We love all of the episodic creators in our community and have enjoyed introducing them to you over the past few weeks as part of our Episodic Creator Hangout virtual event series!
Tonight's Episodic Creator Hangout Sparking The Creative Flame will be hosted by some heavy hitter independent creators. Read on to learn more and then join us tonight at 8pm ET to "e-meet" them. RSVP to the virtual event here.
Jake D. Williamson
Follow on social media: @jakedwilliamson
Jake D. Williamson is a screenwriter and actor based in NYC. His pilot Adventure Capital made its world premiere at SeriesFest: Season 4. Since then, it was accepted into several other prestigious episodic festivals including iTV Fest (now Catalyst), SOHO Film Festival, Dances with Films, Hollyweb, and more. It won several Best Pilot and Best Actor awards throughout its run. It’s available to stream on the new platform Ficto and you can stream through episode 3.
Jake's latest hour-long pilot BONDS has placed as a Second Rounder in Austin Film Fest and made the quarter finalist list for ScreenCraft and BlueCat's highly competitive competitions. His short film Siren is currently finishing post production and was directed by Bob Giraldi.
Follow on social media: @jakeakadelaney
Jake Delaney is an LA based writer, actor, and performer. He co-created, co-wrote, executive produced, and starred in The Filth which debuted on YouTube in the Summer of 2019 after screening at Frameline Film Festival, SeriesFest, Inside Out LGBTQ+ Film Festival, and The Denver Film Festival. Jake along with his co-writers, Paige Hoffman and Cara Fano were awarded the SeriesFest | Best Writing in a Comedy for their work on The Filth.
Jake attended Boston University where he received his Bachelor of Arts for Screenwriting. He studied improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. When not quarantined, Jake regularly performs sketch comedy in various shows around Los Angeles.
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Paige Hoffman was born and raised in Los Angeles, studied theater and film outside of San Francisco. She has spent ten years performing and teaching improv and comedy, as well as dabbling in absurdist comedy, acrobatics, and dance. She studied at the Groundlings School, where she is currently waiting to take the final Advanced Writing Lab before Sunday Company. She is a member of the comedy Youtube channel, The Tide Pool, which has garnered close to 100,000 subscribers. She has been writing with Jake and Cara for four years.
Follow on social media: @sonjakohara
Sonja O'Hara is an award-winning writer, director and actress represented by WME and Management 360. She was selected as one of the “10 Filmmakers To Watch” by Independent Magazine, chosen by a jury from MovieMaker Magazine, the Sundance Institute and Austin Film Festival. (Past recipients include Barry Jenkins, Oscar winning director of MOONLIGHT.) Sonja recently directed the feature film ROOT LETTER, an adaptation of the popular Japanese video game. She also wrote, directed and starred in the critically acclaimed series DOOMSDAY (Amazon) which made its World Premiere at SeriesFest. For more info, please visit: www.sonjaohara.com/
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Matt Ferrucci is a director, writer based in Los Angeles. He has created pilots in competition at SeriesFest | Season 4 and SeriesFest | Season 5. His comedy pilot COMPANION won Best Director and Best TV Comedy the 2017 Independent Television Festival. It was nominated for Best Comedy Short Film of the Year by New Filmmakers LA and was an official selection of SeriesFest: Season 4. He directed and produced the dark comedy KENSINGTON, which won Best TV Pilot at the 2019 SOHO International Film Festival and was an official selection of SeriesFest | Season 5. His latest project, MARRY F*CK KILL recently won the Audience Award at the Golden State Film Festival. Matt wrote and directed for two seasons on the Comedy Central sketch show Triptank, directing Amy Schumer, Keegan Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Nat Faxon, Pete Holmes, among others. As an actor, Matt has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, General Hospital, CSI: Miami, Haunted, Agents of Shield, Secrets & Lies and the film Wilde Salome directed by Al Pacino. He was born and raised in San Francisco and is a graduate of USC.
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