However, like any technology, it isn’t without its pitfalls, something John experienced first hand in his previous relationship. As Abby and John debate whether or not to take the step in their own relationship, John is driven to go back and connect with his previous partner to find out what really caused their relationship to fall apart after his previous share. Forced to come to terms with what happened before and what may likely happen again, John must accept what the “sharing” can and can’t do – and how no matter what his decision, his relationship with Abby will never be the same again.
While it uses sci-fi elements to set the stage for the couple’s conflict, at it’s heart the story is a drama about the challenges of intimacy that have forever been part of the human experience.
After studying English literature at University College London, Samantha went on to a career in acting. She has worked extensively on stage in such productions as Trevor Nunn’s Hamlet at Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic Theatre, and works in television both in the UK and the US. She has appeared in such shows as Happiness, Canterbury Tales, CSI Miami, Stephen Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter, and TOUCH, the new Tim Kring/Kiefer Sutherland series for Fox. She also recently completed the short Scenes of an Adult Nature, which is her third project as a writer. Her previous films Sewn Up and Marigolds have been given five stars by the BBC film site and have won awards at festivals in the US and UK.
James Wagner was recently seen as Tripp in Other Desert Cities at the Fusion Theatre Company, Richard in Bad Evidence at the Elephant Theatre Company, and Rod in Cost of the Erection at the Blank Theatre Company. He also originated the role of Weber in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against at the Magic theatre in San Francisco. Other regional credits include New Jerusalem at LA Theatre Works, Very Still and Hard to See at the Production Company, Secret Order at San Jose Rep, Mauritius at The Magic Theatre, A Christmas Carol at the American Conservatory Theatre, Betrayed and The Busy World is Hushed at the Aurora Theatre, and Beauty and the Beast at the B-street theatre. Some favorite shows include Candida, David Copperfield, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Reluctant Doctor, Telephus, The Rainmaker, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Glass Menagerie, The Flying Doctor, Mother Courage, & How to Succeed in Business. His list of 30 short and feature film credits include lead roles in The Invisible Forest & To Dreams of Falling Upward by Antero Alli. Wagner has an M.F.A. from The American Conservatory Theatre and can be found online at www.jameslouiswagner.com
Allison McAtee was born in Erie Pennsylvania. She studied at Carnegie Mellon University and has a degree in Theatre from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a recent Los Angeles transplant via New York City. While in New York, Allison appeared Off-Broadway in several shows including the award winning: Confessions as a Wonder Babe. Most recently seen as a lead in the Hallmark Channel’s: Elevator Girl, she has also had supporting roles in the films: Iron Man and Quentin Tarrantino’s: Hell Ride. Allison has Guest Starred on numerous Television shows – most recent credits include: Castle, Trust Me, Life, CSI, CSI: Miami, Ghost Whisperer and Ugly Betty.
Billy Harvey is an actor and musician. He starred in 2011’s “Strings” and over the course of that festival season “Strings” won multiple awards including ‘Best Ensemble Cast’ ‘Best Song (for Harvey’s own song “The Greatest Escape”)’ ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Cinematography’. His second Role in a feature film follows his character ‘Simon’ on a fantastical journey of self-discovery and comes by way of the Indy film “The Taiwan Oyster”. Shot on location across the island of Taiwan, “The Taiwan Oyster” is a beautifully poignant and darkly humorous road story. Premiering at the SXSW film fest to rave reviews, “The Taiwan Oyster” is currently on the festival circuit.
Writer / Director
Jason is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker that created the comedy series Stuck in Development, and has been a producer and the Director of Photography on both seasons of the cable TV series Sex, God, Rock ‘n Roll, co-produced, shot, and edited the award winning documentary Awakening World, and is co-director of photography on the forthcoming Ken Wilber Biography Project.
Jason loves all things related to filmmaking, technology, and personal transformation. Whether at the art house or the multiplex, he is drawn to stories that explore the continuing evolution of what it means to be human and the unique ways in which filmmaking can offer us new perspectives on ourselves, our culture, and the world.
Director of Photography
Michael is a Los Angeles based Director of Photography and member of the International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local #600. What attracted Michael at first to film was first and foremost story, and he has taken this revere for story and used it in his application towards cinematography.
Michael has worked as a Director of Photography on commercials, music videos and documentaries. He has recently shot commercials for Filler Magazine, American Express, HTC, Playstation, GM, Anthem blue Cross, The California Dairy Industry, Google, and most recently Wells Fargo and ESPN. He also frequently camera operates on the show Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC.