Writer / Director/Executive Producer

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Executive Producer

Executive Producer

Executive Producer

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Nick Murphy

Filmmaker Nick Murphy returns back to his hometown of Jackson, to tell the scrappy story of the little indie film that could. Made for a micro-budget, this feature rolls right into your heart in a wonderful, warm, nostalgic trip back to roller skating and the 1990s.
 

 

Nick worked at the Jackson Skate Center as the DJ and also made movies with his high school friends, from action/comedies, to heartfelt drama,to Mortal Kombat fan films, Nick's early films captured a ton of heart on display, despite lack of budgets.
 

 

In 1996 when Nick was 18 years old -- he sold everything he had, saved up two weekends worth of DJ money from the rink and headed out to Los Angeles with just over 600 bucks in his pocket.
 

 

25 years have passed since that fateful trip out West to follow his filmmaking dreams, but Nick never forgot the Jackson Skate Center, those dear friends he made along the way and the legacy that rink left behind.
 

 

A lot of the old local rink rat community came together and made large sacrifices and volunteered on the production of ANS. Together, with various levels from super green to professionals, the ANS crew formed the indie Avengers to face enormous obstacles with a very limited budget and hardly any resources..

The result is a deeply personal film for everyone, that tells the story of a place that was home to a lot of rink rats that skated it's warped, wooden floors.
 

As a filmmaker, Nick has also made, Tomb Raider: Tears of the Dragon, the first and one of the biggest and most explosive Tomb Raider Fan Films (also aired on G4). As well as action/comedy, "Pizza and Bullets" and finally, his most personal, heartfelt film, All Nite Skate.

Executive Producer

AJ Koehler

AJ Koehler is an independent producer, actor, and writer known for "All Nite Skate", the Tom Green and Les Stroud comedy, "Interviewing Monsters and Big Foot", the thriller/drama "Two Heads" and the upcoming supernatural tale, "The Spring". She also founded Motion Dog Films and is the editor for 573 magazine.
 

 

AJ also co-produced two short films with ANS EP Gretchen Griggs. The festival winning horrow short film, 'Elliot' as well as co-producing and starring in the YouTube holiday hit short, "Christmas Crap."
 

 

AJ remains a driven and creative force in the mid-western independent film and art scenes. AJ was absolutely commited to bringing 'All Nite Skate' to life because of her own personal ties to the Jackson Skate Center in the film. AJ found herself skating the warped wooden floors and under limbo sticks almost every weekend. It was there she met life long friends, Nick, Paul, Trace, Lucas, Gabe and Adam.

Decades later, not only would she end up marrying Adam from the rink, and they would work together on many film projects, often Adam running sound for her.

AJ worked tirelessly alongside the other producers, using her network and experience from producing three other local feature films to help obtain locations, picture vehicles, help with press and media interviews, find crew and even found herself working closely with ANS EP Gretchen Griggs in the casting process for All Nite Skate.

AJ and Gretchen were key in finding the local talent for most of the roles in ANS. Having grown up at the rink, she knew the actors to find. Without AJ and Gretchen bringing in the talent from a lot of surrounding performing art schools, drama clubs and open casting calls, All Nite Skate would have never found it's cast of superstars.

The roles of Nick, Nikki and Trace were found in Los Angeles.

Executive Producer

Gretchen Griggs

Gretchen Griggs is an independent film producer in the mid-west known for, 'All Nite Skate', and the horror short film festival winner, 'Elliot'. She also produced the YouTube Holiday smash short comedy short film, 'Christmas Crap' starring and co-produced by ANS EP AJ Koehler.

Gretchen also had a hand  as Executive Producer for the upcoming docu-crime series, "The Local Whisper" with producer/filmmaker and 'ANS' alumn, Regan Ernst.

Gretchen fell in love with the story of the true coming of age tale of a group of rink rats from the old Jackson Skate Center.
Gretchen also worked in the role of casting director with ANS EP, AJ Koehler to  find a lot of the local and fresh talent for 'All Nite Skate's amazing cast! Gretchen worked at each casting call,  and rounds of auditions, scouting and finding the local talent from all across the state.

Gretchen and AJ moved mountains for every frame of footage in the scrappy indie production of 'All Nite Skate'. Gretchen was heavily involved in every aspect of per-production, production and post.

Gretchen worked closely with AJ Koehler to discover the fresh new talent found in casting 'All Nite Skate'. Gretchen helped facilitate, organize and execute both rounds of casting for ANS.

Gretchen worked tirelessly every filming day for 'All Nite Skate', working with the cast and crew in getting every filming day in the can. Gretchen was a key player in helping getting 'All Nite Skate' rolling along in front of the cameras with the rest of the producing team.

Gretchen has other film projects and short films currently in development.
 

