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With The Angels

God, fame, love, sex, cars, music, TV - and all the other things we put our faith in.

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Life of the Party

Welcome to Hollywood.  People come here to find - in Taffy Simpson's words - their "time to shine." Fresh off the Arkansas farm, Taffy moved to Los Angeles three months ago to become a “Professional Production Assistant.” But the best-laid plans can go awry, and now she's sharing an apartment with Ashley, an ambitious but slightly unhinged aspiring actress, in a run-down building on the beach in Venice. Too shy to talk to anyone, Taffy uses her video camera to get to know her neighbors.  There’s Andy, Ashley’s secretly smitten best friend; Trey, a screenwriter whose fear that he’s become a has-been has him perched on the edge between “jaded” and “bitter;” “Secret”-touting Life Coach Miranda; and the Mystery Man from Apartment 6, who is – well, a mystery. All of them share with the camera things they can't share with each other, creating a funny and moving commentary on God, fame, love, sex, cars, music, TV - and all the other things we put our faith in.

Sunset Sunrise

Things look better in the morning.

Sunshine Film Academy

This is what started it all.

Welcome Wagon

I have a new neighbor!

Hollywood Insighter

Look familiar?

Chance Meeting

Me and Ashley meet the guy upstairs.

Ashley Does Helena

Ashley's audition.

Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes of Ashley's audition.

Stalker Girl

It's not really stalking… is it?

Looking For a Date

I found out what Andy's been up to.

The Secret

Compromise is key.

Kiss and Don't Tell

I told you we don't connect.

Comments

Someone's saying some crazy things.

Dovetailing

I'm watching more of Trey's videos.

Perfect Force

Here's the video me and Miranda made.

Buyer Beware

Things get a little weird.

Surf's Up

Time to try something new!
 

Muse

I'm a little worried about Trey's latest post.
 

Everyone's Lost

Should I butt in, or should I butt out?

Witness

So much for Thanksgiving.

Mystery Man Revealed

I found this video response. I'm speechless.

God's Ashtray

What just happened????

To Post or Not To Post

Jean Paul Sartre and me have a heart to heart.

Red Carpet Night

I’m not sure I'll ever understand Ashley.
 

Who's That Girl

Thanks for helping me get back to me.

Hollywood Telemarketer

I found out Trey's big secret.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Trey just posted this.

Friends With Benefits

I thought I was helping. I don't think this helps.

Ghosts

There are ghosts everywhere.

Girl Gone Wild

I don't know how to help her.

Traffic Flow

I finally saw the Venice Canals.

You Don't Know What I Know

This is what Clay left me.

Re-Connection

It's time to make peace.

Quiet Birds

Is this a happy ending?

Following Yonder Star

My last post.

The Courtyard

The truth isn't always easy.

Don't miss the Season 1 Finale of WITH THE ANGELS!

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Ariel Lustig

Ariel Lustig

Writer

Ariel Lustig

  Writer

Paul Van Wart

Paul Van Wart

Director

Paul Van Wart

  Director

Paul Van Wart is a director and producer living in Los Angeles, the fashion capital of short pants. He has created television commercials for Ford, Toyota, Miller Beer, as well as promos, network interstitials and affiliate programming for ABC, CBS, ABC Family and The CW. Trained at The Groundlings and the ACME Theater, he is currently a SAG 'Must Join', although he probably won't because of his contrarian nature. He feels extremely fortunate to be involved WTA, because it's as close as he's going to get to angels - in this world or the next.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann wrote the play CHURCH OF GOD’S GLORIOUS LIGHT, which became a feature script called GOD’S ASHTRAY, co-written with Mary Feuer.  The characters in GOD’S ASHTRAY are currently morphing into some of the characters featured in WITH THE ANGELS. Werner has lived on the margins of the playwriting world so long he's forgotten how the whole mess got started. He's been fortunate to see his plays performed on a lot of different stages in a lot of different cities from Los Angeles to New York to (his favorite) Albuquerque. Some of these stages have been large, but most have been small (ask him about the broom closet in Denver that tried to pass as a theater).  A member of the Dramatists Guild and a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Werner writes for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and Arkansasonline.com.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th",which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also alighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class.  This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. She recently launched her vintage clothing line, JEM, available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart.  He will soon be playing a major role in the independent feature film ROCK 'N ROLL RUINED HER LIFE.  Other recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, both nearing completion.  He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA.  He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and an avid photographer. See his work at www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Judy Courtland

