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Naomi Watts

Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and she began to follow her mother and her brother around England, until she was fourteen, when they settled in Australia, where her maternal grandmother was from. She coaxed her mother into letting her take acting class when they arrived. After bit parts in commercials, she landed her first role in For Love Alone. Naomi met her best friend, Nicole Kidman, when they both auditioned for a bikini commercial and they shared a taxi ride home. In 1991, Naomi starred along Kidman in the sleeper-hit Flirting directed by John Duigan. Naomi continued her career by starring in the Australian Brides of Christ co-starring Oscar-winners Russell Crowe and Brenda Fricker. In 1993, she worked with John Duigan again in Wide Sargasso Sea and director George Miller in Gross Misconduct. Tank Girl, in 1995, an adaptation of the comic book was a cult hit, starred Naomi as "Jet Girl", but it didn't fare well at the box-office and didn't do much for her career as a whole. Watts continued to take insignificant parts in movies including the much forgotten film Children of the Corn: The Gathering. It wasn't until David Lynch cast her in the critically acclaimed film Mulholland Dr. that she began to become noticed. Her part as an aspiring actress showed her strong acting ability and wide range and earned her much respect, as much as to say by some that she was overlooked for a Oscar nomination that year. Stardom finally came to Naomi in the surprise hit The Ring, which grossed over $100,000,000 at the box-office and starred Watts as a investigative reporter hunting down the truth behind several mysterious deaths seemingly caused by a video tape. While the movie did not fare well with the critics, it launched her into the spotlight. In 2003, she starred in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams which earned her - what some say is a much overdue Oscar nomination and brought others to call her one of the best in her generation of actors. The same year, she was nominated for 21 Grams, Naomi was chosen to play "Ann Darrow" in director Peter Jackson's King Kong which took her to New Zealand for a five month shoot. Watts completed her first comedy in I Heart Huckabees for director David O. Russell, playing a superficial spokes model - a break from her usual intense and dramatic roles she is known for. In 2005, she reprized her role as the protective-mother-reporter "Rachel Keller" in The Ring Two. The movie, released in March, opened to $35,000,000 at the box office in the first weekend and established her as a box-office draw. Also in 2005, it was decided that her independent movie Ellie Parker would be re-released in late 2005 after its success at resurfacing at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie, which Naomi also produced, features her in the title role and is a bit biographical, but yet exaggerated take of the life of a struggling actress as she comes to Hollywood and encounters nightmares of the profession (it also features Watts' own beat-up Honda which she travels around in). In 2006, she starred with Edward Norton in The Painted Veil. In July of 2007, Naomi gave birth to a boy, Alexander Pete (Sasha Schreiber) in Los Angeles with Liev Schreiber. Since then her career choices have gathered even more critical acclaim with starring roles roles in German director Michael Haneke's American remake of his thriller Funny Games, David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, and the action-thriller, The International, released in February 2009. In mid-2008, Watts announced she was expecting her second child with Schreiber and gave birth to another boy, Samuel Kai Schreiber, in New York on December 13.

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006), the second one being Carlos Reygadas in 2012. His six feature films, 'Amores Perros' (2000), '21 Grams' (2003), 'Babel' (2006), 'Biutiful' (2010), 'Birdman' (2014) and 'The Revenant' (2015), have gained critical acclaim world-wide including two Academy Award nominations.

Alejandro González Iñárritu was born in Mexico City.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a cargo ship at the ages of seventeen and nineteen years, González Iñárritu worked his way across Europe and Africa. He himself has noted that these early travels as a young man have had a great influence on him as a film-maker. The setting of his films have often been in the places he visited during this period.

After his travels, González Iñárritu returned to Mexico City and majored in communications at Universidad Iberoamericana. In 1984, he started his career as a radio host at the Mexican radio station WFM, a rock and eclectic music station. In 1988, he became the director of the station. Over the next five years, González Iñárritu spent his time interviewing rock stars, transmitting live concerts, and making WFM the number one radio station in Mexico. From 1987 to 1989, he composed music for six Mexican feature films. He has stated that he believes music has had a bigger influence on him as an artist than film itself.

