Renée Mollan Masters
Writer, Director, Producer
"Movies should be a positive expression
that there is hope, mercy, justice, and charity.
It is the filmmaker's responsibility to emphasize the positive qualities
by showing the triumph of the individual over adversity."
~ Frank Capra
Renée Mollan Masters is a ...
Writer, Producer and Director
Beginning in 2018 Renee began producing the Peace Train Movie with a Chinese film producer. We secured all the permits and $15 million dollars to produce the movie. Last October the Chinese Government stepped in and said that we could not produce the film in China.
Undeterred, Renee is now producing the Peace Train movie in the United States for national and international distribution.
Renee has brought success to everything she has done. She has sold over 150,000 copies of her book; You Are Smarter Than You Think.
She saved the Jackson County Special Olympics from termination.
She created a PBS parenting show and recruited over 200 nonprofits to participate.
Renee minored in theatre.
Studied at the Strasberg institute in LA and work as a professional actress for two summers in her youth.
Renee is the writer and visionary behind this project.
Julia Cook-Ravel is an experienced producer with a demonstrated history in features, broadcast, and content media. She’s skilled in Media Production, Feature Films, Post Production Management, and Client Relations and has produced numerous award-winning productions from conception through completion, from independent documentary and feature films to international advertising campaigns.
Sample agency and production work includes: Wieden + Kennedy, Don't Act Big, Laika, Rattling Stick US, NORTH, Hoffman Bros, AfterAll, Sparks, NHL, Food Chain Films, Nike, Strasberg Studios, Group Mojo, Limbo Films, Full Tilt Boogie, Havas Worldwide.
Music Videos including John Mayer "Who Did You Think I Was" directed by Gus Van Sant.
Independent films including "Raising Flagg" starring Alan Arkin, the multi-award-winning films "John Strasberg: Accidentally on Purpose” and "Adams' Apples" (Strasberg's modern adaptation of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard”), and SLINGSHOT, the award-winning short written and directed by David Massachi.
Julia is executive producer of the forthcoming documentary "The Torchbearers: Cabaret in Words and Music,” featuring Andrea Marcovicci, Michael Feinstein, Elaine Stritch, Stephen Holden, Jerry Herman, and many other amazing artists.
Marcella has experience as a producer, associate producer, production assistant and editor for video, film and audio productions.
Producer: The Peace Train Podcast
Producer: Peace Train - The Movie
Associate Producer: They Call Us Channelers - Doc-series
Production Assistant: (2) MSNBC films on life working in a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane.
Producer: The Gay Thing Podcast
Production Assistant: Gypsy Soul Band
Marcella is passionate about using this medium as her preferred way to communicate the vision of love, peace and kindness. She feels extremely fortunate to be a part of something that may have a huge and positive impact for viewers and/or listeners worldwide.
Line Producer - Greece
Line Producer | Production Manager | 1st AD
Freelance - Mar 2016 - Present (4 years 2 months) - Greater Los Angeles Area
Ithaca Film Productions (Founder) - May 2012 – Feb 2016 (3 years 10 months) - Greece
1st Assistant Director | Location Manager | Production Manager
Freelance - May 1996 - Sep 20151 (9 years 5 months) - Greece
Hellenic Cinema & Television School Stavrakos (H.C.T.S.S)
Film Directing, Directing and Film Production - 1991 - 1994
Varvakeios School | Greece - High School 1984 – 1990
Dimitris was born in Athens, Greece. He has been working as a Line Producer, Production Manager, 1st Assistant Director & Location Manager in award winning Greek and International productions.
Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar-winning film, West Bank Story, was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, and has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist priest and visual artist Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri and with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg.
He was awarded with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago and many others. Yuval has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a “Guiding Voice” for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom.
Yuval’s first book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom won the Gold Medal for Best Book in the Spirituality Category at the Indie Book Awards 2015.
To listen to the music of Yuval Ron and to find more information about his recordings, books, talks, master-classes, workshops and concerts, please visit: www.yuvalronmusic.com.
Director, Writer, Actor, Teacher, Cheryl E. Grant has been immersed in the theatre arts from a young age, beginning her formal training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She Subsequently attained a Film Degree from The New School and has directed, written and performed in numerous award winning film and theatre productions.
Cheryl conceived and directed the Multi-award-winning documentary, "Accidentally on Purpose" featuring John Strasberg, Steve Buscemi, Susan Strasberg. In this film, John discusses his Nine Natural Laws: a guide for actors and artists in organic ways to become more deeply involved with their world, spirits, and creativity. Winner, Best Educational Documentary - NY & LA Int'l Film & Video Festival Finalist, Best Documentary - Santa Monica Film Fest., Northampton Int'l Film Fest., Rhode Island Int'l Film Fest., Hawaii Int'l Film Fest., Denver Int'l Film Fest. Honorable Mention, Best Documentary - Columbus Int'l Film & Video Fest.
