Writer / Director / Producer / "Charlie"
Jessie Barr is an actor, writer, director and producer based in LA. She is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Episodic LAB Finalist and a finalist for Ryan Murphy's directing mentorship program: The Half Initiative. Jessie is the lead in the critically acclaimed online series OM CITY which she created, wrote and produced with her husband and writing partner Tom O’Brien. OM CITY won Best Web Series at the 2018 New Media Film Festival, is a 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Selection, a New York Times TV Critic's Pick, a 2015 Vimeo Staff Pick, voted Best Web Series by Decider.com and a Top Pick for "Web to Watch" by USA Today. Some of Jessie's other credits include: Lincoln Center, 59E59th, Williamstown Theater Festival, New York Stage & Film, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, EST and Law & Order : SVU among others. She made her feature film debut in the indie comedy Manhattan Romance, starring Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Caitlin Fitzgerald (Masters of Sex) and Gaby Hoffman (Transparent). Jessie is currently in post production for her feature film directorial debut, SOPHIE JONES a coming of age story about a teenage girl grappling with life after her mother’s death, Executive Produced by Nicole Holofcener. TLATF is Jessie’s directorial debut.
Jessie is a proud member of Women in Film LA, Women in Entertainment and Women in Media.
Writer / Director / Producer / "Val"
Lena Hudson is an actor and writer based in New York. She has helped develop work for Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Fresh Ground Pepper, La MaMa and Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble, among others. Some of her favorite performing credits include: Kitchen Sink Experiment(s) (Crashbox Theater), DEBUTANTE (Ars Nova), Folk Wandering (Joe’s Pub/Ars Nova), Cowboy Mouth (Red Room), Valhalla (Boxed Wine Prod.), The Collected Rules of Gifted Camp (The Brick), and Oil of Olé! (La MaMa), which was devised by Clowns Ex-Machina. a group of all female clowns who were resident artists at La Mama ETC.. Lena can also be seen in the critically acclaimed online series OM CITY . She recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of Folk Wandering at A.R.T and is currently starring in a solo clown cabaret she created titled, Showwomanship, playing at the New Ohio Theater and Dixon place in NYC. TLATF is Lena’s directorial debut.
Joe is a producer based in New York. He started in documentary film alongside the team of Exposure Productions, wrapping Chasing Ice, the Oscar-nominated Documentary regarding climate change. Since then, he has been based out of New York working on the development and production of multiple projects. While working, Joe acquired an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. Over the years, he has been involved with a handful of projects, small and big — most notably working with the team of the official Sundance selection, I Smile Back, producing The Pastor, and co-producing OM CITY: The Series, recognized as a Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection, and featured in news outlets like USA Today and The New York Times. Most recently, Joe coordinated post-production on Showtime's newest hit drama, Billions Season 1 and 2. Joe is currently producing the upcoming feature film SOPHIE JONES. He strives to engage in projects that push beyond the barriers of sole entertainment value.