CAST & Crew

Dawn Westlake (director/producer/writer/DIANA)

Dawn is president of Ron de Cana Prods.,Inc. in Los Angeles. This is her 16th short under her Ron de Cana banner. Her work has played on all 7 continents (yes, even Antarctica) and won 48 awards, including honors from Canon USA, Inc. and JVC-Tokyo. Dawn is also an actress/writer/producer and has been on the jury of the SediciCorto Film Fest in Forli, Italy, the ECU Film Festival in Paris, France, and the Chicago Shorts Film Fest jury in Chicago, Illinois. She speaks English and Spanish fluently and is proficient in Italian and Portuguese. Dawn graduated first in her class with a B.S. degree in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has been married for 25 years to Bruce Rheins, a producer and bureau chief for CBS News. In 2013, she directed “Look Who’s Stalking”, a series for the BIO Network at NBCUniversal in Los Angeles. It aired in March & April 2013. www.dawnwestlake.com

Jon Carr (director of photography/editor)

Jon Carr is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer and post production specialist. He works with clients such as Adobe, Canon, NBC, and Moment Factory. He recently completed the shooting and post production for a major art installation within the international terminal of LAX that was delivered in 5K and is displayed on a 120-foot screen. Jon also shot a 20-hour time lapse for Coldplay that is currently being played during the band’s 2014 world tour. joncarrpro.com

Gregory Johnson (music)

Gregory moved to Los Angeles from his native Philadelphia after winning a screenplay award for his feature script “Shredding Steel” in late 2001. Greg is one of a new breed of finger-style guitar players that have been redefining the acoustic guitar--how it's played and the sounds it can make. Greg is now enjoying a career in both film composition and screenwriting. He is the international video rep for Alvarez Guitars, and he is writing an animation project and several feature projects with FX directors for Warner Bros. He is also a session musician with Johnny Klimek for the music cues on HBO’s “The Newsroom”. Gregory won the award for Best Score on Dawn Westlake's A LIFE OF DEATH at the Inventaunfilm Festival, Lenola, Italy in May 2006. www.youtube.com/acousticlabs

Cary Daniels (sound)

Cary Daniels grew up in Dallas, Texas where he composed, sang, and played guitar in classical, jazz, and popular styles from an early age. Cary’s childhood love of playing video games and being immersed in imaginative worlds created his desire to become a composer and sound enthusiast for film. After receiving his BA in composition, Cary gained experience in Austin, Texas for a few years before settling in Los Angeles. Cary is also skilled in production sound and post-production sound editing for all types of media. carydaniels.com

David Razowsky (PETER)

David is a co-founder of Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre, and he was a cast member of ten Second City revues where he created and performed material with Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Jeff Garlin, among countless others. David is an adjunct faculty member of California State University and was Artistic Director of Second City Los Angeles for 8 years. He worked with Steppenwolf Theatre in 2005 on BALM IN GILEAD for the California State Summer Arts Festival and again in July 2008. David directed two of the Amsterdam-based Boom Chicago Theatre productions, which were remounted for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also directed WHAT’S WRONG WITH GETTING LAID and DAIRY FARM for The Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson. David is the recipient of the 2010 INNY Award for Best Improv Coach. He can be heard interviewing comedy legends like Edie McClurg and Stephen Colbert on his weekly podcast “A.D.D. Comedy Podcast with David Razowsky” on iTunes. www.davidrazowsky.com

Mark Jacobson (RANDY)

Mark Jacobson is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and, despite those circumstances, has never achieved a tan. A recent graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre, he is the co-founder of USC’s All-British comedy troupe, The Merry Men, and now appears weekly on the main stage at The Improv Space with his team, Gentlemanly. An active actor, improviser, and voiceover talent, Mark has had the honor of performing with the LA Opera, LA Theatre Works, Rogue Machine Theatre, Theatricum Botanicum, Santa Monica Playhouse, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and more. He can be seen and heard in the upcoming films Dracul Rising, Mont Reve and Improvising, a number of commercials, industrials, and web projects, and a slew of TV appearances including NBCUniversal’s “Look Who’s Stalking” where he was directed by Dawn Westlake. He is a proud member of Coeurage Theatre Company and The Actors’ Network. markjacobson.info