OUR TEAM

James Kahn - Writer / Director / Producer

James Kahn was working as an emergency room doctor when he got the call to help out resuscitating an alien. He went to the set of ET: The Extraterrestrial, where he donned a hazmat suit, pumped on ET's chest, and added medical dialogue to that famous CPR scene. On set, he showed his science fiction novel, World Enough and Time, to Spielberg, who liked it - and assigned Kahn to write the novelization of Poltergeist. Over the next several years he wrote more novelizations, including Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Goonies, and Poltergeist II - as well as completing his own sci-fi trilogy with Time's Dark Laughter and Timefall. From there he sidestepped into a long television writing/producing career, working on a wide range of shows, from Xena: Warrior Princess to Melrose Place, winding up as a Writer/Supervising Producer for Star Trek: Voyager. He's currently producing his own indie feature film, Wrongside Bob - based on a CD of roots music he wrote and performed, titled Man Walks Into A Bar.

Christine Fry - Director / Producer

As an award-winning producer, Christine Fry has produced, written, and directed multiple projects for the stage, film and television over the past 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts, and is a published author and lyricist. Christine has worked on numerous movies, corporate videos, commercials, TV shows, and other multimedia projects - many for the United States Government. Her commercial credits include Final Witness, Monk, Joey, Gilmore Girls, CSI and the PBS and BBC networks.  Amongst the feature films she's produced are The Bet, Remnant, and Byrd and the Bees. Christine is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the Writer's Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

 

Ronny Cox - Lead Actor, Wrongside Bob

Ronny Cox is a superbly talented actor and singer-songwriter who has been active in Hollywood for years portraying a diverse range of characters. He received positive reviews in his first film, Deliverance, featured in the iconic "Dueling Banjos" sequence of the film. He went on to have strong supporting roles in several blockbusters, including Beverly Hills Cop, RoboCop (1987) and Total Recall (1990). Cox’s television career has been marked by star turns as Captain Edward Jellico in Star Trek: The Next Generation and strong supporting roles on Stargate SG-1 and Desperate Housewives, among many others. When he's not in front of the camera, Cox can be found touring at various music festivals and concerts. To date, he has released five CDs - an eclectic mixture of jazz, folk and western tunes.

 

Monica Himmel - Actor, Dolores

Since getting her BFA in acting from Boston University, Monica Himmel has been a continuously working actress - from comedy skits on the Conan O’Brien Show and FunnyOrDie.com, to numerous L.A. plays and a variety of indie features. She was voted Best Actress for her role in Secret Santa, and she wrote, produced and starred in the play Live Nude Girl at the Lounge Theatre. Recently she played Dolores, the pole-dancer, in the award-winning music video, Dolores Quits Dancing – a role she reprises in Wrongside Bob.

 

 

Gabbie Rae - Actor, Claire

Gabbie Rae is a young rock artist and aspiring actress who is rising fast and has quickly become the “talk of the town.” She has been performing on both music and theater stages since the age of 7.  Her love for rock music, musicals, and classic films has paved the way for a successful and rewarding career in music and theater. Gabbie Rae has starred in theater performances, commercials, cameos and guest appearances for other legendary rock performers, and her own music videos. As a celebrity ambassador for the anti-bullying organization Free2Luv.org, the Brittany Foundation and Animal Sanctuary and many other national and international animal rescue organizations, Gabbie Rae is proud to use her gift to share love and awareness and make a difference each day. Gabbie Rae also uses her voice to advocate for animal welfare, proudly contributing to both “Let the Wild Just Be Wild” and “Cage 23” on the recent release “Onward to Freedom.” 

Meni Philip - Editor

Meni Philip is an international award-winning director and editor whose short film, Sinner, won Best European Short Film at the Venice Film Festival, and was nominated at the European Film Academy Awards. His next film, Let There Be Light, a documentary about leaving the Orthodox world to a modern and secular lifestyle, substantially impacted Israeli life. After collaborating with producer David Mandil – Oscar nominated in 2012 for Best Foreign Language Film, Footnote – Meni has now come to America, where he will bring his extraordinary editorial finesse to Wrongside Bob.

 

Howard Wexler - Director of Photography

Howard Wexler was born and raised in Hollywood, California. After a family evening seeing the 1964 film The Professionals, photographed by Academy Award winning Conrad Hall, ASC, Howard decided on the spot to become a Director of Photography. Howard attended USC Cinema, and then became an intern to Mario Tosi, Director of Photography. He spent time in Europe working for various European film companies as camera assistant and went on to photograph portions of the 1972 Olympics. When Howard returned to Hollywood, he assisted many well-known DPs, edited several projects, and began his DP career on low budget features. At this time he has over 70 features credited as Director of Photography.  In addition, he co-produced two features for 21st Century, Inc., and produced, directed and photographed a romantic comedy feature, entitled Loving Lulu, which had an exclusive premiere run on HBO, and was favorably reviewed in Variety. His feature and MOW credits include: Reform School Girls, Angel III, Arizona Heat, Banzai Runner, Intimate Power, Echoes of Enlightenment, Hope Ranch, and The Real Deal.