About Us
David Stott
  David Stott director/producer

David is an award-winning director with twenty years' experience serving clients like A&E, History, G4, Sony BMG, Visa, Sam Adams, IFC, MIT and Harvard University. David is a guest teaching artist at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project and serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Communication Studies Department. An established international documentarian, David recently completed a documentary series for the United Nations and the World Bank showcasing human rights initiatives in Nigeria, Peru and the Philippines.

David's first narrative feature, COACH OF THE YEAR is a kid-friendly sports comedy that's been described as "THE BAD NEWS BEARS underwater." Expected release is 4Q2016.

David is an avid swimmer and volunteers as a coach for St. Sebastian's Swim Team in Queens. Go SEBS!

Melissa Gundlach
 
Melissa Gundlach
producer

Melissa has 14 years experience in the television and film industry. As an independent producer she has produced or supervised on a wide array of projects including 30 ROCK (NBC), SPORTSCENTER (ESPN), THE VIEW (ABC), commercials for Gucci, PepsiCo, Cover Girl, Google, Prada, Dior, Virgin Atlantic, (among many others), and music videos for Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, John Mayer and Mary J. Blige.
Michael Schreiber
 
Michael Schreiber
producer

Michael is an artist and educator based in New York City. As a producer, director and actor, he has participated in 50+ productions around the country. Michael is producing STAGES, an educational documentary about the craft of acting, to be released in the summer of 2013.

As an acting coach, Michael has worked with thousands of young actors in classes and workshops, at conventions and in one-on-one sessions. He enjoys traveling to schools to work with students in classes as a guest speaker, workshop leader and conducting after-school workshops for creative groups and clubs.

Artistic Partners
Gladys Murphy
  Gladys Mae Murphy editor

Gladys got her start in film with New York documentary filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Liz Garbus. She has edited for supermodel and activist Christy Turlington NO WOMAN, NO CRY and has worked alongside Emmy-Award winning director Alexandra Pelosi CITIZEN USA, RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED, Academy-Award nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky SAVING PELICAN 895 and Edward Burns NICE GUY JOHNNY and NEWLYWEDS.

Her most recent work as an Additional Editor on HBO's ONE NATION UNDER DOG, edited by Geof Bartz, ACE, is a recipient of a Television Academy Honor. Gladys was also Associate Editor on the Oscar contender KING'S POINT.

Paten Hughes
 
Paten Hughes
actor/producer

Paten is a New York-based actress of the stage and screen. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University with a degree in Theatre and French, Paten quickly found an artistic home with the Old Vic Theatre’s Network for new and emerging talent: Old Vic New Voices.

In May of 2010, she was a member of the inaugural T.S Eliot US/UK Exchange. Paten recently completed a photo-documentary with world-renowned photographer Doug Menuez. Training includes The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (R.A.D.A.), T. Schreiber Studio, and Private Coaching. As an actress, Paten has worked with directors Eve Best, Neil LaBute and Kevin Spacey. Paten also works on the production side of commercial and Broadway theatre with the La Jolla-based production company Latitude Link.

Alana Marie Urda
 
Alana Marie Urda
choreographer/artistic director (ADC)

Alana is Artistic Director of Amalgamate Dance Company where she pursues 'using dance for a purpose' through her choreographic works, documentaries and company events. She has envisioned and produced a range of distinguished dance events, charity projects, and educational workshops with ADC, and is a Fiscally Sponsored Artist with The Field since 2009. Her ADC repertoire has been celebrated in renowned NYC venues and tours both nationally and internationally.

Commissioned for numerous choreographic projects, Alana has set choreography on dancers across the states and presented work at BBKings, The Times Center, Ailey Citigroup, MMAC and Merce Cunningham Studio. Alana is an Artist in Residence at Bridge for Dance and so grateful for support of this magnitude.

Alana is Assistant Director of The Trinity School After School Program and is Choreographer for the West Side Y’s Professional Kids Company and The Events in Orlando, FL.

