BRANDON POLANCO (Director/Producer)
Brandon is a creative artist, novelist, and a filmmaker. His professional career began
in New York City where he developed projects from short films to commercials to
music videos. Currently, he is in post production on his first feature film, Earth Mother
(shot and produced in Austin, Texas). Many of his projects have ranged in style and
received multiple accolades leading him to showcase his work at the Cannes Film
Festival, New York Television Festival, Ciné Fest, Big Apple Film Festival, and over
100 film festivals around the world. All of this has been possible because of his viral
hit short film, Writer's Block which stars Emmy Award-winning Bryan Cranston (AMC's
Breaking Bad). He released his first novel, Dylan Rey and the Infinite Beings in 2016
and is currently in progress on the sequel to his trilogy of novels called the Infinite
Saga. His books and films are his vision for a brighter and better future; it's his passion
for creation that he hopes to expand the minds of the many while reminding us all that
the beauty of life is in each of us. We just have to find the right story that reflects our
truth. Each one of his projects has helped him build a bridge for a creative universe built
on magick, love, and most of all forgiveness. He is currently based in Austin, Texas.
EARTH MOTHER (Feature Film in Post Production) - Director, Writer, Producer
ALCHEMY (2015) - Director, Producer
VICKY & JONNY (2014) - Director, Writer
PRIDE: THE SERIES (2014) - Director, Writer, Executive Producer, Lead Actor
WRITER'S BLOCK (2013) - Director, Writer, Producer
PASSING BY (2012) - Director, Writer, Producer, Actor
SNAPSHOT (2011) - Director, Writer, Producer
IAN KEVIN SCOTT (Writer/Executive Producer/Actor)
Ian, originally from Austin, Texas, is currently based in New York City.
He previously produced, directed, designed and performed regionally in
theatrical productions around the United States. ALCHEMY is his first film
to write as well as produce. Ian is currently working with Brandon Polanco
on a new feature film.
EARTH MOTHER (Feature Film in Post Production) - Actor, Executive Producer
ALCHEMY (2015) - Actor, Writer, Executive Producer
THAT REMINDS ME (2015) - Actor
AN INTIMACY (2013) - Actor
OPENING NIGHT (2013) - Actor
ANGELA PIETROPINTO (Actor)
Angela Pietropinto has enjoyed a long career in both theater and film and can presently be seen as Anne Wasicsko opposite Oscar Isaac in the HBO mini-series SHOW ME A HERO. She was a founding member of The Manhattan Project Theater Company under the direction of Andre Gregory and played the title role in their Obie-winning production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. During its eight-year existence, the company toured four continents and was the recipient of two Drama Desk awards and an Obie Award. In 1980, Angela made her Broadway debut opposite Derek Jacobi in THE SUICIDE and returned to Broadway for EASTERN STANDARD, TARTUFFE, BORN AGAIN and THE RITZ. She has appeared off-Broadway at the Public Theater, The Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, Theater Four, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Minetta Lane Theater, The Cherry Lane Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater and LaMama. Regionally, Ms. Pietropinto has acted at The McCarter and George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, The White Barn and The O'Neill Playwrights Conference in Connecticut and the Wilma in Philadelphia.
On Film, Ms. Pietropinto portrayed "Marj Weiner" in Todd Solondz's WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE which won the 1995 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Other film credits include SHAFT opposite Samuel L. Jackson (director: John Singleton), NOBODY'S FOOL opposite Paul Newman (dir: Robert Benton), GOODFELLAS opposite Paul Sorvino (dir: Martin Scorsese) SO FINE opposite Jack Warden (dir: Andrew Bergman), WITHOUT A TRACE (dir: Stanley Jaffee), RUNNING ON EMPTY (dir: Sidney Lumet), HEARTBURN opposite Jack Nicholson (dir: Mike Nichols), IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS opposite Sarah Jessica Parker (dir: Andrew Bergman), STAY (dir: Marc Forster), LOOKING FOR KITTY (dir: Ed Burns), GREETING FROM THE SHORE (dir: Greg Chwerchak) and L.I.E (dir: Michael Cuesta). On the little screen, she has played an assortment of moms, doctors, lawyers, secretaries and nuns on LAW & ORDER, THE THIRD WATCH, CRIMINAL INTENT, SVU, LATELINE, MAD ABOUT YOU, THE COSBY SHOW, DAVE CHAPPELLE, NY UNDERCOVER, THE JURY, RESCUE ME, THE SOPRANOS, NURSE JACKIE, UNFORGETTABLE and BLUE BLOODS. Ms. Pietropinto has taught acting at Yale Drama School, The Michael Howard Studios and has been on the faculty of NYU Tisch School of the Arts for over 15 years. She is presently the Director of the NYU Open Arts Acting Studio.