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Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Lidia Sheinin always dreamed of being a theatre director. After moving to the United States in 2002 and realizing that California is sorely lacking in the theatre department, she turned to filmmaking.

Lidia holds masters degree in Psychology, though she often ditched her classes to hang around the famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. As a result her knowledge of both human nature and art is fragmentary and unsatisfactory.

The optimism and cheerful disposition inherited from the rich cultural tradition of classic Russian writers such as Fyodor Dostoevsky comes through in her work.

Currently Lidia resides in San Diego and commutes to LA to take film courses at UCLA. She believes that as a result her directing (and driving) skills have improved greatly and is hoping to make a lot of new little depressing films.



Gary Cohen started his career as a child actor, first appearing as a regular in the 1982 game show "Child's Play". Having enjoyed being on television, Gary moved onto commercials, television movies, and a student short for USC named "Channing".

After high school, Gary left the spotlight and went behind the scenes in radio working for KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, first as an intern, then as an assistant engineer.

After four years, Gary left Los Angeles and headed south to San Diego to major in Computer Science at UCSD. He has been working as a software engineer for Adobe Systems for the past 8 years on Photoshop and its sister product Photoshop Elements.

"Happily Ever After" marks Gary's return to the entertainment field, and is his first project acting as producer.



David Smith embarked on his video career at the young age of 14 by producing a retrospective of the Vietnam War as a gift for his father. The short project won local, regional, and national awards and caught the attention of the LA Times in the form of a feature article about the "Video Kid Taping His Way to the Top".

By the time David graduated high school, he had produced hundreds of hours of programming. He also taught himself video engineering in order to conquer the challenge of redesigning two production facilities and building a remote sports production truck from scratch.

David has since completed dozens of short films and, in 2001, shot his first feature. In addition to pursuing his dream as a cinematographer, David works as an editor and computer graphic artist for video, print, and the web through his production company, EdgeCentric.



Emily Maya Mills is an actress, comedian, writer and producer living in Los Angeles. She also performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the MetaTheatre as well as many of the city's top alternative comedy venues.

Currently, she be can be seen on the Travel Channel as a lead host in a series of promos called "What's Your Trip?"

Emily also stars along side Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) in "The Errand" episode of Derek & Simon: The Show, directed by Bob Odenkirk on TBS' Super Deluxe.

Additionally, she was a co-producer and lead actor on the critically acclaimed stage play, Snakebit by David Marshal Grant and has done a handful of cameos on the YouTube phenomenon, The Lisa Nova Channel.

She was born and raised in San Francisco.



Kevin J. Kelly is a native Californian and has been acting for 20 years.

After completing his BA in Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University, he went to work for Apple for 5 years. Acting kept calling, though, and he made the move to LA.

You have probably seen him in DirecTV's "Speed Dating" and ReBath's "Monkeying Around" commercials.



David Majzlin's film credits include Stille, (Winner - Best Score - Avignon Film Festival, Being Reel, (Winner - Grand Prize - Project Greenlight / Coca-Cola® Refreshing Filmmaker Competition, Herb and Dorothy, (Winner - Audience Award - Silverdocs), Virgin Larry (Winner - Coen Brothers Audience Award - Brooklyn International Film Festival).

His music has appeared in countless television projects and promos including Ugly Betty, CSI, The Cleaner, The Ghost Whisperer, Greys Anatomy, The Tony Awards, CNN, Desperate Housewives, and 60 Minutes. David's commercial compositions have earned him a Telly, Caddy, finalist placements for the First London International Advertising Awards and the International Monitor Awards.

Theater credits include Lily: Her Life, His Music (DiCapo Opera), Manigma, starring Michael Aronov (Lbs, Hedwig And The Angry Inch), and The Winter's Tale with Omar Metwally (Munich, Sixteen Wounded), a rock musical produced for The Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, NYC.

David has also worked with choreographers Susan Dodge (Dodge Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company) and Sasha Spielvogel (Labyrinth Dance Theater), and artists Lou Reed and Fernando Saunders. While adept at musical styles of all genres, his compositional style reflects the unique needs of each project.