About

The Story

Transcendence is a film about a family who, on the last stop on their vacation, get taken hostage by survivors of a demon attack from a nearby small town.

The film stars such brilliant up and coming actors such as Savannah McReynolds (Justified, Private Practice) Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty), and Jeff Prewett (The Objective, Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer).

The Crew

Writer | Director | Producer
Chris Mirjahangir
Chris Mirjahangir wrote “Transcendence” upon graduating from California State University Fullerton and went directly into pre-production on the film while revising the script along the way. A writer/director of his own films since he was eleven, Chris has also collaborated on many short films and has worked on other film sets as a set photographer due to his strong background in photography. Chris wrote, directed, produced, and has a supporting role as the mysterious gunman “Robert” in Transcendence.

 

Composer | Producer
Brian Morales

Brian Morales received his B.M. at California State University, Fullerton in 2011 with an emphasis in composition. Recent composition credits include Transcendence (Chris Mirjahangir) and Mad Sight (Ric Perez-Selsky). He is the Conductor and Co-Founder of the Orange County Collegiate Orchestra, for which he recently conducted Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (Michelle Do, pianist). He also plays second alto sax with the O.C.-based jazz group, The Damn Handsome Band and has served with the Coeurage Theater Company as Music Director and leader of the “Naked Band” for The Rocky Horror Show. Brian is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity and performs as a freelance musician regularly.

 

Producer
Julia Faye West

Julia Faye West is an actress, media personality, writer and welfare activist. As a child, Julia loved entertaining in front of an audience. She excelled in drama classes and theater performances in the Midwest.

By age eleven, Julia joined her mom as a national motivational speaker and author. They've written hardcover books and poetry for children and parents. Their work is published worldwide. Julia continues writing, and intends to make it a life-long endeavor.

In her early teens, Julia was a guest on news, television and radio shows alongside her mother. They made appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Eye on Toronto, America's talking, and The Geraldo Rivera show.

After her move to Los Angeles, the Wisconsin native gained more multi-media momentum. She's been a spokes-model for numerous companies and campaigns. She joined SAG/AFTRA, and proclaimed her primary passion for acting. She has acquired a diverse range of titles, working behind the scenes and producing as well.

Julia Faye has one son - Tristan Alexander. Her little boy enjoys participating in media projects and positive service work. Together they rescue animals and assist children in need.

 

Editor | Associate Producer
Michal Shipman
Michal Shipman graduated fromBiola university with a degree in Film Television & Radio. He has since worked on various shorts and features including The Cold Truth, Black Dawn, and No Way out. For more information, check out his website at http://www.michalshipman.com

 

 

 

Concept Artist
Matt Frank
(Artist: Godzilla: Kingdom of MonstersGodzilla: Gangsters and GoliathsGodzilla: LegendsBeast Wars Sourcebook; Transformers Collectors Club Magazine)

Best known for his rampages through the world of giant monster art, Matt Frank began working in the industry about halfway through college at the University of Texas in Austin. First working with Blue Water Productions, he provided covers for the Ray Harryhausen Presents series, culminating with his first one-shot, Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops, which he co-wrote and illustrated both the cover and the interior pencils.

He capped his graduation in 2008 with both a Studio Art degree and his first work with IDW, providing character illustrations for theTransformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook, and followed that up with interior work on Transformers: Animated - Rise of Safeguard. He finally got his true "big break" working with his lifelong love, the Godzilla franchise, by providing covers for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters andGodzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths in 2011, starting as the lead artist on the "Store-Stomping" issue 1 promotion (which he received his first award for).

Frank took on the task of crafting a new one-shot as part of the anthology series, Godzilla: Legends, by co-writing and drawing the interiors of issue 1, "Underdog." The issue outsold the ongoing Godzilla comic for the month of November and became an instant hit with fans. Soon afterward, Frank was contacted to work on the regular comic feature for the Transformers Collectors Club story, "Flash Forward."