hartley sawyer (SCOTT ANGELUS)
Hartley Sawyer was born on January 25, 1985 in Goshen, New York. He is an actor and writer, known for his work in television and digital. Most recently Hartley starred in the CW Seed drama, "Saving the Human Race," hosted the Vox docuseries, "Courageous Leaders," co-starred in the Webby Award-winning thriller, "Kept Man" and the sci-fi comedy series, "Caper" from "Eureka" Creator, Amy Berg and Executive Producer, Felicia Day. Hartley first became known to television audiences in 2010 after landing the role of Brian Sommers in the TBS comedy "Glory Daze" and has since gone on to play Bozeman Peacham opposite Kristin Chenoweth on the ABC comedy, "GCB" and Kyle Abbott on the long-running CBS daytime drama "The Young & the Restless" as well as memorable guest appearances on the CBS sitcom, "The McCarthys" and ABC's "Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23."
A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Hartley is an active supporter of various national and local animal welfare organizations including Angel City Pit Bulls and No-Kill Los Angeles, among others.
WILSON CLEVELAND (JAMES LOCKE/WRITER/PRODUCER)
Wilson Cleveland is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. Most recently, Wilson starred in the Webby Award-winning thriller, "Kept Man" opposite Hartley Sawyer and the horror anthology, "BlackBoxTV," for which he earned a Streamy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Wilson first became known for playing Nick 'Trouble' Chiapetta for five seasons on the workplace sitcom, "The Temp Life" and has since played Derek Morrison opposite Eliza Dushku and Josh Malina on the Hulu comedy, "Leap Year" and Matt Brandon in the Lifetime miniseries, "Suite 7" alongside Shannen Doherty, Brian Austin Green and Milo Ventimiglia; as well as memorable guest appearances on "The Annoying Orange," "The Guild," created by Felicia Day and "Easy to Assemble" from writer/producer, Illeana Douglas.
A graduate of Boston University, Wilson was named among Fast Company's "Best Entertainers on the Web" and the Producers Guild's Digital 25 to Watch, is a three-time Webby Award Honoree and two-time Streamy Award winner. He is an animal rights advocate and supports a number of national and local animal welfare organizations.
NOAH WORKMAN (DIRECTOR)
Noah Workman is a co-founder at Iris MediaWorks where he works to tell entertaining stories that often deal with social issues and also helps businesses make great content. His directing experience includes a soon to be released web-series for Bon Appétit, commercial work for Redken, Estée Lauder, HP, Walmart, and Fisher-Price and others.
He has directed narrative work for GlaxoSmithKline, directed the feature Berel and The Bus Driver, and produced the award winning features Cash Crop, Illegal, Sea of Dust, and the Webby Award winning web-series The Captive, currently on the Sundance Channel. Brooklyn is home and his favorite part of making content is the chance to meet new people and learn about their experiences.
YURI BARANOVSKY (WRITER)
Yuri Baranovsky is one of the founders of Happy Little Guillotine Studios — a creative agency and production company on the forefront of online entertainment. HLG Studios created the hit branded series "Leap Year," which among other accolades, gave the brand, Hiscox Insurance, a 35% bump in sales and insurance quotes. They also created one of the web’s biggest branded campaigns, the Slurpee Unity Tour - winner of the PRO CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR award. Both campaigns (and all HLG Studios work) were directed and co-written by Yuri. Aside from his work at HLG Films, Yuri has also written for several popular web series ("Suite 7," "The Temp Life"), was the Head Writer of the MOJO HD’s TV and internet series, "The Circuit."
Finally, Yuri is a thrice-published, internationally produced playwright — a fact that he likes to share quietly, in dark places, where theater still matters and the names of Neil Simon, David Ives and Tom Stoppard still bring with them a God-like reverence.