Andrew Stavis is an award winning Director of Photography, Producer, and Aerial Cinematographer. Andrew's recent work include Director of Photography for "Santa Con: The War on Christmas," "The Great Charlie Simmons," and "@justagirlonbroadway" As an FAA certified drone pilot, Andrew has worked with large companies such as Shell and Google to achieve their aerial needs.
Chelsea Stavis is a Producer, Director and Actor. She most recently was a Director on “Santa Con: The War on Christmas” and has directed short films in both the LA and NY area including “Quite Almost Certain Death” and “Tea Time”. As a producer favorite credits include "The Great Charlie Simmons" and "@justagirlonbroadway". As an actor, she recently starred in the pilot Hooked.
Red Carpet Hosts
Tessa Faye is the founder of Tessa Faye Talent, a Career Consulting business for those pursuing creative endeavors professionally. Producing credits include ABNORMAL (Off Broadway: Theatre Row), TALENTED PEOPLE DOING THINGS (Green Room 42), TALK TO ME (TheaterLab), AS SEEN ON (w/ Mark Duplass), ROGUE WAVES (itunes/Spotify), HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT? (itunes/Spotify), THE KITCH CHRONICLES (itunes/Spotify), SCOUT STAYS HOME (Spotify), BEEOTCH (new media), and an upcoming experimental revival of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (NYC).
Tessa Faye Talent provided casting for SANTA CON: THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS (featuring Catherine Curtin), one of the first SAG pilots to be successfully and safely shot in the COVID-19 era, and @JUSTAGIRLONBROADWAY - both screening this evening. She is also an Associate Producer of HIKING THE DIVIDE.
As a performer, she has appeared at Goodspeed Opera, Arkansas Rep, and Pittsburgh CLO, but her two daughters prefer watching her in syndication on THE ELECTRIC COMPANY and listening to her voice on POKÉMON (on their iPads.) She is a member of Actors Equity, a client of The Krasny Office, and a graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Program.
Sophie Sumner is an English fashion model and television host. Her modeling career became notable after she was runner-up of Britain's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 and the first international winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 18.
Sophie’s bubbly personality, positive attitude and love of life has landed her on multiple television networks such as CW , NBC , E4, ABC , Living TV, Music Choice and multiple publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Nylon, Cosmopolitan and Harpers Bazaar.
Having coined the name of “Illuminator” for lighting up any room , its a safe bet you will have a good time with this bubbly brit!
Special Industry Guest
Catherine Curtin is best known for her role as correctional officer Wanda Bell in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019). Her other notable recurring roles include Insecure, Stranger Things, and Homeland. StavisFilm worked with her most recently on “Santa Con: The War on Christmas” and previously was an associate producer on another Cathy collab “Up off the Mountain”, lead produced by Brittony Productions.