Michael McAdam

Michael McAdam Michael McAdam started Frantic Lounge Films in December 2010 along with a group of the most talented people he knew. The goal? To create creative opportunities for everyone in the group to write, direct, act, produce, etc. quality films. We started with little micro-budget comedy shorts and have branched out and gotten more ambitious along the way. We have shot 8 projects so far (Opie’s Dilemma, Toothache, Voices Keri, Venom A B & C, Glory on High and Inside the Extras Studio) and have our first feature coming up, Whine Party. Mike is thrilled with FLF and feels like a little kid going to Disneyland at every film shoot.
Mike has been an actor and a writer for many years has been very active in FLF projects. He has produced on every film so far and has written and appeared in both Toothache and Venom and also wrote and will be directing Whine Party.

Kimie Renshaw

Kimie Renshaw Kimie Renshaw started performing at a young age in musical theater and attended the Los Angeles Conservatory for Performing Arts. As an adult, she continues to produce and perform in theater and is writing screenplays. Her skillset includes fencing and boxing, and she has several years of experience as a handgun safety instructor and on-set weapons handler, and still photographer. Kimie looks forward to continuing her work with FLF – hopefully you will see her first film very soon!

                                    Anne Apra

Anne Apra A California native, Anne Apra is a proud SAG actor appearing in numerous stage, film, and television productions since the tender age of 5. She has also been a member of Frantic Lounge Films from the beginning, starring in “Venom A”, “Inside the Extras Studio”, and is cast in our upcoming feature, “Whine Party”. Experienced in many areas of production, Anne has been a huge asset on almost every shoot–whether it be producer, hair & make-up, first AD, location manager – she does it all!

Lisa Christine Holmberg  

Lisa Christine Holmberg has been in several films such as the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Nominee Unexpected with Cobie Smulders and Anders Holm, Missy in the upcoming feature film Metalheads, and Emily in Brian King’s new movie Hopscotch. She can also be seen in TV shows such as Haunters and The Undercover Squad.  Lisa is originally from the Chicagoland area, and she has been singing professionally since 2007.  She has performed in concert with Leonard Nimoy and Grammy winners Jodi Benson and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  Some of the big venues that she’s sung at include, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Crystal Cathedral, and U.S. Cellular Field.  Lisa joined Frantic Lounge Films in August of 2016 after being cast together with Michael McAdam in the world premiere of the play, The Golden Goose.  She also plays young politician Madison Taylor in the upcoming FLF show, Drive-Thru Delegate.  Follow Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and IMDb to keep up with all of her crazy adventures!

Terasa Sciortino

Terasa_Sciortino_10867 Her last performance at Santa Monica Playhouse yielded a 2011 StageSceneLA Award: “Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actress in a Comedy” for her role as Catorce Martinez, in the critically acclaimed West Coast Premiere of Locked and Loaded. Other favorites include: Kate, The Taming of the Shrew (Regional NV Tour); Tara, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (McCadden Place Theater, co-directed by Josh Brolin and Vince Riverside). Titiana/Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare At Play); Wake Up Dead Man and One Hour (Asylum Theater). TV work includes: NeighbBROs (upcoming pilot), Talkshow with Spike Feresten (FOX), Trash to Cash (FX), Split Ends (Style). Film credits include: Three Things (Cannes Short Film Corner), Joe Killionaire (Best Pic, Dances With Films Fest) Defiance, Aftermath, Carefully Descending, and Kontrast. In 2011 she also directed her first film (Venom B) and started Frantic Lounge Films, a production company with other like-minded individuals, which is currently in pre- and post-production on several projects. She is also currently in the writer’s room developing a sitcom that will be shopped this fall. On occasion, she can be seen around town dancing like the wind and eating York Peppermint Patties.

Kelli Crawford

Kelli Crawford After toiling for several years in Los Angeles theatre, Kelli moved to New York City in 2004 and toiled away in their theatres for a while. She was a member of The Actors Project NYC and a member of The VoiceTheatre Company where she played Cecily in “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Cosmic forces sent her back to LA in 2007 where she quickly joined the Street School Artist Club as a member, eventually joining the Staff until 2010. Kelli has trained at A Noise Within, Stella Adler, the Falcon Theatre, the Groundlings and UCLA among others. Her favorite role is a toss up between Queen Guinevere in “The Devil’s Due”, Witch #1 in “Macbeth” (woohahaha) and Kitty in “Toothache”. She has also played a 3rd grade teacher, a dominatrix twice (hmmm), an apostle at the Last Supper and a murderess in the indie short film “Honey, Will You Take Out The Trash?” Kelli is also a published writer (three of her novels are currently looking for a publishing house). She has several pilot scripts floating around town as well. A rocker chick at heart Kelli lived the dream as a staff writer for Rock City News and booked bands for the Red Light District at various LA clubs (the Whisky, The Roxy, Spice Club, Troubadour, Coconut Teaszer, etc.) She’s seen her share of talent and enjoyed every minute of life around all those sweaty musicians. Kelli is proud to be a co-founder of the kick-ass production company Frantic Lounge Films. Look for her in “Toothache”, and in her semi-silent film “Voices Keri” coming soon!

Jose Alvarez

Bio PIC 1 alt Spending countless afternoons of his childhood at the $1 theater, Jose was captivated by the magic of cinema and eventually enrolled in the NYU Undergrad Film program where he went on to directed several short films and music videos. With some experience under his belt, he packed up a trash bag full of clothes, a guitar, a video camera and 122 episodes of Mystery Science Theater into the back of his jeep and made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles.

In this (so far) brief Los Angeles chapter of his career, Jose has worked on numerous productions ranging from the über low budget “bring your own food” productions all the way to major network programs in varied positions such as Property Master, 2nd AD, 1st AD, Production Coordinator, Casting Director, Storyboard Artist, Director of Photography as well as Director and Co-Writer of the soon to be released Sam Raimi-esqe action thriller “Cry-Bleed-Die!”. As Stan Lee would exclaim: “Excelsior!”