Adam Bronstein | Adam

Adam Bronstein has no prior acting experience. He presumed that portraying himself in a film about himself would be simple. He was wrong.


Mackenzie Firgens | Vivian

Mackenzie Firgens' career was launched as the co-star of the 2000 Sundance cult film, Groove. She has starred in numerous features sharing the screen with Mickey Rooney, Rosario Dawson, John Ratzenberger, and Michael Madsen to name a few. Most popular films starring Mackenzie include the recent Lions Gate release The Hamiltons and Chris Columbus' movie version of the smash hit musical Rent. Currently Firgens can be seen in theaters in noir action film Break with David Carradine; and on Hulu in the co-ed dark comedy The Book of Caleb with Paul Gleason.

Heather Barberie | Pearl

Heather Barberie has performed in many San Francisco theatres and local independent films including, Valley of the Heart’s Delight. She’s had the good fortune to act in some of the Hollywood films that have made the excellent choice of shooting in San Francisco, such as Bee Season and Rent. She’s also a painter and writer, and continues to pursue her calling in the Bay Area.


Desiree Matthews | Kate

Desiree is thrilled that My Movie Girl is screening at long last. New York Theatre credits: This is Way Beyond my Remote Control (The Wild Project,) A New Shade Of Red (Samuel French OOB Festival,) Meeting (Vital Theatre,) Day Lights the Bone (Bone Orchard,) The Revolutionaries (NY Fringe,) The Tragedy of John (Theatre of the Expendable.) Regional: American Premiere of Dolly West’s Kitchen (Theatreworks, CA), Blue Window (SF Fringe-EXIT Theatre), Tincture (EXIT Theatre), The Maiden’s Prayer (SF Stageworks.) Film: Casting About, Lurking in Suburbia. Proud Member of Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild. In New York, she has studied with Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest, and Fay Simpson. Desirée currently lives in Brooklyn.


Ian McConnel | Max

Ian McConnel was born in Flint, MI and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Recent film credits include: Monster House, Special, The Rick (Best Live Action Short, 1 Reel Film Festival) and Guy in Row Five. Stage credits include: The Sea Gull (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), The Misanthrope (A.C.T.), and Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum (Phoenix II Theatre) and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Viaduct Theatre) and has worked with the Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks and Solano College Theatre. He is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and lives in Los Angeles.



Adam Bronstein | Writer/Director

Adam Bronstein was born and raised in New York. He studied Film and Animation at Rhode Island School of Design, and produced a string of autobiographical animated shorts there. California lured Adam across the country after he graduated, where he worked for years at Pixar Animation Studios in the Story Department, until the call of live action and real actors could no longer be silenced. Inspired by his own life story, My Movie Girl, is Adam's first live action venture and a very animated feature film debut.

Gabriel Fleming | Producer/Co-Director

Gabriel Fleming is a San Francisco native, now transplanted to Los Angeles. His first feature film, One Thousand Years, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2002, and his second, The Lost Coast, premiered there in competition in 2008. The Lost Coast has played in festivals all over the world, won the jury award for best film at the New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and can currently be viewed on iTunes and other digital platforms. Fleming also works as a producer and editor, such as on the upcoming feature film A+D, and as editor for reality television shows such as America's Next Top Model and MTV's Making the Band. Gabriel has also worked with filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, serving as sound recordist on Old Joy, and as assistant director on Wendy and Lucy, starring Michelle Williams, which premiered in the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 and was nominated for Best Picture in the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards. Gabriel is currently producing a six-episode archaeological mystery series, temporarily titled Donovan and the Mysterious Rocks, which can best be described as a very, very low budget Indiana Jones.


Nils Kenaston | Director of Photography/Editor

Nils Kenaston was born in New Delhi, India, and grew up in Singapore, Malaysia, and San Francisco. He graduated with a B.A. in Art and Semiotics from Brown University in 1989. The following year he attended the Hoch Schule der Kunst and witnessed the collapse of the Berlin Wall, capturing his experience on Super-8 film. In 1991 he moved to New York City and began freelancing as a camera assistant and assistant editor. His early jobs included Todd Haynes' Poison and Ang Lee's Pushing Hands. Since 1994 he has shot over a dozen feature films and numerous documentaries. He has enjoyed shooting on such far-flung locations as Israel, Egypt, Kenya, Russia, Australia and Morocco. His work has been included in the Berlin Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, Slamdance, and the Student Academy Awards. He lives in New York with his wife and dog.


Ben Connelly | Composer

Minneapolis composer/singer-songwriter Ben Connelly has a calling to tell stories, the ones he’s lived and heard and the ones he’s invented. Years on the road and in the indie/folk trenches have honed his work to a keen edge, drawing on his deep love and understanding of the broad cloth of 20th century American music. He has released four critically acclaimed solo albums, contributed to a few dozen more, placed songs in various movies and television shows, scored two documentaries, and now his first feature.


Jospeh Ekers | Co-Writer

Joseph Ekers has worked in motion pictures for over 25 years as an animator, writer, and story artist. He has worked as a story consultant for Universal, Disney, and Pixar, for such films as The Lion King, Monsters, Inc, and Finding Nemo.


John Vasicek | Co-Producer

John Vasicek is an American filmmaker. His debut film, Voyeur, was selected for the 2007 Sonoma film festival. Vasicek founded the production company More Fyre Pictures. He received his master's degree in Motion Picture and Television from the Academy of Art University, 2005, in San Francisco, California. His undergraduate work was in business. Vasicek became a Certified Public Accountant while working for the international accounting firm KPMG before entering filmmaking. He is the son of noted Czech mathematician Oldrich Vasicek. He is married and has a son.


Roberta Tibbetts | Associate Director

Roberta Tibbetts graduated in drama from the University of California at Berkeley with additional training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Although she has acted and directed for several years on the stage, this is her first foray into film. The theatre is her home, but she has been bitten by the film bug and is looking forward to her next film project.


Seng Chen | Associate Producer

Seng Chen is a Bay Area-based photographer who likes playing music, eating tomatoes and training parkour. He is the director of photography at Hyphen Magazine and has worked on a number of independent film projects including Wayne Wang’s The Princess of Nebraska and Coley Sohn’s Boutonniere, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.

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