Aaron Rudelson graduated from Columbia University’s film program with an MFA in screenwriting. He has written five feature length screenplays and co-wrote Breaking the Mold for Maryland Public Television. Aaron has directed five shorts and edited two feature-length films. His work has appeared on Network TV and he’s won awards in film festivals around the U.S. with a signature darkly comedic sense of humor. He was the recipient of the 1997 Milos Forman award for his screenplay entitled “The File Room” and has taught screenwriting at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. In his most recent comedic short, NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, he directed his mother, Lelia Goldoni, who began her illustrious acting career in John Cassavetes first film SHADOWS.
Bertha Pan is an award winning writer/director/producer. Her feature film debut “Face,” starring Bai Ling, Kristy Wu, Will Yun Lee, and hip hop superstar Treach of Naughty by Nature premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Dramatic Competition. It went on to win the GenArt AUDIENCE AWARD, the CRITICS AWARD for Best Director at the CineVegas Film Festival and the GRAND JURY AWARD for Best Director at the Urbanworld Film Festival. It became a New York Times CRITICS PICK.
She has since directed “Almost Perfect,” (which was chosen by Asia Pacific Arts as a Top Ten Film of 2011), numerous music videos (for Slimkid3, Chris Trapper of the Push Stars, Princess Katie and Racer Steve) and a TV pilot, Lucy in the Sky, currently in post-production, starring Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg.
John Inwood is the Emmy-Nominated Director of Photography for Tina Fey’s Netflix original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He was also the Director of Photography for the Emmy-Award winning NBC television series Scrubs, and directed seven of its most popular episodes. His feature film credits include the award-winning features Face, The Day Trippers, Six Ways To Sunday, and Cry Baby Lane. Recently, Inwood directed his first feature film, Ex-Terminators, starring Heather Graham, Joey Lauren Adams and Amber Heard.
Monica loves searching and designing objects that tell a character’s story. While attending Parsons School of Design, she combined her design training and her passion for film and launched her career as a Production Designer. For over ten years she has created sets for television, music videos, social media spots and commercials- but designing for film is her greatest passion. Her credits include Brown Nation for Netflix; Soojung Dreams of Fiji – Funny or Die among many others.
Elaine Bromka is an Emmy Award-winning actress with a career that spans over thirty years. Her film credits include Cindy, the mom in Uncle Buck; In the Family; Without a Trace. Her TV credits include Girls; The Sopranos; Sex & the City; E.R., Providence; Dharma & Greg; Sisters; all three Law and Order series; Stella Lombard on Days of Our Lives; the Emmy Award-winning Playing for Time, with Vanessa Redgrave and Catch a Rainbow, for which Ms. Bromka won her Emmy.
With a career that spans over 30 years, and a resume that reads like a book, chances are you have grown up with Ray Iannicelli in your household, and not even known it. His versatility in film, television, and on stage has left audiences alike captivated but also wondering where else do I recognize him from? His big break came when he was cast alongside Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner in the John Huston directed film Prizzi’s Honor. He has since gone on to have over 100 film, television, and theatre credits under his belt.v
Mark Gessner is a working New York actor. Which was always the dream. Mark studied acting at Marymount Manhattan College, worked at 78% of the bars and restaurants below 14th Street, and now gets to shoot fun commercials and be a regular on TV shows like the IFC/Netflix hockey comedy episodic ‘Benders’ and Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, as well as the New York staples like Law & Order: SVU and NBC’s The Blacklist. He has, as of this writing, no complaints at all.
Lee Tergesen is a prolific actor with a long career in film, television and theater. He landed his first major movie roles in Point Break; Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2. In TV, he had a recurring role in Homicide: Life on the Street and a starring role as Chett Donnelly in the sitcom Weird Science before landing the starring role of Tobias Beecher in HBO’s groundbreaking series Oz.
Since Oz, Lee has had recurring or starring roles in Rescue Me; Wanted; Desperate Housewives; Generation Kill; Army Wives; The Big C; Red Widow; Longmire; The Americans; Alpha House and American Horror Story and has appeared in movies such as Shaft; the critically acclaimed Monster (with Charlize Theron); The Forgotten; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning; Silver Tongues; Red Tails and The Collection.