Liberty Pictures presents Freedom Dance - An Animated/Live-Action Documentary by Steven Fischer and Craig Herron Based on the Extraordinary Sketchbook of Edward Hilbert


Craig Herron, Animator/Producer/Director
Over 25 years professional animation and commercial art experience: Madison Media; Fair Oaks Mall, Virginia; Patio Enclosures; The Brass Elephant, Baltimore; countless murals, faux finishes, caricatures, and computer graphics. Herron's 2003 animated short, "A Fall From the Clouds" received a Telly Award, Gold Aurora Award, and Best Animation at Red Bull Independent Film Fest before being picked up for distribution by New York-based Film Movement.


Steven Fischer, Writer/Producer/Director
Emmy®-nominated writer/producer/director of live action and animated stories. His work includes fiction and non-fiction projects for: Maryland Public Television, TV Asia, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Hollywood Stars II, Affect Films/DuPont; Boston Red Sox/Mort Kasman Prods.; AmeriCorps; TCI Communications. Major cities worked in: Belfast, London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC.


Edward Hilbert, Animator/Designer/Layout Artist
Over 40 years of experience in cartoon illustration, animation, designing and building attractions and animatronic characters for theme parks, restaurants, and museums nation-wide including: National Historical Museum, Gettysburg, PA; Enchanted Forest, Baltimore, MD; RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA; National Wax Museum, Gatlinburg, TN; Montreal Carnival Corporation, Montreal, Canada; Circustown, Drexel Hill, PA.


Mariska Hargitay, Narrator
2006 Emmy® Winner and 2005 Golden Globe Winner for Lead Actress in a Drama Series and 2004 SAG Nominee for Lead Actress. Mariska Hargitay headlines the crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as the unit's veteran Detective Olivia Benson. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is the daughter of screen legend Jayne Mansfield and former Mr. Universe 1955 Mickey Hargitay.


Diane Leigh Davison, Esquire, Producer & Legal
Diane Leigh Davison has been practicing Entertainment Law for over twenty years with a boutique practice in Baltimore, Maryland representing clients locally, nationally, and internationally in the music, film, arts and publishing industries. Ms. Davison teaches Entertainment Law at the University of Baltimore Law School as an adjunct professor. Ms. Davison lectures as well as organizes seminars across the country, and is consulted by the media on entertainment legal issues. Ms. Davison was a board member, panel attorney, president, and former executive director of the Maryland Lawyers for the Arts; founding director of the Maryland Music Alliance; former board member and vice-president of Women & Film in Video of Maryland; and a member of the American Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Forum. She has also worked in many facets of the entertainment and media industries, including film, radio, journalism, music, visual arts, and computer programming & web page design. Education: JD, University of Maryland School of Law; BS, Mathematics/Computer Science, Haverford College.

Admitted to Practice: Maryland Bar; Federal Bar; U.S. Supreme Court.


John Bintz, Ink & Paint/Webmaster
Self-taught animator and computer programmer/Web developer of twelve years. Credits: Design & development for & websites, development, developer for the open source vector software Inkscape, local televison commercials for Blue Dot, several self-produced animated shorts, "A Moment of Clarity" self-published comic book. Web Developer for Space Telescope Science Institute.


Gregg Landry, Videographer
Still & motion photography and owner of BlueRock Productions LLC, a full service video production company. Credits: Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Baltimore Sun, Pfizer, Inc., Healthy Maryland 2010 Coalition, Catholic Relief Services, Andy Harris for State Senate, Archdiocese of Baltimore, Greater Harvest Baptist Church, Just "B"-TV, World Relief, The Baltimore Blast (professional soccer), Baltimore City Police, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.


Meaghan Dunn, Ink & Paint
Co-creator and Art Director of "A Kitty Bobo Show". Aired on Cartoon Network 2001 and also premiered at the Los Angeles Visual Communications Film Festival in 2002. Self taught traditional animator and flash animator/game designer. Cartoonist and comic book enthusiast. Comic strips "Kimchi Girl" for Korean Quarterly Magazine & "Maggie Moon" for Asian Pages & KoreAm Magazine. Freelance illustrator and web designer. Custom Flash animated shorts. Wonder woman fanatic. Currently 3-D Animation Production Manager at Eyemaginations in Towson, MD
Paul Sulsky, Digital Art and Painting
Editor, Writer, Educator, Avid Certified Instructor, and one of only 16 Avid Certified Users world wide, Paul has over five years Avid editing experience. He has also written several scripts. His teaching credits include, the Workshops at Rockport College, GeniusDV in Orlando, Miami, Dallas and Atlanta and Henninger Media in Arlington. Credits include feature films, shorts and many actors demo reels.

He also develops interactive web sites and can integrate backend databases to create complete enterprise solutions. His clients include medical facilities, small businesses, musicians, actors and production facilities.


Kevin Hill/Studio Unknown, Sound Design & Post-Production Audio
Creative sound design, music composition and audio post-production. Owner of Studio Unknown, LLC a full service audio production studio. 15 years experience in sound design and engineering for live theatre, music recording/producing and audio post-production for feature films, TV, radio, web and corporate videos. Credits include: Discovery Channel, The World Bank, Crayola, Pfizer, Inc., Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare Library, Crosby Marketing, St. Vincent DePaul, New Zealand Air and A&E. Feature film "Euphoria" won GOLD REMI award at Houston Film Festival 2005.

Studio Unknown, LLC.
4226 Amos Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215

Kevin Hill

Rachel Kreutzinger, Ink & Paint
High school student aspiring to be an animator and learning the basics from none other than Mr. Herron himself. Also focuses on painting and other media. Has received a couple minor commissions and is currently balancing AP (advanced placement) coursework while working on independent 2D shorts for upcoming filmfests.

Joel Loukus, Digital Colorist/Animator
Joel Loukus is a professional videographer and editor in Owings Mills. His production philosophy corresponds to the unique Troublemaker Studios formula; assigning a wide variety of hats to everyone involved, and bolstering clean source footage and 3d computer graphics with 2d techniques, the result defies the traditional establishments of production; being cheap, quick, and effective in one fell swoop. Joel himself wears a wide variety of hats in any productions he is involved in, ranging from writing, shooting, and editing to animation, acting and original score composition.

Joel has a deep interest in Shakespearean plays and period production, both on stage and on film and video. Freedom Dance has called upon his skills in animation to push the project towards completion.