We are a group of L.A. based actors/writers/producers/directors in Anthony Meindl's Master Class. We are trying to fund our short film 'Quitters' which will be turned into a web-series featuring actors from Anthony Meindl's Actors Workshop. It is a comedy in the vein of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'.
The finances we are raising are to pay for locations, equipment, promotional expenses, and to feed the actors and crew involved during shooting days.
We are shooting the short film in June and plan on continuing as a web-series in an effort to get some very talented people exposure!
Michael Anthony Young : Producer/'Gene'
Michael is originally from Northern Virginia where he trained at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington D.C. He appeared in various plays around the DC area including TALK RADIO, THE BABY DANCE, and BAKER'S MEADOW where he won Best Supporting Actor at the Virginia One-Act Festival. He is currently featured in the world premiere of THE LAUGHING COW by Jessica Abrams and will be seen in the feature NESHIMA at the end of the year.
John Weselcouch : Producer / DP
-John has a Bachelor Of Arts In Film from Emerson College. He recently appeared in LIKE CRAZY and the short film BORN YESTERDAY co-starring Larissa Oleynik and Heather Morris. He also is currently featured in the world premier of THE LAUGHING COW by Jessica Abrams.
Kevin Bednarz: Producer
-- Kevin is the owner of Double Down Designs, the premier mural and design company in the greater D.C. and Northern Virginia area. He and Michael came up with the concept for the project a few years ago.
Jonathan Kehoe: Director
-As a member of Anthony Meindl’s Actor’s Workshop since 2003, Jonathan was privileged to play the role of Billy in the Company's second main stage production THE DEAD-EYE BOY. Critics throughout L.A. including Daily Variety -- who called him “an astonishing actor” -- hailed his performance. This experience cemented Jonathan's home in the company as well as his joy in working creatively with Anthony.
Jonathan has a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English both from the University of Miami at Coral Gables. He is also a graduate of the Writer's Boot Camp Professional Writers Program in Santa Monica, California.
Jonathan has been a member of the Main Company at the ACME Comedy Theatre since 1998 and in 2001 was called a "brilliant comedic conductor" by the L.A. Weekly. He has studied many different styles of acting with many different types of teachers throughout the country but has truly found his kindred spirits in the souls who inhabit Anthony Meindl’s Actors Workshop.
Jonathan has been directing theater and writing regularly since 1992. Lately he developed the pilot HOLLYWOOD, FL as well as appeared on such shows as Ugly Betty, Boston Legal and Criminal Minds.
Sam Rowley: 'Peter'
Sam is from Green River, Wyoming and trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before finding his home at Anthony Meindl's Actors Workshop. Sam is a writer and director in addition to acting. He has appeared in EVERWOOD and BIRDS OF A FEATHER. Sam had never smoked before shooting the teaser trailer for QUITTERS. Sam has promised not to sue Michael or John if he picks up the habit...
Griffin Kohout: 'Paul'
Griff is from Northampton, Massachusetts. He is a writer and the executive producer of THE DINER, in which he also appears as Rick. He has also appeared in CHUCK and BIRDS OF A FEATHER.
Coronado Romero: 'Ace'
Cory is from Huntington Beach, CA. He has studied at The Lee Strasburg Institute, with Warner Loughlin, and has been training with Anthony Meindl for over 10 years. He is currently a member of The Road Theatre in North Hollywood. He somehow is both an Arizona Cardinals fan and Washington Redskins fan. How that happens is anyone's guess. He also holds the record for longest cap in Anthony Meindl's Master Class...multiple, multiple, multiple times.
Lindsay Seim: 'Beth'
Since moving to L.A. from Nebraska, Lindsay has performed in numerous productions, including her LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award - nominated role as Sabrina in Rose Martula's SALSA SAVED THE GIRLS. She landed a role in the feature film CALIFORNIA DREAMING, with Dave Foley and Lea Thompson, as well as NBC's THE EVENT. Most recently she was featured in the world premiere of THE LAUGHING COW by Jessica Abrams.
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