jag," "Dinosaurs," "Amazing Stories," "Quincy," "How the West Was Won," and the miniseries "The Blue and The Gray" and "True Women."

Broughton is the artistic director and principal conductor of the Sinfonia of London with whom he recently conducted the world premiere of his "English Music." He is currently a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

JOHN STEPHENSON (Director - 2nd Unit) most recently directed 2nd unit on Pinnochio. He first met Jim Henson on a visit to the United States, and was offered an opportunity to work on the film Dark Crystal. Upon completion of the film, Stephenson worked freelance on a number of films, including Greystoke, Return to Oz and Max Mon Amour, as well as a number of commercials and pop promos.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop was set up in 1986, and Stephenson became creative supervisor. He expanded the shop's activities to provide a facility for both film and television industries and supervised such television projects as "Jim Henson's Storyteller" and "Jim Henson's Greek Myths."

JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP, (Animatronics) one of the pre-eminent character-building workshops servicing the needs of the international feature film, television, advertising and more recently, museum and exhibition communities, is in the business of bringing inanimate objects to life through computer technology, cable control, remote control and hand puppetry.

With locations in London, Los Angeles and New York, Jim Henson's Creature Shop is among the foremost design, manufacturing and performances facilities in the entertainment industry. In addition to its extensive experience in animatronics and puppetry, the Shop is recognized for its quality work in the areas of computer graphics, art direction, model making, set design, costume design and prosthetic makeup, all in a wide variety of styles from caricature to complete realism.

Jim Henson started his Creature Shop in London in 1979 as the exclusive workshop for Jim Henson Productions. He customized his own crew, employing a mixture of arts graduates and engineers, to meet the ambitious character needs of his own movies, beginning with The Dark Crystal, the first all-creature animatronics feature film. Following the end of production, the Shop was established on a permanent basis to service both in-house and outside productions.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop has produced complicated creatures and prosthetics for a number of Henson productions, including the feature film Labyrinth, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island; and the television series "The Storyteller," "The Greek Myths," "The Ghost of Faffner Hall," "Dinosaurs" and the critically acclaimed "Gulliver's Travels."

Other projects include such films as The English Patient, Dreamchild, The Bear, The Witches, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I and II, The Flintstones, The Neverending Story III, The Indian In The Cupboard, Mary Reilly, Loch Ness, Cutthroat Island, Pinocchio, 101 Dalmatians and Disney's George of The Jungle.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award for their work on Babe.

Since its inception, Jim Henson's Creature Shop has been at the forefront of technological achievement. In 1991, the Henson Performance Control System -- a state-of-the-art computerized system combined with mechanical devices, allowing a performer to create realistic animatronic movements -- was awarded a special Academy Award for Science and Engineering from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Creature Shop recently developed its own unique Computer Graphics System that marries computer-animated characters with animatronics. This technique was used by The Creature Shop in the feature film Loch Ness.

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