Wade Gasque’s feature directorial debut TIGER ORANGE premiered at Outfest 2014 where it won the Grand Jury Award for Best Acting. The Hollywood Reporter writes, “The film introduces a promising directing talent… Gasque draws a stronger performance from [Frankie Valenti] than Steven Soderbergh drew from adult film actress Sasha Grey in her first ‘straight’ film.” TIGER ORANGE also had a sold-out screening at the Lincoln Center in NY as part of Newfest and is currently screening dozens of film festivals worldwide. Gasque is a Nicholl Semifinalist for his screenplay HALF TRUTH as well as a Film Independent Fellow (chosen for their Director, Screenwriter and Producer labs) and a finalist in the Netflix Find Your Voice Competition. His 2013 short film HOUSEBROKEN produced by Steakhaus Productions (BY HOOK OR BY CROOK) has screened all over the world and was picked up by Strand Releasing in June 2014. Other directing credits include the short film THE HARDEST JOB IN THE BUSINESS with Marvin Acuna (THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD) and the award-winning book trailer for Gigi Levangie Grazer’s THE AFTER WIFE. He directed the stage musical THE OHMIES (NY Times “Best of the season”) at the Geffen Playhouse, the solo show FROM SEVEN LAYERS TO A BIKINI TOP IN LESS THAN FIVE HOURS (Santa Monica Rep) and wrote/directed the full-length play THE ALLEGORY OF GOLF for a sold-out run at the Flatiron Playhouse in New York. His short plays have won Buffalo’s Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition and the Cleveland New Works Festival. He received a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College and won the South Carolina Archibald Rutledge State Scholarship for Playwriting.
Picture Stable is a small film, television, and commercial production company situated among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast. As a full service company, they have been the creative and technical force behind productions for such clients as PBS, National Geographic Television, and Mercedes Benz USA. Independently, they have produced, shot and edited the features Primitive and Lizard Boy both of which have been picked up for international distribution. Adonis Cruz and Paul Della Pelle are Picture Stable’s principals and core technical team with over 15 years of experience as producers, directors, editors, motion graphic artists, audio technicians and camera operators. With strong connections to a growing film community, Picture Stable has access to local crew, resources and equipment. www.picturestable.com
Lila Javan has photographed award-winning features, commercials, documentaries and short films for the past twelve years. Javan has shot ten feature-length films, working in a variety of film media, including 35mm, HD and RED. She collaborated with Wade Gasque on Half Truth which was one of the top finalists in the 2009 Netflix Find Your Voice Competition. Her feature, Beneath the Blue, starring Ivana Milicevic, David Keith and Michael Ironside, was shot on location on Freeport Island in the Bahamas and was one of the first productions to utilize RED technology underwater. Lions Gate released Javan’s film, Venice Underground, starring Edward Furlong, Eric Mabius, and Jodi Lynn O’Keefe. In 2008, Javan won best cinematography for the short film, Hummingbird, at the Elevate Film Festival in Los Angeles. She is currently working with RED Digital Cinema as their Director of Curriculum, developing their groundbreaking REDucation X program.
Andrea started her career working in Business Affairs at New Line Cinema, went on to work for the Creative Director of Oprah Magazine and for 5 years assisted Producer Bonnie Pietila on The Simpsons. She is the creator and producer of the web show What Would Men Say?, has ghostwritten motivation books for women and Associate Produced the feature documentary Discretion and Faith. She produces videos and live events for nonprofits and corporations as well as presentations for businesses and motivational speakers. She is part of the LA storytelling community and has performed at Shine, The Trunk Show and Artistpalooza. You can learn more about her and see her work at www.andreaschell.com.
Josh Raymond is a story producer for 495 Productions Inc. working currently on Spike TV’s Tattoo Nightmares and has recent credits on MTV’s Snooki & Jwoww and Jersey Shore. Despite working in reality TV he also writes, produces and directs having won awards at the Directors Circle Festival of Shorts and several script writing awards including a bronze for his spec script Heartbreak Kid for Family Guy as well as his pilot spec The Red at the Hollywood Screenwriting Contest. He produced a music video last year Phoenix Song that has been named an Official Selection by the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival and won many awards at various festivals and contests.
Morgan R. Stiff, a North Carolina native, graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, with an MFA in Film Production in 2005 after receiving her BFA from New York University in Dramatic Writing in 2002. As a producer, Morgan has produced fiction and documentary films, as well as promotional videos. Producing projects include Porcelain (2004), which is currently being distributed by Iron Rod Motion Pictures, Inc.; Hip Hop Homos (LOGO Networks, 2004); the award-winning Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan (Showtime, LOGO, BET J, 2005); the award-winning feature documentary One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (Ovation TV, 2009), which she also edited; and the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mississippi Damned (Showtime 2011). In 2007, Morgan participated in the FIND Producer’s Lab with Mississippi Damned, which she also edited. As an editor, Morgan has worked on tributes, music videos, fiction films, and documentaries. Additional editing projects include Hope’s Choice (Showtime 2004) and Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit, executive produced by Denis Leary and winner of the Audience Award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Morgan is the Chief Production Officer of Morgan’s Mark, a production company dedicated to bringing marginalized stories to the mainstream. Her new feature, County Line, was accepted into FIND’s 2010 Screenwriters Lab as well as their 2011 Fast Track program. In April 2011, the script participated in Tribeca All Access where it won the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award.
Arriane Alexander is a Big, Blonde & Beautiful Actor, Life Coach, and Casting Director. You have seen her in roles on Justified, Grey’s Anatomy and as the host of What’s Happening LA. As a Casting Director, she works on indie features, short films and webseries. With a M.A. in Spiritual Psychology and a decade long career as a Sales & Marketing expert in the fashion industry, people from all over the world come to her for coaching to reach their goals in a bold, supportive, enthusiastic and sparkly way. For more about Arriane, go to www.arrianealexander.com
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