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Director: Andrew Shea
Writer: Cindy McCreery
When Grace’s older brother, AJ, undergoes life-threatening surgery, she ends up becoming his unlikely caregiver. These estranged adult siblings reconnect under stressful and emotional circumstances where they both realize, no matter how distant they have grown, they’ll always be a part of each other. This dramedy is set during the days after Michael Jackson’s death in the Los Angeles hospital that shares a building with the L.A. Coroner’s Office, where the King of Pop was autopsied. Michael Jackson played an important role in the siblings’ childhoods and the irony of the timing isn’t lost on Grace. As she tries to reconcile her complicated relationships with her siblings, she’s also saying goodbye to the icon who was the soundtrack to that chapter of her life.
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Cindy McCreery - Writer
Cindy McCreery was a Walt Disney/ABC Feature Writing Fellow in 2003 and has since sold feature projects to New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Films, Warner Brothers, MGM, Branded Entertainment and Lionsgate. She also writes for television and has sold projects to SyFy Channel, Disney Channel, NBC, TNT, Televisa USA and is currently writing pilots for Universal Television and AMC’s Shudder. Cindy has been teaching screenwriting and television writing since 2004 at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and is currently an Associate Professor and the Screenwriting Area Head at The University of Texas at Austin in The Department of Radio-TV-Film.
Andrew Shea - Director
Andrew Shea is a versatile, award-winning director and screenwriter who has enjoyed success in film, television and theatre. His films have screened at several of the most prestigious and selective film festivals in the world: the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, the South by Southwest Film Festival, and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Andrew has an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, an M.F.A. from California institute of the Arts, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and a B.A. from Hampshire College. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Andrew is a professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Radio-Televisiion-Film at the University of Texas at Austin.
Lee Eddy as Grace
Lee Eddy is an actor, improviser, writer, and voice over artist. Recent film credits include Dark, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore, and Mustang Island. In Austin, recent stage productions include Cry It Out, Everything is Established, and original piece Co*Star: The Record Acting Game. Lee regularly performs with the comedy group The Knuckleball Now and contributes her voice to the Rooster Teeth series Camp Camp. She was a huge MJ fan as a kid, once making a glove of her own by stapling silver sequins onto a finger-holed sock.
E. Jason Liebrecht as A.J.
E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor and performing artist in numerous aspects of the entertainment industry for over a decade. He is a long-time company member and collaborator with the Austin-based devised/experimental theatre company, the Rude Mechs, and has travelled extensively with their original productions. Highlights include the Lincoln Center commissioned piece, Stop Hitting Yourself, several collaborative development processes while in residence at Yale University (including The Method Gun and Now Now Oh Now), and most recently in Austin as the titular character in their profane adaptation, Fixing King John.
Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects and network television, including supporting roles in Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, NBC’s Revolution and Chase, John Ridley’s American Crime, Rooster Teeth’s Day 5, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, as well as the lead role in the indie feature Rearview Cataclysm, set to be shot in Texas this summer.
A more complete list of credits can be found on IMDB & behindthevoiceactors.com.
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Babs George has been a member of SAG (and now SAG/AFTRA) and AEA for over 30 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Performance from the University of Utah and trained under Master Teacher and famed director, Michael Kahn at the Academy of Classical Acting, affiliated with The Shakespeare Theatre and George Washington University. There she garnered an MFA in Acting with comprehensive advanced training in Jacobean and Shakespearean texts.
A resident of in Austin, TX for many years, she has been nominated numerous times for her work on Austin stages, receiving the Austin Critics Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, and the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Actor/Actress in Austin” Award as well as Best Acting Teacher.
Film and TV Credits include: Sin City, Friday Night Lights, My Generation, PBS The War of the World, The Lying Game and numerous SAG Indie Films. IMDb
In 1993 she opened a Studio Training School which is now THE ACTOR’S SCHOOL with Austin Community College. She also currently teaches at Texas State University in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Bina Chauhan is a theatre, voiceover, and film actor who has worked in Austin, New York, and Los Angeles. She earned a BFA from UT Austin before moving to New York , producing and acting in countless shows and co-founding two theatre companies. She has also toured regionally, and one of her favorite acting jobs has been playing Viola in Twelfth Night at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. Bina then made her way to LA where she began to work in the business side of entertainment at Paramount Pictures in TV & Digital Distribution. Since her return to Austin in 2014, she has enjoyed an annual return to creating and producing original works at Frontera Fest. Most recently, her Best of Fest credits have included Hey Girl, It’s Ryan; Hope House; and Burr the Musical. She has a small role in the Austin-based indie film, Mr. Roosevelt, as well as in Social Animals, being released by Paramount in June 2018.
Mikala Gibson is an award-winning stage and screen actress, published
writer and master teaching artist. Although she is based in the great state of Texas,
her work has been seen on major networks such as HBO, Showtime, BET and PBS.
Her work has also been featured at the Cannes International Film Festival,
Sundance, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Raindance International Film Festival,
Urbanworld Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival, to name a few.
When she is not performing, Gibson is teaching theatre and creative writing to the
next generation of young artists. Having taught successfully for over 15 years,
Mikala is a sought after lecturer and conducts workshops on being an effective
Avery White’s one and only REEL profession includes many talents such as; a passion for Voice
Impressions for over 40 years which lead to Voice and Character Acting, Stand-Up/Improv Comedy,
Stunt Performer (10+ years), Film, Print, Commercials and Theater. He’s the recipient of The New
Orleans Ambie Award for Supporting/Featured Actor in a play. While in New Orleans he helped create
the AFTRA Voice/Reel committee and has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 2005. He has also been
an advocate and volunteer with the Austin Film Festival since 2008.
In his one and only REAL profession a.k.a. a master bodyworker of massage therapy, licensed & full time
since 1999 and practicing since 1977. He’s often compared to Airrosti and old school Rolfing (not the
new “gentle” Rolfing). He is actively seeking “the one” that can surpass him in grip strength specifically
mastering the Captains of Crush Grippers No. 3 and above.
Michael Dolan is an actor and filmmaker.
Hannah Kenah is a theatre performer, writer, and company member with Rude Mechs and has been developing work with the company since 2008, including national tours of The Method Gun and Stop Hitting Yourself. She served as the writer for Rude Mechs’ Now Now Oh Now, and most recently she wrote and performed in Rude Mechs’ Field Guide which was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre and premiered in their 2017-2018 season. Hannah received her BA from Dartmouth College, attended Dell’Arte International, and is currently studying playwriting as a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.