Susan Rohrer (producer/director) cut her teeth as a director on an adaptation of James Weldon Johnson’s acclaimed God’s Trombones, followed by 100 episodes of the drama Another Life. Rohrer produced/directed (and in some cases wrote) five specials for CBS and ABC, as well as For Jenny With Love and Mother’s Day (Family Channel). She directed six episodes of the comedy Sweet Valley High, and the comedy series pilot, Dojo Kids. Rohrer produced/directed/wrote (sole story, co-teleplay writing credit) CBS sponsored movie, About Sarah. Two of Rohrer‘s scripts, Book of Days and Another Pretty Face, were produced for PAX TV. Rohrer’s projects have received numerous awards and nominations including an Emmy (Never Say Goodbye), and three personal Emmy nominations (Terrible Things My Mother Told Me, The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern, and If I Die Before I Wake), in producing, directing and writing. Rohrer directed Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen to a SAG Award nomination for About Sarah, which was also the recipient of The Christopher Award, The Film Advisory Board’s Award of Excellence, and Best in Festival Drama at the Breckenridge Festival of Film. Rohrer’s work has been honored by the NEA, the American Women In Radio and Television’s Public Service Award (Sexual Considerations), the Media Access Awards, the Angel Awards, the CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and the NAACP Image Awards with three nominations for Mother’s Day. She will be directing McKay’s script, A Friend for Maddie.
Cheryl McKay (writer/producer) has been professionally writing since 1997. Cheryl wrote the screenplay for The Ultimate Gift, based on Jim Stovall’s novel. The award-winning film stars James Garner, Brian Dennehy, and Abigail Breslin and was released in theaters by Fox in 2007. The Ultimate Gift won a Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival, received three Movieguide Nominations, winning one of the Ten Best Family Films of 2007, and won a CAMIE Award, for one of the Top Ten Films of the year. Cheryl also wrote the DVD for Gigi: God’s Little Princess, as well as the Wild and Wacky, Totally True Bible Stories audio series and books with Frank Peretti. She wrote a half-hour drama for teenagers about high school violence, called Taylor’s Wall, produced in Los Angeles. Her screenplay, Never the Bride, has been adapted into a novel for Random House Publishers and was released in June 2009. She wrote a script called Greetings from the Flipside, commissioned by Art Within, after winning a year-long fellowship, and is currently novelizing that screenplay with Rene Gutteridge for B&H Publishing. She wrote A Friend for Maddie for Handmaiden Entertainment. Cheryl lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Chris, a musician and photographer.
Christopher Price (location scout / photographer) first became interested in photography while traveling to other countries on various mission trips. He has traveled to Spain, Paraguay, Mexico and a host of other Latin American countries, as well as to other exotic locations such as Lebanon. While on his adventures, he noticed that he took more scenic photos rather than just photos for memories’ sake. Thus his passion for photography began by capturing landscape images. This in turn led to the desire to expand his photographic depth and skills by learning more about portraiture and studio lighting. Christopher has had the opportunity to work with a commercial photography studio in North Carolina. There he studied as an assistant and worked sets of Nascar and fashion shoots. During his time at the commercial studio he learned commercial lighting techniques as well as boosting his knowledge of the equipment used on commercial sets. Christopher also studied portraiture under the tutelage of one of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina’s Photographers of the Year. This studio was the only studio in North Carolina that housed two Master Photographers in the same studio. Christopher has also worked as an assistant and second shooter for several other professional photographers in North and South Carolina including second shooting with a Professional Photographers of South Carolina Photographer of the Year. Christopher Price is a North Carolina native who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, Cheryl, Never the Bride‘s screenwriter.