Cast and Crew
Tom Riley - Director
Born in Maidstone, England, Tom Riley trained as an actor at LAMDA, graduating in 2006, and since then has received wide critical acclaim for his stage, television and film performances, although he is perhaps best known for his leading television roles - Leonardo da Vinci in three seasons of Starz drama series Da Vinci's Demons for which he won a BAFTA for Best Actor, Charlie in the BBC's Ill Behaviour, Will Wagstaffe in ITV's Dark Heart, and Claude Sabine in Amazon's The Collection.
His stage-work includes Arcadia on Broadway (Drama Desk nomination for best featured actor), opposite Billy Crudup, Dry Powder at the Hampstead Theatre opposite Hayley Atwell, and David Hare's Vertical Hour at London's Royal Court Theatre. He lives in London and Los Angeles. This is his debut film as a director.
Richard Galazka - Writer
Richard trained as an actor, graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy, London in 2004. He worked as a professional actor for twelve years in regional and West End theatres before becoming a writer.
Richard’s debut feature film script, Matinee Idol topped the Brit List in 2014. Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa are attached to direct this romantic comedy for Rook's Nest Entertainment. In 2015, based on this script, he was chosen as a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’.
Richard’s second comedy feature, Sumo, is in development with Main Journey and Wigwam Films. He has just started work on a third film with Main Journey set in the world of dance. He is also currently working on two original TV series - one, a 6 x 1hr drama set in the 1960s is in development with Euston Films. The other, a 6 x 1hr comedy drama set in his native Manchester, is in development with Leftbank Pictures, for whom he is writing the pilot. He is based in London.
Lizzy Caplan - Emily
Lizzy Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California. She made her onscreen debut in the TV movie From Where I Sit (2000). Other roles followed in TV shows such as Freaks and Geeks (1999), Smallville (2001) and The Pitts (2003). Caplan made her big screen debut with a small role in Orange County (2002) and went on to play Janis Ian in the hit Mean Girls (2004). Further successes include Cloverfield (2008), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and 127 Hours (2010).
More recently, Caplan has played Virginia Johnson in the television series Masters of Sex (2013), for which she received an Emmy nomination. Her recent film work includes co-starring in The Interview (2014), opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Night Before (2015), and alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, and Daniel Radcliffe in Now You See Me 2 (2016). Her upcoming work includes the sequel to Das Boot, the Netflix movie Extinction opposite Michael Pena, and Apple's Are You Sleeping? opposite Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul. She lives in London and Los Angeles.
Martin Starr - Stewart
Martin Starr, born in Santa Monica, California, is best known for the television roles of Bill Haverchuck on Freaks and Geeks, Roman DeBeers on the cult hit comedy series Party Down, and Bertram Gilfoyle in the acclaimed, Emmy nominated HBO series Silicon Valley - as well as for his film roles in Knocked Up, Adventureland and Spider-Man: Homecoming. He lives in Los Angeles.
Billy Gardell - Colin
Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS hit television series Mike & Molly as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016, and has a recurring role on another CBS hit series, Young Sheldon. Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series Lucky. His other television credits include Yes Dear and Judging Amy on the CBS Network, My Name is Earl, The Practice, Monk and Gary the Rat.
As a standup comic, his comedy specials, Billy Gardell: Halftime, premiered on Comedy Central, and Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs premiered on Showtime. He is currently working as the co-lead of Chuck Lorre’s new CBS pilot, Chuck Hearts Abishola. Billy is a native of Pittsburgh, who currently lives in Los Angeles.
Bear McCreary - Composer
Bear McCreary has proven himself one of the most versatile and in-demand composers in the industry.
McCreary was recently announced as the composer for the highly-anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Warner Bros. and Legendary’s follow-up to the 2014 hit film. He has collaborated closely with producer J.J. Abrams on the Cloverfield film series, scoring the Paramount Pictures films 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield Paradox. He currently scores AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as ABC’s hit series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme for his theme to David S. Goyer’s historical fantasy Da Vinci’s Demons. The theme itself a carefully-constructed palindrome, evoking musical homage to Da Vinci’s own writings. McCreary also received Emmy nominations for his work on the pirate drama Black Sails, from Michael Bay, and Outlander, Ronald D. Moore’s global-hit adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s novels. He has twice been awarded “ASCAP Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers.
McCreary’s wide-ranging recent film credits include the upcoming historical drama The Professor and the Madman, a historical drama starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, and the Universal / Blumhouse hit Happy Death Day. He also scored the sleeper hit Anne Hathaway sci-fi-drama Colossal, the up-coming animated feature Animal Crackers, Danny Strong’s J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye, the critically-acclaimed documentary Unrest, and Disney’s Step Up 3D.
Paris Pickard - Production Designer
Paris Pickard is a Los Angeles based production designer originally from Syracuse, NY. She graduated with a BFA in Film Directing from Emerson College and has worked on the feature film Operator, starring Martin Starr and Mae Whitman, and Mercy starring Mark Duplass, as well as music videos for Azealia Banks, Lil Dicky and Vince Staples. Her clients include Warner Bros, Disney and Sony.
She has a passion for the technical elements of her craft at all levels from designing and building large sets to conceptualizing and manufacturing futuristic props and weapons.
She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Amanda Treyz - Cinematographer
Amanda Treyz is an award-winning cinematographer whose films have screened at major international festivals including SXSW, Locarno, BFI London and Los Angeles. Her work has won an ASC Heritage Award, a Student Emmy, audience awards at Aspen and Palm Springs, and twice been a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Her films have been featured on Short of the Week, Vimeo Staff Picks and viewed over half a million times. She has shot over 15 feature films, as well as numerous shorts & music videos. Amanda is an alumnus of AFI’s MFA Cinematography Program and Brown University. She is currently based out of Los Angeles.
Jason Berger - Executive Producer
As founder, executive producer and director at one-stop production company Kids At Play, Berger leads a team of some of the industry's most innovative minds in creating relevant, engaging and unexpected content for some of the world's foremost brands, including Purina, Old Spice, Bud Light, Ubisoft, eHarmony, Pepsi, Xbox, Intel, LG, Mazda, Listerine, StubHub, Toshiba, Walgreens and PlayStation, with top-tier media partners such as Universal, Warner Brothers, Legendary, Viacom, Food Network, Cooking Channel, YouTubeRed, Comedy Central, TvLand, Spike, Food Network, Freeform, Go90, Complex, Yahoo!, AOL, PBS, Vevo, Fullscreen, Maker Studios, Conde Nast Entertainment, BET, AMC, The Scripps Network and many more. Berger's Los Angeles-based production company boasts a state-of-the-art facility capable of creating content across all mediums with an in-house team of writers, directors, editors, and producers who create television programming, branded content, digital series, film, and commercials. Through his company, Berger has created award-winning series imbued with credibility that attracts all manner of entertainment talent, including top actors, writers and channels.