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Meet Jessamine Kelley: Bleed, Jen (actor)
Meet Jessamine Kelley: Bleed, Jen (actor)

Originally from Massachusetts, Jessamine Kelley graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with degrees in Art History and Italian Literature. Her work as a model has taken her around the world, but acting is her true vocation. She can be seen honing her improv at the PIT, in commercials as well as in Kate [...]

Meet Deric Mickens: Bleed, Chris (actor)
Meet Deric Mickens: Bleed, Chris (actor)

Deric Mickens hails to NYC from the University of Northern Iowa where he also played football. He got his start at William Esper and continued to grow at the Acting Studio, PIT, and then to Susan Batson. Deric most recently had roles on Oxygen’s Crazy Love, MTV’s Failosophy, and had featured appearances on Sexy and [...]

Meet Phoebe Mar Halkowich: Bleed, Kate (actor)
Meet Phoebe Mar Halkowich: Bleed, Kate (actor)

Phoebe Mar Halkowich was born in Margate, Fl and quickly found her life on the stage…often in partnership with her brother Oliver in their famed “Fred and Ginger” showstoppers. Phoebe Mar is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and has trained at the British American Drama Academy, Shakespeare and Co., and with the American Mime Theatre. [...]

Meet Jenny Sciarra: Associate Producer, SWB Films
Meet Jenny Sciarra: Associate Producer, SWB Films

Jennifer is a recent addition to SWB Films’ production team. After graduating from Boston College, she joined SAG/AFTRA and began acting full time in New York City. Since 2013, she has produced numerous short films that have made their way to many festivals. Jennifer has worked at the Weinstein Company, FilmPro Finance, and in casting [...]

Meet Jay Parks: Producer, SWB Films
Meet Jay Parks: Producer, SWB Films

Jay Parks is new to SWB Films, joining the team after a career in marketing and public relations. In 2014, he signed on to join SWB Films on its first web series “Bleed.” Jay has loved movies his whole life. While some children were singing nursery rhymes in pre-K, he was humming Danny Elfman’s theme [...]

Production Diary – Reel Day 1: “John” / “The Date”
Production Diary – Reel Day 1: “John” / “The Date”

“I love it when a plan comes together.” – John “Hannibal” Smith And so after many months of planning and hard work, it was finally time for SWB Films to shoot something.  Sam and I had been bouncing projects off each other for some time, until we had enough ideas to easily fill a year [...]

Progress update
Progress update

There’s a famous maxim about film production: “Quality= cheap or quick – pick one.”  Doing it cheaply takes time, and doing it quickly costs money, there’s no way around that.  Quick isn’t a priority for us.  But over the last few months, we’ve quietly made some major strides towards our goal of a sustainable non-profit [...]

Meet Melissa Sundaram: Casting Director, SWB Films
Meet Melissa Sundaram: Casting Director, SWB Films

Prior to working at the SWB I worked at Maysles Films and North Sea Films in addition to various stints in publishing and non-profit work.  I hold an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School and I was a theater/music geek as a kid. My theater background is predominately with musicals, but my music background is that [...]

Meet Sam Sundaram: President/writer/director, SWB Films
Meet Sam Sundaram: President/writer/director, SWB Films

Firstly, thanks so much for checking out our website and joining (hint, hint!)!  I’m eager to get this group moving and we’re just a few crew members away from a complete crew: GO TEAM SWB!  I’m not really a fan of talking about myself, but Ross and company were completely right that we should get [...]

Building Rome in a month
Building Rome in a month

The last two days of recruitment interviews have been invigorating– we’ve already met and accepted a number of talented people who will be a big part of our organization going forward.  It is truly inspiring to meet others who share our vision of a collaborative, non-profit, no-budget digital film collective.  In particular, we were pleasantly [...]

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