Director: Nils Taylor
Producers: Nicole Marie Johnson, Carrie Finklea, Nils Taylor
Writers: Nicole Marie Johnson, Nils Taylor
Cinematographer: John Woodside
Production Designer: Maureen Meenagh
Synopsis: A hiking expedition venturing out into the uncharted wilderness meets tragedy when a group of hunters selects them as prey.
Screening Time: 8:15 pm
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Nicole Marie Johnson as Kat, Co-Writer, Producer & Actor
Nicole Marie Johnson is an actor, writer, and producer. After graduating from the University of
Massachusetts Boston she moved to Los Angeles California to pursue her career as a
filmmaker. Throughout her time in Los Angeles she immersed herself in the world of film.
Nicole has co-written QUARRIES with Nils Taylor and has worked with Nils on numerous
projects such as, LYING FOR A LIVING, Lost Girl, and HEAD ABOVE WATER. She is co-creator,
writer, producer, and lead on the web-series, GIRLS OF WISDOM and #Besties. The comedic
series is currently in negotiations with several production companies.
Yo u c a n a l s o f i n d h e r
playing the leading role in Quarries.
Nils Taylor, Director, Co-Writer & Producer
Nils Taylor graduated with an MFA in film production from Chapman University, where he was
mentored by notable film director John Badham. Nils has traveled the film festival circuit
where his previous short films attracted national and international acclaim, including the
short-film THE FIGHTING KIND, which won the Hatchfest Groundbreaker Award in 2010. His
most recent short, THE LOST GIRL begins its festival tour this summer. QUARRIES will mark his
feature-length directorial debut.
Sara Mornell as Jean, Actor & Co-Producer
Sara Mornell is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s
prestigious acting program has made herself
known in the entertainment industry with over 20 years of
experience as a working actor,
author, producer, director,
and coach. She is well known for her
recurring roles on
Amy and Becker. Additionally, Sara’s credits include People Like Us, Six Feet Under, George
Clooney’s HBO pilot Kilroy, Lie To Me, CSI: NY, Bones, Paranormal Activity, 6 Miranda Drive
with Kevin Bacon and most recently
on the network show Wicked City.
Carrie Finklea as Wren, Actor &Producer
Carrie Finklea is a graduate of Cal State Northridge in TV/Film Production. She has worked in
the entertainment industry from a very young age, starring in ELEPHANT directed by Gus Van
Sant. Recently she worked on SIMON SAYS with Crispen Glover and BEAST MODE with C.
Thomas Howell and James Duval. In 2010, she worked with Breakmedia Productions on several
of their marketing campaigns for Jack Daniels, Pepsi, and the feature film 21 Jump Street.
Carrie has worked as a producer on several projects, most recently she is the co-creator,
writer, producer, and lead of the Webisode GIRLS OF WISDOM and #BESTIES, alongside Nicole
Isaias Garcia - Composer
John Woodside - Director of Photography
Maureen Meenagh - Production Designer