Twenty Million PeopleFilm Festival Awards

Cast & Crew

Paul Rondeau - Director of Photography

Award-winning NYC-based cinematographer Paul Rondeau has traveled the globe capturing beautiful and energetic images for features, documentaries, short films and commercials. His work work includes projects for HBO, Comedy Central, ESPN, MTV, Funny or Die and College Humor. Twenty Million People is Paul's second narrative feature. More information

Gregory Lay

Gregory Lay is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York City. His credits include roles on NBC's Law and Order: SVU and Mercy, a recurring role on CBS's Person of Interest and a supporting role in the Universal Pictures release The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon. He has appeared on stage throughout New York, most recently in the lead role of Albert Einstein in Caitlin Shannon's Einstein and Mileva at Theater Row.

Jamie Dunn

Jamie Dunn's credits include: Off Broadway: Sweet Storm (Theatre Row), The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (choreographer, Theatre Row). Other credits: Sweet Storm (LAByrinth developmental production, The Public), The Long Red Road dir. by Philip Seymour Hoffman (LAByrinth Barn Series, The Public), The Whale (Lincoln Center: LCT3 Reading Series), underneathmybed (LAByrinth Live Nude Play Series, The Public), Galactic Girl (The Brick Theater and NYC Comic Con.), Book Club (The Barrow Group Mainstage), Elective Youth (Center Stage), Nowadays (Metropolitan Playhouse), Crazy Little Thing (Center Stage), Bus Stop (Triad Stage, NC), The Cherry Orchard (The Cherry Orchard Theater, NC). Film/TV: So Over You (Odyniec Productions), Stoop Sale and Kick It Like This (Living Boy Productions). Print: Women's Health Magazine. Jamie is also a member of Old Vic's New Voices.

Jason Kravits

Jason Kravits is a veteran actor of stage and screen. His TV credits include: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Smash, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, and The Practice. He has appeared in films such as Morning Glory, The Adjustment Bureau and The Stepford Wives. He has performed on Broadway in plays by Woody Allen and Ethan Coen, as well as the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.

Tom Bartos

Tom is an actor, writer and producer who has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, The Onion's Today Now, and many national commercials. He created the animated sketch TV show, Señor Nugget, for the GameplayHD network. He also starred in two television pilots and a handful of short films. And before it closed, he got the chance to play CBGBs with his fake-Russian rock band, Dirty Lenin. Not too shabby.

Erik Saxvik

Erik is an actor and musician originally from the greater Chicagoland area. He is presently in a NYC based folk and roots rock band called The Hollows that just released their second album. NYC theatre includes Sean Cullen's Safe Home at the Interart Annex, Approaching America in the Midtown Int'l Theatre Festival and Nobody Suspects a Butterfly with Royal Family Productions. He holds a B.A. from Hope College and an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

Brianne Mai

Brianne is a South Dakota native and a graduate of The University of Wyoming where she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance. Brianne is a member of Wide Eyed Productions Company. Some of her past roles include; Toodles Von Flooz: in both the film and stage productions of The Return of Toodles Von Flooz, Mary Magdeline: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Mrs. Big: Jack and the Soy Beanstalk, Sandra: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Doris Walker: Miracle on 34th Street, Antonia: Much Ado About Nothing, Hodel: Fiddler on the Roof, Patty: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Betty Meeks: The Foreigner. More information.

Chris Griggs

Chris has been a regular host for TV Land’s Prime Movies and has made television appearances on Saturday Night Live, Bravo, IFC, Discovery Channel, and Pax TV. He was selected to represent New York on the TV show World Cup Comedy, produced by Kelsey Grammar. Chris is a regular stand-up around town and is an improv instructor at The Peoples Improv Theater. Finally you can catch him every Saturday night at the Pit performing with his house team "The Baldwins."

Candace Thompson

Candace Thompson, aka Candace Thaxton, aka kandeetee is a performance and video artist who resides in Brooklyn. As a performer Candace has worked with Dreamworks, Wolf Films, The Kitchen (w/ artist Pablo Helguera), Firework Theatre, Simon and Schuster, Ensemble Studio Theatre, choreographers Megan Mazarick, Bradley Teal Ellis, and John Pizza, and with her band, Koning's Blauw. As a video maker she has created pieces for Hewlett Packard, Glitter Magazine, Ladygunn.com, the North Carolina Board of Public Health, and the first ever Albanian sit-com, Radio Radio. She's also recently created collaborative video projects with musician David Smith and fellow video artist Amy Ruhl. She is the director and editor for her video collective, Other People, who recently returned from a 3 month trek across the United States as well as a two month residency in Trondheim, Norway. More information.

Lexi Balaoing

Lexi Balaoing is an actor/director/producer originally from Florida. She has been an active repertory member of the Mount Dora Theater Company and the Knysna Players of South Africa, and is the CEO of The Bushwick Shakespeare Repertory. She received her BFA in Acting from Florida State University where she graduated Cum Laude, and has studied abroad in London. She has worked with such notables as Patsy Rodenburg, Adrienne Lester, Jane Alexander, Olympia Dukakis, and Marius Weyers. Lexi appeared as the title role in Julius Caesar, a Bushwick Shakespeare Repertory production at the Access Theatre Gallery in Tribeca, in February, 2010. Most recently, she appeared as Scarlett in The Sign In the Scarlet Prison, and Bet in Ladies Go A Thieving, an off off Broadway production at The Looking Glass Theatre.

Full credits at IMDB