Killing Michael Bay: a dvbrothers short | CAST AND CREW BIOS
Veronica Elliott, producer

Co-producer: indie short Stay Clean, directed by Mitch Brian from James Ellroy's novel, Killer on the Road
Production Manager: The Tin Drum Controversy, directed by Tim DePaepe for John Pierson's Split Screen on the Independent Film Channel.

John McGrath, “Cuss Boy”
Info to come.
Todd Norris, “Other Guy”

Todd Norris has been writing, directing, and editing his own films and videos for 17 years and has racked up dozens of local awards for his efforts. Norris’ feature-length supernatural thriller, The Paranormal, nabbed the “Best Shot-on-Video Feature of 1998” from Cinefantastique Magazine. His 16mm film short Night of the Growling took first place and “Best of Division” at the KAN Film Festival in 2000 as well as winning a first place award at the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee.
In 2000, Norris teamed up with filmmaker John McGrath to create the award-winning short Parallax. The duo have been working together ever since, calling themselves the dvbrothers. Their second project, Killing Michael Bay, has already won awards and critical praise.
The dvbrothers are currently co-writing a feature screenplay.

John Humphrey, Michael Bay

Besides being a natural for the physically demanding role of Bay, Humphrey told us he could get any explosives we might need for our movie and wanted the names of his competition so he could “take care of them.” We knew right then we'd found our man.

Kevin McKinney , director of photography

Kevin's own films can be seen at:


Paul Roberts , composer

Paul Andrew Roberts holds a degree in music composition from the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City and has worked as a jazz pianist and trombonist with the best in Kansas City jazz.
He met Todd Norris in the late '80s and the two have had a “Spielberg/Williams” working relationship ever since, combining their talents on dozens of independent films. As a composer, his style ranges from romantic to avant garde, jazz, techno and “whatever feels right for the film.”
Paul is currently serving in the Army's Ground Forces Command Band in Atlanta, Georgia as Staff Arranger and Bass Trombonist.

Mike Neu, assistant director

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Robert Hubbard , script supervisor/continuity

In addition to Killing Michael Bay recent films include Five Years (Brett Wagner, 2002) and Stay Clean (Mitch Brian, 2001). Hubbard has also worked as a camera assistant on films Drylongso (Cauleen Smith, 1999) and Other American Fables (Scott Nabat, 1997). In addition to film production work, he has written for the periodicals – MICRO-FILM and Film Score Monthly. For more information, go to

Nita Norris, art director

From pre-production to post-production, Nita is invloved in it all. Other film credits include Stay Clean (Mitch Brian, 2001), Night of the Growling (Todd Norris, 2000), W.A.H.M.O (Gino Licata, 2001), and Parallax (Todd Norris, 2000). Nita will make her directorial debut later this year in a soon-to-be-titled documentary.

Jeph Scanlon, vehicle coordinator

Jeph is an actor, writer and filmmaker whose recent work includes acting in the Missouri Rep’s production of Company; several roles in the staged reading of Shields Green and the Gospel of John Brown (a screenplay optioned to Fox Studios by Kansas City screenwriters Mitch Brian and Kevin Wilmott); and production consulting and voice-overs for Incorporated an original play by Theatre of Relativity. Jeph was also recently seen in the role of Richard in Mishappenance, an original play by Bill Nelson. Jeph’s behind-the-scenes credits include producing and directing the short films Leona and MeShel: Dog Sitting.

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