Jordan Bahat, Director | Producer | Editor
Jordan Bahat was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts film production program at the University of Southern California with an emphasis in directing and editing under Academy Award winning editor and screenwriter, Robert C. Jones.
As a director, Bahat has created long and short-form advertisements and music videos for clients ranging from Hewlett-Packard. Electronic Arts, Atlantic Records, Universal Music Group, and ABC Television Studios; to name a few.
His feature credits include work in every facet of filmmaking, from writing to visual effects. Bahat got his start as a teenager, assistanting legendary producers Dino and Raffaella De Laurentiis on large-scale international co-productions The Last Legion (Tunisia/Slovakia) and The Forbidden Kingdom (China).
These overseas experiences foreshadowed the production of Jealous of the Birds, Bahat's debut documentary feature produced remotely in Germany and Poland.
Bahat's Commercial and Music Video work is produced and represented by production company Toy Human in the US and by Stamp Films in the UK.
Hans Zimmer, Composer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents, having first enjoyed success in the world of pop music as a member of The Buggles. The group's single “Video Killed the Radio Star” became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV.
Zimmer entered the world of film music in London during a long collaboration with famed composer and mentor Stanley Myers, which included the film My Beautiful Laundrette. He soon began work on several successful solo projects, including the critically acclaimed A World Apart, and during these years Zimmer pioneered the use of combining old and new musical technologies. Today, this work has earned him the reputation of being the father of integrating the electronic musical world with traditional orchestral arrangements. A turning point in Zimmer's career came in 1988 when he was asked to score Rain Man for director Barry Levinson. The film went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year and earned Zimmer his first Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Score.
The next year, Zimmer composed the score for another Best Picture Oscar recipient, Driving Miss Daisy. Having already scored two Best Picture winners, in the early 1990s, Zimmer cemented his position as a preeminent talent with the award-winning score for The Lion King. The soundtrack has sold over 15 million copies to date and earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score, a Golden Globe, an American Music Award, a Tony, and two Grammy Awards. His most recent credits include Angels and Demons, Dark Knight, and Sherlock Holmes.
Aleksey Igudesman, Composer
Aleksey Igudesman is best known as a violinist, but has also established himself as a composer, conductor and actor.
Aleksey was born in St Petersburg, Russia. At the age of twelve he was accepted to the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in England. From 1989 to 1998 he studied violin with Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna Conservatory.
With his internationally acclaimed string trio, Triology, he has given concerts all over the world and recorded several CDs for Sony/BMG. Currently Igudesman is performing with his duo IGUDESMAN & JOO as a soloist, conductor and chamber musician.
Igudesman writes, arranges and records film music, often collaborating with the Academy Award winning film composer, Hans Zimmer. Zimmer has invited him to compose, arrange and play on the soundtrack of the movies The Road to El Dorado, Spanglish and most recently Sherlock Holmes, which was nominated for the Oscar for best soundtrack of 2010.
Chevy Chen, Associate Producer
Chevy K. Chen is a producer in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Danville, CA, Chen graduated with honors from University Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, specializing in Production and Post. JOTB is Chen's first producing credit outside of school and led to more collaborations with director Jordan Bahat and Toy Human LLC during 2008 through 2010. Later 2010, Chen started working with Master Key Productions as Visual Effects Coordinator/Producer for Television shows Covert Affairs, Off The Map, Justified, Hawthorne. In 2011, he became a member of the Producers Guild Association and produced on-location international shoots for Covert Affairs in Puerto Rico, Paris, Istanbul, Berlin, Venice, and Stockholm.
Currently, Chen is about to embark on his first narrative full feature with Master Key Productions for Amazon Studios.
Daniel Hamilton, Director of Photography
Daniel Hamilton is a cinematographer, photographer, and writer living in Los Angeles, California. Born in Taos, New Mexico, Hamilton has been writing and creating images his entire life. His first stage play, Love Stories During the Armageddon of a Citrus Fruit, was first performed and published when he was eighteen, went on to win several national awards, and was the inaugural play of Tricklock Company's Manoa Project, now in its seventh season.
Hamilton has acted as Director of Photography on over seventeen short films, as well as the Rocky Mountain Emmy Award-winning broadcast documentary One Friday Night. An avid traveller, he has always sought to describe through words and images the essences and experiences of the places he has visited. His still photography portfolio includes work from fortysixstates and thirteen countries, and a novel based on his experiences spending three months traveling alone around the United States is forthcoming.
Noah M. Rosenthal, 2nd Unit Cinematographer
As a Los Angeles “native” and son of a filmmaker, Noah has been fascinated with the art and craft of movies from a very young age. His early years were spent largely on film sets, traveling depending on where his father’s career took them. During that time he was always included in the filmmaking process and was made to feel like a collaborator despite his obvious youth and inexperience.
In 2006 he was accepted into The American Film Institute, from which he recently graduated with a Master’s of Fine Arts in Cinematography degree. While studying there, he was allowed the chance to discover more about himself as an artist, hone his technical skills and also collaborate with many young talented filmmakers. He prides himself on strong collaboration and the ability to work from the elements of a story to find the best look for a film. He has experience across genres and looks forward to expanding it – fully expecting his passion for visual storytelling to be a life-long pursuit.