Judy Courtland

"Certified Slate Operator"

Judy Courtland

  "Certified Slate Operator"

Brian Rodda

Brian Rodda

"Green Screen Maintenance Specialist"

Brian Rodda

  "Green Screen Maintenance Specialist"

Brian is thrilled to be apart of Sunshine Film Academy/With the Angels and have the opportunity to work with Mary Feuer.  Mr. Rodda can also be seen on Strike.tv in Life In General, Unknown Sender, and West Guild Story.  When not acting, he is a founding member of the Strike.TV team, the line producer for the upcoming documentary StrikeTV documentary, and an Associate Artistic Director with US Performing Arts. National Tours include: Alexander Who's Not Going to Move (Kennedy Center), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Kennedy Center). Regional credits include: A Class Act, Studio Theatre; Cinderella, Sacramento Theater Company; The Robber Bridegroom, American Century Theatre. Television audiences may also know Brian as the "Sales Guy" from a national spot for Carmax.  Brian holds a B.A. in Spanish from UC Davis.

Carey Embry

Carey Embry

"Accredited Lighting Expert"

Carey Embry

  "Accredited Lighting Expert"

Karanpreet Mahal

Karanpreet Mahal

"Professional Production Assistant"

Karanpreet Mahal

  "Professional Production Assistant"

Maz Siam

Maz Siam

"Studio Supplies Manager"

Maz Siam

  "Studio Supplies Manager"

MAZ SIAM came to the acting game late in life but is well on the way to making his mark. He has done upwards of twenty films; short, student and feature, as everything from an uncredited extra to the lead. He’s also appeared in several plays and has written his first play, “Soul Mates from Hell”, which will have its world premiere Sept 20th at the Ventura Court Theatre.  He wants to thank God, Mary Feuer and his acting teacher, Cameron Thor, for the opportunity to make you laugh and cry and have the hope that you too can turn your life upside down in middle age and shoot the works for the chance to tell a story.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.
 

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.
 

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com
 

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.
 

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

 

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

 

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

 

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Writer

William Shakespeare

  Writer

Helena's monologue comes from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.  For more information on him, please follow the Britannica Online Encyclopedia link here.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at <a href="http://www.svbiggins.com">http://www.svbiggins.com</a>.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.
 

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Writer

William Shakespeare

  Writer

Helena's monologue comes from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. For more information on him, please follow the Britannica Online Encyclopedia link here.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.
 

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

 

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

 

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

 

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Ariel Lustig

Ariel Lustig

Writer

Ariel Lustig

  Writer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.
 

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.
 

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.
 

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"MIranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "MIranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Michael Bajrami

Michael Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Director
Producer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Director  Producer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com.  For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year.  When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo.  After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry.  He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films.  DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit.  He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE.  Visit  her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland.  Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball.  He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director.  He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES.  As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow.  Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography.   His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE.  He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo.  Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy de Souza

Amy de Souza

Casting Director

Amy de Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout.  She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Producer
Director
Writer

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Producer  Director  Writer

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Writer
Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Writer  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.
 

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay/Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay/Mystery Man"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at www.svbiggins.com.
 

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Saucer

Saucer

"Lifetime Achievement Award" by Saucer.

Saucer

  "Lifetime Achievement Award" by Saucer.

SAUCER is a slowly leaking secret music project from Boston, featuring former members of The Embarrassment, Big Dipper, and the Del Fuegos. Featuring Woody Giessmann, Bill Goffrier, John Styklunas, and Gary Waleik.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at: www.billytombs.com.

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director

In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer

Series Creator
Writer
Producer
Director

Mary Feuer

  Series Creator  Writer  Producer  Director

Mary Feuer’s work on the web includes about 60 episodes as Head Writer/Supervising Producer of the hit series LONELYGIRL15. She was also Story Editor for BURIED ALIVE, a series on Sony's FEARnet.com. For TV, she's Consulting Producer/Head Writer of DANTE’S COVE, which has been described as "Dark Shadows" meets "Queer As Folk" meets "Lost," if you can imagine that. Her short film, ROCK BOTTOM, was released theatrically in 2006 as part of a compilation by Picture This Entertainment. Mary's fiction piece "House on Fire" beat out over 19,000 entries to win the Grand Prize in the 2006 Writer's Digest Competition, and another story, "Valentine's Day at the Psych Hospital," will be published in an anthology from St. Martin's Press later this year. When she’s not writing, Mary tries to be underwater in SCUBA gear as often as possible, and just ran her first marathon.

