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Actress - "Keller"
MOLLY LELAND grew up in Princeton, NJ and received her BA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University. After her breakout role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, she appeared in TNT’s Legends, the Netflix series Ozark, and as 'Farrah' in NBC’s The Player. She currently portrays the recurring role as 'ER Nurse Chastain' on NBC’s Law and Order: SVU, and most recently she can be seen in episodes of Peacock’s The Missing and CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted.
Her film credits include the lead roles in Shades of Julia (2012), Bruise Hunters (2013), and The Dinner Guest (2018). Her theater roles include Hennie Burger in Awake and Sing! at A Noise Within Theater Company, and Christina Mundy in Brian Friel’s award-winning Irish drama Dancing at Lughnasa at the Chrysalis Theatre Company. In addition to acting, Molly is a screenwriter who has won festival awards for her short films Signal Problems and Bruise Hunters.
KIMBERLY KALAJA is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, author, & Fulbright. Her screenplay for The Lesson has been an "official selection" in 19 film festivals, and has been honored with 6 “Best Short Screenplay” awards.
She is the author of Reading Games (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007), a philosophical consideration of game theory in the production of Art. Her award-winning plays include Night Moths on the Wing, The Shooter, and Acts Without Words.
Kimberly received her BA in English from Scripps College, an MA in English (Irish Writing) from The Queen’s University of Belfast, and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She taught literature, film, and gender studies for over two decades at Princeton, NYU, and worked with incarcerated students across the U.S. She was honored with the opportunity to teach courses to undergraduates at The University of Tirana (Albania) as a visiting Fulbright Professor.
JOE FOLEY has been working as a Cinematographer for over two decades, shooting feature films, commercials, television shows, documentaries and music videos.
He has shot over 15 feature films including two featured in American Cinematographer. Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl-Bookie Joint was the only American feature at Rotterdam the year it was released and Killing Time was in competition at Sundance. Joe has shot music videos and concert films with artists like: Leonard Cohen, U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jennifer Hudson. His documentary work includes the award-winning political films, Veselka: Building Community in the Lower East Side, Any Town USA, The Blood In This Town and Hush: The Minnesota First & the Battle of Gettysburg.
He received his BFA in Film from NYU and an MFA in Film from Columbia University. He has taught filmmaking and cinematography at NYU Singapore-Tisch Asia, Montclair State University, Barnard College, The School of Visual Arts, Hunter College, The New School and University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He has also taught Cinematography and Filmmaking Master Classes in Phonm Penh, Cambodia, Kampala, Uganda, Ankara, Turkey and New York City.
JACINTA MARASCO is a producer, actor, and teaching artist based in Melbourne, Australia. She earned a BA(Hons) in Acting from Rose Bruford College London, along with a BA in Theatre Studies and Visual Arts from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma in Film & TV Production from Queensland University of Technology.
After performing on stage and in films in the U.S. and Australia, Jacinta discovered her passion for producing. Her short films, The Dinner Guest (2018), Dirty Little Secret (2018) and Entwined (2020) all received the Award of Excellence for Women Filmmakers at the Best Shorts Competition.
As a teaching artist, she has worked for performing arts organizations and in schools, devising, implementing and leading successful drama programs. She is currently the director and facilitator of a performing arts program she developed for the disability sector, aimed at promoting and encouraging inclusivity in the arts.
WALLY SMITH joined Dominion Pictures as CEO in 2018, where he has produced theatrically released films and Netflix comedy specials as well as Broadway plays and musicals.
He is committed to bringing stories that uplift humanity and that foster discussions on social issues to the stage and screen.
Wally is a graduate of San Jose State with a degree in Accounting, and of the Growing Executives Program at the Stanford School of Business. He has been working in the fields of marketing and finance since 1982 and currently sits on the Board of Directors as Executive Director of Safetychain Software, which he founded in 2011.
MADELEINE WYNN is a UK-based director, writer, and producer who has been involved in script development and workshops with prestigious London theatres, including the Royal Court, Cockpit, Kings Head, The Gate, B.A.C. Lyric Hamersmith, Playwrights Trust, Playwrights Co-operative and Actors Centre.
Her work as a director includes the premiere production of Strangers on a Train by Craig Warner in the main house at Chester Gateway Theatre. She also directed award-winning playwright Tom Kempinski's When the Past is Still to Come, the poet Billy Marshall Stoneking's Sixteen Words for Water and Albertine in Five Times with Marion Bailey and Miriam Karlin. She was Associate Director of The London New Play Festival and also for the Finborough Theatre, collectively winning a Time Out Award for a season of 'Women's Writing'.
Madeleine is founder of Astraea Productions, and Merman -- a short film she wrote and directed and which has been described by Benjamine Zephaniah as "... a well imagined, poetic and important film," and by Hugh Bonneville as "... tight and evocative," -- is currently in post-production.
A 2020/21 Mercury Theatre Creative, Madeleine is currently a Director/Professor on the NYU Shakespeare course at RADA, and directs for the INK Festival of New Writing in East Anglia. She is the recipient of a 2022 Arts Council DYCP award, and has been selected for Creative England’s 'Creative Enterprise: Foundations of Film and TV’ (2022/23) sponsored by the BFI, as well as being invited to join the competitive Screen Skills UK Cohort (2023/24).
DOMINIC CRANE is a UK-based filmmaker originally from the East of England. He has extensive experience as an assistant director, and has worked on the sets of dozens of short and feature films. He has worked on nine shorts in 2022 alone, and his feature-film experience includes work with major production companies such as MGM and Indian production company Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra. Dominic recently directed his début short film ZEMI, set for festival release in 2023.
GARY BELANGER is a gun safety expert, armorer, and chief instructor at Performance Tactical in New Britain, Connecticut. He has been a firearms instructor for over 20 years and has served in local and federal law enforcement for over 40 years.
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