CREW

Jason Eric Perlman

Writer/Director/Editor

An accomplished screenwriter, director, and editor Jason has been working professionally in Hollywood since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2004 with his masters in film production. Threshold marks his award-winning feature directorial debut. Most recently, he won “Best Emerging Artist” at Northern California’s Flixx Fest 2017.

As a working screenwriter, Jason is currently enlisted to rewrite a major Warner Brothers’ property with a two-time Oscar nominated director and veteran producer at the helm. His work has been shepherded by top production companies like New Regency, CBS and William Morris Endeavor with Oscar-nominated stars attached. He’s currently writing a television series with one of the Oscar-nominated producers of The Wolf of Wall Street and one of the Emmy-nominated producers of HBO’s Nightingale. He has been hired to complete rewrites for prominent directors and producers and his past scripts have been recognized as finalists at such prestigious outlets as The PAGE Awards, Slamdance, ISA Emerging Screenwriters, Oaxaca and Writers Boot Camp.

Having just directed several national commercials, Jason keeps his directorial vision sharp. His two previously directed short films have been honored in dozens of international festivals including London’s Raindance, Sarasota, Palm Springs, Seattle, Newport Beach, Quebec and New Filmmakers, LA to name but a few.

William Clevinger

Producer

With over two dozen films produced and many more underway in 2018 including The Rza’s Cut Throat City and Office Uprising, William has established himself as a prolific and savvy producer. Among his long roster of credits are The Curse of Downer’s Grove, scripted by Bret Easton Ellis, and Life at These Speeds.

Starting out with a yen for successful indie features, William’s acumen for producing horrors and thrillers was a perfect fit for Threshold. Initially attracted by the unique quality of the script, Will and Jason worked together for three years to see the film produced.

Elliott Smith

Producer

A producer and entrepreneur, Elliott is a rising star who recently negotiated the $25MM financing deal for the major biopic McQueen for Lake Forest Entertainment. His recent credits include The Brits Are Coming starring Uma Thurman and Sofia Vergara, Jack Goes Home and Rehearsal. His company “Film Wealth” has become a pivotal player in equity financing.

Archstone Distribution

Distribution

A company focused on delivering high quality theatrical films to the world-wide audience, Archstone was founded in 2009 and now has a worldwide output deal with Sony Pictures to handle all of their home entertainment and ancillary rights. Archstone is currently acquiring 20 to 25 films a year to fill their pipeline with Sony, Threshold included! Known and respected as a filmmaker friendly company, Archstone adheres to a policy of open-book accounting and rare transparency. From development to completion, Archstone works closely with filmmakers to deliver their vision to the world.

Brian Outland

Cinematographer

A graduate of the American Film Institute’s Cinematography Program, Brian studied under such notable ASC cinematographers as Stephen Lighthill and Bill Dill. Born and raised in the foothills of Colorado, Brian’s interest in film and storytelling led him to Boston University’s film program, where he shot several high concept shorts. He later moved to New York City and worked as an assistant cameraman for some of the city’s premier cinematographers. While in New York, Outland also served as cinematographer on a number of shorts and music videos and shot his first feature.

Brian strives to find unique ways to showcase his cinematography in every project, all the while putting the story first and foremost in importance as a visual storyteller. Brian and Jason spent many months discussing the aesthetics for Threshold and testing everything from lenses to different strengths of flashlights for specific scenes. He shoots portraiture photography when not behind a motion picture camera.

Lance L. Ziesch

Production Designer

A native of southwestern Kansas, Lance now calls Burbank, California home. He began his film career in 2012 as a production designer for the period horror movie Rabid Love. Threshold marks his second feature film as production designer, although he previously designed a nine-episode TV series entitled Dead Men.

Lance and Jason worked extensively in preproduction to streamline the look of the film. Everything from the color of ant farms to religious figurines was decided before a single frame was shot. Before making the career switch to film, Lance worked in print journalism as a writer, editor and graphic designer for magazines and newspapers in the Midwest. He has also spent several years living overseas in Ukraine and Australia.

James McGillin

VFX Supervisor

James is the founder of TesseLogic, a multi-disciplinary post boutique in Los Angeles, CA creating award winning content for film, broadcast television, live events and online outlets. Whether crafting 3-story high motion design for Jay Z and Imagine Dragons or integrating seamless visual effects into feature films, James brings diverse and extensive experience to every creative endeavor.

His past clients include: Snapchat, Parkwood Entertainment, Moment Factory, Willo Perron, NFL Network, Innocean and others.

CAST

Trilby Glover

Cynthia

A seasoned actor, Trilby is best known for her work in Emmy award-winning miniseries The Starter Wife with Debra Messing and the feature Righteous Kill, in which she acted alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. She was lucky enough to work with Al Pacino again in Sony Pictures’ 88 Minutes. Trilby’s other feature film credits include Keepers, Son of the Mask, And Then There Was You, Needle and The Hannah Anderson Story.

Also active in TV, Trilby is a guest star in season 2 of Fox’s Scream Queens. Formerly, she had a recurring guest star role in Starz’s Crash series, where she had the privilege of working with Academy Award winning director Paul Haggis. She’s appeared on NBC’s The New Normal, ABC’s Mistresses and FOX’s hit show GLEE. She also appeared in Will and Kate for Lifetime as Kate Middleton’s hilarious nemesis.

Originally from Perth, Australia, Trilby graduated from the acclaimed (NIDA) National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and also studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.

Randy Wayne

Aaron

Hailing from Oklahoma, Randy has had a string of notable television roles on series like HBO’s True Blood and opposite Shailene Woodley in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He’s also appeared in The Closer, NCIS, Hot in Cleveland, Numb3rs, The Lying Game, Huff, Jack & Bobby and as a series regular on the ABC sitcom Sons & Daughters.

Also a major presence in film, Randy has starred in more than 40 features including Hellraiser: Judgment. Union Bound, Heart of the Country, Escape Room, Hardflip, #Hold Your Breath and The Freemason. In the studio realm, he’s starred opposite Matthew Modine in 20th Century Fox’s The Trial and has had leading roles in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Honey 2 for Universal, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, and To Save a Life.

Leslie Stevens

The Woman / Carole Audren

Creatively versatile, Leslie moves between acting in film and TV to singing & dancing in Broadway musicals to acting in classic and contemporary plays onstage. She was formerly a soloist in classical and contemporary dance companies, and uses that skill currently in choreography and teaching, while also expanding into writing original librettos for short operas.

Her on-camera work includes the leading lady role in the feature film The Boarder, acknowledged with a Best Actress award at NYLA International Film Festival. It is currently showing on Lifetime – re-titled as Troubled Child. She has worked on many festival-winning short films, including She Who Excels In Solitude and Charlie Thistle for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the Action on Film Festival.  Her TV guest appearances include True Blood, Criminal Minds, Private Practice, The Fosters, Revenge, and a recurring role on the Young & the Restless and Bosch.

In 2016, Leslie performed leading roles in two plays at noted LA theatres, Colony Collapse at Boston Court and Vanya Sonia Masha & Spike at ICT.

Nicholas Oteri

Caleb

Nicholas has entertaining in his genes.  His paternal aunt is SNL’s Cheri Oteri. At only six years old he was already a working actor. Nick can been seen on TV in Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger and Lifetime’s My Haunted House series. His feature film credits include Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, wherein he plays the protagonist’s childhood self. When he’s not acting, Nick loves to play make believe and take care of his dog, Pepper.