The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery
Whitney Ransick, Gil Gilbert, Bob Gosse
Gil Gilbert, Derek Wiesehahn
Sam Bisbee, David Thomas Junior
78 Minutes I Color I 16:9 I Stereo I USA
Whitney Ransick – Director/ Producer
A member of the DGA, Whitney has directed over 40 hours of episodic TV including ER, Homicide, Cracker, Smallville, Supernatural, as well as Steven Spielberg's High Incident, and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Soldier of Fortune. One of the original founders of New York’s indie powerhouse The Shooting Gallery (Sling Blade, You Can Count On Me) it was there that Whitney wrote and directed his first feature film, Handgun, starring Treat Williams.
Whitney has set-up numerous projects including his spec script Thieves at RKO, his original police procedural The Precinct at CBS, and the book adaption of The Intruders at Focus Features. Whitney has been a segment producer on Intervention for A&E and recently directed/produced the indie documentary Misfire and is currently developing the true crime docuseries The 12th Victim.
Bob Gosse – Producer
Director/Producer Bob Gosse graduated from the prestigious Film Program at SUNY Purchase in 1986. Soon after he created the startup indie film company The Shooting Gallery which went onto produce films like Laws of Gravity (1992), Another Girl, Another Planet (1993), Handgun (1993), New Jersey Drive (1995), The Last Home Run (1996), Niagra, Niagra (1998) Sling Blade (1997) and You Can Count On Me (2000). After The Shooting Gallery folded in 2001, Gosse turned to produce films and screenwriting with Tim McCann’s Runaway (2004), Michael Almereyda’s Tonight At Noon (2006) and Carl Evan’s Frame of Mind (2007). In 2008 Gosse directed the best selling Tucker Max novel I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell which was released nationally on September 25, 2009. In August 2010 Gosse started teaching filmmaking at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He currently serves as Co-Chair in the producing faculty.
Gil Gilbert – Editor | DP | Producer
Gil Gilbert is a producer/director in New York City with a background in music production, short form profiles and documentaries. In addition to Misfire, his recent documentaries include Nico Muhly, Synchronized, Dust Radio, a documentary on eclectic southern blues musician Chris Whitley and Mark Mennin: Stone Carver, a documentary on the otherworldly process of carving large pieces of stone into finished art. Gil has also done extensive work for Sony Music, various foundations, The Metropolitan Opera.
Derek Wiesehahn – DP
Derek Wiesehahn is a New York-based director of photography with over 20 years experience in film and television. Recent cinematography credits have included Academy Award-winning short film Music By Prudence, the 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary feature How To Survive A Plague, and the 2013 Sundance-selected documentary feature God Loves Uganda. Derek also received a camera operating credit on the 2011 Sundance winner, and Academy Award nominated documentary, Restrepo Derek has shot over 100 music videos, as well as numerous commercials and promos for such clients as HBO, Showtime, McDonald's, Adidas, FedEx, Hagen-, Columbia Records, AOL, MTV, and Nickelodeon. His works Dazhas won several New York Festival Awards as well as Addy and headliner awards.
Sam Bisbee – Composer
As a singer/songwriter/composer and record producer, Sam has recorded and released five critically acclaimed albums. He performs regularly in NYC and is signed to a publishing deal by Network. Sam’s songs have been featured on numerous TV shows and movies: Girl in Progress, Robot & Frank, Damages, and Life Unexpected. Sam has composed the score for four feature films and numerous shorts, as well as the music for over 20 commercials, including his remake of Hanging on the Telephone for AT&T, which featured Cat Powers. Sam is also a film producer and founding partner of Park Pictures’ Feature Division. His credits include the Academy Award-winning short The New Tenants, Sony/Goldwyn’s Robot & Frank, God’s Pocket and Infinitely Polar Bear.
Dave Thomas Junior – Composer
A songwriter originally from London and recently relocated to the Hudson Valley, Dave is a producer, mixer, and artist. Clients include Google, NBC, ABC, MTV and Fox Sports. As part of ‘The Lost,’ Dave was signed to Island Records in 2009. Recent artist development includes Glasgow band The Velveteen Saints, and Chicago based The Eves managed by Peter Leak.