A boy’s story of sexual trespass. A man’s journey to forgiveness.
- Raphael Sbarge Director LA Foodways, one-hour feature and a six-part digital series that Raphael directed and produced, debuted in 2019 on KCET/PBS and was distributed on multiple streaming channels. The series, which was co-produced with KCET, highlights Los Angeles’ farming history, contrasted against the fact that there are 1.5 million people dealing with food scarcity or living in food deserts in Los Angeles county, the largest in the country. LA Foodways has just received an Emmy nomination. His first narrative short, The Bird Who Could Fly, immigrant Korean story, set in K-town, Los Angeles with an all-Asian cast, has won numerous awards and garnered many laurels at film festivals around the country and internationally, including: • Greenpoint Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short • Asians on Film: Winner, Best Short, Best Drama, Best Ensemble and Best Director • First Glance Film Festival: Winner, Best Short, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best of Festival • DisOrient Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Short • Asian American International Film Festival: Nominee, Best Narrative Short • Action on Film Festival: Nominee, Best Actor and Best Cinematography The Bird Who Could Fly has also been an official selection at The Chelsea Film Festival, The Big Apple Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival (Ireland), New Hope Film Festival, Middlebury Film festival, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Awards, and the Kansas City Film Festival. Raphael also produced and directed a short film, Is There Hope for Planet Earth, in conjunction with the world-renowned California Institute of Technology on the subject of climate change. It was acquired and aired on KCET/PBS featured as part of the station’s Emmy- and Peabody-awarded news program SoCalConnected. Raphael next produced and directed A Concrete River, a film about the history of the Los Angeles River that was also acquired by KCET. The film was highlighted as part of the station’s spring fundraising drive, and currently airs regularly on KCET’s broadcast schedule. It premiered at the Laemmle Theater in NoHo with Laemmle CEO Greg Laemmle co-hosting the event
- Martin Moran Writer Martin Moran is an actor, playwright and author. He was awarded a 2004 OBIE and two Drama Desk Nominations for his one-man play, The Tricky Part, based upon his memoir of the same title. Martin received the 2005 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers and 2005 Lambda Literary Awards for his memoir: The Tricky Part: A Boy’s Story of Sexual Trespass, A Man’s Journey To Forgiveness. www.thetrickypartbook.com His play, All The Rage, won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Solo Show and was recently released as a memoir by Beacon Press. Broadway performances include: Spamalot, Cabaret, Titanic, Bells Are Ringing, Big River, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Christmas Carol, Oliver! He will open this spring on Broadway in Sing Street. Off-Broadway: A Man Of No Importance, Lincoln Center Theater, The Cider House Rules, Atlantic Theater Company, Floyd Collins Playwrights Horizons. Regional: Long Wharf, Williamstown Theater Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, American Conservatory Theater, The Intiman, San Jose Rep, Shakespeare and Company. Film and Television appearances include: The Big C, Z Nation, The Newsroom, Possible Side Affects; The Next Big Thing; Private Parts; Law &Order; Law & Order Criminal Intent; Dellaventura; Mary and Rhoda. His writing has appeared in Ploughshares, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and The New York Times. He has presented his solo work internationally in Poland, South Africa, England, France and Canada. He was awarded a fellowship to The MacDowell Colony and is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Creative Non-fiction. He lives in New York City with his husband, Henry Stram.
- Anthony Edwards Producer Anthony Edwards is probably best known as Dr. Mark Greene on the series “ER”. Edwards has received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Edwards has won three Screen Actor’s Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 1996 and Best Ensemble Cast in 1998 and 1999.) He won the Golden Globe Award in 1998. In the theater Edwards was last seen Classic Stage Company’s Month in the Country. WPA Shem Bitterman’s Frozen, Williamstown Theater festival Harvey and Joyce Carol Oates’s Black Edwards has starred in more than twenty features, including his memorable turn as “Goose” in the blockbuster feature Top Gun. Edwards’ recent films include Consumed, Experimenter, Big Sur, Motherhood with Uma Thurman, Flipped directed by Rob Reiner, and Zodiac directed by David Fincher. Other television credits include “Law and Order True Crimes: the Menendez Murders”, “Zero Hour”, “Girls”, “Blue Bloods”, “Billions”, “Northern Exposure”. He also starred in the series, “It Takes Two”, opposite Richard Crenna, Patty Duke, and Helen Hunt as well as the telefilms In Cold Blood, El Diablo, Hometown Boy Makes Good, Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story, High School USA and The Killing of Randy Webster. Edwards made his feature directing debut with My Dead Boyfriend in 2016. He also directed several episodes of “ER”. Edwards was an Executive Producer of the HBO biopic Temple Grandin, which won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes.
- Raphael Sbarge Producer https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0768620/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
- Martin Moran Key Cast