Mania Studio, Inc. is a New York based production company that develops film & television projects as well as branded content & photography.

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Mark Delebarre

From the Sublime - Studying Shakespeare with John Barton at Oxford, to the Ridiculous - Hawking Toilet Paper in Times Square with Dick Clark. Mark has had just about every gig imaginable. Highlights include: Series TV on most Networks and Netflix, 10 yrs doing sketch on Letterman, Broadway Easter Bonnet with Jekyll & Hyde, Recording at Warner Bros - Nashville, Touring Will Rogers Follies as Will, and Playing every kind of Doctor imaginable.

Carey Van Driest

CAREY VAN DRIEST is a New York based actor, writer, producer and voiceover artist. She recently played Natalia Dyer’s mother in the feature film Yes, God, Yes (SXSW Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble). Other film and TV credits include Open House, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Madame Secretary, Deception, Nashville, Bull and Homeland. Selected theatre highlights: New York: Much Ado About Nothing, The International, Othello, The Importance of Being Earnest. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, City Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre. Her extensive voiceover work for international documentaries, national commercials, animation and radio can be heard on her website.

R.J. Foster

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red (Billie Holiday Theatre), Three Musketeers (AUDELCO nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Classical Theatre of Harlem), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Exchange), All The Way (TheatreSquared) Richard III (AUDELCO nomination for Best Lead Actor, The Gallery Players), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Shakespeare Forum);  Othello (The Gallery Players), Deep Are The Roots (Metropolitan Playhouse), Life of Galileo (Fordham Alumni Theater at Lincoln Center), Twelfth Night (Pulse Ensemble Theatre), Hamlet, Cave Dwellers, Toys in the Attic (Pearl Theatre Company).  Edward II (Bank Street Theater). Regional credits include Richard III, Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival),Othello ( Playhouse on Park); Twelfth Night (Bristol Riverside Theatre) Television credits include Power, Person of Interest, Homeland, The Blacklist, Made in Jersey, Blue Bloods, Damages, Choice, Guiding Light, Fringe, 12:01. He holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center

JR Carter

JR Carter is an actor, singer, director and set designer from Brooklyn, New York.  He is a proud veteran and proud retired NYPD detective, and is a very active member of Police and Military Organizations.  JR studied acting with Jim Parrack and Andrea Dantas at the Brooklyn Actor’s lab aka Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab.  JR has appeared on stage in productions of Best Little Whore House in Texas, Waiting For Lefty, and the long running tribute to the military, Welcome Home Soldier.  JR has also appeared in numerous television and film roles.  Fun Fact:  JR earned a Bachelor’s Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and earned a Master’s Degree from Marist College.

Peter Daniel Straus

Peter is an international theatre & on-camera actor, as well as a physical comedian & variety performer based in New York City. Credit highlights include: FILM: Lust Life Love (release 2020) Ballbuster (release 2020), Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018). TV: Deception (ABC), At Home with Amy Sedaris (TruTV), Impractical Jokers (TruTV), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), The Late Show with David Letterman,  "Half Brother" ("Halvbroren",NRK/ Winner Biarritz International Festival). THEATRE: Denver Center Theatre Company, The Metropolitan Opera, National Stage of Norway. VARIETY: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Box, The Slipper Room , The McKittrick Hotel.

Peter is also a producer, and creative consultant for theatre companies and independent film, He is a proud member of both Actor’s Equity & SAG/AFTRA.

Tiffany Peach

Originally from Munich, Germany, Tiffany was raised in a family of actors and musicians. After working on several TV and movie projects in her early years, she decided to pursue her passion for acting professionally. She moved to Paris for a One-Year Foundation course before getting accepted at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City which she graduated from in April 2017. Credits include 'Duke Orsino' in an all female production of 'Twelfth Night', 'Hawkins' in 'Men on Boats', 'Elisabeth Bathory' in 'Three Ghosts of Elisabeth Bathory (Roebuck Theatre), 'R.U.R' (The Players Theatre), a national commercial for Optimum Cable and most recently a guest starring role in the German series 'Hubert und Staller‘.

Rob Eigenbrod
The Patron

Rob Eigenbrod began his career as a stage actor, traveling to Russia to play Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (partly in Russian) and The Rose Tattoo for Russian State Theater Koleso.  He was in the world premiere of Celadine with Amy Irving at the George Street Playhouse.  He has worked for the Great River Shakespeare Festival, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and Creede Repertory Theater.  More recently, his voice has been heard in regional commercials, an animated web series, and narrating audio books.  He has also written and directed plays and short films.  He earned his MFA in Acting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his BFA in Theatre/Television from Texas Christian University.

Ronan Jorah

Ronan Jorah was born and raised in Michigan. He does his best 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 several years producing and post-producing projects of all sizes for other filmmakers and brands, and currently lives and works in New York City.

Writer / Director / Post
Ronan Jorah

Ronan Jorah was born and raised in Michigan. He does his best 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 several 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

Carey Van Driest produced the internationally acclaimed endeavor, The Sonnet Project, with New York Shakespeare Exchange. In four years, she was a part of the creation of over 80 short films all based on one of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The project has been awarded several commendations and individual films have been accepted to various festivals around the world. In 2017, she and her partner, Ronan Jorah, started Mania Studio, Inc., and she produced their debut short film, Scratch. She has lived in New York City for twenty years as an actor, writer and producer in TV, Film, Theater and Voiceover.

Shannon Madden

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.

Line Producer
Katie Renn

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.

Executive Producer
Michael Dunaway

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.

Executive Producer
Peter Halpin

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.

Costume Designer
Tristan Raines

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.

Makeup Designer
Ingrid Okola

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.