Mean Time Productions is the banner under which the content of writer/director Michael Mongillo and producer/actor Jason Alan Smith is disseminated. Our indispensable collaborator is production/post-production guru Taylor Warren. Producer Eloise Asmuth keeps us all in line. Team Mean Time also includes long-haulers, up-and-comers, and a host of talented coconspirators whose love of sight, sound, and motion fuels each new creation.

Michael Mongillo
Michael Mongillo
Michael Mongillo is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer best known for the supernatural-mystery, DIANE, and the mockumentary, BEING MICHAEL MADSEN. He earned his over-hyped reputation as “indie filmmaker on-the-rise” [Starz] with the micro-budget features, THE WIND and WELCOME TO EARTH. THE WIND (2001) won Shriekfest's inaugural Best Picture award and earned the praise of maverick director Ralph Bakshi. His follow-up feature, WELCOME TO EARTH (2005), was selected for NewFilmmakers NY and was the Closing Night Feature at the New England Film Festival. His third feature, BEING MICHAEL MADSEN (2007), had its world premiere at Raindance Film Festival, was the Opening Night Feature at DancesWithFilms, was honored with the Audience Award at the Faux Film Festival, and won Michael the Best Director award at MockFest. Just two years after its international release, BEING MICHAEL MADSEN was handpicked to screen in New Horizons' mockumentary retrospective alongside such landmark films as THIS IS SPINAL TAP. Michael’s fourth feature, DIANE (2017), world premiered at FrightFest London and screened at the New York City Horror Film Festival. It went on to be nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award among a list of notable indie film nominees, including A GHOST STORY. His fifth feature, the sci-fi thriller, THE CHANGED (2021), world premiered at FrightFest London and concluded its festival run at Screamfest. It was nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award in the same category as the Palme d'Or winning film, TITANE. THE CHANGED was also nominated for Indie Film of the Year and earned Michael a Best Director nomination at Award This! 2022. Michael was born in Connecticut, USA, in an age predating the accelerating dynamics of digital technologies. In his spare time, he plays bass guitar and writes music with the indie rock band, Fjord Pony.

Jason Alan Smith
Jason Alan Smith
Praised as “riveting” by The Hollywood Reporter and “beguiling” by Film News, Jason Alan Smith has been acting in film and episodic television since 2004. In addition to surviving the trenches of Hollywood developing dozens of properties, Jason has co-produced and starred in Mean Time’s last four films. In his many memorable roles, Jason has co-starred with Bruce Dern, Malcolm McDowell, Hayden Panettiere, Tony Todd, John Stamos, Josh Duhamel, Jeremy Piven, Sean Hatosy, Michael Madsen, and David Carradine. Known for roles in DIANE (2017), LOVE AND DEATH (2022), FAITH OF MY FATHERS (2005), MEETING EVIL (2012), BEING MICHAEL MADSEN (2007), BIG BAD WOLF (2006), and KILLER COVE (2019), Jason is also known for writing the screen-story for the comic book sensation, JESUS HATES ZOMBIES (2010), and the screenplay for the action/adventure, WAREZ (2014). Jason’s numerous producer credits include THE CHANGED (2021), THE LIGHTKEEPERS (2009), and THE RUNNING MAN (2010). Jason was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he excelled in academics and athletics. The only D1 football player with a Dramatic Arts major during his time at Cal Berkeley, he was known to spend the mornings in training and his nights in rehearsal. These days, between productions, Jason co-owns and runs specialty culinary operations in Dallas and Los Angeles.

Taylor Warren
Taylor Warren
Producer/Editor/Sound Designer/Post-Production Supervisor
Taylor Warren has a 20+ year history as a producer, director, and editor of award winning films. His clientele range from Fortune 100 companies to nonprofit agencies. In all cases, he exhibits a passion for creating engaging stories that resonate with their intended audience. One of Taylor’s strengths is a dedication to collaboration. In addition to his project design and on-set skills, Taylor’s chief area of expertise is in post-production. He is adept in all areas of nonlinear picture editing, color grading, motion graphics, visual effects, sound design, and sound mixing. He has served as producer and post-production supervisor for numerous theatrical features, which have been screened and distributed internationally. Taylor brings a creative mind, a passion for visual storytelling, decades of successful experience, and a commitment to collaboration to each project he undertakes.

Eloise Asmuth
Eloise Asmuth
Producer/Production Supervisor
Eloise Asmuth is a long time partner and collaborator of Mean Time Productions. A graduate of Simmons University in Boston, Eloise has made a career in both non-profit and entertainment. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and cats.

Davis Mikaels
Davis Mikaels
Executive Producer/Director/Fixer/Actor
Davis Mikaels is a highly respected Executive Producer and Director in the field of film and reality/unscripted television. He recently wrapped on the two-time Emmy nominated Netflix series DREAM HOME MAKEOVER, in the role of Showrunner/Executive Producer. Davis has worked for NETFLIX, MTV, BRAVO, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, LOGO, FOOD Network, OWN, WE, FUSE, LIFETIME, and SUNDANCE. Davis co-executive produced 100 episodes of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY. He has launched brand new series to record-breaking, #1 ratings, including OWN’s LIFE WITH LaTOYA and SUNDANCE’s GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS. Davis has also been hired as a fixer for multiple shows. He won a Real Screen Award for Best Web Series: Reality and Lifestyle for Season 7 of RuPAUL’S DRAG RACE: UNTUCKED and earned a Cynopsis Model D Award for Best Weekly Series for Season 8 of RuPAUL’S DRAG RACE: UNTUCKED. Davis has been a driving force, in front of and behind the camera, on every Mean Time feature and many of its IP endeavors.
Coconspirators, Partners, and Friends

Arcana Studio
Blood Sweat Honey
Boal Media
Richard Boland
Boom Tube Comics
Brian’s Guitars
Nick Brigden at Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.
Maggie Champagne
Cut Entertainment Group
Dirt Floor Recording Studio
Eisen Law
Film Threat
FireHouse Gastro Park
Fjord Pony
Clare Foley
Frightfest London
Michael Gingold
Anthony E. Griffin
HB Live, Inc.
Phil Hall
Heavy Metal (Magazine)
Jay Hollinsworth at Hollinsworth Design + Motion
Jeff Hoyt at KJ Films
Hubbard Park Pizza
Jeff Goldberg Management
RJ Larussa
Lucid Studios (VFX)
Mainframe Pictures
Martel Music
Ryan Barry McCarthy
Len Miller at Uncanny Music
Modern Apizza
Premier Concerts/Manic Presents
Quiver Distribution
Random Media
Redscroll Records
Jeff Reilly at Face First Films
Gary Sales
Sassy Liquors
Kathy Searle
Thomas Edward Seymour
South Town Apizza
Synthetic Cinema International
Jim Thalman at Hudson Exploited Theater Company
Tony Timpone
Tony Todd
Doug Tompos
United Comics / Obsidian Matador Studios
UnSAFE Film Office
Untold Stories
Ed Valauskas at Q Division Studios
Patrick Walsh
Web Design by Dave
Don Winslow
Austin Wintory
John Wynn at Punching Bee Productions
Steve Wytas at Audio 911
Derek Zahler
Dave Zajac