Patrick Zeller

Patrick is a writer, performer and producer with a BFA in Theater from Emerson College and an MFA in Dramatic Arts from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He has booked national and regional spots including Chevy Malibu, Wendy's, Sam Adams and Sprint. Feature films include No Reservations with Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Scott Hicks; Indie Comedy, Virgin Alexander, (Grand Jury Prize Winner of the Las Vegas International Film Festival and the Washington DC Independent Film Festival. VA also took Best Direction at the LA Comedy Film Festival); and End of the Spear, the true story of five post war American missionaries making “first contact” with the infamous Waodani tribe of the Ecuadorian rain forest, (Winner of the Grand Prize for a Dramatic Feature at the Heartland Film Festival.) In 2018 he starred in Say Yes, with Alexandra Paul and Shari Belafonte. He also stars in Just One More Kiss, written and directed by Faleena Hopkins. Network television appearances include Law and Order, Kidnapped and The Young and the Restless. Patrick has also performed on stages in New York and around the country from Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA to The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA. He enjoys work as a voice actor in a host of media including audio books, video games, and commercials.

Jake Millgard

Jake has his BA in Theater from Western Washington University and his MFA in Dramatic Arts from The Old Globe/ USD Shiley graduate acting program. He has worked at theaters all over the country including Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Mint, and The Old Globe in San Diego where he has appeared in over 10 productions. Also through The Globe, Jake works in local prisons using Shakespeare as a tool for rehabilitation through self reflection. On screen he has been seen on networks such as MTV, The Onion and NBC as well as commercials, web series and independent films.

Allison Powell

Allison’s motto is “Make it Happen”. Since moving to Los Angeles from North Carolina, Allison has been involved in projects as an actor, writer, director, producer, and resident tea drinker. Her short film BLACK WIDOW: ORIGINS got rave reviews from Movie Pilot News and toured the country with Geek Film Fest. Banging Lanie, her first feature, which she produced, directed and starred in, is premiering at the Las Cruces International Film Festival and has been selected for distribution by Indie Rights. Her first animated project Hot Toddy, about dysfunctional female friendships is currently in post production. Allison is an avid runner and just completed her first 137 mile FKT (Fastest Known Time) run, setting the female record for an out and back completion of the Backbone Trail.

Amanda Markowitz

Amanda Markowitz is so proud to be a part of the Packed team. She is an Actor/Producer and Los Angeles native who graduated from the University of Southern California. She is the owner and co-founder of Three Tales Productions and has produced numerous award-winning films. She recently won Best Actress for her role as Grace in The Voices, which she produced and starred in alongside Lin Shaye and Brendan Sexton III. She also produced and starred in the award-winning feature film Love Meet Hope alongside 7-time Emmy Award Winning Actor Ed Asner. Television credits include Lifetime's Killer Caregiver, CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful and NBC's Heartbeat. In her personal life, she is the proud dog mom to three rescue dogs and an actual mom to Hazel, her proudest accomplishment thus far.

Robert Vornkahl

Rob is excited to be part of the pack! Based in Los Angeles, Robert works as a freelance filmmaker, Director, Producer, Director of Photography and Editor. Robert completed his first feature, Completely Normal, in 2015. The film was accepted to over 20 festivals internationally and won four Best Feature awards, such as Best Ensemble Cast and Best Cinematography. In 2017 Robert’s second feature film, Nowhere Michigan, premiered at the New York City Independent Film Festival and has been accepted to over 25 film festivals internationally and has won a number of awards including Best Feature, Best Actors, Best Cinematography and Best Director, Robert is also the co-owner of Laurelwood Pictures, a production and post production facility in Burbank, CA.

Heidi Strykiewicz

Production Designer
Heidi Strykiewicz is a Production designer and Set decorator for film and Television. Her credits include Making the Cut on Amazon, Master chef and has done several music videos and commercials over the past 25 years. She resides in Southern California and travels quite often doing feature films.

Emily Zeller

Associate Producer
Emily Zeller is the organization force behind our company crowdfunding roll-out and chief in-house video editor. Emily brings decades of content management expertise, social media chops and humorous authoring talent to our core team. Emily earned her Bachelors of Arts in Theater Studies from Emerson College. While attending Emerson's Los Angeles program, she interned in the writers' room for Malcolm In The Middle and in the publicity office of Days of our Lives. She was a founding member and Associate Producer of the Present Tense Theatre Project in New York.

Roger Brown

Executive Producer
Roger Brown is a veteran software developer, technical trainer and corporate coach. He has worked with companies across the business spectrum and around the world to adopt modern agile practices and lean processes. Roger has been the Principle Consult at Agile Crossing for the past decade and is now bringing his expertise and business acumen to Storiation Studios as Managing Partner.

Additional Cast and Crew

Mark Pinter Jamal Douglas
Luna Olivieri Briana Price
Thom Nemer Rebecca Bellingham
August Millgard Benjamin Millgard
Josh Odsess-Rubin Alex Vaughan
Alexander Ikizyan Eliot Kaush
Caleb Dade Eiryn Zeller
Caitlyn Toropov Carmen Montoya-Reyes
Victoria Matlock Lisa Thorp
Shaun Tuazon Ben Mumford-Zisk
Lowell Byers Allyssa Anderson
Will Zeller Morgan Weir
Nalani Valenzuela Sammy Bauman-Martin
Asya Reyes Melyssa Sheeran
Eva Thorp Darnell Kramer
Jillian Thorp Jennifer Lynn
Jack Hanson Crescent Jakubs
Erika Lefren Cheney Daughtry
Catalina Valenzuela Kane Plier
Connor Toropova  
Preston Grant Mary C. Russell 
Noah Maxey Nick Shelton
David Estrin Brandon Hazou
Victoria Matlock Lily Von Isenberg
Martin Kittappa Geneva Le
Kelly Anderson Mary Willmont
Shane Anderson