Meet the director Andrea Ashton

Andrea started scratching her filmmaking itch at NYU’s TSOA. Her thesis short, Pick a Color, which she wrote, directed and produced, was one of ten films invited to the IFP’s IFFM and garnered numerous awards including Best Drama at the LA Shorts Fest plus the Audience Award for Best Short and Best Screenplay at the Brooklyn International Film Festival.

Recently, she directed and produced The Last/First Kiss, a short that received second place honors at The Texas Black Film Festival and screened at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, Bermuda International Film Festival, and Boston International Film Festival, to name a few. Andrea currently has several films in various states of development including one that was a finalist for the Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Fellowship and Lab.

She makes a living writing, directing and producing internal, promotional and web videos for Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, Canon, Dell, and LG.

Meet the writer Charlie Aaron

A new up-and-coming writer, Charlie Aaron was born in New York just outside of Buffalo. He spent much of his early life isolated, indulging in books and films rather than having much of a social life. Growing up, many people referred to him as having multiple personalities — in love with the Yankees one day and obsessed with computers the next — something that undoubtedly came from his innate ability to explore characters and step into their lives. Many of his scripts explore the depth of American life, especially the family unit and the different ways in which it exists.During his college years at Syracuse he began to hone his skills as a writer and forced himself out of his shell, joining multiple groups on campus dedicated to film and story telling. There he was able to delve into the social issues that had plagued him when he was younger and open up his own world through that exploration.His writing has been called “dark and demented”… “reaching into lives that are mis-understood, charming and on the fringe of human existence.”Charlie is excited to see the world embracing new media and the opportunities it provides for more young writers and filmmakers to see their work come to fruition. He would like to thank MyTeeVee for the opportunity to collaborate with such a wonderful group of people and cannot wait to see Lies come to life on screen. This is his first web series.

Read an excerpt from the script.


Astrea Campbell Cobb

Serenity Pace

Astrea grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She studied at the Stella Adler Studio and received her BFA in Acting from York University in Toronto. In Maine she has appeared on stage with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, Fenix Theatre Company & PortFringe and has directed two seasons of children’s theatre at Julia’s Theatre Camp. Since moving to New York in 2012 she has worked and collaborated on several independent films and music videos. Most recently she starred in Detour which premiered at the Damnationalnd Film Festival. You can also follow her (rather silly) adventures in NYC as the face of The Girl That Loves.

Brian Ibsen

Dr. William Caduto

Brian was born in Seattle, Washington and has been an actor for over 20 years. After receiving his BFA from SUNY Purchase in NY, he booked his first two jobs on Broadway in The Lion in Winter with Stockard Channing and Laurence Fishburne and The Rainmaker with Woody Harrelson and Jayne Atkinson. He was then accepted into the master’s program at The Old Globe Theatre/USD. He has worked with such award winning directors as Scott Ellis, Mark Lamos, Tony Award winners Jack O’brien, John Rando and Michael Mayer. He now resides in Los Angeles where he continues to work in Film, TV and Theatre.

Ella Linnea Wahlestedt

October Pace

Ella was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to the US when she was 6. She began acting at the age of 10 years when her gymnastics coach did not show up one day and she took an acting class to pass the time. She started with small projects, completing 10 shorts in 2 years. Additionally she attended a performing arts middle school where she was a theater major.
She was recently in a recurring role in Army Wives, Season 7 where she appeared in 10 episodes. That same year she had guest starring roles on The Glades and the USA pilot Divide and Conquer. Ella has the lead in Relativity Media/Disney Studios feature film called Earth to ECHO, with a theatrical release April 2014.

Frank Krueger

Matt Pace

Frank is a New Jersey native. After graduating from The College of New Jersey, Frank briefly worked in production on The Late Show with David Letterman where he appeared in a variety of sketches as everything from a New York Yankee to an English Bobby.
Frank graduated from the two year Meisner technique program at William Esper’s Studio in New York. He first came out to Los Angeles with an original play “Talk Show” by Ronnie Larson. Since then he has been back and forth between New York and LA working on television and film projects.
Now that he is back in LA, Frank is a member of the Sanford Meisner Center in North Hollywood, where he has produced and starred in several productions. He is also working with The Annex Film Group, an independent film company that has produced four short films in the last two years.

