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JAMES LeGROS - has appeared in some of the most celebrated American independent films of the last two decades, including DRUGSTORE COWBOY, LIVING IN OBLIVION, SAFE, and THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS; he has appeared in such genre fare as NEAR DARK, PHANTASM II, THE LAST WINTER, and ZODIAK. Le Gros appeared on Showtime’s Sleeper Cell and on Law & Order. He was also a cast member on the television show Ally McBeal and guest starred on ER, Roseanne, Punky Brewster, The Outer Limits (new series), Friends and the NBC series Mercy. He is currently shooting Mildred Pierce, an HBO mini series directed by Todd Haynes.

JOSHUA LEONARD - is a Los Angeles based actor/writer/director who first garnered attention for his memorable role in 1999’s lo-fi thriller THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. As an actor joshua has worked on over thirty films and a number of television shows, including such prestigious projects as Alison Ander’s THINGS BEHIND THE SUN, HBO’s LIVE FROM BAGHDAD and HUNG and Fox’s MEN OF HONOR. Most recently he had a recurring role in Showtime’s UNITED STATES OF TARA and starred in Lynn Shelton’s HUMPDAY, which won the special Jury prize at Sundance, National Board of Review’s Top Ten Independent Films of 2009 and Best Actor at the Gijon International Film Festival. He is currently acting opposite Vera Farmiga in her directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND.

AMY SEIMETZ -This year, Seimetz completed her first feature film CITY ON A HILL, which was selected for the 2009 IFP Director’s Labs. She also completed production for a short she co-wrote, co-directed and starred in, with filmmakers Mary Bronstein and Ronnie Bronstein. She co-produced and acted in Joe Swanberg’s next film SILVER BULLETS. She also produced a film for Alison Bagnall starring Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander that is tentatively called 40 DAY DREAM. She recently acted in ALEXANDER THE LAST, with Jess Weixler, directed by Joe Swanberg, and produced by Noah Baumbach and Anish Savjani. Her other feature credits include THE OFF HOURS, MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER and A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE. Seimetz acted in several films coming out this year— ONE NIGHT ONLY starring Garret Dillahunt and Kristen Wiig, and Lena Dunham’s TINY FURNITURE.

LARRY FESSENDEN - As a character actor Fessenden has appeared in numerous films, recently being sited with a special Jury mention for best performance at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival for his role in Glenn McQuaid’s I SELL THE DEAD. He has appeared in Neil Jordan1s THE BRAVE ONE, Jim Jarmusch1s BROKEN FLOWERS, Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY, Martin Scorsese’s BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, Steve Buscemi’s ANIMAL FACTORY, Jim Mickle’s MULBERRY STREET, Brad Anderson’s SESSION 9, and IMAGINARY HEROES by Dan Harris. Fessenden stars in HABIT, and the Sundance pictures MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR (Ilya Chaiken) and RIVER OF GRASS (Kelly Reichardt). He can be seen in Joe Swanberg’s upcoming SILVER BULLETS with Jane Adams.

MEGAN HILTY - Megan Hilty has appeared on television and Broadway, including starring in WICKED and 9 TO 5, for which she was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, the Drama League Award for Distinguished performance, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. She has appeared on television shows such as THE CLOSER, THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY, UGLY BETTY, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES AND SHARK.

JOHN SPEREDAKOS - BITTER FEAST is John’s seventh collaboration with Larry Fessenden and Glass Eye Pix, having appeared in I SELL THE DEAD (as Cornelius Murphy), WENDIGO (as Otis), Ti West’s HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE ROOST and the upcoming THE INNKEEPERS (playing “Officer Mitchell” in the latter two films), and briefly in Larry’s THE LAST WINTER. Other film work includes INSIDE MAN (dir. Spike Lee), CAYMAN WENT, FANTASTIC FOUR, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (dir. William Friedkin), SCHOOL TIES, JERSEY GIRL, TOWN DIARY, and THE TRADE. John plays a starring role in the indie film UNCONSCIOUS, directed by Brad Wigor, and is currently working for director Raja Gosnell in next summer’s THE SMURF MOVIE.

OWEN CAMPBELL - is a sophomore at LaGuardia High, New York’s celebrated FAME school. He began his film career in the role of young Jesco White for the feature WHITE LIGHTNIN’ -- which premiered at Sundance in 2009. He’s looking forward to the premier later this year of BETTY ANNE WATERS, directed by Tony Goldwyn, where he portrays Ben, teenaged son of leading actress Hilary Swank. He has also appeared on LAW & ORDER SVU and in MTV’s campaign against cyber-bullying. Professional stage performances include Puck in MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM and the upcoming NOCTURNES at Brooklyn’s Piper Theater. Owen loves nothing more than being on set or in an edit room watching, working and learning as movies are made.

TOBIAS CAMPBELL - plays brother in BITTER FEAST and uncle in BETTY ANNE WATERS to his real life brother Owen Campbell. This summer he’ll appear in theaters as young Schneider in the Angelina Jolie action feature SALT. He also appeared in the ABC primetime series CUPID. He’s looking forward to the fall premier of BETTY ANNE WATERS, directed by Tony Goldwyn and starring Hilary Swank, in which Tobias plays the feature role of young Kenny Waters, the character portrayed as an adult by Sam Rockwell. Tobias loves to study filmmaking in Brooklyn and plans to finish his third original short this summer.

MARIO BATALI - With fifteen restaurants, eight cookbooks and a host of television shows, including the ever-popular Iron Chef America, Mario Batali is arguably one of the most recognized and respected chefs working in America today. This, combined with his larger-than-life personality is the reason that he has received accolades like GQ Magazine’s Man of the Year and the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. Mario and his business partner Joe Bastianich own fifteen restaurants across the country including their flagship New York City restaurant Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, as well as two restaurants in Los Angeles and three in Las Vegas. The duo’s latest venture is Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, New York. Batali made his film debut in Wes Anderson’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX.


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