Sarah's rise to the challenge of playing our lead actress in 27 Matches was an arduous undertaking that none but her showed the full gusto of talent and commitment to do. Not afraid to rise to the challenge in her role, Sarah's remarkable spirit for accomplishment coupled with her bubbly nature on set made her character one which we hope viewers find funny, intelligent, and beautifully human. Sarah as The Gal (or "Daisy", from "The Destruction of Daisy" as we are paying homage of our vision to) is superbly played to full capacity in the role with attitude, vigor, and complete life to the leading lady of 27 Matches.
Entering the spotlight as our mysterious leader of 27 Matches' crime syndicate, Nathan, as "The Guy" steps into a dark pair of shoes with a snappy cane, and a dapper suit- juxtaposing it with the brightest personality and charm on set. The difficulty of his role is eclipsed with his outstanding performance as an actor. His learned experience, having played many roles over his years in the business gives 27 Matches a powerful mastermind character to captivate our viewers with an eerie charm of calm and deceptive cool.
Creator / Writer / "Igor"
Thomas was an English literature major in college, giving him a vast appreciation for the written word. A former life coach, Thomas became a collector of stories. His work with people as a personal trainer and a myriad of other jobs combined with his passion for understanding patterns of behavior and the psychology behind human dynamics. His was a natural path to writing. Collaborating with Alex Moore in the creation of the story for "27 Matches", Thom chose a very dynamic expression of the human condition. The story, itself, is intelligent and deep and will grab at the emotions of the viewing audience, either to disturb or to concern. His ultimate goal in writing this screenplay is to show the subject from a very humanist point of view. We all use cliches to describe sex trafficking. But how many of us actually see the daunting reality that it really is? Thom's work will be to make sure the viewer knows.
27 Matches' brooding henchman is the narrator audiences will hear throughout our film, but will not reveal this as his role as "Maestro". Mu-Shaka's impeccable capacity for acting with facial expression alone, brings his character a weight of responsibility to our crime syndicate's operation, simultaneously appealing as the perfect neutral, while unmoved when asked to do the dirty work of keeping his boss safe. An actor with rising experience, Mu-Shaka sets out to give his best performance throughout every scene, while contrasting his brooding character with his own charming, friendly demeanor among our Cast and Crew.
Mark is an experienced actor with credits in feature length, short and and theatre. He placed second in the Utica 48-hour film festival for acting, writing and original story. His main goals are to write and direct film, staying close to the area whenever possible, strengthening the local film scene. 27 Matches has become, in his own words, one of the most eye opening and educational experiences of his life.
Sonia Conlin is an Italian bilingual multi award winning actress and published model. Born and raised in her native Italy she moved to the States with her husband and children in late 2000. She is an actress with much versatility and adaptability created by her numerous military moves. She played piano and sang from an early age. She abandoned music later in life and did some theater in High School. Once she met her husband she ended up just following him around the world and raising the children. She did and USO production in Europe, a musical, Once in Love with Loesser. This for her was a chance to pick up again the love of her infancy and dance and sing along with her acting.
As the children started to go their way she decided to finally find her soul again and pursue her entertaining passion. She has been working very actively in Indie movie and gaining momentum with more and more challenging parts, trying to get out of the box and embracing roles that allow her to show the full range of her emotions as an actress.
Among others, she finished a short movie with Award Winning Director and Emmy winner Composer Tyrik Keyz Washington, and the controversial full length movie 27 Matches, about sex trafficking, from Yellow House Media. Both projects are festival bound. You can also have a taste of her comedic side on “Kindhart” by Matthew Soule. This role won her two Honorable Mention as Best Actress in an Indie Film at the Los Angeles Film Award and Festigious Film Festival.
She is also cast in the movie “War Angel: The Awakening” Based on the true life of Matthew Carter and the Amazon top selling book with the same title.
She was recently published on I-dare Magazine in October 2017and on TR Magazine on November 2017 issue. This Spring she had a cameo in Sushi Tushi alongside Eddy Mekka and she most recently was featured Jeff Goldblum “The Mountain”.
In her “spare time” she loves to go to theatre and support her fellow Thespians and her most recent view was a production of Neil Simon’s Rumors. She also enjoys the summer sports and the winter sports and always finds a way to refine her personal skill. As of late it also relaxes her to write as she found it to be a very good therapeutic form of expression.
When she is not busy acting or modeling she teaches Italian at the local college and also on line for the air force.
She is also the Broker/Owner of her Real Estate Brokerage “All American Real Estate NNY LLC” and is very skilled at managing people and tasks.
Most recently she was asked from Snowtown film festival to be part of their screening team, to which she said yes.
In the past she was part of the education committee for the Jefferson Lewis board of realtors and was the chair for the Fair Housing Committee .
While military wife she received the Molly Pitcher Award. The Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher is also bestowed by the U.S. Field Artillery Association (USFAA) and the Air Defense Artillery Association (ADAA) to recognize military spouses (historically women) who have voluntarily contributed in a significant way to the improvement of the U.S. Field Artillery or Air Defense Artillery Communities.
Last but not least she has been part of Visionary Minds, a program aimed to recognized and empower women, minorities and people who found great achievement despite great adversity and recognize their ability and bring visibility to all of those unsung heroes among us.
- Best Actress, American Movie Awards (2018)
- Honorable Mention, Festigious International Film Festival (2018)
- Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Film Awards (2018)
C. Alexander Moore
Director / Co-Writer / Editor / "Yuri"
A visionary young Director, Alexander strives to perfect the art of directing film with an eye for intellect and refined artistry. He is not afraid to take risks and go the extra mile for a beautiful, dynamic shot. 27 Matches is heavily layered with beautiful attention to lighting, camera lens choice, angles, and creative decisions some of the best in the industry are found to utilize. Influenced by former and current names such as Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick, David Fitcher, and Quentin Tarantino - Alex brings 27 MATCHES to life with stunning editing, smart angles, and a learned passion in the field, rather than the classroom.
