Prior to making Panic Nation, Adams traveled to various film festivals with the multi-award-winning, feature-length documentary Torn from the Flag, on which he was Associate Producer. He has produced, directed, and edited various other independent films, documentaries, and television projects that include the following: It Hurts to be a Rebel (about Los Angeles gang members and their body art), Max (about a homeless youth living on the streets of Southern California), the award-winning short film Dead World (IFILM Halloween Pick), Gems (Torrance Cable Television Best Short nominee), and the cable program Clubs and Entertainment – AIDS Project L.A.
As a theatrical producer and director of dozens of projects in Los Angeles and New York, Adams was one of five directors nominated for Best Director from over 90 participants at the SpotLight On Festival in New York. His cast for The Insanity of Mary Girard went on to win the Best Ensemble Cast Award. Other plays include the following: The Boys Next Door (Drama-Logue Best Ensemble Award), Fool for Love (two Torry Awards - Best Play, Best Supporting Actor), the West Coast premiere of the Hercule Poirot mystery Black Coffee, and the critically-acclaimed Love Letters, starring Broadway and television star, Marion Ross.
Ferranti began working on the project in April 2008 assisting with administration, research, and pre-production duties. She has continued her dedication by assisting on set as the project has progressed from pre-production to production. Ferranti has a degree from Heritage College and recently graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Kovacs was born in Hungary and immigrated to the U.S. at age 18. She directed, produced and wrote the story of her multi-award-winning feature-length documentary film Torn from the Flag, which was submitted for the Oscar® competition. Also, Kovacs has garnered several awards as an actress, most recently the Spotlight On Festival Award in New York for her star turn in The Insanity of Mary Girard. She acted in the film In-Between, which was selected for the 53rd Cannes Film Festival's Univers Elle 2000 program. She co-authored two Hungarian-language books and is currently writing the screenplay for her next fiction film. Kovacs is also in high demand as a consultant for independent film projects.
Hulett is a Southern California Native and has worked in film and television production for the past 20 years. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including an Emmy Award for the PBS series, "Physical Anthropology: The Evolving Human." She is also a writer and popular newspaper columnist. Hulett hosts the Pet Place Radio Show on the Los Angeles radio station KGIL AM / KKGO FM. You can also hear her podcast on iTunes. She is happily married to her partner Jeff Isbell, they have five children, three cats and a bird.
Also an Emmy Award winner, Isbell grew up in Westminster, CA playing guitar and bass in numerous bands and began producing various music videos as well as commercials for a prominent advertising firm. He later joined an award-winning PBS documentary production team where he composed music scores and served as audio engineer and video editor. He later taught video production at Santa Ana College and Audio at Chapman University. After meeting his wife Marie, he began working with her on numerous animal-related TV series. Jeffrey served as the Director of Community Education and Outreach for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County where he produced self-help videos that assist low-income families and individuals with legal problems, health care issues, and taxes. He also creates animation for various productions and has received many awards for his work.
Alvarado, born in West Texas, is an exceptional college student who is now entering the world of Spanish media through Panic Productions. She has achieved her Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies and will continue her education at the University of Central Oklahoma in the fall. Yareni’s knowledge of the issues discussed in this film is vast; simply due to the personal nature and impact the issues have had on her own life.