Debi Bradshaw – Director
Debi Bradshaw is an award-winning director/writer/actor. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she grew up in the Midwest doing theatre and studying improv at the Second City and Improv Olympic in Chicago. Since moving to Los Angeles, Debi has performed on the stages of Upright Citizens Brigade, The Met Theatre, Flappers, The Ice House, El Cid, The Clubhouse, IO West, Tao Comedy Studio among others. She has been seen on HBO, Netflix and Comedy Central and has acted in numerous independent films and many national and regional commercials. Debi went behind the camera in 2008 when she and her husband Sean developed Birthday Bedhead, a
production company to house the animated films they created together. Debi’s short films have been screened in over 40 festivals around the country, featured on both Funny Or Die and The Animation Show, curated by Mike Judge. She made her live action directorial debut with the
short/pilot “Hot Cake,” which earned her many film festival nods and is currently available on Amazon Prime. Debi lives in Glendale, CA with her husband and 10 year old son. She can be contacted through her agent at Baron Entertainment or at www.hotcake1986.com
Elizabeth J. Musgrave – Writer
I was 11 years-old the first time I heard Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.’” That voice. Those lyrics. That guitar riff. I couldn’t get enough. I bought the 45-inch, and I wore that record out, dreaming of the day I would take the “midnight train goin’ anywhere.” Even at that age, I knew I wanted more than what life in an Indiana small town had to offer.
Although I was the first in my family to go to college (as many of us from working-class families were), I still wanted more. I was, however, aimless and graduation was nearing. I took a playwriting class to fulfill the English major requirement despite having written only bad poetry and melodramatic journal entries. Dialogue was new to me. Yet the first time I sat down to write it, I knew what I was meant to do.
The following fall I took my “midnight train” to the University of Georgia on an assistantship in Drama, eventually switching from playwriting to screenwriting. Upon graduation, I moved to Los Angeles. Since then, my features have placed as a finalist in Scriptapalooza 2014, a finalist in Script Pipeline 2019, and runner-up in First Look Project 2019.
To supplement my writing ambitions, I work as an instructional assistant in the writing center at East Los Angeles College. In the meantime, I persist; proving while my journey over the years may have been fraught with detours, obstacles, and the occasional pitfall, I never stopped writing. Or believing.
Elle Schneider – Director of Photography
ELLE SCHNEIDER is a cinematographer from New York City whose projects have been featured in Vanity Fair, Variety, Maxim, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, Rolling Stone, and MovieMaker. Her work as DP includes two seasons of History’s acclaimed docu-drama hybrid THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA, two narrative features, documentary THAT GUY DICK MILLER, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, numerous short films, and music videos for artists including Sad13, Isla June, Speedy Ortiz, and Emmy nominees Gangstagrass. 2nd Unit shoots include GAMEMASTER (#1 Doc iTunes), I AM DIVINE (SXSW), HALF THE PICTURE (Sundance), FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN (Tribeca), and ROBERT KLEIN STILL CAN’T STOP HIS LEG (SXSW).
Frank Forte – Executive Producer
Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. Frank’s film and TV credits include:Lovecraft Country, Fantasy Island, Solar Opposites, Dreamwork’s 3Below, Bob’s Burgers, Insidious 4, Lego: Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, and Lego Hero Factory. Frank’s comic book credits include: Heavy Metal Magazine, Bob’s Burgers, Warlash, DTOX, Zombie Terrors and Chicken Soup For Satan among others.