In the nineties, González Iñárritu created Z films with Raul Olvera in Mexico. Under Z Films, he started writing, producing and directing short films and advertisements. Making the final transition into T.V Film directing, he studied under well-known Polish theatre director Ludwik Margules, as well as Judith Weston in Los Angeles.

In 1995, González Iñárritu wrote and directed his first T.V pilot for Z Films, called Detras del dinero, -"Behind the Money", starring Miguel Bosé. Z Films went on to be one of the biggest and strongest film production companies in Mexico, launching seven young directors in the feature film arena. In 1999, González Iñárritu directed his first feature film Amores perros, written by Guillermo Arriaga. Amores perros explored Mexican society in Mexico City told via three intertwining stories. In 2000, Amores perros premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Critics Weeks Grand Prize. It also introduced audiences for the first time to Gael García Bernal. Amores perros went on to be nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards.

After the success of Amores Perros, González Iñárritu and Guillermo Arriaga revisited the intersecting story structure of Amores perros in González Iñárritu's second film, 21 Grams. The film starred Benicio del Toro, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, and was presented at the Venice Film Festival, winning the Volpi Cup for actor Sean Penn. At the 2004 Academy Awards, Del Toro and Watts received nominations for their performances.

In 2005 González Iñárritu embarked on his third film, Babel, set in 4 countries on 3 continents, and in 4 different languages. Babel consists of four stories set in Morocco, Mexico, the United States, and Japan. The film stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Adriana Barraza. The majority of the rest of the cast, however, was made up of non-professional actors and some new actors, such as Rinko Kikuchi. It was presented at Cannes 2006, where González Iñárritu earned the Best Director Prize (Prix de la mise en scène). Babel was released in November 2006 and received seven nominations at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director nominated for a DGA award and for an Academy Award. Babel went on to win Best Motion Picture in the drama category at the Golden Globe Awards on January 15, 2007. Gustavo Santaolalla won the Academy Award that year for Best Original Score. After Babel, Alejandro and his writing partner Guillermo Arriaga professionally parted ways, following González Iñárritu barring Arriaga from the set during filming (Arriaga told the LA Times in 2009 "It had to come to an end, but I still respect González Iñárritu").

In 2008 and 2009, González Iñárritu directed and produced Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem, written by González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, and Nicolas Giacobone. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festial on May 17, 2010. Bardem went on to win Best Actor (shared with Elio Germano for La nostra vita) at Cannes. Biutiful is González Iñárritu's first film in his native Spanish since his debut feature Amores perros. For the second time in his career his film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. It was also nominated for the 2011 Golden Globes in the category of Best Foreign Film, for the 2011 BAFTA awards in the category of Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Actor. Javier Bardem's performance was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor.

In 2014, González Iñárritu directed Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, and Andrea Riseborough. The film is Iñárritu's first comedy. Birdman is about an actor who played an iconic superhero, and who tries to revive his career by doing a play based on the Raymond Carver short story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. The film was released on October 17, 2014.

In April 2014, it was announced that González Iñárritu's next film as a director will be The Revenant, which he co-wrote with Mark L. Smith. It is based on the novel of same name by Michael Punke. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter with shooting began in September 2014, for a December 25, 2015 release.The Revenant is being filmed in Alberta and B.C. with production scheduled to wrap in February 2015. The film will be a 19th Century period piece, and is described as a "gritty thriller" about a fur trapper who seeks revenge against a group of men who robbed and abandoned him after he was mauled by a grizzly bear.

From 2001 to 2011, González Iñárritu directed several short films.

In 2001, he directed an 11 minute film segment for 11.09.01- which is composed of several short films that explore the effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from different points of view around the world.

