Juilliard Drama’s Class of 2015, known at Juilliard as Group 44, has created G44 Productions, a developer and producer of original creative content introducing the eighteen members of Group 44. Spearheaded by second-year Juilliard actor and Group 44 member Max Woertendyke, G44 Production’s first release is 18 Actors, featuring all members of Group 44 and their expression of one simple, silent action. 18 Actors is now live and viewable online at www.18actors.com.
Set to original music composed and performed by Juilliard Jazz student musicians, 18 Actors is a structuralist film showcasing their talents alongside the members of Group 44. 18 Actors is the first chapter of a three-tiered film project designed to culminate in the production of a feature film. The second phase is a short romantic comedy from NYC writer John Anthony Russo, entitled Three Dates, based on the vignettes presented in 18 Actors. Production of Three Dates currently is underway and has received support from The Jonathan Madrigano Entrepreneurship Grant from The Juilliard School, as well as from the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
18 Actors features Group 44 members Robert Aramayo, Noah Averbach-Katz, Therese Barbato, Justin Lawrence Barnes, Jasmine Batchelor, Mary Chieffo, Brandon Hall, Eliza Huberth, Angelina Impellizzeri, Adam Langdon, Vella Lovell, Justin Mark, Kelsey McMahon, Mallory Portnoy, Rowan Vickers, Matthew Walker, Mary Wiseman, and Max Woertendyke. Original scores were composed by Morgan Jones and Braxton Cook (www.morganjonesmusic.com; www.braxtoncook.com). G44 Productions promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration through the medium of film, providing the next generation of American stage, film, and recording artists with a means of sharing and promoting their own work, and exploring the changing media landscape of the 21st Century. Read more on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/18Actors.
G44 Productions was founded by Max Woertendyke, a New York native and second year drama student at Juilliard. He is a graduate of McGill University and was also the Founder and Executive Director of Backyart, a multi-disciplinary arts event that took place every month in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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