We’re excited to be working with some top cast and crew on the east (and west) coast!
Ronda Suder – Director, Writer, Mally Jenkens
Ronda is a filmmaker, writer, actress and wellness advocate with more than 20 years of experience in front of and behind the camera. She is directing Back in the Saddle as part of her thesis requirements for her MA in Film and Media Production.
Mark Epperson – Robbie Reed
Mark will be playing the role of Robbie Read in the film. Mark is a NY City based actor that comes to us with more than 20 years of experience on stage and in front of the camera.
Steve Kwiatkowski – Producer, 1st AD
Stephen “Steve” John Kwiatkowski II (born August 12th, 1974) is an American actor, filmmaker, producer, and director. He has worked on large and small projects in West Virginia, Pittsburgh, PA, Las Vegas, NV and Nashville, TN. He has acted on TV shows such as Banshee (Cinemax) and, The Outsiders (WGN) and the film Concussion (Sony). He has directed cameras for the unveiling of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games Torch and Cauldron. Kwiatkowski is also the Red Ribbon winner for his work on the Documentary “For the Living” filmed in West Virginia. He has directed TV Shows, Movies, public theater and student films, as well as live national TV. Kwiatkowski is currently the only person in West Virginia to achieve a Tech I & II Certification from Lucasfilms THX and has worked with two living Presidents of the United States for National Television. Some of his work has been featured in New York City’s Fashion Week and on MTV, Spike TV, ESPN, and VH1.
Aeryon Moore – Director of Photography
Director, writer, and cinematographer Aeyron Moore, born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, began his pursuit of entertainment very early in life. At 4 years old Aeyron was involved in stage productions and by 12 was writing and directing plays. At 16, he discovered film and began to take to the screen in small independent productions. Today, Aeyron is an award-winning Director and Cinematographer for films and commercial works for various clients including Honda of America, Delta Airlines, and many independent film companies across the country.
Julio Escames – Producer, Los Angeles
Julio was born in 1988 in Granada, Spain. Following his graduation from the University of Wales, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication, he went on to fulfill my Master’s degree in Film and Media Production at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Julio has directed numerous short films, commercials, and music videos. His films have been seen at festivals around the globe and have won several awards.
“My passion for cinema comes from my early years. Aside from my love for cartoons, I had already watched all of Charlot’s movies and enjoyed westerns by Howard Hawks and John Ford at the age of three. Over time, I developed an interest in all genres, with a predilection for adventure, thriller and science fiction, as a result of my fascination for films such as Star Wars, Jaws, Aliens and Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Jazlyn Heeter – Make-Up & Hair
Jazlyn Heeter is an American actress and makeup artist, aspiring filmmaker, and producer. She started her career early at the age of 4 after making an appearance on The Kidz Show and modeling for Bealls Outlets in Seminole, Florida. Jazlyn then modeled for Disney’s Epcot and later appeared on Radio Disney where she started commercials until the age of 12.
Shortly after moving to Maryland, she found her passion for acting after doing her first musical “Hairspray” at the age of 15 with Potomac State College in Keyser, WV. During her high school career, while performing on stage for multiple theatre companies, she also found a passion for doing hair and makeup after getting hired by a photography business, Ma Belle Rose in Keyser, WV who had taken photos for her. Today, Jazlyn is a full-time student studying Mass Communications with a focus in video production with a minor in Theatre. She is also a makeup artist for the Lake Salon in Oakland, MD.
Chris Pearson – First AC
Chris is based out of Pittsburgh, PA with years of experience under his belt behind the camera as a First AC and Gaffer.