RYAN PATCH - Director
Ryan cut his teeth telling campfire tales, growing up in the mountains and backcountry of Colorado. He attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Art and received a BFA in Film Production with a focus on writing and directing. His senior thesis film, “The Sheol Express” won the audience award at NYU’s First Run Festival and was acquired by Shorts International for international distribution.
Ryan received a Masters in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway University of London, and has continued to write and direct short and long-form content for clients, through his film production company Storytellers Ink, and for himself. He has had multiple scripts place in the second round or above of the Austin Film Festival’s screenwriting competition, and was included in the Black List’s TV Staffing Book of the most promising TV writers in 2016.
Ryan is also an immersive experience designer, and in 2014, Ryan co-founded The Great Gotham Challenge, a New York-based urban puzzle with adventure that now has a fiercely loyal cult following and several great Yelp reviews.
SUNITA MANI - ‘Mia’
Sunita is an actress, dancer, and comedian most uniquely recognized for her gyrations in the viral music video "Turn Down for What." She currently plays ‘Arthie’ in the hit Netflix original series, GLOW. She played hacker ‘Trenton’ in the cult hit USA series MR. ROBOT, as well as ‘Fatima’ in the CBS All Access series, NO ACTIVITY.
In features, Sunita can be seen in DON’T THINK TWICE alongside Mike Birbiglia and in the upcoming feature WINE COUNTRY, starring Amy Poehler. Sunita has guested on network television shows like BROAD CITY (Comedy Central), SEARCH PARTY (TBS) and THE GOOD PLACE (NBC).
AUDREY BENNETT - ‘Kaleigh’
Audrey is originally from Kentucky and is 11 years old. She previously originated the role of ‘Young Anna’ in FROZEN on Broadway and was a part of the original Broadway cast of AMELIE as the standby for ‘Young Amélie’. She toured for a year as Gretl in the Broadway national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Audrey loves reading, singing, and roller coasters. REGULATION is her first film role.