In 2007, he made ANNA which screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival inside Chacun son cinéma. It was part of the 60th anniversary of the film festival and it was a series of shorts by 33 world-renown film directors.

In 2012, he made the experimental short film Naran Ja: One Act Orange Dance - inspired by L.A Dance Project's premiere performance. The short features excerpts of the new choreography Benjamin Millepied crafted for Moving Parts. The story takes place in a secluded, dusty space and centers around LADP dancer Julia Eichten.

In 2001/2002, González Iñárritu directed "Powder Keg", an episode for the BMW film series The Hire, starring Clive Owen as the driver.

In 2010, González Iñárritu directed Write the Future, a football-themed commercial for Nike ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which went on to win Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions advertising festival.

In 2012, he directed Procter and Gamble's "Best Job" commercial spot for the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. It went on to win the Best Primetime Commercial Emmy at Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Baltasar Kormákur

Baltasar Kormákur is an actor, producer and director whose work spans theater, movies and television. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, he graduated as an actor from Iceland's National Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He was immediately signed on by the National Theatre of Iceland, where he worked as one of the leading young performing artists until 1997. During the last two years of his assignment, he also directed several ambitious works, after having produced and directed highly popular, independent stage productions alongside his projects with the National Theatre. In 2000, he wrote, directed, acted in and produced the feature film "101 Reykjavik," which became an international hit and earned the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Subsequently, Variety selected him as one of the "10 Directors to Watch," along with Alejandro González Iñárritu, Lukas Moodysson, Christopher Nolan and other newcomers at the time.

Soon after, Kormákur started Blueeyes Productions and since then has maintained his focus on feature film writing, producing, and directing. His films "The Sea," "A Little Trip To Heaven," "Jar City" and "White Night Wedding" have all been very successful in Iceland, and won numerous international awards. Kormákur's "The Deep," which eerily captures the tragic real-life story of the lone survivor of a capsized fishing boat off the frigid Icelandic coast, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to become Iceland's Oscar nominee and was shortlisted for the foreign language Academy Award. It opened in Iceland on September 21, 2012 and took in over 50% of the country's box office receipts that weekend and earned a record number of Edda Awards, 11 in all, including Best Film of the Year, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Kormákur has also directed features in the United States, including "Inhale," an independent film produced by the LA based 26 Films, starring Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger and Sam Shepard and "Contraband," starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, and Kate Beckinsale, which took first place at the US box office during its opening weekend, early January 2012. Universal Pictures released "Contraband," which was a remake of Oskar Johansson's "Reykjavik Rotterdam," that starred Kormákur and he produced with Agnes Johansen through his Blueeyes Productions, along with Working Title Films.

Kormákur's next film was the thriller "2 Guns," starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, which Universal Pictures will release in August 2013. Other projects include the HBO pilot "The Missionary," a spy thriller he will direct and Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson and Malcolm Gladwell will produce; "Everest," the cautionary tale and real life adventure on the mountain in 1996 when eight climbers died in the span of two days, due to a series of horrific mishaps and bad decisions. Working Title Films and Emmett/Furla Productions will produce "Everest" with Kormákur. Also, "Viking," a big budget action adventure set in the world of the famed Norse warriors, which will film in Iceland. Kormákur optioned Iceland's beloved, Nobel Prize-winning book Independent People to develop as a feature film and will produce the American remake of "Jar City" along with CEO of Lava Bear Films, David Linde. He is also producing the Icelandic drama "Rocketman," which acclaimed Icelandic filmmaker Dagur Kari is directing.

He also partnered with CCP Games, the world's leading independent developer of massive multiplayer games to bring the EVE Universe game to television. The new series will take its inspiration from the millions of people who have left their mark on the EVE Universe via stories submitted to the website. The RVK Studios team, in collaboration with CCP, will create an original concept and story line set in the EVE Universe, a future history of rival societies trapped beyond a wormhole in a dystopian sci-fi world. All of Kormákur's films are made under his Blueeyes Productions, which also includes a television arm, RVK Studios, and an association with Dadi Einarsson and the Icelandic VFX company Framestore.

