Julia Morizawa is primarily an actor and has performed in over 100 film, theatre, television and internet productions throughout her career. Acting highlights include Judas Kiss (feature film), Tied Up (feature film, awarded Best Supporting Actress at the Denver Underground Film Festival, 2004), Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil (television), Star Trek: Odyssey (webseries), Frontier Guard (webseries) and Masha No Home (stage, East West Players). She is currently a member of the professional conservatory at The Second City, Hollywood, where she is studying improvisation and developing a sketch revue.
Julia’s producing and writing credits include Sin & Lyle, a short film which earned her a Best Female Filmmaker nomination at the Action on Film International Film Festival in 2007; and Twenty-Two, a stage play also co-produced by Shaina Vorspan, which premiered at the Knightsbridge Theatre in Los Angeles in 2010. In addition, her first book, Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict is currently available on Amazon, iTunes, and in select bookstores.
JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult) is Julia’s first feature film as an actor/producer, or in which she was responsible for the development of from start to finish. Additional information at: www.juliamorizawa.com.
Shaina Vorspan was born and raised in Suburbia, California, and turned to amateur filmmaking and performing as a way to keep busy and an outlet for her creativity. She earned her B.A. in theatre from the University of California, San Diego where she performed in and helped produce a number of productions. Back in L.A., she continued her love of theatre by becoming an active member of the Knightsbridge Theatre in Silverlake. There, she co-produced and co-starred in Twenty-Two, an original play by Julia Morizawa, along with performing in dozens of shows and co-starring in the award-winning film Redemption, by Knightsbridge Entertainment.
Although she is primarily focused on acting, Shaina enjoys many facets of filmmaking, including writing and editing. JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult), is the love-child between her and Julia Morizawa, and Shaina hopes there are many more to come. She loves seeing a project through from start to finish and looks forward to the next one. Additional information at: www.shainavorspan.com.