The Story of a Summer Begins

Principle photography for Treasure consisted of 23 production days to shoot a 111-page script. On an average day we had about 12 crew members and 2 or 3 actors. We worked for about 9 hours per day.


Hunting Down the Shots

We accomplished a total of 1,120 takes in 332 camera setups. That’s 14.4 camera setups and 48.7 takes per day. That means we performed 3.4 takes per setup. We shot an average of 5 script pages per day.


Oh, and...

The total running time of all footage shot came to 25 hours, 27 minutes, and 12 seconds. All in all we recorded over 2.2 million individual frames of digital footage.


These are the people that worked hard as a team to make Treasure:


(and they’d like to thank you for watching!)


Ansley Profile

Ansley Gordon, "Erica"

ANSLEY GORDON was born in Atlanta, GA and moved to Florida at the age of three. From a young age she showed a passion for performing and began dancing, doing gymnastics, acting, and learning music. Her parents quickly learned that Ansley’s passion was acting and put her in a regional production of The Wizard of Oz at the age of 3. She then continued to dance and act in local and regional theatre until the at of 12 when she began to train for television and film. She has starred in multiple commercials and independent films throughout the Southeast Region and has appeared nationally on television shows such as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW), Survivors Remorse (STARZ), Better Things (FX) and stars in Liberty on Amazon.

Matt Profile

Matt Mercurio, "Ryan"

MATT MERCURIO is a theatrically trained stage and film actor. His recent film credits include supporting roles in films with such names as Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Garner, and Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx. Matt’s recent TV credits include roles on Graceland (USA), The Inspectors (CBS), and recurring roles on the hit FOX show, Sleepy Hollow and the Sony Playstation Network show Powers. His regional theatre credits include Tony Award-winning theatres such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Alliance Theatre, as well as the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Matt is a national finalist of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and recipient of the American College Theatre Festival’s Marvin Sims Diversity Award in Acting.

John Profile

John Hardy, "Ethan"

JOHN HARDY plays Erica’s father Ethan. Chris enjoyed collaborating with John for many reasons, including the fact that he can nail his marks like a champ. He brought Ethan to life by working closely with the director to craft his persona and included several vital suggestions that enhanced the character. John has appeared in several films and does a ton of print and commercial work in the Southeast area.

Rebecca Profile

Rebecca Blair, "Angela"

REBECCA BLAIR is an actor, writer and film producer from Orlando, Florida. She is a member of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. Her background spans many genres of TV, Radio and Film including: Broadcast News, Documentary Producer and Host, Commercial Copy Writer, Commercial Producer, Spokesperson, and a 30 year veteran Voice Over.

Shanise Profile

Shanise Jordan, "Sierra"

Shanise Jordan was born and raised in Vancouver, WA. She grew up singing and performing in voice competitions and musicals. It wasn’t until she moved to Orlando, FL that she really started to pursue the craft of acting. Since then she has appeared in many short and student films, some local theatre, and several local and national commercials in the Southeast area. Treasure is her first feature length film. Shanise has recently relocated to New York to pursue her passion in the Big Apple.

Tom Profile

Thomas Noel Smith, "Danny"

THOMAS NOEL SMITH was born in Florida and grew up as an “army brat”. He lived in France and Germany as well as several different states. His interest in the arts developed early. Even as a child, performing was a part of him. He began his performing career as a magician. Later, he attended Ringling Brothers Clown College, and he traveled for two years with a small, one-ring circus as a professional clown. He has worked in theatre and he continues to work as a film actor in Florida.


Chris Williamson Treasure The Geocaching Movie Director

Chris Williamson, Director

CHRIS WILLIAMSON wrote and directed Treasure as his MFA thesis film at the University of Central Florida, where directing a feature-length project is a requirement for the degreae. Before that he directed two feature-length documentaries. He is currently an instructor at The Los Angeles Film School with several projects in various stages of development. More than anything he’s like to thank his wife for believing in him, and his family, cast, and crew for their efforts in realizing this project.

Chelsie Profile

Chelsie Holler, Producer

CHELSIE HOLLER has worked on over 32 film sets in various roles, but particularly enjoys producing. She loves the organizational aspects of filmmaking and the excitement of helping bring a story to life, which has led her to pursue a J.D. Degree at Emory University School of Law. This upcoming fall she will be interning in the general counsel office of Uplifting Entertainment.

Mike Collins Profile

Mike Collins, Cinematographer

MIKE COLLINS is a Director of Photography, Gaffer, and Electrician based out of Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from UCF in 2014, Mike relocated from Orlando and joined local 479 as an electrician. His recent credits include “Hidden Figures” and Netflix original series “Stranger Things”. In his free time, however, he still works on independent material.

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Jordan Chipps, Editor

JORDAN CHIPPS has been telling stories since he was a boy, using nothing more than a video camera and a handful of Legos. He received his Bachelor’s in FILM from the University of Central Florida and now resides in Atlanta, GA, editing for an online news network.

Marco Profile

Marco DiGeorge, Casting Director

MARCO DIGEORGE is and actor and casting director in the Central Florida region. A protégé of Larry Silverberg, Marco decided to open Truthful Acting Studios, an acting school where he helps prepare acting students for success with Meisner Technique.


Written and Directed by
Chris Williamson

Chelsie Holler

Assistant Director
Dustin Holton

Cinematography by
Mike Collins

Jordan Chipps











Thug Leader


Angry Party Girl

Party Girl

Officer Davis

Dr. Penn



Liquor Store Clerk

Homeless Man at Liquor Store

Homeless Man on Street

Ansley Gordon

John Hardy

Matt Mercurio

Shanise Jordan

Rebecca Blair

Thomas Noel Smith

Liz Day

Meghan Colleen Moroney

Sean Morris

Darin Ferraro

Sherod Ogletree

Chelsea Kenny

Emalie Holmes

Manuel Graves

Jacob Phillips

Oneida Rodriguez

Marlynda Ruiz

Morales Greyson

Wayne DeBarry

Christopher Mark Dohrn


2nd Assistant Director

Art Director

Production Design

Wardrobe Supervisor

Script Supervisor

Additional Script Supervising

1st Assistant Camera

2nd Assistant Camera

Steadicam Operator



Chelsea Kenny

Molly Redding

Lorraine Sovern

Kate Medley

Patrick Garcia

Peyton Momberger

Amber Steele

Ben Gill

Mikhail Howell

Hayden Greiwe

Tanner Pemelton

Jason Clarke

Orlando Porro

Christian Wetzel

Marcel Urena


Sound Recording Mixer/Boom Operator

Casting Director

Casting Assistants

Cornelius O’Donaghue

Ryan “Kip” Wilkin

Marco DiGeorge

DeeDee Straus

Dan Alvarez

Zach Wainwright

Mickie Garcia

Kelly Nettleton

Extras Casting

Location Manager

Key Set Production Assistant

Set Production Assistant

Special Effects Make-Up

Prop Builder

Pre-Production Assistants

Christopher Pierce

Chelsie Holler

Ray Cartegena

Natalia Baquiero

Than Pham

Dr. William Matthew Rybicki

Kelly Nettleton

Mickie Garcia

Rebecca Sadek

Jason Whitaker

Catering Provided by

Film Equipment Provided by

Texting Graphics Provided by

Additional Editing by

Dialogue Editor

House Blend Cafe

University of Central Florida – School of Visual Arts and Design

Thomas Kovar

Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson