Mei Melancon

Mei Melancon was born in the Philippines but grew up mainly in Japan. Her mother is of French heritage and her father is Japanese and Chinese. As a young girl she was fortunate to travel with her family to different countries in Asia and Europe. At the age of 5 her Mother started teaching her guitar and during school breaks she was part of a performance group that traveled and performed extensively throughout Asia. She also acted in school plays, her favorite being Hans Christian Andersons, "The Little Match Girl." She was exposed mainly to classic movies such as Ben Hur, National Velvet and My Fair Lady. Her movie idols were Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall and Audrey




Hepburn. She started leaning towards pursuing acting when her family settled in The States in her early teens. While having a successful modeling career she began studying with various acting coaches in 2001. In her free time, Mei emphatically embraces the outdoors, rock-climbing, camping and her favorite, surfing. She is also an avid writer. Mei has practiced Wushu Kung Fu and enjoys playing the guitar. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Her list of credits are “Shrink” (2009), “The Truth About Angels” (2009), “Irreversi” (2008), “Pathology” (2008), “Loaded”(2008), “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), “Rush Hour 2” (2001) and TV shows such as “CSI”.

Ian Bohen

Ian Bohen made his acting debut in Todd Fields’ short film Delivering, and then landed a feature role in Lawrence Kasdan’s Wyatt Earp, portraying the lead character during his formative years. Bohen continued his film career with supporting roles in the blockbuster Pearl Harbor and Hometown Legend, a film about a teenage drifter who turns his life around when he joins a high school football team. Bohen has


just wrapped up two other features, Special and Marigold, which Bohen will co-star in. Bohen’s long list of television credits include a recurring role in the dramatic series “Any Day Now” and the ABC Family series “This Time Around”, and guest starring appearances in “Dawson’s Creek”, “JAG”, “Joan of Arcadia”, “Boy Meets World”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and “Cold Case”.

Estella Warren

A popular leading lady, Estella Warren has appeared in 15 feature films. She was the lead actress in Kangaroo Jack, which opened as the number one movie in America at the box office. She was also featured in The Cooler, a hit at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, which also received critical acclaim. Estella has co-starred in the big-budget films Driven and Planet of the Apes, and has starred in several independent


features, including Her Minor Thing and Pucked. Estella is internationally recognized as an actress and former model, having appeared on dozens of magazine covers around the world and as the face of Chanel #5 perfume in commercials directed by Luc Besson. Estella was also a synchronized swimmer in her native Canada, where she was the National Champion for three years. There are over 700,000 Internet sites mentioning Estella!

Kenny Doughty

Kenny Doughty is rapidly gaining a reputation as an extraordinary and charismatic young talent. He starred as Andie MacDowell’s young lover in the feature film Crush, played ‘Sir Thomas Elliot’ in Elizabeth, was ‘Quintus’ in Titus and has a starring role in The Aryan Couple, for which he recently won the Best Actor award at the Palm Beach Film Festival. He also starred in My FirstWedding opposite Rachel Leigh Cook and was featured in Miramax’s The Great Raid, starring Benjamin Bratt and James Franco. Doughty has also dabbled in British theatre, television and made to TV movies. His credits


include the controversial ITV made-for-TV drama Gifted; The Miller’s Tale, one of the BBC’s phenomenally successful modern adaptations of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”, BBC2’s Anorak of Fire, BBC’s “Servants”, The Second Coming, Sunday and Christmas Carol. He has guest appearances in BBC’s “Dinner Ladies” and “Heartbeat”. Doughty’s theatre credits include “Accomplices” (The National playing at the Crucible, Sheffield), “Troilus & Cressida” (Old Vic) and “Present Laughter” (The Manchester Royal Exchange). His most recent credits include “Irreversi” (2008), “The Crew” (2008) and “City Rats” (2008).

