Ciscovaras Pictures, led by Francis Abbey (writer/director/executive producer)
Francis Abbey earned B.A.s in Criminology and Spanish at the University of Maryland and his M.A. in film and television from the Savannah College of Art and Design. During his time in Savannah, Abbey completed several short scripts, teleplays, and feature length scripts, including “Truth or Consequences”, which was Project Greenlight quarter-finalist. In 2006, his original script, “Pennsyltucky”, placed fourth out of 2,000 entries in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. As an actor, Abbey has been in a number of films and has lent his voice to narrations and commercial voiceovers. Some of Abbey’s notable roles include G. Stimpson Erdogan in the web series “Buddy Jackson”, Guillermo in the independent feature “Bordertown”, and Blake in the forthcoming “Conquering the Rose.” Abbey wrote, directed, and produced his first feature film, “Boxing Day”, in 2008. Made for just $2,000 and shot largely over two weekends, “Boxing Day” has gone on to play at multiple film festivals, earn enthusiastic reviews, and win several awards. Abbey’s second feature, “6 Nonsmokers” will be released soon and he is working on his third film, “Left Over Right and Under.” For more info on Francis and Ciscovaras Pictures, go to http://www.ciscovaras.com.
Cavegirl Productions, led by Kelley Slagle (producer/editor)
Kelley Slagle has been acting in the DC Metro region for over twelve years, and has had great success directing, writing, and producing short films and music videos with her company, Cavegirl Productions. Her team has created films for eleven 48 Hour Film Project and National Film Challenge competitions, several of which were accepted in other festivals. Her most recent film, the mockumentary PRESENCE, received five awards in the 2012 DC 48 Hour Film Project. For more information on Kelley and Cavegirl Productions, visit www.cavegirl.com.
Team Jabberwocky, led by Bjorn Munson (casting director/producer)
A veteran of over 20 short films and two indie features, Bjorn Munson is an award-winning writer and director who cut his teeth in the creative world working on over 30 stage productions both on stage and backstage. In 2005, he created Stonehenge, a mass audition event which has helped over 250 productions cast over 1,000 roles. For more information on Bjorn and Team Jabberwocky, visit http://www.goteamj.com.