Polly: Faye Jackson
Faye began her career onstage in regional theatre, followed by theatre in New York and Los Angeles, all the while dabbling in film and TV. Other film work includes Divergent, The Life and Death of Julian Finn, Lowand Your Name Here. Faye’s TV and web series work include Without a Trace, The Record Keeper and Cell Phone Intervention. New York and LA Theatre roles include Jean in the LA Hit The Laughing Cow, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Isabella in Measure for Measure, April in Savage in Limbo, Arkadina in The Chekhov Machine, Elektra in Songs of Joy and Destitution, Marcoline in Casanova, Irene Livingston in Light Up the Sky, Kate in Sylvia, Duckling Smith in Our Country’s Good, Mrs. Martin in The Bald Soprano, Strega Thundridge in Shaw’s The Music Cure and Sally in the NY premiere of Tissue.
Birdie: Isabella Schloss
Isabella Schloss graduated from the B.F.A. program at USC for Acting in 2014. During her time at school she acted in numerous performances and her senior year produced and starred in The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman. Upon graduating Isabella has played Juliet in an adapted Romeo&Juliet, acted in a feature film written and produced by fellow USC grads, and explored the future of mixed media with Virtual Reality acting at USC’s World Building Media Lab. Currently she works at 5D Global Studios, working for production designer and worldbuilder Alex McDowell and his team in delivering the stories of the future.
Dad – Vincent Pinto
Wildlife Biologist (B.S. University of Montana), Ethnobotanist (M.A. Prescott College), Bird Guide, Astronomer, and passionate Conservationist Vincent Pinto, teaches diverse audiences via Naturalist Saunters, Wilderness Treks, Field Trips, Workshops, Lectures, & live Demonstrations. Vincent is also an expert Wilderness Survival Instructor, empowering others with the knowledge to thrive in the wilderness and survive various calamities. Vincent has been teaching, promoting Conservation, and conducting wildlife studies around the country since 1987. In addition, Vincent has been involved with a number of TV and filming projects. He has appeared both on-screen and helped as an expert Consultant, Site Fixer, and Props Man behind the scenes. Vincent enjoyed playing Ben, his alter-ego villain, in the current production as a means to raise awareness and promote Conservation of the Sky Islands.
Vincent and his wife, Claudia own and run RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS, a Nature Adventure and Conservation organization in Arizona’s Sky Islands. Based at beautiful 42-acre Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary by Patagonia Lake, they host a wide range of exciting classes and workshops, offering luxury eco-lodging at their unique Safari Tented Camp. Visit them at one of their 2 Nature Sanctuaries – by Patagonia Lake and in the Chiricahua Mountains. For information on Lodging or classes, please visit: www.ravensnatureschool.org.
Craig – Galen Englund
I am a global citizen researching policies for human security, conflict mitigation and societal recovery afterwards. An avid adventurer, my cross-cultural interests have taken me to 45+ countries—and I have whistled in every one. I’m currently in the second year of the Mundus MAPP program at IBEI in Barcelona, Spain, after spending my first year at Budapest’s Central European University. My current work centers on migration-oriented projects that bridge NGOs, academia, and media. Acting allows me to engage creatively with social issues and express my hope for the potential of change.