NICK WESTFALL: an award-winning film and television writer, producer and director. Some of his recent Writer/Director credits include: (Finding Home - a Feature Film for National Adoption Day, 'Doin Fine' - Little Leslie and the Bloodshots (Official Music Video). Finding Home has been shown at multiple sell out film festivals.
Most recently he was director of Tonight at Webster Hall (TV Series in-production). His television series Moon Eyes is currently in ongoing talks with a film production company.
He was awarded the Robert Burns Fellowship for writing where he did a summer residency in New Zealand. He is a recipient of Encore! Magazine's Best Independent Feature Film and Alliance for a Healthier Generation, National Bronze Award for Innovation. Nick has an MFA in Writing and Directing from Full Sail University and a BS in Human Sciences from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Nick works full time adapting novels into screenplays as well as having written two published novels by his 23rd birthday and working on his third.
JEZABEL MONTERO: writer, producer and director of both theatre and film as well as professional bilingual actor for over thirty years. She has acted in TV’s Spanish soaps, indie films, and many theatre productions.She was co-founder and artistic director of Kismet Theatre Company (2003) in Hoboken, NJ, in which she produced and directed several events and shows. Most recently she can be seen as Officer Garcia in the feature film “Unlawful Justice.”
In 2007, Jezabel started her own film production company. “Blondes Are Latin Too”, a short documentary, was her first independent film project as director, writer, and producer. It has been the Official Selection of seven film festivals and has garnered her two awards for Best Short Documentary. Her second film, a short dark comedy thriller entitled, “The Basement”, (which she wrote, directed and produced) was an Official Selection at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival (2011) and the New York Latino International Film Festival sponsored by HBO (2011). Later, she produced and starred in the feature film, Casssanova Was A Woman (2016), winning twelve festival awards, including six for Best Feature, one for Best Actress and two for Best Screenplay. It was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and can be currently seen on most cable and digital outlets. She is currently working on another screenplay, The Duke and Duchess of Queens, a dramedy, as well as writing an LGBT comedy series for cable/network television. She can be found on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.
ASHLEY LAUREN FISCHER: Reality television personality. At age five she began studying the arts. During her ten plus years with The New Jersey Ballet, she studied jazz and classical ballet and participated in many theatrical performances including The Nutcracker. As the student of a Julliard Master pianist, she excelled at classical piano performing both at Carnegie and Steinway Halls. After the NYC fashion industry spotted her, she was soon modeling with NYC agencies and began dancing for MTV.
At twenty-three, Ashley Lauren Fisher broke her spinal cord in a diving accident. She is now a quadriplegic.
In her inimitable way, she has reinvented herself and opened her own award winning restaurant in New Jersey. Pazzo Pazzo, which has been included in Morris County Health, Gastronome, The Daily Record, New Jersey Monthly, and The Star Ledger. Pazzo Pazzo has been awarded “Best Italian” by Diner’s Choice, “Best Outside” and “Best Culinary Experience” by Open Table. Pazzo also appeared on ABC’s, Eyewitness News for its homemade ravioli. Pazzo has been the dining choice of many celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Bobby Brown, Tony Bennett, Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger and many others.
In 2012, Ashley Lauren was nominated for Restaurateur of the Year by the New Jersey Restaurant Association. In November 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Gold Plate award. Ashley is currently working on a film production outlining individuals dealing with spinal cord injuries. Ashley has been featured in the press worldwide, including The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The New Yorker. She continues to receive national and local recognition for her endeavors, receiving coverage on CBS, ABC networks, New Jersey Monthly, Garden State Woman, on WHTZ-FM New York, and more.
BOOKS TO FILM
Trumbo by Bruce Cook: Movie starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren.
Love and Money by Ann Margaret Carozza: sold to the Jakal Group for Reality show
Dancing on Her Grave by Diana Montane and Carolina Sarassa: "Death of a Vegas Showgirl" Lifetime Movie
I Would Find A Girl Walking by Kathy Kelly and Diana Montane: sold to Deadly Sins
Dog Done Good Cook Book by Gayle Pruitt: in negotiations with PBS for realty show
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