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Wendy Shear

Wendy Shear

The daughter of the late director/producer Barry Shear and actress Sondra Roe Shear, Wendy learned the film business first-hand from her father. After escaping/graduating Hollywood High, and working for KLAC radio, Wendy assistant-directed such shows as Dynasty, Wings and Sisters as well as Clint Eastwood's Every Which Way But Loose. She also did stunt- and second-unit direction on many shows, including Dukes of Hazard.

Recently, Wendy produced Bedfellows as well as Perhaps Tomorrow, and directed The Camera’s Eye, which are currently screening and winning awards at many top festivals─

Bedfellows (Producer)
  • Strasbourg Int'l Film Festival
  • Sarasota Film Festival
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival
  • VisionFest (Tribeca Cinemas, NYC)
  • Palm Springs Int’l Short Fest
  • Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
  • International Film Festival Ireland
    • Nominated Best LBGT Film
  • Philadelphia Q-fest
    • Won Audience Award
  • Long Island Film Expo
    • Won Best Long Island Film
    • Won Best Original Score
    • Won Best Cinematography (Combe)
  • Breckenridge Festival of Film
    • Won Best LBGT Film
  • Seattle Film Festival
    • Golden Space Needle Runner Up
  • Atlanta Film Festival
    • Nominated Pink Peach Jury Award
  • Anaheim Film Festival
    • Audience Favorite

Shining Night (Producer)

  • NYC Int'l Film Festival
  • Rhode Island Film Festival
  • Holly Shorts Festival

The Camera’s Eye (Director)

  • Atlantic City Int'l Film Festival
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival
  • The Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival
  • Bergenfield Film Festival
  • Silk City Film Festival
  • Garden State Film Festival
    • Nominated Best Home Grown Feature
  • Hoboken Film Festival
    • Nominated Best Picture
    • Nominated Best Actress
    • Nominated Best Supporting Actress
    • Won Best Editing (Ron Kalish)
    • Won Best Director (Shear)
Perhaps Tomorrow (Producer)
  • 2011 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival
  • Heart of Gold International Film Festival
    • March 2011 (Australian Premiere)
  • Litchfield Hills Film Festival
    • April 2011 (New Milford/Kent, CT - US Premiere)
  • Edgemar Short Film Festival
    • May 2011 (Santa Monica, CA)
  • High Desert Shorts International Film Festival
    • May 2011 (Nevada)
  • Other Venice Film Festival
    • October 2011 (Venice, CA)


Matt Rhoden

Matt has worked as a story analyst for CPC Entertainment. His screenwriting work includes an adaptation of a film in development for Vince Cannon Films, Golden Pasture, by National Book Award winner, Joyce Carol Thomas.  He's also written film and video scripts for Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tom Neff’s Wild Wolf Productions.  He has a BA from University of Tennessee, and n MA in English Literature from Tennessee State University.

Clayton Combe, DP

Clayton Combe
Director of Photography

Clayton, a graduate of Oberlin College, shoots narrative, music video, commercials, and television.  His work has been shown on HBO and in festivals (BedfellowsBest Cinematography, Long Island Film Expo; Spare Change - HBO International Latino Film Festival, 2010 Teachers - People's Choice Award - New York Television Festival).

Clayton is an avid proponent of the HDSLR movement, supporting the freedom and opportunity that cameras such as the Canon 5D mkII and 7D afford low-budget filmmaking. To view his reel, visit


Ron Kalish

Ron Kalish
Ron has worked with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, including Woody Allen, Sydney Pollack, Peter Yates and Ron Howard on some of their best known films--Take the Money and Run, Sleeper, Love and Death, Three Days of the Condor, Friends of Eddie Coyle and Parenthood, and many more.  Recently, he edited Sea of Dust (winner Best Picture, Rhode Island International Film Festival) and The Camera's Eye (Best Editing, Hoboken International Film Festival).

Liz Ortiz-Mackes
Casting/Associate Producer

As the owner of Casting Solutions in New York City, Liz has been a SAG and Equity franchised talent agent on both coasts, Director of Special Events at the Dramatists Guild and Director of Artists Files On-Line at the Non-Traditional Casting Project. In addition to casting, Liz has branched out into producing with Casting Solution’s newest division, I Ain’t Playin Films which has been involved with developing several film projects including The Camera’s Eye.  Liz is the author of the highly acclaimed book Ace Your Acting Audition published by S.O.M.E. productions. She is on the faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, conducts monthly workshops for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and is a guest instructor at the New York Film Academy


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