Producer

Scott Lipke


'All Nite Skate' is executive producer Scott A. Lipke's first feature film. Scott was instrumental in helping the team secure and acquire locations. As well as helping keep the cast and crew set up at base camps. Scott was key in helping the talent with key and  essential accommodations during the production of ANS.

When production needed hard drives, or things flown in, Scott was the leader in making that happen for the team. Scott worked closely with 'All Nite Skate' Executive Producers Gretchen Griggs and AJ Koehler in both production and post production. Scott would give creative notes and feedback on various edits of the film.

Inspired by his experiences on set of 'All Nite Skate', Scott hopes to continue producing productions in the future.

Producer

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'All Nite Skate' isn't the first film that Trace Webster has produced for Spoon Pictures. He and filmmaker Nick Murphy go back to the 1993 beginnings of the production company with colleagues Adam Koehler and David Allstun.

Trace is a long time artist himself. Trace has also used his art talents many times in Spoon Pictures 25 year filmography. Including drawing and designing all of the Spoon Pictures film logos.

Trace is also responsible for drawing the "Pizza Time" logo for the Spoon Pictures hit action/comedy, "Pizza and Bullets".

Trace acted as thunder god 'Lord Raiden' in the 1995 smash hit fan film, 'Mortal Kombat' for Spoon Pictures. He reprised that role in the sequel, 'MK II'.

Having his own deeply personal connection to the backstory of 'All Nite Skate', Trace was key in helping the production get made. He worked on the film in all stages of production, in facilitating of acquiring talent and helping gather key props needed for the production.

Trace was responsible for a key moment in recovery during the post-production of 'All Nite Skate' and was able to help the production continue.

Trace also enjoyed helping with creative story notes during script and post production.Trace is immensely proud of the work the entire ANS team put into the film to bring it to life.

Marcus Perry

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Shane Lodi

A Key Art, Golden Trailer, ProMax, and Grand Clio award winning director, Marcus has over a decade of experience telling stories for major motion picture studios, television networks and international brands. His work has been spotlighted in AD Week, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine, featured on Good Morning, America and has aired during the Super Bowl.

He has directed content across all genres and has worked with celebrity talent ranging from
Dwayne Johnson to Scarlett Johansson.

He is also the co-creator of the smash comic book, 'Albert Einstein, Time Mason.' for Action Lab comics. Marcus Perry was also an Executive Producer on 'Pizza and Bullets' for Spoon Pictures.

Marcus and Nick have been friends for a long time, Marcus was absolutely thrilled to help bring
'All Nite Skate' to life.

"All Nite Skate" is the first film from executive producer, Shane Lodi. A long time fan of cinema and a former rink rat of the Puxico Skating rink, 'All Nite Skate's' story really spoke to him as one he wanted to see told.

Shane is also the director of programming and talent acquisitions for the Cape Girardeau Comic Con

Shane was essential in handling the talent on set, as well as working side by side with the crew in multiple departments. Shane worked closely with PJ Gaynard and the camera department, as well as working side by side with director Nick Murphy during all aspects of production.

Shane was also responsible for finding additional funding needed to continue production and also find the budget necessary for the films additional shooting schedule in May of 2019. Shane worked with all of the other EP's of 'All Nite Skate' on multiple production meetings.

'All Nite Skate' was an experience Shane was very proud to help produce. Shane dove head first into all aspects of producing and was a key player in bringing this story to the screen.

Shane hopes to produce more films in the future.

 

Kris Simon



Kris Simon is originally from Chicago, where she was the editor for Shadowline Comics, a partner studio for independent powerhouse Image Comics. She was also the director of programming for the Long Beach Comic Con, the Long Beach Comic Expo, the anime fan fest New Jersey, the New Jersey Comic Expo, Comic Excitement Con, Cuba Comic Expo and the Comic Creator Conference from 2014-2017.

She was also the former Events Manager for SkyBound Entertainment and the founder of Geek Chic Promotions.

Kris Simon also helped Executive Produce 'Pizza and Bullet's for Spoon Pictures. Kris is absolutely floored to see 'All Nite Skate' complete it's nearly four year journey to the screen!

Cinematographer

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PJ Gaynard is a Pittsburgh based filmmaker, educator and showman. He creates material as 'Goat Milk Fudge' productions, alongside the help from many other filmmakers.

Along with directing and producing work, PJ is an accomplished director of photography, whose work has been displayed internationally in theaters and on demand.

He was ranked #23 in the book, "The Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World Part II" He has a BFA in Film, Video and Animation from Rochestor Insitiute and Technology. He has an MA in Humanities/Humaistic Studies from CalState Northridge.

PJ has also directed many award winning festival short films, including "The Eliminadora". He has also directed the festival winning short films, "A Fight to Propose" and "Love Sick Love."

