Cast & Crew
STANA KATIC (Rachel Rozman) just completed eight seasons as Kate Beckett on Castle. She also recently finished filming Sister Cities, based on the play by Colette Freedman. Her other feature film work includes CBGB, Big Sur, For Lovers Only, The Spirit, Feast of Love, The Double and Quantum of Solace. Katic has three award nominations and seven wins — including three People’s Choice Awards, a Prism Award and three TV Guide Awards. In 2008, she established her own production company, Sine Timore Films, which in Latin means “irreverent.”
RAZA JAFFREY (Jake Al-Shadi) is currently starring as Dr. Neal Hudson in season one of the CBS series Code Black. He is best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Colonel Aasar Khan on the Showtime hit show Homeland, Dev in the Steven Spielberg-produced drama “Smash,” and Zafar Younis on the BBC One series Spooks. On film, he’s been seen as Gaurav in the box-office hit Sex and the City 2. He has an extensive theater background, earning rave reviews as the leading man in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Bombay Dreams at the Apollo Theatre in London, with the BBC calling him “the most exciting new leading man to emerge in a London musical since Hugh Jackman became an overnight star.”
ALFONSO BASSAVE (Beltran Reyes) was last seen starring on Television Espanola (Spanish version of BBC or PBS) in Carlos, Rey Emperador, for which he’s received rave reviews. He recently wrapped shooting the Spanish language film Que Dios Nos Perdone. Some other notable feature film credits include There Be Dragons, written and directed by Roland Joffé, Presentimientos, 8 Dates, and Mediterranean Food.
GLENN FLESHLER (Conrad Hanley) became best known to audiences in the role of The Yellow King in season one of HBO’s True Detective and as George Remus in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Other television recurring roles include Billions, Damages and Hannibal as well as the hit new series The Night Of. In film, Fleshler has recently worked with directors including Woody Allen, Andrew Jarecki, Kenneth Lonergan, J.C. Chandor, Tom McCarthy, and Barry Levinson. In theater, he has worked with directors and playwrights including Mike Nichols, Tony Kushner, Edward Albee, Tom Stoppard and David Hare. Later this year, he will be seen in the feature film The Seagull opposite Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan and as a series regular on the new HBO comedy Barry.
DARBY STANCHFIELD (Ruthie) currently stars on Shonda Rhimes’ ABC hit series, Scandal, portraying Abby Whelan, a spunky chief of staff and right-hand woman to President Fitzgerald Grant, played by Tony Goldwyn. The series is in its sixth season. Prior to this, Stanchfield was featured in season two of AMCs Emmy® Award-winning drama Mad Men. Other television credits include starring opposite Nathan Fillion in ABC’s crime thriller Castle and a recurring role as Shannon Gibbs on CBS’s military drama NCIS. In film, Stanchfield’s credits include the upcoming period piece Medicine Men, opposite James Le Gros and Allan Corduner, which was written and directed by Guy Malim. She also appears in the upcoming Loserville.
RONALD GUTTMAN (Charles Du Plessis) is a Belgian actor with a prolific filmography over a long and successful career. A few highlights include appearing on Law & Order, Heroes, Lipstick Jungle, and The West Wing. He also appeared in the films The Hunt for Red October, 27 Dresses, The Tollbooth and August Rush.
MEG CIONNI (Lisbeth) came to Los Angeles from Cincinnati, Ohio, with a musical-theater background and immediately dove into scene study at the Howard Fine Acting Studio and audition technique at Margie Haber Studio. Since then, she has worked steadily in the entertainment industry as an actress, producer, and writer. Some of her television credits include Mad Men, Scandal, Castle, Franklin & Bash, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami and Grey’s Anatomy. Her recent film endeavors include Thane Economou’s upcoming ambitious one-shot, comedic feature The Wedding Party and the romance Waking, collaborating with friends on a web series or sketch, or singing her guts out to Disney songs and Broadway show tunes.
About the Filmmakers
AMIN MATALQA (Director) Sundance-winning writer-director Amin Matalqa has made a career combining drama and comedy to bridge the cultural gaps between East and West. His first feature film Captain Abu Raed won the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Audience Award in 2008 along with 27 international festival prizes, and became Jordan’s first Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2011, he directed the inspirational soccer drama The United for The Walt Disney Studios. This was the first time that a major Hollywood studio produced a film for the Arab world. Amin’s third film, Strangely In Love, a Los Angeles-set comedy adaptation of Dostoevsky’s classic novella White Nights, premiered at the Heartland Film Festival in October 2014.
