about the filmmakers

TAG PURVIS, Writer & Director
Red Dirt is Tag Purvis' first feature length film. Purvis has completed a number of short films including the acclaimed America The Beautiful, which has been screened at over forty film festivals internationally and broadcast by CANAL + in three of their principal markets: France, Spain, and Austria.

In addition to filmmaking, Purvis has been recognized for his work as an installation artist and has exhibited in numerous venues throughout the US. His work has been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The Miami Herald, Time Out (London), and aRude Magazine (New York).

Cyril Bijaoui took on the role of Producer for Red Dirt following production. Holding a Finance degree from his studies at both New York University and Arizona State, Bijaoui was able to grasp the business attributes of the film industry. He has worked on multiple short documentaries on the problems of America's inner cities, and about prostitution and despair on American Indian reservations in Arizona.

THEODORE COHEN, Director of Photography
Theodore Cohen attended the University of Michigan and from there went on to the University of Southern California Graduate School of Cinema-Television. He has worked for the past seven years as a Los Angeles based cinematographer on national and international television commercials, documentaries, and feature length films. His work has been recently been seen at such festivals as Sundance, Slamdance, Los Angeles Independent, Houston, Austin, and the Florida International Film Festival.

Cohen's credits include Yellow, 35 Miles From Normal, and the recently completed All Of It, with Leslie Ann Warren, Alana Ubach, and James Rebhorn.

PABLO ANTONIO MIRABAL, Production Designer
Pablo Mirabal embodies seventeen years of experience in the print industry with emphasis on original concept, design, art, fashion photo direction and photo editing. Mirabal has a background in international marketing and advertising campaigns.

He is currently directing photo shoot crews for Avanti-Case Hoyt in the production of fashion advertising campaigns and catalogs.

Nikko Tsiotsias has an extensive background in film and music. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in film and television from the University of Miami, Nikko went on to work with Academy Award nominated editors such as Angelo Ross, A.C.E., Angelo Corrao, and David Finfer, and has worked on high-profile films, including Shallow Grave, Blood and Wine, and Curdled.

Tsiotsias also worked as editor with Tag Purvis on Purvis' short film Sweet and Sour.

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