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Bob Patterson / Writer / Director / Producer / Song writer

ROBERT PETERS

Robert has appeared in over 90 films as an actor including "Oceans Eleven", "Catch Me If You Can" and "In The Line of Fire" and numerous Television shows including "Sex and the City", "Everwood", and "X-Files". He has directed 3 short films, all of them winners of prestigious awards in major film festivals. His first short film, MUTUAL LOVE LIFE was in the final ten live-action shorts to secure Academy Award consideration and was acquired by HBO. Robert has since produced another award winning short film called I AM STAMOS that he starred in with John Stamos and he produced and starred in the award winning feature film CERTAIN GUYS for HBO. HALF EMPTY is his first feature to direct. The film won Best Director Award in the Silver Lake International Film Festival and was the recipient of the Gold Vision Award in its premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Bob Patterson

Greta Haggeman

MAREIKE FELL

Mareike Fell had her first leadroles in the Series "Jede Menge Leben" (1995/96, 360 Episodes) and "Geliebte Schwestern" (1997/1998, Columbia Tristar). From then on she could be seen in leads of different movies like "Over the rainbow" (cinema-movie, 1998), "Crazy Partners" (Backdoor-Pilot for Pro7 in 2005) or "Himmel uber Australien" (two-Part-Movie for Sat1 in 2006) and various episode-leads like in "Tatort" or "Alarm fur Cobra 11". Never the less she studied journalism and communication-science at the University of Hamburg and made her degree in 2006 and is now teaching future directors in "acting theory and history" as well as "how to guide actors" at the Hamburg Media School. "Half empty" from 2004 is her first international part, another lead for the international market has been the one in "Headhunter - the assessment-weekend" (2006). At the moment she took over a lead for the primetime series "der Bergdoktor" (2007/2008). More informations and pictures on www.mareikefell.de

MAREIKE FELL

Adele

ADELE UDDO

Adele Uddo has appeared in a number of half-naked roles in film, and a long line of TV cameos, including: “Woman in café” and “Woman in silent discussion with store personnel”.



But what really sets Adele apart from most Hollywood actresses is her flourishing career in parts modeling, earning her the reputation of one of LA’s finest hand models. Adele’s hands and body parts, have doubled for such appendage- challenged celebrities as Penelope Cruz, Courtney Cox, and supermodel Doutzen Kroes.



Refusing to be judged solely from the wrist down, Adele took her career into her own hands and wrote, directed, starred in and cat-wrangled for the short film Yin Yang, which premiered at Slamdance film festival, and screened at over 30 festivals worldwide.



For more information on Adele’s latest projects, including her humorous yet often stirring blog, HAND JOBS: Tales of a hand model, please visit www.adeleuddo.com

Bob Patterson

Andreas

MAREK HARLOFF

Film work includes "Forget America", "Der Skorpion" and "Drachenland". Other projects such as "Jaghunde", "Paulas Gehimnis", "Blackout Journey" and "Junge ohne Eigenschaften Der". Television work: "Kommissarin Lucas", "Letzte Schlacht, Die" and "Bella Bloch". He is also a member of the band temp.eau For more information on his music check out www.tempeau.de

MAREK HARLOFF

Fritz Freckstein

BELA B. FELSENHEIMER

Film credits include "Vineta", "No Snow", and "Kampfansage-Der letzte Schuler". Other projects such as "Honey Baby", "Killerbarbies vs. Dracula", and "Kurzfilm Edendale". He has also worked on Television movies such as "Nachtschicht-der ausbruch", "Reihe Wilsberg-isst Vietnamesisch" and "Alarm fur Cobra 11". For more information please check out: http://www.bela-b.de

BELA B. FELSENHEIMER

Steven Isreal

BLANE ABERNATHY

Indie veteran Stephen Israel is best known for exec-producing the cult classic Swimming With Sharks, which launched the career of Kevin Spacey as one of Hollywood's leading villains.Along the way he's also produced Death & Texas, starring Oscar nomineeCharles Durning, Steve Harris, Mary Kay Place and Billy Ray Cyrus and also produced the offbeat musical Open House, starring Sally Kellerman and Anthony Rapp. And right now he's in post on Allan Brocka's second feature, Boy Culture which will premier at a major festival this spring. Long active in indie film, he's been an assistant programmer for Outfest, helped manage the Outfest Screenwriter's Laboratory, programmed for the Slamdance Film Festival and serves on its advisory board. He's also a frequent lecturer and panelist for such organizations as the New York Film Academy, IFP/West, UCLA and the South by Southwest Film Festival, in addition to being an occasional competition juror for other film festivals. He also has extensive corporate experience ranging from strategic planning for a couple of studios, to web start-ups and strategic management consulting in the technology field. He's also a trained rocket scientist (no kidding - he worked on semiconductors for satellites), holds a B.Sc. (hons) in Physics from the University of Durham in England, and an MBA from Cornell University. Generally, he doesn't act, unless Robert talks him into it.

BLANE ABERNATHY

Jean Claude

MALICK BOWENS

n addition to being a member of the prestigious Peter Brook's International Theater Company which has included such notable artists as Emma Thompson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Helen Mirren, Malick was recently seen on stage in Paris portraying Jazz legend Miles Davis. His film work includes his role along side Meryl Streep in "Out of Africa", "Ali", "Tears of the Sun", "The Believers", "When We Were Kings", "Outbreak" and "Bopha". His Television work includes "The March", "Tarzan", "Sous le Signe de Poisson", "Le Bout du Lac", and "Dans la Citadelle". Malick maintains residences in Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Los Angeles, California.

