A SMALL FILM ABOUT A BIG DILEMMA.

JOHN ENNIS / DAD


John Ennis is probably best known as one of the stars of the cult HBO sketch show, "Mr Show", along with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.  John has also played roles in such seminal US comedy series as "Arrested Development", "The Sarah Silverman Show", and "Tim and Eric".  When not appearing on TV, John can be found teaching acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles, or performing standup and improv comedy at clubs across the United States.  


STEPHEN ELLIS / SETH


Texas native Stephen Ellis is an actor, singer, and musician currently residing in Los Angeles.  He was recently featured on Whatculture’s list of “10 RISING ACTORS WHO COULD BE THE NEXT BIG THING.”  Currently, Ellis co-stars in the new Coen Brothers' film, "Hail Caesar!"  Over the past few years, he’s worked alongside some of the biggest names in entertainment, including George Clooney, Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Kristen Schaal, Jesse Eisenberg, and of course, John Ennis.


ANDREW LAURICH - DIRECTOR / CO-WRITER


Over the last several years, Andrew Laurich has directed award winning commercial campaigns and integrated content for various brands through production company ContagiousLA.  Earlier this year, his music video for musician Rob Cantor, "Old Bike", was nominated for Best Music Video of 2014 at the One Screen Festival.  Previously, Laurich was selected for Shoot Magazine's 2011 New Director's Showcase.  In 2012, he struck up a collaboration with trailblazing adman Gabriel Miller on the short film, “Art & Corny”. The mockumentary features advertising’s biggest names and won the Merit Award at the 2012 One Show Awards. Their latest project is the dark comedy “A Reasonable Request”.  Co-written by Laurich and Miller, and directed by Laurich, the film was covered by numerous filmmaking and comedy fanzines, including being named “Today’s Best Short” by Digg.  Last month, it won Best Comedy at the 2015 HollyShorts festival.


GABRIEL MILLER - CO-WRITER / DEVIANT MIND\


London-born filmmaker Gabriel Miller is an award winning writer and advertising creative. Creating critically acclaimed campaigns for the likes of Coca Cola, Heineken and Skype, Gabriel is best known in the ad world for his creation of the social media phenomenon, Cornelius Trunchpole.  The fictional advertising legend duped the industry and inspired  Adweek to call him, “the greatest ad man that never was”.  It was in the making of the award-winning mockumentary on Trunchpole’s life, “Art & Corny”, that Miller first collaborated with director Andrew Laurich -- a partnership that recently produced its second short film: "A Reasonable Request".

Gabriel's next short film, While You Were Away, starring British comedian Richard Herring and directed by BAFTA nominate director Ben Mallaby, is set to be released in February 2016. You can view its trailer here.