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After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Matthew Pollock produced and directed a variety of projects including short films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and web shorts. Matthew has worked for the last 4 years as an editor. His knowledge and expertise caught the attention of Here’s To Productions. Matthew jumped at the chance to be their right hand man in the making of Graduates and is excited with how the project came out. Matthew is currently working as a freelance video editor with Collegehumor.com. He is currently set to direct a series of web shorts. Matthew began speaking in third person at the start of writing his bio. He kicked that habit soon after he finished.
Bryan O’Connell moved to New York City in 2002 to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in filmmaking. Bryan produced several short films while attending School of Visual Arts, including the award nominated “Press Start”, and continued to pursue and execute diverse projects after graduation in 2006. When offered the chance to co-direct and produce the pilot for “Graduates”, he was honored and thoroughly enjoyed his involvement with the project.
Vincent Peone's spirit animal is the Lemur.
Derived from the Latin word lemures, meaning "spirits of the night" or "ghosts". This likely refers to their large, reflective eyes and the wailing cries of some species (the Indri in particular). Unlike most other primates, lemur species that live in groups have a matriarchal society (i.e., females are dominant over males). Most lemur species are arboreal and traverse the canopy by vertical clinging and leaping or quadrupedalism.
Vincent also enjoys filmmaking.
Creighton grew up with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in Queens for most of his life. Though once destined for a life of science, a field trip in High School changed his life. There he was bitten by a radioactive spider which gave him super strength, speed and agility. Moonlighting as a superhero he took up a life in photography during the day. It was this point where he fell in love with cameras. He got involved in short films as an Assistant Camera Operator and then started dabbling in television. It was his extensive work in television that lead him to the producers of Graduates. Though he someday hopes to become a Director of Photography he enjoys current employment at College Humor as an Assistant Camera Operator. You can see some of the things he has worked online and some of the battles with his nemesis on the evening news.
When Josh Ruben isn't acting with sketch group Dutch West he directs original videos for College Humor and does voice overs for radio and television. He lives in New York City with his cats and doesn't have a girlfriend. Also, he doesn't have a girlfriend.
David Futernick is a really fun guy to be around. People of all walks of life have left meetings with Dave feeling better about themselves. Since he was a child he has spent thousands of hours healing the sick with laughter and the simple joy of his presence. He can be seen in the upcoming The College Humor Show on MTV and over 20 shorts for collegehumor.com, including the very popular High Times Editorial Office series. He has also appeared in projects for such companies as Waverly Films, Dutchwest, Norgon Productions, Faris Films and Howcast.com, along with commercials for ESPN, Time Warner Cable, and Electrolux. David holds a really expensive B.F.A. in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. He just fell asleep reading this bio.
Who is Steven LaChioma? Steven is a man, an actor, and a lover. Steven was born in gorgeous Bridgeport, Connecticut, but grew up in tropical Newburgh, New York. He studied theater at Hofstra University before transferring to SUNY New Paltz because Hofstra is really freakin expensive. He graduated New Paltz with a Bachelor’s in Performance which means he can’t get a good job in the real world. He now resides in Manhattan where he works semi-consistently as an actor. He has worked Off-Broadway, in film, as well as the internet. You may have seen Steven in the internet sensation We Need Girlfriends or The Cosby Show as Bill Cosby’s wacky white son. He recently studied at The Strasberg Theater Institute and is now under the tutelage of Nick Nolte where he is learning how to be REALLY angry. All joking aside, Steven is a very serious, committed, hard working actor who is grateful for the opportunity to work with an amazingly talented cast and crew on Graduates. He is truly blessed to have God, a loving family, loyal friends, and a beautiful woman in his life.
Jo Armeniox is excited to be part of such a fun project as "Graduates," and hopes people enjoy it as much as she enjoyed working on it. Besides playing an adorably uptight straight-A student, Jo has also been known to star in pilots for CBS,shoot commercials here and there, as well as work with College Humor on sketches for MTV and Collegehumor.com (check it out homies). Jo is currently in production to star in the film "In the Meantime," and hopes people check it out with a capital C. Jo would also like to remind people that Mr. Josh Ruben (aka John Corkery) does not have a girlfriend (wink wink ladies).
He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this!
