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cast & CREATIVE
who are these people?
Matthew Hazen (Dustin/Writer/Executive Producer) hates writing bios. He wishes there was one kickass sentence that would wrap up his past work and give a taste of his personality, but instead he’ll go with the usual life-story style bio. He was born and raised in Miami, FL, where he discovered his love of musical theatre. After focusing his education on the subject in high school (at New World School of the Arts) and college (at Syracuse University, where he received his B.F.A.), he made New York City his home, and began to immerse himself in the world of film and screenwriting. He wrote/produced 2 episodes of his first comedic web series, “Datebook,” and having learned from the experience moved on to write and produce all 12 episodes of a new series – “3rd Wheel,” which he has worked on since early 2015. After returning from over half a year in the Mediterranean Sea, singing on the exclusive 6-star (apparently, that’s a thing) Seabourn Odyssey, Matthew is excited to return to land and finally release this baby, after gestating for about the length of time an elephant does.
Emily Batsford (Katie) Web Series: Nightwing: Escalation, True Believers, Zombie and Me. New York Theatre: The Oresteia (IRT Theatre), The Brightness of Heaven (Cherry Lane), Pains of Youth (The Access Theater - New York premiere), Select Regional: For Heaven's Sake! (Shea's Buffalo), Three Sisters (Miami Theater Center), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The Playground Theater). Proud member of AEA. www.emilybatsford.com, @efcbatsford
Eric is thrilled to be a part of this kooky, big hearted web series. With a background in theater acting and penchant for big facial expressions, Eric has played his fair share of over the top characters. Eric was thrilled to be a part of this project with the rest of the cast and crew, as there was an endless amount of laughter, collaboration, outrageousness, and FUN! Graduating from Pace University with a degree in acting, Eric is now primarily a photographer. Check out his website at erictronolonephotography.com for all of your headshot and lifestyle/fashiony needs.
P.S. Eric wishes he could have written this bio in all emojis.
Dennis Corsi (Director) is the artistic associate of the Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat, focused on the development of new work celebrating diversity. He is resident director of RagTag Theatre (The Commedia Rapunzel nominated for Off-Broadway Alliance Award). He is creative director of Script Match, an app simplifying the process of finding plays and musicals. Dennis is the video director at B • OUT, an LGBTQ media company, where he is directing the new television series In Pursuit. Dennis has assisted directors Peter Flynn, Leah C. Gardiner (Manhattan Theatre Club), Tony Caselli, and Devanand Janki. Other directing credits include Junie B. Jones (Theatreworks USA), The Fierce Urgency of Now (Fresh Fruit Festival), Dust and Ash (Samuel French OOB), and bare (Michigan State University). Engage with him on Twitter @corsidennis and www.denniscorsi.com
Nikko Kimzin (Director) is the Producing Director of Epoch Creative NYC (www.epochcreativenyc.com). LA MORENA (writer/producer/director), THE GREAT BLACK WAY (writer, producer, director), #UNBOOKED ( writer, producer, director) Aritst Anonymous (leads collective of nyc based artists), Nikko has appeared as a performer both internationally and nationally to critical acclaim and awards. Education: BFA in Musical Theater, University of Arizona. www.nikkokimzin.com AEA Member
Dominique Scott (Original Music/Theme Song) is pimpin aint easy up in here. Laying down dese beats is hard werk, yo! A rapper from Miami, Dom is mad juked to be the 3rd Wheel and is dropping his sophomore jam soon. Check out his collection "Carousel" on iTunes. Holla at yo boi on twitter @domscottrocks and facebook /domscottrocks. Domscott.com Werd.
Phill Skokos (Director of Photography): He is a graduate of Brandeis University where he majored in film, anthropology, and computer science. He works in multiple fields from cinematography to theater directing to post production. At the moment, he is currently an editor / assistant editor in the New York metropolitan area. He has worked on such shows as Man Fire Food, Southern Charm: Savannah (upcoming), JonBenet an American Murder Mystery, and the Filthy Rich Guide.
Anita Hei-Man Yu (Editor) has worked on a number of documentary and narrative features as an assistant editor, including Words of Witness, Strong Island, and Heartlock. She has also created motion graphics for the feature documentary She's Beautiful When She's Angry. To The Flame is her first Editor credit on a feature film. She has also cut numerous short-form videos, web series, product/client-based customer stories, corporate case studies and pitch videos.
Pat Reilly AKA "Pat the Panther" (Sound) is a guitarist/songwriter who writes and performs Melodic Rock/Metal instrumentals. Born and raised in Queens New York, Pat started playing the guitar at the age of 16 and released his first single titled "She Lights Up The Dark" on August 5th 2016. Listening to the melodic complexity and emotion of "She Lights Up The Dark" as well has the deeply soulful lead guitar work, it comes as no surprise that Pat lists some of his main influences as Marty Friedman (former Megadeth) Christopher Amott (Armageddon, former Arch Enemy) and the late Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) to name a few.