WHO DID THIS?!!?
Future Proof is a collection of nerds, dorks, rogues, bards, and filthy animals. We share a love for games, storytelling, and mariachi metal. Come to our shows. Meet us. Buy us drinks.
JACK HOLMES – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CO-CREATOR
Jack studied Narrative and Culture at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He’s a former employee of Hg Template Studios.
ALEX CHMAJ – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CO-CREATOR
WA expat; a company man through-and-through for the NYC entertainment mines. Specializes in doing a lot with a little in no time at all.
Notable accolades include a three-year tour of duty as lead video tech, operations manager, and honorary carny at Rooftop Films; 2010 United Solo “Best Multimedia” award for Tenderpits; two feature-length documentaries; and having Robert De Niro hit him with a chair leg in “Being Flynn.”
He has been in a band, teched just about everything, possesses a deep repository of freelance anecdotes, worn a tie, and made a couple other things that aren’t quite done yet.
He promises to make rent on time, eventually pay down his student loans, make his parents proud before they die, and is available for children’s birthday parties.
ROSE McSHANE – PROPMASTER, OPERATIONS MANAGER
Local New Yorker who knows her way around a skill saw, can strike a set in under 2 hours, and is handy with anything mechanical.
Print leader with firsthand experience with production and maintenance of all equipment. Experience in Audio-visual manager of logistics as well as purchasing and vendor sourcing. Owner and promoter of ChipsbyRose art website.
Graduated from Cooper Union with degree in Fine Arts (BFA) and awarded the Sarah Cooper Hewitt Fund Prize. Annual artist participant in Theater for the New City Annual Art Expeditions. Columbia Southern University with Masters in Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH). Community Garden(s) Member, participant in Garden Rising Project, and the annual LUNG Harvest Arts Festival.
Presently involved in painting, photography, film projects and proud member of Future Proof.
LAURA CLARK – CREATIVE DIRECTOR
A former Military brat in love with all things creative, Laura has regenerated into multiple forms throughout the years. Starting out in theatre, she then sold out to spend several years building her Creative Direction chops at one of NY’s biggest advertising agencies before deciding to fully embrace her nerdier side with Future Proof. When asked why, she simply said, “Why sell people a soda they’ll forget they had, when you could sell them a once-in-a-lifetime experience instead?”
SCOTT BULLOCK – NARRATIVE DESIGNER, LOREMASTER, OFFICE SPOTIFY MAESTRO, GENTLEBOY ADVENTURER, LAW DOOBER, THE UNBURNT, QUEEN OF THE ANDALS, THE RHOYNAR AND THE FIRST MEN, QUEEN OF MEEREEN, KHALEESI OF THE GREAT GRASS SEA, PROTECTOR OF THE REALM, LADY REGENT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, BREAKER OF CHAINS, MOTHER OF DRAGONS, AND AS OF NOW THE GUY WITH THE MOST TITLES IN FUTURE PROOF. TAKE THAT, EVERYONE ELSE.
Scott Bullock was born April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska. After early promise in the 1940s and ’50s, including a legendary performance in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, Scott’s film career had more downs than up until his starring role in The Godfather. Later, he received huge salaries for small parts. He became known for self-indulgence but was always respected for his finest work.
Sorry, that’s all a lie. Scott didn’t do any of that, Marlon Brando did. Scott never acted, finished community college, or did anything of import before joining Future Proof.
He rites gud, tho.
LEON BARILLARO – NARRATIVE DESIGNER, CHARACTER MANAGER, FIREFIGHTER
Leon holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, therefore the very concept of a computer fills them with dread. Their background in game design, mobile development, and project management prepared them for a job wholly unlike the one they hold now: designing and running large-scale games for the whole (21+) family to enjoy! Outside of Future Proof, Leon runs Dungeons & Dragons games professionally. They are also a published author and editor of homebrew D&D content on the DM’s Guild.
STEVE UNWIN – MARKETING DIRECTOR
DAVE MORRISSEY JR.
DAVE MORRISSEY JR. – ASSOC PRODUCER, CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Dave is a native New Yorker who has worked on camera/stage and behind the scenes his whole life. Most recently he has had roles on “Mr. Robot,” “Grave Secrets,” and “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.” He has also worked in dozens of theaters in live shows in over sixty cities all over the country. He owned and operated his own theatre ensemble, Bluebox Theatre Company on Long Island for three years and has been a marketing consultant in many different companies ranging from digital marketing for a firm on Wall Street to a rebranding consultant for Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn.
