Mike has been a visual storyteller through his company Belief directing national commercials and short form content. Mike has been honored at many festivals around the world. ONE is his first feature film.
Lauren is a first time filmmaker and a writer. She’s interested in projects that create an environment of empathy and speak to our shared human experience. She lives in Los Angeles.
Dawn is the Executive Director of the Spring Green Educational Foundation, where she entered into the role of producer for the film. Having a son who battles addiction, she had no idea what she was about to embark on.
Amy leads the Spring Green Educational Foundation as the Board President and served as Executive Producer for the film. However she credits her experience of doing life with these stars in recovery where a new family community has been created as one of her favorite labors of love.
Josh Nagel is a cinematographer based in Ohio, specializing in commercials, live events, and documentaries. He’s been producing videos for over 8 years and his greatest passion is telling emotion driven stories
Andrew Skrabutenas is a composer based in Los Angeles, California and has provided music for numerous independent and feature films, as well as for television, video games, and music libraries. After graduating from U.C. Irvine, he spent many years at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions, working with Emmy-winning composer Jim Dooley on such projects as TNT’s The Last Ship, FX’s Wilfred, Nickelodeon’s Splitting Adam, Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. In addition to ONE, Andrew’s recent credits include scoring PBSKids’s Splash and Bubbles, Lifetime’s Psycho Granny, and Netflix’s Shattered Memories.
Tess is a Los Angeles-based writer/producer of both live action and documentary films. Her educational film, Chasing Hope: Solving the Opioid Crisis, which was also funded by Spring Green Educational Foundation, helped to launch this movie. Her upcoming film explores an African sacred plant medicine and its potential to heal trauma.
Turning to the streets for his survival, Tito became a “hustler,” and started selling and using drugs at a very young age. Despite his gift of music that earned him a Grammy for his role in the band Loz Chavolozz, he lost it all to addiction after the death of his sister due to an overdose.
After nearly being killed by her pimp, Nicole’s home was raided and it was then she decided her only chance to survive was to turn herself in for incarceration.
Belinda believed she had given her daughter Nicole, everything she needed for a healthy life. After a tragic accident occurred,
Belinda was horrified and embarrassed when she discovered her daughter had become addicted to heroin.
Once Sabina’s father was incarcerated for murder, she took on the role of caretaker for her siblings. Sadly, she lost one sister due to addiction and was present when her brother, Tito, overdosed.