meet the cast
Joe began acting at the age of nine at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. To-date he has appeared in numerous films, including Sophia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead, Allan Moyle’s Weirdsville, and Paul Gross’ Passchendaele. Joe starred on The CW’s critically acclaimed series The L.A. Complex and Amazon’s Betas, as well as appearing on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, NBC’s Blindspot and the CW’s Arrow.
Avital has made female-driven content for over a decade. Her webseries, 7p/10e went on to inspire two CBS pilots, executive produced by the creators of How I Met Your Mother. She created another series for Maker (RIP), penned a script for Super Deluxe (RIP again), and has amassed over 20 million views for work she’s acted in and/or written online. She plays Marie, a recurring guest star on FXX’s new series Cake, and does standup in LA, NY, & Chicago. www.avitalash.com
Galen Swords is a writer and actor living in Los Angeles. You can see her in
Eye of the Beholder and in the live
performance Somethingggisalwayssswrongg written and directed by Barnett Cohen. She studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has performed in both LA and San Francisco. She is a inclusivity activist and diversity change-agent striving for equality among all races and genders. She thanks her family and friends for all the love and support.
Sean Wing is an actor, writer and composer living in Los Angeles. He is currently composing music for Wet City on Adult Swim.
Biniam Bizuneh is an Ethiopian American writer and comedian. He’s written for Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Billy On The Street, done stand-up on Viceland's Flophouse, and starred in Lee Daniel's FOX pilot Culture Clash. You can catch him in his own Comedy Central original, How To Be Broke, & the EKO Russo Brothers/Paul Scheer series, Scroll Wheel Of Time. Biniam is a 2019 Sundance New Voices & Sundance Episodic Lab fellow. He's currently staffed on a A24 Netflix project.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Film from the University of Texas in Austin before moving to Los Angeles. She has performed comedy at iO West and can be seen doing stand-up at Flappers in Burbank. She co-hosts the podcasts You Had Me at Romcom and He’s Right Behind You.
April Shih is a Los Angeles-based television writer/producer and filmmaker. April attended film school at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. April has written for FXX’s critically acclaimed comedy You're the Worst, Mrs. America, Undone on Amazon, and Evel. April is currently a writer & supervising producer on Dave on FXX, has a half-hour series in development at FX with Larry Wilmore, and is writing the feature film adaptation of Weike Wang's novel Chemistry for Amazon Studios.
Shawn Kenji Pearlman is a multi hyphenate slash multi racial comedian who has performed standup across the country. He wrote for the current season of Rick and Morty, & has written on or developed shows for Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central, FX, TruTV, Adult Swim, and more. He's appeared on Key and Peele, Tosh.0 and Corporate.
Shawn is a Los Angeles native. He has no place to return if this fails.
Chloë does comedy, hosts a podcast, and in her free time enjoys singing, songwriting and painting.
Caron Clancey is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, with a style that's colorful, absurdist, art heavy, and utilizes multimedia whenever possible. Her short film, Therapy Through Lucid Dreaming, was shown at several film festivals and won audience choice at the Rebel Film Festival in England. It has now been accepted as part of an anthology of short films with plans for distribution. She has lived in Spain and Ghana, grows her own vegetables, and is left handed.
Giselle Gilbert is an actor, producer and writer from Los Angeles. She can be seen/heard in Fatale Collective: Bleed
(Fantastic Fest, FilmQuest, Glasgow Film Festival), the award-winning VR project Fire Escape imagined by iNK Stories (Tribeca Film Festival), as Zoe Baker in Resident Evil 7, and Night School’s Afterparty. Giselle hates writing bios, but loves collaborating with Avital Ash. She also makes one of a kind ceramics. www.gisellegilbert.com
Lindsey Rose Naves (Nah-ves) is an actor & filmmaker living in LA. She has appeared in Criminal Minds, Shonda Rhime’s For the People, and CW’s Containment. She was thrilled to play Leigh-Ann Mercy in Poor Boy, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Her performance in the horror comedy Pig, won her best actor at the Chicago Comedy Festival. Her series, Feelin' Myself, aims to destigmatize & empower female self love:
Yasmin Jade Kassim is an Indian/Malay/Australian actress & comedian. She was the first Australian to perform in the CBS Comedy Diversity Showcase. You can catch her in the Aussie soap
Neighbours, Jungle with Daniel Radcliffe, & 7 Guardians of the Tomb with Kelsey Grammar & Kellan Lutz. She performs at The Laugh Factory, Comedy Store & UCB and is a regular on ABC's Rosehaven as Farrah.
meet the crew
Avital grew up a Hasidic Jew without much exposure to film, but fell in love with it anyway. Her DIY education came in the olden days of Netflix DVDs (RIP), swooning over Hal Ashby, Mike Leigh, and Amy Heckerling.
