Besides plans for Off-Broadway, Broadway and Vegas productions of Parallel Worlds, Brandon has a live action/animated feature film in development called MK-ULTRA: Sex, Drugs and the CIA.  Brandon wrote and directed the independent feature Remarkable Power! starring Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue and Dule Hill.  The film opened a nation-wide theatrical run headlining Carmike Cinemas’ Independent Film Series in March ‘09 , launched its cable premiere on Showtime and appeared at over 40 film festivals winning several awards, including: Best Picture/Director (FirstGlance Philadelphia), Best Picture/Screenplay (HD Fest, Los Angeles), and Best Feature (ACE Fest, New York City). On the writing front he has optioned several screenplays and sold a one-hour pilot, Darkside, to Fox Studios.  



Steve is an award winning filmmaker and writer who has been collaborating with Brandon for the last 25 years. His work writing the lyrics for the songs in a show with such an intricate musical landscape is one of his proudest and most unique accomplishments of his career.



Matthew has directed productions and workshops at Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory (StudioSCR), The LA Philharmonic @ Disney Concert Hall, Deaf West Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT, Circle X, Son of Semele,  The Chance, Moving Arts, Rogue Machine, College of the Canyons, Chapman University, CalArts, among others,  and has produced 15 seasons of theatre in Los Angeles as the Founding Artistic Director of Son of Semele Ensemble.
For his direction of his critically-acclaimed production of “Our Class” Matthew received a 2013 SAGE Award and a 2014 LA Drama Critics Circle Award (nominations from the Ovation Awards and LA Weekly). His direction of Martin Crimp’s “The City”  earned him an award nomination from the LA Weekly and in 2007 he received an LA Weekly Award for Multi-Media/Projections for his media co-design of Iphigenia… A Rave Fable. Matthew has received grants from EST/Sloan Science and Technology, CCI/Durfee ARC, and was a finalist for the Sherwood Award. KCRW has said, "[McCray] distinguishes himself as one of the most plugged in theatre makers in LA." Matthew has performed on the stages of REDCAT, Disney, REPRISE!, Overtone Industries, Theatre @ Boston Court, Musical Theatre West, Shakespeare Orange County, Son of Semele, as well as on the TV showsParenthood, New Girl, Will & Grace, Boston Legal, The Cure (pilot), and the feature film The Commission (starring Martin Sheen, Edward Asner and Martin Landau). He has served on panels at CalArts, the Los Angeles Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and LA Stage Alliance, among others. He is an Executive Officer of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles/Intimate and has been an Ovation Voter since 2008. BFA, Chapman University. Member: SDC, AEA & SAG/AFTRA. @matthewmccray 



Jason designs video and projection for theatre, dance, opera, theme parks, commercial and corporate events. Selected credits: Baby It’s You! (Broadway), Hopscotch a live streaming multimedia mobile opera taking place in various locations around Los Angeles, Wingman a one-man multimedia clown show, The Cunning Little Vixen (Cleveland Orchestra), Cage Songbooks (Carnegie Hall, SF Symphony, and New World Symphony), Crescent City Opera and Invisible Cities new experimental operas directed by Yuval Sharon, Re:Union (Vancouver and Ottawa), Fast Company and Tokyo Fish Story (South Coast Rep), Tales from Hollywood (Guthrie Theatre), The Steward of Christendom (Mark Taper Forum), Great Immensity and Venice (Public Theatre), Remember Me (Parsons Dance Company), Chavez Ravine (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Ovation Award),  Stars on Ice (2007-Present). Current projects include video system design for the Petersen Auto Museum renovation, an opera in Vienna and two live shows for Disney Shanghai Park and Resort.



Scott co-wrote and produced Brandon Beckner's debut film, the independent feature Remarkable Power! starring Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue and Dule Hill.  The film opened a nation-wide, limited theatrical run headlining Carmike Cinemas’ Independent Film Series in March ‘09 , and appeared at over twenty-five film festivals winning several awards, including: Best Picture/Director (FirstGlance Philadelphia), Best Picture/Screenplay (HD Fest, Los Angeles), and Best Feature (ACE Fest, New York City).  Teaming up with Brandon on the writing front, he has optioned several original screenplays and sold a one-hour pilot, Darkside, to Fox Studios.  



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Tim is Head of Production for Lussier Creative, a leading marketing agency producing award winning promotional campaigns for shows such as High School Musical 2, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Bates Motel, Damien, Scandal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tim also produces and directs independent promo short films, including several for Bates Motel that have screened at Comicon.    



Keith graduated summa cum laude from the University Of Hard Knocks, where he obtained a double masters in drunken string theory and contemporary American literature written by alcoholics and substance-abusers. It was during these formidable years that he developed an unhealthy obsession with cinematography,  a profession that continues to ruin his life to this very day.  Keith utilizes the most modern techniques in self-flagellation and other destructive motivational tools in order to create something that resembles art, so that he may justify his existence, feed his tortured soul, and distract himself from the “eternal suffering of the spotted mind”. When not on set, he moonlights as a quality-assurance tester for fine Kentucky bourbons, waxes Bukowski, and questions authority with unparalleled exuberance.



Josh is currently serving as Creative Director for Soundgarden, Josh Graham works from concept to completion across all mediums of today’s multi-faceted creative campaigns: album packaging, merchandise, promotional material, social media imagery, concert visuals, and music videos.  He is always looking for new opportunites, and available to focus on singular elements or oversee entire campaigns. MUSIC INDUSTRY WORK INCLUDES Soundgarden, Jay Z, Drake, Neurosis, Wolfmother, Megadeth, Ten Commandos, Ice Cube, D12, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Shrinebuilder, Jesu, Nadja, Chris Cornell, Underoath, Sleep, Florence & the Machine, Moon Taxi, Red Sparowes, A Storm of Light, ISIS, Sunn, Mastodon, Saves the Day, Willo Perron, Jurassic 5, Battle of Mice, No Doubt, Chiodos, Foo Fighters, Madonna, Southern Lord Records, Neurot Recordings, Universal Records, A&M, Metal Blade, EyeHateGod, Century Media, Vattnet Viskar, Tooth and Nail, Vagrant, Equal Vision, and Scion’s music division.



