The Production Team

This film had the honor of receiving help from a wide range of talented people who worked together in a collaberative fashion to create the film.  Most people worked on every aspect of the film and gave generously to try to create a vehicle for elder abuse awareness.  Special thanks to Aaron Woolfolk, Erin Quill and Fay Ann Lee for their help and support throughout.

Jennifer Betit Yen, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor.  Nominated for the 2016 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award, Jennifer is an actor, writer and "recovering" attorney.  Her web series, La La Land, won an Accolade Award for best television pilot and her first screenplay, The Opposite of a Fairy Tale, was awarded a competitive grant from the Asian Woman's Giving Circle.  As an actor, Jennifer can be seen on the final season of the TV series Royal Pains and also appeared in Dirt (FX), America's Most Wanted (FOX), Reading Rainbow, The Beacon Street Girls, and many more.  She has performed on stage at East West Players in Los Angeles and the Manhattan Theatre Source and Snapple Theatre in New York City.  Her work in New York earned her a New York Times review and Backstage article.  Jennifer is a graduate of Cornell University and Boston University School of Law, graduating with honors.  She has published numerous books for children and several legal articles, in addition to the lifestyle blog 'Ethical Is Beautiful.  Be Beautiful.'  Jennifer oversaw the Fairy Tale film production, supervising on set and even contributing her own cooking - to the delight (or horror!) of the cast and crew - to the craft services.  She enjoys boxing, baking and running with her dog.

Conor Stratton, Filmmaker, Director of Photography.  An award-winning filmmaker and native New Yorker who has been directing and shooting short films, features, commercials, and music videos for most of his life . He grew up in the oft-filmed neighborhood of Tribeca in lower Manhattan, but his love for movies stems back to an early fostering of interest by his family and teachers.  Working as a production assistant on an independent feature at 16,  as well as a strong new media program in high school, led Stratton to a film directing conservatory -- which he would leave early to pursue on-set experience and studying his craft independently. Classes at The New School in acting, photography, and video editing, as well as learning what he could from mentors such as the renowned French cinematographer Jean Louis Bompoint, Conor developed his unique talent for crafting stunningly beautiful images. He worked in the camera department, learning what he could as an operator and assistant, and began accumulating work as a cinematographer, traveling the world shooting travelogues and documentaries, before returning to New York to pursue further work as a filmmaker.  At 25, he wrote and directed Killing the Dog, an ambitious independent feature about a werewolf who embarks on an odyssey through the magical underbelly of New York City, starring Dave Gelles, Lauren McCune, and Josh Evans. The film won a Manny for Outstanding Film at the Take Two International Film Festival, where it premiered in 2013, and went on to screen at New Filmmakers and the New York Independent Film Festival. Six Part Productions, the independent production company started by Conor and Lauren to produce Killing the Dog, went on to produce Conor’s subsequent short films, including Between I & You and Flora, as well as music videos for Julia Weldon, Alyssa Robbins, and The Stationary Set. Six Part would take on new partners in actor-producer Josh Evans, writer-producer Matthew Klein, and writer-producer Rebecca Jane Stokes , and has been successfully producing independent theatre in New York City since 2014.  Conor also regularly teaches cinematography and pre-production workshops at ESRA NY, a French film school where he has supervised dozens of short films since 2009.  He lives in Brooklyn.

Nicholas Bedo, Audio Engineer.  Nicholas Bedo is a musician, audio engineer and sound designer.  

Chantee Walker and Blue Michael, Make Up Artists.  Chantee Walker, an ex-investigator for child protective services, is a freelance makeup artist who currently resides in Maryland.  Chantee first recognized she had a talent for making faces after being the key makeup artist at her sister’s wedding in 2008.  In 2014, she decided to become a Mary Kay consultant while still working for the state of NJ. It was then that she discovered giving women one on one attention brought her indescribable joy.  It was indeed a rewarding experience working with women of different skin types and color tones.  Without a doubt, her dedication proved to be favored by many as a result of a personal motto she lives by, and that is making sure no one leaves her chair unsatisfied.  In 2015, Chantee assisted on the new music video of  Evelyn Champagne King, and that is when she discovered her love for working on sets.  Passionate, driven, hardworking and always learning, Chantee loves her new career and is looking forward to a bright future in the industry.   It’s no wonder Chantee would end up working in the arts with her love for writing, fashion, accessorizing, and interior decorating.  She’s as multidimensional as the butterflies she loves.  Her new career fits her like a glove.  Blue Michael is the founder of Blue Michael Cosmetics.  Blue has worked on the Dramatics NYC team, for art director Harilquin and was a key makeup artist during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Katie Stern for Venexiana Couture, all the while having the dream of one day starting his own company.  He created a unique brand that would best serve his diverse clientele.  

Jeremy Myers, Wardrobe Supervisor and Stylist.  Clients: Creme Magazine, THe Fashionisto, Dorian Magazine, Blurt Magazine, Chopard, Fantastics, Venuszine, Lux Magazine, Bilan Magazine, Joann Berman,, XLR8R, Animal Magazine, Big Hassle Media, Original Signal Recordings,Photographers: Jeremy Liebman, Alexey Yurenev and Stephanie McNiel, Brendan Freeman and Brendan Peer, Edward Smith, Joanna Totolici, Sekine Yoshiaki, Jarin Blaschke, Alexander HankoffPersonalities: Lana Del Ray, The Sounds, Lizzie Trullie, Telepethe, Psychic Ills, Soft Circle, Crunc Tesla, Maria Taylor.

Nick Stubblefield, Composer.  Nick Stubblefield is a composer who created all of the original scoring for The Opposite of a Fairy Tale.  Nick composes, produces, performs and records music for live presentation, film, video, and dance. He grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, where from age nine he frequently performed publicly on piano and electronic keyboards. He won a number of prestigious awards and scholarships.  By the age of 13, Nick was working as a pianist on weekends at the world class resort hotel, the Grove Park Inn. In 2003 he recorded and released independently his CD "Tried As An Adult."   In 2004, still in high school, Nick formed the jazz trio "Spitfire," for which he composed original jazz pieces. The prestigious Jazz Composers Forum debuted the combo at Asheville's hip venue, The Grey Eagle. The group played a variety of high profile events from 2004 through 2006.  In January 2006  Nick performed at The International Jazz Festival Lapataia in Punta del Este, Uruguay with jazz saxophonist Alex Han.  Nick has composed jazz, chamber works, pop songs, electronic music for dance, and arrangements for church music. Through his production company, Stubblefield Productions, he has scored advertisements, documentaries, web sites, and movies including "Oakwood," an award-winning short comedy/horror film created by students at the University of Westminster, London.  Nick's acoustic/electronic "The Orphan Girl -- Nenneh" was presented to thousands of music lovers as part of the gala re-opening of Aycock Auditorium, a newly restored performance hall at UNC-Greensboro. His composition "Interstate 40" was premiered in 2010 by the UNCG Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Eduardo Vargas. Later that year Nick received his degree in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Nick has studied composition with Dr. Mark Engebretson, and Dr. Alejandro Rutty. He has studied piano with Dr. David Foster, Dr. John Salmon, and Mrs. Deborah Hollis.  On January 6th, 2012, Nick released his second album, a collection of original  pop songs entitled “Foolish Fantasy.”  He currently resides in New York.