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CAST & CREW
Sydney Carvill is an actress, known for Adalynn (2022) and Lantern's Lane (2021).
She grew up in the performing arts industry and being in front of audiences as a dancer, singer, and pageants. She draws on these experiences on stage and redirected those interests into acting.
Acting gives me life and I feel happiest when I am on set. I absolutely love working on a script, developing a character, and working through a scene with other artists and performers.
Nicholas is a writer, producer, director, and performer with the award-winning sci-fi/fantasy/horror anthology audio drama podcast Earbud Theater, as well as producer/head writer of their live stage spin-off. He is also the principal narrator for the Parsec Award-winning Brick Moon Fiction Podcast, showcasing new short stories from up-and-coming sci-fi and horror authors. Thurkettle teaches workshops in voice acting and regularly guest lectures at campuses on storytelling and screenwriting. He has spoken on panels at the Phoenix and Borrego Springs Film Festivals, Creative Screenwriting Expo, and the Willamette Writers Conference, and judged for both UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting Competition and the Nicholl Fellowship. He is a program coordinator with the non-profit arts agency Arts Orange County, managing public art searches and the local Emerging Arts Leaders program, and spent five years in Short Film Programming for the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Eddie Navarro is an Actor, Musician, and Singer-Songwriter.On television, you might have seen him on ABC'S Grey's Anatomy, FOX's Raising Hope, and CW's 90210. His first feature film, Broken Dreams directed by David Crabtree (USA's Psych, FOX's Rosewood, FOX's The Resident) ended up going to 16 film festivals internationally (USA, Great Britian, Spain, and Mexico) and won several awards. Including an Audience award (Colorado), Best Feature (Other Venice Film Festival). As a singer-songwriter he writes original folk-rock songs and accompanies himself playing the guitar and harmonica, playing shows in venues such as The Whiskey A-Go-Go, The House of Blues. and The Viper Room. His music has been featured in Andy Dick's Documentary, "Everybody Has An Andy Dick Story" and in NETFLIX's The F**K-It List.
B.A. Tobin is an American poet, writer and award winning actor from Cleveland, OH. He got his start in acting through the popular theater scene that has flourished in Ohio for years. After living in Los Angeles for 2 years, B.A. is exciting to work on Moon Students which will be his fourth feature film.
Nicholas Heard is a young and attractive star on the rise with an amazing charm, graceful innocence and natural exuberance that captivates audiences everywhere. Nicholas has played lead and supporting roles in independent features and short films. He has spent most of his training in Arizona, studying under the great Bill Howey, father to Steve Howey (Shameless, Reba). Since moving to Los Angeles he's studied the famed Meisner Technique and continues his training one on one with highly sought after acting coaches. Keep an eye out for this rising star, in the next few years you might just see him opposite some of the most renowned actors in this industry. Nicholas resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Sharieff Walters grew up in San Jose Ca, and was offered a scholarship to Utah State to play football but lost it due to academics and decided to focus on an acting career. After two years in junior college, he decided to leave school to pursue acting but needed some life experiences and so he joined the Marine Corps. He continued acting in plays while on active duty until he got orders to Iraq after 9/11. After two tours in Iraq, he was honorably discharged and moved to LA to continue studying acting. Due to war trauma, he was diagnosed with PTSD and was admitted to a program for combat stress for a year at the VA hospital. He was able to graduate from the combat stress program and has been able to sustain a healthy and productive life. Sharieff auditioned for and was accepted into The American Academy of Arts two-year program. After graduating from there, he went on to attend the Lee Strasberg Institute for a year and currently studies at the Howard Fine studio. Sharieff has gone on to appear in multiple short films, commercials, and TV shows, continuing to build his acting resume. As well, he has developed multiple feature film scripts.
Cedrick M. Terrell first began acting at the Young American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco in 1985. After graduating from high school; he joined the US Marine Corps and served 7 yrs until he was honorably discharged in 1992. Shortly after returning to his Bay Area Acting roots, Mr. Terrell won the Bay Area Acting Competition and decided to pursue a career in acting. He was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and after successful completion of their program, moved to Los Angeles. Mr. Terrell entered into and won the Ira Aldridge Acting Competition which earned him his SAG card and his first guest appearance on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries". Since that time, Mr. Terrell has been seen in feature films and guest starred on over a dozen major television shows, most notably as a series regular on ABC's Dangerous Minds with Annie Potts'. He holds a B.S. degree in Political Science from USC; M.A. In Health and Education from Columbia University- Teachers College and is pursuing his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. His other interests include working as a Community Health Coordinator which he did successfully for ten years and cured over 100+ homeless individuals of Hepatitis C and is currently working as a Substance Abuse Counselor at one of the largest treatment centers in Southern California.
