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Albert M. Chan is a Chinese-Canadian actor, filmmaker and acting coach now based in the United States. Albert's film and TV roles include 30 Rock (NBC), Law & Order SVU (NBC), Body of Proof (ABC), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Makeover (ABC), and Brotherhood (Showtime). He has been cast by directors such as Spike Lee, Greg Mottola, Henry Bromell, and Mark Waters to act opposite Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Justin Long, Larry David, Cybill Shepherd, and Mariska Hargitay.
As a filmmaker, Albert is the recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant and a finalist for the prestigious Roy W. Dean Film Grant, awarded to films that are "unique and make a contribution to society…stories that can heal and enrich our lives." He wrote, directed, and produced his first film, Fate Scores, an experimental silent film which was recognized by the prestigious National Film Board of Canada and acquired by Moving Images Distribution (formerly Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West) after a successful festival run. He directed and starred in his follow-up film, The Commitment, which screened at over 25 film festivals on four continents and won multiple awards, most notably edging out Oscar®-nominated Moonrise Kingdom to win a 2013 NASW Media Award. Albert’s third film, Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future, stars Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Drama Desk nominee Tina Chen.
Albert trained for over six years at Carter Thor Studios East, the east coast branch of Carter Thor Studio, founded by Cameron Thor and Alice Carter following their work with legendary coach Roy London. Recently, Albert founded Aspiral Acting Studio, where he serves as the primary acting coach.
Jason Lane Fenton is a performer of both stage and screen local to the Boston area. He has received multiple awards and nominations from the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres. Some of his standout performances include Brian Dowd in Jerry Finnegan's Sister, Tyler Shaw in Brooklyn Boy, Steve in The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, and Joe Farkas in The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Straight Play). Some of his notable film appearances include Whatever Makes You Happy by Black Binder Films.
In addition to his numerous acting credits, Jason has also been the head of Visually Sound Pictures LLC since 2009, where he serves as writer, director and producer for a number of independent feature films and web series. He wrote, directed, produced and starred in Philter, which is currently being submitted to film festivals nationally in the United States. Additionally, he is regularly in front of or behind the camera for original short films and web episodes. His next feature, Infinity, is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in early 2012. Serving as writer and director for his latest film, Jason expects Infinity to reach the independent film circuit by late 2012.
A professional opera singer who has made the crossover into film and theatre, Mary brings deep and intense resources to making a writer's work come alive, and is dedicated to truth through performance.
Originally from Chicago, Mary performed regularly in the Lyric Opera of Chicago. When she was invited to participate in the Tanglewood Music Festival, the summer home of the internationally renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra, she met Phyllis Curtin who later became her voice teacher and mentor. Mary moved to Boston and earned an Artist Diploma from Boston University while Curtin was Dean of the School for the Arts. Among her many projects, Mary has performed the role of the Countess in The Sound of Music, the role of Adele in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, and the role of Snow White in Conrad Susa's Transformations. Her performance in Transformations so impressed Susa himself that he referred to her as his "ideal Snow White." Mary is the recipient of the Drama Award from Southern Illinois University and the Graduate Faculty Award from Boston University.
Mary went on hiatus from vocal performance for some years due to a battle with ovarian cancer, but after surviving the cancer and its treatment, she returned to performance with renewed vigor. She decided to begin expressing herself in a more personal way through acting, and to reach a wider audience beyond classical music. The combination of a strong natural talent and many years of musical stage experience have brought her much attention already. In 2011, her performance as Vivian Bearing in W;t with Salem Theatre Company was enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike. In 2012, she originated the role of Barb in Adam Bock’s Swimming in the Shallows with director Scott Fortier, also with STC.
Speed Dating, a film she wrote and produced, has been screened at five film festivals and won Best Director in the Experimental Film Genre at the American International Film Festival. In addition to The Commitment, she has worked on several independent films including Wendy’s Game, currently in post-production.
Kerri worked on numerous short films and industrial videos prior to her feature debut in Whatever Makes You Happy. Originally from New York, Kerri went to school in California before returning to the east coast. She is currently based out of New York and studies acting at Carter Thor Studio.