2014 FLORENCE SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Tara Gadomski is an actress and writer. Favorite screen credits include: Orange is the New Black (Netflix, Season 2); Docket 32357 (Grand Jury Prize, HuffPost Black Voices series); Crime Team (Channel 4, UK); Hell’s Heart (Third Star Films); various sketches CollegeHumor.com (College Humor Originals); Overdoing It (Rooftop Comedy). Favorite theatre credits include: Lost Pirates, an original musical co-written and performed by Tara (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Recent Tragic Events (Tongue in Cheek Theater); The Seagull (Resuscitation Theatre, London); Tombstone (Inwood Shakespeare Festival). As a member of FLUXX Impro Company in London, Tara performed dramatic improv at the Warwick Improv Festival and Paris Improstival. Tara’s short play, The Offering was produced by Radio COTE and at The Network One-Act Festival. Tara is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant to perform and teach improv in rural elementary schools. Tara is Ukrainian-American and grew up in the US and partly in Brazil. She trained at the Academy Drama School in London. Tara also hosts New York Talks on BBC Radio 5 and sometimes plays trombone and comb kazoo, though not all at the same time.
Recent web credits include Hard Times, Anthology, and It’s a Chucked Up Life. Recent film credits include: Docket 32357 (Grand Jury Prize, Huffington Post’s Black Voices series), Hell’s Heart (Third Star Films), Becoming Tina (Blue Core Studios), Bizzerk (Alex Payne). Recent theatre credits include Stick Fly (Majestic Theatre), Supernatural (Players Theatre), My First Lady (Metropolitan Playhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (the cell/The Hive). Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from The University of Maryland at College Park. She was an apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville and is a company member of Only Make Believe, a non-profit organization that brings interactive theatre to children in hospitals.
Randy Wilkins is a two time Emmy Award winning, director, editor and cinematographer from the Bronx, NY. Randy received his B.A. in English from Franklin and Marshall College. The legendary filmmaker Spike Lee urged Randy to enroll in NYU’s esteemed Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program, where he earned a chair’s fellowship and a Master of Fine Arts in 2009. Randy’s NYU thesis short film, “Osvaldo’s,” earned an exclusive license agreement with HBO for broadcast, and numerous awards and festivals including Best Short Film at the Colorado Film Festival. Randy has been raised through the legendary Forty Acres and A Mule Filmmworks. Randy has served as editor on Lee’s joints “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” “Katt Williams: Priceless” for HBO, “The Greatest Catch” and “Jesus Shuttlesworth” for ESPN as well as many others. He is wrapping up his 30 for 30 documentary for ESPN, entering post production on the second season of Docket 32357 and currently developing his first feature script “Pray for A Little More Spring.”
Eljon Wardally is a Playwright and Screenwriter from New York. Select Plays include: By A Thread (Sundance Theatre Lab Semi-Finalist), Big Black Balloon (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist), Bishop (Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop Finalist, The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist), The Gift (The Network One Act Festival Semi Finalist). Short Films include: Docket 32357 (Winner Huffington Post Black Voices Breakthrough Theater Series Film Award, Winner Audience Choice Award International Black Film Festival of Nashville). She received her MFA in Playwriting from Fordham University/Primary Stages as part of their inaugural Playwriting class.
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