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

Writer
Producer

Jonathan Robert Kaplan

  Writer  Producer

Raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois, Jonathan shares a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo. After growing up watching “Bewitched” (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD BLUE, JAG, and a number of other shows. He got involved with LONELYGIRL15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff. Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Werner Trieschmann

Werner Trieschmann

Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann

  Original Character Creator

Werner Trieschmann is a widely produced and published playwright. His plays Church of God's Glorious Light (that featured the original characters in With the Angels),You Have to Serve Somebody, Lawn Dart and others have been staged by Moving Arts in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston and elsewhere across the country. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and Original Works Publishing. His play Lawn Dart won first prize in the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition. He was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer. Werner has written about rock and country music for The Boston Phoenix, Village Voice and The Nashville Scene. He has MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. He lives in Little Rock where he writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and plays Power Rangers with his two young boys.

Jenni Powell

Jenni Powell

Associate Producer

Jenni Powell

  Associate Producer

Jenni Powell began her career in entertainment at the age of 5 when her parents gave her a Fisher-Price tape recorder, which she used to make radio shows of her daily life such as "Brushing Teeth Time!" and the ever popular "Locking Little Sister in the Closet". Years later, her credits now include stints as Production Assistant on "LonelyGirl15" and "The Guild", Post-Production Coordinator on season 1 of the Lifetime series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead", and 2nd Assistant Director on the independent short film "September 12th", which is currently running the film festival circuit. She is also a lighting and sound technician, having spent a year as the Head Tech at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When she's not doing all that, she's a fan of ARG's (Alternate Reality Games) as well as many internet series, a passion that made her a good fit for the StrikeTV team!
 

Jamie Tisdale

Jamie Tisdale

"Taffy"

Jamie Tisdale

  "Taffy"

Born in Austin, Texas, Jamie Tisdale (Taffy) began studying ballet at the ripe old age of 4, an auspicious beginning which led to her eagerly anticipated stage debut three years later in the lead role of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Finding herself immediately captivated by the stage, Jamie danced her way through high school, a passion that culminated in recurring performances with the prestigious Ballet Austin. Jamie's discovery of acting begun while studying nursing at Texas Tech University, where she enrolled in a theatre class. This newfound love brought her to Los Angeles, where she continued to study with Howard Fine. Jamie has appeared in numerous national commercials, indie flims and music videos, in addition to modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch, Paul Mitchell, K Swiss and many others. Most recently, she plays the young Kim Cattrall in the feature MISS JANUARY, starring Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, and Keith David. Her vintage clothing line, JEM, is available in boutiques all over Los Angeles.

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"Ashley"

Carly Jones

  "Ashley"

Carly Jones has always been a performer. A classically trained dancer for 15 years, Carly studied with Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater by the age of 16. In high school Carly found her passion for acting, which quickly eclipsed her passion for dance. She has since appeared in the hit online series LONELYGIRL15, been featured on DIRT, and co-starred in the indie horror film DID YOU SEE THAT? Recently she has appeared in local short films and several independent productions. Carly loves to travel and has called Los Angeles home for the past three years. She enjoys going to late night movie screenings in the cemetery, taste-testing cupcakes and amusing her cats.

René Alvarado

René Alvarado

"Andy"

René Alvarado

  "Andy"

René Alvarado was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and after graduating, moved to Los Angeles, where he now resides. In Austin, René appeared in several stage productions including PETRA’S PECADO and SUENO for Teatro Vivo, ROOSTERS for Different Stages, and EL PARAISO for the Rude Mechanicals where he was nominated for both a B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. Film and TV credits include FALL TO GRACE, EAST SIDE STORY, and NBC’S LAS VEGAS.
 

Timothy Lee DePriest

Timothy Lee DePriest

"Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest

  "Clay"

Timothy Lee DePriest got his start as a performance artist and in spoken word poetry. He's cut his teeth as an actor playing major roles in independent films. DARK PLACE and ROCK BOTTOM garnered critical praise and did well on the festival circuit. He's had guest starring roles on CSI, LAS VEGAS, ER and DRAGNET and smaller roles on a handful of other shows. You can see more of his acting and artistic endeavors at www.billytombs.com.
 

