Yin & Yang
Cassie Ann Ross (pronounced KayCee) or “CAR” began her search for how to 'get into' the business in 1998. From Pennsylvania to Montreal and Boston she applied her acting skills auditioning for indie film projects and improvisation troupes dabbling in producing, writing and all other facets of amateur filmmaking.
Heading to Hollywood in 2000, she sidetracked from acting to work at Miramax & Dimension Films as a Coordinator of Worldwide Promotions until 2005 (moonlighting on short film projects).
Ross migrated back East in 2006 to undergo extensive training from Acting Coach Extraordinaire, Robin Reese (under the Actors Studio legacy of Geraldine Baron). She holds a B.A. Integrative Arts from The Pennsylvania State University Major: Acting and Voice for Stage and Film (Stanislavski, Strasberg, Bogart Viewpoints, Hagen, Adler, Meisner, Suzuki) Minor: Creative Writing and Business
Ross continues to nurture her passion for storytelling, performance and the study of life through the medium of film and theatre and is currently a 2014 MFA Candidate of Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College.
A modern day gypsy, she resides in many locales (her base camp is Los Angeles).
Roman Bostick was raised in Salem Oregon and San Francisco California. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and a Minor in Business Administration. He also accumulated many credit hours in the Creative Arts Department wherein he completed multiple courses in: Piano, Guitar, Electronic Music & Performance Art. He worked on his fellow student’s Film and Performance Art Projects, composing music and producing and mixing soundtracks. The title of his thesis for the Philosophy Department with Jacob Needlemen was: ‘Art as Metaphysics’. There he took the work of Ouspensky’s ‘Teritium Organum’ and Nietzsche’s ‘Will to Power’ and discussed the effects high art maintains as it shapes the evolutionary track of human species – specifically questioning ‘to what use and value are the expressions of negative emotions’. Themes such as these continue to be examined by China Lake Film productions and Roman’s personal growth work to-date.
Roman has held a variety of diverse positions in the business world, working as a Controller for such fine dining companies such as the Il Fornaio group on the west coast; Danny Myer’s Union Square Hospitality Group in New York, a Software Maintenance Engineer for SBT accounting systems, and a Field Installations Technician to Technical Support manager for Rapid-Fire Point of sale systems. Roman took his skills and contacts acquired in the positions above and in 1999 started his own company BIS Computer and Consulting Services, LLC. – a company which he remains committed to and thrives today.
During his time in New York, Roman completed his first original feature length screenplay: ‘A Wager to Master.’ In addition, he became infatuated with the new and existing tools available to the electronic music composer, (Reason, Qbase, Protools, and later Soundtrack Pro) composing electronic music – a skill he continues to use to compose, mix and master soundtracks tracks on China Lake Film projects.
With an un-denying compulsion to Write / Direct, he navigated back to the west coast to Los Angeles in 2002 wherein he took additional courses in Screenwriting and begin Acting training with Michael Butler. Also he completed ‘Elizabeth Faust.’ Upon meeting Cassie Ann Ross in 2007, he wrote and directed the short Film ‘China Lake’. In 2009, he Co-wrote directed ‘C-George.’ Roman has been nominated for Best Director and is a winner of two awards for his short film China Lake and continues to reach audiences with his surreal and imaginative work.