Kari Morris (Sara, Writer, Executive Producer)
Kari can currently be seen on the festival circuit in “Attackazoids, DEPLOY!” (Finalist, USA Film Festival) and “Sweet Virginia” (Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival). NYC stage roles include Iris in Children’s Letters to God (National Tour), Sonya in Uncle Vanya (Westbeth Theater), and Helena in A MidSummer Night’s Dream (Lucille Lortel). Kari is also a solo performer: her improvisational webseries “222” has been featured by NY Indie Seen, her one woman show Eleanor Roosevelt’s Coming Out Party has had a run-and been invited for a return-at Don’t Tell Mama, and this year she was a featured monologist in NYC’s LeftOut Festival (performing “Flushed Suicides” by Rhea McCallum). Kari serves as Executive Producer of the film company Charlotte Stories; “Two” is its inaugural short film. “Face”, its inaugural feature, is currently in development as part of the Alumni Play Development Project at The New School for Drama. Kari is a cum laude graduate of NSD, a proud member of Actor’s Equity, and a Contributing Artist of The CRY HAVOC Company.
Moti Margolin (Tim)
Moti Margolin is very proud to be part of this wonderful little project with this great group of talented people. Recent theatre credits include Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, as Don Pedro, with the Frog and Peach Theatre Company; The Confidence Man based on Herman Melville’s novel, created by The Woodshed Collective; David O. Selznick in Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight and Magnolias at the Cider Mill Playhouse”; and Vanya in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, for which he developed the translation. Recent film credits include “Shack Nasty”, directed by Jean-Marceau Secheret, and written by Zach Carver; and “Playground in the Sky” directed by Carolina Garcia; Lou in “The Bronx Balletomane” directed by Jeremy Jaffe, which was honored with a Student Films Academy Award. Moti can also be seen, heard and killed as Dmitri Rascalov in GTA IV. Upcoming projects include a reading of “Broken Holmes” in which he will be playing Sherlock Holmes, directed by Michael Piazza; and probably developing a new translation of Gorki’s “The Lower Depths.”
Ryan Gielen (Director, Producer)
Ryan’s films have won awards in festivals around the country for writing and direction, and have been featured in publications from The Washington Post to Wholpin, from The Village Voice to Gawker. His recent feature, “The Graduates”, was released in art house theaters around the country, and is currently the #1 comedy on Hulu, and #4 comedy on AmazonVOD.
Matthew Gielen (Producer)
Matthew Gielen is a 2007 graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Film program, and has already produced several award winning shorts, features, and web television episodes. He is Executive Producer and web/social media guru for Believe Limited and and a key creative force behind all of the company’s projects.
Steven Sander (Editor)
Having graduated from Cambridge University in 1999, Steven moved into the film industry as a runner at Union Commercials, Union Pictures and Natural Nylon Entertainment in London. After making a spec commercial for Weetabix – which was broadcast on British television in 2001 – Steven gained representation as a TV commercials director with Quiet Storm Films, working for clients such as BT, Nokia, News International and BMW Mini Cooper. His first short film “Screen Kiss” won the DepicT! 2005 Audience Award at the Bristol International Short Film Festival and later the Capital FX Short Film Award 2006. In 2005 his documentary, “Two Swimmers”, premiered at the inaugural Britdoc festival in Oxford before airing on More4 in June 2007 as part of their True Stories strand. Subsequently Steven completed three films for Channel 4’s 3 Minute Wonder series that profiled sports coaches and their protégés. In 2008, Steven edited the feature film “New Town Killers” while his commercial “Torture By Any Other Name”, featuring Emma Thompson won Silver at the European Creative Advertising Awards and was featured in the APA 08 Collection for the best UK ads of the year.
Steve Papagiannis (Sound Designer)
Steve is a successful sound editor for located within the Los Angeles area, whose primary expertise is Dialogue/ADR editorial and premix. Many of his previous works have screened, and garnered awards, at Sundance, Slamdance, Toronto, Rhode Island International, and Gen Art among many film festivals. Additionally, he garnered a “Best Sound Design” normination for his work on ‘Reflection’ at the Action on Film International Festival. Steve is inspired by the challenges every new production brings to the table, and has had the privilege of working alongside some of Hollywood’s top sound editorial talent. When not in the studio, he enjoys hunting and capturing elusive sounds and noises of the world, as well as spending time by the ocean and among nature.
Seth Freeman (Composer)
In his younger days, Seth Freeman fantasized about hopping a freight train to nowhere with nothing but a guitar and a ruck sack. This vision stuck with him as he immersed himself in the Boston music scene. He put together the band Little John, which went on to critical acclaim and major label success. Seth went on to write music for film, television, and video games. He became adept at writing to picture in a variety of styles. He also built out Buddha Dog Studios and began producing other artists, including David Forest, Jeff Lorch, and songs with Gaby Moreno,Kay Hanley, Susan Howard, and Melissa Lewis. Throughout that time, his passion for writing and singing songs has remained. Regardless of how much time he puts into writing and producing music for others, he easily falls back into the comfort of his own material. His latest record, produced by Michael Eisenstein (Letters to Cleo), boasts Blair Sinta on drums, USA Mike on bass and additional guitars, and Peter Adams on keys. These seasoned professionals form a core band that locks into the songs’ inner groove. One and Only Maybe, the first Seth Freeman record since his Little John days, is “full of heartache, heartbreak, and blissful love”. This just may be the record that conjures up your long forgotten childhood visions of hopping a boxcar to anywhere.