Here She Is

Here She Is, written by Megan Rosati and directed by us jointly, centers around a beauty pageant contestant who experiences strange visions. The short ends inconclusively and leaves quite a bit up to the audience to interpret. I'm personally an audience member who wants to know everything, so intentionally withholding the answers was an interesting stance to take for this short. 

[Poster photography by Lan Bui, edit by Samad Iqbal]

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Director

Anna Akana

Anna could talk about books, food, or the various organizational planners in existence for hours on end. She likes coming home from 12 hour days on set to feed her 4 cats. She starred as the lead in her kindergarten class's puppet production of The Little Red Hen when she was 5 and never looked back.

Anna on IMDB
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Writer/ Director

Megan Rosati

Megan is an actress, write-ress, and ukulelist! She has played cute girls on TV (EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, HBO's TWELVE MILES OF BAD ROAD), scared girls on film (THE GHOST EXPERIMENT, directed by THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT's Kevin Foxe), and crazy girls onstage (RICHARD III, A LIE OF THE MIND).

MeganRosati.com
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Producer

Kaja Martin

Hi! My name is Kaja Martin and I freaking love the entertainment industry. I produce and act in all amazing content I can get my hands on. When I take a break from that I write and direct. Persistent and Passionate are two words that really feel me. ...ya dig..? I'm on the interwebs if ya wanna see me in action.

Kaja on Youtube
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Director of Photography

Lan Bui

Lan Bui has shot for clients such as Disney, ABC, L’Oreal, NIKON and Canon. He served as Director of Photography for productions led by Martin Scorsese, Greg Aronowitz and Felicia Day. He gives lectures and workshops at conferences and trade shows around the world, and recently launched a startup with Aaron Dieppa called Cast and Crew Call.

Lan Bui on Cast & Crew Call
Starring
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Anna Akana

Anna could talk about books, food, or the various organizational planners in existence for hours on end. She likes coming home from 12 hour days on set to feed her 4 cats. She starred as the lead in her kindergarten class's puppet production of The Little Red Hen when she was 5 and never looked back.

Anna on IMDB
Miss New York

Amy Holt

Amy Holt has appeared on the "The Unit," "Days Of Our Lives" and "NCIS: Los Angeles". You may have also seen her starring in Roger Corman's "Dinocroc vs. Supergator" on the Scy Fy Channel. She most recently starred in her first Bollywood movie "I Am Singh."

Amy on IMDB
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Megan Rosati

Megan is an actress, write-ress, and ukulelist! She has played cute girls on TV (EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, HBO's TWELVE MILES OF BAD ROAD), scared girls on film (THE GHOST EXPERIMENT, directed by THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT's Kevin Foxe), and crazy girls onstage (RICHARD III, A LIE OF THE MIND).

MeganRosati.com
Miss Oklahoma

Brianna Knickerbocker

Bri’s from Pittsburgh and now that Los Angeles is home, she’s stoked about endless opportunities to fulfill all her dreams--this means she's never bored, and (in Bri's unbiased opinion) never boring!

Brianna on IMDB
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Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos is an actor and comedian based in Los Angeles. He was the host of MTV Tr3s' 'Mi TRL' as well as the comedy variety show 'Entertainment As A Second Language'. Lately, he's been working as a Writer/Performer for the Spanish Sketch Comedy Web Series "Chamacas" on Sofia Vergara's Youtube Channel.

Carlos on IMDB
Miss Florida

Cassandra Van Dongen

Cassandra Van Dongen is an actress, known for Riley Rewind (2013) and The Adventures of Don Juan and Don Tu (2013).

Cassandra on IMDB
Miss Texas

Mara Klein

Mara Klein is an actress and director, known for Spread (2013), The Roommate (2013) and Happy Hour (2013).

Mara on IMDB
Miss Wisconsin

Sylvia Bush

Sylvia Bush is known for her work on Venice, I Love You (2013), Natura (2013) and The Me That Was (2014).

Sylvia on IMDB
Miss Fading Out

Melissa Recalde

Melissa Recalde is an actress and writer, known for Ablution (Red alarm) (2015), The Wedding (2012) and Now or Never (2010).

Melissa on IMDB
Miss Georgia

Taylor Coffman

Recently Taylor was made an associate artist of The Rogue Artist Ensemble and was honored with an LA Weekly nomination for originating the role of Jane in "D is for Dog". She is currently working on her own webseries "Ruby & Martin" which was a selection of the 2012 International Television Festival in LA.

Taylor on IMDB
Crew
Production Designer

Greg Aronowitz

Barnyard FX
Art Director

Alynne "Red 5" Schripsema

Barnyard FX
Sound

Matt Burgette

Matt Burgette on IMDB
Assistant Director/Editor

William Akana

Will Akana on YouTube
Assistant Camera

Misa Garcia

MisaGarcia.com
Associate Producer

Claudia Restrepo

ClaudiaRestrepo.com
Associate Producer

Chloe Mae

Chloe Mae on Cast & Crew Call
Make Up Artist

Ashley Joy Beck

ashleyjoybeck.com
Make Up Artist

Alicia Wagner

AliciaWagnerMakeUp.com
Make Up Artist

Tara Hiljus

Tara on IMDB
Make Up Artist

Julie Bee

Julie Bee on Facebook
Hair Stylist

Khalfani St. Blanc

Khalfani St. Blanc
CGI

Mazin Dajani

Mazin on IMDB
Music

Alexander Arntzen

AlexanderArntzen.com
Sound Editor & Re-recording Engineer

David Schatanoff

D Studios Productions
Gaffer

Ryan Hueter

Ryan on Facebook
Key Grip

Joey Lovell

Joey Lovell on Youtube
BTS

Saul Garcia

Saul Garcia
Production Assistant

Gabby Batto

Gabby Batto
Production Assistant

Bryan Capitulo

Bryan on Facebook
Production Assistant

Lauren Sumabat

Lauren Sumabat
Background Actor

Trina Montano

Trina Montano
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Vivian Lei

Vivian Lei
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Lance Trout

Lance Trout
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Luis Mascareno

Luis Mascareno
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Malcolm Lansky

Malcolm Lansky
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August Trometer

August Trometer
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William Larkin

William Larkin
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Leif La Duke

Leif La Duke
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John W. Calder III

John W. Calder III
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Kaisli Kaprielle

Kaisli Kaprielle
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Gregory Baron

Gregory Baron
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Andrew Lopez

Andrew Lopez
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Steven Garcea

Steven Garcea
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Jordan Bryant

Jordan Bryant
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William T. Akana

William T. Akana
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David Jankowski

David Jankowski
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Jake Flaming

Jake Flaming
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Jordan James Reyes

Jordan James Reyes
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Frank Krueger

Frank Krueger
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Corinne Rogan

Corinne Rogan
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Raghuram Shetty

Raghuram Shetty
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Justin Wienkers

Justin Wienkers
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Michael Perez

Michael Perez
Special Thanks

Andrew Fillmore

Andrew Fillmore

Lydia Nelson

Lydia Nelson
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