Michael Krehan, born in Germany but living in California since 2002, had been in the video games industry for almost two decades, working on titles such as "Red Dead Redemption" and "Grand Theft Auto V".
He had a keen interest in filmmaking ever since his teenage years. He started with little film experiments and volunteered on various film sets as boom operator, camera assistant, and editor, until he decided that the time was right to realize a project of his own and created "Apprecation", which made the rounds through the festival circuit in 2015.
Following that, he decided to realize a more ambitious project and wrote and directed "Dreams My Master" with the help of some collaborators from his first film, Jeff Siljenberg (cinematographer), Daniel J. Pico (producer), and Maris Lidaka (producer).
He is currently working on his next short film, with several more planned after that.
Dan was awarded the Albert P. Weismand Scholarship for his original screenplay, "Two Days In Limbo". A product of Dan's producing, writing, and directing, Limbo screened at the American Film Market in the Cannes Film Festival. It went on to garner a bevy of festival wins including the Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film - Michigan Independent Film Festival.
Other films by Chicago-based Pico include Back to Reality, The Wooden Door, First Light, and Soldier. Additional directing credits include the TV pilots Roscoe Village and Casting Shadows.
Dan holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Film and Video from Colombia College, Chicago.
Born in the small suburb of Oak Park. Maris Lidaka was exposed to film, literature, and photography at a young age by his father. While attending high school in Copenhagen, Maris often went to the movie theater in order to remind him of home. In his senior year he decided to embark on a career in filmmaking, and returned to Chicago to attend Columbia College to study Film Directing.
Maris has worked as a Producer, Cameraman, and Editor over the past 10 years in order to become a complete filmmaker. He has worked on several TV shows, feature films, and documentaries. He has recently completed two shorts, is working on his third, and preparing to direct his first feature-length film. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Rico Anderson, an award winning actor and the oldest of 11 children on his mothers side and the 3rd of 4 children oh his fathers side, was born in Seaside/Monterey, CA and raised on the south side of Chicago as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. It was in Chicago where his love for the arts began. As a little boy, Rico and his 3rd grade class went to a touring performance of The Wiz, starring Melba Moore. Even at that early age, Rico sat there mesmerized and amazed at the performances. Memories from that performance stuck in the back of his mind and would not surface until a few years later when he and his family moved to Berkeley, California. The bug bit again and Rico started performing in several Independent films and theatre productions around the Bay Area. Rico also majored in Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University. Eventually Rico moved to Los Angeles and has been blessed to have many film, television, voice over and theatre credits to his name.
Rico's selected film and television credits include his breakthrough role in the 2005 Academy Award Winning short, "Mighty Times: The Children's March" where he portrayed civil rights activist, Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart. This period piece was Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel's The Avengers, Star Wars Trilogy) and Sam Elliott (The Hulk, The Big Lebowski) respectfully. Another breakthrough role was in sci-fi when Rico was tapped to star in Star Trek: Renegades, directed by Tim Russ (Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager) and starring Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babalon 5), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Edward Furlong (John Connor in The Terminator). Rico was directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) in the pilot for Dollhouse w/ Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett (Man of Steel, Battlestar Galactica), played the son of Danny Glover (The Color Purple) in "The Harimaya Bridge" with Peter Coyote and starred in the Universal release of, "Hole in One" with Producer, David Ellison (Star Trek into Darkness, World War Z) and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman). Other selected guest star and recurring works include, NCIS, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, Murder in the First, Weeds, Sullivan & Son, Justified and The Shield.
Onstage, Rico has captivated audiences in such noteworthy performances including the multiple award winning production of The West Coast Premiere of The Ballad of Emmett Till (Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles), Lyons in Fences (NexStage Theatre, Ketchum Idaho), Stone in the revival of Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope (Sci-Fest LA, Acme Theatre), The title role in Oedipus (African American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco) , For The Love of Freedom-Trilogy (The Robey Theatre Company, Los Angeles) where Mr. Anderson took on the pivotal role of General Alexander Petion, Graffiti Blues (National Black Theatre Festival, North Carolina), the multiple award winning production of The Meeting as Malcolm X, Off-Off Broadway in Bed of Truth, Equus, and A Soldiers Play . Mr. Anderson, as a member of the L.A. based Sketch Comedy Troupe, The Outpatients, performed at The World Famous Comedy Store Main Room.
Selected Commercial work includes: UPS Store, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, MCI, Bud Light, Honda, Chevrolet, Sony, Jeep.
As a Voice Over artist, Rico has recorded ADR / voice work for the upcoming release of Batman: Arkham Knight, Power (Starz) and VH-1's Hit the Floor. Commercial and promotion: Bud Light, Honda, Sony, Jeep, The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and National Rent a Car.
Rico still lives in Los Angeles, continues to work extensively in film, television, voice overs and theatre and is carefully selecting his next project.
Born and raised on a goat farm in Reno, Nevada, Chris is a former world and national champion Jet Ski racer, who has been working as an actor for over 15 years. After graduating from Cal state Sacramento with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Chris moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and had absolutely zero short term success.
But after a few years Gann was given a break when he was cast by director Rob Cohen in Sony studios blockbuster xXx with Vin Diesel and Samuel Jackson. He reunited with Diesel while working on Disney\'s $50 million comedy, The Pacifier. Since his breakout roles, Chris has over 25 guest stars on TV, has been in over 30 films, and over 50 national commercials. As a stunt man Chris earned a screen actors guild nomination for his work in "Transformers Dark Side of the Moon" (2011)
His roles have given him the opportunity to work with such directors as Adam Shankman, Eriq La Salle, and Michael Bay.