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A Christmas Witness | ION Network

28 Aug 2021 | Categories: Camera Operator, Comedy, Features, Narrative, TV, Work | Posted by: jacenk

ION Network | TV Movie

Thriller Films | Chicago, IL


Jason Kraynek – Camera Operator (A cam)
Melissa Kosar – Director
Joany Kane – Writer, Co-Producer
Alyssa Bonchick – Creative Executive
Steve Chicorel – Producer
Mick S. Grewal Sr. – Co-Executive Producer
Shari Hamrick Grewal – Executive Producer
Jen Emma Hertel – Line Producer
Justin Jones – Producer
Jay E. Joyce – Co-Executive Producer
Andreas Olavarria – Co-Executive Producer
Trevor Richardson – Co-Executive Producer
John Sullivan – Co-Producer
Jack Messitt – Director of Photography
Matt Carroll – First Assistant A Camera
Sean Delahunt – First Assistant A Camera
Hex Yang – First Assistant A Camera
Taylor Brady – Second Assistant Camera
Jeremiah Bulkowski – Second Assistant Camera
Sidney Barney – Second Assistant Camera
Henrikas Genutis – DIT
Jordan Amandas – DIT
Aaron Feigen – Sound Mixer
Majid Karimian – Boom Operator
Paul Odrobina – Gaffer
Thomas Schroeder – Key Grip
Robert Felker – Best Boy
Beck Potucek – Grip
Adam Mervin – Grip
Lauren Gregory – Costume Designer
Melissa Mull – Makeup Artist
Maegan Rebecca – Makeup Department Head
Liv Santaquilani – Assistant Makeup Artist
Drew Sjerven – Makeup Department
Zeus Zamani – Unit Production Manager
Carrie Allen – Property Master
Misha Ardichvili – Set Dresser
Margaret Nugent – Art Department
Jonathan Wessel – Assistant Property Master
Erin Zeman – Set Dresser
Jen Emma Hertel – Locations
Uri Brito – Production Assistant
Lalo Ayala – Production Assistant
Emerson Cole – Production Assistant
Katelyn Henslin – Production Coordinator
Ryan Kilcoyne – Production Assistant
Caleb Kurowski – Production Assistant
Guillermo Pineda – Production Assistant


Arielle Kebbel – Jesse Temple
Colin Egglesfield – Dean Cupo
Linzi Fenix – Mona
Dominic Capone III – Mr. Dinozzo
Cassie Kramer – Mayor Tammy
Huy Nguyen – Agent Chen
Laura Rook – Mrs. Dinozzo
Miranda Arpin – Rhonda
Joette Waters – Thelma
Noah Lepawsky – Rudy
Angel Rosario Jr. – Bouncer
Michael David Hammond – Little Louie


CAMERAS – Arri Alexa mini LF
LENSES – Arri Signature Primes
LIGHTING – Kino Flo, Litepanels, Arri, Quasar

Actress Arielle Kebbel in a ION tv holiday movie 'A Christmas Witness'. Camera Operator- Jason Kraynek.

Federal marshal Jessica “Jessie” Temple must keep mob informant and ladies man Dean Cupo, safe until he testifies the day after Christmas, but the scorned mob boss’ wife, a case of mistaken identity (with a mall Santa Claus), an overly romantic mayor, a pugnacious hit man and a hide-out town bubbling over with holiday cheer derail the mission. – IMDB

Movie 2 of 3 during the summer of 2021, this one was the first of 2 for the ION Network. Most of the same crew was used from the prior film ‘Twisted Little Lies‘ as it was with the same production company and within the bracket of funding they had. Hard shoot overall due to drama and egos on the production side of things, but I somehow made it out with lessons learned in the politics of filmmaking for a network and LA production companies.

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