THE CREW


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SAM T. WILSON - CO-CREATOR | Director

Sam T. Wilson is a writer, director, and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work includes R.T.M.Amber, and the award-winning web series Undetectable. He is a co-founder of MatterDarkMatter, a narrative film production collective. He is also a co-founder of Zoopraxis Films, a full-service commercial production house.

 

 

XANDER CHAUNCEY - CO-CREATOR | Executive Producer

Xander’s career in the arts has spanned more than 20 years. He works as a writer, director, producer, actor, singer & dancer. No matter his role in, Xander is a passionate storyteller and approaches the material from the inside out, connecting the emotional truth of the piece to his audience in every moment. As an actor, he trained in Meisner Technique with the legendary Bill Esper in NYC and has been seen in such favorites as Phantom, Cats, Beauty and the Beast and Titanic (Best Actor in a Musical, broadwayworld.com), as well as credits in film, TV, voice-overs and commercials. Xander has created pieces on cruise lines and theme parks and currently has multiple projects in various stages of production, including an upcoming reading of the new musical, SAVAGE. Combining film, theatre, puppetry and multimedia, he is most excited about The Molok. Xander is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, AFTRA and SAG; he lives in Manhattan with his wife, Emily, and their furry prince, Pierre.

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ANNALISA BARRON - CHIEF SCULPTOR

Annalisa Barron is an artist and filmmaker currently working in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Penn State University with a BFA in Painting and Drawing in 2013 and with an MFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute in 2017. Her short films include The Kingdom of Back (2017), E.V.E.:ERECTUS VEGETABILIS EVITANEOUS (2013), Incarnate (2013) and Chair Man (2012). Her work has been exhibited at the Cooper Union, the University of Rochester, Southern Oregon University, El Minia University in El Minia, Egypt, BunkerPROJECTS Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua, the NO/GLOSS film festival in Leeds, UK and the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, NY. She will be featured in GRRL HAUS Cinema’s 2018 European Tour for her work on her most recent film The Kingdom of Back (2017).

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NANCY POP - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Nancy Pop is a multifaceted performer, producer, and writer originally from Romania, currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in Theatre Performance and Playwriting, in addition to training with The Second City (Chicago), Magnet Theatre NYC, and Pacific Performance Project East. Film and TV credits include Law & Order SVU, Tinderella, Origin, Moderngrumble, The Night Danny Got His Revenge, and Neapolitan. Pop is the Director of Media and Production at The Theater Collective, where she manages production and digital content creation. She is an associate producer with 2MarketMedia, creating podcasts, reels, and tv segments for celebrity and developing talent. You can find her hosting "SHEbang", a monthly variety show in Brooklyn featuring an all-female line up of comedians, poets, and musicians, as well as "In Cold Read", a monthly cold reading workshop series at Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers in Bushwick. She is currently producing and will be directing a new feature film "Poets Are The Destroyers" written by J.C. Hopkins. 

 

EDNA LUISE BIESOLD - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY  

Edna is a German writer and cinematographer based in New York. She has shot over 30 short films across the globe and collaborated with Director David Tyson Lam of NYU’s Grad Acting program on feature film VIRAL BEAUTY, which played at various festivals and is awaiting release this year. She also co-directed THE COLOR OF TIME, a feature length collection of short stories based on TAR, a book of poetry by Pulitzer Prize winning C.K. Williams. The film was produced by and stars James Franco as well as Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis  and Henry Hopper. Recently, she wrote and photographed PARENTHESIS, starring Marc Menchaca and Casey Killoran and premiering in summer 2018. Edna is passionate about lighting and beyond excited to help create the world of Molok. She holds an MFA in Filmmaking from Tisch School of the Arts.

