Dubbed an "Artist We Love" by Minnesota Monthly, Clarence Wethern (JOHN) has been a fixture in Twin Cities film and theatre since relocating from his hometown of New Orleans in 2005. Independent film credits include leading roles in the upcoming romantic comedy feature STILL LIFE, shorts such as EMPTY BOTTLE, THREE BULLETS, HOW TO JAIL, and DINNER DATE, and many more. On Minneapolis stages, Clarence recently received rave reviews for his tortured, funny, and powerful performance as Oliver in The Pride at Pillsbury House Theatre and, shortly before that, his tour de force as Hamlet at Theatre in the Round. For more information, you can visit his website at clarencewethern.com or follow @cwethern on Twitter.
Sam Landman (MITCH) is one half of Pommelhorse, a comedic, multimedia duo responsible for the award-winning 48-Hour Films THE MOOKER and 5ECONDS as well as the Minnesota Fringe show, A Sad Carousel. Landman was also named Best Supporting Actor by Lavender Magazine for his role of Cherea in Walking Shadow's production of Caligula. He’s in the process of writing the first PommelBook, Mr. Powder Blue, a feature-length film called That Melancholy Feel, and stand-up routines for Herschel Douscheburg and Tarquin Ex.
Scot Moore (BRANDON) is a theatre director and actor, as well as a fiction writer. His most recent work includes the novel Gaymerica, published at the beginning of 2012. He also is a company member and director for Freshwater Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Scot has acted with numerous twin cities theatre companies, and will get back to it after his next novel is published.
Charles Hubbell’s (PSYCHIATRIST) versatile and accomplished acting work spans many different fields in arts and entertainment. Charles can be seen in films, theater, commercials and his voice can be heard in radio ads, animations and even puppetry. Titles of his work in films include: MIDNIGHT CHRONICLES, I'M NOT JESUS MOMMY, THE NIHILIST; theater: Drakul, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Caligula, The Homecoming and The Guthrie Theater’s production of Charley’s Aunt. Animations: Jonah/Tomberry and The Monster of Nix; puppetry:www.transylvania-tv.com. Learn more about Charles Hubbell at charles-hubbell.com.
Michael Lent (PRODUCER, STORY EDITOR) was a producer on the movies WITCHES’ NIGHT, NAKED IN AMERICA and HARD SCRAMBLED, as well as writer on THE HELLSEEKER for Dimension Films. His credits also include more than a dozen graphic novels including Prey published by Marvel Comics, Brimstone published byZenescope Entertainment, graphic novel bios for Orbit including Stephen King, JRR Tolkien, Keith Richards,
and Stephen Hawking, eight books including On Thin Ice, published by Disney/Hyperion, based on the top-rated reality series Ice Road Truckers. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Miami and has taught at several universities including UCLA and the University of Miami.
Prior to 2021, Dave Ash (WRITER, DIRECTOR, CO-EDITOR) wrote, directed, and edited five short films that have played at a variety of local, national, and international film festivals, as well as the feature film, LOVE: A DOCUMENTARY. In 2009, LOVE won the Indie Fest Feature Film Merit Award and was named the #2 local film event of the year by MNartists.org. Ash’s short films, as well as his pre-filmmaking satirical writing for publications such as McSweeney’s, can be found at www.daveashinc.com.
John Cooper is a computer programming genius who starts working on a project to reverse engineer human intelligence using a map of the human genome.
John becomes increasingly disillusioned and severely depressed as he begins to question any possible meaning of human thoughts and emotions that can be replicated on computer software.
On the verge of a mental breakdown, he meets Emily—a shy, bohemian novelist that is unable to find emotional sustenance outside of the world of her own writing.
This is the story of two lost souls searching for a shadow of love in an increasingly alienating modern world.
Bethany Ford (EMILY) has worked extensively on stage and screen in the Twin Cities since moving here in 2005. From contemporary monologue plays to Shakespeare, from an indie web series to the occasional musical, she has stretched her range to fit a wide variety of projects. Her recent film and television credits include TH3M, PRODIGAL, and SEEKING WELLNESS. One of the hardest working theatre actresses around, Bethany has taken the stage in over 20 productions in the last seven years.
Jason Schumacher (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, CO-EDITOR) has worked on numerous commercials, movies, and television projects as a cinematographer and editor. He has also worked as a special effect technician for Warner Brothers, most notably on the Academy Award nominated NORTH COUNTRY. In addition, Jason has pursued numerous personal projects including directing the award-winning feature films, STIMULUS and THE TELEPHONE GAME.