A Minnesota native, Jaimi Paige’s (“Jewels”) onscreen credits include The Mentalist, Medium, Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Diagnosis X, the feature film Peacock and the upcoming feature Within the Dark. Most recently, Jaimi was nominated for an Ovation award for “best lead actress” and was (along with her costar) the recipient of LA Weekly’s “best two person performance” for her work in TENDER NAPALM. In LA, Jaimi has played on the stages of A Noise Within Theatre (GHOSTS, GREAT EXPECTATIONS), Ruskin Group Theatre (THE COLLECTOR, JESSE BOY, and THE ROOMING HOUSE) and the Santa Monica Playhouse (Arnold Schulman’s SLEEPING UGLY).
Ian Kerch (“Rick”) is a graduate of the MFA acting program at Harvard University where he had the privilege of studying in Russia at the Moscow Art Theater. He was last seen on TV as Frankie Jamison in the MGM produced pilot Madso’s War, and has been cast as one of the leads in the upcoming independent feature Mrs. Young. Other film credits include: Weight Classes, Sober, and Off the Record. Stage roles include Mozart and Salieri (Moscow Art Theater), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Charlie Pineapple Theater), and Winter’s Tale (A.R.T. institute). While living in NYC he studied with Maggie Flanigan and is forever grateful for her knowledge and guidance. You can find him on twitter (@iankerch).
Darrow Carson (Writer) has been a story teller all his life but didn’t discover writing until graduate school at CalArts where he wrote his first play, Missing Tonto which was selected and produced in the New Plays Festival. After graduating with an MFA, he moved to NYC where he co-founded Aboutstage, a Global Queer Theatre company. While in NYC, he finished his first screenplay, Absolving Grace and after winning acknowledgement in a few screenwriting competitions, he moved to Los Angeles. Since then two of his screenplays have been produced. Empty and Tuesday Morning. He recently completed Lew’s Faith, a feature length screenplay about the true story of his grandfather’s escape from Manila during WWII.
A native of Hawaii – like his brother Denny – and a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Chad Kukahiko (Director/Executive Producer) spent over half his life performing in more than fifty plays including two years on the road with STOMP and film and television appearances in ‘Charmed’, ‘Killian’s Chronicle’ and ‘Mid-Century’ with John Glover and fellow Boston University alum Faye Dunaway. Chad began a new career as a director, writer and producer several years ago, and as Creative Director of superfreako productions and COO of We Make Movies, Chad loves to help create and facilitate the creation of all manner of art, and is ecstatic that he finally convinced Darrow to let him direct this incredible script.
Cinematographer Ryan Baker has been telling stories through the lens for the past twenty years. After his studies at Indiana University, he moved to Tahoe to pursue his passion of photography by shooting skate and snowboarding films. In 2007 Ryan got his hands on a Red One camera, his love for Red Cinema was born, and the rest is history. Over the years, Ryan has shot countless documentaries, studio commercials and award winning short and feature films. His most recent feature Happily Never After (2012) won jury awards at the Las Vegas Film Festival and Boston Underground Film Festival. Ryan continues to create powerful images and run his production company, Sixgun Pictures, with his wife Charity Baker.
A Part-Hawaiian from Arizona, Kendall Kanoa Hawley (Producer) is the founder of Kuliaikanuu, a production company that focuses on Polynesian and Hawaiian stories and characters. Kendall comes to film-making via the unlikely world of politics. As an assistant to an Arizona State Senator, she learned the value of politics and history in shaping the everyday circumstances we all face, and now as a producer she’s devoted to bringing historically-based fact and fiction to the screen. Kendall’s current projects include ‘The Last of Our Kind’ about the vanishing Hawaiian race, the zombie apocalypse ‘Last Days’, and ‘Tagi Sina’ the story of a young female boxer forced to choose between fame and family.
After spending 10 years Event Planning, organizing concerts, sporting events and fundraisers, Denny (Gaffer) decided to follow his passion for filmmaking. Since 2006 he has been involved in virtually every capacity of the art form to learn it from the inside-out. Denny worked in the production department on Good Morning San Diego where he operated every piece of equipment and performed every role from camera operator to director. He continues to freelance for the NFL Network, ESPN, ABC Sports and DP’d and Gaffed two features in 2012 alone. Denny’s experience with live television honed a talent for solving problems quickly & staying focused under pressure.
Born and raised in the heart of central California, the San Joaquin Valley, Rosalie Rodriguez (Maid 2), a third generation musician, made her way to Los Angeles after highschool to pursue a career in the performing arts. Rosalie has earned 2x Grammy Award nominations as a vocalist with Mariachi Divas and was formerly a recording artist for Sony Music Entertainment. Rosalie has performed on such shows as Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution, as well as a few feature films and commercials.
still to come:
Chad Huffman, Lawrence Coleman III, Halley Kim, Ben Forman, Anthony Thurston & Sabrina Wilson.