Mitch Wissick is a young boy on a struggling basketball team. He is desperately seeking a girl who just doesn't seem to notice him, until he begins turning into a Werewolf! Once this "harry" change occurs and he is accepted at school and social events, Mitch Wissick turns into the most liked and talked about person in town. He gets the girl and the basketball team is doing great. (He even surfs on top of his friend Style's van) However, he begins to think some things are just too good to be true.
Like many stars before him, Daniel's childhood was not an easy one. With his father being successful and his mother being so caring; Daniel had no where to turn...That is until he found a friend in Twinkie the Kid. Daniel and Twinkie where a match made in heaven. So much so, that the man known as America's Conscience; Maury Povitch, dedicated an entire show to Daniel...who was at the time a 207 lbs. toddler who took shits the size of a golden reteriver in his diper. Due to the show Daniel had over 3 minutes of fame at a strip mall by his house, but then like before his world was silent. That was until Maury's wife Connie saw something in Daniel.... And through Susan Power tapes and a few Tony Robbins's lectures..she turned Daniel into the man you see before you. A man who lives the ultimite juxtapostion in life; a person who is cheesy yet hungry.
FYI- The picture attached was taken by Connie during her unsuccessful attempt of turning Daniel into the next Adult Entertainment Star.
Rachel was born in Frederick, MD on May 20th 1988 to Drug Counselor Kathleen and Design Engineer Garnet Beswick. Despite describing herself as a very independent person, Wood always managed to be in the spotlight.From an early age her mother knew she was destined for a career in performing arts. She started dance classes at the age of three and stood out compared to her fellow classmates. In 2000 her mother decided to move from West Virgina; which is where they had been living at the time, back to Frederick (town near Washington, DC) and provide Rachel with more opportunities as a performer and a student. At age 13, she finally had the chance to try acting in her Theater Arts class at West Frederick Middle School, something she recalls enjoying but in the tiny town of Yellow Springs, WV was impossible to achieve earlier. Soon after, Rachel was playing several roles in school and community plays. The straight "A's" studies confessed she was more into acting and school then the popular scene. In her senior year at Frederick High School she was accepted to the University of Maryland. Wood intended to complete a degree in the study of Dietetics, but switched to Communications knowing that it could be related to acting. She started acting professionally in movies and commercials after her senior year of high school. She has honed her acting skills by working on low budget films like Survival, and Hollow. Mean while she landed a speaking role in the Disney Movie, National Treasure: Book of Secrets playing the Girl Costumer. During 2007,she starred in two commercials, "Gone Running" NIKE commercial, and Linens and things Commercial. Played the lead role Gypsy Rose Lee in a local Community musical "Gypsy". Worked as a background dancer for the Disney film Step Up 2. So far this year, Rachel worked as an Extra on the film Collide. She is also a featured dancer in a We The Kings "Check Yes, Juliet" music video.
Stewart Schneck most recently appeared as Norman in the 2008 MITF award winning Drama, Bubby’s Shadow. Other credits include: Papa Jocka in The Last Jew in Europe; Harry/Peter in Tales of an Urban Burb at 12 Miles West Theater Company; Herb in Woody and the Heeb at the Manhattan Rep; Jerry in the rock opera Soul Searching and Ira Zimmer in Brooklyn Boy. Stewart also created the role of Rabbi Conrad Singer in the interactive wedding experience, A Match Made in Manhattan. Other stage credits: Marryin Sam- Li’l Abner; Tevye – Fiddler on the Roof; Albert Peterson – Bye Bye Birdie; Mr. MacMillian – Big-The Musical; Cowardly Lion – The Wizard of Oz; Bottom – A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
Stew’s commercial work includes spots for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Time Warner Cable, and Maimonides Medical Center. Film Credits: American Gangster; How to Seduce Beautiful Women; Fans Anonymous. TV: Graduates; 30 Rock; The Prisoner; KINGS; Law & Order.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Stewart began his New York theatrical career with the Circle Repertory Company. Working on the original productions of Lanford Wilson’s The Fifth of July and Tally’s Folly. He then went on to The Public Theater, The Manhattan Theater Club and The American Jewish Theater.
In his spare time Mr. Schneck attempts to hold down a regular job as a life insurance sales executive. Stewart lives in NJ with his wife Jill.