We are a group of five award-winning filmmakers who have worked together for several years as part of San Francisco’s film-making co-op, Scary Cow. We are coming together to create this feature about our beloved city.
Principals (in alphabetical order):
Scotty Cornfield (Writer/Director/Producer) A former homicide
detective, Scotty is now an award-winning writer/director, having
written and directed features, documentaries, shorts and works
for the web. He is probably best known for the documentary
Children of Alcatraz. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Scotty still
works as an interview and interrogation consultant for the State of
California and provides technical consulting services on screenplays
involving law enforcement.
Donna Mae Foronda (Writer/Producer/Director) was
born and raised in the Bay Area. She was raised by silent, warring
parents, and in that silence she was able to write her wildest, loudest
thoughts on paper. She ventured into filmmaking in 2007 and learned
the ropes through her time at Chapman University, unpaid Hollywood
internships, and working on Scary Cow films. She has written
and produced multiple short films receiving awards from Outstanding
Writing to Audience Choice.
Tony Jonick (Writer/Director/Producer) was born in Hawai‘i and raised
in Fiji & Australia, before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here he
married, raised two daughters, and became a filmmaker. He has directed
six award-winning short films, and worked on over 30 more. A published
playwrite, songwriter, and trained puppeteer, this is the first feature he is
co-directing and -producing.
Alisha McCutcheon (Cinematographer/Director/Producer) a West
Virginia native, has adopted San Francisco as her home. She fell in
love with the movies as a child sitting in the one-screen theater of
her tiny home town. However, she didn’t realize that making them
was a possibility until, as a lark, she took a film class at SF City College
in 2005. Since then she has directed two shorts, has over 14
cinematography credits, and has worked as Assistant Director or in
Camera Department for numerous other films.
Dana Moe (Writer/Director/Producer) is an award-winning writer
and director who’s won multiple awards for her short films
Guilt, Uber Mom and Rest Stop. The latter, an adaptation
of a Stephen King story, had its European premiere at the Night
Terrors Film Festival in Denmark (February 2018). Dana has a background
in film theory and criticism and currently moderates a San
Francisco-based screenwriting class.