PJ was also the cinematographer on the hit action/comedy, "Pizza and Bullets" from Spoon Pictures and Goat Milk Fudge Productions.

PJ firmly believed in telling the tale of 'All Nite Skate'. The coming of age story and the true story behind the movie deeply spoke to him. He traveled across the country several times over two years to beautifully craft the film and bring it to life. PJ and Nick's friendship has lasted for over ten years and two feature films together. The pair of filmmakers hope to always collaborate and tell many more stories together.

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PJ Gaynard

Composer

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Jesse Glucksman is a digital colorist and finisher for features, television, shorts, documentaries and music videos. Jesse previously worked with PJ Gaynard and director Nick Murphy as the colorist on the action/comedy hit for Spoon Pictures, "Pizza and Bullets".

Jesse is also a really big comic fan and a product of the 90s. He got the films vibe and feel for the colors and characters.

Jesse, PJ and Nick worked for many hours virtually for the post to find the look, color and feel for each scene. Jesse was able to dial in 'All Nite Skate's vibrancy and tone. Taking the viewer on a dream like, colorful journey back through the 1990s.

Jesse is a member of the colorists union, CSI. Colorist Society International (CSI) strives to advance the craft, education and awareness of the art and science of color grading and color correction.

CSI is the first professional society devoted exclusively to furthering and honoring the professional achievements of the colorist community. It is not a labor union or a guild, but an educational and cultural resource. Membership is open to professional colorists, editor/colorists, DITs, telecine operators, color timers, finishers, restoration artists, and color scientists. CSI full member applications are vetted regardless of credits or standing in the community.

Jesse, PJ and Nick hope to work together on more Spoon Pictures productions in the future!

Jesse Glucksman, CSI

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STILL FROM 'ALL NITE SKATE'
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A multi-faceted composer and conductor, Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli (b. 1969) creates music with enduring appeal across cultures and genres. His well-crafted and deeply-felt scores for the studio and indie film worlds, his innovative compositions for the classical concert stage, and his skilled musical direction for artists from across the pop music spectrum have earned him a reputation as a musician with a collaborative spirit and emotional intelligence.
 

Once a student of film scoring masters Henry Mancini and David Raksin, Anderson-Bazzoli was nominated for an Emmy Award at age twenty-one for his first professional score: A Year to Remember on CBS News. LA Weekly praised his score for the Civil War drama Shooting Creek (Starz/Encore) as “wonderful period music” while Variety described Revolution OS (dist. 7th Art, Sundance Channel) as coming “complete with a nice soundtrack, unusual for this kind of documentary.” He has composed innovative and potent scores for the Venezuelan thriller Elipsis (dist. 20th Century Fox), the award-winning Swedish short Without Snow, the animated action feature Angel Wars: The Messengers (Fox Faith Video), and The Wind and the Water (aka Burwa Dii Ebo) – a collaborative feature film project by Vero Bollow and the Igar Yala Collective of Panama, which received its acclaimed premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Anderson-Bazzoli is also the recipient of the prestigious Sundance Composers Lab Fellowship (2003).

As a conductor and orchestrator Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli has provided musical direction for actor Harry Shear's return as Derek Smalls from 'This Is Spinal Tap' for a nationwide tour.

Chris and filmmaker Nick Murphy's friendship extends back to the Spoon Pictures action/comedy hit, "Pizza and Bullets". Chris composed the entire original score for the film. That score can be found on Band Camp.

Nick was extremely excited to work with Chris again on ANS and Chris's original score elevates the themes and feelings of two very important scenes in 'All Nite Skate'. and the characters who are growing up and facing the world.

 

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli

Production Designer

Script Supervisor

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Jackie

Cherie

Cherie Bancroft-Markham

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Jackie Hawthorne Riggins on the All Nite Skate set. (2018)

Cherie Bancroft-Markham joined the crew of 'All Nite Skate' shortly after the crew locked Puxico Skating Rink location for the film. Cherie majored in art studies and sculpture from Southeast Missouri State University. Cherie excels at welding and crafting huge art installations, sculpture work, painting, and drawing. Cherie is also a jack of all trades, able to produce the one prop you need, or piece of time traveled 90s trinkets.

Cherie was essential in building the scrappy art department to transform the rink into day for night shoots. As well as lovingly building the Jackson Skate Center wooden sign that attached to the side of the Puxico Rink.

The wooden sign was re-built from the original wooden floor of the Jackson Skate Center and was donated to the production from a local former JSC employee from the 70's, Cathy, who worked there. Cherie had enough of the rink floor to build out a 25 foot sign for the film.

Cherie took on so many roles during the production of ANS, and without her, our wheels would have fallen off. Thank you, Cherie!

