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 Pride and prejudice, cut

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 6:15pm

Program #13

An American production company is producing a film version of the timeless Jane Austen story, "Pride and Prejudice". Sparks fly when a theatrical, classically trained British actor, playing Mr Darcy, is to play opposite an Elizabeth Bennet, who is popular American internet star.

Meet the filmmakers

WRITER - Erin Murphy West

DIRECTOR - Michael Kampa

PRODUCER - Elizabeth Snoderly






Michael Kampa—Director

Michael Kampa, born in Hastings, MN, is a director, writer and editor. After directing a number of short films and television series, Michael directed and edited his debut feature film, the romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice, Cut, in 2018. Since then, Michael has gone on to direct the holiday comedy Christmas Break-In, the romantic comedy Law of Attraction and the psychological thriller Angels Prayer.

Erin Murphy West—Writer

Erin Murphy West is a writer/actor whose work has been featured on Lifetime. She has recently co-written a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and is currently working on a feature comedy set in the world of competitive Irish dance. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Lexi Giovagnoli—Kate

Lexi Giovagnoli was born in  Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and moved to Pawley’s Island, South Carolina at 7 years old.  She was trained hard daily after school in dance classes and she loved musical theatre and being on the stage.   She landed her first lead role of Roxie in the production of Chicago, while in college. Her first major role in a film was the role of Emma in “3 Times A Charm”, and she later went on to star in movies such as the UP channel’s “A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale” and “Accidentally Engaged”,  as well as the Lifetime movies, “Honeymoon From Hell” and “The Suicide Note”. She excited to have the chance to work on in a film based off of Pride and Prejudice, which has always been one of her favorite stories. In all her projects, she has felt fortunate to have the honor of working with some amazing and talented artists.

David Witts—Liam

David Witts originally hails from Essex and studied at the National Youth Theatre.

He is best known for playing "Joey Branning" on the popular, longrunning BBC drama series, Eastenders.  For that role, David was awarded "Best Newcomer" at the National Television Awards and the TV Choice Awards in 2012.

David followed up his work on Eastenders with the critically acclaimed production of the musical, HAIRSPRAY, as "Link Larkin," for the Curve Theatre in Leicester.  He traveled to Florence, South Carolina to fill the shoes of Liam in “Pride and Prejudice, Cut” and later went to back to London to play the role of “Fiyero”, in the award winning musical, WICKED, at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Elizabeth Snoderly—-Producer

Elizabeth is not only a producer, but an anesthesiologist.  Elizabeth initially became exposed to production in 2006 when she helped out on an educational TV show.  She was fortunate enough to be mentored by some amazing professionals in the business, and she later had her own idea for a TV show which was inspired by her children, and led to the production and syndication of an educational TV series called “Passport to Explore”.  She later ventured out to do a film, 3 Times a Charm, with the help of a female producer Nikki Love.  She has continued to produce additional films and even started a graduate program at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco in TV and Film. Elizabeth has always loved the classic story of Pride and Prejudice, and so she wrote the story of Pride and Prejudice, Cut, but she knew that she needed a talented writer who would have to be a big Jane Austen fan, like herself, to do the story justice. She was thrilled to find Erin, who shared her passion and had a collaborative nature. She hopes to be a part of more amazing projects like these in the future.  

Justina Biosah—Sophie

Justina Biosah was born and raised in North London, England.  She developed a love for the arts at six years old, after watching a Bollywood movie. At the age of eight she started taking part in school talent shows and competitions grabbing the attention of her drama school teacher. After school Justina attended a musical theatre school where she auditioned and landed roles in plays and musicals in London's West end. After two years as a stage actor Justina wanted to work in Film and TV and there was only one place on her mind...Hollywood. Since arriving In Los Angeles, Justina has booked roles in feature films and TV shows.  She has hosted shows at the Cannes Film Festival and she has modeled for both print and runway work for clothing brands.