Amanda is what the Hollywood trades call a “hyphenate”—a writer, director, producer, and performer. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she directed her first play at age 9, mounting a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST in her parents’ garage. Several of her original plays have been professionally produced to critical acclaim, including CHRYSALIS, her personal favorite. As a soloist, Amanda performed on the internationally broadcast TV show THE HOUR OF POWER for five years; and she continued with the organization as the contemporary choral conductor for The Gathering, working alongside Bobby Schuller. In addition, Amanda has produced concerts both nationally and internationally.
Amanda recently formed her own production company, of which she is president. Her first short film, HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, was a gift for her mentor, Cameron Crowe, and featured appearances by many of his friends including: Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams, Judd Apatow, Scarlett Johansson, Orlando Bloom, Paul McCartney, Harry Styles, and many others. Amanda recently completed her first narrative short film, PRETTY PRETTY PRISON, and is starring in an untitled comedy feature shooting this winter, from director Elena Altman. She can also be seen starring in the feature film MUD FLAT MURDERS, which is currently in post-production.
Music producer and composer Daniel Mauck has been driven by a passion for music from a young age. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Harpsichord Performance and a master’s degree in Music Education before embarking on a career in education. He has been guiding young musicians in the New York City Public School System since 2002. The fulfillment he feels from helping young artists become who they are meant to be is matched only by the joy he gets from partnering with filmmakers and musicians to create truly breathtaking work. Daniel has composed and written rock, jazz, classical, hip-hop, and electronic songs and scores.
Born in Mesa, Arizona, Austin grew up with a relentless passion for the art of film-making and visual storytelling and has achieved his experience through determination and working in as many departments behind the camera as possible.
As an award-winning cinematographer, Austin’s varied list of work includes feature films, short films, music videos, documentaries, and online web content. Notable work as cinematographer includes Hulu's "Spoilers With Kevin Smith", Epix' "Milius" Documentary, ABC's Television Specials: "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp To Pop" and "Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years".
Companies he has worked with include: ABC, Marvel, Legendary, Bow + Arrow Entertainment, Lexus, Maserati, Hulu, Epix, Blur Studio, AOL, Maxim Magazine, Soul Pancake, Hollywood Electrics, and many more.
In 2013 Austin became an Active Member of the Society of Camera Operators.
Ken is an Eddie Award Winner and a Primetime and Daytime Emmy Award Nominated editor based in Los Angeles. His credits include THE CHRISTMAS BUNNY, DIE TRYING, BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS, and Disney’s WIN LOSE OR DRAW. His clients include ABC, NBC, Disney, CBS, A&E, and E! among many others.
Josh loves to perform and was recently seen onstage as Farleigh/Tussaud in The Scarlet Pimpernel, his all-time favorite musical, as well as Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods. A few other favorite recent roles include Leo Bloom (The Producers), The Big Bad Wolf/Bishop (Shrek), and George Bailey (It's a Wonderful Life). His day job is as a data psychologist, helping agencies use analytics to empower whole person care around the country, and most importantly being a husband and dad to two young boys who tend to learn his solos better than he does.
Laci is a professional voice actor and singer based in Southern California. Some of her favorite recent roles have been voicing the new Little Live Pets: Skyo the Wrapple toy, Eleanor Gloria and other cards in the Shadowverse mobile game, voice-matching Twilight Sparkle for Hasbro's My Little Pony: Live, and playing April O'Neil for Mattel's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR game. She has an unparalleled work ethic and positive energy! A versatile performer, Laci has starred in numerous musicals as well as placing as a finalist in Broadway’s “Wannabe Wicked” sponsored by Universal Citywalk and CMT’s “Taylor Swift Karaoke Contest.”
Faith started acting professionally in 2015, but she has been a performer since she could talk. Faith’s film credits include EVA and ARROW, LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG, and HACKER in which she portrayed a young Haylie Duff. She has also appeared in numerous stage productions and national television commercials.
Marilyn Carlson is originally from Fresno, but currently lives in beautiful Orange County, CA. She has been in numerous theater productions, including “Les Miserables”, “Beauty and the Beast," Into the Woods," “Hamlet," and “Singin’ in the Rain.” In addition to theater, Marilyn shares her love of Disney with people from all over the world as a cast member at the happiest place on earth. In her spare time, she loves photography, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.
Genevieve Gauss is a SAG-AFTRA actor and singer from Fresno, CA who grew up on the musical theater stage. She has played such roles as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Miss Scarlet in Clue: The Musical at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater, and worked as a character and stage performer at Disneyland. She is a trained operatic soprano, a professional puppeteer, and loves riding horses, sewing costumes, and playing video games.
Joe is passionate about musical theater! Some of his notable performances include The Padre (The Man of La Mancha), Neville Craven (The Secret Garden), Franz Leibkind (The Producers) and Prince Dauntless (Once Upon a Mattress). He has also performed with Men Alive! The Orange County Gay Mens Chorus.