JEFFREY SCHWARZ – Director / Producer
Jeffrey Schwarz is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His feature documentaries include the SXSW premiere TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL, about the 1950s heartthrob and movie idol. Previous work includes the Emmy Award-winning HBO Documentary Films’ VITO, about the beloved gay activist and author of THE CELLULOID CLOSET, I AM DIVINE, a portrait of the international drag superstar and John Waters' leading lady, as well as SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY and WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON. Called an "EPK samurai" by Variety, he is also a leading producer of studio EPKs (electronic presskits), Blu-ray & DVD content, and original television programming through his company, Automat Pictures.
JOHN BOCCARDO – Producer
A practicing architect and real estate developer, John Boccardo has lately returned to his first love, film. He co-produced the documentary TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL, also directed by Jeffrey Schwarz. A graduate of USC Film School, Boccardo worked as a screenwriter and script analyst in Hollywood prior to becoming an architect. THE FABULOUS ALLAN CARR marks his first full producing effort. Currently, he is also an associate producer on the 2017 feature films COLUMBUS, LUCKY, and THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW. John is actively involved in the Sundance Institute in Park City, Utah, where he lives part time.
DAVID PERMUT – Executive Producer
David Permut is an Oscar-nominated film and Emmy nominated television producer. His most recent success is the Academy Award-winning HACKSAW RIDGE, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield. Previous films include THE POLKA KING (2017), MATCH (2014), YOUTH IN REVOLT (2009), CHARLIE BARTLETT (2007), DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY (2003), EDDIE I1996), THE MARRYING MAN (1991), CAPTAIN RON (1992), FACE/OFF (1997) and DRAGNET (1987).
LARRY SPITLER – Co-Producer
While Larry has always enjoyed films and documentaries, he had never entered into the production side of the business, until a friend invited him to join TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL as an Associate Producer. Larry is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, lives in Henderson, Nevada and is retired. He is also an Executive Producer of the short documentary, ARE YOU REALLY MY FRIEND?
TAKI OLDHAM – Co-Producer
Taki Oldham worked as a documentary film producer and director in Australia before coming to the US in 2013 to co-produce Robert Kenner’s MERCHANTS OF DOUBT. In the four years since, he has worked on projects including the Academy Award short-listed COMMAND & CONTROL, and the Emmy Award-nominated BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED.