Ronan Jorah is the son of a methodist minister and a school teacher from Michigan. He tries to tell the truth by lying as a director, writer, and actor. He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, taught himself how to make movies, spent years producing and post-producing projects of all sizes for other filmmakers and brands, and currently lives and works in New York City.
Carey Van Driest has lived and worked in New York City for nineteen years as a professional actor and done extensive work in Theatre, TV, Film and Voiceover, which includes work on national campaigns for L’Oreal, Geico and Quaker. She was a producer with New York Shakespeare Exchange from 2012-2017 and worked on multiple projects, including their internationally acclaimed endeavor, The Sonnet Project. In four years, she was a part of the creation of 130 short films all based on one of Shakespeare’s 154 Sonnets. The project as a whole has been awarded several commendations and individual films have been submitted and accepted to various festivals around the country and the world.
Shannon Madden has a passion for films and filmmaking and working with creative people to produce motion pictures. She is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator based in Buffalo, New York with numerous commercial credits to her name. She studied television production at Canisius College and has completed camera workshops at the Maine Media College. Among her film credits are Slime City Massacre, Queen City, The American Side, and Sugar Wonder Blues.
Katie Renn is an actor, producer, and professor in New York City. Originally from Atlantic City, Katie has produced for film, theatre, television and special events throughout the Tri-state area. Favorite producing projects include Theatre Night Awards at Montclair State University, Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next, and spontaneous dance parties hosted by her 2 year-old niece, Nuala. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Michael Dunaway is the director and a writer, producer, and actor in 6 Love Stories, starring Peter Bogdanovich, Carrie Preston, Stephen Tobolowsky, Alicia Witt, and others. He was the producer and director of 21 Years: Richard Linklater, a Gravitas Ventures release which stars Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Zac Efron, and many others, and was a New York Times Critics Pick which debuted at #8 on iTunes. He was also the producer and director of The Man Who Ate New Orleans, with Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock, Emmy winner Natalia Livingston, and James Beard winners John Currence and John Besh.
Irish actor Peter Halpin launched his professional film career starring as MalachyMcCourt in Alan Parker’s critically acclaimed Angela’s Ashes. Among his other filmand television credits he is proud to list; Fergus Doran in RTE’s medical drama TheClinic. A stirring portrayal of Joseph Hanratty in Neil Jordan’s controversialmasterpiece Breakfast on Pluto and Phil Connors in RTE/BBC’s equine dramaseries Rough Diamond directed by Simon Massey. Halpin garnered further credit forhis role as Eugene in the multi-award-winning film Garage with Academy Award winning director; Lenny Abrahamson.
Tristan Raines is a freelance Costume Designer, originally from Missouri, he has lived and worked in NYC for the past 10 years. Tristan designs a wide range of professional theater, dance, and industrial events both in NYC, regionally, and worldwide. Select work has been seen at Carnegie Hall, New World Stages, CTG-LA, La Jolla Playhouse, The Muny, Barrow Street Theater, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. He studied costume design at Boston University as well as Imperial College, London. Tristan also teaches costume design at Pace University.
Ingrid Okola is a NY/NJ based makeup artist for over 12 years. Who is actively working on various tv shows like “Ray Donovan “ “Orange is the New Black” and on a new show “Dickison”. Her work has been seen not only on television, as well as, major to independent films to editorial/print to commercial to regional theaters to live events and haunts. Her range is wide from beauty to special effects makeup, including winning a daytime Emmy award for achievement in a dramatic series for makeup. She enjoys working as part of team in the creative process to propel the narrative that brings the story being told to life. Ingrid loves to always learn and continues to strive to perfect her craft.