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Award Winning Writer/Producer/Director
Marc Clebanoff, a graduate of the USC School of Cinema/Television, began his career at 20th Century Fox Television before moving onto a feature development position at USA Films (now Focus Features) under the award winning director of Nurse Betty and Lakeview Terrace Neil Labute. In 2004 Clebanoff founded Odyssey Motion Pictures to make his feature directorial debut with Unspoken. In 2006, Clebanoff co-wrote, produced and co-directed the award-winning dark comedy feature The Pink Conspiracy, which was released theatrically in select cities in September of 2008 before being released worldwide.
Clebanoff spent two years (2006-2008) consulting for Quentin Tarantino’s indie motorcycle flick Hell Ride, which premiered at Sundance in 2008. In 2008 Clebanoff wrote and directed Break, a multiple award-winning crime-drama, which was released theatrically in select cities in Spring of 2009 and featured one of the final performances of acting icon David Carradine. Break was rehashed as an award-winning web series for Sony & Microsoft in 2011. In 2011 Clebanoff released the family comedy feature film Gerald, starring Louis Mandylor & Mickey Rooney, which garnered him his first Best Director award. Additionally Clebanoff produced Pound of Flesh, starring Malcolm McDowell, which had its Showtime cable premiere in Fall of 2011. Also in 2011, Clebanoff produced the TV pilot Elwood starring Ron Perlman, Laura Harring & Michael Rooker. In 2012 Clebanoff directed two more feature films: Darkness Descends, an underground action drama starring Danny Trejo, and The Mourning, a supernatural thriller starring Louis Mandylor & Dominique Swain. In 2018 Clebanoff produced Sargasso starring Jeremy Sumpter & Oscar Nominee Tom Berenger. Clebanoff also spent three years consulting for Activision-Blizzard, working on AAA game titles such as Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Destiny.
Clebanoff holds a 2nd degree black belt in traditional Korean martial arts and is an avid distance runner. He is also the grandson of world-renowned musician and composer, Herman Clebanoff.
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Award Winning Actor/Producer/Director
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Louis Mandylor initially found success as an amateur soccer player and professional boxer. After his brother Costas found success in Hollywood, Louis moved to Los Angeles and before long won his first guest appearance in a 1991 episode of China Beach, as well as a small supporting role as an Aussie football player in Necessary Roughness. His first serious role was as the womanizer Aldo in the Fox sitcom Down the Shore, followed by a recurring role on Grace Under Fire. In the mid 90s Louis found success as a series regular on the short-lived CBS sit-com Can’t Hurry Love. Concurrently, Louis was playing supporting roles in studio films such as The Quest, and popular shows like Nash Bridges and Martial Law.
In 2002 Louis co-starred in the mega-hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding as Nick Portokalos and reprised his famous role in the TV spin-off as well as the hit 2017 sequel. In recent years Louis co-starred in two films opposite Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as starred in and directed the award winning independent feature Blindsided. Louis also created and directed Elwood, a fantasy TV presentation starring Ron Perlman and most recently starred in the critically acclaimed action film The Debt Collector opposite Scott Adkins. In 2019 Louis will be seen in Doom 2 from Universal Pictures.