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Marianne Haaland

 "Birdie," PRODUCER 

Marianne Haaland moved to Los Angeles in 2012 ready to take her acting career to the next level. Finding friends, and having a strong church family were essential to her growth in the big city. She enrolled in acting classes with Robert D’Avanzo; joined a women’s study group led by Shari Rigby; and got involved in the young marrieds group at Calvary Chapel Burbank.


Her connections and friendships made it possible for her to produce her first film, Birdie’s Song. Marianne is grateful for the experience, and is already ready to do it again.


You can see Marianne in Marriage Material now available on iTunes; And in Trails, a short film she co-starred in last year, currently at the short film corner at Cannes International Film Festival. Birdie’s Song will premiere at the 168 Film Festival in August.


Colleen Trusler


Born and raised in upstate New York, Colleen fell in love with acting at an early age. Her passion for the arts grew through high school and eventually led her to relocate to the South and pursue a degree in Theater. After college, Colleen continued her growth and bi-coastal training between the South East and Los Angeles and has landed many local and national film, Internet and TV projects as well as many industrials and commercials.

Colleen's film credits include "October Baby," which made CNN's "Top 15 Impressive Box Office Performances of 2012," "ALUMNI," "Lean," which recently won "Best Short Film" at the Skyway Film Festival (2015), and "The Summers Sisters." 

Colleen's first love may be acting, but she’s also a freelance graphic designer and video editor, a musician, a writer, an amateur photographer, a love of life with a passion for the arts and all things created. Although she and her husband call Central Florida their home-base, they are happiest on the road exploring new places, climbing mountains and making new memories with their two well traveled suitcases.


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Nathan Clarkson 


Nathan Clarkson is an actor, writer, producer, and lover of stories. Nathan has appeared in national commercials, been featured in multiple TV-shows like Community, Perception, playing Keith on HBO's Silicon Valley, and acted in feature films like upcoming Universal film The Veil, and sci-fi thriller Mayflower II. Most recently Nathan starred opposite Kevin Sorbo in new hit faith-based feature film Confessions of a Prodigal Son-- the film was also written and produced by Nathan and his production company Lighting Dark.

Nathan lives in Los Angeles California, and in addition to acting Nathan is also a speaker who regularly travels talking and teaching on his love for God and stories, a poet having reached thousands with his spoken word videos, a writer who is the author of two published works, a singer-songwriter, and a producer always working on his next project. Nathan would love to hear from you!


Tommy Nash  


Tommy moved to Los Angeles from Florida in November of 2004. After serving in the U.S. Army as an infantryman and then receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, he followed his dream of becoming an actor. Tommy’s film credits include Coldwater, 5th Street, 200 mph, I Love You, Creedmoria, and the upcoming Bloody Bobby. His all-time favorite movies are Boogie Nights, Caddyshack, Pulp Fiction, and Die Hard. He would love to and can’t wait to work with such names as P.T. Anderson, J.J. Abrams, Kent Dalian, and John McClane. Born in South Bend, Indiana, he is a die-hard Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan! 


Shari Rigby


Shari Rigby made her start modeling and doing commercials. After moving to Los Angeles, she began a career in acting at an age when most actresses were retiring. Shari's year kicked off with the release of a new pitch pilot, The Summers Sisters launching her into a year of  feature films include Boonville Redemption, Wildflower and The Journalist, releasing 2015.  Not Today, which received seven awards, and October Baby, named one of the “Top 15 Impressive Box Office Performances of 2012” by CNN. Shari also recently published her first book, "Beautifully Flawed: Finding Your Radiance In The Imperfections Of Your Life," and is currently working on creating faith-based film and Television, Bible Studies and women’s conferences.

Shari now speaks to thousands of people at churches and conferences, and is a regular guest on radio and television programs—appearing on CBN, TBN, American Family Radio, Focus on the Family, K-Love Radio, and many more. She is founder of The Women in My World, a women's group focusing on identity, purpose, ministry and living life in Hollywood. Shari is also a devoted mother to two boys, Donnie and Levi, and has been married to her husband, Matt, for eighteen years.



