Anna Margaret Hollyman was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut with a little bit of Austin, Texas thrown in.
She attended Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with a concentration in Theater Arts and Art History. She studied the Two Year Meisner program at the William Esper Studio with Suzanne Esper, as well as Movement Technique with Ted Morin. She’s also studied improv at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, and the People’s Improv Theater (P.I.T.) in New York.
She’s performed in New York City at 59E59, P.S.122, HERE Arts Center, Soho Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Impact Theater, and the Manhattan Repertory Theater, as well as in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Television-wise, she was a recurring character on ABC’s “My Generation”. Film-wise, she’s starred in, “Anna” (Winner of the Lifetime Student Filmmaker Award, 1rst Prize, Official Selection of the Jackson Hole Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival), “Samantha” (Winner Best Film 2009 Film Festival, Official Selection 2008 CineVegas, Olympia Film Festival), “Adelaide” (Winner Best Short Film and Audience Award 2009 GenArt Film Festival, Best Short Film 2009 Woodstock Film Festival, Winner SAG/Indie Audience Award, Winner Best Narrative Short New Orleans Film Festival, Winner 2009 National Board of Review). Other film credits include, “The Brave One”, “The Ones You Love”, “The Cult of Sincerity”, “The Color Wheel”.
”Small, Beautifully Moving Parts”, an indie road comedy in which she stars, had it’s world premiere in the Feature Competition at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. It’s also the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award at the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival.
Recent projects include: “The Romance of Loneliness”, a feature shot in Memphis, TN, “Slacker 2011”, “Somebody Up There Likes Me” (both shot in Austin, TX), and Jonathan Lisecki’s “Gayby”. She also has a few other projects up her sleeve.
Camille Claris is a French actress based in Paris. She was born on July 21st, 1991. After attending drama classes when she was young, she enrolled in Cours Florent while still in high school. In the meantime, she met an agent (Angy and co) and acted in short films, "En Douce" from Vanessa Lépinard (Best Actress award at the Cabourg Festival), "Nan" from Romane Gueret, and "Social Butterfly" from Lauren Wolkstein.
She also starred in several acclaimed French television series, including "1788 et demi" from Olivier Guignard, "Tiger Lily" from Benoît Cohen (both awarded at La Rochelle Festival), and "Clash" from Pascal Lahmani, for which she won the Best Actress award at Séries Mania Festival. She recently acted in a full-length feature film called "Macadam Baby" from Patrick Bossard, which will be released next year. And, last year she starred in Lebensraum from Israel Horovitz, a project directed by Clothilde Huet and Leslie Mitéran. She is currently enrolled in Claude Mathieu drama school.
Ulysse Grosjean is a French actor based in Paris. In addition to acting, he is a professional snowboarder.
2011 APRÈS LE SUD - Jean-Jacques JAUFFRET : Premier Rôle, Luigi
Sélectionné à la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes 2011
Sélectionné dans 12 festivals internationaux 2011-2012
2009 LA GUERRE DES MISS - Patrice LECONTE
2011 DOC MARTIN - Arnaud SELIGNAC - TF1
2007 NOS FAMILLES - Siegrid ALNOY - Arte
2005 ÇA CARTOON - Canal+
LE VRAI JOURNAL - Plusieurs sketches - Canal+
GROLAND - Plusieurs sketches - Canal+
2012 SOCIAL BUTTERFLY - Lauren Wolkstein
Sélectionné officielle au Sundance Film Festival 2013
FLASQUE - Arthur Touchais
LA FORCE DE LA VIE - Francis GROSJEAN
MAURICE - Laure DOYONNAX
UN BEAU JOUR, UN COIFFEUR - Gilles BINDI
Lauren Wolkstein, Writer & Director
Lauren Wolkstein is an award-winning filmmaker who received her MFA in film directing from Columbia University’s graduate film program and a BA in computer science and film from Duke University. She was named one of the top twenty-five emerging filmmakers through The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project’s inaugural Emerging Visions program at the 2011 New York Film Festival. Lauren’s Academy Award qualifying short films have traveled around the world garnering multiple awards.