Christel Smith

Maggie Pace

Born in South Africa, Christel Smith is best known for her contract lead role in the #1 television series, EGOLI. She studied and performed acting and dancing from a tender age. During her theater studies at Tshwane University, she was awarded “Most Promising Acting Student” and was crowned as “Miss South Africa Technikon”. She joined the cast of EGOLI for five years and subsequently became a household name portraying the role of “Tarien”. She was “One of the most popular characters with the most fan mail” said the creator Franz Marx. She appeared on 16 glossy magazine covers and received numerous acknowledgements as “Most Popular Actress”. After five years on EGOLI, Christel relocated to Los Angeles.
She has most recently worked on set with Greg Kinnear on his new comedy, RAKE. She has also appeared in guest starring roles in MARTIAL LAW (CBS), THE AGENCY (CCBS), SEVEN DAYS (UPN), STRONG MEDICINE (Lifetime) and PACIFIC BLUE (USA) amongst others. She appeared in the short film BERSERKER that was screened at the LA Short Film Festival.
Christel received rave reviews for her performance in the 2005 Hollywood theater production of AFRICAN GOTHIC, a play written by award winning South African playwright, Reza de Wet. “Excellent! …strong performances from actors, particularly Christel Smith as Sussie. Extremely expressive and vivacious, Smith possesses a strong emotional range, giggly and sweet one moment, harsh and dictatorial the next as she sweeps in and out of the past” – Tolucan Times.

Produced By

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

Cinematography by

Chris Norr

Film Editing by

Michelle Botticelli

Production Design by

Linette McCown

Art Direction by

Roni Levi

Costume Design by

Noelle Raffy

Makeup Department

Carleigh Herbert

Second Unit Direction

Joshua Lou Friedman - first assistant director

Sound Department

Chris Buch - sound mixer
Jacob Voelzke - boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

Alberto Alonso - gaffer
Cheli Clayton - first assistant camera
John Day - key grip
Jerome Joves - best boy / grip
Randall Kaplan - data management
Anthony Peluso - best boy electric
Evan Wilhelm - first assistant camera

Casting Department

Carol Clayman - casting assistant

Editorial Department

Grant Martin - trailer editor

Color & VFX

Leandro Marini - colorist & vfx supervisor
Andrew Wahlquist - colorist & vfx artist 

Post Sound

Jake Eberle - supervising sound editor
Michael J. Fox - re-recording mixer


Seth Podowitz - composer

Performed by The Belle Game
Composed by Andrea Lo, Katrina Jones, Adam Nanji, Alex Andrew, Rob Chursinoff (SOCAN). 2013.
Courtesy of Boompa Records.

"Wait Up For You"
Performed by The Belle Game
Composed by Andrea Lo, Katrina Jones, Adam Nanji, Alex Andrew, Rob Chursinoff, Ian Cook (SOCAN). 2013.
Courtesy of Boompa Records.

Interactive Team

Executive Producer: Kevin Allen Jackson

Sr. Associate Producer: Alex Kruse

Associate Producer: Jessica Van den Ancker

Associate Producer: 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: Lucy Manda

Game Developers: Lucy Manda and Bryce Pelletier

Graphic Design: Wes Chappell

Episode details

Runtime: 13 min

Released: 2014

Shot on location: Hollywood, CA

Written by: Charlie Aaron

Directed by: Andrea Ashton

Executive Producer: Andres Faucher
Executive Producer: Kevin Allen Jackson
Co-Executive Producer: Jake Eberle
Producer: Cleo Valente
Co-Producers: Wes ChappellBanks Boutté
Line Producer: Vanessa Coto

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