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CHELSEA BRYN LOCKIE

Director | Producer

 

Chelsea is a Brooklyn based director who hails from Elko Nevada, 'the home of Cowboy Poetry'. Chelsea has a particular niche in character driven narratives. She has directed, written, produced, and developed short films, award-winning web series, and Off-Broadway theatre. She is a member of the Actors Studio Playwrighting and Directors Unit and a company member of Hapa Media. Recent directing credits include 'Woe Is She', an award winning web series recently named 'best web series' and 'best dramedy' by NYWIFT (GoIndieTV, RokuTV), Produced 'Diner NYC' a feature film directed by Glenn Fuhrman (Flag Art Film Productions), Directed 'Still Beings' as part of a 3 part series titled 'On Death & Dying' produced by Hapa Media. In addition to directing and producing, she serves as the Co-Executive Director of The Actors Studio Drama School Repertory season.

THOM HARP

Writer

 

Thom Harp is a WGAW screenwriter with scripts optioned by major studios and independent producers. He was a frequent contributor to FunnyOrDie.com where his shorts garnered over 500K views.

During the pandemic, he co-wrote and produced Rainn Wilson's hit scripted podcast DARK AIR WITH TERRY CARNATION, starring Rainn Wilson, Tom Lennon, Karan Soni, Al Madrigal, Yvette Nicole Brown and other comedy all-stars.

Thom has had a busy 2022. He filmed his feature writing and directing debut HOME DELIVERY in March 2022 with an ensemble cast including Rainn Wilson, Donald Faison, Lesley Ann Warren, Joe Pantoliano and Lindsay Sloane. He followed that with his comedy THE DONOR PARTY in May 2022 starring Malin Akerman, Rob Corddry, Jerry O’Connell, Erinn Hayes and Ryan Hansen. Thom is repped for writing and directing at the Gersh Agency. 

CAITLIN SIMPSON

Creator | Producer | "Catherine"

 

Caitlin is an actress, producer and writer based between NYC and London. Her penchant for performing emerged early, when at age three she was cast as a star in her nursery school Nativity play, and the rest is history. Caitlin's one woman show, After Eternity, in which she starred as Hollywood icon Deborah Kerr, had a sold out Off-Boradway run as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival in 2018. It was slated to be part of USTF's debut season on London's West End in September of 2020, but alas, COVID had other plans. She is currently in the midst of planning After Eternity's return to the stage, developing her next film project, and preparing to return to the competitive ballroom dancing circuit.

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MISCHA DANI GOODMAN

Creator | Producer | Editor |"Maxie"

 

Mischa is a NYC based actress, producer, writer and editor. Yes, she does all the things. No, she doesn't do them all at once.  Mischa wrote and starred in the pilot, 'Gold On Bank St.', and has been seen in many national commercials & films. Mischa is currently developing a series about her great grandmother's kosher wine company, Mother Goldstein Wine.  No, she doesn't get free wine. Yes, she also likes Maneschewitz.

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DESIRÉE ABEYTA

Producer

 

Desirée is a multifaceted Hispanic Creative born and raised in Las Vegas, NV (yes, hard to believe, people are actually born there). She is the proud Executive Producer of the Telly Award-Winning (2020) comedic web series “FabUless“, which was also nominated for eight Indie Series Awards that same year (including Best Comedy Series). Desirée has made a living working alongside large agencies and production companies (BBDO, Daughter, Good Company, Weiden + Kennedy) to bring branded content, narrative projects, and commercials to the masses. She even worked with the Queen Bee herself on Disney’s Black is King, which awards her ultimate bragging rights. She is currently a Line Producer for Vox Creative and is in development for her first feature film. 

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JACKIE SCHWARTZ

Producer

 

Jackie Schwartz is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and activist, with a mission to create uplifting and inspirational films about marginalized communities. In 2014, she co-created, produced, and sold a digital series about a plus size heroine called Rare Birds of Fashion to a major network. Since then, she’s produced multiple web series, shorts, and feature films which have premiered and won awards at festivals throughout North America, including: Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Outfest, Cinequest, ITVfest, SeriesFest, Dances with Films, and more. Her film Dusty participated in the Outfest Screenwriting Lab Summer 2019 and the Middlebury Script Lab January 2020. She was also a finalist in the 2020 Sundance Creative Producing Lab. She recently completed production on her musical feature film Triple Threat, which was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and will be released June 2022.

 

Jackie currently serves as VP of Operations and Development at Besties Make Movies. Previously, Jackie worked as an associate producer at Fully Branded Media, collaborating on films including: Margin Call, Kill Your Darlings, and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You.

