Eric is a singer-songwriter from Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting. In 2000, Eric co-founded the powerpop/rock band The Cautions with guitarist/songwriter Jeff Caglarcan. In 2001, they released a critically-acclaimed debut EP, and had risen to top 10 finalists in the AMA New Music Awards, a national contest sponsored by Dick Clark, Coca-Cola, CMJ and The American Music Awards. In 2005, they released their full-length follow-up album Proceed With...The Cautions, and continued to perform throughout the Northeast. Eric currently performs as The Eric Barao Band with a lineup of veteran musicians from the Boston/Providence area, including Matt Boynton, Carlene Barous, Matt Lydon & Matt Gillooly. Eric has also recorded music for radio and television, and film soundtracks including the indie film Turbocharged. He also contributed music for the film Balls of Fury, starring Christopher Walken. Eric appears on several albums by powerpop artist Bleu, Boston’s Air Traffic Controller, L.E.O. (an homage to Electric Light Orchestra featuring Bleu, Andy Sturmer of Jellyfish, Mike Viola and others). More info at: www.ericbarao.com.
Paul has called the broadcast/professional video industry his home for over 30 years. Starting in the early 1980s, Paul has worked for some of the largest dealers and systems integrators in the world. His client base includes MTV Networks, truTV, CNN, ESPN and many others. Paul started LAR Enterprises, Photo Video Productions as a small production facility in Newport, RI in 1995. Specializing in event and corporate video production, Paul has had the pleasure of shooting such luminaries as Bill and Hilary Clinton, Tony Blair and Vincent "Buddy" Cianci. He has also shot musicians including Paul McCartney and Aretha Franklin and produced the "Crosby, Stills and Nash: A Levin Event". In 2010 Paul was hired by Allie Christian to edit and transfer their home movies to DVD. Upon viewing the videos, Paul was captivated by watching Matty Christian, which eventually lead to the making of "Raising Matty Christian."
Tim has been making shorts and documentaries since 2003. Studying Film Studies at Rhode Island College, he went on to work at ABC6 and WPRI/Fox Providence, where he won an Associated Press Award and Boston/New England Emmy nomination for his work as Editor on the documentary "Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow, and the Struggle of a People". Breaking from the news scene, he continues much of his creative work and is currently the media producer at WaterFire Providence. If there isn't camera in his hand, you can usually find him with his drum sticks or ukulele. Visit www.standstillpictures.com to view Tim's work.
Amanda has served as Projects Manager for Breaking Branches Pictures since 2008. She is the Script Writer on BBP’s documentaries including feature-length "Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village", the documentary short "Thinking Through the Drink", and for corporate and non-profit clients including Inverness Corporation. She has served as Producer for the documentary shorts produced since 2008. Amanda has designed and created many of BBP's websites including www.breakingbranchespictures.com and www.firstmillvillage.com (website for the Slatersville Film). In addition to working on her own creative projects, Amanda is the Grant Writer for Breaking Branches Pictures. Recent grants awarded include: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.
Christian de Rezendes - Director, Cinematographer, Editor and Producer
Amanda de Rezendes - Producer
Eric Barao - Composer
Paul Plotkin - Co-Producer
Tim Labonte - Additional Filming
Under his company Breaking Branches Pictures, Christian has produced critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films including “41” (2007), a documentary about the youngest victim of the Station Nightclub Fire, the fully improvised dramedy feature “Getting Out of Rhode Island” (2003), and a family inspired documentary “Alzira's Story” (2000). Many of his films have been distributed, have screened internationally at film festivals, and have been broadcast regionally on PBS. Recent short films produced include “Zach: A Film about Epilepsy” (2009). Christian’s recent documentary short film "Revealed: Portraits Beneath One’s Surface" (2011) has screened at many national and international film festivals. In 2012, Christian completed the short comedy "Cat Scratch", which has screened at several film festivals including the Boston Comedy Film Festival where it received the Audience Award. Currently in 2013, Christian is working on a wide range of film projects, including the documentaries "Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village". The short drama "Memories for Sale", a co-production of Image Theater and Breaking Branches Pictures, based on the Award-Winning Play by Jerry Bisantz. To view samples of Christian’s creative, corporate and non-profit work, please visit.