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THE CREATORS

MARK EDWARD LEWIS
(Creator/Director/Writer)

MARK EDWARD LEWISHighly inventive US film director/composer Mark Edward Lewis spent his formative years training in the art of musical composition. After writing music for film and television for fifteen years, Mark realized that his passion included the directing side of cinema as well. Borrowing and bartering cameras, and lighting, he began writing, directing and producing his own “no budget” short films with any crew and cast willing to work, including students and staff at the Korean private school where he taught. More than a decade of post production work as an editor and audio mixer allowed Mark to apply his wide knowledge of the post production process to his own productions. The wide acclaim for his early work had him fund his professional entry into filmmaking with his short film, “Barely Alive.” Shot in HD, this short went on to enjoy wide international success in the festival circuit.

Spurred on by this success, Mark gathered together weapons experts from the stunt world and shot his next short film, “La Fleur de la Bataille.” This short went on to win “Best Short” at the “Film Artists’ Newtork Film Festival in Los Angeles.” In 2005, Mark produced and directed three short films in the time allotted for one in the infamous “168 Hour Film Project;” one winning best documentary (“LEM 168”) and one being a festival finalist (“The Crusader”).

Additionally, 2005 saw the advent of his directorial feature debut in Calgary, AB Canada with the hilarious mockumentary on Karaoke, “Reverb.” Produced by his fellow music majors from his years at Azusa Pacific University, the film went on to win the “Audience Choice Award” in Toronto, ONT, Canada and be the only film required to receive more than one screening at the Calgary International Film Festival due to over-attendance.

Following this success, Mark returned to the study of the craft of directing. He studied with Larry Moss’ disciple Andrea Shreeman and steeped himself in understanding the technology of 3-D as it applies to the television audience. In this time period, Mark also began directing commercials, which further honed his ability to tell stories in an extremely compressed time frame. He was also exposed to television directors on such shows as “CSI,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “House” etc. After witnessing the world of network television, it became Mark’s intention to work as an episodic television director.

In recent years Mark has directed many more short form, webisodic and television pilot projects including “Mad Maxine,” “Lucious Styles Registered Sex Therapist” and most recently the sci-fi action short, “Vita Eternum.” Allied with acclaimed network television director Michael Nankin, Mark is ever honing his craft as a director of television. Additionally, Mark, along with his creative partner Alina Andrei, co-created the Apple Network comic book innovation, “Omega 1” and its new “Appisode” format.


ALINA ANDREI
(Creator/Actress/Writer)

ALINA ANDREIAlina Andrei is a long-time veteran of Hollywood having worked as an actor, stunt woman/martial artist/sword master, award winning producer and writer. Born in Brasov, Romania and fluent in multiple languages, Alina brings her powerful knowledge of the European business climate to every franchise she develops.

Among her writing and producing credits include the award-winning short film “La Fleur de la Bataille,” “Kat Booty” and more. She is also co-creator on many franchises currently in development including, “The Spirit Within,” “Mad Maxine”, and “Omega 1″ franchise, her latest co-creator and co-writer collaboration with Mark Edwards Lewis. Also with Mark Edward Lewis, she produced the widely popular DVD series “the Super Sword fighting Series” which has enjoyed international distribution.

For the last 10 years, she has been continuously training as an Actor, and Stunt Woman in acting, stunts, and sword-fighting (European & Italian styles) including: saber, rapier, rapier & dagger, cutlass, broadsword, small-sword, quarterstaff. For the last 6 years, she has been training in martial arts in such arts as: Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Grappling and is currently training in Tae Kwon Do, Wu Shu, and Wei Kune Do Boxing and Asian Swordplay with such weapons as Katana, Japanese Sais, Wu Shu Sword/Staff etc. She is the real deal.

Ms. Andrei has over 85 credits in Film and TV and has worked on many popular shows such as “Desperate Housewives”, “The Office,” “Dexter, “Flash Forward,” “The Mentalist,” “Prison Break” and “Transformers” to name a few. Moreover, for the past 10 plus years, she has been successful in dual careers as an actor and stuntwoman.

Her ultimate goal within the Entertainment Industry is to produce strong, action female driven properties for Film & TV (set in Modern or Historic Times) that empower the female gender and make a better world.

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  1. Sabina Hudrea

    I wish you all the best and good luck in your new project :)

  2. admin

    Thank you Sabina!

  3. spwshr

    Hi Alina,
    It was great to meet you and Theresa at Wondercon 2013. Hope you got some rest, you looked wiped out by Sunday when we met. Wish I had thought to get a picture with you so people back home would know I got to meet you before you had a hit TV show. Thanks for the autographed comics. Just finished reading them and they are amazing. You and Mark have created an intriguing story with a great strong female heroine. Sorry I didn’t get the chance to meet him also. Best of luck with selling SyFy on the show. I emailed SyFy telling them that this was a show they need to pick up.

    Hopefully I’ll see you at Comic Con this year.
    Best wishes,
    Scott

    1. admin

      Thank you Scott! We’ll be there!

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