CAST AND CREW
Executive Producer/ Writer/ "Freddie"
Producer/ Writer/ "Destiny"
Producer/ Director/ Writer/ "Agnes"
Director of Photography
2nd Unit Director / B Camera
Hilary Edson Polk, a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia where she studied English Lit and French, is a producer, writer and actor. The founder of Small Change Productions, she is currently both developing, directing and writing several projects with partner Caroline Kaplan. Her passion project in development is a documentary on former cloistered nun, Sharon McKenna whom Tracy Kidder wrote about in his best seller “Strength in What Remains”. At 21, she began her acting career as a contract player on General Hospital for 3 years , and continued with prominent roles on television for the next 10 years including Another World (3 year contract) and the Guiding Light (3 year contract) for which she received an Emmy Nomination. She also starred in Grant Tinker’s comedy drama Why On Earth. Hilary has appeared in the films Lost in the Wild and Letters to Juliet. She is also a stage actor, with roles in The Matrix Theatre (L.A) :The Triplet Collection, McGinn-Cazale Theatre (NYC): Number 11 Blue and White (directed by Daniel Aukin), and Arc Light Theatre’s (NYC) production of Romulus Linney’s Can Can as well as many other productions. Hilary is a long term board member of The Abingdon Theatre, NYC.
Hilary lives in NYC with husband Lyon Polk and two daughters.
HILARY EDSON POLK
CHERI PAIGE FOGLEMAN
A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, The Maggie Flanigan Studio and a student of Shane-Ann Younts' Voice and Speech, Cheri's been seen in film: Bye Bye Fruit Fly, Honeysuckle, The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek, A Little Game, and soon, 39 and a Half. You might have also seen Cheri in scattered commercials, as Jeanine in the award-winning, critically acclaimed web series, Hot Mess (www.ShesAMess.com), in workout videos, looking fit in Glamour Magazine or on an Asics billboard. She also teaches weekly on the live fitness show, Daily Burn 365. www.cheripaigefogleman.com.
Amy is an actor, writer and producer. She created and starred in the web series HOT MESS, Coat Tales, & Idiot Feminist. Other appearances include Gay’s Anatomy, Duder., and Gringolandia. In 2016 Amy shadowed Director Steve Brill on the Netflix feature Sandy Wexler starring Adam Sandler. She was a lead ensemble member of LadyPartsJustice.com, a comedy repro-rights YouTube channel founded by Lizz Winstead (Co-Creator of the Daily Show) . Her work has been featured in Upworthy, The Huffington Post, and Glamour.com. Amy starred in the Chinese premieres of the plays Venus in Fur and The 39 Steps. She is member of the Shakespeare at the Manor ensemble of Shelter Island and is a founding of member Clutch, a non-profit production company dedicated to commissioning work by up and coming female writers with casts that are at least 50% female. Education: MFA National Theater Conservatory. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Ken was born and raised in New Jersey, Kenneth served four years in the USAF - prior to enrolling in college at William Paterson University - where he received his BA in Communications, with a concentration in Media Production. Kenneth discovered his calling as a Cinematographer while in college, and worked as a Director of Photography on his first feature length project the summer after graduation. Kenneth then received his MFA in Media Production / Cinematography from CUNY City College of New York. Since then, Kenneth has been working steadily as a freelance Cinematographer. With hundreds of commercials, dozens of short films, music videos, and documentaries, as well as several feature length projects under his belt, Kenneth has gained a diverse portfolio and a reputation for being able to shoot anything that comes his way. He currently has three short films doing the festival rounds, is in post-production on a sci-fi horror feature, in pre-production on two other feature films and a live music and comedy series, teaching film-making part-time at his alma mater, William Paterson University, and working part-time as a Lighting Director at MSNBC.
Claude is a photographer, cinematographer, Steadicam operator & director based in Brooklyn. Born and raised in California, Claude began studying photography, art, and music at an early age. Given his first camera by Rondal Partridge, famous photographer and son of Imogen Cunningham (who worked with Dorothea Lange & Ansel Adams), Claude set about capturing the world around him. Taking an interest in Steadicam operation, he studied with Garrett Brown (Rocky, The Shining), Jerry Holway & Chris Fawcett, subsequently becoming a member of the Steadicam Operators Association. Claude has lensed projects all over the world. Aside from working in narrative, Claude has a strong body of work in commercials, documentaries, and reality. Regardless of his role or the type of project, his goal is to create scenarios & images that will not only tell the story, but will affect the viewer on the deepest level.
He has recently worked with Lizz Winstead (co-creator of the Daily Show), Bill Sorvino, Tanis Parenteau, Tom Proctor & Tony Drazan.