Over the course of some 27 years, filmmaker Clarke M. Smith has made 17 short films (most recently "Shutting Down"), as well as a feature film called The Ethereal Plane, which won a first place award at the Big MiniDV Film Festival (2003 Best Narrative Feature), as well as landing several distribution deals in foreign markets and Amazon/VOD.
His second feature is to be an ambitious ghost story called Wandering Shadows (teaser site here).
Check out Clarke's new filmmaker's reel, covering 25 years of filmmaking here.
An accomplished Cinematogapher at Refraction Film Productions, Chris has been shooting film, video and digital media professionally for over a decade. Chris's passion for motion picture began at the early age of 10 when his family bought him his first video camera. He used the camera constantly from there on out to capture the snowboarding and skateboarding talents of his friends and film the surreal lifestyle that evolved throughout their upbringing in Aspen, CO. Since then he has made it his career, shooting for several different production companies up and down the west coat and all over the nation.
An accomplished writer of fantasy novels at XC Publishing, Xina's first novel, NECROPOLIS, has been heavily influenced by her interest in ancient history. She holds both a BA and an MA in history. In addition to fiction writing, she teaches college history courses and writes educational materials. When she isn’t reading and writing, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and planning new travel adventures.
Xina’s available ebooks include both humor – The Cat’s Guide to Human Behavior, and fantasy - Necropolis, The Gauntlet Thrown and The Challenge Accepted, Books One and Two of the Gauntlet Trilogy.
The Cast (unconfirmed as yet)...
??? as "Ted Haun"
??? as "Doc"
Gene Gabriel as "Rob Murdock"
Actor, Producer, & Improv Artist
Gene Gabriel studied at HB Studios in New York City. His first professional job was a small role as a gang member in Joseph B. Vasquez's (Hangin' with the Homeboys) film The Bronx War. He began finding work in television and film. He was cast as a killer on Walker, Texas Ranger, an INS agent alongside Eva Mendez and Ice-T in the TV pilot/movie The Disciples. He received critical attention for his performance in Luis Saumell's award winning Spanish language short film "Por Que'". In 2002 he landed the role of "Rodriguez" one of a pair of Spanish speaking ball players in 'Richard Greenberg (III)''s "Take Me Out" which premiered in London's prestigious "West End". In 2003 the play opened on Broadway and won 3 Tony awards including best play for Greenberg and best director for Joe Mantello. He has continued to work in film and television with appearances on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent', The Sopranos, One Life To Live and a starring role in Clarke M. Smith's scifi thriller The Ethereal Plane.
2014 has been quite a year for Mike. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the San Diego Film Awards, and won Best Actor in the San Diego Student Film Awards.
James Steinberg as "Joe Russell"
2014 has been quite a year for James. He was nominated for Best Leading Actor in the San Diego Film Awards for our film "Crazy Joe", and we're thrilled to have him return to reprise his character for the feature.
Carla Campbell as "Fran"
Actor, Scriptwriter, Acting Coach,Voice-Over Talent & Creative Director
for Corporate and Creative Films, Theatrical and Audio Productions.
Carla's work has appeared on KUSI Television, KPBS Radio, in many theaters, in several films, in several spiritual centers, in some publications and on one cd. She has worked with numerous national, regional, high-end and start-up organizations.
She functioned as "Kid Wrangler" for our short "Crazy Joe" in 2013.
Tina Joy Manera as "Karen"
Tim Carr as "Uncle Tim"
Actor, Producer, & Improv Artist
Since his arrival from Chicago in 2000, Timothy has had the opportunity to work with numerous independent and community theaters throughout San Diego. One of his favorite stage roles was the Bailiff in Sledgehammer Theatre’s acclaimed “The Trial of Geo. W. Bush”. Timothy has also worked with independent filmmakers in San Diego and Los Angeles and has contributed his acting skills to student film projects at SDSU, UCSD, Chapman University and AFI.
Tim was recently featured in the 2009 short "Saint Valentine". And of course, he played Uncle Tim in our short film "Crazy Joe", and is reprising the role for the feature.