(role of Diana in Hotel Lobby) is an MFA graduate of the Yale
School of Drama and BFA graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre,
Russia. She appeared on Broadway in a touring production of Uncle
Vanya and in numerous shows at the Yale Repertory Theatre and
South Coast Repertory Theatre.
television credits include a recurring role on Strong Medicine
and guest-star appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Without
A Trace, West Wing, The Guardian, Gideon's Crossing, and Thieves.
Her films include: White Oleander, K-19, Spiral, Spinning Boris,
Phone Booth, The Prince of Central Park and Fountain.
For 11 years Ms. Efremova was a member of the St. Petersburg State Theatre
where she performed over 20 lead roles across Europe, Canada, The United
States and Argentina. Her acting awards include Yale University's Herschel
Williams Award for Outstanding Actress of 1997, the Best Actress Award
at the Prague International Festival of European Acting Schools and
a nomination for Outstanding Actress Award from the Connecticut Critics
(role of Colt in Hotel Lobby) is a native of Texas, where she
spent several seasons with the Dallas Theater Center performing in such
classics as A Streetcar Named Desire and A
Doll’s House as well as in more experimental fare like
Maria Irene Fornes’ Enter the Night.
appeared at the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory
and was an artistic associate and regular player with the more eclectic
Bottom’s Dream Theater Company where she performed works by Mac
Wellman, Erik Ehn and Ruth Margraff, whose play, The Elektra
Fugues, won her an LA Ovation nomination for her performance
as Clytemnestra. On television she has guest-starred on The
X Files, Angel, Profiler, Six Feet Under, Strong Medicine, Snoops, Nothing
Sacred, Cybill and Foxworthy and has appeared
in several movies of the week. Films include Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla
Sky, Oliver Stone’s JFK and Clint Eastwood’s
A Perfect World and the upcoming indie film, Would
I Lie To You? written and directed by Emmy winner, Tom Sheppard.
KEEP MILLS (role of Horace in Hotel Lobby)
graduated from the Yale Drama School in 1969, joined
the Guthrie Theatre Co. for two seasons, and since then has acted with
many regional companies in both the US and Canada. He performed in The
Shadow Box and Story Theatre on Broadway and
in numerous Off-Broadway productions including Vaclav Havel’s
A Private View for the Public Theatre for which he
received a Drama Desk nomination. His television credits include appearances
in over 35 episodic shows and Movies Of The Week, a regular stint on
Polly Holliday’s spin-off series Flo and a recurring
role on the Sci-Fi series VR-5. Films include Woody
Allen’s The Front, James Tobak’s Love
and Money, William Friedkin’s Deal Of The Century,
Steve Diskin’s experimental Evident Kiss, and
Steven Seagal’s The Glimmer Man.
Mills began writing plays in 1986, focusing exclusively on bringing
that writing to audiences as a director, actor and producer. In LA,
his work has won critical praise, Drama-Logue and LA Weekly Awards and
an Ovation nomination. Hotel Lobby is his first effort
as a screenplay writer and filmmaker. He has finished shooting his second
film as writer/director, A Cigar At The Beach, now
in post-production for an early ’06 release. He has recently completed
a book of 66 original Monologues for Actors, Stop Acting!
FOSTER is a digital artist, editor and filmmaker, with
a taste for avant-garde processes and horror films. Ms. Foster began
as a painter and video documentarian in Northern California. After moving
to Los Angeles and stage-managing for a wide range of Los Angeles Performing
Arts shows and local theater, she later received an MFA in Film and
Computer Design from Art Center College of Design.
broadcast animation and design credits include the hot new documentary
pilot for the series, ”Declassified” on
The History Channel; the A&E documentary”, The Barrymores”
with Gary Sinise; and on the PBS network news show, “California
Connected”. Over the years she has produced commercials,
designed film titles and edited feature trailers.
recently produced a hi-definition short film, “Small Change”,
with director Dina Mande, which has garnered the Silver Remi award at
Worldfest Houston, and enjoyed the festival circuit from Singapore to
Key West Florida. They recently teamed up again for the short film,
“Oblivion” as part of the film collective,
Group101Films. Jenny is currently in post-production on a short horror
film she wrote and directed; continuing her fondness for alternative
and subversive cinema art.
his first feature film, Waiting For Mo (New York Film
Festival and Sedona Film Festival), garnering significant honors for
director Zaki Gordon, by the age of eighteen.
Mr. Dubiecki has partnered with director Jason Reitman on the high profile
short films including H@ (fX Networks/20th Century
Fox) and Operation (1998 Sundance Film Festival, Montreal
Comedy Film Festival). In God We Trust, selected for
over sixty international film festivals (Sundance Film Festival, Aspen
Shortsfest, LA Independent Film Festival, New Directors/New Films at
the Museum of Modern Art in New York) has won fifteen international
festivals, (including Aspen Shortsfest, LAIFF, and Seattle) and sold
to AtomFilms for worldwide distribution including HBO/Cinemax. More
recently, gulp (Sundance 2001) produced for Ford Motor
Cars with AtomFilms has been featured at over thirty film festivals
internationally. Mr. Dubiecki produces commercials with Tate & Partners
in Santa Monica for clients such as Burger King, Amstel Light, Heineken,
and Honda. He and Mr. Reitman are currently in development on the feature
film Thank You For Smoking for Icon.
extensive experience in television and film. Mr. Landrum composed and
conducted the music for the upcoming theatrical release The
Chester Story as well as the thriller Control
as well as the independent films Silence and Hotel Lobby.
credits include the weekly animated series Troubles The Cat,
the documentary Living The Story, the award-winning
historical drama Alamance and the family film More
Than Puppy Love. Mr. Landrum also performed and arranged the
synthesizers for the breakthrough, Grammy-winning TV series Twin
Peaks and has had numerous songs recorded by Francine Reed,
John Whelan, Kips Bay and others. He studied composition with the Oscar-winning
composer John Corigliano while earning his Master’s degree in
the original costume designer for the cult film classic Zombie
Attack. Born in Armenia and trained in the former USSR, Mrs.
Parian has received LA Weekly awards, Drama-Logue awards and regular
raves from the LA Times for her work in Costume Design on the local
LA theatre circuit, bridging a broad spectrum of budgets from the Shuberts
to the Waivers. She has outfitted many shows for Universal Studios,
dance companies and Ice Capades. Related disciplines also include Wig
Design, Prosthetics and Make-up. She currently runs the Costume Shop
for Cal State Northridge and styles for her photographer husband Levon
Parian for local exhibitions. This Fall she will direct The
House Of Bernarda Alba for the University of LaVerne.