Sammi Lappin

Producer

Jillian Stravinski

Sammi Lappin is a film and stage actress, writer, and producer originally from Boston, MA, currently based in Los Angeles. She received her B.F.A. in Acting from Syracuse University, and has studied at many other respected institutions as well, such as the Stella Adler Studio in New York and Emerson College.

 

Sammi has always been a hardworking, acting-loving, goofball with an affinity for strong female characters, classical text, and fight scenes. She has had the pleasure of working with a plethora of production companies and theatre companies across the country.

 

Bringing Lemon Drop to life has, without a doubt, been her most beloved project to date; she adores these fallible, messy, ambitious characters, and cannot wait to share them with you.

David Pinion

Sam Laduke

Born in Virginia and raised in the suburbs of Washington D.C., David Pinion started playing characters at a very early age, mainly spot-on impressions of televangelists—well… as spot-on as one can get at the age of five—to entertain his family. He studied at Frostburg State University and did sketch comedy in our nation’s capital before moving to Los Angeles, where he trained in the Meisner Technique, improv, and voiceover.

 

As a voice actor, David brought to life the titular character in “The Novelist” from Orthogonal Games, a choose-your-own-adventure with a heart-wrenching storyline that found many players returning to it time and again. He also provided the voice of Gag in Raymond Lai’s horror thriller “Dying to Kill,” based on his chilling performance at the film’s table read.

 

David’s recent on-screen credits include the web series “Monster Therapy” and “Romantically Hopeless.” Never forgetting his stage roots, David delved into the intimate L.A. theater scene, playing characters from Abraham Lincoln to the Devil and, yes, even Torvald in “A Doll’s House.”

Stephanie Greenquist

Writer/Director/Executive Producer

Rachel

Stephanie Greenquist realized her passion for storytelling at a very young age. By the time she was eight years old, she had already written and performed her first play at the Greenquist Theatre, conveniently located in the living room of her childhood home. While it did less than stellar numbers in the box office, Stephanie received shining reviews from the critics, her mom and dad. Motivated by the experience, her passion for filmmaking was born.


During her time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied film and communications, Stephanie was a regular contributor to the Badger Herald and  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspapers. She continued to publish her written works in prestigious journals, anthologies and magazines when she moved to Los Angeles several years later. Stephanie is the author of a graphic novel entitled "Fragile Bodies," published by Ink Pen Mutations Press, and her first children's book "Stinky Toot Boy Saves the Day” was published in 2017. Her directorial debut, "Lemon Drop", is a feature film she wrote and produced, set to be released in 2018. 

Stephanie's focus is mainly on writing gritty pieces that bring attention to the communities that society too often chooses to forget about. She enjoys creating character driven pieces that depict humanity in a way that is honest and true to life.

Michael T. Marlett

Executive Producer/Editor

Michael T. Marlett is a film editor, born and raised in Los Angeles. Surrounded by film influences all his life (his mother Maysie Hoy and his uncle Bill Hoy are both film editors),  it was only natural that he would be drawn to the world of visual storytelling. As a Visual FX Coordinator for Rhythm & Hues on 12 major films productions (Life of Pi, The Incredible Hulk), Michael created the foundation needed to transition into VFX Editing.

 

Currently he works at FOX Studios, where he has credits on The Predator, War of the Planet of the Apes, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In his free time, Michael enjoys working on freelance editing projects such as Microsoft mini docs, music videos, and personal film projects. His documentary film “An Undeniable Voice” won him a Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Award for Best Editor.

Travis Nelson

Director of Photography/Visual Effects

Travis Nelson is a DP and Visual effects artist known for his work on "Deadpool" (2016), "The Incredible Hulk" (2008) and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" (2015).

Paul Draper

Eddie

Paul grew up in the film industry visiting his DP Dad, Rob Draper ACS (Spitfire Grill,) from set to set while just a kid. However, his initial passion was racing cars. After years of pursuing a love for speed, Paul switched gears and began following a new calling into the film industry in front of the camera. After studying at the Lee Strasberg Institute in NYC and undergoing intensive training with legendary acting coach Eric Morris in LA, Paul has acted on stage and in feature films.