She loves to make stuff and tell stories, especially ones about women that are rooted in drama and comedy. She created a series for Maker, wrote a pilot for Super Deluxe, and co-wrote a pilot with Married's Andrew Gurland.
For Thirsty, she turned her backyard into a “restaurant,” allowing her to write and direct every episode on the cheap.
Here is her web series that used only webcams and inspired two CBS pilots.
Here is her experimental micro horror short, shot exclusively on a Ring cam. Watch her sketch about a white elephant party Here
Giselle is a Sundance New Voices finalist & National Winter Playwrights’ Retreat alumna. She produces independent films & theatre in Los Angeles and is currently developing a new play centered around the poetry scene in LA. She has produced several award-winning films, including the Japanese-language Path of Dreams, In Other Words starring Kenny Lucas and Lola Blanc, and The Wound with Kris Lemche. She holds a BA in Theatre from USC. www.gisellegilbert.com
Benji Dell is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer who has has lensed music videos, commercials, and dozens of short films, including Zug, a Student Academy Award Winner. His work has been featured three times on short of the week and twice as a vimeo staff pick (Hala, Karma). Past projects include works for Google, Discovery Channel, Skechers, Cosmopolitan, Nike, Intel, and GMC. He is a graduate of the American Film Institute (’15).
Chris Gaede works in visual effects and likes to make movies with his friends.
Andy has loved film from a young age and has been working in the industry for five years now. He moved from St. Louis, MO to Los Angeles, CA in 2019 to continue his career and focus on working in the G&E and Camera departments.
Eddie Vigil V always stresses collaboration, positivity, and fun through the filmmaking process and this experience was no exception. Eddie is known mostly for his writing, directing, and producing of short films, with 2019 giving him his feature film directorial debut, It’s What’s on the Inside currently in post-production for a Summer 2020 completion date.
Yonathan Wezeli is born and raised in the heart of Europe but pretty early in his teens he realized his home and career is on the other side of the world in sunny California where his childhood dream came true when he started working his way into the film industry. Yonathan is a cinematographer who loves to create through the lens of a camera, operate and make visions come alive. Outside of work he is always on a adventure living in the mountains with two wolf hybrids surrounded by deadly wildlife.
Livia holds a BA in Strategic Communication from the University of North Texas. She dedicates her free time to using her skills and knowledge in graphic design, public relations, and marketing to helping small businesses and up-and-coming artists. This includes work for Director Avital Ash, her own podcast (The Brother Sister Show) and her family’s small business (Heliam Crafts). She lives in Austin with her cat, Ari.
Gabriel Sunday is a creator and performer focused on comedic things. He co-wrote, co-edited and played the lead in My Suicide, which won over 20 best picture awards including the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival. His comedic mockumentary, Dope State, won Best Director & Best Actor at Series Fest & was picked up by Pluto TV (Viacom). His podcast, The Sunday Show, has been an iTunes "New and Noteworthy" pick for six months. He plans on making things ‘till he dies.
Vick believes sound is equal to picture to deliver the director's vision. He works well as a team member and respects the process of film making. He understands current technology and incorporates both analog and digital techniques to capture the highest quality production audio.
Vick is an active union member of IATSE Local 695 as Y1, Mixer classification. He holds an AA Degree in Film Production from Los Angeles City College. IMDB Page
Hunter works as a camera operator and cinematographer. Outside of film, Hunter loves physical challenges, mountain biking, creating art and spreading the word about his passion project - Keep Going Apparel. He is an avid frisbee player and loves chicken tacos, or any tacos really. Free tacos are the best.
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Hear the music
Julia Nunes kicked off the ukulele trend on YouTube in 2007 and has continued to put out an ever morphing catalog of music that always cuts to the core of an idea. She’s putting out a song on the 1st of every month in 2020 so follow her on Instagram, Spotify, Youtube and Twitter to hear all the old and new stuff. She’s got a Patreon for more in-depth, behind the scenes content and she’s completely independent so you should go support her!
Margo Guryan's honeyed voice and gorgeously sweet songwriting has become a favorite of the soft-pop set. As a successful songwriter, her compositions have been recorded by the likes of Jackie DeShannon, Spanky & Our Gang, Astrid Gilberto, Claudine Longet, Oliver, Cass Elliot, Glen Campbell, Saint Etienne and Harry Belafonte. She's influenced everyone from the Wondermints to Belle and Sebastian to Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (who listened to Take A Picture while writing Juno).