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Cast & Crew: Who are we?

Updated: Oct 8, 2017

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 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.


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 upcoming 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 upcoming 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.

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