The Creative Team / Woman Gang & Our Mission
“Casting Call | The Project” Co-Creators Julie Asriyan, Laura E. Bray and Jenna Ciralli wished to expose the limiting tropes for women in the entertainment industry and create a call to action for female writers, directors and content creators to change the narrative. After amassing over 2.6 million views, this team was delighted to find an expansive audience for a future project.
“Amadi Comes Home” speaks to the collective, collaborative style in which we are working on and off screen. We have a team of seven diverse women working passionately and with great integrity to get this film on its feet: Writer Laura E. Bray, Writer/Actor April Matthis, Director/Actor Julie Asryian, Co-Producer/Actor Jenna Ciralli, Actor/Co-Producer Kezia Bernard-Nau, Co-Director/Co-Producer Jessica Burgess and Co-Producer Kendall Cooper.
You can meet them all below.
Laura E. Bray || Writer ||
Laura is an Australian writer based in NYC. Her first play produced in New York placed second in the Venus Theater Festival. More recently, moving into work for the small screen, her pilot 'Undocumented' was optioned by Escapade Media & Alex Alexander at 412 Entertainment and is currently sparking interest from both American and Australian networks. Her writing has placed in festivals such as The Gateway LA/Australians In Film Awards, The Finish Line Script Competition and The Austin Film Festival - TV Pilot section) || WEBSITE ||
April Matthis || Writer || "Nicole"
April DeAnn Matthis is a New York-based writer/performer originally from Texarkana, TX. An Obie Award-winning actor, April has worked consistently in the New York downtown theater scene for the nearly twenty years. Notable theater credits include world premieres at Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center, and The Public Theater, most recently with the groundbreaking experimental theater company Elevator Repair Service, where she is a company member. April is an alumnus of The Sundance Institute’s Theater Lab where she has helped develop new works for the stage. She is currently in development for her lead feature film debut, premiering in 2019. || IMDB || WEBSITE || REEL ||