Our Cast & Crew
numinous films: PRODUCTION TEAM
numinous films: PRODUCTION TEAM
Joël René ScovilleWriter, Executive Producer, Director
Joël René Scoville
Joël began writing as a child once she realized that was the best way to see her dreams come to life. A bit of a drama queen as well as a hopeless romantic, her passion for writing stems from her love of stories about the complexity of the human spirit and unrequited love. A self-proclaimed feminist (which makes relationships and raising three sons challenging), she is determined to showcase various sides of the female psyche and to remind women, as well as herself, that they matter.
Joël wrote the book for, Take On Me: A Jazz Musical, created and orchestrated by Wilkie Ferguson, III, with direction and choreography by Jamal Sims, and produced in Los Angeles, CA. She recently had a reading of her original play, The Long Way Home with Broadway star, Sharon Wilkins and she is currently completing an original musical, Two and One. In addition to writing for the stage, she has completed a tv pilot that is a historical drama, The Girls on the Hill.
At the age of 16 she started crying and was unable to stop for two weeks. Since then she has battled with depression, and this battle led her to create Crazy With a K. She hopes that if she can help just one person, this project will have been worth it.
In addition to her Costco card , Joël is a proud member of Actor's Equity and the Dramatists Guild. She's also an actress, but you can read that bio further down the page. “Crazy with a K” is her first web-series.
Robert ScovilleProducer, Unit Production Manager, Director
Yup, this is Joël's ex, and they are working together on this production. They've spent more than 24 years together, good and bad, but they have an understanding of each other that lends to making a great piece of work in this project.
Having worked in the film industry since 1988 on more than 200 productions, Robert has an extensive understanding of the filmmaking process. Creative and business minded at the same time, he leads people with a productive insight, utilizing his team's best assets and talents. As a writer, he has dissected these episodes for pre-production, and production, and is already planning for the post-production process before Crazy With a K is completed and released online in December 2018. His work over the years is comprised of theatrical release motion pictures, corporate and educational videos, as well as numerous national commercials. He is now a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 720 and works with crews from all over the world in Las Vegas, NV. See his complete film bio at IMDB.com/Robert_Scoville.
numinous films: CREW
numinous films: CREW
Jeremiah RoundsDirector of Photography, Editor, Director of Animation
Jeremiah has been a professional filmmaker since 2003, working in a variety of disciplines to master all aspects of filmmaking. He has served as writer, director, editor, cinematographer, actor, sound designer, make-up artist, costume and prop maker, special effects artist, camera operator, stills photographer, technical adviser, and graphic designer in dozens of projects including short films, features, music videos, instructional videos, commercials, recruitment videos, promotional videos, documentaries, as well as theatrical productions. Prior to his departure into filmmaking, he served in the US Navy on-board the ballistic missile submarine USS Maine, performing maintenance and operations of naval nuclear propulsion plant electrical systems as Electrician’s Mate (Nuclear Field).
In 2014, Jeremiah co-produced, and was the Director of Photography and Editor for Collective Minds Media’s debut feature film, Abductee. He has also worked alongside such major league talents as Matt Damon, Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, Adam Sandler, and Kevin James. See his film bio at IMDB.com/Jeremiah_Rounds.
Helen, originally from Cuba, has spent the last 15 years of her career working in Entertainment in Las Vegas from screen to stage as a technician in multiple fields of experience. She graduated in 2002 from a vocational high school with her focus on TV Production and attended UNLV's Film School soon after. Around 2005 she started working professionally on commercials, music videos and small budget ventures as a grip and set lighting electrician. In 2011 she made a cross leap into professional stagehand work with IATSE local 720. She's worked on The Vegas Strip for notable headliners Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Mariah Carey at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Major screen credits include The Trust, Mall Cop, and Yahoo's Sin City Saints. Currently she's employed with VER coordinating the Lighting Preps for touring rigs out of Las Vegas.
She plans on completing Film classes at UNLV in the coming years with a new disciplinary focus on Cinematography, Editing, Lighting Design and traveling.
