NATURAL INSEMINATION

A SHORT FILM BY CROSBY SELANDER

Creative Team

Crosby Selander

Writer/Director

Crosby Selander (writer / director) is a Los Angeles based filmmaker. He received a double BA from New York University in Dramatic Literature and Economics, and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University where he was the recipient of a Shubert Fellowship. His films include Natural Insemination (2015), You, Me Beijing? (2014), and Pittsburgh Frank (2012). Natural Insemination premiered at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and has been accepted to twenty film festivals to date. “You, Me, Beijing,” won the 2013 Beijing International Screenwriting Competition which included a grant to make the film in Beijing in collaboration with Chinese filmmakers. His corporate video work includes clients such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and OPM’s Oxford Policy Fellowship. He’s been featured in Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, and China Daily, among others.

Max Montel

Producer

Max Montel is a graduate of Harvard, where he began working with James Carmichael, and the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, where he began his partnership with Crosby Selander, collaborating on the teleplay Crossroads Cafe. He is currently working with HFC Pictures on the documentary One More Round and short film Detka. Previously he was associate producer on the pilotJojo. He has also worked with filmmaker Jonathan Berman on People of Earth, and producers Michael Tollin, Ben Spector, Kim Zubick, Rock Shaink, Lisa Albright, and Arielle Tepper.

 

Catherine Wolf

Producer

Catherine Wolf produced the short film Counterfeiters, which was selected for the 2013 Cannes Short Corner as well as Reclamation, which took home Best Director and the Student Choice award at the 2012 Film Outside the Frame Festival. Her graduate thesis film The Captain was awarded the 2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Grant. Catherine is a proud MFA graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and currently works for 20th Century Fox.

 

Mark Bade

Producer, "Glenn"

Mark Bade started his career performing with the infamous comedy theater The Second City. From there he entered the world of commercial acting and digital filmmaking with his popular Youtube channel Third String Kicker. He recently wrote a novel, Glorify the Girl, which is available on Amazon.

Ronen Landa

Composer

Ronen Landa was named a Sundance Institute Fellow in 2011 and a Vilcek Foundation New American Filmmaker in 2012, Landa’s music has accompanied award-winning films at Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, SXSW and other festivals around the globe. He has contributed music to numerous television programs and also composes for video games and the concert hall. Landa’s debut film music compilation album, Picturebooks features collaborations with Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event, Emily and Julia Bruskin of the Claremont Trio, Lev Zhurbin of Ljova and the Kontraband, and Malian kora virtuoso Yacouba Sissoko. The album features Landa’s own performances on guitar, mandolin, and oud (Arabic lute).

Meet the Cast

Eric Price

"David"

Eric Price is an actor, comedian and voice actor based out of Los Angeles. He can be seen on shows such as Key and Peele, Breaking Bad, Reno 911, and he was a series regular in the last season of MADtv. Eric jumped at the chance to work with Crosby on his first short film and was lucky enough to work with his counterpart Jenny Flack on Natural Insemination. Eric can be seen (or heard) improvising on stages all across Los Angeles and in numerous voice-overs for commercials, film, and television.

Jennifer Flack

"Heather"

 

James Carmichael

"Johan"

James Carmichael is a graduate of LAMDA, Harvard, and the University of Chicago. Favorite roles include Marc Antony for The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare Live!, John in Robert Wolstenhome’s production of Bash: Latter-Day Plays, and a pit of snakes in Emily Carmichael’s breakout web series, The Adventures of Ledo and Ix. He is so grateful for the chance to explore the issues of this film with the delicate, human touch they require.

 

Jessica Richards

"Natasha"

Born in NYC and raised in NC, Jessica is a classically trained actor with a BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts with a background in film, musical theatre, comedy, and Shakespeare. Apprentice with Williamstown Theatre Festival and proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA, she is represented by Bresler-Kelly and Associates, and currently studying with the BGB Studio. She can next be seen in the feature Opening Night with Cheyenne Jackson and Anthony Rapp in February 2015.

 

Dan Kinsella

"Dr. Reynolds"

Dan Kinsella moved to New York City from CT over 25 years ago to study acting (Meisner). After 12 years performing in stage productions and several student and independent films, he relocated to LA. Film credits include leads in The Red Ace Cola Project, Cha Zhen, and The Whore of Mensa as well as supporting roles in several others. Television credits include Men of a Certain Age, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order LA, Eli Stone, and Rules of Engagement among others. LA Stage appearances include Glory Pie at the Coronet Theatre, How to Feel Safe in the Suburbs at Los Angeles Theatre Center, and more along with countless variety and sketch shows.

NATURAL INSEMINATION

A SHORT FILM BY CROSBY SELANDER