Brad Koepenick is a professional actor and writer with dozens of national commercials and many television creduts including "Scrubs", "Friends", "ER", "Veronica's Closet", "VIP", "Golden Girls", and "Who's the Boss" Film credits include "Fright Night II", "Pass the Ammo", "Albino Alligator" (directed by Kevin Spacey), "The Distinguished Gentleman" (with Eddie Murphy) and "Sand Trap" (WINNER OF THE FIRST HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL, MOVIEMAKER BREAKTHROUGH AWARD IN 1997).
Brad's Degree in Communications led to casting, writing and producting children's television for Saban, National geographic and NBC. He hosted a comedy/reality pilot called Celebrity Scavenger Hunt. He is a founding member of The Whitefriar Theatre, where he has developed and performed new plays, including David Steen's "Avenue A", "Gift from Heaven" and David Beaird's "Scorchers", which enjoyed a two year run before becoming a feature film with Faye Dunaway and James Earl Jones.

Brad has extensive experience working with young actors and film makers - experience which translated early on into an increasing involvement with education. In 1990, he formed 4 Art's Sake Productions, a traveling enrichment progam which incorporated improvisation, play writing and animation. He ran these programs in over thirty schools and was a frequent guest director at many private schools in the LA area.

In 1998 he developed The Celluloid Heroes Movie Camp, a hands-on film-making and stop motion animation camp which runs in 10 locations throughout Southern California. On weekends he teaches through Actors for Autism, offering on-going acting and film classes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Brad is the Director of Theater/Media Arts and Communications PUC Schools (Partenrship To Uplift Communities), a non-profit corporation which has opened seven successful start-up charter schools throughout LA. He and his students have won multiple times the National "Our School Rocks" Festival, the CA Charter Association "My School" Media Festivals, the Los Angeles Digital Voice Awards, the CA Media Awards, the LAUSD "Video in the Classroom" Awards, and have been honored at the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Fall and Spring Shakespeare Festivals.

Brad received the 2006 HART VISION AWARD for California Charter Teacher of the Year, and has served on the board of directors for CETA (California Educational Theater Association), DTASC (Drama Teachers Assocation of Southern California), and Actors For Autism.

Currently, together with director Alex Rotaru and producer Lori Miller, he is producing "Shakespeare High", a feature documentary about the DTASC High School Shakespeare Festival.

Director Alex Rotaru
Alex Rotaru was born in Bucharest, Romania, to playwright Eugen Rotaru and actress Maria Rotaru. After an early career as a child actor, Alex got a degree in Physics from MIT, followed by a stint studying film at the Sorbonne in Paris, followed by MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He worked as cinematographer, editor and producer for PBS, HBO, Discovery, and the BBC and received in 2006 Christopher Award for co-producing, shooting and editing the PBS “P.O.V.” one-hour special The Hobart Shakespeareans. He produced and directed Kids with Cameras, a documentary about creative genius in Autistic children; and directed award-winning feature documentary, They Came To Play, about the Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition.

Alex is currently directing Shakespeare High, a feature documentary about the DTASC High School Shakespeare Competition, produced together with his team: Brad Koepenick, Lori Miller, and Ronnie Planalp. Shakespeare High is executive produced by Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, and stars Kevin Spacey, Mare Winningham, Val Kilmer and Richard Dreyfuss. In addition, one of Alex's screenplays won first prize and financing from the Center for National Cinema in Romania, and is slated for production in 2011. Alex spends his time between Los Angeles, Paris, and Bucharest.
Filmography
THEY CAME TO PLAY, feature documentary - 2008
SHAKESPEARE HIGH, in production – 2009
THE END OF RAIN, in pre-production – 2009
KIDS WITH CAMERAS, documentary - 2009
THE HOBART SHAKESPEAREANS, documentary - 2005
Festivals and Awards
Fort Worth’s Lone Star International Film Festival, 2009
Winner Best Documentary, Bucharest’s Best International Film Festival, 2009
Winner Best Documentary, Providence’s SENE Film, Music and Art Festival, 2009
Syracuse International Film Festival, 2009
Winner Documentary Audience Award, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2008
Alisa Wolf has worked in the entertainment industry from the age of five. She was trained by such professionals as Diane Hill Hardin (Young Actors Space) and Sheila Manning. On stage she performed over 100 theatrical performances in both lead and supporting roles. Theatre includes: After the Laughter I, II & III at the L.A. Cabaret for two years, produced by Glenn S. Gainor (Happy Texas).Television and feature film credits include: Words to Live By (Ricky Paul Goldin), Limit Up (Dean Stockwell), Talk of the Town (Gary Marshall) & Somewhere To Turn.

Alisa graduated from Southern California University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She attends Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara where she is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Education with an emphasis in Media Studies. In addition, she attends Cal Southern Law School pursuing her Juris Doctorate. Member of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, AFI, Arts in Education Aid Council, DTASC, Women in Film and The George Lucas Educational Foundation. She is a popular speaker at conferences, school districts & universities across the country. Currently the Executive Director/Founder of Actors for Autism.

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