Michael Gleissner
Writer/ Director / Executive Producer

Irreversi is the directorial debut of 38-year-old, German-born Michael Gleissner. He has been an Executive Producer on movies like 3 Needles (Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh), Shanghai Kiss (Kelly Hu), Falling forGrace (Margaret Cho, Gale Harold, Cindy Cheung)



and The Curiosity of Chance (Tad Hilgenbrinck, Chris Mulkey). Gleissner shot Irreversi simultaneously with Hui Lu, the Mandarin version. His career and passion in directing continues with Deep Gold.

Kacy Andrews

Kacy Andrews has been actively involved in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. Her diverse resume includes feature films, television and animation. As the CEO and a founder of Bigfoot Entertainment, she has overseen the development of the company’s production facilities and international film school located in Cebu, Philippines. The company has


since grown to more than 250 employees both foreign and local. Bigfoot has produced more than 10 feature films in the past few years. Based in LA, she has worked throughout the world and was recently profiled in PEOPLE ASIA magazine’s 2006 People of the year issue.

Lisa Schahet

Lisa Schahet began her career in Chicago as a Producer for Intersport Television, where she and her cameraman captured exclusive footage of the attack on Nancy Kerrigan during the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. That footage aired worldwide and as a breaking news story on ABC's "World News Tonight." Lisa then went on to produce numerous television specials for NBC, CBS and ESPN. Lisa made the move to Los Angeles, first working in Development for John Wells Productions ("ER", "The West Wing") and then in Feature Production for 20th Century Fox, working on such films as Behind Enemy Lines, From Hell, and Dude, Where's My Car? Lisa's first foray as a producer


of independent film - the short comedy Cloud Nine - made its worldwide debut in 2000 on HBO and premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Lisa then produced the '80s-set coming-of-age feature, The Curiosity of Chance, beingdistributed Summer 2008 by TLA Releasing. She next produced two features for Bigfoot Entertainment: Irreversi and its Mandarin counterpart Hui Lu. Lisa’s next production is The Joy of Celebrity -- a dark comedy directed by Sundance alum Bob King (Psycho Beach Party) - which will hit the festival circuit in 2009. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lisa is a graduate of Northwestern University and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Chu Chen On

Since clinching the first prize at the US Industrial Film and Video Festival in 1999, Chu Chen On has been working with some of the film industry’s largest studios major productions like Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, Die Another Day, Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2


and Spy Game. His most recent project is a series of short films by nine of the top directors in China and Hong Kong such as Fruit Chan, Ching Po Wong and Rosa Pang.

Second Chan
Production Designer

Before joining the production of Irreversi/Hui Lu, Second Chan served as art director on 2005’s The Sage Hunter and 2004’s Kung Fu (also shot in dual


languages). Chan’s biggest production came in 2001 as theart director for Jackie Chan vehicle Rush Hour 2, which was also shot in Hong Kong.

Stanley Tam

Stanley Tam had edited 6 feature films since 2004 and is also credited by an alternate name, Tam Kwok-ming.


He recently broke into the realm of directing serving as writer/director for Breeze of July shot earlier this year.

Kristoffer Villarino

At 30 years old, Cebu native Kristoffer Villarino is making a mark on the film industry in the Philippines


abroad. He has edited four international films, including Irreversi and Midnight Movie.

Erik Godal
Music Composer

Erik lived in California and studied music composition, music theory and orchestration at OCC and at UCLA. As a recording artist he has been a member of such groups as: Blind Fish on Polygram records, Novaciane on Mercury records and The Blue Hawaiians on Interscope Coolsville label. Erik has also performed duties as a major label studio session musician, record


producer,mixer and orchestral arranger on records for such artists as: James Brown, Melissa Etheridge, Cowboy Mouth, Tina Arena, Johnny Hallyday, The Vanduras, Rod Stewart and others. Since 2002, Erik has scored numerous indie feature films and several TV series, and was nominated for an Annie Award for best TV score in 2006.