Who are we?

Meet the cast & crew.

We are a bit of a wild bunch but never the less, we give you the group of talented individuals who made Elephants possible.

Alex Hanno:


Alex attended Tufts University where he received a BA in English and served on The Tufts Daily Newspaper as Editor for the Film and Television beats. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting full time and worked as a script reader for Broad Green Pictures. He has since written and produced a number of short films, including The Chameleon and Between, along with receiving acclaim for his coming of age script, Fairly Certain and his independently produced, award winning television pilot, Served. Recently, Alex co-created the comedy web-series Leading Lady, in addition to writing and directing Elephants.

Samuel Lancaster: 
Director of Photography/Producer.

Sam, born in Hong Kong and raised in the Cayman Islands, is a Cinematographer based in Sydney, graduating from the University of Sydney with a degree in Economics. He began filming for fashion campaigns, winning an American Movie Award for his work on the Circle Park’s Stockton Campaign. From there, he was accepted into the Australian Cinematographer’s Society and has since worked as 1st AC for Martin McGrath ACS on the short Red Room, director of photography for the music video “Stoned” – feat. Post Malone and Diplo - and co-owns the production company, Blackridge Studios. In addition to his work on Elephants, Sam recently served as DP on the feature film, Kairos, written and directed by Paul Barakat. 

Luca Malacrino:
Lee Riley/Producer

Luca began training at the Actor’s Workshop in his hometown of Cardiff, Wales before completing a degree in Acting for Stage, T.V. & Film at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. Within the last year, Luca secured roles on Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, starring alongside actor Paul Sorvino, and on Grey's Anatomy across from Ellen Pompeo. In addition, he worked with The Godfather’s Francis Ford Coppola in Distant Vision and both co-produced and starred in the award winning TV dramedy pilot, Served. Alongside starring in Elephants, Luca served as one of the head producers. He was also recently awarded the honor of joining the BAFTA Newcomers Academy in Los Angeles.

Allison Blaize: 
Kate Caldwell.

Allison is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where she received a BA in Theater and a BS in Psychology. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to train at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy and since then, has been an active part of the LA theater community, working with the Robey Theater Co. and premiering in two shows with The Road Theater Co.: The Play About the Baby for its LA premiere and Stupid Kid for its world premiere. This past year, alongside co-starring in Elephants, Allison played one of the lead roles in the award winning dramedy TV pilot, Served.

Lauren J. Kelly: 
Sandra Caldwell-Durkey.

Lauren was raised in San Francisco and spent much of her youth acting in plays and musicals throughout the Bay Area, prompting her to pursue acting full time upon graduating from Arizona State University. After studying at Playhouse West, John Kirby Study and ALW Studio, Lauren signed with Beth Stein Agency and Van Johnson Management Company. Since then, she has appeared in commercials for Twitter and Build-A-Bear, alongside landing a lead role in Elephants and co-developing the upcoming pilot, Abroad.

Nathan Shaw: 
John Caldwell-Durkey.

Nathan began his career in entertainment training in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Phil Winston’s TheatreWorks in his home of England before moving to Japan to dance for Disney. Afterwards, he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles to pursue acting. Since graduating, he has worked with Emmy Award Winner Eilliott Williams and AFI’s Matthew Lee on the indie feature, City of Dogs along with starring in the hit web-series, Bluffside Drive and featuring in Elephants.

Chris Jones: 
Chuck Sullivan.

Chris was born and raised in Lebanon, Oregon and at the age of 15, went on the road to pursue stand-up comedy, eventually landing in Los Angeles. From there, his passion for acting evolved and began starring in short films whilst studying in the city. Eventually, he would pair with mentor and acting coach Adam Lazarre White and since then has gone on to star in two feature films, including Elephants.