Ryan Simpkins (Grace/Associate Producer)
Starting out at 4 years old Simpkins booked her first film. At 7 years old, she began performing double time as she debuted on Broadway, and began production on a feature film in which she and her real life brother, actor Ty Simpkins played on-screen siblings, the first of many to come. Ryan Simpkins has continued to build her resume & character ever since, working with many A-list directors & actors over the years. Simpkins has won the “Best Actress” award in the “NYC Horror Film Festival 2008” for “Surveillance” (a first for a child in this festival), and films “Arcadia” won “Best Feature Film” in the Berlin Film Festival 2012, and “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” also won “Best Family Feature Film” in the Garden State Film Festival 2012 where Simpkins had lead roles in both films.
In 2010 Ryan wrote, produced, directed and acted in a short called “Sitter Street”. “1426 Chelsea Street” is the second film for which she has taken on a production position.
Jason Paul Field (Bob Boone)
Jason is very excited to be a part of the success of “1426 Chelsea Street”. After ten years of performing in professional theater in NYC, and all over the country, Jason relocated to LA to pursue film and television work. Recent TV and Web credits include a series-lead role in the upcoming SAG Web-Series “The Kill Corporation”, Co-stars on “House”, “CSI: NY”, “Numbers”, “Medium” as well as guest star appearances on “Law & Order SVU” and “The Third Watch”. Jason has also been busy working in several other short films such as “The Ghost of Crenshaw” (Official Selection to Hollywood Reel Indie FF as well as Lion’s Gate Expose your Shorts FF) “Trevor: The Musical Truth”, “Unrequited Love”, “The Unforgiving Minute” and “Fat Girls”. Note worthy Theater credits include playing the role of Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire” at The Cleveland Playhouse, opposite David Straitharn in “Cherry Docs” at The Wilma Theater, opposite Austin Pendleton in “Uncle Bob” in NYC & LA, Vince in Stephen Belber’s “Tape”, and David Calhoun in Craig Wright’s “Orange Flower Water” at Contemporary American Theater Festival. Jason is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Rebecca Bitton (Penny)
Rebecca has a remarkable ability to convey the truth of every moment she acts, both on stage and in front of the camera. She enjoys the study of acting, as well as the performance, and has taken on various roles, including a part in the feature film “Return to Paradise,” as well as the recent short “And Then What?”
Alanna Brown (Writer/Director/Producer)
Alanna considers herself a storyteller and an adventurer. She is passionate about telling stories that explore and illuminate the human spirit, while provoking thought, introspection, and the deep longing in us all to take risks. As a writer, she has drafted two novels, several short stories, and poems. She was accepted for a Master of Arts in creative writing at San Francisco State University in 2009, but decided instead to stay in LA for the pursuit of acting and visual storytelling. “1426 Chelsea Street” is her debut as both a screenwriter and film director.
Luke Dejoras (Cinematographer/Producer)
Born into a family of artists, Luke Dejoras has been naturally fascinated by artistic expression throughout his life. He picked up his first camera at the age of 7 and knew by the time he was in high school that he wanted to pursue a career in filmmaking. A graduate of California State University Long Beach from the department of Film and Electronic Arts, Luke has shot numerous short films, documentaries, and music videos, many of which have gone on to screen at prestigious film festivals. He’s had the pleasure of working with talents such as Action Item, Nick Jonas, Tania Raymonde, Drake Bell, Bad City, Avenged Sevenfold, Savannah Outen, and companies such as the Discovery Channel, the Velocity Channel, and Atlantic Records.