Lee Pollero

Travis Stout

Lee Pollero has been acting since seventh grade when he took his first theatre class.  Ever since then he has been pursuing acting as both an art form and as a career.  Lee Pollero received his degree in Theatre Arts from CSU Chico and is now living in Los Angeles.  Throughout his years at CSU Chico, and at Mira Costa College, Lee has been trained as not only an Actor, but as a Stage Manager and a Sound Designer.

Lee Pollero has been trained in the Meisner Technique, The Method of Physical Action, and Viewpoints.  He has also studied heavily Theatre of Cruelty, Epic Theatre, Lee Strasberg, and The Empty Space; Deadly, Holy, Rough, and Immediate Theatre.

Lee Pollero is also a proud member of Club Nintendo and will talk your ear off about Legend of Zelda if you give him the chance (you have been warned).

Marcus Henderson

Ted

Marcus Henderson was born and raised in Jennings, Missouri. He has gone on to graduate from Alabama State University and attended the Yale School of Drama before appearing in major Hollywood films like Django Unchained and most recently Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

Brice Fisher

Kyle

Brice Fisher is a creative young teen actor performing roles within the comedy to drama genres in film and television. He is currently one of the hosts of the YouTube series “The No Life Guys” and his newest film project is “Lemon Drop” (as Kyle). He's in the movie "Kidnap" (as Tyler), starring Halle Berry and "The Tribes of Palos Verdes" (as Danny), starring Jennifer Garner. Recently Brice was on the TNT drama show "The Librarians" playing a young Sean Astin in the role of Young Kirby.

In addition to acting in television shows and movies, Brice co-hosts a web series talk show called "Between 2 Phat Kids". Along with his co-host Wyatt McClure, the 5 minute long shows cover interviews of celebrities and social media stars and includes fun skits, shenanigans and mayhem.

Brice is from Yakima, WA and now resides in Hollywood, CA.

Interesting fact; he is a Native American (Siletz Tribe).

Heather J. Ryan

Co-Producer

Monica

Heather is a SAG-AFTRA actress, improviser, comedienne, voiceover artist and producer. While she has a natural talent for comedic timing, physical comedy and wacky facial expressions (honed by her years of improv training and performance), she is also equally as versed in dramatic acting. Most importantly, she is older than her twin sister by two minutes.

Benjamin Hardy

First Assistant Director

Sasha

Benjamin Hardy is an actor, writer and visual effects technologist. A native of Virginia and a long-time Los Angeles resident, he has a BA from Principia College, an MBA from USC's Marshall School of Business and a certificate in screenwriting from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. He began his VFX career at Rhythm & Hues and continues at Method Studios where he helps bring superhero movies to life.

 

As an actor, he has appeared in stage and film productions throughout Southern California. He has studied with Murisa Harba at It's About the Work and with Robert Amico at The Reactor's Studio. A lover of improv and sketech comedy, he expects to complete the Grad Revue program at The Second City Hollywood in June 2018. He is thrilled to have worked with friends old and new on "Lemon Drop". 

Jamie Engber

Tyler

Jamie received his BFA in Acting from Ithaca College. He is an LA Eastsider from Madison, WI. Jamie is a cool nerd, and a loyal friend.

Steele Sciberras

Stunt Coordinator

Spooky

Steele Sciberras is an Australian actor living in Los Angeles. His passion is film and television. He has been involved in the industry since he landed a series regular role on the television series, "Bush Patrol," at the age of 10. Since then he has studied in Australia, including the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, he received a scholarship to attend the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and has studied at various studios in L.A. Steele has starred in a number of tv shows and feature films.

Bob Bledsoe

Elliot

Bob Bledsoe is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, and comedian, who has appeared on numerous TV shows on Disney Channel, CBS, Fox, and NBC.

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