A N N A M A R G A R E T H O L L Y M A N, M A X
Anna Margaret Hollyman was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut with a little bit of Austin, Texas thrown in. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and Art History and studied with Suzanne Esper at the William Esper Studio in New York.
In her starring role as Suzanne in Zach Clark’s White Reindeer, Anna Margaret received notice from The New Yorker for her “poised radiance” and a “calmly dominating performance…that brings a hint of a young Kathleen Turner,” the Village Voice for her “virtuoso lead performance,” and the Los Angeles Times for a “quietly brave, revealing ride of…genuinely unforced and unexpected emotion.” As Sarah in Small, Beautifully Moving Parts she earned praise from the Village Voice for her “understated sensitivity” and from Roger Ebert for her “lovable screen presence…(and) the sort of charm we felt from the first films of Sandra Bullock or Greta Gerwig.”
Her film credits include Sleeping With Other People, Mojave, Summer of Blood, White Reindeer, Social Butterfly, Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, Funny Bunny, Seven Chinese Brothers, Gayby, The Color Wheel, Somebody Up There Likes Me, The Outfit, The Mink Catcher, Woman of the World, Movement and Location, Adelaide, and Anna. She has worked with directors such as Neil Jordan, Leslye Headland, William Monahan, Onur Tukel, Bob Byington, Zach Clark, Allison Bagnall, Lauren Wolkstein, Liliana Greenfield-Sanders, and Alex Ross Perry.
D A N P F A U, N I C K
Dan Pfau is an L.A. based actor who has appeared in nationally broadcast commercials, on television shows like Hot in Cleveland, and in web series that have been featured on FunnyOrDie.com. On film, Dan’s credits include Maggie Kiley’s Brightest Star, Storm Up the Sky (2011 TriBeCa Film Festival Selection), The Amy Character (2011 Palm Springs Film Festival Selection), and Thanksgiving, to be released in 2014. A classically trained actor, Dan has acted in over twenty New York productions at venues including The Julia Miles Theater, 59E59 Theaters and The Atlantic Theater Company. Behold, the Bowery!, a play he penned about the underbelly of the Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th Century, had its World Premiere at the 2008 NY International Fringe Festival, a production he also directed. Dan was born in New York and raised in New Jersey where he was awarded the 2003 Governor’s Scholarship for Theater. He holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he trained at David Mamet and William H. Macy’s Atlantic Theater Company. A proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Dan currently resides in Los Angeles.
A N D Y R I D I N G S, D E V O N E R I N A A R O N S
Andy Ridings After graduating from Syracuse University with a BFA in Acting, Andy moved to New York, where his credits included guest star roles on 30 Rock, Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City among others. He currently lives in Los Angeles, and works on both coasts. Most recent credits include, a recurring role on the Emmy nominated Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidtand the upcoming movie Dirty 30.
C A S S B U G G É, L I L Y
Cass Bugge Cass Buggé can be seen guest starring on Pamela Adlon's new FX series Better Things (Executive Produced by Louis CK) this Fall. Other recent credits include: recurring on the Amazon's Transparent and HBO's The Brink, and appearances on Togetherness, Key & Peele, Married, the SuperDeluxe web series Disengaged and Fox Searchlight's Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates. She co-hosts a monthly character comedy show in LA called American Town Hall which has been going strong for over three years. Her last name is pronounced boo-gay,like rhymes with Norway, where it is from (not your first guess? Not anyone else's either).
K R I S T I N S L A Y S M A N, G A B B Y
Kristin Slaysman is a Los Angeles-based producer, actor and director. Her shorts have played at acclaimed festivals all over the US and garnered industry press and international attention. As an actor, her feature film work has premiered at the Berlinale, Sundance & SXSW film festivals, among others, and her television appearances include: Masters of Sex, American Horror Story and The Last Tycoon for Amazon. She is a graduate of Northwestern University. Upcoming: Zach Clark's Little Sister and Josh Crockett's Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks, which she also produced.
M E L S H I M K O V I T Z, C A R L A
Mel Shimkovitz is a writer, director, actor and visual artist splitting time between Los Angeles and mile marker 1, New Mexico. Arriving in New York at age 21 with training in writing, acting, improv, and theatrical design, she became very active in the early 2000's downtown theater scene, appearing in and writing/directing/designing numerous full-length plays at places like WOW Cafe Theatre and Under St. Mark's Church. A chance collaboration led to a decade-long creative partnership with the band CocoRosie; in 2005 they launched the musical art collective Voodoo-EROS for which she created and produced projects as diverse as soft metal records, conceptual music festivals, a $99 store on the Lower East Side, and short films about fictitious communities. She’s been seen recently as an actor, most notably on the first two season's of Amazon's TRANSPARENT as well as the Emmy-nominated Amazon produced digital series THIS IS ME as well as about a dozen short films and webseries. Shimkovitz also wrote and starred in the Jill Soloway-directed Funny Or Die video HOW TO VAJACULATE: IF YOU BUILD IT, SHE WILL COME (featuring Wanda Sykes as the voice of Goddess) and wrote/starred/co-directed the darkly comedic surreal tech slapstick noir short film JO COOL, presented by Nowness.
E V A N A R N O L D, D R. P A U L
Evan Arnold is best known for playing Richie Flanscopper on Growing Pains, Gavin Doosler on Just the Ten of Us, Ned Carlson on The West Wing, Jeffrey Ambor on Close to Home, Chef Alan on Suburgatory and Dr. Ditmer on Masters of Sex. He also gained attention for the brief role of Leonard in the series finale of Mad Men.