Michael Goorjian (Director, Co-Writer) Michael's acting credits include SLC PUNK! (Sony Pictures Classics); HARD RAIN (Paramount); the Oscar nominated film LEAVING LAS VEGAS (MGM/UA); NEWSIES (Buena Vista); CHAPLIN (Tristar); FOREVER YOUNG (Warner Bros.) and THE INVISIBLES (Sundance selection, opposite Portia DeRossi).

For six years Michael also starred in the television series PARTY OF FIVE, which won the 1995 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama, He played the role of "Justin," the childhood best friend and romantic interest, opposite Neve Campbell's "Julia."

Michael's acting achievements were further exemplified in the television movie DAVID'S MOTHER, starring opposite Kirstie Alley. His performance as a young autistic boy won him the 1994 EMMY AWARD for Best Supporting Actor in a field where he was nominated against veteran stars: Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Richard Gere and Sir Ian Mckellan.

Never straying far from the stage, Michael is a founding member of the Los Angeles based theater group, Buffalo Nights (www.buffalonights.org.) With the company, Goorjian starred in the West Coast premiere of Dennis McIntyre's powerful drama, MODIGLIANI, which won him a L.A. Weekly Theater Award nomination for best lead actor. With the ‘Nights', Michael also received tremendous critical acclaim for playing title roles in both productions of, THE APOLLO Of BELLAC by Jean Giraudoux, and J.B. by Archibald MacLeish. Michael also won a LA Critics Choice and a Garland Backstage West awards for his original choreography for the L.A. production of the musical REEFER MADNESS.

Having established himself as an actor of great diversity Michael has since devoted the last 4 years of his life directing his first major independent film, ILLUSION (www.illusionthemovie.com.) The film stars Goorjian alongside Hollywood-legend Kirk Douglas, and deals with the theme of ‘following your heart'… something Goorjian firmly believes in.




James Burke (Producer) As part of his company, entitled entertainment, James Burke served as executive producer on THIRTEEN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING starring Matthew McConaughey, John Turturro, Amy Irving and Alan Arkin, and on LEVITY starring Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter and Kirsten Dunst, both of which were released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

Burke was also part of the producer team on the Tony award winning Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT starring Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Dennehy and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

As a director, James Burke's most recent film is AURORA BOREALIS, starring Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis and Louise Fletcher, which will be making it's world premiere at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. He also directed the short film BORDERLINE, written by John Bishop, which won awards at the Charleston World/Fest and the Houston Film Festival.

He has also directed for theater, and is a graduate of the Directing Program at the American Film Institute.




Scott Disharoon (Producer) Scott Disharoon has a distinguished background producing for theater and film, having produced over 20 plays and several feature films.

As a partner in the production company entitled entertainment, his most recent film was AURORA BOREALIS, starring Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis and Louise Fletcher. Currently, Disharoon is supervising the development of GETTING BLUE, written by Peter Gethers and to be directed by Bill Duke.

Other feature film credits include ILLUSION, the dark comedy CRITICS and COLD SWEAT.

Some of his theater credits include award winning productions of HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, ANGELS TWICE DESCENDING, BURN THIS, the James Burke directed WAITING FOR THE PARADE, ELEKTRA, the West Coast premieres of Lee Blessing's DOWN THE ROAD, John Bishop's LEGACIES, and the world premiere of David Stevens' THE SUM OF US, for which he served as co-producer.

Disharoon began his career under the tutelage of Dorothy Lyman at her Los Angeles based A Directors' Theatre.




Anahid Nazarian (Producer) Anahid Nazarian grew up in Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. degree in Music Performance from UCLA, playing violin, flute, alto saxophone, and bass guitar in a variety of musical groups ranging from symphony orchestras to hard rock bands. Switching careers to the film industry in 1981, she began working for Francis Ford Coppola's company American Zoetrope as director of Zoetrope's research library, and has continued her long-time collaboration with Mr. Coppola for over 20 years as his script editor and script supervisor. In addition to her work on Coppola's films, she has worked on screenplays with many notable writers, including Ronald Bass, Arnold Schulman, Mario Puzo, David Peoples, John Le Carre, Paul Schrader, and Sofia Coppola.





Kevin Weisman (Producer) Kevin Weisman was born and raised in Los Angeles , CA . He received a BA from UCLA's prestigious School of Theatre/Film/Television. He also studied at New York 's Circle in The Square Theatre. Kevin is a founding member of the award winning, critically acclaimed Buffalo Nights Theatre Company.

