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      From left to right: Holly, Cleo, Julie, Antoine all holding up our lovely director, Chloe.

From left to right: Holly, Cleo, Julie, Antoine all holding up our lovely director, Chloe.


CHLOE SARBIB: (Creator, Writer, Director) 

Chloe is a writer-director living in Brooklyn and working for director Tanya Wexler (HYSTERIA). She currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. Previously, she worked on the feature film THE MEND (2014) starring Josh Lucas. She also directed the short film MOON YALE (2012), which was shown at Yale University's Commencement exercises and has since shown and won prizes at film festivals around America. Her senior thesis film, SNIP (2012), was adapted from an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story and won Honorable Mention for both the Lamar Prize and the Pearson Prize at Yale University. She was also in a girlband in college.

CLEO HANDLER: Creator, Writer, Actress (Mia)  

Cleo Handler is an actress, writer, and lyricist in Brooklyn, NY. After attending Yale University for Theater Studies and Psychology, she studied acting with Bill Esper at the William Esper Studio and became a member of the Advanced BMI Lehman-Engel workshop for musical theater songwriting. She has written several original full-length plays and musicals, including “Glass Act” and “From the Fire,” and has recently acted in projects such as the sitcom “Honest Living” and the upcoming TNT series “Public Morals” (Barbara - recurring). 


Since graduating from Vanderbilt University and moving to New York in 2011, Holly has held an array of jobs in the film industry. She began her career in publicity at Sony Pictures Classics and then transitioned to film development to work as an assistant for the feature film director Tanya Wexler (HYSTERIA). Currently, Holly works at SALTY Features and is a co-producer on the documentary feature film (DIS)HONESTY - THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES which is to be released this year. Holly also recently started Lunamax Films, which develops and produces both narrative and documentary, short and feature films. 

ANTOINE COMBELLES: Director of Photography

Antoine is a photographer and director living in NY. After traveling and working as a photographer and visual artist for several years, he decided to go back to school and study film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  In France, he works with a collective of photographers and cultural activists called Le Collectif ISO.  His work can be found online at

Just another lovely day on set 

Just another lovely day on set 

JULIE SHAIN: Actress (Charlie)

Julie is an actress, writer, and tutor living in New York City. She's written humor pieces for various sites including The New Yorker's daily humor blog, CollegeHumor, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She's acted in sketches and shorts across the web, and currently spends a good portion of her time tutoring a handful of lovely young city slickers and studying Yiddish.

SARAH ROSEN: Actress (Ava)

Sarah is an actress and writer living in Brooklyn. She wrote, directed and acted in the short film Food of Love, that has toured film festivals around the world. Her Jewish comedy blog Porn4Jews ( is turning into a book, Kosher Porn, that will be published in September. She recently graduated from the two-year Meisner acting program at the William Esper Studio, where she studied under Bill Esper. 



BRAD DOURIF: Actor (Larry)

Brad is the recipient of the Golden Globe Award as well as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of “Billy Bibbitt” in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He also received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as “Doc Cochran” in the HBO series Deadwood. Born and raised in West Virginia, he came to New York in his teens and worked with Marshall Mason and Lanford Wilson at the Circle Repertory Company. Other notable films include Wiseblood, DuneMississippi Burning and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Brad is also the voice of the infamous doll, “Chucky,” in the Child's Play horror film series. Television credits include Criminal MindsWilfred, Psych, Fringe, Law and Order, The X-Files and more. At Columbia University, Brad spent several years teaching young directors how to work with actors.


Self-Driven.  MotivatedLimitless.  These are the key elements of Devale Edward Ellis. Born and raised in the notorious borough of Brooklyn, NY to a working middle class family, he learned that hard work was the key to success.  His climb from an accelerated and exceptional High School athlete to a NFL Wide Receiver now only seems to be the beginning of his story.  From there he transitioned into Broadcast Journalism,Entrepreneurship and Acting.  With Devale Edward Ellis, there are no ceilings.


LAURA MCDONALD: Actress (Heather) 

Laura is an actress and comedian living in Los Angeles. She is currently studying acting at the William Esper Studio. You may have seen her on 30 Rock or around the interwebs doing her spot-on impression of actress Kristen Stewart with the sketch comedy channel BarelyPolitical. You can also see her stand-up on her own channel ( Other recent credits include the webseries The Happiest People in New York and the short film In The Dark. She is so excited to be a part of Young Like Us, and - as always - would love to thank her family and friends for their never ending support. NDBT. 

JACOB PAUL: Score Composer 

Jacob is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and music producer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has led multiple national tours as a bandleader and composer, and has worked with artists ranging from Marc Gould to Sesame Street. He recently scored the feature-film Muckland, and is a member of the folk-rock band ODELL. He studied trumpet and piano at Julliard before receiving his BA from Yale in 2013.