Thursday, May 16, 2019

Erin - Myles Yaksich

A routine life is disrupted when David, a research assistant dreaming of becoming an astronaut, finds a lost application letter from Erin Taylor in London, England. 

Frustrated with his academic research, David opens the letter and becomes infatuated with Erin’s assertiveness and quest for knowledge and understanding, and excited by the prospect of making a new friend from a new world. 

Erin is adventurous - David’s complete opposite. As their letter’s become more intimate, so do David’s fantasies of a romantic relationship with the free spirited Erin. 

When Erin reaches out to David for help, he must decide if he is ready to confront his fantasy. Will reality meet the expectations of the fantasy he has built in his mind? 

Although set in 1960s Americana, “Erin” explores the power of imagination and danger of expectations, something particularly relevant in today’s environment of social media and on-line versions of self.

Felix Martinsson is an LA based Swedish actor. Although his interest in theatre starting in 2007, he didn’t think of pursuing the craft professionally. Instead, he studied civics, psychology and media, under the impression that he would start a career in psychology. In 2013, Felix started experimenting with film and photography and, coincidentally began acting for the camera. There was no turning back. 

Before moving to Los Angeles in 2017, he was a part-time substitute teacher and part-time project manager. He also helped youth express themselves through art by teaching theatre and whenever the right role appeared, he acted on stage. 

Felix has now been in over 20 plays / stage performances, short films and his first indie-feature (“Chase”, 2019).

Kym Wilson is an award winning Australian actress known for her work in Film, Television and Theatre. Her career began in the Australian Film Institute, Awarded Best Film, "Flirting" alongside Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts and later that same year in the mini series "Brides of Christ" starring opposite Naomi Watts and Russell Crowe for which she received a Logie (Australian Emmy) for New Talent. Wilson then appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of "The Crucible" before undertaking a series regular role on beloved Australian drama "A Country Practice" for which she received several Logie and People's Choice Award Nominations for Best Actress in a Series.

Kym is a recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship which took her to the US to study with Shakespeare & Company and with the Moscow Art Theatre Company at Harvard. She stayed in the US after meeting her husband, Writer/Producer Sean O'Byrne.

In 2016, she returned to the stage in the Australian Theatre Companies award winning production of 'Speaking in Tongues' at the Matrix Theatre in Hollywood for which she received a Stage Scene LA award for 'Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role'.


Lily Richards is a Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director.

She is the writer, director, and star of the hit web series "Twenty", which has been nominated for Best Indie Series at the Streamy Awards, has over 50,000 subscribers and over 6 million views with mentions in Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Pride, Into, and Variety.

She also voices the role of infamous villain, "The Tattered Woman" in the popular science fiction podcast, The Far Meridian. She has also starred in several plays and short films and is a proud alumni of Emerson College ('16).

Hector Moss is a London based violinist turned actor. His first foray into film came in 2012 when he appeared as musician in Jo Wright’s 'Anna Karenina', this was followed by more musical work on Steven Knight’s ‘Hummingbird’ in which Hector recorded several movements of Vivaldi’s four seasons, as well as his performance on camera. Upon completion of his musical training Hector went on to train as an actor at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting in soho, here he worked with esteemed teachers such as Christopher Fetes, Janet Amsden and Giles Foreman.

Since graduation in 2016, Hector has gone on to perform in stage productions in London, the Edinburgh fringe and New Delhi. His film work included the award winning short, 'Paper Stain', as well as 'Heavy Eye’s’ and 'Doorbells and Gunshots', the later of which he is also has a writing credit, both due for release early 2019.

Claire Bermingham is an LA based Irish actress, writer and producer. She received her BA in Drama and Theater Studies at Trinity College, Dublin with scholarship to University of California, Irvine.

Claire has performed in theaters over the globe; acting, singing and dancing her way across her native Ireland as well as a host of European tours. She is currently focusing on her film career, with credits including: Lost Beneath the Stars, Evil In Her, Killing Frisco, Step Into: Miss Laura's, False Hopes.

