Against Type Films produces independent film projects that are inclusive of the historically neglected, in front of and behind the camera.
We are committed to the philosophy that the best work is a result of collaborative filmmaking, sound business strategy and creative vision.
Haskell Vaughn Anderson - Executive Producer, Actor
A film, television and theatre actor, Haskell received the NAACP Best Supporting Actor Award for the original stage production of Rounds, the play from which Detroit Rounds was adapted. In addition to iconic starring roles in the award-winning festival favorite Heartland and the box office hit Kickboxer (a fan favorite of Quentin Tarantino), Haskell recently wrapped starring roles in the features Guillotine and Angel. In addition to roles off-Broadway and numerous stage productions throughout the country, his extensive television work includes Barry, Station19, General Hospital, The West Wing, ER and Agent X among others.
Mugs Cahill - Writer, Producer
Mugs’s feature and television projects have earned distinction in renowned screenwriting competitions and labs, including The Writers Lab, Final Draft Big Break, PAGE, Big Apple Film Festival, Sundance YouTube New Voices, Vancouver International Women’s Film Festival, and Raindance. She was recently selected to attend the Talent Lab at the 2022 Reykjavik International Film Festival. A graduate of Trinity University with a B.A., Economics, as well as study of Philosophy at Boston College and Bass Performance at Musician’s Institute, Mugs spent nearly two decades as an advertising Creative Director. She is a Stowe Story Labs alumna, a Sundance Collab Creator, and an ISA Development Fellow.
Noelle Hubbell - Producer
Before making the jump to production in both the independent and studio worlds, Noelle started her career at Panavision. Her on-set experience makes her invaluable as a producer as she can make accurate assessments of budget and schedule parameters as well as manage crews of up to 200+ people. Before transitioning to Independent Producer, Noelle worked on the feature films Don’t Worry Darling directed by Olivia Wilde, Disney+’s Cheaper By The Dozen, and Netflix’s We Have a Ghost. Noelle produced the feature Whelm and has produced several award-winning shorts including The Gillymuck, currently in development as a feature at Fox Digital Studios.
Deidra Dwyer - Producer
Starting her entertainment career in set decoration before transitioning from production accounting to producing, Deidra has practical experience below and above the line. She has worked for Warner Brothers, Sony, Amazon Prime, ABC, NBC Universal and HBO Max on productions including Jimmy Kimmel Live,Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Mindy Kaling’s The Sex Lives of College Girls, Parenthood, and the Olivia Wilde directed feature film Don’t Worry Darling. A descendent of Vikings, Deidra can trace her roots back to the Sami, the Indigenous People of Scandinavia.
Julie Edwards - Associate Producer
With more than 20 years of marketing experience in brand management, product launch, public relations, new business development and integrated marketing and sales, Julie has created successful campaigns and facilitated milestone achievements for companies including The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Nokia and Brightline/Virgin Trains. Julie co-founded The House On Lang, a multi-experience retail space at the forefront of fashion and home decor that showcases local artists.