Monica Hewes


Is a Canadian-American writer and actress whose TV credits include Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX, FX's American Horror Story: Hotel and ABC Family's MAKE IT OR BREAK IT. A graduate of USC’s School of International Relations, she speaks Polish, French and Russian. She dabbles in watercolors and follows the plight of the orangutans of Borneo.


Barbara Stepansky

Director & Editor

Is a 2013 Nicholl Fellow and an award-winning independent film director. Her work was short listed for the Academy Awards, garnered the DGA Diversity Award and the Student Emmy and was featured on the Black List. She received her Master's at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and in Directing at AFI. She hates how Breaking Bad misrepresented her favorite quantum physicist Werner Heisenberg as a chemist.


Elimu Nelson


TV credits include Showtime's HOUSE OF LIES, ABC's MODERN FAMILY, and ABC's HAPPY ENDINGS. Elimu is a lover of boxing and boxers, a new father learning what the real meaning of life is, and a fan of many many chick flicks. 



Keiko Agena


TV credits include the WB's GILMORE GIRLS, Showtime's SHAMELESS, Fox's HOUSE M.D, and ABC's SCANDAL. Film credits include TRANSFORMERS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. Keiko has forgotten what milk tastes like. 




Anna Margaret Hollyman

"Gemma Long"

Film credits include SXSW's WHITE REINDEER, SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS, GAYBY and Sundance's SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE. She can be found singing aloud to all her favorite female country songs from the mid 90s in the privacy of her own home.  


Lawrence Adimora


TV credits include HBO's TRUE BLOOD, MTV's AWKWARD,, NBC's HARRY'S LAW and CBS's NCIS:NEW ORLEANS.  He is currently exploring the depths of the human experience...with a side of blue cheese



Aymae Sulick

Director of Photography

Has served as director of photography for award-winning films, documentaries, television shows, and commercials. Her work has aired on networks such as PBS, CBS, TLC, A&E, Bravo, ESPN, and Animal Planet, and numerous festivals.  Aymae earned her MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She is happiest when creating. 

Lauran September


Is a Producer, Actor and Improvisor in Los Angeles by way of Chicago and Kentucky. She produced the feature film, DYSFUNKTION, as well as Lauren Swedlow's gallery exhibit, PERSONA/ANIMA. TV credits include Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX. She is currently traversing the grey. 


olga Desyatnik

Script Supervisor

Has a Masters in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA and another barista-qualifying BA from Cornell University. Despite being a Russian-born, Brooklyn-bred Jewish woman, she would like to be Amy Poehler in her middle-aged years and then Betty White in her Golden years (the actress, not the character of Rose).



Diana Gettinger


Left a career in fashion to commit herself to her love of acting, writing and film. She traded the skyscrapers of her hometown, New York City, for the palm trees of Los Angeles. TV credits include FX's THE RICHES and the CW's BEVERLY HILLS 90210 as well as many independent films. She can often be found in a movie theater, avoiding the sun. 


George Ducker

"Patrick"/ Producer

Screenwriting credits include the  feature LUKE AND BRIED ARE ON A FIRST DATE, in which he also starred, and the remake of LUNA EN LEO. His western short "A HOLE IN TIGER MOUNTAIN" premiered at Sun Valley. He also produced the feature LIGHTER. A former writer for the LA Times, graduate of Columbia College Chicago, and a strawberry blonde who is acknowledged by neither blondes nor redheads.  


Kristin Slaysman


Film credits include the critically acclaimed THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY, PROMISED LAND, and SAVE THE DATE. TV credits include Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX and FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY. When asked to describe herself, she simply replied "Kris Kristofferson". 


Adam O'Byrne


TV credits include Amazon's BOSCH, CBS's EXTANT, and TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST. Adam is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. He still dreams of playing left field for the Toronto Blue Jays. 



Jason Kim


TV credits include HBO's GIRLS. Writing credits include HBO's GIRLS and FOX's GRACEPOINT. Jason is most likely thinking about food when you're talking. 




Jon Togo


TV credits include CBS's CSI: MIAMI, USA's COVERT AFFAIRS. Film credits include Clint Eastwood's MYSTIC RIVER. Jon plays a bartender and once worked as a bartender, but he is not a method actor. 



Andrew Scott Duncan

Sound MIX / Additional score

Is an American audio producer best known as a founding member of the rock band OK Go, until leaving the group in 2005. He has produced tracks for the Oprah Winfrey Show and freelances as a musci producer, sound designer and mixer for film, advertising and games. 



Janna R. Lopez Räven


Has been a location Sound Mixer, boom opt and consultant since 2007. As a graduate of the University of Victoria, BC with a degree in Sound Design for Theatre, she has worked on numerous independent features, shorts, webisodes, and commercials. She hopes to one day claim total victory over the Solitaire app on her phone. 

Dylan Lujano

Key Make-up artist

Starting very young, when Dylan wasn’t on stage performing, he was a makeup artist for musical & theatrical productions. As a photographer, this translated into doing make-up for his own editorial and beauty shoots. He is also a journalist for Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and Dick Clark Productions and covers the red carpets with Snapchat. He has seen a unicorn..