Cast & Creative Team:
Emily Robinson (actor/writer/director): Virgin Territory is Emily’s directorial debut. Her writing can be found on HelloGiggles, Obsessee, Clover Letter, and in the upcoming print edition of Crybaby Zine. Emily is 18 years of age and has been acting for more than half her life. Upcoming films include: Private Life, directed by Tamera Jenkins, Unicorn Store, directed by Brie Larson, Behold my Heart, directed by Joshua Leonard, Once Upon a Time in Venice, by Mark and Rob Cullen. Emily appears in seasons 1 through 4 of Amazon’s Transparent as Young Ali and Young Rose. She is represented by UTA.
Michelle Clunie (actor): Actor and Activist Michelle Clunie is perhaps best known for her role as Melanie Marcus, a smart, determined and activist-minded lesbian attorney in the first-of-its-kind, critically acclaimed series, Queer as Folk. She also played Ellen Beals on ABC Family’s Make it or Break It, and guest stars on MTV’s Teen Wolf as Mrs. Finch. In 1995 Clunie was cast in the Academy Award winning The Usual Suspects and shortly thereafter played a supporting role in Lost & Found starring David Spade and Martin Sheen. She became a series regular on The Jeff Foxworthy Show and guest starred on ER, The Tony Danza Show, NCIS, among others.
Mel Shimkovitz (actor): Mel is a writer, director, actor and multi-disciplinary visual artist splitting time between Los Angeles and mile marker 31, New Mexico. Having spent years loitering around the downtown NYC theater scene, producing music and art through her musical collective Voodoo-EROS, and showing her drawings and paintings internationally, Shimkovitz finally moved to Hollywood in hopes of becoming America’s next He-She sweetheart. She has been seen recently as an actor on Amazon’s Transparent, Purple Milk’s Be Here Nowish, Devon Kirkpatrick’s Ma/ddy, Drew Droege’s Genderton Project and the upcoming feature film An American in Texas. She also wrote and starred in the Jill Soloway-directed Funny Or Die video How to Vajaculate: Of You Build It, She Will Come.
Kay Madsen (Cinematographer): Kay was born and raised in Germany and based in Los Angeles since 2009. He works as a cinematographer on commercials, music videos, documentary, experimental, and feature films. His narrative work has been officially selected for the Berlin Film Festival, Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco, Urbanworld in NY, LA Film Fest, and many others. Kay’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Variety, Indiewire, Rolling Stone, and American Cinematographer Magazine.
Catherine Grealish (Composer): Catherine Grealish is an LA-based award-winning composer for film, games, and media. Her music has been featured in award-winning films, including the short Pearl which won Best Short at the Mexico and Madrid International Film Festivals. Catherine won the Independent Music Vox Pop Award for her soundtrack for the film All Things Hidden. She recently completed scoring the feature documentary Gold Balls. Catherine also scored the video game The Hole Story which won the 2016 ID@Xbox Rising Star Award. Her studio, Rising Tides Music, is in Hollywood, CA.
Tucker Marolf (Editor): Tucker worked as an editor for the web series Caper (created by Amy Berg and Mike Sizemore) as well as an assistant editor on network television shows like Turn:Washington’s Spies, Sons of Anarchy, and Unforgettable. hello hello hello hellohello hello hello hellohello hello hello hellohello hello hello hellohello hello hello hellhello hello hello hellohello hello hello hellohello hello hello hello
Debbie von Ahrens (Producer): Debbie worked with Fat Chance Productions, LLC to produce a 29 hour reading of Brindlebeast, a new musical, in NYC in 2014 and 2011. Prior credits include V.P. Director of Sales, FOX5 & MY9 NY, Debbie oversaw production of Horray for Broadway, Christmas in New York and Autumn Adventures at FOX5 NY. She also served positions as Local Sales Manager at WNYW-TV and WCBS-TV. She served on the Board for the Internatiomal Radio and Television Society (IRTS) and the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.