Maysie Hoy was born in Vancouver, Canada, where she received her theater training. At the urging of her acting teacher, she went to a performance of The Experimental Wing, a branch of The San Francisco Committee, an improvisational troupe, and there she became inspired by their spontaneity. That summer she went to San Francisco and studied with "The Wing" and "The Committee" when she returned "The Good Will Store" an improvisational theater company was formed with Ms. Hoy as the artistic director. For the next two years, with the aid of several government grants her company performed and taught Viola Spolin's theater games in schools and correctional institutes. During this time she was cast in Robert Altman's MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER.
After disbanding the "The Good Will Store" she moved to Los Angeles and for the next eight years she worked and appeared in Robert Altman's critically acclaimed films, CALIFORNIA SPLIT, NASHVILLE, and THREE WOMEN AND A WEDDING.
It was on Altman's BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIAN that she donned several production hats starting with research, wardrobe, working on the set and eventually with the film editors. During this time she was also an assistant film editor on several Alan Rudolph films, WELCOME TO L.A. and REMEMBER MY NAME.
Her editing credits include TYLER PERRY'S DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, BROKEN BRIDGES, TIME BOMB, THE CELESTINE PROPHECY-THE MOVIE, SMILE, CHASING PAPI, CHRISTMAS IN THE CLOUDS, THE WARDEN, FREEDOM SONG, CRAZY IN ALABAMA, LIFE TASTES GOOD, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (shared credit), LOVE JONES, FREEWAY, SMOKE, and THE PLAYER (co-editor).
Ms. Hoy is an alumna of the American Film Institute's Directing Women's Workshop. She is on the Board of Directors in the Motion Picture Editor's Guild and is a member of A.C.E. She has been featured with thirty accomplished craftswomen in a book called Great Women in Films.
KEITH G. LEWIS (Costume Designer) Keith G. Lewis is an alumni of The North Carolina School of the Arts. He served as a wardrobe supervisor for many years with an Emmy nomination for the HBO film "Warm Springs." He has served as the costumer on all of Tyler Perry's feature films as well as the pilot's for his television series “House of Payne.”
JOEL C. HIGH (Music Supervisor) Over the last decade, Joel C. High created and supervised the music departments for two of the leading independent studios in the industry: Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate. He built the publishing catalog for both companies and started the boutique label Lionsgate Records. In addition, he oversaw the music for the growing Television group at Lionsgate.
Joel is the music executive behind such films as SAW, GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING and the documentary LEONARD COHEN I’M YOUR MAN. He spearheaded Lionsgate’s first Academy Award nomination in the Original Song category for Best Picture winner CRASH. Joel served as the music supervisor for MOSTER’S BALL; TYLER PERRY’S DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, MADEA’S FAMILY REUNION and DADDY’S LITTE GIRLS; IN THE MIX, starring Usher; Rob Zombie's THE DEVIL’S REJECTS; AKEELAH AND THE BEE and STRANGER WITH CANDY. Joel is currently the principal executive at creative control Entertainment, a multi-faceted music supervision and consultation company, with diverse clients ranging from independent studios to international governments.