TAYLOR NEARY • Director, Producer

Taylor began her career as an actor in theater, film and television. Originally from New York City, she moved to Los Angeles to attend USC's film school, graduating with a BA in cinema/television production. After film school Taylor focused almost exclusively on writing independent, feature-length screenplays including "Elixir," "Minors" and "Sex." "Elixir," an action-adventure drama set in the Los Angeles underground club scene has been optioned three times. The third option was not the charm for "Elixir," but it did inspire the conception and completion of "LIQUID VINYL" the documentary. Taylor has also written and directed several short films including "Jenny's Secret" and "Aaron." LIQUID VINYL is her first feature film.

GEORGE REASNER • Director of Photography, Producer

In the film business since 1989, George progressed to full-time shooter after working his way up through the grip, electric and camera departments on independent features. He has photographed numerous commercial and music video projects, as well as features and short films. His commercial and short films have won multiple awards including the Clio, Gold Lion, Advertising Age Best Of, AMPAS Student Emmy and multiple film festivals nods.

In addition to his camera work, George is also an experienced DJ and music producer. He is one half of the LA-based duo Eskimo Brothers, holds a monthly DJ residency with the ROAM collective, and is signed with electronic label R-Factor Recordings.

George is attached to several narrative feature projects for 2005, including " Nottingham" with writer/director Peter Sullivan, "What We Did On Our Holidays" for director Scott Peake, and "Fading of the Cries" for writer/director Brian Metcalf. LIQUID VINYL is his first feature documentary.

George holds a M.F.A. in producing & cinematography from the Florida State University Film & TV Conservatory, and a BA in Communications from Wake Forest University. He is currently living the dream in Hollywood, California

CHRIS W. HILL • Editor, Graphics Design

A native New Yorker, Chris W. Hill attended Professional Children's School and earned his BFA in film from School of Visual Arts in 1999. That same year he was hired at Showtime Networks in the post-production department as an assistant. Chris worked his way into an editor position, and continued to freelance as a television editor in New York until moving to Los Angeles in the spring of 2003. LIQUID VINYL is Chris' first feature documentary, and his third feature film he has edited since moving to Los Angeles. He is currently editing his fourth film for Columbia Pictures.


Smitty moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to attend recording/engineering school. After completing school he landed a job at Post Logic Studio as an assistant engineer. Chris spent three years at Post Logic working on television projects such as Cops and The Simpsons and live video projects for artists Michael Jackson, Metallica and Madonna.

Years later as his feature film resume began to grow Chris went to work for Academy Award winning sound editor Stephen Hunter Flick on Warner Bros. Blockbuster Twister. And spent three years at Flick’s Creative Cage editing films such as Spawn and Jackie Brown.

In 1997 Chris joined commercial sound designer Stephen Dewey at Machine Head in Venice, California as a staff sound designer, and did countless spots for clients such as Intel, Chevy and Nike. Chris then teamed up with DJ/producer Eric Davenport under his moniker “Smitty” to launch Geisha House Music, a record label dedicated to electronic music. Smitty produced remixes for artists such as Seal, Marvin Gaye, Jill Scott, Alanis Morissette as well as original music.

Six years and hundreds of commercials and music productions later, Chris parted ways with Machine Head and set up shop in Santa Monica where he continued to do sound design for clients such as Coke, Nissan and Mercedes, and for feature film clients including Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks and New Line Cinema.

D. Chris Smith is a Member of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), The Recording Academy (Grammys), The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Musician’s Union (Local 47).

MARC CARUSO • Music Editor

Marc Caruso is an accomplished music producer, composer, and Emmy-nominated music editor with credits spanning across television, feature film, and radio. He is also the president and founder of Reel Fusion, a full service music post-production company based in Southern California.

As music editor, Marc has worked alongside Hollywood's top composers and filmmakers on motion pictures such as the romantic comedy "My Sassy Girl" (Gold Circle Films), the horror-thriller "Whisper" (Universal), the critically acclaimed box office hit "As Good As It Gets (Sony), "Conspiracy Theory" (Warner Bros.) from producer Joel Silver and director Richard Donner, and "ANTZ" the first feature-length animated film from DreamWorks SKG. Marc's television work has been featured across major broadcast and cable networks on "L.A. Doctors" (CBS), producer Jerry Bruckheimer's "Swing Vote" (ABC), "Sleepwalkers" (NBC), and the USA Networks hit series "The Dead Zone." Additionally, Marc's music editorial work on the ABC mini-series "Tom Clancy's NetForce" garnered him a celebrated Emmy nomination from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Marc's work as composer can be heard on networks including NBC, CBS, UPN, Fox Sports Network, MTV, TLC, Discovery Health, Travel Channel, HDNet and Speedvision, in addition to numerous domestic and internationally syndicated programs.


With a developing roster of film, TV, and advertising clients and a reputation for excellence, MAXINE KOZLER and her music clearance and licensing company LA LA LICENSE provide the knowledge, insight and persistence to navigate all areas of music licensing for film, TV, advertising and the digital world. Formerly with EMI Music Publishing, Ms. Kozler has over twelve years of industry experience working with licensing, clearance and production for major record labels, record producers, songwriters, film makers, artists and artist management and has worked on projects for everyone from Jack Johnson to Jay-Z.

Ms. Kozler holds a B.S. in Film Production from Boston University, which is essential to her work as a Music Supervisor for films and film soundtracks. Her clients include the producers of the award winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom.