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Lead Artists 2017-05-27T20:31:23+00:00

The artists on this page each have a tremendous talent and Faust Productions is grateful for their contributions to Triptych. Without them, Triptych would not be the vision that it is today.

Millie Maddox – Lead Visual Artist

Millie Maddox has always been driven to create. Drawing was her very first love and she has drawn since she can remember being able to hold a crayon! As a child she fell in love with the art of animation through watching all of the classic Walt Disney animated films and, being the youngest child and only sister to 4 brothers, she was exposed to the awesome art and animation of video games as well. Street Fighter 2 is her all time favorite video game and Chun Li, one of video gaming history’s very first playable strong female lead characters was one of Millie’s biggest inspirations in art, animation, and in life!! Millie started creating and animating pixel art characters for games when she was 10 years old and was a completely self taught artist and animator her whole life until she went to art college in the heart of San Francisco. Millie is a proud graduate of the Academy of Art University and is currently a professional 2D artist, illustrator, animator and graphic designer.

Millie got to live her childhood dream of making video games when she moved to NYC to pursue a career in the mobile games industry in 2008 and has 13 published video game titles under her belt. She has worked on major mobile game titles such as Oregon Trail: American Settler for iPhone iPad and Android phones. Millie was the only 2D animator on the project and she gave life and personality to every human and animal character in the game, one of her biggest accomplishments in the video game world.

Millie can work in a variety of different art styles comfortably, from pixel art to vector art, cartoony to photo realistic, but she her real passion is portrait painting.

Millie is honored to be a part of Jennifer Faust’s Triptych: Journey through cancer crew and has designed the posters for the films Blood and Water as well as creating the Faust Productions logo. Millie created the storyboards for Blood by interpreting the written script through her own artistic lens and helped create the visual direction and flow for all of the in camera shots. Millie is excited to help continue this amazing experimental dance film trilogy by creating the storyboards for the last film in the Triptych series – Water.

As for dance, Millie discovered belly dance 10 years ago in San Francisco when she took her first class with the Mamma of Tribal Fusion, Jill Parker. During the time that Millie moved to New York City to pursue her dream job of making video games, she continued her dance studies with Sera Solstice, Danielle Hutton, and the East Coast Tribal stylization of movement. She also studied extensively with Cammi Darshan Vance. All of these women and their influence play heavily into the emotion, powerful feminine energy, and sensuality that Millie brings into her dance. Millie returned to the Bay Area in 2013 and immersed herself in the rich belly dance culture of San Francisco, studying with some of the Bay area’s finest teachers Jill Parker, Kami Liddle, Rose Harden, and many more. Millie had the honor of being a Member of Jill Parker’s Little Egypt Dance Troupe and performed extensively with them around the Bay Area in 2016. Millie is also the co-founder and co-director of Aurora Rosa (a Dance Duet with Tatyana Balte), and is also a soloist and resident dancer at Underground Nomads. Millie continuously seeks to find her own unique voice in the dance and strives to give her audience a divine gift every time she performs.

Millie has also recently started her own line of hand made jewelry called The Rebel’s Garden. Her unique designs feature roses that she hand sculpts from polymer clay. Check out her Etsy shop and follow her on Facebook and Instagram to see her new creations.

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRebelsGarden
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRebelsGarden/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therebelsgarden/

Millie Maddox
Millie MaddoxLead Visual Artist
Micah Van Hove
Micah Van HoveDirector / Director of Photography

Micah Van Hove – Director / Director of Photography

Frank Hernandez – Assistant Director / Writer / Dancer / Editor

Frank Hernandez was born in The Bronx, NY, raised in Miami, FL, and is currently living in San Francisco, CA
working as a Producer, Editor, and Motion Graphics Designer. He discovered his passion for film in 2007 and has never stopped working since.

With over eight years of professional experience working on a number of varied projects including action films, documentaries, music videos, talk shows, and musicals, his videos have surpassed over 1 Million views on YouTube as well as raised over 26 thousand dollars on Kickstarter. His work has been featured at Sundance, San Diego Comic Con and the Shanghai International Film Festival, so he’s ready to take on all challenges.

When not making films he loves watching films, bike riding, tweeting (@FrankAPM), nature and is an avid professional wrestling fan. When asked just how much wrestling he watches, his only reply is “too much”.

Frank Hernandez
Frank HernandezAssistant Director / Writer / Dancer / Editor
David Wu
David WuMusic Director / Lead Guitar

David Wu – Music Director / Lead Guitar

David Wu was born with a passion for music and martial arts. He began taking private guitar lessons at the age of 12 and also trained extensively in Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai. Wu is truly a Bay Area musician and has been in several bands throughout his lifetime. He grew up listening to metal, which is where his heart is, and formed his own metal band, with Mike Falconer in 2004 called Vietus Mortuus.

Wu currently plays guitar for the horror punk band ‘Plan 9’, the rock band Flak Bait, and the Hellbillys. These bands have taken him on extensive tours all over the U.S., Europe, South America, Mexico and Canada. Wu also received his art degree in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute (Ophidian Eye Photography) and has captured many magical moments with his artistic eye and musical heart.

Adien Lewis – Musician / Composer (Dust and Water)

Adien Lewis is an experienced singer-songwriter and producer, making catchy electronic R&B and Pop. Adien broke into the music scene, penning Youtube star, Jason Chen’s hit single, “Best Friend”, currently at over 10 million hits on Youtube. He has worked with Atom Phly Media in the past, writing the main theme song to Atom Phly’s 2012 film, “Keep Going”. Adien has started gaining a dedicated following of his own by posting his eclectic covers and remixes of popular songs to his own Youtube channel. Adien’s cover songs, remixes, and his first EP album, “Canvas” are all available for free at http://adienlewis.com. He is currently working with various record labels, artists and producers around the world, while finishing up his new EP album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnCFMLg4E_0

Adien Lewis
Adien LewisMusician / Composer (Dust and Water)

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