Kari Lee CartwrightDirector - K-Pop Music Video
Kari Lee Cartwright
Kari Lee Cartwright is a director, writer, producer and performer known for her collaborative, playful style and emotionally intuitive storytelling. With a background in sketch and movement, her viral videos (Phone Battery Hero, Was it Rape Then) have captivated audiences with their elegant visuals and natural performances. Her short film, Alice, has been selected by festivals around the world.
Her directing debut, the music video for Jane Lui's 'Southern Winds' was recently featured on Virgin America/Boing Boing TV. As a producer, she won the LAwebfest best comedy series award for her show BoomChickBoom, in addition to winning best ensemble as a performer. "Driving Miss Crazy," the short film that she wrote, produced and starred in has been nominated for countless awards, and she also co-wrote and produced the hit stage show, Seven Seductions of Taylor Swift, in addition to the companion web series, Tad and Kari. Also a commercial director, Kari recently directed a campaign for the apparel company, Sheer.
Sarah has been a working professionally in the business since before she could walk. Her first commercial was opposite the late Florence Henderson! Since then she has done work on television: playing a nurse in any soap you can think of; on film: opposite Julianne Moore in the upcoming film Gloria; and on stage: most recently closing the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys.
As a choreographer, Sarah worked on the 2018 General Hospital Nurses Ball, and has choreographed YouTube video’s for multiple sketch comedy groups including her own group The Apple Sisters. Sarah also assists the Emmy winning Kathryn Burns on the television show Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Sarah has a favorite full time gig in the role of “mom” to her two gorgeous and intelligent sons, Keeler and Hillier. She also loves to sing Proud Mary any place they have karaoke.
Jenna GillespieComposer - Original Soundtrack
Jenna Gillespie is beyond ecstatic to be apart of an extraordinary original work! An Oxnard, California native, Jenna graduated with a B.A. in Drama from UC Irvine. She has performed and studied music throughout southern California. Favorite credits include: BAZ : Tour de Force (Vegas, Palazzo Theatre), Ovation Nominated: Recorded in Hollywood (Kirk Douglas Theater), Disney’s Frozen Live, Five and Dime and Disney Jr Dance Party (California Adventure Resort), Once on This Island (Redondo Beach Performing Arts), and Rudolph The Musical: Intl. Tour (McCoy-Rigby Ent.)
She had the honor of creating sound and original music for several plays and musicals! Favorite credits include: Red Light Winter and Dead Rabbit (Sound Designer), Crazy Daisy: An Original 30 Minute Musical (Composer). Jenna is also a singer-songwriter and enjoys collaborating with many LA artists including her baby sister, Desiree! If you wish to listen or know more, follow her instagram @jbirdradio to explore upcoming events and original music.
Alyssa JohnsonCWAK Editor, K-Pop Music Video Editor, Production Assistant
Alyssa starting production work at the age of 13. She began as a grip in middle school on a local TV High School Sports Production crew. One year later, she was producing her first television show. Alyssa went to college at Cleveland State University streaming sports broadcasting on ESPN 3, then finished her degree at Grand Canyon University. She started a new independent media company with her father, Creative Situations, and for the last 8 years has managed to accumulate numerous clients through social media pieces, marketing material, sports production, live streaming, and filmmaking. Throughout her career Alyssa has worked as a Producer, Director, 1st AC, 1st AD, Actor, Screenwriter, with specialties in Cinematography and Editing.
To learn more about Alyssa and her previous works, visit thealiij.com .
Dean BalanKeyboardist: K-Pop Song, "Prince Charming"
Dean is a dynamic collaborative pianist and music director based in Las Vegas. Currently, he serves as Music Director and conductor for Sin City Opera, and pianist for the Nevada Ballet Theatre and UNLV Ballet. Most recently, Dean was a 2017 Fellow of the Collaborative Piano Institute, where he trained with faculty from the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera. He's thrilled to be branching out and collaborating with Joël, her team, and his music producer/little brother, Josh.