David O'Donnell
  David O'Donnell actor/producer

David began working with children as a camp counselor during his summers while at University. He has worked with children ever since. He has served as a director of an overnight science program in LA for the LAUSD, taught acting for youth at the LA Acting School and now serves as a performance coach for young actors with a focus on developing self esteem. David is a member of theSTopBoys, a hip hop band with a positive message to "awaken, ignite, and celebrate the igniting the unique awesome in everyone". He is creator of the IAmAwesome project, a non-profit whose goal is to promote emotional intelligence, self-worth, and self-love as the sustainable building blocks for a more productive and peaceful global society.
Cameron Gagne
 
Cameron Gagne
actor/producer

In her own camp experiences, Cameron learned that working hard towards team objectives and creating a trusting and safe family atmosphere are highly enriching and the most effective way to achieve common goals. Professionally, Cameron has put to use her expertise in the performing arts and team-building. She has held a post as Choreographer and Dance Captain with an international cirque entertainment company, Cirque USA, where she creates and teaches dance numbers to teams of dancers for touring shows and corporate events. She has been a company member of Empty Spaces Theatre Collaboration, writing explorative shows around universal themes with a professional group of collaborators. She teaches acting at week-long conferences held twice a year, preparing kids for massive, high-stakes auditions and potential careers in the entertainment industry. She also spent a summer in Shanghai, where she taught English one-on-one to students preparing for IELTS and GMAT exams. No matter the discipline, Cameron believes that confidence is the essential for success, and strives always to instill confidence in her students and encourage them to embrace cooperation and creative collaboration in all of their pursuits.
Kyle Masteller
 
Kyle Masteller
actor/producer

Kyle is an actor and musician who has been in the business for nine years. During that time he has appeared in the feature films NEW YEAR'S EVE and COACH OF THE YEAR and appeared in commercials for Sam Adams, Marlboro, VISA, and Termidor. Kyle is an Associated Artist with Living Image Arts and has performed in numerous Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. Currently Kyle is working as producer and head writer for the hip-hop group theSTopBoys. He also plays lead guitar for singer/songwriter Kayte Grace.
Nicholas Urda
 
Nicholas Urda
actor/producer

Nicholas is a New York based actor who works in stage, film, television and voice-overs. NY Credits include: Counselor James in BILLY WITCH (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Wheeler in COSTA REHAB (MTWorks), Brutus in JULIUS CAESAR (Curious Frog) and Steve in KIDNAPPING LAURA LINNEY.

Regional Credits include: SPEAKING DAGGERS (Shakespeare on the Sound), THE REAL THING (Billy), THE SHREW TAMER, BETRAYAL and MY FAIR LADY (Northern Stage), LA LLORONA (Amphibian Stage Productions), PRIVATE LIVES (Two River Theatre), OTHELLO, starring Patrick Page and Avery Brooks, COMEDY OF ERRORS, LOVES LABOUR'S LOST (Shakespeare Theatre Co, DC), and LOVES LABOUR'S LOST (Royal Shakespeare Co).

Film Credits Include: AUDITION directed by Matt Herron, WHITE IRISH DRINKERS directed by John Gray, TACTICS with The Movie Mind Productions, MEASURING UP with Life Art and countless other shorts. Nicholas currently has commercials running for Keurig, Nickelodeon and MTV. Nicholas is an acting coach for the Center for Creative Media in Garden Valley, TX and THE Event in Orlando Florida.

Ryan Homchick
 
Ryan Homchick
actor/producer

Ryan is an actor and writer best known for his work on MISS MARCH, LAW & ORDER, and IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. He most recently appeared in an episode of BEING MARY JANE opposite Ludacris.

Ryan was Grand prize winner of Fade In Magazine's Screen Test Competition, an international competition based on the actor's film reel, and is a certified open road auto racer for the Looking Glass Corvette Team. He has placed in three open road rallies including the Bonneville 100 and the Pony Express 130.

Ryan appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Anton Chekov's THE SEAGULL which starred Dianne Wiest, Alan Cumming, Annette O'Toole, Kelli Garner and David Rasche.