Self Tape
short film

Cast & Crew

Sam Kressner, Writer-Director

Sam is an L.A. based writer-director who began his career in the New York independent film scene. Upon graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he worked under the tutelage of producer Sirad Balducci on a host of independent films which premiered at both the Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

A screenwriter by trade, Kressner is currently in pre-production on his first feature film, Light On Broken Glass, directed by Isabel Coixet (Elegy) and starring Academy Award Nominee Patricia Clarkson. He recently optioned his first television pilot to Ingenious Media (Wind River) and has multiple feature films in various stages of development.

Self Tape is his directorial debut. For details and Vimeo password information, please contact Sam at

Martha Magruder, Actor

An actress and producer in Los Angeles. Magruder played the role of Elaine in the production of The Graduate starring Melanie Griffith and recently recurred on David E. Kelley’s Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton.  Magruder acted in and produced the feature, Sleep Away, starring Jim O’Heir, Missi Pyle and Naomi Grossman. Prior to that, she produced and acted in the western feature, Five Grand, starring Eric Roberts.  Magruder received her BFA in Theatre Performance at Chapman University.

Grayson Low, Actor

An actor born and raised in Colorado, Low moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in a host of award winning shorts, including Get Home Safe, directed by L.P. Dohi. He also starred in Vimeo Short of the Week’s Selection, Writer’s Workshop, directed by Ryan Francis Johnson. Recently, Low has appeared on stage in Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane and Stephen Belber’s Tape.

Jordan Jacinto, Producer

Originally from Long Island, New York, Jordan Jacinto studied screenwriting and acting at Chapman University before developing his first screenplay with mentorship from Academy Award Nominee, Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx TaleBullets Over Broadway). 

In 2017, Jacinto wrote and directed the proof of concept short film, The Dishwasher, which has been accepted as an Official Selection at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival and the 2018 BendFilm Festival. The film is inspired by true events and follows a young family thrown into upheaval after receiving a sinister message from the local cartel in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. 

During the summer of 2018, Jacinto released a short film in association with STUTTERHEIM Rain Coats entitled, Beneath The Jacarandas. Jacinto continues to develop the feature-length version of The Dishwasher, along with other projects.

Aaron Seller, Cinematographer

A Chapman University graduate, Aaron Seller is a Cinematographer currently residing in Los Angeles. He recently completed on principal photography as a director of photography on his first narrative feature film, Like Love (2019). When not working, he enjoys taking photos and traveling. You can find samples of his work at

Brett Holman, Editor

Brett Holman hails from Vermont and has been interested in filmmaking from an early age. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he worked in the arena of independent film distribution before earning his MFA in film production with an editorial emphasis at USC. He currently works in post production in Los Angeles.

Nicholas Jacobson-Larson, Composer

Nicholas Jacobson-Larson is a Los Angeles based composer, conductor, and orchestrator who has written music for feature films, television, and the concert hall.

Jacobson-Larson composed the score for the documentary, Rwanda and Juliet, recorded at Warner Bros. Eastwood Stage. As a conductor, Jacobson-Larson has led several concerts, revues, recording sessions, and theatrical productions, including the musical The Light in the PiazzaLes Miserables and West Side Story. He was recently conducted on 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give

Anna Wozniewicz, Sound Design

Anna Wozniewicz is a sound designer and co-founder of Noctvrnal, a company specializing in spatial sound design for virtual/augmented reality and installations. Though she is currently between the entertainment and immersive tech fields, Anna is a filmmaker and storyteller at heart, passionate about creating unique auditory worlds and transporting audiences into alternate realities through sound.