 

 

HAROLD TADDY - SOUNDSCAPE ENGINEER

Harold Taddy uses a lifetime of traveling meditations, both physical and meta, to inform his creative output and is no stranger to the power of sound manipulations. It’s prevalent in his musical compositions with longtime collaborator Kent Fairman Wilson; in the Minotaurian novel soundtrack work with famed author Steven Sherril; and within his poetry and stage direction while performing with his own immersive theatrical drone experience - The Velvet Noose. Taddy’s signature feel incites reflections on pure human emotion, often using long-form Moog-based oscillations to an entrancing degree. With words, he casts light on uprooted timeless wisdom and his textured musical landscapes create a mirrored backdrop, guiding the listener through an experience that goes beyond that of simply listening or watching. You can see this concept realized in his short films, The Meditation Ritual and Sublimation of the Pig Skull

 

LUCAS BUCK - LIGHTING DESIGNER 

Luke has over a 13 years of experience behind the camera working on a wide range of commercials, films, music videos, and TV shows in many different capacities. Most recently he co-produced the film "Parenthesis" with his long-time collaborator Writer/DP Edna Luise Biesold and is currently in the final stages of post-production on a short-form documentary about falconry with photojournalist/documentarian Sarah Nathan.

On top of producing and creating and promotional content with his partnership company LOOK! Pretty Pictures, Luke can be found in the camera or electric departments in shows like Saturday Night Live, Entertainment Tonight, the Rachael Ray Show, Netflix’ ROTTEN, Health + Happiness, and Showtime Championship Boxing. When he's not on set, Luke spends his time as a singer/songwriter with his band Luke Buck and the Stops Here, playing music all over NYC. He lives in Brooklyn with his two dogs, Maddie and Lola.

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LEAH HOFMANN - PUPPETRY MOVEMENT CONSULTANT

Broadway: War Horse (Joey/Topthorn), Big Fish,
Something Rotten!.

Other New York Theater: The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow (FrouFrou), Hagoromo with Wendy Whelan at BAM.

International Theater: Salzburg Festival’s Die Dreigroschenoper “The
Threepenny Opera,” and Jedermann (Bear).

National Tours: Something Rotten!, Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular
(Rockette). Additional puppetry at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab
under the direction of Matt Acheson, and The Chekhov Project’s “I am
a Seagull” with puppetry designed by Julian Crouch. Ms. Hofmann also
specializes in creating Etch A Sketch artwork,
www.etchysketchyart.com

 

PAUL DOUST - COMPOSER 

Paul is an award-winning composer, specializing in original compositions for film, television, commercials, and other screen media. He studied composition at the University of Sydney [B.A. 2006] and film music at the Australian Film Television and Radio School [Grad. Dip. 2010]. Paul moved from Sydney, Australia to New York in 2011 as part of the “ArtStart” talent grant through the Australian Council of the Arts. His music has been featured on shows such as MTV’s Catfish, Girl Code and USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best and has recently written for the 2017 feature documentary “Lessons from Joan” and television series: “Australia: the Story of Us”. Paul’s music has also been featured in recent national advertising campaigns for LPGA and Morgan Stanley, among others, and his original choral works “As the Rain” and “Unto Me” were finalists in the Capital Hearings and Elysian Singers Composer Competitions respectively. Other notable achievements include Best Original Soundtrack award at the 15/15 Melbourne International Film Festival, and finalist for Best Original Score at the Tropscore Film Festival and St. Kilda Film Festivals. He also wrote the score for the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) nominated short “Forget Me Not” dir. Emily Dean.


THE CAST

TOM HEWITT - MOLOK

BROADWAY: includes Captain Newton in Amazing Grace, Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Dracula in Dracula; The Musical, Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Scar in The Lion King.

NATIONAL TOURS: Finding Neverland, Urinetown, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Touring Broadway Award), Peter Pan. Off Broadway: Another Medea, Treasure Island, Jeffery, Beau Jest (Outer Critics nomination), Richard III, Othello.

RECENT REGIONAL CREDITS: My Paris (Long Wharf), Irma Vep (BTG), Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse), Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise!, Muny), Private Lives and Travesties (Long Wharf, CT Critics Circle Award), Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Old Globe), Zhivago and Dracula; The Musical (LaJolla Playhouse), Uncle Vanya (Arena Stage), Racing Demon and Blithe Spirit (Guthrie), Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare Theater).

Performances throughout Japan, Europe, and the U.S. with the Suzuki Company of Toga.

T.V. AND FILM: Law and Order, Frasier, All My Children, and Julie Taymors’s Fools’ Fire.

Tom is a native of Montana.

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JULIAN FUENTES - MICAH

Bio coming soon. 

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ALEXIS FUENTES - MOTHER

Bio coming soon.