Greta Gerwig - Hannah

Greta Gerwig appeared in Joe Swanberg’s second feature film, LOL, and is excited to work with him again, this time outside of a cell phone. She will also star in Swanberg’s upcoming NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS and the new Duplass Brothers feature BAGHEAD. An accomplished playwright, Greta has had her works produced at the Minor Latham Playhouse, the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts, the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row Studios and the Dorset Playhouse. During the summer of 2006, she was a writer-in-residence at the Vassar College and New York Stage & Film’s Powerhouse Theater Festival. Greta is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, where she studied English and philosophy.

Kent Osborne - Matt

Kent Osborne has received multiple Emmy nominations for his writing on the animated television series SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and CAMP LAZLO. A talented writer and actor, Kent wrote and starred in DROPPING OUT, which had its world premiere at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. He has also appeared in several well-known festival shorts, including HERD (1999) and DAY 37 (2003), and was host of THE MOVIE LOUNGE on TBS. Kent has created material for Disney, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT and Nickelodeon. He previously served as writing partner for comedian Rob Schneider and can next be seen in Joe Swanberg’s NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS.

Andrew Bujalski - Paul

Andrew Bujalski’s feature directorial debut, FUNNY HA HA, garnered critical acclaim and made numerous Top 10 lists. It was released theatrically in 2005 and is available from Wellspring on DVD. MUTUAL APPRECIATION, his second feature film, was released theatrically in 2006 by Goodbye Cruel Releasing and is now out on DVD from Image Entertainment. A native of Boston, Andrew studied film at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. He won the “Someone to Watch” award at the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards and types 89 wpm. The Boston Globe describes him as “unerringly polite and somewhat disheveled.”


Ry Russo-Young’s recently completed film ORPHANS, her feature directorial debut, will premiere at SXSW 2007. Her short film, MARION, an homage to PSYCHO, won the Jury Award for Best Experimental Short Film at both SXSW 2006 and the 2005 Chicago International Film Festival. It also screened at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Ry grew up in New York City and graduated from Oberlin College. While a student at Oberlin, her 35mm short, BABES IN TOYLAND, was shown at the Torino Film Festival. In 2006, Ry produced and directed a series of short films about neighborhoods in New York City for the Discovery Channel and the travel website Most recently, she has worked with artist Doug Aitken on his large-scale cinematic installation sleepwalkers, which was projected onto the façade of the Museum of Modern Art.


Mark Duplass wrote, produced and starred in THE PUFFY CHAIR, one of the breakout hits from the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Mark’s brother and filmmaking partner Jay, won the Audience Award for Emerging Visions at SXSW 2005 and was also nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. It was released theatrically by Roadside Attractions and Netflix in 2006 and is now available on DVD. Mark and Jay first made a name for themselves with a string of award-winning short films, including THIS IS JOHN and SCRABBLE, which each premiered at Sundance, in 2003 and 2004, respectively. The Duplass Brothers are currently writing and directing films for both Universal and Fox Searchlight and have sold THE TRAIL, a television show, to NBC. Their next feature, BAGHEAD, is in post-production.

TODD ROHAL - BRian Duges

Todd Rohal wrote and directed four short films before completing THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE, his feature directorial debut. The film had its premiere at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize, and has screened at numerous festivals worldwide. It also took three awards at the 2006 Torino Film Festival, including Best Director, and was awarded Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Arizona International Film Festival. Todd was nominated for a Student Academy Award at 19 and was the recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation grant. His short films have screened at festivals around the world. He was featured as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2006.



Joe Swanberg moved around a lot growing up. He studied film production at Southern Illinois University, where he developed an interest in emerging video technology and a crippling addiction to the Internet. His two previous features, KISSING ON THE MOUTH and LOL, both had their World Premieres at the SXSW Film Festival. He also produces a web-series, YOUNG AMERICAN BODIES, with his future wife, Kris Williams. The first season is available on and the second season will start appearing March 9th.

KEVIN BEWERSDORF - Sound recordist / composer

Kevin Bewersdorf co-starred as Alex in Joe Swanberg’s second feature film, LOL. He also co-wrote the film and composed its score, using homemade electronic instruments and MIDI defaults. Kevin is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, with a B.F.A. in painting. He was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and has lived in Berlin and Rome. His website is

Film Science, an independent film production company based in Austin, Texas, focuses on creating and developing feature films and specialty content, as well as utilizing innovative technologies within all facets of the industry. Film Science has produced several projects since its inception, including Kelly Reichardt’s critical darling OLD JOY and Steve Collins’ feature directorial debut, GRETCHEN. Film Science is currently producing a number of projects by up-and-coming filmmakers, including Joe Swanberg’s NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS and Spencer Parsons’ feature directorial debut, I’LL COME RUNNING.