Besides being a director, Carla is also a writer, improviser, podcaster, and nap-lover. She toured all over the world performing with The Second City and has directed numerous shows at The Second City in Hollywood. She wrote and performed five solo shows that were produced in Los Angeles and her comedic monologues from these shows were published in anthologies by APPLAUSE BOOKS. Carla hosts Improv Yak, a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they're not touring their two person improv show Orange Tuxedo, she and her husband co-host a podcast called Craig's List. Most recently, Carla has written for sketch shows on PBS Kids and DreamworksTV. She currently teaches both improv and sketch comedy in Los Angeles at The Second City and M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. www.carlacackowski.com
Senta’s been in the business since she was a baby, kicking off her career with a diaper commercial showcasing her naked bottom. She’s done more than a hundred national commercials since, thankfully clothed. While attending the Chicago Academy of the Arts, Senta co-starred in the films, Home Alone and Home Alone 2, as Tracy McCallister. She's guest-starred/recurred on numerous TV shows including Faking It, Jane The Virgin, NCIS, Greek, Castle, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Her work as Phoebe on the Emmy award winning Beakman’s World is in syndication all over the world. Yup, she's dubbed into other languages! But still, most of Senta's fans know her from My So-Called Life, where she played Delia Fisher, the girl wronged by Brian Krakow. She might still be holding a grudge. You can check her out on twitter @SentaMosesMikan!
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Raphael Bittencourt is a Brazilian Writer-Director-Producer that emerged from the more technical roles of Editing and Direction of Photography. Carrying already a few awards as a director, DP, editor, writer and producer and having participated in many films festivals around the world, he is definitely a man of many hats. The working knowledge in practically every department in the film production over 20 years made him a director with a very unique style and approach and also a desired and frequent collaborator in other directors projects. During four years Bittencourt was also a professor of Direction of Photography, in a renowned film school in Brazil. A restless professional, artist and researcher, he has a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design (UFPR - 1996) and an MFA in Film-making (NYFA - 2016).
Joe is a highly sought-after television and film editor with 15 years of professional experience. His extensive resume of over 280 credits includes hit shows like Jay Leno’s Garage, Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Storage Wars, Ax Men, 1000 Ways To Die, Watch Over Me, and American Heiress. He also edited the feature film Boned which won Best Micro-Budget Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival. He’s a member of the American Cinema Editors, an honorary society comprised of the industry’s most accomplished editors. Joe’s enthusiasm for storytelling is matched only by his total dedication to the craft of editing, his technical expertise, and his undisputed love of deep dish pizza.
Kendra Shay Clark and Helen Geier have been working steadily in casting for well over a decade. They have worked with some of the best in the business such as legendary producers and directors Steven Soderbergh, JJ Abrams, Jason Katims, and Matthew Weiner. In television, they have worked on such award-winning dramas as AMC’s Mad Men and Showtime’s Dexter. Some of their other series credits include the highly anticipated anthology The Romanoffs for Amazon as well as Starz’ The Girlfriend Experience, AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, Amazon’s Bosch, AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, Syfy’s The Magicians, the original casting for both Hulu’s The Path and NBC’s Shades of Blue, as well as the Netflix limited series event Godless. Long time collaborators of new media magnate Felicia Day, they cast all of Day’s digital series including the ground-breaking digital series The Guild.
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