MICHAEL LEWIS FOSTER | director
Michael is a filmmaker with over 25 years of experience. He began his professional career working behind the camera on the TV shows Silk Stalkings and Renegade, and the Showtime movie The Tiger Woods Story. He has shot and edited videos for Sony, Marvel, Petco, X-Factor, Taylor Guitars, Wrangler Jeans, IMDb and TCL, and worked directly with clients that include LL Cool J, Gwen Stefani, Jenny McCarthy, Simon Cowell and Kevin Smith. He was recently nominated for Best Editing by the HorrorHaus and Oceanside Film Festivals for the 2022 award-winning short film, Black Creek Trail, which is currently in development as a feature film.
To Fall In Love is Michael’s debut feature film.
JENNIFER LANE | writer
Jennifer writes plays, books, poems, and essays. Her work has appeared in The Mothership, Aberrant Tales, The Dionysian, Women in Theatre Magazine, Sisyphus Quarterly, HowlRound, and The Bayou Magazine. Jenny’s play Harlowe was developed under the mentorship of Sarah Ruhl, won the Alec Baldwin Fellowship at Singers Forum, and was a Finalist for the 2015 Humanitas/ CTG Playwriting Prize. Her dramatic writing is represented by Amy Wagner of Abrams Artists Agency. Jenny holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
To Fall In Love is Jennifer’s debut feature film.
ELLIE ANN FENTON | director of photography
Raised in the desert of West Texas, Ellie developed a passion for cinematography at UT Austin as a Longhorn. She came into her own as a cinematographer and storyteller at the American Film Institute. Ellie strives to be a continuous learner, explorer, artist and collaborator. Her work reflects the story and experiences of all that is around us. Her recent films Running with Beto, Mercy Black and Back Fork are currently available on streaming platforms. In addition to cinematography, Ellie is a camera operator, working on such notable shows as True Detective and The Rookie. Ellie is forever grateful to be doing what she does.
WENDY GILLESPIE / STARHAWK PRODUCTIONS | producer
San Diego-based Broadway producer Wendy Gillespie brings stories to light and cultivates imagination and empathy. Wendy has co-produced Come From Away (Olivier Award Best Musical 2019 and Tony nominee), The Kite Runner (2022), Diana the Musical (2020-21), and Allegiance, a New Musical (2015-16). Wendy has several upcoming projects in development: The Outsiders, Working Girl ,The Secret Life of Bees, and Sinatra. Wendy is a member of the Broadway League, NAMT and a former trustee of the La Jolla Playhouse.
To Fall In Love is Wendy’s debut feature film.
BETH GALLAGHER | actor (Merryn)
Beth got her start on stage before transitioning to film, and her most celebrated roles to date are Younger Elizabeth Law in Andrew Bovell’s When The Rain Stops Falling at Cygnet Theatre and Kayleen in Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries with Max Fischer Players. Beth graduated from a two-year Meisner/Chekhov integrated training program and has a Master’s Degree in Acting from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. While at RCS, Beth also completed intensive training at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. She originated the role of Merryn and is based in Los Angeles.
ERIC CASALINI | actor (Wyatt)
After living too long non-creatively, Eric began to train as an actor, learning it’s better to listen than to speak. He graduated from the same two-year Meisner/Chekhov training program as Beth and is currently training at the Ruskin School in Meisner. His most notable roles are Tommy in the “real” west-coast premiere of Ironbound at Moxie Theatre, Johnny Cantone in 1940s Radio Hour at New Village Arts, Peter in the much-anticipated bluegrass musical satire movie Paradise: A Town of Sinners & Saints, and in the political thriller, 88, which screened at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.
ROBIN WYNN | musician
A Virginia native, Robin spent much of her childhood in the woods with a good book where she sang as loud as she could to anyone who would listen, mainly trees. She started a band that toured the east coast for several years, and her music appeared on the CW’s One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries and Bob Boilen’s NPR show, All Songs Considered. She is raising a family in Charlottesville, VA, where she writes eco-fiction young adult novels and short stories based in a cemetery. Her day job focuses on food insecurity for homebound citizens.
ALEX McDANIEL | composer
Born in Seattle, raised in Southern California with time spent in both Chicago and Los Angeles, Alex has been composing original music since childhood across a variety of genres and styles. Half Chilean and half Irish, he grew up listening to international folk music and was involved in theater and musical productions, adding to his influences for writing multilayered, emotional music. Alex has written original music for podcasts, short films, feature-length films, motion graphics, and a collection of live theater projects. Composing for To Fall In Love was an honor and a dream come true. Currently, Alex is working on compiling and releasing two official motion picture soundtracks and two albums of original work, spanning genres from electronic symphonic explorations to modern folk songs.