Christy Moore not only acted in 'All Nite Skate' as Jennifer's struggling, single mom, Shirley, she was also the films script supervisor! It was a challenge and role that Christy stepped up for. She showed up every day to help keep the props, scenes, actors and continuity flowing from scene to scene.

Christy's eyes near the monitor really helped filmmaker Nick Murphy and cinematographer PJ Gaynard keep everything organized from scene to scene. Christy's eye for detail was integral for the 2019 additional filming of 'All Nite Skate', where she also assisted in the art department in bringing key film sets back to life. We absolutely could not have made this incredible journey without your many talents, Christy! Thank you!!

Christy currently teaches art for Saxony High School in Missouri.

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Christy Moore

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Christy Moore (SHIRLEY) also as our Script Supervisor on the
All Nite Skate set. (2018)

ALL NITE SKATE CREW BTS

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ANS Camera Operator Reggie A. Brown and director Nick Murphy line up a pre-vis shot at Jackson High School for the pre-production of 'All Nite Skate'. (April 2018)

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ANS cast rehearsals for the additional filming of 'All Nite Skate'
May 2019

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All Nite Skate Executive Producer Gretchen Griggs and actress Olivia Gill (Nikki) about to film a concession stand scene in ANS.
June 2018

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All Nite Skate sound department head, Adam Koehler, gets ready to set the shot
of actor Reyt Middleton (Lucas) making the ultimate rink mix tape in his basement.
May 2019

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All Nite Skate cinematographer PJ Gaynard directs his crew to set dolly track for the night shoot of Kyle and Ryan hanging at the Jackson Band Shell.
May 2019

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All NIte Skate 1st Assistant Director Regan Ernst holding her drawing she did for Camera Operator Reggie A. Brown on the slate.
June 2018

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ANS crew sound Adam Koehler, Cinematographer PJ Gaynard, and actors, Cody Griggs (Adam), Tyler Abner (Dave) and Gio Wubbena (Mac) and Tabitha Petzoldt (Jennifer) goof around at the Jackson High School set location.
Jackson High School
May 2019

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L.A. ANS Crew Members L-R, Matt Hibbs, Jeff Hutchinson, Colin Campbell, Nick Murphy, John Karyus, Anne Grauso, Mike Hanley, PJ Gaynard and Ken Heusey
with Olivia Gill (Nikki) on the set of 'All Nite Skate'
August 2019

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Actress Hana Hiromitsu and ANS Cinematographer PJ Gaynard get ready
to film OJ's music video scene 'All Nite Skate'.
May 2019

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Re-creating ANS director Nick Murphy's '95 Mortal Kombat fan film, 25 years later.
with Donato Peitrfore (Jax) Matt Mitchell (Nick) and Miguel Angel-Garcia (Trace)
Jackson City Park Rock Garden
ANS Camera Op Reggie A. Brown, EP Shane Lodi and Cinematographer PJ Gaynard
June 2018

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All Nite Skate Writer/Director Nick Murphy poses with actor Miguel Angel-Garcia (Trace) as he wraps his last day of filming at the Puxico Skating Rink location.
June 2018

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All Nite Skate Cast and Crew Production Meeting for additional filming days.
May 2019

All Nite Skate Cast and Crew watch playback of the hallway walk and talk for ANS additional filming at Jackson High School.
May 2019

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All Nite Skate actor, Matt Mitchell (Nick), writer/director Nick Murphy, with
actors Olivia Gill (Nikki) and Brendan Hazel (Paul) on the last day of filming at the
Jackson Skate Center set.
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June 2018

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ANS Writer/Director Nick Murphy, actors Tabitha Petzoldt (Jennifer), Chirsty Moore (Shirley) and cinematographer PJ Gaynard pose on the ANS set.
May 2019

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All Nite Skate cast and crew discuss and set the shot for an emotional goodbye at the Jackson Skate Center set.
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June 2018

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All Nite Skate director Nick Murphy with the cast on the final production day
at the Jackson Skate Center film set.
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June 2018

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All Nite Skate crew setting up the skate counter shot for the original JSC rink rats film cameo.
June 2018

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Poster and Publicity Photographer Ashley Irey of Lauren Ashley Photography
and All Nite Skate filmmaker, Nick Murphy strike a pose on the set for poster day.
June 2018

All Nite Skate actors Tabitha Petzoldt (Jennifer) and Brendan Hazel (Paul) pose at the Wibs BBQ location in Jackson.
May 2019

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ANS Crew members Director Nick Murphy, 2nd AD Cara Jansen and Camera Operator Reggie A. Brown check the monitors for the Jennifer and Shirley scene.
June 2019

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All Nite Skate actor Cody Griggs (Adam) poses next to the camera rig for his
night shoot scene at the Jackson Skate Center set location.
Puxico Skating Rink
June 2018