Writer / Director
Jared is a writer, director, producer, and award-winning journalist. In 2018 he released his first short film, “The Surge”, which he co-wrote and co-directed. As a journalist, he has twice won awards from the Los Angeles Press Club for his reporting. In 2014 he won Third Place in the “News Feature over 1,000 words” category. And the next year he won Second Place in the “Print Journalist of the Year” category.
Writer / Director / Actor
Gabriel Yaffe is an actor and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has written, produced, and acted in many sketches which his parents say are quite interesting and his brother says are tolerable. He is a graduate of The Second City and is currently studying improv at The Pack Theater.
Jeff Gasser is a freelance producer, editor and videographer based in Los Angeles. He launched his career in Washington DC shaping video campaigns around federal lawsuits (including three cases before the Supreme Court) and today continues his career in the entertainment industry.
Director of Photography
Shane Seibel is a Los Angeles-based Director of Photography who has been working in the industry for almost 10 years. From indie feature films to nationally-broadcast commercials, Shane shoots it all!
Donovan Fowler is an editor and filmmaker with a career in entertainment spanning the past six years. He is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and has recently worked on such projects as Netflix’s soon to be released Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy.
David Campfield has a strong stage background, and moved to the Los Angeles area to develop his on-camera technique. His most recent projects include the feature film Blackmark and the TV series Unusual Suspects on Investigation Discovery.
Brendan is an actor based in Los Angeles. He rides motorcycles, does stunts, and is continuously pursuing his dream of acting in film.
Paul Vinson is a state wrestling champion, a 2x national freestyle champion, a 2x USA world freestyle wrestler and a 4th place finish at the world freestyle championships. He wrestled for the World Championship Wrestling federation (WCW).
Gerardo De Pablos
Gerardo De Pablos is a Venezuelan actor based in Los Angeles. He´s trained in the Stanislavski method in Madrid, Spain and Meisner in Los Angeles.
Dan Olivo is a film, television, theater, and radio actor. He starred as Joe Gusto in the award winning comedy “The Deposition of Lou Bagetta”, Jimmy in the popular web series “Vampire Mob”, and opposite Zooey Deschanel on FOX’s “New Girl”.
The year is 2020.
Anti-government sentiment is at an all-time high.
In an effort to prove to Americans how much they need the government, Congress has announced that for 12 hours, all laws and regulations will be suspended, and all crimes will go unpunished.
In The Surge, CNNBC reporter Lyle Callahan braves the streets of Los Angeles hoping to capture gruesome footage of Americans tearing each other apart during the government’s 12-hour purge. But Lyle is sorely disappointed to discover that when there are no regulations, lemonade stands pop up, prescription drug prices plummet, and homeowners can safely add a sunroom without spending thousands of dollars in permits and inspections. Never mind reality, though. Lyle is determined to let CNNBC’s viewers know just how horrible everything really is.