Claire is so delighted to be a part of Erin and a huge believer in Myles's creative and artistic visions!

After finding a lost letter, an astronautical engineering student seeks escape from 1960s academia by becoming pen-pals with a mysterious Brit; when they finally meet, he must decide what's more important, reality or fantasy.

Erin is Myles Yaksich's second short film, following his directorial debut, “Poppies”.

The film is an exploration of relationships, expectations and identity. Although told through the lens of 1960s Americana, “Erin” reflects the current environment with social media and online identities.

Born in Canada, he learned at a young age to travel and appreciate art and culture. After completing his degree in Finance and Economics, he pursued investment banking in Singapore and private equity in South East Asia.

His goal is to tell sentimental and emotional stories that blur the line between reality and fantasy. Through film and photography, he explores ideas about culture, nature, relationships and socio-economics.


Growing up in Los Angeles, Cindy found her passion for producing films and commercials through her appreciation of the city and all it has to offer. Having worked in every department from pre-production through post, she has a high value for teamwork and collaboration.

The agencies and production companies on her work roster include RSA Films, Anonymous Content, and Chiat\Day.

In 2014, Cindy founded 3rd Astronaut, a creative agency and collaborative production studio, in an effort to empower and champion directors, writers, and producers of diversity to engage in a platform for powerful storytelling.

A film veteran, Jennie Lew Tugend’s expertise bridges film and TV development, production, financing, marketing and distribution. She has produced and co-produced some of the industry’s most memorable franchises: Free Willy, Lethal Weapon, and HBO’s Tales from the Crypt.

As former Co-President of Kadokawa Pictures USA, Tugendwas a producer on One Missed Call, a WB release and two episodes of Showtime’s Master of Horror.

At Warner Bros., Tugend produced Free Willy, the box office smash hit, which has now become a family film classic. She went on to produce the sequel Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home and completed the trilogy with Free Willy 3: The Rescue. Tugend co-produced Lethal Weapon 1, 2 and 3. These Mel Gibson and Danny Glover buddy cop movies are now classics in the action comedy genre.

Tugend produced family films, Local Boys starring Mark Harmon and Star Kid, which received an Award of Excellence by the Film Advisory Board; and for MGM, the romantic comedy, Return to Me starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver.

Serving as Executive VP of Richard Donner Productions, Tugend co-produced Radio Flyer for Columbia Pictures and Scrooged for Paramount Pictures starring Bill Murray. For HBO, she co-produced Tales From The Crypt and was instrumental in the development and production of The Goonies and The Lost Boys.

As a Los Angeles native, Dylan has always been enamored with the film industry, and has continued to carry his passion for photography into film production.

Since receiving his MFA in Cinematography from UCLA’s School of Theater Film and Television, he’s gone on to shoot over 50 projects, including seven UCLA MFA Thesis projects, a Feature Documentary in Fiji, a portion of the feature film The Heyday of Insensitive Bastards, and Music Videos for, India Love, Rench and DLP.

He’s been brought out to shoot projects around the world, including Utah, Alaska, Brazil, Costa Rica, Fiji, England and France. His work has been featured in film festivals around the nation, as well as in Brazil.

Nicholas Pike has scored films ranging from the family-oriented Captain Ron, Return to Me and Virginia’s Run to darker films including Fear Dot Com, The Shining mini-series, and Stephen King’s thriller The Sleepwalkers. He has scored large scale music videos including Michael Jackson's Ghosts and You Rock My World and Will Smith's Wild, Wild West, and won the 2013 Outstanding Music and Sound Emmy for the HBO documentary, In Tahrir Square.

Pike conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in a recording of his Master Harold and The Boys Suite, which he originally composed for a film version of Athol Fugard’s apartheid drama. He recorded the orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London, leading to his engagement as composer for his first movie, Graveyard Shift.

Exhibiting a wide stylistic range of both orchestral and electronic composition, Nicholas Pike continues to score films as well as compose and conduct for high-profile television projects and music videos.
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