Michael Rotman- Director, Executive Producer
Since his arrival in Los Angeles, from Connecticut Michael Rotman has contributed his writing skills and sharp humor to such critically acclaimed programs as "South Park", "Later with Greg Kinnear", and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1997 for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program. Rotman, a Syracuse University alumni and Emerson College Graduate School alum is currently head writer for "Strip Poker", a new game/variety show for USA Broadcasting. "The Oz Witch Project" marks Rotman's debut as a director, which he hopes to continue to persue in films and music videos.
Rotman has three simple dreams in life; that the Red Sox win the World Series, that his Hartford Whalers move back to Connecticut, and that the hockey gods one day make Peter Karmanos, Gary Bettman and Governor John Rowland suffer for the attrocities they have commited against Hartford Whaler Hockey fans.
Meredith Salenger - Dorothy
Meredith was born and raised in Malibu, California. She began her acting career at the age of eight when the director, John Huston discovered her and placed her in the feature film, "Annie." Her breakthrough performance came when she landed her first major role starring as the lead character in Disney's, "The Journey of Natty Gann" with John Cusack. Her role in that film earned her the award 'Best Actress in a dramatic feature film' in the "Youth in Film awards." She continued her success acting in the films: "A Night in the life of Jimmy Reardon" with River Phoenix; "Dream a Little Dream, "The Kiss," and "Village of the Damned." When she was 18 years old she left Hollywood for Harvard University where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology. Meredith returned to California and resumed her acting carrer and this year appeared opposite Oliver Platt in David E. Kelley's, "Lake Placid." She continues to do feature films and television shows and we are very pleased that she could be part of our little indie short film, "The Oz Witch Project" as Dorothy. (She made us say this)
Curtis Eames - The Cowardly Lion
After graduating Phillips Academy, Andover and earning a B.S. in Performance Studies at Northwestern University Curtis stepped into the shoes (paws) of his life long hero Bert Lahr. His studies with William Esper in New York, appearances on "New York Undercover", "Late Night with David Letterman" and several independent films (most recently in the highly acclaimed and soon to be released "The Real Whatever") were the stepping stones to the coveted part of the Cowardly Lion in "The Oz Witch Project." Represented by the Henderson/Hogan Agency and Sager Management in Los Angeles Curtis continues in his admiration of the late great Mr. Lahr and aspires to the same high artistic standards.
Guy Stevenson - The Tin Man
Guy was born and raised in beautiful Long Island, New York. After four years in the
Marine Corps (Guy was an important part of "Operation Desert Storm" and the fall of comunism in
Russia and Eastern Europe) he studied film at San Diego State University. He is curently taking
classes at "The Groundlings" and is preforming in "Fool" the inprov. group of the Sacred Fools
Theater Company. Guy lives in Holywood with his two cats. He is also a robot.
Ron Repel Jr. - Scarecrow
Corey Scott Levin - AD