Sarah Beth Goer – Actress/Writer/Producer
As an actress, Sarah's mission is to share herself authentically and fully, encouraging and supporting others to do the same. She received the best possible foundation training - her teacher, Jim Jarrett, studied with the great American acting teacher Sanford Meisner for two years, whereupon Meisner asked him to stay on for two more years to learn how to teach his technique. Sarah is a member of acting unions SAG-AFTRA and AEA. As a producer, Sarah loves the opportunity to gather a tribe of artists she believes in, and support them in doing their best work. Her vision is that indie film can be both creatively and financially rewarding. Past producing credits include co-producer of the feature film Roxie (winner of Best Feature Film – Bushwick Film Festival), and an associate producership on the film Free Samples (Jesse Eisenberg).
Amanda Ives – Actress/Writer/Producer
Canadian actress Amanda Ives came to LA five years ago after working extensively in Toronto's independent film and theater scene. A graduate of the University of Toronto's joint theater program with Sheridan College, Amanda is thrilled to work with her good friends on this incredible film. Amanda also studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, learning the basics of lighting, editing and directing. She directed the short documentary "True Spirit: The Story of the Holiday Helpers" which delivered an extensive background on a prominent Canadian non-profit organization. She was a featured soloist in the Canadian premiere of the hilarious musical comedy "Jerry Springer: The Opera!" Other theater credits include the musical "Something of Silver (dir. by Tony-nominated Tony Tanner) and "The Journey of Truth," in which she played Susan B. Anthony. Her favorite film credits to work on include two period pieces called"Wretched" and "The Prospector's Curse" and the edgy feature "I Hate Toronto: A Love Story." Amanda is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
Kip Calendine – Writer/Director
Kip Calendine is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. He has developed and written a wide variety of screenplays including The Unseen Things for producers Sonny Ramirez and Oren Segal of Media Talent Group and The Time We Had with producer Chris Martens. His original screenplay The Road Home placed as a semi-finalist in Scriptapalooza ’08, and his short screenplay Out of Order was a quarter-finalist of the NYC Midnight Madness screenplay contest. His short film A Day In the Life of Death was nominated for Best Comedic Short Film in the Denver Academy Film Festival, and his short film Atheists Anonymous premiered at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.
Christiana Charalambous – Cinematographer
Born and raised in Cyprus, Christiana Charalambous graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2010 from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Film Production (emphasis cinematography). In addition, she holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Patra’s University in Greece. Shortly after graduation, Christiana moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as a cinematographer for Imstepf, a food photography studio. During her time at Imstepf, she shot a series of advertisements for brands such as Evian, Nescafe, Naked Juice and Goya Honey. In 2013, she travelled to Cyprus for eight months, where she worked as the cinematographer for the TED event that took place on the island. During that time, she also worked as the cinematographer of Grey/Black Fashion Online Magazine, among other projects. In 2015 she shot feature film Frisky, which won the Best Feature award in three out of the six film festivals in which it took part. Frisky was also featured in the annual French publication Cinewomen. In the same year, Christiana also shot the first season of the web series That's Not a Thing, as well as Shooting Stars Are Dead - a short film that was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Sanford Meisner Film Festival.