Third Charm Films is a one-of-its kind collective of teen filmmakers, actors, writers, and activists turning low-budget art into powerful cinematic storytelling. Our new five-part miniseries, Hetero, enters festivals in 2021.
Quinn Goodman is Far Water High's lovely leader of GSA — headstrong, courageous, and committed to saving their GSA from eminent doom. Stands up to the homophobic teachers at Far Water! Hopeless with words around pretty cheerleaders...
Sarai Mendez is the enigmatic and lovable lesbian in our wonderfully gay show. Witty, feisty, quick with those comebacks. Outwardly energetic, proud, and always there for her best friend Quinn. The relationship with her family is another story.
Zel Amari is the most consistent voice of reason at Far Water High. She's dependable and responsible, the mom of the group. Not everyone follows her advice (which they certainly will regret). Sometimes she feels like she's just in the shadows.
The walking, talking Claire's store. Life of the party. The first one to chant. Rebellious beyond social norms (with exceptionally good fashion). Deeply invested in the moment, but dramatic to a fault around Far Water's resident hot commie.
The eyeshadow is everything. So is the Communist Manifesto. Dawns the trench coat in the hot sun. They've got the flair, the stoicism, and the Soviet anthem down to a tee. Carefree but ultimately sorrowful under the veil.
Outwardly, Olivia is a confident, well-known cheerleader who never misses a beat to smile back. She's very empathetic, always trying to please everyone, but she struggles to find her true self in the small world of Far Water High.
Kendall Kieras is an 18 year old writer, LGBT+ and climate justice activist. They have served with Zero Hour, TeenTix and Youth Speaks Seattle. They truly believe in the power of stories to change the world.
Co-Director, DP, Editor
Bentley Eldridge is a queer 18 year old director whose love for world-building, writing, photography, and dismantling the norms of Hollywood filmmaking seem to have merged into one frame.
Daisy Schreiber is very enthusiastic, perpetually worried, and splits time between 14/48:HS and TeenTix, both of which she loves very much. ‘Good art’ is anything that makes you feel less alone.
Ella Park is an 18 year old writer and amateur pianist. Previously she has been seen working in Seattle with Teen Tix, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), High School 14:48, and 5th Avenue Theatre.
Ilah Walker is a 18 year old who enjoys drawing, acting, and the arts community in general. She participates in the TeenTix New Guard, Henry Teen Art Collective, and other teen programs across Seattle.
Sofia Valenta is a 17 year old set designer and constructor. She attends Garfield High School where she also plays soccer and wrestles. She promises her jock status in no way impairs her theater capabilities.
Lead Costume Designer
Claire Mattingly is a 17-year-old dancer, director, and makeup artist. She competes in Mock Trial competitions, is president of Theater and Film Club at her school, and always loves a good book.
Makeup & Wardrobe
Renee is currently a senior at Garfield High School and is excited to work on her first filmed production with the Hetero team. She on the costume and makeup design for Hetero.
Makeup & Wardrobe
Nia/Leo Fletcher is on the costuming team for production Hetero. They love expressing their creativity in different ways and are excited to be part of the crew. They can’t wait to share Hetero with others!
Art & Wardrobe
Ella is an 18 year old artist and musician. She attends Holy Names Academy and is involved in doing tech for their theatre department. She is pumped to be a part of the Herero art department and crew!
Boom & Sound Mixer
Soleil Cowan-Quan is a 17 year old sound designer and technician. She's worked with Lesser Known Players and the Bainbridge High School Theater Program. Her hobbies are writing, making, & overthinking.
Social Media Team
Eden is considerably excited to submit their bio in the coming weeks. Eden lives in the woods and only eats sticks and bugs, They have 900,000,000 children and are a garden gnome in their spare time.
Gemma Cross is a photographer and videographer based in Seattle. She is thrilled to be joining the team in bringing the authentic score to life with the wonderful works of local Seattlle artists.
Samara is a Seattle born singer/songwriter. She's so excited to be a part of the Third Charm Films team to deliver an authentic, powerful experience that the world truly needs. She's very excited for this project!
Eli Jonathan is an artist/producer from Seattle, WA. His musical career spans over many bands, genres, and areas across the Pacific Northwest. He's pumped to work with the team!