BIOS

Deema Aitken (Cal)

 

Deema is attracted to tough, compelling characters and the darker, grittier side of life. Upcoming feature film roles include the young bully Travis in Sisterhood of Night and Earl The Skinhead in Stealing Cars. He had a small featured role in Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street and appeared in David Rabe’s Off-Broadway play Early History of Fire. Deema was born in Kiev and moved to the US at age 8. He is fluent in English and Russian and is also a drummer in a metal band based out of New Jersey.

Alex Breaux (Quinny)

 

Alex Breaux started his college career at Harvard University where he was a wide receiver/punt returner for Harvard's varsity football team and two-time Ivy League champion. While still at Harvard, Breaux auditioned and was accepted into the Drama Division at The Juilliard School in New York City. In addition to acting, Breaux writes for film, television, and theatre.

Robert Kabakoff (Leroy)

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Robert Kabakoff is a working New York City actor frequently appearing in film, stage, television and commercial productions and has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1997. In Rob’s words he has had the “privilege of working with many of the most talented people in one of the world's most creative and competitive professional environments”. Before that he worked in the trucking business. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in the quaint old sea shore community of Brooklyn, New York. "Got a problem wit dat?”

Christopher LaPanta (Ray)

 

Originally from Minnesota, Christopher LaPanta left the corporate world in 2005 to study acting at the William Esper Studio in New York.  Since then he has appeared in over 30 films and numerous television programs including The Blacklist, Fringe, The Following, Believe, Rescue Me and Law & Order. He plays the seasoned NYPD Detective Lt.Patrick Sullivan in the soon-to-be-released feature film “The Projectionist.” Upcoming roles include a lead in the short film “Line To The Wall” and "Jim" in Bill Holland’s new play “Hounds of War".
Christopher has been a proud member of SAG/AFTRA since 2006.

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Diego Jimenez, Director of Photography

 

Diego Jimenez is an award-winning Colombian cinematographer, who won the 2011 Sundance World Cinema Cinematography Award in Drama for Todos tus muertos (All Your Dead Ones).

 

Nicole Guillemet, Executive Producer

 

Nicole Guillemet has worked in key positions in the film industry for 25 years. For over 15 years she served as Vice President of the Sundance Institute and Co-Director of the Sundance Film Festival. She also founded the Utah Film Center. and was the Director of the Miami International Film Festival. She was awarded the Chevalier of the ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government. She is an Executive Producer of The Dhamma Brothers and The Square, which has received a 2014 Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

Alex Ma, Producer

 

​​Alex Ruiqing Ma is currently pursuing an MFA degree in filmmaking at Columbia University. He has produced films in Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East, which have been shown and received awards from festivals, including the LA Femme International FilmFestival, College Television Awards, MY HERO International FilmFestival, Festival de Cinema Quinta Praia, and Dallas VideoFest.

Mehrnoush Aliaghaei, Co-Producer

 

Mehrnoush Aliaghaei is a New York-based writer/producer. She received her MFA in film from Columbia University, and her BA from University of California, Berkeley where she double-majored in Film Studies and Comparative Literature.  She has co-produced two ultra-low-budget feature films and over 12 short films.  Mehrnoush is also the writer of three feature scripts and a TV pilot. 

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Kasia Kruk, Co-Producer

 

Originally from Poland, Kasia Kruk is a New York City based producer and actor. Her credits include a stop motion Halloween special The Halloween Pranksta, starring Mark Hamill. Most recently, she was the producer of an international production Nothing About Chloe, directed by Dominik Matwiejczyk, an award winning director from Poland.