Meet the Crew

Jules Bruff (Creator, Co-writer, Executive Producer, and Actor)

Jules co-wrote, produced and starred in Part Time Fabulous. The film has garnered 8 awards, 2 of which are Best Actress nods for her portrayal of the lead character, Mel. She completed her undergraduate BFA in Acting at the highly regarded University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was awarded the Best Actress Scholarship her senior year. Since moving to Hollywood, she has acted in theater, TV, new media, film and over 40 national commercials. Her first break came when she landed the pivotal role of Catherine Allen in David Fincher’s highly acclaimed 2007 film Zodiac. Bruff’s production company, TIXE fleur Productions, is currently developing 3 features which she will act in and produce in 2012-2014.

Alethea Root (Director, co-writer, Producer)

Alethea Root made her feature film directorial, producing and writing debut with the acclaimed film PART TIME FABULOUS, an expose on living with clinical depression. The film has won 8 awards to date including2 Audience Choice Awards and Root won a Cinema Exploration Award: Exploring Humanity. Root’s production company, Truth 13 Productions, is dedicated to making entertaining movies that effect positive change in the world and she is currently attached to produce and direct 4 feature films in2012 and 2013. She is also know for her work as the Production Designer on the Academy Award winning short film WEST BANK STROY and the Art Director on the Emmy winning webisode DR. HORRIBLE SINGALONG BLOG, staring Neil Patrick Harris, directed by Joss Whedon.


Don Presely (Producer)

Don Presley has worked behind the scenes for 14 years in the camera department on over 60 feature films, numerous television shows, commercials, and documentaries. Continuing his film career as a Producer, he recently collaborated to start Truth13 Productions as an outlet for creative, independent features and short films.

Eleonore Dailly ( Producer)

Eleonore is a young female filmmaker who left a successful legal career to pursue her dream of changing the world through narrative films and documentary projects with a strong social message. Her credits include DIRT! THE MOVIE, a feature length award-winning film about the life beneath our feet, which premiered at Sundance 2009, and CHICAS, a feature length documentary that follows three courageous streetwalkers who fight for their rights as women in poverty-stricken Argentina. In 2007, she was awarded the prestigious Debra Hill Fellowship for promising, young female filmmakers for her work on feature film development. That accolade came on the heels of Eleonore’s intense training at the University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producer Program and a law degree from Columbia Law School.

Cheryl Stewart (Executive Producer)

Cheryl is the founder of howUNoriginal Productions and is currently studying entertainment law at Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles. Cheryl chose PART TIME FABULOUS as her first project to Executive Produce because she believes the film has an important and informative message.

Leighanne Haddock (Co-Producer)

Leighanne has spent 10 years in the TV and film industry. As a director’s assistant for seven years, she facilitated developing projects from concept to completion. She has a strong sense of both the craft and the business of film-making. Being a co-producer of PART TIME FABULOUS marks Ms. Haddock’s producing debut. Ms. Haddock began her career in guerilla film-making and indie productions, and has also worked for major studio production companies such as Dreamworks, Columbia, Disney and Forward Pass. Her credits include GLEE, DISTURBIA, ENCHANTED, PUBLIC ENEMIES, and KITE RUNNER. Ms. Haddock continues to grow her career, and has several of her own projects currently in development. Though a native Texan, she has lived in Los Angeles for the past seven years.

Justin Duval (DP of Narrative)

Justin started his soon to be illustrious cinema career in the final year of the 20th century.  Then 22 years old, he scratched and clawed his way into a blossoming career as a Chief Lighting Technician (CLT).  He started photographing movies in school at The Savannah College of Art and Design.  Now, just over ten years later he’s DPed a handful of independent films and been the CLT on yet another handful of studio pictures such as GAMER and MACGRUBER.  The second and last son of Connecticut natives Sandra and Richard, art teacher and construction foreman respectively, film seemed like a natural assimilation between the two crafts.  It’s often said that few other industries would have him.  Fortunately for him, and perhaps for the movie industry, he seems to like it here.

Bobby R. Poirier (Editor)

Bobby recently edited the feature film THE MIKADO PROJECT for director Chil Kong and is pleased to have edited Alethea Root’s feature film PART TIME FABULOUS.  He also edited Alethea’s short film UN PETIT JEU.  He has produced, directed and edited short films that have screened in festivals around the world including JAMES LIPTON IS DEAD (winner of the 2Minute 2Step Short Film Challenge), RECRUITING,  licensed by MTV/Logo and TRADITIONAL FAMILY VAMPIRES, distributed by Cinemanow. His documentary film TANGIBLE FATHERS was distributed by Avatar Films and Cinemanow. He has associate produced for visual effects, animation and main title designs for GARFIELD: A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES (20th Century Fox) and TROY (Warner Brothers) — all for Pacific Title & Art Studio. With Lone Wolf Productions, Bobby has associate produced the four part series CONQUEST OF AMERICA, which received an Emmy nomination and a NY Festival Gold Medal, and DEEP SEA DETECTIVES, both for the History Channel.

Lee Tosca (Production Designer)

Coming from New York, Lee has mostly worked in television, commercials and some independent projects. A few of her accomplishments include art directing the feature film SPEED OF LIFE and designing two short films, RATTLER and THE 7TH CLAUS. RATTLER was the winner of the US Comedy Arts Festival Award in 2000. Her work has allowed her to collaborate with an array of world-renowned artists and designers. She has worked under the direction of architect/designer Gaetano Pesce, fashion designer Todd Oldham and photographer William Wegman.

Marlene Guidara (Costume Designer)

Marlene is making her feature debut with PART TIME FABULOUS. After many years in the Music Industry, Marlene found her true calling as a costume designer and art director. She has assisted costumes on many commercials and films, and has done extensive work as an art director.

Shawn Dufraine (DP of Documentary)

Shawn began his career in film production immediately after graduating from USC, working as a camera assistant on countless features, commercials and music videos.  During this time he was mentored by several of today’s top cinematographers, and it wasn’t long before Shawn’s own innovative use of light and imagery found him collaborating with other young, ambitious filmmakers on a slew of projects.  In addition to the documentary footage on PART TIME FABULOUS, Shawn has photographed well over a dozen feature and short films, most notable are his collaboration with John Dowdle on THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES and the feature documentary TRANSCENDENT MAN directed by Barry Ptolemy.  His commercial credits include campaigns for Kellogg’s, Meteor Mobile, Kit Kat, Lexus, and Visa Hayden Hurst Authentic Jersey