Published Apr 17, 2016 in Mid-day Sunday Newspaper, Mumbai, India
After her short film, The Last Marble, fetched Manjari Makijany honours at the international film festivals, she’s now been selected for the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Daughter to late Mac Mohan aka ‘Samba’ from Sholay, she is one of eight filmmakers to make the cut from 300 applications. Read Full Article
Born in California and Raised in Iran, Shahaub was exposed to rich and diverse cultures and experiences, which in turn shaped his passion for performance and storytelling. Receiving his BA from UC Berkeley and MFA from the Academy of Art University, as well as years of training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Shahaub strives to continually improve upon his skills and knowledge as a performer and Director. His passions also led him to train Martial Arts in China and compete on the US and Iranian National teams to become an international Gold medalist. Shahaub hopes to utilize his passions to inspire and entertain people from every background.
Raegan Revord is an actress, known for Modern Family (2009), Grace and Frankie (2015) and W/ Bob and David (2015). She has featured in over a dozen tv commercials and has trained at the Young Actor’s Space and Simply Acting studios in Los Angeles.
Anya is a Los Angeles based actress with an exception flare for dancing, singing and gymnastics.
Ibrahim was the only son of two prominent Egyptian physicians and was born and raised in Egypt with his seven sisters. He spent his young adulthood in Egypt and after graduating from high school, he attended the Egyptian National Police Academy where he graduated with honors and a degree in law. During Ibrahim’s service he underwent further specialized training to include Military Instructor training and tactical use of weapons. After working as a National Police Officer for four years he was promoted to the rank of Captain in the Eljeza Security Forces. He was chosen to attend VIP training and be a member of an elite team of Secret Service professionals and graduated first in his class. Shortly after, he made a decision to change his life direction and immigrated to the United States where he first settled in Portland, Oregon. He continued to work as a security professional and taught self-defense and physical fitness as a personal trainer. After five years of living in Oregon, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he soon found himself branching off into the movie industry as a stunt man and later as an actor. Ibrahim is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a certified instructor in Krav Maga, speaks four languages (Arabic, English, German, Spanish), is avid Stunt Driver, Scuba Diver, Cycler, and volunteers for a variety of non-profit organizations that work with underserved communities and disadvantaged children.
Shaw Purnell was born in Pittsburgh, PA. Dec. 1, 1948. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters in Teaching, but became interested in acting at the University of London while studying Educational Theater. She moved to New York in 1978 and soon landed her first big commercial for Chuck Wagon dog food. With a healthy commercial presence, she appeared regionally at the Barter Theater, People’s Light and Theater Company, Portland Stage Company, and Capital Repertory Company. In 1985, she was cast opposite Bill Smitrovich in an off-Broadway play called “Never Say Die.”. They have been married for thirty years, have two grown children and a granddaughter. She recently returned to acting and will soon be seen onstage at the Sierra Madre Playhouse as Myra in “Deathtrap.”