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THE CREW

TheressaTHERESA GALLAGHER  |  Writer/Executive Producer/Producer

Theresa is a writer, actress and producer who has worked in both New York and Los Angeles. Her scripts have been hailed as, “rapid fire Lucy Ricardo routines interpreted by Cheech and Chong”–Backstage West, “acerbically golden “– Entertainment Weekly, and “guaranteed to leave you howling”–Los Angeles Magazine. She wrote and starred in the original comedies, The Bitches Brew at The Lillian Theatre, Phrases Of Validation In Hollywood at The Red Room NYC, and the critically acclaimed modern farce, Feeding The Monkey In Hollywood at Gardner Stages ( LA’s The Place-Top Ten Best Play in LA).
Currently, she is developing Schmoolie The Deathwatcher the feature film as well as two episodic filmed comedies, Honey and Clover and Dirty Laundry with comedian Jackie Monahan (Showtime, Chelsea Handler, Sundance 2014 Official Selection The Foxy Merkins).

JOSHUA GABAI  |  Religious Consultant

Joshua Gabai is a supervisor for one of the largest kosher establishments in Southern California. In 2007, he graduated from a religious high school in Hollywood and has since worked with several wineries, restaurants, food distributors and caterers. Joshua enjoys spending his free time in nature and deeply cares about the ecosystem.

 

 

MICHAEL RAY ESCAMILLA  |  Directormichael

Both a stage and film Actor/Director, Michael Ray Escamilla is the recipient of a Kennedy Center Helen Hayes Award for his performance in Craig Wright’s Recent Tragic Events at Woolly Mammoth Theater, as well as an OBIE Award for his work in Tale of Two Cities by Heather Woodbury in New York City. He has been seen in numerous Films and Television shows including opposite Robert Duvall as Hector in the feature film, A Night In Old Mexico, alongside Laura Linney as Angel in Showtime’s The Big C, opposite Melissa McCarthy as Hugo in the hit sitcom Mike & Molly, as Jose in the feature film Frontera, with ensemble cast Ed Harris, Eva Longoria & Michael Peña and as Angel opposite Reese Witherspoon and Sophia Vergara in an upcoming Untitled feature for MGM, New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers. Michael also co-wrote/co-directed/and starred in CRUZANDO, for which he won The Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor at the San Antonio Film Festival. The film was selected for several international and national film festivals including the Mexico International Film Festival where it received the Silver Palm Award (given to films that demonstrate standout filmmaking), and Best Narrative Award from the Athens International Film Festival. Cruzando has been picked up by Vanguard Entertainment and is currently released.

BoBO BILSTRUP  |  Director of Photography

Bo started out working as a gaffer in Copenhagen, learning the art of painting with light.  With great skill mastering light and shadow, he moved up and started working as a Director of Photography on a wide variety of films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries. He moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and has since been commuting between LA, Copenhagen, and London to work on numerous projects.

Bo’s work has been nominated for a Kodak Award, BAFTA and EMMY. He has received grants and accolades for his achievements within his field. His latest film, Nuummioq, was highly praised in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter during screenings at Sundance 2010.  The Film was also shortlisted for an Oscar 2011. He is currently in high demand as a cinematographer on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bo has developed his own distinctive style of cinematography with a keen artistic and versatile understanding of the interplay between light and motion. He strives to create an environment of meticulously placed light to illuminate, but never distract from the inner human experience told by the actor and captured by the camera.

Diana

DIANA C. ZOLLICOFFER  |  Producer

Diana C. Zollicoffer began her career on stage in Washington, DC and New York. In Fall 2011-Spring 2012, she produced “Innocent Flesh” in Los Angeles and off-Broadway. Innocent Flesh was nominated for two (2) NAACP 2013 Theatre Awards. Her first screenplay “My Type of Woman” is being developed by Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit, All State Insurance spokesperson.). Diana produced several shorts and web series including “Q: The Secret Agent Next Door”, “Doogie Bag”. She’s an Associate Producer on the award-winning web series “Bloomers.” She produced, wrote and directed “AGAPE: 25th Anniversary” documentary short and stage directed a special benefit for The Premiere Oncology Foundation produced by Dottie Archibald (Punchline) and hosted by Bradley Whitford (Saving Mr. Banks, Trophy Wife,The West Wing.)

Diana has a background in marketing and advertising and also once worked at the United Nations in New York. She’s on the Board of Directors of mmp.org and has done pro-bono projects for various charities in New York and Los Angeles. Diana is a special consultant on the Advisory Board for the KungFu World Publication and has been honored by the a special group of Chinese Emissaries in Texas for promoting diversity in the Arts.