Josh BalanProducer: K-Pop Song, "Prince Charming"
Josh is an emerging music producer, homegrown in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Though he loves K-Pop, his biggest inspiration is guitarist/vocalist/producer Tom DeLonge (Blink-182, Angels & Airwaves). He's excited to join Joël, big-brother Dean, and the rest of the team, to bring Crazy With a K to life.
Alaina DePorterMake-Up - K-Pop Music Video
Alaina DePorter is a California native, now residing in the city of Las Vegas. Alaina attended L Makeup Institute to pursue her passion in special effects makeup, only to discover a newfound passion for beauty makeup. Now a recent graduate, she still dreams to one day obtain a career in the film industry for special effects makeup. Until then she plans to utilize the skills she has learned creating beauty looks and makeup Fx characters.
Alaina has experience in fashion design and fashion show production, which gave her the first insight into the makeup industry, always on the hunt for that perfect makeup artist for the runway looks. Alaina also has a passion for traveling, which has lead her to pursue a job as a traveling artist for conventions and events with different production companies.
numinous films: CAST
numinous films: CAST
Joël recently performed the role of Cunegunda in the opera Candide with the Henderson Symphony. She also toured the high seas in the Broadway musical, After Midnight (CREOLE) with Norwegian Cruise Line. Other productions include the Las Vegas Company of Mamma Mia! (LISA), Once On this Island (ERZULIE), Carnival (LILI) and multiple productions of Mary Poppins (MRS. CORRY). She has worked at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Seattle Repertory, 5th Avenue Theatre, Tuacahn, La Mirada, Village Theatre, and numerous seasons at Sacramento Music Circus.
Joël is a 2016 LA Ovation Award Nominee, a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and also a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.
Adriane McLean is an American actress and producer, known for Dating Games LA, Guard Dog, as well as the beautiful and deadly Gambian spy Oleander, who speaks Arabic, Russian, and nails a British accent in A.K.A. The Surgeon. Adriane's broad range goes easily from stage to screen, where she has always delivered high performances in various genres from comedy, to action, to drama.
She is honored to be a part of the Joël's project and knows you will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!
Stay in touch with Adriane on Instagram @adriane_mclean, and check out her filmography at IMDb.com/Adriane_McLean.
Alan H. GreenALAN (himself)
Alan H. Green
Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Sister Act, Play On!
1st National Tours: The 25th..Spelling Bee, Swing!, Smokey Joes Cafe.
International: Miss Saigon (sung in German). Recent Regional: The Royal Family of Broadway (Barrington Stage), Disneys Freaky Friday, Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage), First You Dream (Kennedy Center).
TV: Unforgettable, 30 Rock, Law & Order SVU, The Guiding Light. Lots of National Commercials.
Alan has been a featured soloist all over the world from The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to The White House in DC. He is a Deacon at Metro Baptist Church, and a Rice University Graduate. IG: @alanhgreen
Armi Arabe Abiera is an actor, director and producer and has appeared on television, film, and many national commercials.
Armi has traveled the world as a singer and actress performing lead roles in such blockbuster musicals as The King and I, Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, and Miss Saigon.
Armi is the voice of Tuptim in Warner Brother’s animated Feature Film The King and I. Armi resides in Orange County, CA with her husband, four daughters, and Honey, her labradoodle.
Gigi GuizadoDR. SHAW
Gigi is a bilingual actor-theatre translator-educator who began her training in San Francisco at The New Conservatory, earned her B.A. in Drama at SFSU, and performed in regional theatre and independent films.
As a theatre translator working in Spanish and English, Gigi is a member of London based Out of the Wings Collective. Her translations, adaptations and original work have had staged readings or productions in London, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.
In line with the goals of this web series, Gigi’s work as a Standardized Patient Educator involves acting as a means of training the next generation of healthcare providers to recognize and effectively treat patients with mental health crises.Articles she has co-authored on this topic have been published in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and MedEdPORTAL.
See her bibliography at Researchgate.net - See her filmography at IMDb.com/Gigi_Guizado
A stage actress and singer, Jennifer is excited to work with Joël again after their run together in the musical smash hit, Mamma Mia! Other favorite credits include: Miss Saigon (with Kevin Gray), Pippin (with Nannette Fabray), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene).
