The Insomniac

Monty Miranda - Director

Monty Miranda is an American film director. His first feature film, "Skills Like This", won the Best Narrative Feature Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival. The film released theatrically on March 20, 2009, on DVD November 17, 2009 and premiered on Starz, the premium cable television channel on December 31, 2009. Following graduation from the University of Colorado where he studied Film and Journalism , Monty Miranda founded the commercial production company Incite Films which launched his directing career.

Miranda's work is known for its diverse use of music and keen sense of story-telling. He has directed commercials for companies including TiVo, McDonald's and Redbox, as well as writing and directing the launch promotions for BET Movies (now Starz inBlack). His work has additionally been recognised by the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, the CLIO's, the Effie Award, the Addy's, BBC's Most Outrageous Commercials, the Broadcast Design Association and FOX's World's Funniest Commercials. His award-winning political spots have been featured in the national press. CNN, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post praised the ads for their innovative approach and contribution to a landslide upset victory by brew master restaurateur and political neophyte John Hickenlooper, helping him to win the Denver mayor's office by the largest margin in history.

Jarrett Sexton - Cinematographer

Jarrett Sexton was born and raised on California's Monterey peninsula. Inspired by his surroundings' unparalleled beauty, artistic heritage and his frequent travels he picked up photography at a young age, first learning to operate his mother's Pentax MX SLR at the age of eight. He never gave the camera back, and has been shooting ever since.  He worked on his first film set at the age of eleven as a child actor, and after a brief and underwhelming acting career he realized he could pursue both his passion for storytelling and photography as a DP.

After Graduating from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Sexton has worked in camera and lighting on indie features, Network and Web based TV shows, Commercials and Music Videos. "The Insomniac" is Jarrett's third feature film as a cinematographer. He is currently working on shooting his fourth feature "Lost Angels", and is looking forward to the release of his second feature "Unknowns" this August.

Thomas A. Krueger - Editor

Thomas A. Krueger was born in South Carolina and lived his formative years in Berlin, Germany, where he developed a passion for international cinema.

A veteran of the USC Film & Television Production Program, he discovered his vocation in university editing suites and began his professional career as a Producer/Editor at the Surf Channel Television Network.

He has edited two feature films, and eighteen television features for such networks as NBC, Spike, SyFy and Hallmark, and his work has been acclaimed in such publications as Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, which praised his “compelling editing.”

Ron Fish - Composer

Ron Fish is an American musician and recording artist. He was a drummer for Dick Dale, a surf guitarist of the 1960's. He was one of four composers to contribute songs to the soundtrack of the video game franchise "God of War". He worked as a Disney Imagineer for eight years and was involved with the virtual reality Disney Quest attraction. His video game soundtrack work also includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Rish of Nightmares. "The Insomniac" is Fish's feature film debut.

Eddy Salazar - Writer/Executive Producer

Eddy Salazar is an American actor/producer from Miami, Florida. In December of 2010, Salazar founded the film production company Welcome Home Productions, LLC to create and produce high-quality feature-length movies in the ever-growing world of independent cinema. With an array of films slated for release in 2012 and 2013, Welcome Home Productions proves to be a force in film.

Welcome Home Productions has produced several the independent film including "The Extra" starring Tyrone Power, Jr., John Saxon, and Angela Oakenfold, "Mansion of Blood," starring Gary Busey, Robert Picardo, Terry Moore, Sarah Alami and Jennifer Tapiero, and is currently working with Christine Peters ("How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days") on the development of a slate of big budget rominatic comedies.

"The Insomniac" is Salazar's first produced script.  

 Romina - Producer

Romina, although not large in stature, is an actress, producer, and author who is casting a broad shadow across Hollywood. Romina has always had a deep passion for all aspects of film.  While growing up, Romina dreamed of becoming a cinematographer, which later turned into wanting to be a director until she took her first drama class at age 13 and found that her true love was acting.

Still, Romina remained interested in the action that was going on behind the camera which motivated her to create her production company, Animor Studios. Since founding her company and with a heart for independent filmmaking, Romina has helped turn promising scripts into feature films, developing such projects as "The Insomniac", "UNKNOWNS" and the web-series, "BYRDwatch.  With Animor Studios, Romina strives to bring projects to life that feature challenging and inspiring roles for women, such as herself.

Executive Producer
Lola H. Guerra

Gregory Hainer
Adriana Barrera

Peter Kenneth Jones

JJ Rogers

First A.D.
Jim Whitworth

Second A.D.
Wes Kellison

Production Designer
Nathan W. Bailey

Art Department
Miguel Montalvo
Angela Newell
Mary Coffin

Manee Leija

Hair & Make-up 
Ashley Hooker
Melanie DuBarr

Frank Mora Jr.
Matthew Gil

Postproduction sound
Gregory J. Hainer

Edward Conna

Camera & Electrical
Eric Ulbrich
Andrew Dickieson
Sebastien Thibeau

Set Photographer
Amelia Vilona

Red Sky Pictures


For the full cast list of The Insomniac, please visit our IMDb page.