MALICK BOWENS

Writer / Cinematographer / Producer

DAN MIRVISH

A co-founder of the upstart Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an active director, screenwriter and producer. He's been named as one of Variety's Top 50 Creatives to Watch, as well as one of Film Festival Today's Top 25 Most Influential People in Independent Film. Mirvish directed, co-wrote and produced the unique real estate musical OPEN HOUSE, which was just released by Wellspring Media, and is available now on DVD. After a successful festival run for the film, Mirvish spearheaded an upstart Oscar campaign in alliance with Miramax, Paramount and Disney to revive the dormant Original Musical category. As a consequence, Mirvish is the rare filmmaker who's actually made money from an Oscar campaign while garnering international Oscar press attention in a category that didn't exist, for a movie that hardly anyone in Hollywood had seen. The film, which stars Oscar-nominee Sally Kellerman, Ann Magnuson, Robert Peters, Kellie Martin and Anthony Rapp, has won universal critical and audience acclaim at festivals such as the Hamptons, Austin and Slamdance. Mentored by Robert Altman, Mirvish wrote, directed and produced the $38,000 feature OMAHA: THE MOVIE (1994) and on the heels of Slamdance, the film went on to play at over 30 other film festivals.

DAN MIRVISH

Producer

TORSTEN NEUMANN

Torsten produced such films as "Madchen am Sonntag", "99 Euro Films" and "Europe- 99euro-films 2", and "Let it Roll". He is one of the founders of the very respected Oldenburg Film Festival in Oldenburg, Germany. For more information please check outwww.filmfest-oldenburg.de

TORSTEN NEUMANN

Executive Producer / Song Writer

STAN WOODWARD

Prior to collaborating on "Half Empty", Stan was executive producer for "Mutual Love Life", a short comedy written by Robert Peters that won critical acclaim. Stan grew up in an entertainment family which consisted of father Lee Woodward, a local TV Weatherman and singer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Uncle Morgan Woodward, best known for his acting roles in Gunsmoke, Star Trek, Cool Hand Luke, and "Dallas", and Uncle Lewis Woodward, who sang opera professionally for years. Currently CEO of Laying The Foundation, Inc. here in Dallas, Stan served as CEO of Reflect Systems from 2001 to 2007, and was VP of Business and Enterprise Services for broadcast.com and Yahoo! from 1997 to 2000. He has held numerous sales and sales management positions with Ascend Communications, AMP, ADC/Fibermux, Optek and National Semiconductor. Mr. Woodward holds a BSEE degree from Oklahoma State University, serves on the board of Austin College in Sherman, Texas, sits on the advisory boards of the Kilby and Van Cliburn Foundations, and plays drums in the Texas Instruments Big Band.

STAN WOODWARD

Co-Producer

FELIX MARTENS

Felix discovered his love for film during his High-School time when he was a successful stage-actor in his hometown Geesthacht, Germany. While visiting the Hamburg Academy for AudioVisual Media he started to work as a production assistant for TV and cinema commercials in 2001 and soon made his way to become a producer for commercials. Since then he has worked as a producer with several production and postproduction companies and for most major ad-agencies such as TBWA, BBDO, FCB, Scholz & Friends, Springer & Jacoby, Jung van Matt and more. He has just recently moved to Barcelona, Spain to work as a freelance producer and develop his first own feature-film project.

FELIX MARTENS

Composer / Song Writer

LESLIE ROGERS

Leslie was born in the city of Liverpool, England. An early interest in classical music took him through various school and county orchestras and string quartets playing first violin. His interest in music developed and led him from the classical world to the rock world - eventually playing with various rock bands. After completing his education, rock music became his full-time occupation, taking him the length and breadth of Britain, Europe and Asia. After some time on the road Leslie decided to further his academic credits and return to education. In doing so he discovered acting. Within a few years he had established an acting career, with roles in some of the UK's finest TV, film and theatre. He also spent a number of years working in some of Britain's best-known soaps and films. He also enjoyed stints in London's West End Theatre, performing in many of the capitals longest running musical shows. After moving recently to the US, this is his first feature as FILM COMPOSER.

LESLIE ROGERS

Editor

JASON SCHMID

Jason Schmid has over 15 years of professional film and television experience. With over 30 feature films and 150 television episodes to his credit, he has worked in nearly every facet of the industry. With over a decade of post-production experience, Jason has had the benefit of the tutelage of some of the industries top talent to guide him: while working with Directors Wim Wenders (End of Violence), David Lynch (Lost Highway) and others as an award winning sound designer and mixer, Jason also apprenticed with several film editors including Dean Goodhill(The Fugitive) and Steve Polivka (The Shield, Law&Order). Having worked at Renaissance Pictures(Evil Dead, The Gift) as an Associate Producer on Xena:Warrior Princes, Jason subsequently collaborated with the show's Executive Producer Rob Tapert (Spiderman, The Grudge) in producing and editing several television series concepts and promotional trailers. In recent years Jason has graduated to editing, writing, and directing feature films. After editing the award-winning improvised musical comedy feature Half Empty, Jason wrote, directed, and co-edited his debut feature film, Loaner. Jason has also just completed editorial work on the feature films You by first time director and actress Melora Hardin (The Office), and Unbeatable Harold, a comedy about a lovable loser co-starring Dylan McDermott and Henry Winkler. Find out more at www.jasonschmid.com

JASON SCHMID
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