MEET THE TEAM
STELLA VELON as the Actress
Stella Velon began her acting career in France when a modeling job brought her to the set of the feature film ‘Vive la Vie’, starring Alexandra Lamy and Didier Bourdon. She went on to study at the prestigious Cours Viriot in Paris before moving to New York where she enrolled as a full-time student at the HB Studio. While still in drama school, Stella made her debut in a leading role in the independent feature ’Shutterbug’ which premiered at Cinema Village NY. There, she continued to model and take jobs in theater, film, and television.
Some of Velon’s film and TV credits include ’Baskets’, ‘Gossip Girl’, ’Hoppus on Music’, ‘Men in Black 3’, among others. She is fluent in English and French and has been told to be a chameleon. Stella currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
ALAN SMYTH as the Interviewer
Alan Smyth was born, grew up and went to drama school (in that order) in Ireland. He worked in every major theatre in the country, mainly the prestigious Gate, Abbey and Gaiety Theatres, appearing in many classic works such as ‘Hamlet’, ‘King Lear’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Salome’ and ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’. He was a series regular for 5 years on Ireland’s longest-running TV show, ‘Fair City’.
Since moving to the US in 2006, he has worked mostly in TV, with recurring roles on shows such as ‘Person’s Unknown’, ‘Children’s Hospital’, ’The Last Ship’, ’The Middleman’, ‘NCIS’, along with many other guest appearances on shows that include ‘Castle’, ‘CSY:NY’, ‘Leverage’, ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’. He has appeared in several movies including ‘The Outfield’ and can be seen next in the movie ‘Poor Behavior’, written and directed by Theresa Rebeck, which is released on May 27th.
He can be heard narrating a number of audio books on Amazon and Audible.
TODD KARNER as the DIRECTOR
Todd began studying acting over 20 years ago while pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Theater at Minnesota State University in Mankato. During the course of his studies, he found that on top of a passion for acting, he had a natural talent for phonetics and accents. After receiving his degree in 2001, he moved to Ireland, where he was involved in multiple theatrical productions including playing the lead in the Irish premier of Tennessee William’s “Not About Nightingales.” He was able to hone his skills even further when he opened a theater company, About Face, in Ireland. For the past eleven years, he has been living in Los Angeles doing what he loves, performing on camera and doing voice over, and teaching acting as well as accents and accent reduction.