She has most recently starred in an original film written and directed by John Strasberg, updating Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard where she performs the leading role of Elizabeth (Mrs. Lyuba Ranevsky in the original), as well as co-directed, co-edited, and co-produced the Oniros Award winning film.
Firma Productions - Tel Aviv, Israel
Owner - Firma Films - Jul 2008 – Present (11 years 10 months)
FIRMA FILMS is a film production house based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded in 2008 by Adar Shafran and Roni Abramowsky out of enduring passion for filmmaking, FIRMA FILMS, specializes in feature films, short films and a variety of other creative projects.
With hundreds of shooting days and numerous successfully executed co-productions and service productions under our belts, FIRMA FIMS is guided by sensitivity for the unique character and integrity of each individual project, from early development to fostering close personal connections between the filmmakers with whom we collaborate.
Drawing on our extensive production and logistical expertise across a wide spectrum of content, FIRMA FILMS is always able to find the perfect pathway to the heart of each and every project.
Since 1998, Claudius Rauch has been at the helm of one of the leading full-range Special Effects Companies in Germany for film, TV, and the entertainment industry, with bases in Berlin and Munich. He is known for his work on Snowden as well as Showtime's Homeland series among countless other credits.
With extensive know-how about special effects and explosives, Rauch Special Effects offers the latest innovation and experience of highly respected SFX technicians, pyro technicians, mechanics and engineers with international film credit lists.
As experts in the industry for fireworks, mechanical effects including hydraulics and pneumatics, and manufacturing and disposal of breakaways and crash glass products, Claudius Rauch Special Effects provides service to any global industry needing special effects.
For a full list of film credits please see http://rauch-sfx.com/en/index.html
Mira Nair - (Intended?)
Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer.
Director - 25 Credits
2019 Nafas (Short)
2016 Queen of Katwe (directed by)
2014 Words with Gods (segment "God Room")
20088 (segment "How can it be?")
2008 New York, I Love You (segment "Mira Nair")
2008 IMigration (Short)
2006 The Namesake
2004 Vanity Fair
2002 September 11 (segment "India")
2002 Hysterical Blindness (TV Movie)
2001 Monsoon Wedding
2001 The Laughing Club of India (TV Short documentary)
1998 My Own Country (TV Movie)
1995 The Perez Family
1993 The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat (Short)
1991 Mississippi Masala
1988 Hello Bombay!
1987 Children of a Desired Sex (TV Movie documentary)
1985 India Cabaret (TV Movie documentary)
1983 So Far from India (Documentary)
1979 Jama Masjid Street Journal (Documentary)
Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret.
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Sandi Sissel - (Intended?)
Director of Photogrophy
Meet The Browns
Soul Of The Game
Drop Dead Fred
Barney's Great Adventure
The People Under The Stairs
Drag Stip Girl
Robert Alan Ackerman
Tom Zito/Digital Pix
Paul Webster/Working Title
DeLaurentis Film Group
Shia LaBeouf - (Intended Role: Shacker?)
YEAR TITLE ROLE
2019 Honey Boy James Lort
2019 The Peanut Butter Falcon Tyler
2017 Borg vs McEnroe John McEnroe
2016 American Honey Jake
2015 Man Down Gabriel Drummer
2014 Fury (2014) Boyd "Bible" Swan
2013 Nymphomaniac: Volume I Jerôme
2013 Nymphomaniac: Volume II Jerôme
2013 Charlie Countryman Charlie Countryman
2012 The Company You Keep Ben Shepard
2012 Lawless (2012) Jack Bondurant
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sam Witwicky
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Jake Moore
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sam Witwicky
2008 New York, I Love You Jacob (Shekhar Kapur segment)
2008 Eagle Eye Jerry Shaw
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Mutt Williams
2007 Transformers (2007) Sam Witwicky
2007 Surf's Up Cody Maverick
2007 Disturbia Kale Brecht
2006 Bobby (2006) Cooper
2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Young Dito
2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played Francis Ouimet
2005 Constantine Chas
2004 I, Robot Farber
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Kelly Ernswiler
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Max
2003 Holes Stanley Yelnats
1984 Nausicaa, Valley of the Wind Asbel (English)
Odeya Rush - (Intended Role: Sara?)
