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A company founded on the belief that you should be able to collect unemployment while hiding your employment during a global pandemic.

Lauren and Heidi met in 2009 when they dated hot brothers with ADD.  Lauren likes tinned fish.  Heidi is vegan.

Next up, they are in pre-production on a short that should just be a feature but they're both impatient, loosely based on a "vacation" in 2010.



Bios etc

Bios etc

bios etc


Lauren Ebner, director Lauren Ebner is a writer/producer from Los Angeles. She was most recently Head of Production at Andre Bato Corp, where she she produced and co-wrote a series of short films titled GOOD MORNING, among a variety of other projects - her faves being a Kaytranada music video and a live fashion show for Reese Cooper. She is currently in talks to publish her first book, which is essentially an exploration of her two biggest loves: trauma & humor. In the meantime, (Manic)quin is Lauren's directorial debut. Lauren and Marié met at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where Lauren studied dramatic writing. She has been writing parts for Marié ever since. Lastly, Lauren wants to make sure you know she doesn’t know anything. At all.


Heidi Scheuermann, producer Heidi is a producer (lol) with film, television, and commercial experience. She makes great third impressions. Her first few professional years were primarily spent in post departments, editing commercials and music related content--videos as well as live shows. In 2011, Heidi sold out for the rest of her twenties and began work in unscripted television. She's since somehow served as EP on shows looped endlessly in homes across America and loved in the way that music is appreciated in elevators. Right now, she's working on a book that she will probably put out under a different name because her grandparents are still alive.


Marié Botha, playing Viva Marié Botha is a South African actress living in New York City. She recently graduated with her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and her BFA from NYU Tisch. Her most recent theater credits include BLKS by Aziza Barnes at MCC Theater directed by Robert O’Hara, as well as You Lost Me by Bonnie Metzgar at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts directed by Margot Bordelon. She can be seen in the second season of Dickinson on Apple TV+ as Mary Bowles. She also starred in the independent feature Highway 1, written and directed by Jaclyn Bethany, which will premiere later this year. Marié is represented by Anonymous Content and The Gersh Agency.


Dylan Arnold, playing Beaver Dylan Anold is an American actor. He is known for playing Noah in the romantic drama After (2019), and its sequel After We Collided (2020), Cameron Elam in Halloween (2018), and its sequel, Halloween Kills (2021), and Theo Engler in You (2021). On stage, he portrayed Justin in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys and True at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2019. (The above is all from Wikipedia, but he is also just the loveliest human to have on set, and he put our (Manic)quin poster in his IG stories right after Christopher Nolan's new movie, which he is also in, and the sequence was both humbling and hilarious for us to watch.)


Jeff Holman, dp Jeff Holman is a freelance cinematographer based in the New York area. Available for narrative, commercial and documentary projects. (I pulled this from his website, which undersells him to an embarrassing degree. Just hire Jeff. He's one of the best decisions you can make for your vision and your life.)

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