Set 1,000 years in the future, Miss Earth chronicles beauty queen Victoria Young as she competes for the fate of our planet in Galactic's depopulation pageant.
Miss Earth was done in collaboration with Ron Howard & Brian Grazer's company New Form Digital. It was by far the biggest production I'd done to date, with a crew of anywhere from 30+ each day. Over half of the day would be devoted to make up, and we could only have 1 or 2 actors in full make up at the time, while others wore stunt masks.
I found both directing and acting especially difficult with Miss Earth, as well as the technical challenges of getting coverage for the actors. It was one of the most stressful sets I'd ever run, but I learned so many invaluable lessons as a director and producer. Ultimately, I'm proud of this simply existing. Greg did beautiful work, and I'm so happy that I got to do a science fiction comedy immersed in an entirely new universe.
[Poster photography by Lan Bui, edited by Samad Iqbal Ismail]
Anna AkanaAnna Akana
Kaja MartinKaja Martin
Claudia RestrepoClaudia Restrepo
Greg AronowitzBarnyard FX
Kathleen GraceKathleen Grace
Jack FerryJack Ferry
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
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
Chloe Mae Loop
Chloe is a professional latin dancer based out of Chicago/LA. She was classically trained in ballet for 13 years, and has branched off to rigorously study and master many other forms of dance, including all latin dance styles (including salsa, mambo, bachata, cha cha, rumba, cabaret, Argentine tango) as well as hip hop, contemporary, swing (east and west coast) as well as other forms of ballroom and partner dancing.Chloe Mae on Cast & Crew Call
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
Claudia is a writer and actor based in LA. When she's not playing aliens on film, she writes plays, screenplays and original pilots.ClaudiaRestrepo.com
Will Akana obtained his Bachelor's degree in Media Studies with an emphasis in Film and Visual media from the University of California Riverside in 2014. For the last five years, he has developed a passion for videography. Equally important, he also enjoys consuming freshly baked oatmeal cookies granted cold milk is available.Will Akana on YouTube
Marissa Cuevas was born on December 14, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She is known for her work on Labou (2008), Neil and the Nun (2004) and Geek PSA with David Blue (2011).Marissa on IMDB
Mitchell Davis is known for his work on Please Subscribe (2012), Ethereal (2014) and Miss Earth (2014).Mitchell on YouTube
Brad Gage is known for his work on America's Funniest Home Videos (1989), New York Stories (2013) and Out of My Head (2010).BradGage.com
Mara Klein is an actress and director, known for Spread (2013), The Roommate (2013) and Happy Hour (2013).Mara on IMDB
Brian Le is known for his work on Slug Street Scrappers: Beat Em Up (2013), Bad Ass Bikers (2012) and The Comment Show (2013).Brian on IMDB