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Alek Lev
Host

Alek Lev is an actor, writer, director, and American Sign Language interpreter. He has worked in film, television and theater, and has interpreted for three presidents, two Broadway shows, and one Beatle. 

On the big (but mostly streaming) screen, he wrote, edited, directed and appeared in the horror film, Ready or Not.  He co-starred in the Independent Spirit Award-winning film, Conventioneers (which won the award with the coolest name, "The John Cassavetes Award").    

Alek served as the New Media Director for CBS' How I Met Your mother, where he created produced DVD special features, online content, and produced and hosted the official How I Met Your Mother Podcast.  He has also appeared on Miami Medical, How I Met Your Mother, and I'm Dying Up Here (don't blink).

In the purely digital world, Alek helped to launch The Open Sky Fitness Podcast. He also created the highly edited improv sketch show No Plans This Weekend, and wrote, directed and starred in the short film, The Day Dakota Met Matthew. Alek edited Rachel Yamagata's Let Me Be Your Girl, starring Allison Janney and directed by Josh Radnor. 

Alek is the Vice President of the International Buster Keaton Society.

www.aleklev.com
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Jeremy Guskin
Host

Jeremy Guskin, born and raised in New York City, has two MFA degrees, one from Carnegie Mellon University and the other from The Moscow Art Theatre School (MXAT) in Moscow, Russia. Jeremy has also completed programs at the Yale School of Drama, The National Theatre Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, HB Studios in New York, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in NY and Los Angeles, and has taken tap dancing lessons with Savion Glover.

Film: Art School Confidential, Pulse, The Hero Of Color City, Get Dead, Simone. TV: Just Add Magic (recurring), 'Til Death (recurring), Rizzoli & Isles (recurring), General Hospital (recurring), Roswell (recurring), Raising Hope, The Mentalist, The Finder, Life, NCIS, Alias, NYPD Blue, Angel, Six Feet Under, E.R., King Of Queens.

Theatre: Figaro (A Noise Within), Shakespearience (Alex Theatre), The Curse Of Ravensdurn (Barnsdall Gallery Theatre), Nothing Sacred (South Coast Rep), 6 RMS RIV VUE (Sierra Madre Playhouse- Winner Best Performance By An Actor), You Can't Take It With You (Antaeus), The Lower Depths (MXAT), Basketball Jones (New Victory Theatre, NY). Audio Books: C Street, The Family, etc.

Jeremy currently teaches at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), Burbank High School, A Noise Within, and coaches students and professionals privately.

Last year Jeremy was an official nominee for a Tony Award for Excellence in Arts Education. He is also the creator and star of Shakespearience at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and “Uncle Jermy's Smyle Hour”, and is truly sorry for that one. Jeremy is represented by LB Talent and GEM Entertainment Group.

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Justin Asher
Composer, Audio Producer

Justin Asher is a composer, sound designer, interactive media developer, and instructor. He also makes generative music apps and is an audio producer for podcasts. He began his career as a record producer and session musician.

His multimedia audio work has appeared at the Center for Living Arts, Mobile, AL, Film Forum Los Angeles, Machine Project, REDCAT, Next Arena, the Wulf, STEIM institute, No Globe exhibition space, LACMA (Brody Condon), Harrison House, Dogstar festival, and the CEMEC festival.

His television composing and sound design work has appeared on NPR, MTV, ABC, CBS, History Channel, Travel Network, as well as ads for Porsche, Target, Bestbuy, Harley Davidson, Ad Council, McDonalds, Sony, Hasbro, H&R Block, Fallon agency, Cadillac, and Grameen Bank.

His music and sound work has also appeared in films for directors Zackary DruckerNick Citton, Philiane Phang as well as Bigfoot Entertainment, Stella Pictures, and Levity Films.

 His audio engineering work has appeared in video games by Ubisoft, Activision and NCSoft. He’s produced albums for Touch and Go, Munich records, Astralworks, Koch records, Setola Di Maiale, Crammed records, Pogus Productions, Khalija records, pfMENTUM, and Bongo Beat records.

His MFA is from California Institute of the Arts where he studied underArt Jarvinen, Tim Perkis, Michael Pisaro, Sara Roberts, Karen Tanaka, Mark Trayle, and Wolfgang VonSchweinitz

 

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Nicole Bajorek
Art Design

Nicole Bajorek is an undergraduate at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where she is pursuing a BA in Media Theory and Creative Writing. Her post-grad plans include attending a graduate program that focuses on archiving or film preservation. Currently, she is working on a graphic novel about Buster Keaton, inspired by his silent films.