a short film by Clark Kohanek
A native of the Northwest, Clark Kohanek is a freelance illustrator, storyboard artist and commercial director. Clark has worked with Oscar Award winning actor, writer and director – TIM ROBBINS– on his feature film “THE HERETIC” and Showtimes “POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS.” In 2005 Clarks horror/comedy The Undertakers was a Nicholl Fellowship Quarter Finalist. Clark has just completed a trilogy of screenplays called THE BLOOD OF ANGELS that deal with secret societies that hide the identities of fallen angels. Clark currently works and lives in Los Angeles, though travels teaching visual storytelling and screenwriting workshops at various writing conferences throughout the year.
Showing an aptitude for performance at the age of three, Deirdre began her training and onstage career in the Pacific Northwest. After her relocation to Los Angeles, Deirdre formed T.H. Espian Productions with her partner Stephen Butchko. Their premier production was the Los Angeles Debut of “Escher’s Hands,” a critically acclaimed dramatic work by Dawson Nichols that played for a six week run at the Lillian Theatre. They then proceeded to produce and perform in the award winning short film “Katrina,” and a webseries called “The Fantasy State."
Deirdre, a veteran actress with participation in over 30 Film and Theatrical productions throughout the west coast, continues her work in Los Angeles, choosing provocative independent productions in which to showcase her ability while continuing to pursue more mainstream outlets for her talents.
Stephen Butchko's acting career began at age
eleven. He began performing in theatrical productions, eventually earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts at Western Washington University. Upon touch-down in L.A., Stephen produced and performed in LA's theatrical premiere “Escher's Hands”. After some time on stage, he moved into the world of cinema, by producing and performing in the award-winning short film “Katrina,” which has toured the world via the film festival circuit. Stephen also produced and acted in the television/web-series “The Fantasy State” that is currently being shopped around Los Angeles.