TRICIA GIBBS (Producer, Author) Acclaimed physician, former World Cup alpine racer and novelist (pen name Sarah Isaias), Tricia Hellman Gibbs can now add film producer to her extensive résumé. A co-founder of the San Francisco Free Clinic, one of the most renowned medical clinics in the country, she is also President of the Board of Directors of the Hellman Foundation, which focuses on philanthropy with integrity. Along with her husband, Richard Gibbs, she was selected as Family Physician of the Year by the California Academy of Family Physicians in 1998. Gibbs also co-founded the Sugar Bowl Academy, a preparatory school with high academic standards and an upper-tier racing program in Norden, California.
DAN HALSTED (Producer) is an American film producer and talent manager, best known for producing such films as Garden State, Any Given Sunday and The Virgin Suicides. At Hollywood Pictures, a division of The Walt Disney Company, Dan oversaw projects such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Tombstone, Evita, Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Joy Luck Club and While You Were Sleeping.
Halsted partnered with filmmaker Oliver Stone in 1995 to create Illusion Entertainment, a join production company. Together, they produced films such as Nixon, U Turn, The Art of War, Beyond Borders, Any Given Sunday and the documentary The Last Days of Kennedy and King for TBS.
AMANDA ROHLKE (Executive Producer) is a frequent collaborator with director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Lords of Dogtown), most recently as associate producer on Miss You Already, which filmed in London starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. Miss You Already premiered at TIFF in 2015 and was released by Roadside Attractions in the U.S. and eOne in the UK. Other recent projects include line-producing Run The Tide, starring Taylor Lautner and Constance Zimmer; Outlaw, starring Ana Mulvoy-Ten and Sarah Bolger; and Two-Bit Waltz, starring William H. Macy and Jared Gilman. She is currently working on two docu-series for Netflix and National Geographic.
TERREL SELTZER (Writer) is the screenwriter behind One Fine Day, the ’90s romantic comedy, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney, about two working single parents struggling to juggle their careers and rambunctious children. She also penned the Fox comedy How I Got Into College, in addition to the indie films Chan Is Missing and Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart.
ZORAN POPOVIC (Director of Photography) is an award-winning director of photography. After graduating from AFI, his talent, curiosity, and dedication to making a film as great as it can be have led him to work with some of the most influential directors, producers, and actors of our time, including actor-director Gary Oldman, Ben Kingsley, Ken Russell, Joe Dante, Monte Hellman, and Sean Cunningham.
His credits include: War, Inc., starring John Cusack, Ben Kingsley, Marissa Tomei and Hilary Duff; Standoff, starring Laurence Fishburne; and Sin, starring Gary Oldman and Ving Rhames, and Bad City Blues, both directed by Michael Stevens. He won the Best Cinematography Award at 2009’s Brooklyn Film Festival for Asiel Norton’s Redland. Expired, starring Samantha Morton and Jason Patric, which he shot for legendary producer Fred Roos, was featured in the 2007 Sundance and Cannes film festivals. Popovic returned to Sundance in 2009 with Paul Solet’s Grace. Popovic just returned from New Orleans, where he filmed the feature Supercon.
AUSTIN WINTORY (Composer) is an American composer best known for his work in films and video games, particularly for the scores to the acclaimed titles Journey, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and The Banner Saga franchise. For Journey he was nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (the first ever for a video game), and has received a total of six BAFTA nominations and two wins. His film efforts include nearly 50 features, most notably the 2009 Sundance hit Grace, as well as the 2008 Sundance Audience Award winner Captain Abu Raed.
SASHA DYLAN BELL (Editor) Named one of “Five Editors To Watch” by Moviemaker Magazine, Sasha Dylan Bell is an Emmy® award-nominated film and television editor, known for his genre versatility and strong story sense. Bell has edited features such as The Dream Children and the forthcoming Almost Broadway, along with Face To Face, directed by Michael Rymer and based on the play by David Williamson (The Year of Living Dangerously, Gallipoli). The latter film went on to win over 37 international awards and earned two Bestå Editor nominations. Bell has also been honored with a Daytime Emmy® nomination and two Australian Screen Editors Guild (ASE) nominations.