Katy received her B.A. in Theater from Northwestern University and has a knack for both comedy and drama, going from light to dark roles with great ease and truth. Her credits include playing Miranda on the series “Drop Dead Diva” and Karen on the web series “Everything I Did Wrong in My 20s”. She had a supporting role in the Blumhouse feature film “Visions” opposite Isla Fisher.
A recent graduate of UCLA, Mia’s credits include the feature films “They’re Watching”, and “Dracano”. On TV, she has co-starred on episodes of “The Mentalist” and “Workaholics”. Her love of performing started at a young age when she participated in competitive dance teams and childrens’ choirs.
Michael Bailey Smith
A veteran of the big screen, Michael Bailey Smith has almost 100 acting credits on his resume’. In the world of horror, he is highly regarded for his work in “The Hills Have Eyes”, “The Hills Have Eyes II ”, “The Chain Letter” and “Men In Black II”. On the small screen, fans will remember his 18 appearances on “Charmed” playing the roles of Belthazor, The Source, Grimlock and Shax. The acting bug bit Smith when he accompanied a friend to an audition for the 1989 film “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child”; a film where he landed the part of Super Freddy.
Producer / Director
David Jeffery is known to his colleagues as one of the hardest-working Producers/Directors in Hollywood. When he's not working on "Queen of the South" for the USA Network or Co-Producing "The Exorcist" on Fox, Jeffery thrives in the indie movie world, as an award-winning filmmaker.
He produced and co-directed the critically acclaimed feature documentary “Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave” which garnered Jeffery two awards, Best Director and Best Feature Documentary at the 2012 Independent Filmmakers Showcase. After playing in dozens of film festivals around the world, "Lesson Plan" is now available on itunes distributed by Journeyman Films.
In his first professional effort, Jeffery wrote, produced and directed the horror/thriller “The Last Stop Café” which debuted at the Nashville Film Festival before becoming a popular short on the festival circuit. The film earned numerous awards including three Tellys, a CINE Golden Eagle and the Best Horror Short film prize at Shockerfest. Lead actress Christie Lynn Short received a best actress nomination at the Eerie Horror Film Festival.
David is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He began his career in New York City after receiving his BFA in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. An avid scuba diver, Jeffery resides in Los Angeles.
Writer / Executive Producer
Kari Wahlgren is a Los Angeles voiceover and on-camera actress. She has voiced scores of cartoons and video games, including “Archer”, “Gravity Falls”, “Skyrim”, “Star Wars: the Old Republic”, “Phineas and Ferb”, and “Rick and Morty”. Kari also appeared on “Wizards of Waverly Place”, “Criminal Minds” and the indie film “Neverland”.
Meta Valentic began her career as the youngest member of the DGA Assistant Director's Training Program. Her credits include “Nixon”, “Castle”, “Lost”, and “Bones”.
She has produced five independent feature films, including the critically acclaimed “Urbania”, which played the Sundance and Toronto film festivals and was released by Lionsgate. Recently Meta produced the web series comedy pilot “Trying”, starring Emmy nominated actor Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”). She is producing the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Winner “Slugger” with acclaimed writer/director/producer Rod Lurie (“The Contender”). She is also developing the documentary “Crime after Crime” into a narrative feature film. That film played the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won the Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review.
Valentic was selected as a 2015 Producer’s Guild Diversity Workshop Fellow, and a 2015 Sundance Film Financing Intensive Fellow. She serves as judge and conference panelist at the annual Austin Film Festival.
Meta is active in the Producers Guild of America and co-chairs the Mentorship Committee, which administers over 100 producer-to- producer mentorships each year. She is involved in the PGA Women's Impact Network, which seeks to increase the power and visibility of female producers and filmmakers.
Ian B. Williams
Ian started his career assisting producers on a number of shows including HBO’s “Generation Kill”. Most recently he was the Co-Producer on “The One Percent” and “Power”.
Mark has worked with David Jeffery a number of times, including helping to produce the short “The Last Stop Café”. He is currently executive producing the indie feature “Cruel Hearts” starring Melora Hardin. Mark is a respected sound supervisor with over 40 credits under his belt. In 2011, he received an Emmy nomination for Sound Editing on “CSI: New York”.
Director of Photography
In 2013, Brad received an ASC award for his work on the series “Wilfred”. Most recently, he served as the Director of Photography on the series “Finding Carter” and “The Astronaut Wives Club”. In 2014, he shot the feature “The Wedding Ringer” for Screen Gems. Upcoming projects include helming the TV movie “Detour” starring Peter Gallagher.
Kim honed her editing chops on the short“The Last Stop Café” for David Jeffery and then moved into the world of episodic television, starting on the hit series “Cold Case”. For the last ten years, Kim has worked on the series “Bones”, receiving editing credits on a total of 59 episodes. This past spring, she cut the Fox pilot“Zoobiquity” for Executive Producers/Writers Jonathan Collier and Stephen Nathan.
A graduate of Boston University, Peter worked on “Bones” as the post production coordinator in 2013. He recently joined the Editors Guild and worked as an assistant editor on “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”.
Hailed as one of the most innovative and prolific composers working in television today, Sean has won three primetime Emmys for his work on the hit series “24”. His credits include “24 Legacy”, “Bones”, “Elementary”, “Homeland”, “Minority Report”, among others.
Julia has collaborated with Sean Callery on 124 episodes of the series “Bones” and ten episodes of “The Finder”. Not only a gifted composer, Julia is a much sought after orchestrator and scoring coordinator in Los Angeles.
Jeff collaborated with Sean Callery on eleven episodes of the Fox series “Backstrom”. In addition, he is a highly respected music editor with 69 credits on his resume including series “Hello Ladies”, “The Comedians” and “Drop Dead Diva”.