About Paige Elson
Paige Elson is an actor, writer, and comedian originally from Stockton, California. She is a staff writer for seasons twelve and thirteen of BYUtv’s sketch comedy series Studio C and is a mentee in Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Mentorship program. Her comedic short film “Drunk Girl Therapist” was accepted into the San Francisco Black Film Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival: Film & Screenplay Competition presented by HBO (2020).
Paige also writes and performs live sketch comedy and improv at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Los Angeles. She is a part of their house sketch team (Maude night team Hail Mary and Durango) as well as their house improv team (Mess Hall team Payday and Aunt Becky). Paige has performed comedy at Austin Texas’ Out of Bounds Comedy Festival as well as the Los Angeles Indie Improv Festival.
Paige has been featured in videos for Refinery29, HITRECORD, Proactiv, Issa Rae’s Raedio, and many short films. Even though Paige does crazy, live comedy shows, she received her BA in Theater with an emphasis in Acting from Pepperdine University. While at Pepperdine, Paige created and produced the Ukumbi Showcase which featured the theater department’s African American performers under the direction of Nic Few and Tamiyka White as well as the webseries 2’s Company & Stuff.
About Jayk Gallagher
Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Sloan Commissioning Grant Finalist, and 2019 Montana Film Commission Big Sky Grant for Feature Film Recipient Jayk Gallagher started out writing, producing and directing (WPD) episodic series for Fremantle Media, Current TV, and Sun Microsystems, plus music videos called “a kick to the gut” by SPIN Magazine, and “breathtaking” by Huffington Post, praised by Stereogum and Flaunt.
Jayk is a queer, Iberian, Italian, and Irish-American film-maker.
Gallagher cast and Associate Produced “Hajji” with Snowfort Pictures (XX), starring Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) and Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead), then WPDed LA noir sci fi short and episodic proof of concept “Chronopath”, which won Directors’ Choice Award at Sci-On! IFF 2019, debuted at MCNIFF, and has played at Juggernaut FF, First Contact FF, Atlanta Horror FF and WMMIFF among others. It was nominated for the “Out of this World Award” at the Official Latino FF, and won Best Actress in a Sci Fi for lead Lynette Coll. VFX by George Loucas (Beatriz at Dinner, Burning Sands).
2019, Jayk WPDed “Idyll”, debuted NY Latino Film Festival presented by HBO, starring Sundance Alum Andrea Sixtos (Series Regular CW’s Arrow, Hulu’s East Los High) & Vanessa Garcia (SWAT, MacGuyver), just won 2019 Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Short at Awareness FF, as well as Best Actress in a Drama tied for both leading ladies at the Official Latino Film Festival, plus the film played at Philadelphia Latino FF, North Carolina Gay & Lesbian FF, Oaxaca FF, San Francisco Latino FF, Seattle Latino FF, Silver State FF, Marina Del Rey IFF, and many others. 2019, Jayk cast and pre-produced MLB Feature Film RAGE starring Marci Miller (Days of Our Lives Series Reg) and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Series Regular Bold & The Beautiful)
2016, Jayk WPed short “Synching” starring (This Is Us, Love) and Sundance Alum Adam Gifford (Longmire, Wristcutters: A Love Story).
Jayk is in pre-production for his feature film The Apprehension of Dr. Kaczysnki, for which he received the Big Sky Grant in 2019.