THE FILMMAKERS

JEREMY CARR  
Writer, Director, Producer, Editor & Director of Photography

JEREMY CARR is an award-winning writer/director whom The Hollywood Reporter described as "someone to watch." His debut feature film Other Madnesses was made with support from The IFP and filmed on location in NYC, but Jeremy has since escaped from New York and now resides in sunny Los Angeles. His previous short films include Ice Cream Ants, Portraits of a NightmareNuclear Winter and The Dirtiest Racket In Town. As a Producer, Editor and Cinematographer, Jeremy has helped create original content for MEL Films, Sesame Workshop, NBC Universal, Comedy Central, The Sundance Institute, Nickelodeon, Cynthia Wade Productions, and AMC.  He is a graduate of the film program at Boston University and has been a guest lecturer at The University of Southern California. In his free time he is an avid hiker, stargazer and oneironaut.

 

Dawn Fidrick
Producer, Visual FX Artist

DAWN FIDRICK is a producer and visual artist whose career has taken her from the theatrical stage to animation and film production. She earned her B.F.A. in Production Management from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She has stage managed for The Blue Man Group at the Astor Place theatre in New York City, produced the award-winning documentary The War On Kids and in 2010 received her M.F.A. in Computer Animation from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She produced and animated the short film Ebb & Flow which screened at The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 50th Anniversary Symposium. She also contributed to the 3D conversion of Star Trek: Into Darkness and Iron MAN 3 as a stereoscopic rotoscope artist. She is proud to be combining forces once again with Jeremy Carr as a producer and VFX artist on the feature film, Other Madnesses. After 12 years in New York City she now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

THE CAST

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JAMES MOLES

James Moles grew up in Jackson, Michigan where he began his acting career in the theatre. He has performed leading roles in numerous stage productions, including HAMLET, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, THE ELEPHANT MAN, and DANGEROUS LIAISONS along with many original works such as Mark 4 Beth and KENNEDYOn screen he has appeared in the short films RED HOOK, THE SANDMAN, BIRD SONGS IN YOUR GARDEN, and SALOME. He was a recurring character on AMC'S original web series THE SCI-FI DEPARTMENT and was featured on Comedy Central's OLD PEOPLE NEWS. OTHER MADNESSES marks his debut feature film role.

NATIA DUNE

Natia Dune was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia to a family of performers and artists that span three generations. Being raised around the arts, she began dancing ballet at the age of eight. After four years, when she was thirteen, she moved to Monte Carlo, Monaco, after having won a scholarship to the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance. After many years of dancing, she decided to take a break and move to Paris, where she modeled professionally. She then moved to New York where she studied acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. She has performed all over the world including New York, Moscow, Los Angeles, Monte Carlo and her native Tblisi, Georgia. Film credits include roles in EPIPHANY (screened at the Cannes Film Festival), TWO (screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival), THE CROOKED CORNER, SECOND EGYPTIAN and BIRD TRIBES. Theater credits includes roles in UNCLE VANYA, THE CRUCIBLE, Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS, THE THREE SISTERS and NO EXIT. While in the United States, in addition to acting, she has found time to do public relations work for the indie rock scene and the fashion industry (where her fluency in four languages - English, Russian, French and Georgian - comes in handy).

SHEILAH SMILEY

Sheilah Smiley is an Actress, Stand-up Comedienne and Entrepreneur from Cleveland, OH, now living in the NYC-Tri-state area.  Sheilah was featured on Nickelodeon's TV/Web series, GROWN UP WORDS and recently shot commercials for Mercedes Benz and Epix (sister station of Comedy Central). Her entertainment business, Happy Hour Comedy Power produces comedy events for Corporate America.

WILLIAM BILL FARROW

William Bill Farrow was born and raised in Queens, N.Y., some time in the last century. Since then, he has  gone to school, played guitar, had fun, worked jobs that were usually fun (or so it seemed), and was nearly killed in an auto accident (but thankfully recovered). As a musician he has recorded three albums and performed at various venues including Max's Kansas City, C.B.G.B's, and The Bitter End.  On screen, he has appeared in the AMC original web series THE SCI-FI DEPARTMENT, on Nickelodeon's GROWN UP WORDS and in Jeremy Carr's award-winning short film ICE CREAM ANTS. Today he continues to write, record, and Have Fun. For more information: www.william6.com

ANDREW W. SMITH

Andrew W. Smith is a professional stage, film, and television actor, and founding Co-Artistic Director of Project Y Theatre Company in New York City. Selected regional acting work includes Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Roundhouse Theatre, Potomac Theatre Project, Ars Nova, Studio Theatre, and Olney Center for the Arts. He toured with The National Players on their 50th anniversary as Cyrano in CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Filmwork includes SHOOTING SCRIPT, DEATH OF A NATION (Winner:  Best Short, IndieFest 2011; Best in Show, Best Shorts Competition 2011), UNDER-GROUND. Television work includes LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, AS THE WORLD TURNS, GUIDING LIGHT.  With Project Y, he has overseen over 20 productions.  He also directed the World Premiere of SCAPISM, by Justin Shipman, and led the “Word Series”, an experimental improvisation-based series of performances that used audience feedback to develop a full-length script.  He received his BA from Middlebury College, Vermont, and his MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego.  He is currently an assistant professor in the theatre department at Middlebury College.

ILYA SLOVESNIK

Ilya Slovesnik is an actor, classically trained musician, singer song-writer with more than 35 years on stage, film and TV. He was born into a theatre family in the suburbs of Moscow, USSR. As a kid, he swore to himself that he would never be an actor and decided to dedicate himself to music. After graduation from Dargomyzhsky School of Music as a pianist, and Academic College of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory as a conductor, Ilya was drafted for two years in the Soviet Army.That was a beginning of his music career. Since turning 15, Ilya has been playing in bands, writing songs, and producing music. You can find his songs all over the Russian part of the NET and youtube. The song Shalome Jerusalim has more than 2 million visitors on youtube. Ilya released 3 full albums and dozen of music videos. Starting in 1985, he began touring across the country by himself and with other Russian stars. In 1989 Ilya was cast in the feature film LAST AUTUMN. It was a large role and he had a tremendous time working with several well known and respected Russian actors. In the United States, Ilya Slovesnik found himself singing in Russian clubs again and then opened a recording studio, Studio 001. Two years ago Ilya suddenly decided that this is probably the right time for him to start his acting career anew, and he has since been cast in nine indie films.

KEVIN MAHER

Kevin Maher is an actor and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, NY. He's collaborated with Jeremy Carr on the short-films ICE CREAM ANTS and NUCLEAR WINTER, plus multiple web-series for AMC, Comedy Central and NickMom. Journalists have compared Kevin to Ernie Kovacs and Jonathan Winters, but his highest praise came from Tiger Beat, who called him "funny!" For more, visit www.LoveKevin.com

MICHAEL CHRISTODOULOU

Michael Christodoulou was born on December 5, 1980, in Englewood, New Jersey, to parents Kyriakos and Raquel Christodoulou.  Michael has two brothers, Anthony, born in 1982 and Christopher, born in 1990. He is of Cypriot and Cuban descent. Michael started acting at age 13, appearing in several community theatre productions and continued on throughout his high school career.  He attended Rowan University, in Glasborough, NJ and Bergen Community College, in Paramus, NJ and continued with college theatre. At age 31 Michael was featured in two Army Training videos. In 2013 he will be making his film debut in Jeremy Carr's OTHER MADNESSES.

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