Mark O’Toole is producer, director and writer whose work has aired on CNN, NY1 and RTE Ireland’s national broadcaster, and played at film festivals across the USA. He co-directed So What’s in Jericho? one of the first films for festival consideration shot on digital video, a format then in its infancy. His articles have appeared in The Irish Times, New York Daily News, Risk Magazine and frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal. Mark is the co-founder of award-winning Storm Theatre company and co-founder of indie rock band, Audio Fiction. He has been covering COVID-19 for his blog www.surrealnyc.com. (his blog is now part of the New York Historical Museum’s first digital collection). His work also features in Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Amy Rice's Broadway Rising, which has its world premiere at The Tribeca Film Festival 2022.
Mark O’Toole got his start working as an assistant director with Oscar winning Director, Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire) on The Miracle.
Mark is an Irish actor based in NY and London. Credits include the recent BBC show seen on Starz The Dublin Murders, he will be seen in 2021 in Red Election starring James D’Arcy and When We Were Men a gender fluid love story in which he plays a priest with a secret. He's cast in the new season of Vikings and the upcoming new Steve Coogan show Chivalry. Past productions have brought him to the Manitoba Theatre Centre in The Tempest, The LA premiere of Howie the Rookie an Irish street fight odyssey and many other productions.
Poet & Multimedia artist
Wang Ping was born in China and came to the U.S. in 1985. Her publications of poetry and prose include American Visa, Foreign Devil, Of Flesh and Spirit, New Generation: Poetry from China Today, Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China, The
Magic Whip, The Dragon Emperor, The Last Communist Virgin, Flashcards: Poems by Yu Jian, Ten Thousand Waves, and Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi (AWP 2017 award for non-fiction). She won the Eugene-Kayden Award for the Best
Book in Humanities and is the recipient of NEA, the Bush Artist Fellowship for poetry, the McKnight Fellowship for non-fiction, and many others. She received her Distinct Immigrant Award in 2014, and Venezuela International Poet of Honor in 2015. She is the
Minnesota Poet Laureate 2021-2023, appointed by International Beat Poetry Foundation.
She’s also a photographer, installation artist and flamenco dancer. Her multi-media exhibitions include “Behind the Gate: After the Flood of the Three Gorges,” “Kinship of
Rivers” at galleries, museums (MoMa NY). She is professor Emerita of English at Macalester College, founder and director of Kinship of Rivers project. www.wangping.com
Sachi is a media Composer, multi-instrumentalist and music producer based in Chennai, TN, India. Trained in the Indian Carnatic music on the Mandolin for over a decade, he performs with various ethnic fusion bands and theater groups across the world. He taught himself the nuances of film music, western music theory, orchestration and electronic music production.
Since 2014, he has worked on numerous projects as a music producer and instrumentalist. He has also assisted various composers in numerous film scores.
Some of his credits include films like Aram, Dheeran. He has also worked on the score and sound design of the multilingual Amazon Prime Children Series - Charlie and Friends.
Sachi is also a live musician and has performed over 1000 concerts all around the world playing the Mandolin. He is also a part of the European Theater spectacle "Bharati 2" as a multi-instrumentalist and has performed in sold out shows in top venues across the world. During the Covid 19 Pandemic, he started his own sample library development under the name Story Audio and his famous Kontakt library "The Lockdown Mandolin" has been downloaded by about 2000+ users world wide.
He is currently working on a handful of film and documentary projects for theatrical/Online release.