Her short film, The Strange Ones, co-directed with Christopher Radcliff, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and continues to screen at over one hundred film festivals, some of which have included Clermont-Ferrand, SXSW, Woodstock, Melbourne, Chicago, San Francisco, and BAMCinemaFest. The Strange Ones won Best Narrative Short at the Hamptons and Atlanta Film Festival.
Cigarette Candy, her thesis film at Columbia University, received the Adrienne Shelly Award for Best Female Director, Plum Pictures Most Promising Filmmaker Award, Best Narrative Short at SXSW, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and several other festivals.
Her feature film, based on this award-winning short, is currently in development and has participated in IFP’s highly selective Emerging Narrative and No Borders International Co-Production Market. In addition to Cigarette Candy, she has several other feature films in development, including a feature version of The Strange Ones she is working on with Christopher Radcliff, as well as Daniel Falcone’s award-winning feature screenplay Living in Skin that she is directing. Besides her narrative film work, Lauren has also directed commercials for Gucci, and edited several ads for brands such as Juicy Couture, Dickies, and Diet Coke.
Sébastien Aubert, Producer
Managing Director of Ad Astra Films
After a specialization in Management of cultural activities at EM Lyon Business School, he became part of the Marketing Management for EuroNews TV channel in London. He was then offered to be in charge of Sponsors and Advertising for one of the biggest French Film Festivals in 2007 (Richmond, USA). Author of a thesis in Master of Science about Innovations in financing cinema,he decided to found Ad Astra Films with David Guiraud in early 2008. Sebastien is also a consultant for the Berlin-based company Peacefulfish, for which he successfully developed the training project :”Closing the Gap : investments for 360° contents”, selected and funded by MEDIA. In 2011 he was selected among 3900 applicants to be part of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Sebastien is regularly invited as an expert for training programmes (MEDIA, Georgian State University of Cinema) or major film festivals such as Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand.
Clémence Thurninger, Director of Photography
Clémence Thurninger was born and raised in France, during 4 years she studied film theory in The Sorbonne university in Paris. She currently is a student at the Lodz filmschool cinematography department in Poland. During her studies, Clemence made several original short films on the basis of her own screenplays, and she has participated in a number of other student films. She has worked on both fictions and documentaries, shot not only Poland but also in France, Morocco and India.
Clémence is an
active member of AMONDO Films, a collective of young
filmmakers who are trying to promote a worldwide-connected
cinematography. Last year she participated as a DOP in the first feature
produced by the foundation.
AMONDO Films also helps young filmmakers to produce their projects, explore new artistic areas, and introduce newcomers to the world of motion picture. Through documentary films, shorts and feature films the group communicates their beliefs and their perception of the world.
Based in Warsaw, Clémence keeps moving all over the world to work on new projects.
Rim Laurens, Music
Music composer and French DJ, Rim Laurens, has developed a unique style over the years, by combining trip-hop, soul, and jazz. He got his start by gaining recognition mixing at private parties and lounge bars in the south west of France.
In 2004, the same year that Rim Laurens started performing his first "live machine" in various London clubs, such as the "1001" and the "Dust," he became the host of David the Barce at the Hotel Costes in Paris. In July 2007, Rim Laurens met American choreographer Daisy Stoloff. They quickly began the musical composition and the artistic direction for "Alice ," a modern dance show for 200 dancers, presented in June 2008 and 2009 in San Francisco. Shortly after, Rim Laurens and Daisy created a new album, followed by the collaboration with film director Vincent Diderot on their first clip for the film "The Revelation" purchased and broadcasted by Canal+. In late 2010, Rim Laurens & Daisy Stoloff finalized the album "After Midnight." The following year, his musical creations became international when Georgian film director Tornike Bzavia (Special Mention in Clermont-Ferrand in 2010 for "The April Chill") and producer Tinatin Kajrishvili (Georgia) decided to collaborate with Rim Laurens on the scores for their films "Nest" and "Black Mulberry." Meanwhile the Egyptian film director Mohamed Adeeb entrusted Rim Laurens with the soundtrack to his film "Five Pounds." In 2012, Rim Laurens composed the music for "L'assistante" produced by Ad Astra Films. More recently Rim Laurens composed the soundtrack for American film director Lauren Wolkstein's latest Ad Astra Films project, "Social Butterfly," which is an official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Rim Laurens continues to compose original music in the south of France with international collaborations around the world.
