Hitting the Cycle has brought together an All-Star team of creative personnel for the film’s production. Here’s the starting line-up of some of the project’s key team members…
J. Richey Nash — Writer / Director / Producer
Upon graduating from Princeton University, J. Richey Nash left central New Jersey with a BA in psychology and a contract to play professional baseball. After spending several seasons as a minor-league outfielder with the Padres, Twins, White Sox, and one season as a player/coach in Italy, he finally hung up his spikes and landed in New York City, where he began to study acting at the renowned Circle in the Square Theatre. On the boards of NYC’s vibrant theatre scene, Richey performed in countless Off-Broadway stage productions. He also co-founded the Tidemark Theatre Company, serving two years as its co-artistic director and managing producer, as well as performing in three of their productions. Mr. Nash now resides in Los Angeles where he has appeared in numerous films, on network television shows such as George Lopez and Criminal Minds, and on many regional stages throughout Southern California. He was named to LA Stage Scene’s Best of 2006-2007 list for Outstanding Performance in a Drama for his work in the world premiere play Heads, and won the Best Supporting Actor award at the 2008 Malibu International Film Festival for the film Lie Detector. As a writer, Richey has penned several varied works, including the award-winning screenplays Hitting the Cycle (Princeton Entertainment Group Screenplay Competition Finalist) and Elegy in Paradise (CAPE Foundation New Writers Award Finalist). The first film project from his company, Tall Tales Productions, was the dramatic short Universal Remote, which Richey wrote, produced, and directed. The film had its world premiere at the 2007 Dances With Films Festival in LA, and has screened at other festivals across the country including the Big Easy Shorts Festival in New Orleans and the Bluegrass Independent Film Festival in Louisville, KY.
Darin Anthony — Director
Darin Anthony is a California native, born at UCLA medical center and raised in Seal Beach. He received his BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. After working regularly in the Chicago area theatre scene, he returned to Los Angeles where he performed at such well respected theatres as The Colony, South Coast Repertory, A Noise Within, Shakespeare Santa Barbara, and The Evidence Room, to name a few. He served four years as the Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre Company’s new play workshop, The Living Room Series, where he oversaw more than 100 workshops and staged readings of original works, several of which went on to full productions. Darin is currently the literary manager and resident director of The Syzygy Theatre Group, where he has helmed mainstage productions of My Thing of Love and Talley’s Folly. He has also directed for actor training programs such as the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Most recently, he directed back-to-back world premieres of London’s Scars at the Odyssey Theatre and Sidhe by Ann Noble for the Road Theatre Company. Other recent credits include the LA premiere of Bach at Leipzig, the West Coast premieres of US Drag (7 LA Weekly nominations), A Hole in the Dark, and The Boarding House by Ann Noble, and the world premieres of Leonard’s Voice, Seven, Heads (LA Times “Best of 2007”), American Way, and Street Angel Diaries. Additionally, he directed the LA premiere of David and Amy Sedaris’ The Book of Liz (LA Times “Best of 2005”), which enjoyed an unprecedented one-year run. Throughout his career, Darin has diversified his experience in the industry by training under highly respected television directors on the sets of such shows as Weeds, Still Standing, Rodney and Eve. For the Obama election, he directed several creative advertising spots based on the famous Apple Computer commercial campaign. Hitting the Cycle will be his first feature film directorial effort. Darin is a proud husband, father, and member of the SDC.
Jimmy Holcomb — Producer
Jimmy has extensive production experience for industry leaders including MGM, Universal, Warner Bros., Fox and Disney, with a record of effective cost management on over $50M in production funds. Jimmy has worked in production on over a dozen high-profile projects, including Drowning Mona with Danny Devito, Adams Family Reunion with Tim Curry and Daryl Hannah, and Scorched with Woody Harrelson. Jimmy also has experience working on large-format projects, including producing Our Country, an IMAX event featuring country stars such as Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, the band Alabama and many more. Jimmy has been a member of Film Independent and IATSE since 1998. Previously Jimmy was the Chief Operating Officer of The Documentary Channel, where he produced and procured over 200 hours of programming content and received an Emmy award for Best Documentary in 2007. Currently Jimmy is producing the indie crime thriller The Power of the Few starring Christian Slater, Christopher Walken and Anthony Anderson.
Lincoln Lewis — Director of Photography
Lincoln Lewis is a Louisville, KY native and a Los Angeles-based cinematographer/director of photography. He began working in the entertainment industry as a commercial photographer’s assistant and then as a set electrician and gaffer on numerous films and commercials for clients such as Disney, Victoria’s Secret, Verizon, Starbucks, among others. After shooting B camera and additional cinematography on several productions, Lincoln transitioned into the role of director of photography and has had the privilege and enjoyment of filming many commercials, documentaries, and feature films.
Harry B. Miller III, A.C.E. — Editor
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Harry Miller works in Los Angeles as a motion picture and sound editor. His picture editing credits include the TV series Hawaii Five-O, Warehouse 13, Women’s Murder Club, Bones, Eureka, and Caprica, the mini-series Dune and Children of Dune, and the features Clive Barker’s Book of Blood, Tremors 4, Striking Distance, and The Stickup. His feature sound editing credits include Back to the Future, The Siege, Waterworld, The Game, and Fantastic 4, as well as the landmark TV series Miami Vice. Miller attended Boston University, the University of Kentucky, and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from the USC School of Cinema. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Cinema Editors. Harry resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nancy and son Winn.
Steve O’Reilly — Music Composer
Steve O’Reilly has composed music for commercials, television, and film for over 10 years. Some of his TV composing credits include NBC’s 2008 Summer and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, ESPN, Discovery’s Cash Cab and new series Mega-Engineering, Good Morning America, CNN Heroes, A&E’s Dallas Swat among many other programs. He has also composed for documentary films such as HBO’s Le Cirque: A Table In Heaven and the Sundance Channel’s Eat This New York. Some of his regular commercial clients include Nike, McDonalds, Maybelline, and Norton Anti-Virus. Steve is also the lead singer and songwriter for his band Tammany Hall NYC which has placed music on NBC’s Scrubs, MTV, HBO’s Sunday night promos, and in films including A Lot Like Love and Speed Dating. Steve is a native New Yorker and graduate of Brown University. He lives in NYC with his wife and son Lucas.