Executive Marketing Manager / Webmaster
A graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in mathematics, Mike has a very large repertoire of skills, including, but not limited to, his musical talent, that complements the rest of the team. Mike came on board in late July 2016 with a desire and a plan to help us reach our fundraising goals. With a background in sales and web development, including making apps that use Facebook Ads, he is uniquely qualified to both design and run our marketing campaigns as well as design, administer, and maintain our website. He enjoys solving interesting problems, as demonstrated by his international award in a mathematical modeling competition. As a long time friend of our director and a believer in our mission, he is extremely dedicated to making "27 Matches" a success.
Samantha La Barge
Special Effects Makeup Artist
Sam was initially approached about the project in the Fall of 2015, but didn’t officially join the ranks until the last few months of filming in the Spring. She comes to the set from Cayo Industrial Horror Realm and, big surprise, worked on the special effects makeup for the film. If it is ooey, gooey, and gory odds suggest she got a thrill out of bringing it to life. After some time on set she expressed an interest in learning more about the inner workings of set life and added to her responsibilities role of assisting the Production Manager – helping Alyson wherever needed throughout the last legs of filming
Photography / Chief Makeup Artist
Megan is a young Makeup Artist and Photographer with an eye for style, beauty, color, and appeal to the modern viewer audience. Megan brings her talents to 27 Matches with her makeup work for our cast, paying special attention to contour, color, and style. Taking up the challenge of learning many different jobs on our production was a challenge well accepted by our makeup artist and social media queen as we metamorphosed into a refined production team. Megan also contributes to 27 Matches with her beautiful Behind-The-Scenes photography, assisted with camera work for the film footage.
Matron and lead contributor as Executive Producer, Debra is the backbone founder of our unending dream. Debra is Yellow House Media's Accounts Manager and the structure and faith of what has brought our production thus far. Debra's generous contribution to this shared dream stems from a lifetime devotion to successful business, hard work, and charitable outreach. Debra is also a writer, owner of her own publishing company and artistic visionary who has lead our younger team with stalwart experience and helped pave the path ahead to our projected goal.
Crystal M Holtz Lamkins
Being a homeschooling mother of 8, Crystal is a gifted organizer which is what the 27 Matches crew needed. Crystal came on behind the scenes to help the crew with anything that has been needed, from maintaining scheduling to reviewing contracts. She has found a way to give enough time to make the role of Post-Production Manager an integral part of the project. With her incredible patience and ambition, she has dotted all the "i's" and crossed all the "t's" for everything in post-production. Crystal plans on continuing her jobs on set for further films and use her other talents including costume design and creation.
Coming on board as a Consultant to our story, Alyson took up the challenge of becoming the Production Manager of 27 Matches as well. The dynamic metamorphosis of our ever-changing team took a keen sense of order to delve into the chaos that it is to hold together a production team. From legalities, to scheduling, Alyson brought structure to our production and better direction to the completion of our goals. Alyson also assisted in directing one of our more daunting scenes and created a working system that benefited both Cast and Crew. Formerly associated with a non-profit organization that aided trafficked victims, as well as a Psychology major at Le Moyne College, Alyson solidified the direction that Thomas and Alex's vision had put together and educated our team on the real horrors of sex trafficking.
Executive Sound Supervisor
Joining our team toward Post Production, Kristin of KT Sound, has come on board as our Executive Sound Supervisor, guiding our Grips and Sound teams in the Post Production process of bringing quality sound engineering and mastering to 27 Matches. Kristin's many years of experienced devotion to quality sound performance and editing makes her a tip of the spear coordinator in bringing 27 Matches to life, with beautiful audio.
Angelo Guglielmo & Glen Mear
Ambitious leaders as our key Sound and Grip on set, respectfully, Angelo and Glen are the muscles behind the scenes, operating our boom and coordinating the Crew on set. From quality output to mastering time on set from scene to scene, these young men quickly maneuver the 27 Matches crew while makeup and management are coordinating our cast. Eager to assist the direction of our project, Angelo and Glen ensure our operations continue as fluidly as possible on set, working close with the team in cycling between set locations and required hardware and equipment as the demands of our project scenery perpetually shifts.
Kirk "Spidr" Mulderig
2nd Assistant Director, Camera Operator
Spidr came on to the set of this film in March 2016 to help with camera-work and make sure to "get the shots". Since joining the crew he has also taken on the role of 2nd Assistant Director to make things go smoothly on set, especially when Alex Moore is in character. Spidr brings these talents from his background of 15 years in live radio and television.
Pre Production Script Supervisor / Administrative Assistant
As an aspiring writer, Alexandria brings a keen eye of the written word to Yellow House Media. In pre-production of 27 Matches, she worked diligently as a script supervisor. In post-production, she has become the Administrative Assistant to both the Public Relations team as well as to her mother, a Co-Supervisor of Post Production. Alexandria has used her people skills learned from being a part of a large family to assist in communications with our beloved contributors to the 27 Matches Project. Alexandria looks forward to continue working with Yellow House in the future and maybe even writing one of our next screen plays.
Ivan D. Popov & Ricci Sayers
Graphic Design / Prop Production
Graphic designers and prop production specialists, Ivan D. Popov and Ricci Sayers have been working with Yellow House since it's early concept stages. Assisting with video special effects and 4D modeling, their talents range from simple small item fabrication to full scale set and bigature installation; a full visual development team with Ivan working adjunct to Ricci Sayers in the Art Department.