Jackie is a body liberation activist currently living in NYC. She is a board member of Realize Your Beauty and is currently working on her memoir entitled I Only Came for the Food.

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BIANCA PUORTO

Production Designer

 

Bianca is a production designer from Montreal, Canada, who splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

Recent credits include: Multi-award winning short film DOLORES based on a play by Edward Allan Baker (United Latino International Film Festival, Culver City Film FestivalBarcelona International Film Festival, WINNER), CYCLONE (Coney Island Film Festival, WINNER, Golden Short Film Festival, Rome Independent Prisma Awards, Indie Awards Buenos Aires, Indie Short Awards Cannes), AFTERLIFE OF MEMORY, MASTER THE MINIMUM (Cannes Lions International Film Festival) & the recently completed UNBRIDALED. She is currently in pre-production on the feature film, A COUPLE OF HOURS and the short film, ORDER MY STEPS.

Bianca is a member of Barefoot Theatre Company and the Labyrinth Theater Company Intensive Ensemble. She has also worked extensively with The Collective NY, Theatre East and the Tribeca Film & TV Festivals. 

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JOHN BLACKWOOD

Director of Photography

 

John is based in Brooklyn, NY and comes from experience as a camera field support technician at a premiere NY cinema camera rental house, where he’s supported a plethora of productions of all sizes shooting in NY. Now working for a video collaboration software platform for Adobe - John continues to work as a photographer and cinematographer on select projects.

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KRISTI FULLERTON

Composer

 

With her background rooted in contemporary classical composition, much of composer Kristi Fullerton’s artistic output is collaborative in nature. She enjoys making connections across artistic mediums resulting in a diverse musical catalogue. Be it with filmmakers, poets, or weaving artists, she has collaborated on a wide variety of pieces focusing much of her study on the ways music and audio can affect the artistic experience. Most recently, Kristi has scored and arranged music for several short films, but her work ranges in genre from film scoring to electroacoustic chamber music to opera and vocal works. 

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EVAN MICHAEL

"Stephen"

 

Evan Michael is an EMMY® Award-Winning host, actor, comedian & writer originally from the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts who now calls Los Angeles his home.

An accomplished broadcaster, producer, musical theatre performer and voice over artist, his notable past credits include HBO's Euphoria, ABC's Holey Moley, the host of The HACKchelor on TLC and voicing/puppeteering/ performing as "Daddy Pig" in the acclaimed kid's show Peppa Pig Live US, which toured in 47 states & 200+ cities nationwide (including 6 Canadian provinces).

 

He currently hosts the game show Live Play Bingo (download it in your App Store now!) and can't wait to share in the comedic success & brilliance of Unbridaled! Cheers to the talented team behind it all who truly “bore it all” and supporters like you who make it all come true! 

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MICHAEL BONINI

"Thad"

 

Michael Bonini is an award-winning Italian-American actor. He is best known for his roles as Zack Burnam in the hit CBS drama Bull, as well as Dick Wolf's FBI: Most Wanted playing Italian mobster Tony Marks. Michael's film credits include Natalia Dyer's coming of age comedy, Yes, God, Yes as well as Lifetime's dramatic thriller, Spring Break Nightmare. Michael is based in Los Angelas and New York City and is represented by Sullivan Talent Group and Eris Talent Agency.

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JASON NADAL

"Richard the Security Guard"

 

Jason is a graduate of AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts) and an ex-military combat veteran from New Jersey. He is the oldest of 5 and has been working in the film and theater industry since 2014 including projects with Rockstar games, featured on shows like FBI on CBS and commercials ads for Coors.

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LAURA KAY CLARK

"Peggy"

 

Laura Kay Clark is an award-winning actress, singer, writer, content creator & puppeteer. Laura wrote and starred in I KISSED YOUR BOYFRIEND: ANOTHER FEMINIST RANT, which premiered Off-Broadway at the United Solo Theatre Festival in 2016, and is the creator and puppeteer behind the award-winning digital series PETUNIA’S PLAYHOUSE. Laura co-founded the independent production company PARTY CLAW PRODUCTIONS alongside NYC artist Ashley Kristeen Vega. Most recently, Laura adapted Petunia’s Playhouse into the live theatrical musical PETUNIA’S BIG DAY with award-winning composer Billy Recce. Acting credits include DISENCHANTED (Mamches Productions), JOURNEY AROUND MY BEDROOM (World Premiere, New Ohio Theatre), and BASIC GLITCH (BBTF 2019). Laura is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and The Dramatists Guild. MFA: Actors Studio Drama School.