Miss Earth

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]

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Director/ Writer/ Executive Producer

Anna Akana

Anna Akana
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Producer

Kaja Martin

Kaja Martin
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Producer

Claudia Restrepo

Claudia Restrepo
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Executive Producer

Greg Aronowitz

Barnyard FX
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Executive Producer

Kathleen Grace

Kathleen Grace
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Supervising Producer

Jack Ferry

Jack Ferry
Starring
Victoria Young/ Arden Young

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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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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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
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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
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Claudia Restrepo

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
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William Akana

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
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Marissa Cuevas

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
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Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis is known for his work on Please Subscribe (2012), Ethereal (2014) and Miss Earth (2014).

Mitchell on YouTube
News Reporter/ Announcer

Brad Gage

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
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Mara Klein

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

Mara on IMDB
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Brian Le

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
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Andy Le

Andy on IMDB
Alien Contestants

Melissa Hunter

ItsMelissaHunter.com

Alyson Terwilliger

Alyson Terwilliger

Taylor France

Taylor France

Christine B. Nguyen

Christine B. Nguyen

Michael Sianturi

Michael Sianturi

Debora Sianturi

Debora Sianturi

Lady Manurung

Lady Manurung

A Leslie Kies Mann

A Leslie on IMDB

Rhonda Jackson

Rhonda Jackson

Taylor Coffman

Taylor on IMDB

Savannah Gilmore

Savannah Gilmore

Lainnie Felan

Lainnie Felan

Lauren Frances

Lauren Frances

Miranda Stewart

Miranda Stewart

Alex Cobzaru

Alex Cobzaru

Jonaline Brigham

Jonaline Brigham

Stacy Garcia

Stacy Garcia

Kimberlee Hinkley

Kimberlee Hinkley

Kristi Tseng

Kristi Tseng

Jason Walton

Jason Walton

Carter Townsend

Carter Townsend

Ashley Van Horn

Ashley Van Horn

Joey Lovell

Joey Lovell
Crew
Director of Photography

Lan Bui

Lan Bui on Cast & Crew Call
Production Design

Greg Aronowitz

Barnyard FX
DIT/ Editor

Liam Johnson

Liam Johnson
Associate Producer

Gabby Batto

Gabby on Facebook
Associate Producer

Chloe Mae Loop

Chloe Mae on Cast & Crew Call
Associate Producer

Lauren Sumabat

Lauren Sumabat
Wardrobe/ Stand In

Kimberlee Hinkley

Kimberlee Hinkley
Music Composer

Alexander Arntzen

AlexanderArntzen.com
First AD

Joey Lovell

Joey Lovell
Stunt Coordinator

Yoshi Sudarso

Yoshi Sudarso
Stunts

Andy Le

Andy on IMDB
Stunts

Brian Le

Brian on IMDB
Assistant Camera

Misa Garcia

MisaGarcia.com
Assistant Camera

Regis Chen

Regis Chen
Gaffer

Gabriel Gely

Gabriel Gely
Gaffer

Michael Woxland

Michael Woxland
Gaffer/ Best Boy

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones
Grip

Daniel Caplan

Daniel Caplan
Key Grip

Tanner Gordon

Tanner Gordon
BTS Videography

Saul Garcia

Saul Garcia
BTS Videography

Chris Yu

Chris Yu
Sound

Matt Burgette

Matt Burgette on IMDB
Sound

Ian Wellman

Ian Wellman
Sound

Chris Thueson

Chris Thueson
Sound

Nick Ronzio

Nick Ronzio
Barnyard FX
Alien Prosthetics

Greg Aronowitz

Barnyard FX
Art Director/ Key Mold Maker/ Special Effects Makeup Artist

Alynne "Red 5" Schripsema

Barnyard FX
Assistant Art Director/ Lead Lab Tech/ Set Dresser

Keri Palmetto

Keri on IMDB
Assistant Lab Tech

Emily Leising

Emily Leising
Carpenter

Russel Kromash

Russel Kromash
Fabricator

Keigo Okada

Keigo Okada
Foam Runner

Mark Viniello

Mark Viniello
Art Department Coordinator

Sloane Grace

Sloane Grace
Production Assistant

Jesse Navarro

Jesse Navarro
Make Up Artist

Ashley Joy Beck

ashleyjoybeck.com
Make Up Artist

Tara Hiljus

Tara on IMDB
Make Up Artist

Alicia Wagner

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Make Up Assistant

Karissa Andrews

karissaandrews.com
Hair Stylist

Heather Weppler

Heather Weppler
Sound Editor & Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Schatanoff, Jr.

David Schatanoff, Jr.
ADR Recording Engineer: ADR Recorded at Speakeasy Sound in Burbank, CA

Tony Solis

Tony Solis
Production Assistant

Gabby Batto

Gabby Batto
Production Assistant

Lauren Sumabat

Lauren Sumabat
Production Assistant

Marcus Briggans

Marcus Briggans
Production Assistant

Brooke Flint

Brooke Flint
Production Assistant

Alex Cobzaru

Alex Cobzaru
Production Assistant

Stacy Garcia

Stacy Garcia
Production Assistant

Jason Walton

Jason Walton
Production Assistant

Kimberlee Hinkley

Kimberlee Hinkley
Caterer

Katy Schwartz

Katy Schwartz
Special Thanks To

BarnyardFX

Barnyard on YouTube

Jack Ferry

Jack Ferry

Andrew Fillmore

Andrew Fillmore

Brad Gage

BradGage.com

Lydia Nelsen

Lydia Nelsen

RAAW Design

raawdesign.com

Youtube Space LA

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