Stephanie's recent credits in Los Angeles include scenery for Shiv at The Theatre@Boston Court, The Who’s Tommy at East West Players Need to Know at Rogue Machine, Pygmalion at Pasadena Playhouse, Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea at Skylight Theatre, Ovation Best Production Trevor for Circle X, Stupid Fucking Bird for Theatre@Boston Court with Circle X, and Costume Design for Reunion at South Coast Repertory. As Resident Designer at Rogue Machine she has designed scenery and/or costumes for many productions including: Penelope, Falling, One Night in Miami, Three Views of the Same Object, New Electric Ballroom, Blackbird, Treefall among others. For CTG/Mark Taper Forum she designed costumes for The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Randy Newman’s Harps & Angels.  Her work has received multiple awards and nominations, including Ovation, LA Weekly, LADCC, and NAACP awards.



Ashley is a freelance make-believer. In Los Angeles she’s an ensemble member of the award-winning Son of Semele. She's also worked for Colony Theatre, Road Theatre and Ghost Road Company.  In New York, she co-created a devised piece The Visceral City Project.  In London she’s assisted directed Much Ado About Nothing at Park Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chelsea Theatre (both dir. Andrew Shepherd), and Bunbury Banter’s Mortar radio series (dir. Ali Anderson-Dyer). She also co-produced Guns, Love and Chemistry with Define Choice.  Ashley holds a BA in Theatre from USC and an MA in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London. @ashleysteed





Cassidy toured the US as the "Debut Artist" on Starbucks', 'Hear Music Label' in conjunction with Atlantic Records. Her first release went on to sell over a million copies. Cassidy has toured with legendary acts including, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith, and has sung with rock icons from Greg Allman to Steve Perry. She has appeared on 'TheTonight Show' and TODAY and has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine several times

Most recently, Cassidy began writing songs for artists including, pop star Demi Lovato, Mount Holly Band, Swedish recording artist Tommy Burr and has had multiple songs featured in film and television.

Her project, 'Cassidy and The Music'. released the EP, "What Is REAL." on April 10th 2016.  Cassidy studied acting at The New School in New York City and UCB in Los Angeles. She has performed with several improv teams around Hollywood. Her film debut was a small part in 'The Skeptic' starring Zoe Saldana.

She's thrilled to be playing Tabatha with such an incredible cast and crew.



Julia Lage is a professional bass player born and raised in São Paulo Brazil, but now resides in Los Angeles. At the age of 17 Julia joined the Latin Grammy nominated Brazilian band Barra Da Saia. While Julia was playing with Barra Da Salia, they were regulars on radio, tv, and were a household name in Brazil. Also adding to Julia’s credits, in 2013 she performed with the world renowned guitarist, Richie Kotzen, throughout Europe. She’s also played numerous highly regarded local shows such as Sound Check Live and The Ultimate Jam night. She has shared the stage there with Glen Sobel, Steve Ferlazzo, Matt Starr and many more. In 2015 she performed on American Idol’s finale supporting artist Janelle Monáe as a taiko drummer. And last but certainly not least, she just finished a tour as the bassist/backing vocalist for the band Kicking Harold on their USA tour opening for The Winery Dogs. With her musical depth, stage experience, and BA in Music Performance, Julia is ready to take her career to the next level!



Mike Odabashian was born and raised in Massachusetts, he has a Bachelors in Performance from Rhode Island College and has studied with drum guru Mike Mangini and currently studies with drummer extraordinaire Dave Elitch. Some of Mike's biggest accomplishments have been the live drummer and studio drummer for Zander Bleck whom he had met in 2011. Zander was an Interscope recording artist who was signed by the legendary Jimmy Iovine and produced by Red One (Lady Gaga Jlo). They released an official video with Interscope, and were tour support for The Wanted, David Cook, Third Eye Blind and many more. The NYC based project then went on to sign with Redone's 2101 Records, an imprint under Capitol Records.

Mike recently just finished a US run with Kicking Harold as tour support for supergroup The Winery Dogs. Mike continues to be an in demand session/live drummer in Los Angeles and teaches regularly helping drummers find their true potential.



Ryan grew up in Oklahoma surrounded by the same classic rock that his parents grew up with. However it wasn’t until he was 13 that he caught the music bug and picked up a guitar. By 16 he was gigging in bars all over town, racking up hundreds of shows, several recordings, and a couple tours all before he was old enough to buy a beer. At 21 he left Oklahoma in search of new musical adventures and landed in Los Angeles. Before turning 22 he had toured overseas, played in front of crowds as large as 50,000, performed live on MTV, and been featured by radio stations and magazines in multiple countries. In 2010 he joined L.A. based rock band Love and a .38 and has been performing and recording with them nonstop ever since, building a worldwide fan base almost unheard of for an independent rock act in 2016.



Braden Lyle is a local 24-year-old guitarist in Los Angeles.  After relocating to LA in 2012 and a short-lived stint at music school, he picked up his first gig and began traveling the U.S. playing his guitar in various pop and r&b bands, far from the Led Zeppelin he grew up on. Braden now plays music ranging from old-school gospel to garage rock, jazz to delta slide and is excited to bring something unexpected to the Parallel Worlds experience.




Bio coming soon.