Currently, Diana is also producing two feature films in New Orleans, Louisiana — “FU: a love story in reverse”  and “Trial by Jerry”.

Bio PicNAJEEB KHUDA  |  Co-Producer

Najeeb is the Founder and CEO of Endless Media, LLC a dynamic production company creating inventive and original media through a wide variety of distribution networks.

Prior to Endless Media, Najeeb worked for 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures in a variety of differing capacities spanning development, production, and distribution. He worked on the development and release of films such as PrometheusThe WolverineLife of PiAmerican Hustle, The Amazing Spider Man 2, and 22 Jump Street. Having graduated from The George Washington University, where he studied marketing, finance, business management, and film studies, Najeeb comes equipped with an understanding of how to build films from the ground up and sell that product to a wide audience. Ambition being his driving force, Najeeb uses all the resources at his disposal to elevate every project he works on in order to create truly engaging films.
Andrew copyANDREW JOUSTRA |  Co-Producer
Andrew is a writer, producer and director originally from Lockport, New York. He’s an alumni of the University of Florida where he studied production and began making films. Now based in Los Angeles, Andrew has experience in television and film, having worked in production for America’s Next Top Model and several independent shorts, including Sweetpea (2012), Pixar Animation Studios Co-Op, Moldy (2013) and Home (2014). He’s also the Chief Creative Officer of Endless Media, LLC. Currently, Andrew is producing several independent films, developing a web comedy series and his first feature film, Revenge of Robot Monster.
 

CORY MISEK  |  Associate Producer

Cory is an actor, director, acting coach, youth instructor, and artistic consultant originally hailing from the distant land of Nebraska. In 2010, Cory received B.F.A.’s in both acting and directing from Nebraska Wesleyan University and has since focused on his career in film production and youth theatre, in addition to his usual theatrical endeavors.  He was a proud board member of the Lofte Community Theatre from 2012-2014, during which he established the Lofte Theatre’s first ever ongoing youth theatre program. Memorable stage directing credits include: an award-winning production of Almost, Maine at the 2013 NACT statewide competition (The Lofte Theatre – 2013); the 2012 galactic premiere of a new Star Wars stage musical entitled A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star written by Curt Bright of The String Beans music group (Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln – 2012); Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost (Stewards of Shakespeare – 2010 Summer parks tour troupe founded by Cory); Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire (2009). Notable acting credits include: Leo Bloom in The Producers (The Lofte Theatre – 2013); NACT winner of best actor for his performance of Dave in Almost, Maine (NACT – 2013); Angel in Rent (2010).

ROB NELSONROB NELSON  |  Associate Producer

Rob Nelson is a writer, actor, and producer based in Los Angeles. He attended Colgate University; where he competed in Division 1 lacrosse, and went onto receive degrees in Film and International Relations. In addition to appearing in such films as “Primrose Lane,” “Bad Parents,” “Exposure” and “How Do You Know,” Rob has spent time working alongside producers at  companies including: Fox Meadow Films, Peck Entertainment and Temple Hill.

Currently, Rob is developing several feature projects but is most committed to producing and starring in his own screenplay – a drama based on true life events.

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Dan Southworth is an accomplished actor with wide experience in feature films, television shows, motion capture, voice over, and commercials. He has devoted more than ten years of training to the craft of acting, including five years with famed acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, and honed his skill at action with film director Andy Cheng–originally a member of Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong stunt team. Through his work for Mr. Cheng Dan has had the opportunity to work with action stars Jackie Chan, Samo Hung, and Jet Li. He also helped develop action sequences for Terrance Malick’s The New World, took part in James Cameron’s early visualizations of Avatar, and developed action for Neill Blomkamp’s Halo 3 Full Combat web sequences.Dan’s popularity among “Anime” fans follows his role as Vergil in the best selling video game Devil May Cry 3 and Devil May Cry 3.5 was released so that fans could experience the game as Dan’s character. He was short-listed for a Screen Actors Guild award nomination after playing the role of Eric Meyers in the popular television show Power Rangers Time Force, and received a Taurus award nomination for his action work on The Scorpion King.

MV5BMTYyNjY0NTcwMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTMxMjQzNw@@._V1_SY317_CR131,0,214,317_AL_ANTHONY NANAKORNPANOM |  Stunt Coordinator

Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Iron Man 3(2013) and Argo (2012).