Rodrigo Prieto

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).

He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).

Pietro was nominated for two Academy Award for Best Cinematography, first in Brokeback Mountain and later in Silence.

Forrest Goodluck

Making his big screen debut, Forrest Goodluck appears opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domnhall Gleeson and Will Poulter in FOX's epic drama, "The Revenant." Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the movie centers on legendary hunter, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is left for dead by his compatriots following a bear mauling. Goodluck plays Hawk, the son of DiCaprio's Hugh Glass.

While "The Revenant" marks his burst onto the scene, Goodluck has several years of acting work under his belt, participating in community theater and short films since the age of ten. Prolific behind the camera, Goodluck is an award-winning youth filmmaker whose work has premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival, Taos Shortz Film Festival, LA Skins Festival, and had made him the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market Class X Youth Winner. Goodluck's film work also led to him being chosen as one of Sundance Institute's 2015 Full Circle Fellows.

A member of the Dine, Mandan, Hidatsa and Tsimshian tribes, Goodluck is the son of Laurie and Kevin, a Practice Manager and Internal Medicine Physician, respectively. He is a student at the prestigious Bosque School and studies drama with acclaimed acting teachers Angela Gibbs and Judith Weston in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Goodluck is currently finishing his high school studies, while pursuing his acting career.

Gustavo Santaolalla

Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, with Aníbal Kerpel, Aaurie Buhne and Robert Brill, with which he developed an intense activity in the city of Los Angeles. In 1982 he returned to Argentina to record a solo work - with a new sound- very influenced by the American pop trends of the time, called "Santaolalla", in which participated Argentine bassist Alfredo Toth (GIT band) and keyboardist Alejandro Lerner. In the music production area, his work was emphasized in "De Ushuaia a La Quiaca" ("From Ushuaia to La Quiaca") -another Argentine mythical musician León Gieco's project- following his same national folk line. Back in Los Angeles, produced records for "Café Tacuba" and "Maldita vecindad" among others, returning once more to Argentina in the middle of the '90 with a second solo work, "GAS" (his name's initials). His works in group production from the USA have turned Santaolalla into a prominent figure in that area, what gave him, besides, the chance to participate in big musical projects for cinema movies with successful results ("Amores perros", "21 Grams", "Diarios de motocicleta" -"The Motorcycle Diaries"), crowned with the Oscar award in March, 2006, by the music of the controversial film "Brokeback Mountain" and in 2007 for his friend Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel". This makes him the third composer to win in the Best Original Score two years in a row.

Duane Howard

When millions of people see actor Duane Howard play 'Elk Dog', the lead native warrior in 20th Century Fox's mammoth film The Revenant, chances are that they will marvel at how such a riveting actor came out of nowhere. But Duane did not come out of nowhere; he came from the streets.

Duane Howard is a First Nation born in the Nuu-chah-nulth (meaning "along the mountains and sea") territory located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The Howard family left the territory when Duane was only 3 to live in the nearby town Port Alberni. By the time he moved to Vancouver with his older sister at the age of 14 following his parents' separation, Duane had already been using drugs and alcohol for four years.

Duane lived on the streets from the age of 14 to 18 years old and had many close calls. Many times during this unimaginable period Duane considered not going on.

After 13 years at the age of 23 Duane realized that he did not want his son to follow in his footsteps and so he simply got up and walked away from his dark life. Duane not only accomplished the enormous feat of becoming clean and sober, he went on to get his grade twelve education and in 1988 he received his diploma in Substance Abuse Counseling. Duane used his experience and his new education to work the rougher parts of Vancouver and towns across Canada making a difference in the lives of troubled youth and their families.