Off the stage, Jennifer is a wife and mother, and enjoys teaching musical theater - working with young artists as they develop their unique talents and skills. Jennifer is thrilled to be part of this wonderful company that brings Joël’s original work to life on screen.
Kenneth ChapmanBILL, Voice Over Talent
Ken Chapman is an actor, voice actor and entertainer who settled in Las Vegas after having logged quite a few miles during his journey through life. He is retired military and spent many years in various parts of Asia. He studied various cultures in Okinawa, Japan, Guam and the Philippines. Having spent several years serving overseas, he also served in a variety of stateside tours.
A well experienced voice actor, his voice has been heard in many projects for the past 40 years. His voice has been used in countless audio-visual projects heard by U.S. Presidents, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Congressional Representatives. He has also worked on national commercials and for many promotions in Las Vegas properties. He has been seen in television, film, video and theatre projects. He also appeared nationally on The Learning Channel and The Food Network. Theatrically, Ken has appeared in musicals, promotions and learning projects in Orlando, New York City, Washington, D.C., San Diego and San Jose, as well as his current home in Las Vegas.
While experienced in various aspects of life, Ken proudly states that he earned his gray hair.
Originally from Utah, Kurt made his way to Las Vegas in 1997 with pit stops in Japan, Alaska and Hawaii. While attending UNLV for his undergraduate degree in marketing he started a travel company specializing in national park tours and interpretive services for Japanese speaking clientele. In 2003, Kurt left the travel and tourism industry and began a career in financial services, where he now works as a consultant and advisor, focusing on retirement planning, risk management, investment brokerage and private wealth management. Kurt has his insurance producer’s license and has passed the FINRA Series 7, 24, 53 and 66 exams. In 2011, Kurt received an MBA from UNLV.
Despite being firmly planted in the financial services industry, Kurt is always looking for opportunities to showcase his acting skills in the entertainment world, thus he has appeared in multiple productions filmed in Las Vegas.
Kurt is married with 5 children (including 11 year old triplets), loves sports, outdoor activities, Japanese food, lightning storms and is very involved in community outreach.
Lamont is an actor, writer, and model. He has appeared in commercials, television, and film. He was very delighted to have a role in “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”, which reflected upon his hometown of Detroit. Lamont worked as a Production Assistant with Hope Repertory Theatre in Michigan, before coming to Las Vegas.
When not working in the entertainment arena, Lamont is the Director of a Medical Testing Facility. He is very appreciative to be a part of this amazing project. Thank you Joël and Robert.
Lindsey Roark has appeared in a number of Theatre and Independent Film productions, such as You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Little Shop of Horrors, and Les Misérables. Lindsey's ability to shine in any genre has made for a very versatile career.
Lindsey is a native of Ohio and started acting at the age of 6, performing at The University of Cincinnati. She had classical vocal training under the direction of Hal Thomas, Cincinnati Opera soloist; Musical Theatre training at Ohio's Bowling Green State University; and the Stage and Screen Acting program at UNLV. Lindsey was awarded best supporting actor for her role in Little Shop of Horrors as well as outstanding female vocalist. She was also recognized several years in a row for high placements in the NATSSA.
Lindsey now resides in Las Vegas, NV where she studied with Nate Bynum who helped her hone her skills in Comedic Acting. She has also trained with Michael Tylo, (The Guiding Light). In order to remain versatile Lindsey studied under Clarence Gilyard, know for his work in television and directing; as well as studying with Micheal Lugering learning his Expressive Actor technique developed for stage.
During her time at UNLV, Lindsey had to take a leave due to illness. She was later diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. Lindsey has since been an avid leader in the Lyme Community with efforts to bring awareness of this silent disease which is misdiagnosed more often than not. Lindsey has recently received medical aid that helped her push this disease into remission. Lindsey is thrilled to back on the screen doing what she loves and feels deeply honored to be apart of this project!
Some of our actors are SAG-AFTRA and ACTOR'S EQUITY members; also, some of our crew are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 720.