Melissa Lozoff has worked for over 20 years in film, television and theater. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and worked for years in Hollywood as a professional actress, before moving to North Carolina. While in L.A. Melissa booked roles in soap operas, TV shows, films, music videos and numerous commercials. Now in North Carolina Melissa continues to act professionally focusing mostly on TV and film, though can be seen on occasion in local theater. Melissa is also the host of an upcoming PBS show that will begin airing in 2016. In 2001 Melissa founded Movie Makers, an organization dedicated to helping children and teens create art through film and theater! IMDB PAGE: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0860493/ WEBSITE: melissalozoff.com
Josh Lozoff began acting on stage at the age of nine, here in the Triangle. In his teens he began working in front of the camera as the film industry developed Wilmington, NC. After high school, Josh moved to Hollywood and continued his career, working steadily on TV and film for seven more years before moving with Melissa back to his hometown.
Eliza Farren has been in love with acting and film making ever since she starred in her first Movie Makers film at age eleven. She took classes from Melissa. After graduating from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Eliza took a year to work as a professional actress in film and theater before moving back to North Carolina to earn her undergraduate degree.
Raven has been a student at Movie Makers for over 10 years, and is a founding member of Movie Makers professional teen acting company, Studio A. Acting has always been Ravens passion, but working with Melissa gave her the skills to turn it into a career. She is now a busy working actress, booking roles in projects such as Tammy, (along side Melissa McCarthy and Dan Aykroyd) a featured role in Sleepy Hollow, and many other films, series, and commercials. Raven also recently stared as Helen, in the Pilot episode of "Helen, sweetheart of the internet". Raven is just as passionate about teaching as she is about acting. She started teaching with Melissa several years ago. She has formed many wonderful bonds with the students at Movie Makers, and loves helping them explore and grow.