I was born on a snowy day in Michigan (I'm just guessing, but since it was winter, it's a pretty good guess). I was always playing let's pretend and creating things; at my 4th grade birthday party I wrote a play and made all my friends participate in it. (No performance = no cake.) I pursued a degree in photojournalism but took a detour into an independent music career. Four albums, over 1000 shows, lots of car miles and a few awards later, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in... acting. (You thought I was going to say music, weren't you?) I trained in comedy (sketch writing classes, and improv at Upright Citizens Brigade), honing my witty and whimsical style for my work in TV, film, and voiceovers. On-camera work includes Stevie TV (VH1), Buzzfeed, College Humor, and online sketches for Things Get Dicey and for dating coach Matthew Hussey. Voiceover clients include Google, HBO, TizZ Tutor, Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research, and Embr Wave. Character VO work includes the voice of Yu Yan in Swan Princess 10: A Royal Wedding; video games; the scripted podcasts Ex Pat, Georgie Romero is Done For, and The Soft-Boiled Detective; and the webcomics The Glove and Criminal King. I've also narrated over 40 audiobooks in the Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Historical Fiction, and Romance genres. If you're a K-pop fan, you may have heard me on J-Hope (of BTS)'s album, Jack in the Box, on the first track. My Source Connect ready home studio includes a Rode NT1 and an Audio Technica MB-3000L, with a Scarlett Solo interface. DAWs used include Logic Pro X, Garage Band and Audacity. And my journalism roots run deep - I still write, mostly romantic comedies and sketches. My scripted comedy podcast, Ex Pat, debuted in March 2020 on all major podcast platforms. My first fantasy novel, Heir of Amber and Fire, was released in March 2021, followed by Heir of Memory and Shadow in May 2022.
WRITER & DIRECTOR
Daniel Holland holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer. His first feature, "Reclaiming Friendship Park,” was written, produced, and directed in 2014. It won the Best Actor Award at The Love International Film Festival in 2016. “RFP” was picked up by DreamScape and continues streaming on multiple platforms. Holland has directed two features, written over fifteen scripts, and produced three short films. Two of his screenplays, "The Street of the Dark Ones" and "The Paradise Walk,” were finalists in the 2017 and 2018 SLAMDANCE SCREENPLAY competitions. His portfolio also contains “Sleepless”, FILMMATIC’S 2016 Action/Adventure Best Screenplay, and, "Moon Students", a quarter-finalist in FILMMATIC'S 2020 screenplay contest. Inspired by the pandemic, the George Floyd tragedy, and the protests that followed, “Moon Students” is a full-length feature about a group of friends who find their voices during one of the darkest periods in American history, is the best collaboration of talents that Holland has ever experienced. Now nearing the end of post-production, "Moon Students" is a story that speaks to our time, and he cannot wait to share it with the world. Holland pens stories that are entertaining and humorous, but with a dash of social commentary. This is because Holland believes that art should act as a mirror of the time we live in. As a director and producer, Holland understands the grit and determination that it takes to get a new venture off the ground, and he enjoys mixing it up in a collaborative environment that empowers everyone to achieve their best work.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
(Chief Editor and Colorist) Kyle McConaghy is a writer/director and occasional DP. His debut feature film, BAB, co-written and directed with Joe DeBoer, will be released in 2021. In the winter of 2021, he will begin filming his next feature, MANSA / PASTOR. Later in the year, production is slated to begin on DeBoer & McConaghy's follow-up, Dead Mail. He's a cinematographer and occasional director who enjoys creating film-like aesthetics with digital cinema.
Peter is a composer, orchestrator and conductor in the arenas of feature film, television and video game. Peter has scored over 200 episodes of animated television for Warner Bros., DWA/Netflix, and Nickelodeon, including the iconic franchises Scooby Doo & Guess Who, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz, and Spirit Riding Free Peter has worked as an additional arranger on numerous projects, from major Motion Picture (The Grinch, Justice League, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Alice Through the Looking Glass, 50 Shades of Grey, Tulip Fever), and Network Television (Next Of Kin (ITV), Notorious (NBC), 11.22.63 (WB Television), Roots (History), Texas Rising (History)) Peter is an in-demand orchestrator, with work that can be heard in many different productions, from blockbuster films such as IT and IT Chapter 2, Shazam!, and film franchises such as The Purge (Blumhouse) and the Hunger Games (Lionsgate), to video games including Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Batman: Arkam Origins and Bioshock Peter is also an active composer of production and trailer music for catalogues around the globe.
Gabriel Freeman is a Re-Recording Mixer/Sound Designer, and a Location Sound mixer. He manages a Sound company in Glendale, CA. They offer Audio Post Production and Location sound for low budget films and projects.
He currently has a film playing on Amazon Prime, and other films that are winning awards at film festivals.
RAFIF HAJ AHMAD
MAKE-UP ARTIST & PHOTOGRAPHER
Rafif is a creative makeup artist with extensive experience in all aspects of makeup artistry- Attentive to details, excellent in working under pressure and within the timeline for high and low budget projects. A team player and successful in multicultural and diverse positions.
She works well with interpreting creative direction and aims to succeed in the film industry while enhancing my visual skills, communication, and social skills.
She's more than willing to apply herself and hoping to expand her knowledge in the field.
MONIQUE HANSEN & DANIEL HOLLAND CASTING DIRECTORS
Our job is to coordinate with the producers to find the right talent for every single role, and we really feel that we have accomplished that goal for Moon Students. We feel so lucky to have gathered such talented performers together.
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