Kevin serves as producer on most Buffalo Nights productions. As an actor, recent shows with the company include the title role of Griffith J. Griffith in Robert Fieldsteel's CRAZY DRUNK at the landmark John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood, one of the three ever-present clowns in Archibald McCleish's J.B., and the title role of Anatol in Arthur Schnitzler's ANATOL. Other shows with the company include Jean Giraudoux's APOLLO OF BELLAC (Garland for Production of the Year, 7 L.A. Weekly Award Nominations), MADMAN AND THE NUN, THE FIREBUGS, SUBURBAN MOTEL, Ethan Lipton's HOPE ON THE RANGE, Arthur Miller's INCIDENT AT VICHY, Oscar Wilde's SALOME, and the West Coast Premiere of Jonathon Marc Sherman's SOPHISTRY.

Currently, Kevin plays series regular, “Marshall J. Flinkman” on ABC's hit drama, ALIAS (nominated for eleven Emmys this year). Other television credits include recurring roles on FELICITY, ROSWELL, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, guest appearances on X-FILES, FRASIER, E.R., JUST SHOOT ME and DREW CAREY. Film work includes GONE IN 60 SECONDS, ROBBERS and MAN OF THE CENTURY (1998 Slamdance Audience Award Winner).

Kevin also plays drums in the band, TRAINWRECK.




Robert Humphreys (Cinematographer) Robert Humphreys is a Zimbabwean-born DP. Recent projects include Eric Byler's TRE and Jean-Pierre Bekolo's LES SAIGNANTES. Other films include: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES, nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and winner of the Audience Award at South by Southwest; DOPAMINE, winner of the Sloane award at Sundance; and THE INVISIBLES, winner of the Independent Spirit Award at the Oldenburg Festival.




Chris Ferreira (Composer) Chris Ferreira has been involved in music composition and film in the Bay Area for some years. His early experience with composition began with student dance and quickly grew into short films of a wide range, many of which went on to show at festivals around the country. Since those early days he has done works for industrial video and completed a handful of independent films.

His first feature film collaboration with Michael Goorjian was on the locally-produced OAKLAND UNDERGROUND. Chris' work in film is not only with music composition. He has also worked on numerous projects doing everything from grip/electric to acting, to production design.

Currently, Chris is continuing work on a series of piano pieces that he hopes to soon record and publish. He is also considering working on a ballet about Vampires.



Laurent Wassmer (Editor) Laurent Wassmer grew up in Fribourg, Switzerland. He studied economics and art history before moving in 1991 to Los Angeles to follow his true passion, filmmaking. After completing a degree in film and television at UCLA, he continued his education by working on films as a boom operator, mixer, assistant director and assistant editor.

In 1996 he founded Digidada, a post production company. Since then, Laurent's main focus has been editing, and he has edited a variety of short films, documentaries, and features, including PRETTY COLORS, a feature documentary selected by the Locarno Film Festival. Other editing credits include MISGUIDED ANGEL, PROMISED LAND, MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE, LA BELLA VITA, IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, ILLUSION, and many others.



Tressa di Figlia (Co-Writer) Tressa di Figlia graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television longer ago than she cares to mention. As an actor, she's had a few blink-and-miss-me parts on such hit shows as ER and THE WEST WING. On film she can be seen making out with Amber Benson in CHANCE or being decapitated in PINATA: SURVIVAL ISLAND. Tressa recently wrote, directed and co-produced a PSA for The Stuttering Foundation of America featuring her husband, its spokesperson, Nicholas Brendon. Currently she is performing in Gloria Calderon Kellet's premiere of BAGGAGE at The Hudson Avenue Theatre in Hollywood and is finishing her first independent feature MAGICMAKER to be produced next Fall.




Chris Horvath (Co-Writer) Chris Horvath graduated from San Francisco State University in 1997 with a degree in Cinema.

While in school and after graduation, he worked in the video and Internet fields, doing everything from shooting live footage of rock bands to creating animations and videos for the still very young World Wide Web. During this time he edited music videos for the band ULTRAHORSE,, now known as Sci-Fi LULLABY, directed the SHOWCASE MAGAZINE VIDEO SHOW, and was a founding member of ANIMX STUDIOS.

In the last two years Chris has decided to focus strictly on feature films. In 1999, he worked with Chris Ferreria on the local production GROOVE, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics. He is also in post-production on LEISURE, a movie he wrote, directed and acted in.

Chris Horvath co-wrote the third vision of ILLUSION.

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