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Aubrey Peeples - Actor (Anne Frank)

Aubrey PeeplesOriginally from Florida, Aubrey graduated Lake Mary Prep School as Valedictorian of the class of 2012. She performed with the Orlando Repertory Theater for 10 years, starring in over 30 stage roles including: Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, and Alice in Wonderland. Aubrey guest-starred on Drop Dead Diva, Burn Notice, Austin & Ally, and Grey’s Anatomy with a recurring role on USA Network’s Necessary Roughness.  She also appeared in television movies: Ace Ventura, Jr: Pet Detective, The Good Mother and the chart-topping sensation, Sharknado as Claudia.  In 2014, Aubrey deferred her admission to Harvard to play the role of Layla Grant on ABC’s hit show, Nashville created by Callie Khouri. Aubrey's feature films include: Rage as Nicolas Cage’s daughter, Caitlin and her starring role as Jem, a singer who is thrust into the spotlight when a video of her goes viral, in Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms.

Lorraine Toussaint - Actor (Voice of God)

Lorraine ToussaintLorraine Toussaint is a Trinidadian-born American actress, best known for her role as Rene Jackson in Lifetime drama series Any Day Now (1998-2002). A SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lorraine Toussaint shocked audiences on the smash hit Netflix original series, Orange Is the New Black as the viciously seductive inmate Vee. She's also recognized for her many recurring roles, including NBC's drama series Friday Night Lights, TNT's Saving Grace, NBC's Law & Order, and ABC's hit Ugly Betty. No stranger to the silver screen, Touissant's first film role was opposite Burt Reynolds in the crime comedy Breaking In. In Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, her performance was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. Toussaint received praise for her performance in the Academy Award-nominated feature film Selma. Toussaint also stars in the new Fox series Rosewood.

Kimberly JentzenWriter/Director/Producer

Kimberly JentzenJentzen is an multi-award winning director, writer and producer. She is a Southern California native who received her BA at UCLA and an MA in Spiritual Psychology at USM. She has directed and developed over a dozen plays in Los Angeles, including Yolanda King’s critically-acclaimed homage to her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Achieving the Dream. Her first short film, Of Earth and Sky which she shot on her Super VHS went on to garner a Finalist Award from The New York Festivals and Honorable Mention from the Film Council of Greater Columbus. Her screenplay, The Georgia Boy (aka: Laurietta) won a Finalist Screenwriting Award from Outfest Los Angeles. Her short film, Reign, shot on 35 mm, won her a Best Direction award from the Actors Film Festival Las Vegas, which she also wrote and produced. Reign also won Best Short and Audience Favorite from Louisville International Film Festival, as well as the New York International Film and Video Festival. Jentzen just finished post-production on Anne Frank Meets God, which she wrote, directed and produced; a haunting short film set in one of the darkest moments in human history, starring Aubrey Peeples and Lorraine Toussaint. She also just completed writing her feature film Beautiful. She is a proud member of the Alliance of Women Directors and SAG/AFTRA.

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David Epstein - Poet

David EpsteinA native of Connecticut, David’s education at the University of Connecticut was interrupted by a stint in the Army Air Corps during World War ll. After graduating, he attended Michigan State College where he received a degree in veterinary medicine, practicing small animal medicine in the Chicago area for 42 years before retiring to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Active in his field, David wrote a newspaper column about pet care; lectured to colleagues, veterinary students and breeders' clubs. As an actor with community theater roles spanning 20 years, he fondly recalls when one director’s friend visiting from New York remarked: “That young man has such a hidden talent. Just let Lee Strasberg get ahold of him for two years -- he'll tear up Broadway!" David served as the “veterinary expert” for Chicago's CBS radio for eighteen years, a highlight was being a part of Betty White's CBS national radio program, Betty White At Home. Married with four children and ten grandchildren, David’s hobbies include writing short stories and poetry, and a game of pinochle once a week.

Peggy LaneProducer/Executive Producer

Peggy Lane

Peggy Lane is the Creator, Executive Producer and Series Director for Donna On The Go which was submitted for 8 Emmy nominations this year.  She was submitted for Outstanding Writing and Direction in a Comedy Series. Peggy has been acting professionally since the age of 5. She has appeared on SeinfeldKing of Queens and Will & Grace among others. She began producing in 2010 and to date has over 30 producing credits. Many of her projects have been in film festivals all over the world. Sticks and Stones was shown at Cannes. Along with Jentzen and Tarica they produced Reign which qualified for an Academy Award. Minutes stars Michael McDonald and is about Aids awareness and Cold:Choices stars Neil Brown Jr. from Straight out of Compton about the life and death decisions one makes in wartime. She joined Women In Film and helped produce a Telly award winning PSA about not texting while driving called I’m Mommy. She is also a Local Board member of SAG-AFTRA and is on several committees. She has also served on 3 Negotiating Committees. She is also a writer and had a script optioned by HBO.  She is a proud member of the Television Academy (EMMYS), SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and Women In Film.

Serena Tarica – Producer/Executive Producer

Serena Tarica

Serena was an Associate Producer on the Academy Award® qualified Reign, winner of 9 festival awards, including Best Short and Audience Favorite, from Louisville International Film Festival and New York International Film Festival. As a screenwriter, her feature films include the thriller The Locked House (Libertine Films), Allagash, and Neptune Project. She co-wrote festival winner, Of Earth and Sky with Kimberly Jentzen. As a freelance writer and strategist, Serena offers skills that include marketing copy for corporations and entrepreneurs, content and editing for websites, feature film screenplays, script consultation, book writing/editing: Going Vegan with Linda Blair, Dog Bites with Steve Brooks and PR campaigns for AT&T and Universal Focus’s Pavilion of Women: the first joint venture between Bejing Studios and the U.S. Serena’s experience with Jewish culture includes launching media relations and PR campaigns at the Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, and serving on the Jury of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF). Member: SAG/AFTRA. 

Craig Hutchison  - Co-Executive Producer

Craig HutchisonExecutive Producer and Director on two award winning short films, Letter For Hope and Utu Pihikete, and is currently working on producing and directing two feature films. Accolades include: 2014 Global Accolade Film Competition Awards for Excellence (Letter For Hope), 2014 Action on Film Festival (Letter For Hope), 2014 IndieFest Film Festival (Letter For Hope), 2015 Best Shorts Film Award of Excellence (Utu Pihikete), 2014 Global Accolade Film Competition Awards for Excellence (Utu Pihikete), 2014 Action on Film Festival (Utu Pihikete), and 2014 IndieFest Film Festival (Utu Pihikete). Craig was on the judging panel for the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival 2014/2015. Craig has worked in all aspects of theatre and has directed many productions in New Zealand where he resides. Sex Fiend, STIFF, The School Ball, Oliver (The Musical), Death n Taxes, Bonking James Bond, Legless, Ugly Customers, Menopause Made Me Do It, My Husband’s Nuts, SNIP, Motel and Sex Drive. He and Peggy Lane have been involved in producing Motel as a feature film.