Jon Freda is an award winning actor, screenwriter and playwright. He is often recognized for his critically acclaimed role of Rocco in Luc Besson’s film, The Family with Robert De Niro. Other films include Run with Eric Roberts, and recently Big Time Adolescence with Jon Cryer. He received best actor award in Sisyphus’ Supper at the Take Two Film Festival in New York City, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival. His TV credits include The Deuce, The Blacklist, and Law & Order SVU. His New York theater credits, among others, include critical recognition for his performances in George Tabori’s Mein Kampf, Imagine Dat! , and Norman Beim’s On A Darkling Plain. His recent regional theater credits include Other Desert Cities, Over The River and Through The Woods and Breaking Legs. Among his writing credits, his screenplay, Who Wants To Marry My Husband, was produced and distributed as a feature film by Echelon Entertainment Group. He also co-wrote with Letty Serra, the thirteen times awarded screenplay, Say Nothing, about the untold story of the Italian American experience during World War Two, and won three screenplay awards for his thriller feature script, Sparks. His sci-fi comedy musical Alien Adventure The Adventure won four awards at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. Weekly, Jon teaches the Improvisation Workshop at the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory in NYC.
Eren T. Gibson (Director) received critical recognition for directing Imagine Dat!, and for “Alien Adventure The Adventure”, a sci-fi comedy musical, Winner of 4 awards, MITF, NYC . Other directing credits include Love Creek Productions One Act Play Festival; finalist for Best New Original One Act Short Play Category, “Sex and Sealing Wax,” a solo show written and performed by Romy Nordlinger, Midtown International Theater Festival- (MITF) Short Plays /Solo Shows. Producer, Writer & Performer of “Comedy Isn’t Pretty, Tragedy Isn’t Ugly: 9 Voices From The Feminine Side of Generation X,” a solo show performed in cabarets/clubs in NYC and Tri-State area. Co-Producer, Booker, MC & Performer, “TGIF” (Thank God It’s Friday), weekly comedian and cabaret acts, West End Café Comedy Room. Producer, Booker & MC, “No More Slow Sleepy Sundays”, talent showcase for comedians, singers, poets and spoken word artists La Negrita Bar & Café, UWS, NYC. www.erentgibson.com