Nick Ducassi is a New York City based actor, writer, and comic. The son of Cuban immigrants, Nick was born and raised in Miami. He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and has appeared in numerous commercials, films, and plays, most recently in Sex with Strangers at the City Theatre in Pittsburgh in 2016.
Miraj Grbic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. A film, television and theatre actor, he is known for his roles in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (2011), HALIMA'S PATH (2012), and THE HUNTING PARTY (2007). He studied acting at the Academy of Performing Arts University of Sarajevo and starred in more than 60 theatrical productions on the main stage of the Sarajevo National Theater. Miraj now lives in Los Angeles.
Ariana Livingston graduated from Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BFA in Theatre Arts and a minor in dance. Her credits include HECUBA and CHRISTMAS CAROL: A LOVE STORY at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. AFTER HOURS TRADING is her first feature film. She is now dancing with the Redding Civic Dance Company in Redding, CA.
Fredrick Johnson is an award-winning filmmaker who has made short films, documentaries, commercials and music videos. After Hours Trading is his first feature film as a writer/director. His films have won many awards, including the CINE Eagle and the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award, and his work has screened at festivals around the world, including the South-by-Southwest Film Festival; the Deauville Festival of American Film; the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival; the Atlanta Film Festival; CineAsia Hong Kong; ShoWest Las Vegas; the One World Human Rights Film Festival (Prague, Czech Republic); and the Pan-African Film Festival (Los Angeles). Fred was born in Pittsburgh and earned an MFA from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
Jonathan Joseph is an independent producer working in feature films, documentaries, and commercials. Most recently, he was the Production Supervisor on MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, directed by Kenneth Lonergan. He was also the Head of Production for the award-winning Starz reality series THE CHAIR, and the Line Producer for the feature films, NOT COOL and HOLLIDAYSBURG. Jonathan is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and a graduate of the CInema Arts program at Point Park University.
John Rice began his career in feature films working on George Romero’s zombie classic, DAWN OF THE DEAD. As Director and Director of Photography, John’s commercial work has garnered Clio, Addy, Mobius and Art Director's Club awards. His work as Director of Photography for features and documentaries has been broadcast nationally on PBS and screened at the Sundance Film Festival and numerous other film festivals around the world. John's recent work as Director of Photography on the documentary film, GHOSTS of AMISTAD, is currently screening in the US. Recent narrative films include: DUMPSTER, MILK CRATE, MR. PLEASANT, andTHE END OF BLESSINGS. The latter is currently featured in the 35th Annual 2016 Black Maria Film Festival.
Originally from Florida, Kellan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in scenic design from University of South Florida Tampa. He obtained his Masters of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in scenic design. After graduation he remained in Pittsburgh to design sets for theater, paint scenery for local scene shops and eventually found his way to production designing thanks to Pittsburgh Indie film. Kellan currently works as a freelance Production Designer and Art Director for film, television, and commercials.
A Pittsburgh native, Elise graduated from Point Park’s Cinema & Digital Arts program with a concentration in Editing. She has edited commercials, web content and documentaries, and was most recently an Associate Producer and a Pittsburgh-unit editorial supervisor on THE CHAIR She is currently developing an original series which is expected to begin production next year.