YEAR TITLE ROLE
2018 Spinning Man Joyce
2018 Dear Dictator Tatiana
2017 Lady Bird Jenna Walton
2017 The Bachelors Lacey
2017 The Hunter's Prayer Ella Hatto
2016 Almost Friends (2017) Amber
2015 Goosebumps (2015) Hannah
2014 See You In Valhalla Ashley Burwood
2014 The Giver Fiona
2013 We Are What We Are Alyce Parker
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Joni Jerome
Octavia Spencer - (Intended Role: Dr. Meg?)
YEAR TITLE ROLE
2019 Luce Harriet Wilson
2019 Ma (2019) Sue Ann
2018 Green Book
2018 Instant Family (2018) Karen
2018 A Kid Like Jake Judy
2017 Small Town Crime Kelly Banks
2017 The Shape of Water (2017) Zelda
2017 Gifted Roberta Taylor
2017 The Shack Papa
2017 Car Dogs Mrs. Barrett
2016 Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan
2016 Bad Santa 2 Opal
2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins Miss Harris
2016 The Free World Linda Workman
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Johanna
2016 ZootopiaMrs. Otterton
2015 Fathers and Daughters Dr. Corman
2014 Black or White Rowena Jeffers
2014 Get On Up Aunt Honey
2013 Snowpiercer Tanya
2013 Paradise Loray
2013 Percy Jackson:
Sea of Monsters Voice of Martha
2013 Fruitvale Station Wanda
2012 Smashed Jenny
2011 Jesus People
2011 Flypaper Madge
2011 The Help Minny Jackson
2010 Dinner for Schmucks Madame Nora, the Pet Psychic
2008 Pretty Ugly People Mary
2008 Seven Pounds Kate, home health care nurse
2007 The Nines Streetwalker/Woman on Sidewalk
2006 Pulse (2006) Landlady
2005 Pretty Persuasion Woman
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Middle-aged Woman
2003 Bad Santa Opal
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Security Guard
2000 Everything Put Together Nurse B
1999 Being John Malkovich Woman In Elevator
Lana Veenker / Founder - (Intended?)
Cast Iron Studios
At CIS since:
Business development, international liaison, casting overlord. Writer, producer, lecturer, connector extraordinaire. Board member, International Casting Directors Network.
SKILLS & INTERESTS
French (fluent), Spanish (good), German (intermediate), and a smattering of Italian, Portuguese, and Hindi. Yoga, cycling, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, cooking, camping, world travel, cha dao.
École Supérieure du Spectacle, Forum du Mouvement, Théâtre en Actes, Shakespeare with Miranda Powell LGSM (Cambridge), College of Marin, Drama Studio of London (Berkeley), Marin Theatre Company, Theatre Artists of Marin, Portland State University – BA Performing Arts Cum Laude, Lycée Pothier – Baccalauréat in Economics & Social Studies Magna Cum Laude.
Jane Rizzo - (Intended?)
- Dickinson/TV Series/4 episodes (2019)
- There's a Certain Slant of Light (2019)
- We Lose - Because We Win (2019)
- Alone, I Cannot Be (2019)
- Wild Nights (2019)
- One Dollar/TV Series/4 episodes (2018)
- Jake Noveer (2018)
- Dante Jenkins (2018)
- Carol Seerveld (2018)
- Garrett Drimmer (2018)
- Succession/TV Series/3 episodes (2018)
- Prague (2018)
- I Went to Market (2018)
- Sad Sack Wasp Trap (2018)
- The Get Down/TV Series/1 episode (2017)
- Only from Exile Can We Come Home (2017)
- Red Oaks/TV Series/9 episodes (2015-2016)
- The Wedding (2016)
- Lost and Found (2016)
- Independence Day (2016)
- The Bris (2016)
- Paris (2016)
- High Maintenance/TV Series/6 episodes (2016)
- Ex (2016)
- Selfie (2016)
- Tick (2016)
- Grandpa (2016)
- Museebat (2016)
2016 A Kind of Murder
2015 Z for Zachariah
2014 IPills (Short)
2013 Revenge of the Mekons (Documentary)
2012 See Girl Run
2011 Teen Mom 2 (TV Series documentary)
2010 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
2010The Senate Speaks (Documentary)
2010The Senators' Bargain (TV Movie documentary)
2009 Of Montreal: In a Fit of Hercynian Prig, Oculi (Video documentary)
2009 Redlight (Documentary)
2009 16 and Pregnant (TV Series) (1 episode)
2008 Frontrunners (Documentary)
2008 Henry May Long
2007 Great World of Sound
2007 Silver Jew (Documentary)
2005 How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (Documentary)
2004 Bodies (Short)
2003 Freedom: A History of US (TV Series documentary) (16 episodes)
- Safe for Democracy (2003)
- Marching to Freedom Land (2003)
- Let Freedom Ring (2003)
- Depression and War (2003)
- Democracy and Struggles (2003)