CASEY SCHLOSSER – DIRECTOR of MOST DANGEROUS MAN
Casey grew up in New Jersey, but couldn’t care less about Bruce Springsteen. His favorite films are Network, T2, and Love & Basketball. He studied History & Politics at Rutgers University but decided that politics was even more soul crushing than film. His first job in NYC was working as a PA on a TV show, in the middle of a hurricane. In 2015, he finished his first feature film, The Conspiracy Connection, a dark comedy about an Alex Jones-like character, before it was cool.
He is extremely excited to be a part of the Future Proof family as director of The Most Dangerous Man.
Shelby is a cancer sun, libra moon, gemini rising and is so so excited to be the [redacted] here at Futureproof! Some of her favorite roles include the
depressing worldly one man climate change show in the attic of a church she designed, OBAA 2019 Best Family Show: an immersive children’s show about electricity on an island, and stage managing UCC Omega last fall (promise). Shelby has a BA in New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, which means she accidentally made performance art for six months straight and can talk about Marina Abramovic a lot but only really that one thing she did in the museum.
RASHAD TAYLOR – MAKEUP & WARDROBE
Rashad is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup, fashion, video and print.
His three biggest influences in the makeup world are Pat McGrath, Sam Fine and Dick Page. The pairing of these great mentors along with his versatile skill set creates highly clean and minimal looks to more extreme and dramatic effect.
Vogue, V magazine, and AdWeek are a select few of the publications Rashad’s work has been featured in. With a growing following of editors, society girls, and celebrities Rashad’s approach to makeup is always refined and harmonious.
“I’m not just a Make Up Artist. I connect with the beauty of the inner spirit. Then I bring forth the face of it.” – Rashad Taylor
CHRISTIAN COLES VERNON
CHRISTIAN COLES VERNON – CREATIVE AND GAME CONSULTANT
Christian is an actor, director and designer hailing from Charlotte, NC by way of Chicago. He studied theatre at Denison University, and for the past eleven years has worked exclusively in developing new shows and original projects. He served as artistic director of Child’s Play Touring Theatre in Chicago for four years, and is currently the Creative Director of Indoor Extreme Sports in NYC, creating their I Survived the Room escape room franchise.
TIM GANN – VIDEO EDITOR
Tim is a video editor who holds a degree in Film Production from Hofstra University and a Masters from Pratt Institute. He has worked on a number of short films, documentaries, music videos, and promotional materials. In addition, he has an extensive background in music production and audio engineering.
He loves hip hop, ice cream, and his cat, Spanky (who, could he be understood, would surely be considered one of the great philosophical minds of the day).
TERRENCE LARON BURKE
TERRENCE LARON BURKE – CINEMATOGRAPHER
Terrence is an award-winning cinematographer and collaborator who loves visually telling stories! He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a kid, his parents would take the family to the Whitestone Drive-In once a month. That is where his inspiration and passion for filmmaking started.
Terrence went to East-Stroudsburg University and received his BA in Media Communications and Technology. After graduation, he went right to work as an intern, production assistant, electrician, and grip for many years in NY. When he wasn’t crewing on jobs, he was shooting on the weekends.
Some time later, Terrence moved to LA and was accepted into The American Film Institute’s prestigious Cinematography program. While there he fine tuned his craft as a cinematographer and story teller. After graduating AFI with a MFA in Cinematography, he moved back to NYC.
Terrence currently lives in NY, where he shoots narrative feature films, short films, and music videos. He has lensed films that were official selections in 47 film festivals in over 28 different countries.
Terrence is inspired by all forms of art and artists. He is passionate about exploring new adventures and experiences anywhere in the world!
WILMER ARRELANO – CINEMATOGRAPHER
AMANDA KELLY – MINIATURIST
Amanda is obsessed with tiny things. She primarily works in 1:12 dollhouse scale but also loves 1:24th, 1:48th and 1:144th scales. She creates most of her miniatures from scratch because she loves a challenge.
She grew up in the Hudson Valley and is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and an Associate’s Degree in Illustration. Before becoming a professional Miniaturist, Amanda spent her time oil painting and drawing.
After being commissioned by Swarovski Crystals for an event at their Times Square location, she was featured in the group exhibition “BadAss Miniatures” at The Gallery of Small Art in Yonkers, NY.
Amanda currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her fiancée and cat.