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Lukas Colombo


Lukas Colombo is a multi-award winning film director and cinematographer with a strong passion for his craft.  He studied Cinema and Television at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he was honored as the “Outstanding Graduate in Entertainment Media.” That same year, he founded Moai Films, a production company that has produced numerous projects from commercials and music videos to narrative films and documentaries. He has received over a dozen international and national awards for his narrative work, and his music videos have been viewed millions of times online and via MTV and VH1.  His full-length feature film debut recently premiered at LA Live Regal Cinema’s Premiere House in Los Angeles, California and is slated for theatrical distribution on Father’s Day weekend 2014.

He is currently in development for his next feature and resides in the Greater Los Angeles Area with his loving wife and their son Max.  Raised in Santiago, Chile, Lukas is a widely traveled individual, fluent in both the Spanish and English languages and fervently committed to excellence, innovation, and integrity.

Claire Yorita Lee


A former recipient of the ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship and the FOX Diversity Writer’s Initiative, Claire recently wrote her second episode of Discovery Family's Transformer's: Rescue Bots, and was in development over the last year with Cartoon Network for their webisode model. Claire co-wrote this short film, “Birdie's Song” for the 168 Film Festival, “Lassies” for the Salvation Army, and “The Church That Never Sleeps” for the Dream Center. Her book, Beautifully Flawed, which she co-wrote with Shari Rigby, was published this past March, for which they are currently co-writing the screenplay. Claire also has a comedy feature script, The Perfect 10th, based on a book by Kerri Pomarolli, currently being shopped, and is also in development with Kerri in association with Faithbrook Productions on a musical stageplay, The Adventures of the Quarter Slot Sisters, set to premiere in 2016.

Previously, Claire has worked on a number of TV shows and pilots, including ABC's Thieves, FOX's Skin, and NBC’s Medium, where she sold a story. She wrote a short, “My Life Disoriented,” funded by an ITVS grant, which premiered on PBS’s Independent Lens. She wrote another short, “Engaged,” which had its television debut on Sky Angel 2. She has a chapter in the recently published book, Moms Night Out and Other Things I Miss, a devotional written for the film, Mom's Night Out, and was runner up for the CAPE New Writer's Award for her comedy pilot entitled, “South Coast Shuffle.”

Claire lives in Culver City with her husband and three children.

Cinthia Bolden 


Cinthia Bolden is an actor, singer, director, and counselor. She was born in the San Fernando Valley and calls herself a “valley girl.” She has been performing on stage since middle school and has always had a passion for film making. Cinthia has worked in the field of education for the past 15 years. She has been on a mission to combine her passions for film making and mental health. Most recently, Cinthia wrote, directed, and produced a Public Service Announcement on behalf of Erin's Law.  Erin's Law mandates public schools to educate students in pre-school through 12th grade on the prevention of sexual abuse. She has also written mental health and inspirational articles for LevelTen magazine which focuses on teens and tweens who aspire to become actors.  Cinthia is very passionate about making projects that are focused on serving communities and helping others. 


Barbara Baker

Original Song

Barbara Lynn is a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles. She also leads worship for TWIMW (The Women In My World) and "TWIMW Night of Worship." Barbara is releasing her first EP this summer. She is so grateful to have worked on this project with so many people she loves and admires. 


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The[POST] Office

Sound Design

The[POST]Office is an Audio Post Production house based out of Burbank, California. 

They specialize in Sound Design, Re-Recording Mixing, Sound Effects, ADR, Foley and Composing for Film & Television. 

The[POST]Office is owned and operated by Blake Collins and Austin Creek. 


Film Credits

© Birdie's Song is a Marianne Haaland and Cinthia Bolden Production, In association with Moai Films