We were incredibly lucky to have the amazing cast and crew that assembled, and worked tirelessly on this labor of love. Yes, Mary screamed at them the whole time, but also there were cookies, so... win win.
DIRECTOR, CO-WRITER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "KAZ"
Satya is an actor and director living in Los Angeles. He has has eloped with Taylor Swift on Fox’s NEW GIRL, been a bad terrorist on Comedy Central’s KEY & PEELE, and been a good terrorist on CBS’s THE GOOD WIFE. On film he appeared opposite Sean Penn in FAIR GAME, broke Michael Cera’s button nose in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, and played the lead role in Salman Rushdie’s MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN. His first comedic short played at the Palm Springs ShortsFest, and he has directed, developed, and starred in comedy series’ for many venues including Funny or Die, The Groundlings, and CollegeHumor.
Ruby Hanger was born and raised in the cultural melting pot known as Orange County. She attended the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts where she graduated at the middle of her class. She also attended California State University Fullerton where she received her BFA in acting, which is totally different than just getting a BA in acting. Since arriving in Los Angeles she has studied with the Upright Citizens Brigade, performed stand-up comedy at Flappers, and can carry six to seven drinks on one tray. She also wrote and produced a comedy sketch “Craigslist Actress” which can be seen on Youtube and already has like, a lot of views.
HEAD EDITOR, POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Thaddeus Ruzicka is director and editor living in Los Angeles. A native of southeastern Pennsylvania, he spent his formative years frolicking with dairy cows before he discovered movies and it all went to hell.
Brent Nieto is a Los Angeles born former Sous Chef and current Production Designer. Has worked in television, print, and youtube.
HAIR AND MAKE-UP
Maya Landi is a Boston-based traveling Hair/Makeup/Special Fx Artist, with four years of professional experience in the industry. As a Hairstylist she trained at the Sassoon Academy of London, and is self taught in Makeup and Special Fx. Internationally published and fortunate enough to have worked with various celebrities, musicians, and political figures, her work can be seen in film, photography, televison and theater.
Brendan Maghran is a Los Angeles based film and television editor. Aside from playing with the animals who run his life, he is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, and enjoys a fine slice of pie.
ALEX MARSH KING
Alex King studied filmmaking at University of Colorado in Boulder before finding his way on the Best Coast in Los Angeles. Inspired by the analog, Alex also is a vinyl DJ and also shoots on 35mm film as a photographer. As an avid cyclist and adventurer, Alex is often exploring the world outside of Los Angeles traveling as much as possible.
CO-WRITER, CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, "MARY DOLAN"
Petey is a comedian, writer, and Groundlings-trained character actor based in Los Angeles. As character Mary Dolan, Petey has toured nationally and internationally over the past decade, with sold-out smash The Mary Dolan Show (called "heroic defiance of good taste" by Boston's Weekly Dig). Petey was recently named one of AfterEllen’s 50 Hot Women in Comedy, and described by NPR as “fearless onstage… subversive and versatile". Catch her in the first season of TRANSPARENT on Amazon, and get info about live shows, her column for theordinarygirls.com, and adventures in teaching 3rd graders all at www.peteygibson.com.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Catherine Goldschmidt’s passion for crafting visual stories began when, as an undergraduate Film Studies major at Wesleyan University, she shot Benh Zeitlin’s award-winning short film Egg. Since then, she has been across the U.S. and around the world, shooting narrative, documentary and commercial work in Asia, Africa, and Europe as well as throughout Central and South America.
Her 16mm debut feature film Northeast, directed by Gregory Kohn, was screened in the Tribeca Film Festival: On the Road and subsequently distributed by Tribeca Films. In the documentary world, she has collaborated with filmmakers Amy Berg, Les Blank, and Morgan Neville; notably shooting additional photography on the Academy Award-winning feature documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Her work for YouTube (the company), including the popular mash-up Rewind YouTube Style and the spoof trailer Naruto the Movie!, has garnered hundreds of millions of views.
Most recently, Catherine shot Nelly Ben Hayoun’s documentary Disaster Playground as well as the feature film Wishin’ and Hopin’. The former experimental doc, focussing on asteroid impacts and funded by a generous grant from the UK Arts Council, had its first preview screening at the V&A Museum in September 2014. The latter film, set in the 1960s and based on the bestselling novella by Wally Lamb, features the diverse comedic talents of Molly Ringwald, Meat Loaf, and Conchata Ferrell, among others. It’s being released theatrically and on television in December 2014.
Catherine holds an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory, and she is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and London.
This is a picture of Petey's niece Molly, NOT Angela. Angela is as adorable, but hasn't sent us her info yet (busy doing sound stuff, probably) so this pic will have to suffice! #babyballer
EDITOR, COLOR CORRECTION
Here's a rabbit yawning until Matt send us his bio. Enjoy!
FOOD STYLIST for KALE & CARAMEL
Though Lily's favorite job title is chief kitchen mess- and magic-maker, she also calls herself writer, editor, food blogger, content developer, and co-founder of Write to Wellbeing. Lily created Kale & Caramel in 2012 and has since been featured by or collaborated with Refinery29, Food52, Real Simple, Food & Wine, The Everygirl, and many more. In 2014, Kale & Caramel was named a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Lily grew up on Maui, graduated from Yale University, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Stay current with Kale & Caramel on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Kathryn Lounsbery is a Los Angeles-based pianist, comedian, music director, composer, arranger, and Green Bay Packers fan. She is a frequent performer, appearing in concerts, recitals, cabaret shows, and comedy nights. Most recently was the music director for the world premiere of "Primal Scream," a new musical written by famed music producer David Foster and the creator of Primal Scream therapy, Dr. Arthur Janov. Learn more here: www.ThatPianoGirl.com
KEY GRIP, EPISODE 2 EDITOR
Evan Bluestein is originally from Tucson, Arizona. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and currently a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute.
Emma is a Boston-based designer and illustrator. She is the Marketing & Creative Director at Commerce Forge, a business consultation and design company. Her illustrative specialty is children's illustration, but she could draw Mary Dolan all day, every day. www.emmaweisman.com