Sean Vincent Biggins

Sean Vincent Biggins

"Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins

  "Trey"

Sean Vincent Biggins most recently worked on the web series LONELYGIRL15 in the recurring role of Dr. Calvin Hart. He played the lead role of Gene Meserve in the award-winning independent feature film WORKING STIFF, which also earned him a 'Best Actor' nomination at the Portland Festival of World Cinema. Recent film work includes a western entitled CANTINA and a family drama entitled NO ONE ISLAND, which have both just been completed. He also recently played the role of Tony in the world premiere production of MUSTANG SALLY at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has appeared on CSI:NY, STRONG MEDICINE, and the ill-fated half-hour comedy, EMERIL. Sean is a proud native of Massachusetts, an alumnus of the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a history buff, and an avid photographer. You can see some of his work at http://www.svbiggins.com.

Kay Ostrenko

Kay Ostrenko

"Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko

  "Miranda"

Kay Ostrenko is a native of Miami, Florida where she began her professional career at the age of 17 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse under the helm of artistic director Jose Ferrer in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, followed by AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE starring Helen Hayes. Recently she starred in the world premiere of a new comedy called, FOR BETTER, at New Theatre. Kay-O is a stand-up comedienne whose material has been seen at The Comedy Store: The Improv; The Ice House; Stand-up New York; Atlantis, and countless unknown scary venues. Her one–woman show, A COMMON THREAD, has been seen at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; PS NBC; HBO Workspace; The Caldwell Theatre; Hudson Ave Theatre; Company of Angels and HERE. Recent TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW (sketches), DIRT on FX, and COLD CASE. Visit her at www.KAY-O.com.

Neil de la Peña

Neil de la Peña

Director of Photography

Neil de la Peña

  Director of Photography

Neil Carlos de la Peña spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, Long Island and Cleveland. Growing up he pursued drawing and painting and football and basketball. He graduated from Emerson College earning a BS in film with a minor in history. Neil started his film career in Boston and New York working first as a set lighting technician then as a gaffer and lighting director. He worked on commercials, music videos and features including OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, BLOWN AWAY, and TRUE LIES. As a lighting director his credits include NOVA and UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious American Film Institute as a cinematography fellow. Since then de la Peña has worked as a director of photography. His features include the award winning EAST SIDE STORY and VICTOR'S BIG SCORE. He has lensed numerous music videos including artists such as Burning Spear, Juvenile, Bun-B, Belly, and Keb Mo. Neil has also shot documentaries and narratives throughout Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina, his birthplace.
 

Albert Cantu

Albert Cantu

Editor

Albert Cantu

  Editor

The son of a Broadcast Engineer, Albert grew up in radio & television stations all over the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Friends, family members & pets became the subject of early short films & music videos. He graduated from Texas Tech University & later spent several years in the film community of Houston, TX before moving to Los Angeles. Upon moving to LA he Produced/Edited his first feature film "OUT OF SYNC", a film festival favorite. Recent projects include "20/20", "THE PROJECTS", "EAST SIDE STORY" & "IT HAPPENED IN LONDON".
 

Amy De Souza

Amy De Souza

Casting Director

Amy De Souza

  Casting Director


In a scene that could be from a movie, seven year-old Amy de Souza was visiting Universal Studios when the red-haired moppet was spotted in the crowd by a talent scout. She worked the next few years as a child actor and model - or, as she now puts it, just long enough to realize that the action she really liked was behind the camera.

She soon carved out a well-deserved reputation in casting, working to create the ensembles for productions such as "Robbery Homicide Division", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Martian Child" and "Taken".
 

Mike Bajrami

Mike Bajrami

Music Supervisor

Mike Bajrami

  Music Supervisor

Michael Bajrami is no stranger to the Music, Television, and Film industries. Michael has worked in the music industry for the past ten years and out of those ten, four of them were in Film and Television Post Production. Michael is the founder and President of Annex Projekt Creative (APC). Now working in the world of Artist Development / Management, Music Licensing / Supervision, Consulting, and Music Marketing; Michael has the pleasure of working with and contributing to the careers of many up & coming and established recording artists and companies.

Michael's passion of music for picture is now being played out with working on new and innovative shows & films for television and web. "It's exciting to be involved on projects that are pushing the envelope on what people are used to and consider "the norm".

Michael's company now represents an extensive catalog of music for licensing opportunities. Recent placements such as The Riches, One Tree Hill, MTV, Fuel Television, Downloadable Content for the Wii Game Console, and others have begun to push Michael's company into new territories over the past two years.

