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Travis Stevens

Travis Stevens

is an award winning director and writer working in Hollywood, CA. Grounding his work in real life experiences, Travis’ past jobs have included time in the Army, working as an EMT, harvesting tissue for an eye organ donor clinic, as well as in the entertainment industry for companies like Nickelodeon, Crossroad Films and Monkey Kingdom Productions. His professional filmmaking experience crosses through various disciplines from producing to editing and just about everything in between. It’s this experience that helps him run sets energetically and efficiently, delivering jobs on time and on budget while reaching for the stars creatively.

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Jason B Milligan

Jason B Milligan

was born in the swamplands of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His youth was spent wrestling alligators and fighting Poison Oak. Upon reaching adulthood, he was exiled for refusing to marry his cousin. His dark talents can be witnessed in varied incarnations including animation, comics, visual effects, motion graphics, puppetry, and print design. Clients have included Ticketmaster, Nerdist, WBRZ, Duncan Toys, TOKYOPOP, and Fox Television. Jason now resides in Los Angeles, CA where rumor has it the devil was born.

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Steven Calcote

Steven Calcote

is an award-winning director with a passion for great storytelling, world building, and exploring humanity’s relationship with technology. He has created projects for such clients as Adidas, Sony pictures, Disney, BBC America, Nickelodeon, HBO, AT&T, Sega, Electronic Arts, the National Hockey League, Boeing, MTV, Nexon, and Intel. 

Most recently, he directed a series of films for a major new exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. An expert in the latest digital and interactive filmmaking, his work has been recognized by the Telly Awards, Spikes Asia, One Show Interactive Awards, and the LA Weekly Theater Awards.

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Michael Shlain

Michael Shlain

was born in Odessa, Ukraine at the twilight of Communist rule and ever since, has had a problem with authority and fur hats. Shlain began his professional career as a literary agent and manager before heeding the persistent cries of his soul and returning to his roots as a filmmaker. Shlain attended Werner Herzog’s 2014 Rogue Film School, The Maine Media Workshops, and trained as an actor in improv comedy and the Meisner Technique. He can also mix one hell of a Manhattan.

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Lillian Diaz-Przybyl

Lillian Diaz-Przybyl

is a life-long multi-media enthusiast, with a background in comics and teen-oreinted content. Co-founder of Sparkler Monthly, an online magazine dedicated to bringing exciting media to teen and college-age women, she’s a former senior editor at TOKYOPOP Inc., has worked as director’s assistant to Takashi Shimizu (director of the Grudge franchise), and is currently a producer for Butcherbird Studios.

Luis A Reyes

Luis A Reyes

is an executive producer and creative force who has worked in a wide variety of media including stage, screen, music, comic books, video games, journalism, web, and virtual reality; for companies such as TOKYOPOP, Inc., L.A. WEEKLY, NEXON AMERICA, KONAMI, GAMEVIL, DIRECTTV, among many others. He comes to Butcher Bird Studios inspired by the intersection of creative forms. Whether it be a film, a commercial, or an experimental Jazz/cabaret anthology, Luis injects a touch of the unexpected into everything he does.

SHRIKES are passerine birds of the family Laniidae. The family is composed of thirty one species in three genera. The family name, and that of the largest genus, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for “butcher”, and some shrikes were also known as “butcher birds” because of their feeding habits.

Shrikes are medium-sized birds, up to 50 centimetres (20 inches) in length, with grey, brown, or black and white plumage. Their beaks are hooked, like that of a bird of prey, reflecting their predatory nature, and their calls are strident.

Shrikes are known for their habit of catching insects, small birds, or mammals and impaling their bodies on thorns. This helps them to tear the flesh into smaller, more conveniently-sized fragments, and serves as a cache so that the shrike can return to the uneaten portions at a later time.

excerpted from Wikipedia