Sabina is a non-binary actor from Seattle, WA. They have a history in musical theatre and are excited to make their film debut in Hetero! They would like to thank the cast and crew for their creativity, support, and compassion throughout the rehearsing and filming process. Special thanks to Shileah and Ballyhoo Theatre for giving them the tools to have gotten this far. Follow them on Instagram: @sbnage!
Hi! My name is Eden, i use they/them pronouns, and I’m a relative beginner at acting. Hetero was my first big project and put me on the path to study acting in college! My Instagram is @eden.astra if you’d like to keep up with me.
Born in Chicago and raised in Tallahassee and Sacramento, McKensie has now landed in the Pacific Northwest to focus on making art. She completed her actors training at Portland Actors Conservatory with Artists Repertory Theatre and has been working in the local theatre and film industry since. She is interested in telling stories exploring the female experience.
MEET THE CREW
Third Charm Films was created by teen LGBTQ filmmakers—KJ, Bentley, Daisy, Soleil, Ella, Ilah, Sofia, Claire, Renée, Gemma, Eli, Samara, and Nia to name a few—persisting against impossible odds to save the entertainment industry from an unsavory, straight-washed demise.
Composed of two dozen creatives, our sweet, crazy team strives to inspire and help young people around the world to create the stories they wish to see.
THE CAST OF HETERO
Sabina, Jubilee, Adriane, Eden, Jonah, and Mckensie. Read more about them below!
Jubilee Lopez was born in Seattle and raised in Portland. She is currently studying acting and writing with the Atlantic Theater Co. in their Global Virtual Conservatory program. Jubilee loves to write in the morning and read in the evening. Say hi to her on Instagram @jubileelopez and tune in to her monthly newsletter, My Kind of Fun, on substack. Besos!
Adriane Watson is a genderqueer artist. Along with acting, they also sing and write poetry. You can find their on Instagram @adriane.awats. They're originally from Hanford, California, which is a town known only for its connection to Journey and its impressive number of cows. They’ve signed onto all their projects in the hopes of increasing representation in media. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than a sense of belonging.
Jonah Blue was born in Bellingham, Washington and now resides in Seattle. He began acting at the age of seven when cast as an orphan in Annie at the Issaquah Village Theater. The early part of his career consisted of mostly stage work, but in recent years, he has branched out into film. When he’s not acting he’s making music with his band Please The King and longboarding on Alki.
KJ Kieras is an LGBTQ+ writer and director from Seattle, Washington. They have served with Zero Hour, TeenTix and have performed spoken word poetry with Youth Speaks Seattle. They are currently reading too much and thinking about reality TV while pursuing a college education that will happen at some point.
Bentley Eldridge is an LGBTQ+ storyteller, writer, director, and photographer from Seattle, Washington. He strongly advocates for dismantling the industrialized Hollywood media landscape, most importantly to revolutionize it with the authentic presence of underrepresented storytellers, actors, writers, and realities.
CLAIRE (LEAD COSTUME DESIGNER)
Lew Walker enjoys drawing, acting, and the arts community in general. He participated in the TeenTix New Guard, Henry Teen Art Collective, and other teen programs across Seattle.
Sofia Valenta is a set designer and constructor. She attended Garfield High School where she played soccer and wrestled. She promises her jock status in no way impairs her theater capabilities.
GEMMA (MUSIC SUPERVISOR)
SOLEIL (BOOM OP/SOUND MIXER)
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!
DAISY (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
Claire Mattingly is a 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.
LEW (ART DIRECTOR)
SOFIA (SET DESIGNER)
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.
Soleil Cowan-Quan is a sound designer and technician. She's worked with Lesser Known Players and the Bainbridge High School Theater Program. Her hobbies are writing, making, & overthinking.
NIA/LEO (COSTUMING TEAM)
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 a 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.
SAMARA (ORIGINAL SCORE)
ELLA (PRODUCTION MANAGER)
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!
Pop artist and producer Eli Jonathan debuted in 2019 releasing a string of collaborative and self produced EP’s and singles. Towards the end of 2020, Eli set his sights higher and released “Jock,” a conceptual, 5 song EP and its accompanying, coming-of-age short film of the same title. Eli’s continued to produce and write for film and video, marking several more collaborations as a producer into 2021.
ELI (ORIGINAL SCORE)
ELLA (ART TEAM)
Renee went to Garfield High School and was excited to work on her first filmed production with the Hetero team. She on the costume and makeup design for Hetero.
Ella is an artist and musician. She attended Holy Names Academy and is involved in doing tech for their theatre department. She is pumped to be a part of the Hetero art department and crew!
RENÉE (MU + COSTUME TEAM)