FULL CAST & CREW
Starring Anna Margaret Hollyman, Camille Claris, & Ulysse Grosjean
Written & Directed by Lauren Wolkstein
Produced by Sebastien Aubert
An Ad Astra Films Production
Co-Produced by Slumdog Production, HD SOUND, La Dame Verte, & Buffalo Picture House
Director of Photography: Clemence Thurninger
Casting by Fabienne Bichet
Edited by Christopher Radcliff, Jeff Sousa, & Lauren Wolkstein
Original Music by Rim Laurens
Line Producer: Julien Farrugia
First Assistant Director: Jeannie Donohoe
Production Designer: Kamila Cechova
Sound Designer: Todd Warren
Colorist: Brandon Roots
Second Assistant Directors: Anne-Claire Jaulin & David Guiraud
Unit Production Manager: Jessica Ibanez
First Assistant Camera: Vincent Gastinel
Second Assistant Camera: Bryan Randell
Script Supervisor: Elodie Coudert
Key Grip: Eric Soulier
Gaffer: Ludwik Pruszkowski
Grip: Melissa Fillon
Sound Designer: Delphine Malaussena
First Sound Assistant: Stephane Gessat
Second Sound Assistant: Julien Campos
Script Doctor: Richard Sidi
Hair and Makeup: Melanie Ristorcelli
Catering and Craft Service: Genevieve Guiraud
Supporting Actors: Anthony Devaux & Anne-Claire Jaulin
Still Photographer & Art Director: Shah Zaman Baloch
Production Assistant: Pauline Duterte
Underwater Camera Operator: Nicolas Gilbert
Underwater Assistant Camera Operator: Charlotte Blan
Underwater Camera Intern: Clement Morais
Underwater Camera Company: Darwin Production
Underwater Camera Lighting Prodvided by ESF (Eric Soulier)
The Teenagers: Melanie Toubeau, Jeremy Boussidan, William Hubbard, Maverick Heynard, Pierre Ribas, Roman Leclercq, Gregory Devoti, Max Blassin, Arthur Roemer, Chrystelle Hessami, Fabien Fontaine, Etienne Duretz, Florent Delavous, July Allard, Sam Blassin, Thomas Livolsi, Elodie Jakubowicz, Leslie Jacob, Orlan Auffret, Virginie Fiorucci, Jessica Mollar, Anthony Tolmann, Marc Duraffourd, Sophie Capbern, Jeremy Jakubowicz, Matthieu Kulakowski, Aymeric Cherif, Chloe Chabert, Ambre Aimable, Kevin Aimable, Valentin Schiavo, Fabien Buzzanca, Sarah Mantelin, Alexia Marmara, Eliot Hanoune, Jessica Pavec-Burke, Anabelle Pavec-Burke, Kilian Pavec-Burke, Stephane Nampont, Alice Nampont, Marie-Emilie Aubert
RED ONE Camera Provided by Slumdog Production
Lighting and Grip Equipment Provided by TSF Cannes
Sound Equipment Provided by DC Audiovisuel
Special Thanks: Pierre et Genevieve Guiraud, Marie-Emilie Aubert, Christiane et Jean-Marc Aubert, & Jean-Christophe Pouillaude (TSF)
Shot on location in Valbonne, France
Copyright AD ASTRA FILMS & Lauren WOLKSTEIN 2013