The Team


Michael DiBiasio, Writer & Director

Michael is a Writer and Filmmaker of hopeful stories for complex people (and also some silly comedic material). He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his talented wife and cute pets. Michael is also the Host of Coffee with Creatives, a podcast wherein he interviews creative peers from various industries on how to create great work and how to keep creating it. For more information on Michael and his work, please visit mdibiasio.com.

 

 

 

Rebecca De Ornelas, Creative Producer &  Lead Actress (Margaret)

Rebecca is a Brooklyn-born actress, writer, and producer. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She is a member of OnTheRoad Repertory Company and of SAG-AFTRA. In addition to acting, Rebecca has produced multiple films and writes regularly on her blog, Things I'm Diggin'. Currently, she resides in Brooklyn (yes, still) with her furry husband and pets. You can learn more about Rebecca and her work at www.rebeccadeornelas.com.

 

 

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Phoebe Allegra, Supporting Actress (Vee)

Phoebe Allegra is a NYC-based actress with world wide aspirations of spreading art and storytelling, across the globe and back again. Born and raised in Alabama, the acting bug bit her early and left its mark. After earning her degree in Theatre for Acting and Drama Studies, Phoebe moved to LA to study the film industry in 2012, where her career began in indie film. In 2013, she transferred to the Big Apple to pursue her acting career, where the combination of film, TV, and theatre were irresistible. Most recently, she was seen in the Off-Off Broadway production of Aftermath, and multiple Off-Broadway productions of We Want Your Baby, Fairy Godmother, Expired Ex-Girlfriend, and The Audition. In her spare time, you can find Phoebe creating Zumba routines and jamming on the dance floor. Live, Laugh, Love.
 
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Masha King, Supporting Actress (Cass)

Masha King is a Ukrainian born actress and a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatics academy, acting in NYC for the past 12 years. She is a member of the award winning theatre troupe The Lost and Found Project, and has performed with them in NYC, Boston, Montreal, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Other favorite theatre roles are Anne Frank in the one woman traveling show Conversations with Anne, and Reggie in Some Girl(s). Latest Indie feature roles include Lonely Boys (Michelle), Girls Night (Serena), and a supporting role in The Videoblogs (Cass). Notable TV credits include Madame Secretary, I Love You...But I Lied, and GIRLS. You can also catch her regularly on commercials such as BJ's, First Response, Crunch Fitness and a promo with Nick Cannon for his new show Like a Boss.  

 

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Sean Mannion, Producer of Marketing and Distribution

Sean is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. He is invested participating in a thriving independent film community by supporting a variety of productions. As a writer-director he has created narrative and documentary short films and web series and his first feature, Meme, is in post-production. He also serves as Producer for the Lisa Hammer (Adult Swim's The Venture Bros.) web series Maybe Sunshine and the Chris Cuffaro documentary Greatest Hits.

 

 

Clara Peterson, Supervising Producer

Clara is an independent Producer and Writer in New York City. By day, she works as a Project Manager for the non-profit VNSNY. By night and weekend, she produces independent films, web content (like this) and the dance podcast Pod de Deux. You can find her essays, dance reviews and ever-enlightened commentary here and here.
 
 

 

Rachel Ellicott, Assistant Producer of Marketing and Distribution

Rachel graduated from Cornell University last May and jumped into a Production Coordinator role on an independent feature, growing her passion for the indie film market. She currently works at a talent agency, garnering experience of the business side of the industry.
 
 
 

 

Alex Hollock, Associate Producer

Alex is a NYC based Film, Television, & Commercial Actor who also likes to work behind the lens. Check his IMDB page out to see his latest.
 
 
 
 

Payton Swenson, Production Designer

When Payton isn't dabbling in production design, she spends most of her time bringing style and order to homes and offices. She lives in the Hudson Valley amongst apple orchards and horse farms which inspired her launch of SWENHOME in January of 2016.

 

 

Liam Billingham, Consulting Producer

Liam Billingham is a filmmaker and media instructor who views film as an art form and a tool of community development.
His work has been featured on Upworthy, The Huffington Post, art galleries, Brooklyn television, and film festivals all over the US. His PSA on human trafficking for ECPAT-USA recently appeared on Upworthy and has over 250,000 views.
He has taught film all over the US in all capacities, with a specific focus on media literacy and public access.  He recently led the first ever Documentary Intensive at BRIC in downtown Brooklyn. He also directed the award-winning plays Human Fruit Bowl and Carroll Gardens Aborning.

Grace Giffune, Production Intern

Grace is an up and coming filmmaker studying at New York University. She loves everything about film and is excited to be part of the team making the magic happen