Traci developed her directing sensibility under the mentorship of Martha Coolidge (Real Genius) and Randal Kleiser (Grease). Her time spent working with such notable industry professionals nurtured and prepared her as a creative individual, confident director, and passionate human being. Her work can be best described as intuitive and multi-layered, with a process that always begins with the characters. Traci has a unique eye for casting and an attention to detail in a wide variety of genres and settings, from historic to present day.
Her recent directing credits include the TV Pilot, Alive Again, Produced by Legacy Films and Media, the documentary Ecstasy Lives out of Balance, produced for the County of Santa Clara, and a short 1800s period film, Lions Among Men starting Johanna Watts (American Warship) and Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games, The Spectacular Now). In addition, Lions Among Men was selected in the TOP 10 for DGA Student Film Awards.
Growing up on classic musicals in San Jose, California, Traci developed her taste as an artist through theater productions. This love for the arts blossomed into filmmaking after taking her first film class in high school. Traci earned her B.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University.
Above all, Traci Hays is an industrious, driven, and organized individual consistently looking to collaborate with talented filmmakers to transform their brightest ideas from the page to the screen.
Jake Eberle has always been something of a dreamer. Early in life, figuring out how to apply that in the real world was tricky. Fortunately, he had the volumes of classic fables and fairy tales from around the world in his father’s library that provided an ample playground for his young and vivid imagination. But then, just reading the stories wasn’t enough, so it was only natural to him that the theater would be a perfect place to explore. He worked as an actor in theater from childhood to the present, with various stints on TV and film, as well as writing adaptations of old children’s tales for the stage.
Then there’s voice acting in video games, children’s narratives, commercials and documentaries. And parallel to those passions is his craft -work as a sound designer/editor which has evolved over the last twenty years working on film, TV, commercials, theater and music-videos. And though a great deal of experience has been gained adding life to other peoples dreams, it was now time to put life into his own. And it’s all starting with MATCH.
JackSon of writer/film director Craig Clyde, K.C. graduated from high school after having won the state drama competition. He co-wrote and produced his own short film “Video Graphic” that won best screenplay at the Slamdance Film Festival. He then went on to land roles in major television series such as ‘Veronica Mars’ “Crossing Jordan,” “ER,” “Touched By An Angel” and, most recently, “Do No Harm” for NBC and the pilot “Swallow Your Bliss." He has landed leading roles in more then 32 Feature films and has had the pleasure of working with such notables as Zack Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Anniston, Joan Cusack, Blair Underwood, and Kristen Bell to mention but a few.
AndreaAngela Gots was born and raised in New York City. She got involved in the arts at a young age with the influence of her Russian parents. Her father was a drama/mime director and her mother a ballet teacher, both with whom Angela studied with for a number of years, prior to enrolling at NYU. Immediately after graduating, Angela starred in her first lead role, playing a conflicted ballerina in a coming of age story, “Alex in Wonder." She then followed that up with a number of roles in films and television. You can see her “Grimm”, “Touch”, “90210”, “House”, “The Event” and “The L Word”, among others, as well as films such as “Immigrant”, “Snapshot” and “St. George’s Day.”
PeteAlong with playing Pete in MATCH, Banks acted in two features coming out this year titled Glory Days, in which he plays the drummer of a famous rock band, and 333, where he plays a ghost haunting a couple on their honeymoon. In earlier work, Banks appeared in the Italian spy thriller Time Framed opposite Ian Somerhalder, Dire Grove which was filmed in Patagonia, Argentina and Raid: Call of Duty directed by McG. When not acting and producing, he enjoys coaching youth lacrosse, playing music with friends and building furniture in his home workshop. Banks is very happy to be involved with the MyTeeVee community and looks forward to what they do next!
Big GuyDaniel Riordan is an actor, writer, and voice over artist known for Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001), Jingle All the Way (1996) and Ed Wood (1994).
Other GuyRodrigo is an LA based actor originally from New York. Rojas has a wide range of experience in film, television, and theatre and has appeared on popular television shows like Modern Family, 90210, and CSI: New York. He has various projects set for release in the coming year including the new NBC show The Night Shift. He’s thrilled to be a part of Colaborator and had a blast working on Seer with such a wonderful cast and crew.
Andres Faucher - executive producer
Kevin Allen Jackson - executive producer
Jake Eberle - producer
Wes Chappell - co-producer
Banks Boutte – co-producer
M. Vanessa Coto - line producer
Cleo Valente - producer
R.J. Collins - first assistant director
Neil Sutherland - swing art
Carol Clayman - casting assistant
Grant Martin - trailer editor
Seth Podowitz - composer
Executive Producer: Kevin Allen Jackson
Sr. Associate Producer: Alex Kruse
Associate Producer - Jessica Van den Ancker
Maureen McGuirk, Zach Murphy, Kate Colvin, Kalissa Mullis, Maya Bolden, Aimee Lacasse, Sharon Liu, Molly Bilinski, Courtney Botelho, Natasha Desai, Shelby Dollar, Tracy Egbas, John Johnson, Rory King, Wen Lui, Lisa Rogolsky, Anna Zabiega
Additional Website Development by Lucy Manda
Game Developers: Lucy Manda and Bryce Pelletier
Graphic Design: Wes Chappell
Runtime: 13 min
Shot on location: Downtown Los Angeles and The Little Door Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA
Written by: Jake Eberle
Directed by: Traci Hays
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A 30-something still trying to find his path in life discovers he possesses a special gift… but is it his alone or is someone or something manipulating him?