writer & performer
Originally from New York, Miata has performed in theatres across both the United States and London. Her television and film work has included the daytime drama General Hospital, as well as supporting roles in John Frankenheimer’s TNT production George Wallace and The Truman Show, a Paramount film, directed by Peter Weir. Ms. Edoga graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, with an honors degree in theatre. She is also a graduate of the British American Drama Academy in London. Miata is President & Founder of Abundance Bound, a company providing innovative tools, workshops and seminars, specifically teaching artists to successfully manage their money. In addition to being the Financial Wellness Counselor for The Actors Fund, Miata has been invited to speak and teach for many different groups, including NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, The Screen Actors Guild and The Writers Guild. Miata is a member of Actors Equity of America.
Ashley Crow holds a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a B.F.A. in Theatre from Auburn University. In New York, she appeared in Craig Lucas’ Prelude To a Kiss on Broadway and in The New York Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Twelfth Night and Coriolanus with Christopher Walken. She has also performed at Playwright’s Horizons, Circle Rep, Manhattan Class Company, and with Naked Angels Theatre Company. Film credits include Spielberg’s Minority Report, Little Big League, The Good Son, and Cracker Man for PBS. Her television credits most recently include Heroes, The Secret Circle, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist, In Plain Sight, and American Dreams. Television movies include Silk Hope, Never Give Up: The Jimmy V. Story, and Going Home with Jason Robards. A Step Beyond The Rain is Crow’s directorial debut.
David Forest is a composer, singer-songwriter and performer. Forest has played piano for FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (Sunny Productions), composed original theme music for The Stream of Consciousness Online Television Network (thestream.tv), and worked with San Francisco based electronic group Trifonic - a collaboration in which a resulting track, “Growing Distance Part 2” was licensed to the CW’s One Tree Hill and 90210 television shows. His debut EP “Dreams That Aren’t Mine”, released in 2009 to iTunes and other online retailers, was praised by Buzzine as a “a solid, sophisticated piece of pop-rock perfection,” and earned awards at The New York Songwriting Circle, Billboard World Song Contest, and Song of The Year Competition. David holds a music degree from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, and currently heads Lower School Music at the Wesley School in North Hollywood.
Born in Hollywood, Gabrielle grew up in the restaurant business with show business parents. It was only fitting that in 1986 while waiting on a film crew in her father’s Malibu beach restaurant “Alice’s”, she was recruited to start work as a production assistant the very next day. Within two years Gabrielle began producing network television commercials for a vast array of clients. Her career has taken her around the world to countries such as Australia, Thailand, Scotland, Germany, France, England, Prague, Turkey, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and Canada. She has managed multi-million dollar budgets producing campaigns for American Express, Pepsi, Budweiser, Visa, Federal Express, Lipitor, and Target, to name a few. In 2009, a spot she produced for the Washington Lottery was awarded the prestigious Silver Lion at the Cannes Film Festival.