In the early 1990s Duane realized that he wanted to make another change in his life when he discovered a passion for acting. Duane began as a background performer and then worked his way up to acquiring a stunt credit on the feature film The Scarlett Letter. Duane's credits grew from stunts to stunt acting to acting roles on shows such as the TV movies Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts along with the popular TV series Arctic Air and more. Duane recently completed a starring role in a film titled The Sun at Midnight wherein, ironically, he fights to survive a bear attack.

That Duane ended up with the lead native role on The Revenant is nearly as miraculous as his survival on the streets. The actor had decided to take a break from the business a year before the audition call for the part of 'Elk Dog' came out, and it was upon hearing of the role from his former agent, that Duane returned to acting after initially accepting a stunt position on the film. Upon hearing of the film's frustration over finding the right actor for the integral role, the stunt coordinator who had hired Duane suggested that they take a look at him, as he knew what a strong actor Duane was. Unbeknownst to him, Duane's agent was working with Canadian casting director Michelle Allen to get him seen. Duane received a call the next day which was a Sunday, went in to read on the Monday and on Wednesday flew to Calgary and auditioned in private for the three time Oscar winner, Alejandro González Iñárritu. The director immediately took Duane down to the production facility and had him repeat his audition in front of the entire crew. After months of searching all of North America they'd found their Elk Dog and Duane had landed the biggest role of his life in the span of 4 days.

Duane is very matter-of-fact that it took all of this, the childhood addictions, his near deaths on the street, his recovery, education and training, all of it to perform the role of 'Elk Dog' in The Revenant.

Today Duane is at peace and very grateful for all that he has including his three children.

Duane wishes to include a special mention of his immense gratitude for the Canadian Casting Director on The Revenant, Michelle Allen and his lifelong agent and friend Linda Carter for their unparalleled support of him.

Maricel Álvarez

Maricel Alvarez is a stage and film actress, director, choreographer and curator. Her practice develops at the intercrossing of theater, performance and visual arts, blending the boundaries where the body, as artistic and critical device, may reveal itself. This essentially interdisciplinary approach is reflected in her artistic and academic background: taking Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires and courses with renowned masters in theater and contemporary dance. Since 1999 she holds close artistic collaboration with Emilio García Wehbi. She has also worked with El Periférico de Objetos, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful), Sophie Calle, William Kentridge, Santiago Loza, Rubén Szuchmacher, Woody Allen (To Rome With Love), Alejandro Tantanian, Martín Churba, Nora Lezano, Iván Fund (Toublanc), Edgardo Cozarinsky, Ana Katz (My Friend At The Park), Nicolás Provider (Fatherland) and Diana Szeinblum, among other artists and companies. Her work was showcased in stages, galleries, film festivals and museums in Argentina and abroad, such as Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón, Centro de Experimentación Contemporánea del Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Teatro General San Martín, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Espacio de Arte-Fundación Osde, Konzert Theater Bern (Switzerland), Berliner Festspiele (Germany), Akademie der Künste Berlin (Germany), Museo Universitario del Chopo and Teatro El Galeón (Inba) in Mexico City, Cannes Film Festival (France), Sundance Festival (Usa), Morelia Film Festival (Mexico). As a lecturer, she imparted courses at Ludwig Maximilian Universität (Germany), Freies Universität Berlin (Germany), Kyoto University of Arts and Design (Japan), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Theatertreffen in Berlín (Internationales Forum) and Foro Shakespeare, in Mexico City. Participated as performer and/or director in festivals in Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Spain, France, Japan, Mexico and Switzerland. In 2016 she was Resident Artist at Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City. A faculty member at the Master Program Maestría de Teatro y Performance, Universidad Nacional de las Artes (Una) and an international artists program Curator at Bienal de Performance de Argentina (BP.17).

