MARY MARXEN – DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER
After a spiritual experience at a Hindu Ashram five years ago, Mary put her painting and drawing career on hold and follow her passion for acting. After graduating from an acting program in Berkeley, she received acceptance into the William Esper Studio in New York City. She now calls the big apple home and has performed in numerous stage productions and independent films around the Bay Area and New York. Mary's writing was featured and performed at such venues as StageWerx in San Francisco for August 2017 Action Fiction! performance series, Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory in Berkeley, California, and The Alchemical Theater Lab in New York. She co-produced the web series, The Queens Luxury Oasis. In 2016, she co-created a woman's writing group, The Seven Sisters, which supports women in pursuit of writing and producing their own material. All the artwork shown in this EPK was created by Mary.
PRODUCER – WARD SORRICK
After more than 5 years of experience in the film and video production industry, Ward continues to bring unbridled enthusiasm, professionalism, and leadership to every project. His background in engineering, sales and management distinguish him as a producer with meticulous attention-to-detail, effective communication, and reliable execution. In his journey to become the best producer he can be, Ward has also explored both acting and directing. He studied the Meisner technique at the Waterfront Playhouse, comedy improv at The Groundlings, and scene study at Lesly Kahn & Company. You can find Ward contemplating the meaning of life in his cabin at Echo Lake or schralping some gnar on the slopes of Squaw Valley.
CO-PRODUCER – GENESIS DIAZ
With a passion for storytelling Genesis depicts themes of connection, adventure, culture, and discovery. After studying at UCLA film school, where her natural leadership and love of film came together with technical skills and professional coaching, Genesis moved to Los Angeles and began her journey as a Filmmaker and Creative in this dynamic industry. In all of her work, there is a commitment to a dream-like aesthetic and a social awareness that connects the conscious with the subconscious, the inner emotional world with the outer human experience. She recently wrote and directed a short film, Admana, which will have its world premiere at the Alameda International Film Festival in November.
CINEMATOGRAPHER - EVAN EDWARD WEIDENKELLER
Evan is a full time freelance Cinematographer and Creative Director. He has worked with many companies across the country including Philips, Thermo-Fischer, Google, and Genentech. He's won over 10 different awards for his short narrative films and has been featured on North Bay TV in addition to having a newspaper article written about his work with the Hayward Police Department. He also works with various Non-Profit Organizations (Coffee & Catchup and Bay Area Film Mixer) to help Film Makers in the Bay Area make a career for themselves in this industry.
CO-WRITER – IAN BOISVERT
Ian Boisvert is an actor, writer, and director who works in Europe and the US. In less than two years since launching his career, Ian has acted alongside Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones, Tulip Fever, The Danish Girl), Wolf Kahler (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Barry Lyndon) and Barry Del Sherman (There Will be Blood, American Beauty). He has made films with Nigel Galt (Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket) and Oona Menges (Dirty Pretty Things). And he was in Tim Burton's Big Eyes. His work has screened twice at Cannes' Court Métrage, in London, Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles.