Meet the director Ian Spohr

Ian Spohr is many things… a filmmaker, a cancer, an organ donor, a reluctant Luddite and a pretty darn good friend.

From the rural town of Paradise, CA, his career started as a filmer for skateboard companies.  Since attending the film program at the University of Southern California, he has been a director / cinematographer and Local 600 member in Los Angeles.  His work has been seen around the globe from prestigious festivals such as Cannes and Sundance, to Super Bowl commercials and art installments.

Meet the writer P.J. Marino

P.J. was born and raised in Boston’s North End, where he started his career as a stand-up comic.  Since moving to Los Angeles, he has worked steadily as an actor, appearing in over 75 TV shows, films, and commercials.  One of his favorite roles was playing the iconic video game character “Luigi” in Video Game Reunion, a web series originally produced by MTV Networks that has garnered over 3 millions views.  His stage work includes “The Talking Cure” at LA’s prestigious Mark Taper Forum, directed by Gordon Davidson and written by Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton.  He also worked alongside Matthew Lillard in the original play “Harbor” at the Victory Theater.  As a writer, P.J. has written several award-winning TV scripts, and he’s currently developing numerous features. He is extremely grateful to Myteevee for bringing his pilot script, “The Society,” into production, and looks forward to seeing the visions of all the contest winners come to life.

Read an excerpt from the script.


Kevin Oestenstad


Kevin Oestenstad is a Los Angeles-based actor with credits in film and TV including Fox Searchlight’s My Name is Khan and NBC’s Are You There, Chelsea. He sold his first screenplay with co-writer and loved friend Joe Burke in February 2013. Oestenstad, who is represented by APA and ESA, wrote, directed, and starred in the five minute Western, Made Bed, alongside his father and best friends. - See more at:

Nina Senicar


Born in Novi Sad, Serbia, Nina developed a passion for riding horses at an early age and earned the title of National Champion in show jumping in 2001, as well as a place in the National team. Nina started acting at the age of 14 in her high school drama club and went on to win a full scholarship to study at Bocconi University in Milan, where she graduated with a Master of Science degree in International Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment. While in school, she began her career as a model and TV host and has appeared as the face of numerous advertising campaigns and Italian television series. After her success in Europe, Nina moved to New York to pursue her acting career where she met her mentor Susan Batson, with whom she had been studying ever since.

Ted Ferguson

Father Wallace

A priest role for Ted Ferguson as Father Wallace is really no accident. Having been brought up in the Bible Belt south in Shreveport, Louisiana and having a background in the church, from childhood, with Christian parents, it is a natural, not to mention that it is Ted’s 7th Priest role (oddly Ted has played a Baptist preacher, a rabbi, a holy man and pagan priest).

The grit that is portrayed in "The Society" is not new to Ted. He grew up on the street, in the toughest ghetto in Shreveport (believe it or not, even Shreveport has a ghetto). What one learns is to have faith, to be persistent and resilient and to be thankful for God’s gifts.

P.J. Marino


P.J. Marino is an actor/writer born and raised in Boston who has appeared in dozens of TV shows, films, and commercials. On stage, he has performed at the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles alongside Sam Robards in The Talking Cure and opposite Matt Lillard in the original play Harbor. As a writer, he has completed more than a dozen feature scripts and TV pilots. His favorite part of show business is cultivating new friendships with passionate people to tell important stories. That, and cash. Tons of cash. Hundred dollar bills, y’all. Which he burns daily to light illegally imported cigars. He currently lives in LA with his lovely wife Tessa, who will undoubtedly hate the bit about cigars. Lastly, he is a huge Red Sox fan and is quite content with three World Series Championships in ten years. That being said, he hopes they sign Beltran.

Josh Tessier

Dirty Man

Josh is known for his work on 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and Tekken (2010).

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

Marc Ritzema

Film Editing by

Matt Kendrick

Production Design by

Brendon Crigler

Art Direction by

Beto Zaragoza

Costume Design by

Sara E. Swieca

Production Department

M. Vanessa Coto – Unit Production Manager
Cleo Valente – Production Manager
Banks Boutté – Production Manager
Joshua Lou Friedman - 1st Assistant Director
Jonathan Scott Higgins - 2nd Assistant Director
Tara Riddell – Script Supervisor
Kyle Lackore – Key Production Assistant
Suraj Ruparelia – Production Assistant
Alixzandra Dove – Production Assistant

Camera Department

Roham Rahmanian – 2nd Unit DP and B-Camera Op
Marc Ritzema – A-Camera Op
Sten Olson - A-Camera 1st AC
Joseph Soria – A-Camera 2nd AC
Jacob Perry - B-Camera 1st AC (additional operator)
Quaid Cde Baca – B-Camera 2nd AC

Grip & Electrical

Mark McCarthy – Lead Gaffer
Dave Cortez – Additional Gaffer
Evan Pesses – Lighting Consultant
Ely Gonzalez - Best Boy Electric
Jacqueline Donahue - Electric
Nate Thomson – Electric
Javier Bonilla – Key Grip
Harrison Hudson – Best Boy Grip
Carlos Ortiz – Grip

Art Department

Shilie Ahadie - Props
Grant Martin - Set Dresser
David Josiah Moore - Leadman

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Tonett Smith - Wardrobe Assistant

Makeup Department

Adrienne Lynn - Key Make-Up and Hair
Cale Thomas - Makeup Artist

Sound Department

Chris Buch - Sound Mixer
Jacob Voelzke - Boom Operator

Special Effects by

Anthony Delzio - Special Effects/Pyrotechnics
Erich Martin Hicks - Special Effects and Pyrotechnics creator


Omid Zader - Stunt Coordinator
Bob "Sarge" Hebburn - Set Medic

Editorial Department

Wes Chappell – Additional Editing
Joe Schober – Additional Editing
Gregory Henry - Assistant Editor
Grant Martin - Assistant Editor & Trailer Editor

Color & VFX

Andrew Wahlquist – Colorist
Leandro Marini – VFX Supervisor

Post Sound

Jake Eberle – Supervising Sound Editor
Michael J. Fox – Re-Recording Mixer
Josh Klein – Composer


Arthur To – Digital Consultant

Special Thanks

Fox Two
Michael Mansouri
Radiant Images
Luka Grip & Lighting

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: 18 min

Released: 2014

Shot on location: Linda Vista Hospital and other various locations in Los Angeles, CA

Written by: P.J. Marino

Directed by: Ian Spohr

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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