Director: Montana Mann
Award winning director Montana Mann graduated with a BFA in film from the prestigious Art Center College of Design. She has won awards for her short films as well as commercial work. Her strong conceptual visual style drew the attention of professionals at a young age, as she is now one of the youngest females to ever be accepted into the DGA. Focusing on compelling characters, Montana enjoys her stories on ice with a twist of satire. Recently Shoot Magazine named her one of the top new directors to watch for in their 2014 NDX showcase.
Co-Creator / Producer / Writer: Cindy Yantis
Cindy Yantis is a passionate award-winning storyteller who writes intense character-driven women-centric stories with strong voices, dramatic truths and smart humor as well as young adult fantasy. Three of her feature scripts have placed in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship and she’s currently in development as writer-for-hire on two indie features. She has produced other short films as well as theatrical showcase productions in Los Angeles, and has served as a story consultant. Cindy earned her BAA in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University and studied screenwriting at UCLA. Her mission is to continue to create, develop and collaborate on projects that improve people’s lives, even if it just makes them laugh a little.
Co-Creator / Producer / “Georgia”: Kelly Hare
A producer, actor and singer, Kelly Hare is a triple threat originally from Florida. She has appeared in the Garry Marshall-directed stage production of “I Ought To Be in Pictures”, on TV in Franklin & Bash, The O.C. and The New Adventures of Old Christine, and got her start in film in Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy. As a singer, Kelly performs at nightclubs in Los Angeles. On Georgia’s Mind is a personal collaboration keeping with Kelly’s intention to create and produce projects that are in alignment with her deep integrity and values. She thanks her family and friends for their support, her nephew Kyle for always making her laugh and her daughter Payton for her love and always being an amazing inspiration.
Director of Photography: Mitchell Anderson
Mitchell Anderson was born to two United States Marines. He developed a very early interest in art and an affinity for skateboarding fired up his passion for filmmaking. Mitchell emulated professional skate videos starring himself and his friends. He followed up with a wedding and event photography business. A recent graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, with a Fine Art in Film degree and a concentration in Cinematography, Mitch has completed over fifty projects, honing skills as a feature length cinematographer. Driven by his creative desires, attention to detail, and dedication, Mitchell continues to push boundaries on all projects, his own as well as that of others.
Editor/Co-Producer: Kyle Jones
Growing up in central Florida, Kyle Jones jumped into video production at a young age. Having receiving his BFA in film editing from Art Center College of Design, he has continued as an award-winning editor in narrative, documentary, and commercial work. Kyle has been with KGB Films out of Paramount Studios, and was head editor with the national anti-bullying campaign “Friend Movement”, with work featured on both MTV and The Huffington Post. It was a pleasure to work with Director Montana Mann again and he is so happy to be a part of such an amazing producing team with Georgia.
Production Designer: Shawn Graves
Production Designer Shawn Graves has a degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), and has worked for world-renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Shawn now designs custom residential interiors under her own brand. She brings that experience along with a solid background in the Entertainment arena into the world of Set Design, where her keen eye for aesthetics and details, plus strong work ethic and amenable personality have made her an indispensable asset on every production set for which she has worked. She recently redesigned the commercial office space of a prominent TV producer, was the Art Director for the Gracie Family to present their live Brazilian Jiu Jitsu event, Metamoris IV, is currently Production Designer on the feature film The Wedding Invitation, and has multiple film and TV projects in the pipeline.
Sound Designer: Ryan Sturup
A musician and sound designer, Ryan Sturup is a graduate Full Sail University with a recording engineering degree. His sound resume built quickly with gigs at Conway Studios, Soundelux and Hollywood Edge and Play Sound where he records and mixes national and international television commercials. Ryan has extensive experience cutting SFX for films including Good Time Max with James Franco and a U2 video and sound design for the movie Forev, and the GQ Magazine web series Gentlemen Lobsters. Ryan’s band, December 32nd released two albums with a third coming soon. One of their songs was published for the film Glide from December 32nd.
Composer: Geoff Levin
Geoff Levin is a prolific film and television composer, music producer and songwriter. He has scored over 50 full-length films and scored series for Discovery, Nickelodeon and National Geographic. He also scored and co-produced the Academy Award nominated animated short “The Janitor” by Geoffrey Lewis recorded by Celestial Navigations. Geoff’s compositions for TV have been used in shows that in total have won over 93 Emmys, including Chicago Fire, The Office, SNL, CSI-NY, Game of Thrones, the Good Wife, Archer, American Dad, American Idol, The Sopranos, Friday Night Lights, Weeds, It’s Sunny In Philadelphia and many more. He has released 8 albums with Celestial Navigations, which charted on BILLBOARD. He was the founder of People! With the hit record I LOVE YOU!
Cast (in order of appearance)
Georgia…. Kelly Hare
Dr. Moody…. Paul Tigue
Lexie…. Chase Wilmot
Landlord on phone…. Jerry Kernion
Chad…. John Anthony Harding
Trish…. Michelle Stafford
Bethany…. Julie Wittner
Kevin…. Peter Holden
Charlie…. Felisha Terrell
Laugh Therapist…. Mandy McMillian
Hairstylist…. Nick Kilgore
Hostess…. Krista Marie Yu
Handsome Man…. Brody Hutzler