A love for music and changing the paradigm of the music business is at the heart of everything that Michael and his business partner does. APC is very diligent about getting music to music fans. Not only to give them something that they can relate to but to also build relationships without the hard sell approach. Michael and APC have worked campaigns for such bands and artists as Korn, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, ATREYU, NIN, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Nick Catanese of BLS, The Misfits, GeorgeStrait, and more. Company campaigns and clients include: Dean Markley Strings, Sony PSP, Guitar Hero, Warped Tour, and the Fox FX channel.

Mike Bajrami
Annex Projekt Creative
www.annexprojekt.com

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What are the similarities between you and your character, Taffy Simpson?
What was the audition process like for the role of Taffy?
Tell us about "Chick Fishing"?

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Tell us about playing Ashley, and her relationship with the other characters in With the Angels?
What was it like working on LonelyGirl15?
What was life like for you when you moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting?

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Tell us about the history of the characters in With The Angels.
Who do you play in With The Angels?
Patrick Francis

Patrick Francis recently completed a feature documentary on the maverick film director, Andre deToth. Andre deToth: The Director's Director probes the connection between deToth's wild life (his escape from Nazi-occupied Poland, the devastating collapse of his marriage to Veronica Lake, his resilience after breaking his neck three times) and his extraordinary cinematic achievements (A-pictures, B-pictures, noirs, westerns, war films, and the 3-D classic, House of Wax). A collaborative effort shot over the last years of deToth's life, the film is an intimate portrayal and highly personal exploration of a man who truly lived life on his own terms. Directors Quentin Tarantino, Nicolas Roeg, Richard Donner, and Bertrand Tavernier also pay tribute to this largely underappreciated artist.

For the video-based website, Interviewing Hollywood, Mr. Francis has produced and edited over 30 hours of content, and conducted in-depth, career-focused Q&A's with Crispin Glover, Elliott Gould, Peter Bogdanovich, and many others. He's also written several screenplays for hire (which hopefully will never be produced) as well as film-related journalism for such publications as L.A. Weekly and MovieMaker Magazine, among others.

It should be noted that Mr. Francis is obsessed with the cinema of Werner Herzog, is an L.A. native, and is the proud owner of a barrel of single malt Scotch whiskey, which is aging quietly in the briny sea air of southern Scotland.

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Comments (97)

jlionheart (3rd April 2010)
This is literally the best series on Strike TV.

AngelHeart (8th March 2010)
Just started watching the series....I really enjoy watching Taffy not be intimated by all those around her because of her faith. YOU GO GIRL.

Scott Ellington (12th April 4194)
This series puts the (expletive deleted)in' "A" in Blance with a passionate enthusiasm that's simply unprecedented in commercial media. Period. Exclamation Point!(s) of view (in God's Ashtray) Amazing intelligence!
Pulling for Taffy's second season with a hundred pounds of (feet of) Clay. 120, tops.

ACTORDAVIDTRAN (12th April 6259)
I would also think that you can even leave more space between episodes. I thought you guys were almost putting them out so quick. It's awesome, but you don't have to work so hard for such a fast deadline you know?

I think anticipation helps with the buzz and interest of a series.

ACTORDAVIDTRAN (12th April 6141)
Something about this feels so familiar, like I've heard it in my head before. Great eppy.

I would have told her to stay, but sometimes the actors need space and have to leave. And I thought that was why the series was ending, but I like the way you ended this because it leaves a lot you can do with it.

jerrypwjr (12th April 4472)
To say I was impressed with this Mary, is an understatement.
When I say I love it, I mean it.
Thank you so much!

Roytheboy (12th April 1795)
Great finale, great series

mabell3368 (12th April 5893)
Terrific series. I was hooked from the start. Well done, believable story arc, I connected with the characters and became invested in seeing how things would play out. Thank you for portraying a young woman trying to hear God in the midst of her everyday existence in a very honest way. I will definitely be looking for where the story goes from here. Thank you!

virginian9000 (12th April 3669)
What an awesome series, Mary. Thank you for bringing it to us. The final episode is as beautiful as the entire series.

BillTaub (12th April 1394)
What a great piece of work! Well done Mary -- you're setting the standard for a certain kind of project...I'm sure it'll pay for itself directly and indirectly a hundred times over. Happy 2009!

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JenniPowell (28th October 2008)
It always taking getting used to her talking without the accent. She so IS Taffy. :)

VeelaValoom (28th October 2008)
I really enjoy this behind the scene footage. Its interesting and insightful.

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