Lee J. Kaplan (NICK - Lead Actor, Writer, Producer) is so proud of the collaboration on  Attempt to Rise.  Bringing this project to life with this team of people has been a dream come true. Lee has performed his solo theatre show, Bully,     for more than 12,000 people since premiering the show. Lee has been seen in numerous short films and web shorts. As a voiceover artist, Lee has recorded spots for Baskin-Robbins & Nissan among others. Samples of recent acting and voiceover work are available at   Lee’s personal website  .

Lee J. Kaplan (NICK - Lead Actor, Writer, Producer) is so proud of the collaboration on Attempt to Rise. Bringing this project to life with this team of people has been a dream come true. Lee has performed his solo theatre show, Bully, for more than 12,000 people since premiering the show. Lee has been seen in numerous short films and web shorts. As a voiceover artist, Lee has recorded spots for Baskin-Robbins & Nissan among others. Samples of recent acting and voiceover work are available at Lee’s personal website.

 John Hay Jr. (Director) is an NYC-based filmmaker. After working as a freelance editor and as a production coordinator on big-budget projects ranging from feature films to television, he recently moved to independently-funded projects. John is the Director / Co-founder of his production company, Team Biscuit Films, LLC.

John Hay Jr. (Director) is an NYC-based filmmaker. After working as a freelance editor and as a production coordinator on big-budget projects ranging from feature films to television, he recently moved to independently-funded projects. John is the Director / Co-founder of his production company, Team Biscuit Films, LLC.

  Megan Kozak (Production Manager) is a 2013 graduate from the University of Notre Dame who majored in film and television production and minored in journalism.

Megan Kozak (Production Manager) is a 2013 graduate from the University of Notre Dame who majored in film and television production and minored in journalism.

  Mike Hurst (Production Sound Mix, Audio/Boom) is a NYC based producer, audio engineer, writer/composer, musician and field sound recorder who splits his time at his recording studio (The Pancake Factory) and on location/on set. Mike's sound work ranges from TV commercials to studio, television, corporate videos, reality shows, web-series, documentaries, narrative shorts and feature films. At his studio, he has worked with such talented artists as Cheatahs, Rogue Wave, Pearl and the Beard, Whitewash, Cicero and the Orations, Jeffrey Lewis, and the History of Apple Pie (to name a few). Examples of work can be found on his website:   www.thepancakefactory.net

Mike Hurst (Production Sound Mix, Audio/Boom) is a NYC based producer, audio engineer, writer/composer, musician and field sound recorder who splits his time at his recording studio (The Pancake Factory) and on location/on set. Mike's sound work ranges from TV commercials to studio, television, corporate videos, reality shows, web-series, documentaries, narrative shorts and feature films. At his studio, he has worked with such talented artists as Cheatahs, Rogue Wave, Pearl and the Beard, Whitewash, Cicero and the Orations, Jeffrey Lewis, and the History of Apple Pie (to name a few). Examples of work can be found on his website: www.thepancakefactory.net

 Joe DiGiorgi (Sound Mix) is the owner of Headline Studios. He has been involved in many aspects of audio production for post and music over a 20 year career. worked with Jonathan Demme on Heart of Gold and Jimmy Carter Palenstine documentary. Just completed ADR for Domenica Scorcsese's first feature film, "Almost Paris". Has dubbed English version of Anime on 30 titles. Worked with Martin Landau on the film "Wake" as mixer and Audio Post Supervisor. Several independent films in various capacities. Also active in the music business and has worked on 5 Grammy nominated albums.

Joe DiGiorgi (Sound Mix) is the owner of Headline Studios. He has been involved in many aspects of audio production for post and music over a 20 year career. worked with Jonathan Demme on Heart of Gold and Jimmy Carter Palenstine documentary. Just completed ADR for Domenica Scorcsese's first feature film, "Almost Paris". Has dubbed English version of Anime on 30 titles. Worked with Martin Landau on the film "Wake" as mixer and Audio Post Supervisor. Several independent films in various capacities. Also active in the music business and has worked on 5 Grammy nominated albums.

  Jamie Dunn's (ANNA - Lead Actor) film credits include   Attempt to Rise  ,   Other People's People   with Catherine Curtin (OITNB) and Caitlin Fitzgerald (Masters of Sex),   So Over You   (Nantucket Film Festival, Carmel Film Festival, and winner of Best Short & Audience Choice Awards),  Hittin' 30  (currently shooting),   Seven Lovers  ,   Indie Short: The Indie Short  , the award-winning web series   Stoop Sale  ,   Aides  , and Fireship's music video   Gush  . Among her on stage credits, she has performed in the award-winning, two-person, Off Broadway play   Sweet Storm   that was written for her, and she has had the honor of working with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Pedro Pascal. www.jamiedunn.nyc

Jamie Dunn's (ANNA - Lead Actor) film credits include Attempt to RiseOther People's People with Catherine Curtin (OITNB) and Caitlin Fitzgerald (Masters of Sex), So Over You (Nantucket Film Festival, Carmel Film Festival, and winner of Best Short & Audience Choice Awards), Hittin' 30 (currently shooting), Seven LoversIndie Short: The Indie Short, the award-winning web series Stoop SaleAides, and Fireship's music video Gush. Among her on stage credits, she has performed in the award-winning, two-person, Off Broadway play Sweet Storm that was written for her, and she has had the honor of working with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Pedro Pascal. www.jamiedunn.nyc

 Pat Phillips (Director of Photography) is based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked on original series such as "Dates like This," "The Digressions," and "Work, in Progress;" documentary shorts and features including "No Control;" and commercial works for various organizations and businesses including Other Half Brewing, Gods Love We Deliver and the Provident Loan Society.  He graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University as a Most Outstanding Senior in the Department of Photography and Film.

Pat Phillips (Director of Photography) is based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked on original series such as "Dates like This," "The Digressions," and "Work, in Progress;" documentary shorts and features including "No Control;" and commercial works for various organizations and businesses including Other Half Brewing, Gods Love We Deliver and the Provident Loan Society.  He graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University as a Most Outstanding Senior in the Department of Photography and Film.

  Zelda Vyssotsky (Set Designer & Decorator) was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She studied at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, majoring in Filmmaking and concentrating in Production Design. After graduating she moved to Brooklyn, NY and is currently fabricating props and working freelance in the Art Department on features, tv, and commercials.

Zelda Vyssotsky (Set Designer & Decorator) was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She studied at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, majoring in Filmmaking and concentrating in Production Design. After graduating she moved to Brooklyn, NY and is currently fabricating props and working freelance in the Art Department on features, tv, and commercials.

  Leo Vincent (Sound Design) is a 24 year old french songwriter/composer based in London.  Classically trained at the Paris Conservatory from which he obtained a diploma in composition and saxophone, he continued his education in New York at the Brooklyn college of music. His last work was rewarded by the prestigious César academy for a movie called Cavanna, until the last second I’ll write.

Leo Vincent (Sound Design) is a 24 year old french songwriter/composer based in London. Classically trained at the Paris Conservatory from which he obtained a diploma in composition and saxophone, he continued his education in New York at the Brooklyn college of music. His last work was rewarded by the prestigious César academy for a movie called Cavanna, until the last second I’ll write.