Author of Placebo Effect
Name: Derek Dean
Lives in: Jersey City, New Jersey
Occupation: Actor, Author, Photographer (Still) and Playwright
Unique traits: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Leaving politics out of it.
Film by Christoph Lehmann (Comedy and Drama) Actor Two estranged, American half brothers with opposing political views and their significant others meet in a vacation house in the mountain resort village of Saas-Fee, Switzerland to get to know one another. Cut off from their typical means of technological distraction, their differences come to a head when their significant others "interfere" in their relationships, revealing the reality behind their personas. Written by Niles Maxwell
Film by Andrew Cristi (Biography, Comedy and Drama) Actor Created as a mini-series pitch, this docu-dramedy recreates the life of author Andrew Cristi (author of memoir series; "The Peter Pandrew Trilogy"), documenting his hardships from 1999 to present day as he embraces the nickname "Peter Pandrew" while refusing coming of age. Afflicted with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (amongst other ailments), the anti-hero shows an accurate depiction of his diagnosis while flip-flopping and fighting with friends and lovers and trying to recruit them into his "Neverland" in his desperate attempts to build a stable family. The characters that he meets along the way are just as colorful and complex and all take on different issues as the film deals with everything from Mental Illness and Bipolar Disorder, Borderline PD, OCPD, Antisocial PD, Histrionic PD, Narcissistic PD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Feminism, Gender equality, LGBTQ stigmas, race, coming of age and refusal of coming of age. Written by Andrew Cristi
Film by Jesse Allen Michael Hibbs (Drama) Actor
Film (short) by Amy Thorstenson (Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Actor After anxiety-prone Emily breaks up with slightly-autistic Marvin, he reveals his plans to lock himself in his basement for the next 2 years as a Mars Capsule simulation. Emily must now decide whether to let Marvin cut himself off from the world or to join him on his journey to 'Mars.' Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor An unmotivated slacker goes through some major changes in his life, as well as the affect that has on his friendships with Charlie, Sharon and James.
The Old Man and the Lion
Film (short) by Justin Leyba (Drama and Family) Actor An aging father reconnects with his troubled son only to find out a promise made broken.
Film (short) by Mohit Ramchandani (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor When a small town preacher is saved from a near death experience by a park ranger, he soon finds that his rescuer quickly becomes his captor.
Film (short) by Anthony Falleroni (Drama) Actor A casually dressed man, the Silencer, sits at a quiet bus stop at night in the rain - waiting. A businessman, soon arrives to wait for the bus as well. The business man engages the Silencer in boring conversation. The conversation is a bit one sided as the Silencer says nothing and anxiously waits for something. Finally, he receives a text message and he waits no longer - he quickly slits the man's throat and calmly watches the man die as the rain pours down. After the business man dies, the Silencer notices that the business man was wearing some nice shoes. He steals the man's shoes and walks away into the rainy night. The dead man lies at the bus stop in plain sight, but the cars just keep driving by. Written by Anthony Falleroni