Qyoko Kudo

Qyoko Kudo, a Japanese actress in film and on stage, sifted her life to be an actor after building her business carrier. While having acting training at United Performers' Studio in Tokyo, she got her role in the Alejandro González Iñárritu film 'Babel' in 2006 casted by Yoko Narahashi. Accumulating experience in acting, she started engaging in the films created by directors from abroad that sought Japan from their perspective, as well as those films shot by Japanese directors'. While many works she got involved in were nominated for numerous domestic and international awards, the Edmund Yeo film 'kingyo' brought her to Venice International Film Festival in 2009. Same year at Raindance Film Festival by the Yasutomo Chikuma film 'Now, I...'. In 2011, the Yusaku Okamoto film 'Fragrance of Smoke' at Short Shorts Film Festival in Asia. In 2013, nomination for Best Director and Best Lead Actress award of St. Tropez International Film Festival by the Sutipornprachum Vichian film 'Clothes Pegs'. Same year at Taipei Film Festival by the Edmund Yeo film 'Springtime Nostalgia'. In 2013, casted by Yoko Narahashi again, she joined the James Mangold film 'Wolverine' as Aya, a wife of Shingen Yashida played by Hiroyuki Sanada. Bike riding and Aikido advocate. Japanese and English speaker.

Benjamin Kanes

Benjamin Kanes is one of only a handful of American actors ever to work with Master filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, in My Blueberry Nights (2007). Benjamin has also worked with directors M. Night Shyamalan in the upcoming The Visit (2015) as well as Alejandro González Iñárritu, in his Oscar Winning, Birdman (2014). Adam McKay, Allen Hughes, Mark Kochanowicz and Solon Quinn are other exceptional directors he's had the pleasure of collaborating with.

Benjamin also produces his own work. In 2012 he co-founded as Creative Director, SightSense Productions through which he produces branded content for national clients such as Sunoco, AmeriCorps, Birch Coffee and more, as well as narrative works like Assumption of Risk (2014) and Piranha Sharks (2015). His other company, Vision Pictures, produces Documentary and educational works including feature films The Last Old Master (2016) and From Hand to Cup (2016).

Nick Smoke

A native of The Bronx, New York, Nick is an actor, writer, director and producer who trained at both La Guardia High School for Performing Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company's Acting School. As an actor, he's been featured in The Social Network (dir. David Fincher) and People Like Us (dir. Alex Kurtzman), as well as several television shows and has worked on projects with Angus Wall & Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, 21 Grams), Todd Strauss-Schulson (Harold & Kumar 3) & Lance Acord (Lost in Translation, Where the Wild Things Are). As a writer, Nick co-wrote the short film, "Queen," which has garnered official selections at over thirty film festivals including Cinequest, Boston International, Edinburgh, and Humboldt International, where he won the award for Best Narrative. In 2013 he was diagnosed with a rare liver disease known as Budd-Chiari syndrome and is on the wait list for a liver transplant. This profound and life changing experience is the basis for Only Kids, his debut feature length film. When he's not committed to his artistry or visiting with his transplant team of doctors at Cedars-Sinai, Nick enjoys supporting several charities, among them the American Liver Foundation and Children International. Nick lives with his cat, Bronx, in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. He enjoys the offbeat.

Jeremiah Carbajal

Jeremiah Carbajal was born in Whittier, CA. He compelled interest in film, watching the movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), believing if George Lucas can create something so visually wild and spectacular, he can create a film, too. Jeremiah also took theater-arts classes in is freshmen year of high school to understand the mind of acting, and work better with his actors on set. Without any film classes, Jeremiah tried three times to make his first feature film, but failed due to budget/financing. Though, in 2017 he made his attempted feature film American Moonlight (2017) into a short. Without any film classes to learn how to write and direct, he mastered it on his own. Carbajal loves to meet and work with new people on a project. His inspirations are Alejandro González Iñárritu, Aaron Sorkin, Damien Chazelle, Noah Baumbach, Denis Villeneuve, and Danny Boyle.

James Ferrera

James Ferrera has over 17 years experience in domestic and international major motion picture and independent film publicity

Ferrera is a graduate of the USC Master of Professional Writing Program and is founding President of the USC MPW Alumni Association. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola Marymount University.

