Melissa gained a BA degree in English and Drama from the University of London (Queen Mary's) and went on to work in the business side of television launching interactive digital TV channels to niche markets in the UK. Melissa had work published in trade and entertainment press as a writer and also gained the acknowledgment of ‘Media Week’ magazine’s ’30 Under 30’ competition that recognized thirty promising individuals in the media industry under thirty years old.
Melissa then left the business world to pursue her acting career (for credits see IMDB). In between acting projects Melissa Launched ‘Actors Platform’ - a theatre company that runs monthly shows and workshops in London to promote actors to industry professionals. Actors Platform is now in its 5th year and earned Melissa the award of Best Producer from the London Fringe Awards.
In 2006 Melissa moved to the States where she works as a writer, producer and director.
Melissa worked with writer/director Jeff McCutcheon on her first short film 'Nothing' in 2007 which she wrote, co-directed and produced and which premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The pair also worked together on the award-winning short ‘CHANGE’ which is currently playing on the festival circuit.
Melissa’s first feature LOSING IT is being packaged at CAA and she is currently developing a TV drama series. She is repped by Creative Artists Agency and Alan Gasmer & Friends in Los Angeles.
BRIDGETTE WRIGHT - CO-PRODUCER
With over 10 years of production experience spanning all film and television genres both in front and behind the camera, Bridgette Wright brings an unparalleled dynamic and know-how to CHANGE. Beginning as a production assistant to Damon Lee of Deacon Entertainment (Obsessed, Undercover Brother), Bridgette has steadily gained a vast knowledge base from working on a diverse array of music videos, short films, features and commercials as well as working for The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, Bridgette signed on as Producer for Damname Productions’ short film Beyond Essays as wells as Producer for the feature When Autumn Leaves. In August 2009, Bridgette shot the Esperanza Productions’ short film APPLES starring Bobby Cannavale as the 2nd Assistant Director.
In December of 2009, Bridgette launched her own production company S6xth House Entertainment, LLC and has begun work on her own projects. Currently, Bridgette attends UCLA’s Extension Program for Producing.
JEFF MCCUTCHEON - CO-DIRECTOR
Jeff McCutcheon graduated with honors in psychology from Anderson University. Since then he has worked on over 20 feature films, most recently as the director of photography for the award winning "Jeffie Was Here" (www.jeffiewashere.com), Leading Ladies, staring Benji Schwimmer and the upcoming feature film "Haze". He co-directed Newport Beach international Film Festival entry "Nothing" with Melissa Osborne
He has authored 7 screenplays, and was a finalist at the American Accolades and Scriptapalooza screenwriting competitions. In his spare time he writes for a political blog, the Nightly Read" www.nightlyread.com.