Danny Pudi has quickly established himself as a highly sought after actor in film and television. Best known for his breakout role of 'Abed,' in the hit comedy COMMUNITY (NBC), Pudi has also established himself through recurring roles in shows such as GREEK and GILMORE GIRLS...
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Jon Heder became an overnight sensation and gained an instant cult following with his feature film debut in the title role of the offbeat comedy NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. Heder’s endearing portrayal of the somewhat nerdy high schooler who helps his friend Pedro get elected class president was a huge financial success and brought him two MTV Movie Awards...
Karen David’s television roles have earned her a diehard fanbase. She played a teacher named Francesca Montoya from WATERLOO ROAD REUNITED, where admirers fell for her compelling performance. She has also starred in a two-part special of ABC’s hit crime drama CASTLE, which gained the highest ratings for the show...
Sam Page had the distinction of simultaneously juggling three recurring arcs on AMC’s Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning MAD MEN, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, and ABC Family Channel series GREEK. He has since appeared on widely popular shows like GOSSIP GIRL in the form of an arc and in season two HOUSE OF CARDS with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. He has also appeared in SCANDAL, THE MINDY PROJECT, CASTLE, and LIE TO ME.
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Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedy roles. He has appeared in over seventy films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. Highly recognized for his work in films such as THE USUAL SUSPECTS and A FEW GOOD MEN, Pollak has also proven himself as both a writer, producer and recently a director and talk show host.
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Iqbal Theba became a familiar face when he appeared in various TV shows in the 1990s. He has worked in numerous co-starring and guest-starring roles in Television and Film, including on shows such as MAD ABOUT YOU, SEINFELD, and LIVING SINGLE. Theba continued to work, guest-starring in shows such as FRIENDS, THE WEST WING, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, COMMUNITY, and dozens more...
Rizwan Manji is best known for his role in the NBC sitcom OUTSOURCED. He has recurring roles in hit television shows, including PRIVILEGED, BETTER OFF TED, 24 and many others. Manji has also been featured as a guest star on shows such as GLEE and TNT's HAWTHORNE.
On the big screen, Manji has worked with director Mike Nicols and Tom Hanks in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR...
LENA KHAN - Writer, Director
MEGHA KADAKIA - Producer
NAZIA KHAN - Producer
SAMEER GARDEZI - Writer
PATRICE COCHET - Cinematographer
MICHAEL FITZGERALD - Production Designer
A writer and director, Lena gained experience at companies like Participant Media (Syriana, The Kite Runner) before focusing on directing her own work. Lena has directed commercials, films and music videos for international artists such as Maher Zain and her videos have been broadcast on TV across the world and received over 20 million hits on YouTube.
Lena graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, after which she spent years gaining experience at renowned film companies. Lena has gained extensive knowledge of what qualities a film needs to be successful, and brings those aspects into co-writing and directing The Tiger Hunter.
Megha Kadakia brings a unique blend of business experience and artistic vision to the world of independent filmmaking through her production company – Blue Velocity Pictures. She has secured equity financing and put together numerous deals and services to produce her first feature, Raspberry Magic. Raspberry Magic acquired domestic distribution through Film Buff, Cinetic Rights Management, STARZ, and foreign distribution through Screen Media. Kadakia just finished her second feature, a witty, smart comedy - Miss India America, starring Tiya Sircar and Hannah Simone, currently in post production and set to release Fall of 2014. Kadakiaʼs producing projects have received wide acclaim, garnering her entry into the Film Independent Producerʼs Workshop, Tribeca All Access, the Producerʼs Network at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Strategic Partners Conference. She holds a Masterʼs Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business and serves on the boards of Creative Visions Foundation, Social Capital Philanthropists and America India Foundation (AIF).
Nazia has always been at the forefront of the industry. After working in commercial and music video production at @Radical.Media alongside director Dave Meyers, Nazia began working directly with Brad Pitt. For over eleven years, Nazia has been trusted to handle projects such as OCEAN’S 13, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, and MONEYBALL to name a few. Nazia works closely with Pitt on his publicity and promotional campaigns, finessing her skill of celebrity relations as intermediary to actors and artists in planning film shoots and multi-million dollar events. Nazia brings the ability to fuse independent film with mainstream resources and caliber.
Sameer Gardezi is a versatile WGA Award-Winning comedy writer who has worked on such critically acclaimed shows as ALIENS IN AMERICA, Matthew Perry’s MR. SUNSHINE, THE GOODWIN GAMES and MODERN FAMILY, to name a few. For his work on MODERN FAMILY, he was awarded a WGA Award for his excellence in writing. Sameer started his career by writing and producing EQUAL OPPORTUNITY which won the NBC Comedy Short Cuts Film Festival and was an official selection at SXSW and the HBO Aspen Film Festival. Most recently, Sameer acted as writer, creator and executive producer alongside Legendary and Will Smith’s company Overbrook on a FOX project based on the life of comedian Trevor Noah.
Known for his incredible work in cinematography, Patrice has shot over 20 feature length films, three of which have played at The Sundance Film Festival in its official Dramatic Competition. His work earned him the special jury award for Best Cinematographer at SXSW. He has shot films like END OF LOVE starring Amanda Seyfried and Michael Cera and THE GOOD LIFE starring Zooey Deschanel and most recently, the greatly anticipated feature called THE EVER AFTER starring Teresa Palmer, Melissa Leo, and Mark Webber.
For over a decade, MICHAEL FITZGERALD’s creative vision and attention to detail has been indispensable to several films. Michael has created worlds as diverse as an entire desert town in the upcoming Western, SWELTER, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Josh Henderson -- to Richard La Gravenese’s adaptation of the musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS with Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. His creative collaborations can be seen in films such as WITHOUT MEN with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater, LIFE OF A KING, a true and inspirational story starring Cuba Hooding Jr, and Blayne Weaver’s romantic comedies 6 MONTH RULE and WEATHER GIRL.