Meet the Creators
Writer / Director / “Rebecca”
Elaine Loh was chosen as an HBO Writing Fellow and is a semi-finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab. She was named a Top 25 Writer to Watch in 2019 by the International Screenwriters’ Association and has had scripts place in the PAGE Awards, Austin Film Festival (3 times), and Final Draft Big Break (Top Ten). Her produced works include winning the Grand Prize of the NewFilmmakers LA On Location Project (a $60K value), an Honorable Mention at the NBCUniversal/YOMYOMF Interpretations contest, and having two films accepted to Academy qualifying festivals. She has appeared as a guest actor in numerous shows, including 9-1-1, S.W.A.T., Superstore, It’s Always Sunny…, and many more.
Mary Lou Belli
Mary Lou Belli is an Emmy Award-winning director, writer, producer. She has directed over 150 episodes of television, including directing seven consecutive seasons of Girlfriends on the CW, and recent episodes of Station 19, NCIS:New Orleans, and Bull. A groundbreaking web series director, Mary Lou did the pilots and multiple episodes of 3Way, winner of two Logo awards and The AfterEllen.com 2008 Best Web Series award, along with Jenifer Lewis and Shangela, one of IndieGogo’s top 10 web series of 2012.
She has co-authored three books: The NEW Sitcom Career Book, now in its second edition, Acting for Young Actors, and Directors Tell the Story which recently added China to its list of international markets.
Mandy June Turpin
Mandy June Turpin is a Los Angeles-based actress/producer. She has a degree from UCLA with a degree in Theatre, Film & Television. However, after spending most of her career in front of the camera as an actor, she can now also be found behind the camera creating content. Her most recent producing credits include the award winning feature film “Sunny Daze” starring Michael Beach and Lonnie Chavez, the wonderful short film “The Fix”, and the television pilot “El Asesino” starring Jesse Garcia, Lisa Vidal, Jim Beaver, Momo Rodrigues ,and Patrick Fabian. Other producing credits include the web series “Tumbleweed” for Machinima, and the 10-episode festival darling “UnCorked, a web series” which she also wrote and directed two episodes. Her acting credits include “Ready Player One”, directed by Steven Spielberg, “Powder Blue” starring Forrest Whitaker, The Perfect Family starring Kathleen Turner, recurring guest star roles on “Heathers”, “Jane The Virgin”, “The Bridge”, “Nashville”, “Rebel” in addition to guest roles on such TV shows as “Hawaii Five-O”, “Chicago Med”, “Parenthood”, “NCIS”, “The Closer”, “The Fosters”, “Grey’s Anatomy” “Burn Notice”, “Longmire”, “The Fosters”, “House M.D”, “Lost”, “24”, and “Criminal Minds”.
Christina DeRosa has been Executive Vice President of Film and Television Productions at Kingvigor Inc. since 2011, received her B.A. from UCLA in Film and Television, and has been working professionally as an actor for over 10 years. Both a SAG-AFTRA member and an active voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Christina has a creative fire inside of her for storytelling and her strengths are putting the artistic team together and the ability to judge a script in its minutia. At Kingvigor Inc. Christina scouts, acquires, and develops new literary talent and properties as well as negotiates agreements covering structures, complex productions, distribution rights, and acquisitions. Christina worked closely with producer Kirk Shaw of Odyssey Media as an Executive Producer on the film, “Campus Caller”, starring Victoria Pratt, and she is currently packaging multiple female thrillers for Lifetime and working closely with MarVista and Hallmark on producing multiple romantic comedies. Christina serves as the chairwoman for the nonprofit Face Forward and her heart is most happy when she is giving back. She believes Gratitude is the best attitude and carries that attitude into all her endeavors.
Director of Photography / Editor / Producer
Ryan Wolfe has directed and edited projects for over 100 businesses as a freelance filmmaker for companies like SmartShoot, Yelp, and Zillow. Some achievements include winning The 60K Grand Prize at the On Location NewFilmmakers Festival, Best Message at the Top Indie Films Awards for the short film “Extraction”, and winning first runner-up in the Interpretations Contest put on by NBC Universal. Most recently, a short film he edited titled “Jiating” was an official selection at the L.A. International Shorts Festival, which is an Academy Award qualifying event.