Claes Lilja (Writer/Director/Producer/Editor) is a multi-talentented and dynamic personality who has directed Off- and Off-Off Broadway plays in New York and acted in both theater and films on both coasts in the U.S. As a casting director, he cast the award-winning independent feature, “Desolation Angels” as well as many commercials featuring "real people". His experience also encompasses teaching workshops on personal growth and meditation, art and fashion photogrpahy, journalism and energy healing. He created international headlines while starting up a gay sales department at an auto dealership in Beverly Hills, marking the first major retail brand dedicating an entire department to gay consumers. As a director he most recently created a music video for up-and-coming artist Kevin Henry starring Miss Coco Peru and a series of Public Service Announcements for various AIDS organizations. Currently he is working on a documentary about beauty pageants and image ideals in the GLBT community.
Originally from Sweden, he has previously made his home in Paris, France while attending business school at the prestigious E.S.C.P. and in New York, where he studied film and theater with many of the leading teachers in the country, including the legendary Uta Hagen. Mr. Lilja currently resides in Los Angeles where he is pursuing his life’s mission of creating a better understanding and tolerance of human nature through art and spiritual inquiry.
Rob Dunlap (Producer) is president of R.E.D. Productions, Inc. He has produced 30 live-action and animated short subjects and documentaries including New Zealand: Top to Bottom, Impact: Earth, Alaska: The Great Land, Dinosaur: The Arctic Expedition and Treasures of the Sierra Madre, all one-hour specials, as well as the two-hour four-part special Mass Extinctions. All of his films are in worldwide distribution. R.E.D. has produced Mass Extinctions, Dinosaur: The Arctic Expedition and The Electric Universe as CD-ROM interactive books. His awards include the Special Jury Gold Award, Houston; awards from Aspen, Sinking Creek and L.A. Film festivals and the Directors Fortnight, Cannes. His latest project is a documentary feature about the legendary Xaviera Hollander, The Happy Hooker.