Ferrera began his career as a publicist at the venerable PR powerhouse firm of Dennis Davidson Associates, where he worked on theatrical release, Sundance and Cannes film festival and awards campaigns for films such as Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty, Anand Tucker's Hilary & jackie, Adrian & Roko Belic's Genghis Blues, Paul Schrader's affliction, Kirby Dick's Sick: the Life and Death of Bob Flanagan And vincent Gallo's Buffalo 66.

Ferrera then went on to direct East Coast Publicity for Lionsgate Films before becoming their Vice President of National Publicity, spearheading the New York theatrical, festival and awards campaigns for such titles as Marc Forster's Monster's Ball (which Landed Halle Berry a Best Actress Academy Award), Alejandro González Iñárritu's Amores perros, E. Elisa Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire, Wayne Kramer's The cooler, Peter Bogdanovich's Cat's Meow, Roger Avary's the Rules Of attraction, Peter Webber's Girl With the Pearl Earring, Lars Von trier's Dogville, Gaspar Noé's Irreversible, Steven Shainberg's secretary, Bill Paxton's Frailty, Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, eli Roth's Cabin Fever and James Wan's Saw.

In 2005, Ferrera left Lionsgate to pursue a career as an independent Unit Publicist, working directly on the production publicity for movies such as the Pang Brothers' the Messengers, James Wan's Death Sentence, both Sequels in the Popular Harold & Kumar Franchise, Tim Hill's Alvin & the Chipmunks, Gus Van Sant's Last Three Films, Milk, Restless & promised Land, Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock, Steve Carr's Paul Blart: mall Cop, Robert Redford's the Conspirator, Brad Peyton's Journey 2: the Mysterious Island, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, Jules Stewart's k-11, Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger and Lasse Hallström's The hundred-foot Journey.

For the production year 2014, Ferrera has been lucky enough to take a respite from work on the road and has been fully engaged in working locally in Los Angeles - a rarity these days - on a bevy of horror initiatives including John R. Leonetti's Annabelle, Phil Claydon's crawlspace and Leigh Whannell's Third Installment of the Wildly Popular blumhouse Insdious Franchise, Insidious: Chapter 3.

In addition to his work as a Unit Publicist, Ferrera consults on film festival and awards campaigns, most recently the Sundance & awards campaigns for the Academy Award nominated documentaries How to Survive a Plague, Dirty Wars, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the Invisible War And the Academy Award Winner Twenty Feet from Stardom.

Sidartha Murjani

Born in Indonesia to parents from India, acting was never an option growing up. Sidartha started in social work before going to business but then the acting bug bit him when he was cast in a play in university. He applied to the only acting school he wanted to go into and received a scholarship to attend it. After graduating from Vancouver film school in 2014, Sidartha did numerous films, TV shows and plays in Canada, Including The Switch (Netflix), Legion (Marvel), Riemann (short) which has been selected in over 9 film festivals, The Specials (short) which won best short film in Vancouver South Asian film festival 2016 and he was also nominated for best supporting actor for the film Coffee at laundromat (short). In 2016 Alongside 2 other collaborators Sidartha co-created a Television show called Menage in Vancouver, Canada which won Best web series in the Los Angeles film awards. He wrote, co-produced and starred in it. He won the emerging artist of the year award in Pickurflick film festival in India which played 4 of his films in their festival.

His biggest artistic inspirations include Aamir Khan, Martin Scorsese, Satyajit Ray, Francis Coppola, Sir Ben Kingsley, Amitabh Bachan, Vidya Balan, Meryl Streep, Jafar Panahi, Rani Mukherjee, Denzel Washington, Guillermo Del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark Ruffalo, Akira Kurosawa, Wong kar Wai, Kerry Washington, among many others."

Sidartha has had the privilege to be exposed to many different cultures which tells stories in their own different ways. Through these experiences he has come to believe that our planet, our world is blessed with so much diversity and each unique being has so much to offer and so much to learn from each other.

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