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BRIAN ELERDING

WRITER & DIRECTOR

Brian is Artistic Director of the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater and a native of Altadena, CA. He studied theater on a Presidential Arts Scholarship for acting at the George Washington University. Theatre: Brian has directed or acted in almost every Ensemble play since 2013, both at The Lineage Performing Arts Center and at the Ensemble’s other residency at Descanso Gardens, including the original Shakespeare adaptations Shakespeare’s Rose Queen, Shakespeare’s Villains, and Shakespeare’s Lovers. TV (select): recurring as “Bill Mitford” on Mad Men, guest starring roles on NCIS, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, Days of our Lives, Dark/Web and more.

FRED CROSS

ACTOR - "JACK"

Fred is a founding member of the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater and has been performing theater all over California for over 20 years. His extensive training includes comedic theater (Second City) as well as voice-over work (w/ Nancy Wolfson). Theatre: in addition to acting in every season of the Ensemble’s shows since the company’s inception, Fred has worked extensively with the Prospect Theatre Project in Modesto, and InterAct Theatre in Los Angeles. TV: American Crime, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Joe Schmo Show. Film: Gone Girl.

SHAHAUB ROUDBARI

EDITOR

Shahaub is an actor, director, stuntman, and founding member of the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater. Born in California and Raised in Iran, Shahaub was exposed to rich and diverse cultures and experiences, which in turn shaped his passion for performance and storytelling. He received his BA from UC Berkeley and MFA from the Academy of Art University, as well as years of training with 87Eleven Action Design, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse. 

RYAN MOORE

COMPOSER

Ryan Moore is an Irish and American dual citizen who has been composing music for more than 10+ years, with a background in live performance. Ryan composes and orchestrates music, and is based in Washington, D.C. With a minimal, ambient, and melancholic piano, his music carries a strong sense of hope.

DAVID BLUE

ACTOR - "STEPHEN"

David holds dual Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting and Musical Theatre Performance from the conservatory at the University of Central Florida. After an apprenticeship with the prestigious Actor's Theatre of Louisville he was offered a scholarship to the British Academy of Dramatic Arts, but deferred to move to Hollywood  - though he returns to the theatre often. Theatre (select): Motown: The Musical (original Center Theatre Group workshop), Dreamstuff (original workshop), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Lend Me a Tenor (Bellhop). TV: Ugly Betty (recurring), Stargate Universe (series regular), Moonlight (recurring), Castle and many others. Film (upcoming): The Competition (opposite Thora Birch), Doolittle's Heroes, 12 Days of Giving and more.  www.David-Blue.com

KATIE PEABODY

ACTOR - "RACHEL"

Katie recently graduated from the USC School of Dramatic Arts with two of the school’s most prestigious awards: the McKinlay Award for Outstanding Performance, and the Doolittle Award for Best Cumulative Artistic Work.  Theatre (at USC): “Gerte” in Crumbs from the Table of Joy, “Sarah Kane” in 4.48 Psychosis, “Dolly” and “Becky” in Bad Habits, and “Evelyn” in Kokoro.

ASIA LEMASTERS

PRODUCER

Asia is a director and producer - her directorial debut, Evoke, is making the rounds of film festivals across the country. She graduated from Valencia State University's prestigious film program, but began working in film while still in school. Her career in Hollywood started in script supervision and production management, before turning in recent years to production and directing. 

LARS LINDSTROM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Lars received his MFA in cinematography from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He is an in-demand director of photography, with six films and an eight-episode web series all set to be released in 2018.

Full Cast & Crew

Stephen

Jack

Rachel

Writer & Director

Producer

Producer

Associate Producer

Director of Photography

Editor

Composer

Sound Design

1st Assistant Director

B Camera Operator

B Camera Operator

2nd Assistant Camera

Gaffer

Gaffer

Key Grip

Sound Mixer

Production Assistant