Tom Judd is an accomplished artist living in Philadelphia. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1975, having studied with such notable instructors as Rafael Ferrer, Bob Kulicke, and Larry Day.
Judd went on to exhibit his work in distinguished commercial galleries beginning with his first solo exhibit at Eric Makler Gallery in Philadelphia in 1980. Judd was soon recognized in New York City, including Monique Knowlton and Coe Kerr Gallery. In 1984 he was given a solo exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and had work purchased for their permanent collection. In 1990, Judd had a ten-year retrospect at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. The show also traveled to the Salt Lake Art Center the following year. In 2009, Judd joined forces with curator and gallery owner Allen Sheppard to produce "Evidence of a Collected Past". This exhibition was staged at the Globe Dye Works - an alternative art space in Philadelphia - and consisted of a 20 year retrospective of Judd's works.
The Chalkboard Chronicles was conceived by Tom Judd in 1997, and he was wise enough to capture the entire process on Beta SP video (the most cutting edge video available at the time). This film will be Tom's first credit as a filmmaker and director.
Jeff Wolfe is an Executive Producer and Director living in the NYC area. He graduated from Ithaca College's film program in 1994. After starting his career in the Philadelphia film production scene, he moved to NYC in 2008, where he currently serves as the Executive Producer of Aardman Nathan Love.
When Jeff made the jump to New York, he worked as Executive Producer at Tronic Studio, and went on to Senior Producer roles at companies such as Logan, MassMarket and Charlex. He was Director of Post-Production at Cause & [Effect], and worked in-house at FCB Health in the Motion Graphics department.
Jeff and Tom met in Philadelphia in 2001. After hearing of the existence of a never-before-seen Spalding Gray monologue, Jeff was hooked and insisted on working with Tom to create a short documentary film based on the Chalkboard Chronicles project.
This is Jeff's first documentary short as a director.