Airplane Disasters



Born and Raised in Washington D.C., Josh attended Brown University, where he received his B.A. in Art Semiotics with a focus in both film theory and film production. After graduating from Brown he attended the American Film Institute where he wrote and directed his thesis film EXIT 72. Since receiving his M.F.A. Josh has joined a semi-professional soccer team and continues to play as he pursues his dreams of making feature films.



Monica Young is an accomplished actor/singer/ dancer. Since moving to L.A., she has appeared in several commercials, films, and tv shows including Still Standing, Passions, and the comedy pilot Nobody's Happy. You can also hear her vocals on the current single Come Together. A song for Hurricane Katrina relief featuring Celine Dion, Patti LaBelle, Joss Stone, and many others. Airplane Disasters is her second film working with Zach Horton.



Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Maria Elena was raised in Saudi Arabia and Japan. She began performing at age 6, and modeling at 13. She has done over 50 national commercials for Miller Lite, Vox Vodka, Nestea, Ford, and Coca Cola, and more. Film and Television credits include "Grounded for Life," "Pacific Blue," “This Guy is falling”, and “The Hot Chick”, portraying Bianca, Rob Schneider’s nemesis. She'll next appear in Alan Cumming’s "Suffering Man’s Charity".


Anthony J. Maldonado is a singer/songwriter living in Hollywood, California. He enjoys the classic and has co-produced two albums, also serving as recording engineer, guitarist, and bassist. His music ranges from acoustic folk to aggressive distorted rock.



Evan graduated from USC in May with a BA in theatre. There he was in several shows, including Lady Windermere's Fan, Once in a Lifetime and Sophistry. He now studies at the Lesly Kahn studios and performs improv with a troupe through Improv Olympic.


Carly Craig (Carly) recently starred in "First Date", a comedy which debuted in the LA Film Festival. Craig also guest starred on David E. Kelley's pilot "Halley's Comet". On the stage, she played both woman roles in Neil LaBute's "Bash" and cowrote and starred in many sketch comedy shows at The Second City with her group, The Weisenheimers. She has studied at both The Second City and the Stella Adler Academy.



Ivy Khan graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in theatre. She has performed in over 35 shows around the San Diego and Los Angeles area. Her most recent film credits include Airplane Disasters by Zach Horton and Inbetween Days by director Mike Ott.



Raised in the small Northern California town of Ukiah, Zach has always been fascinated with open vistas, mild insanity, and protracted interpersonal space. He has studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at Oxford University and earned BAs in both Visual Arts (Media) and Philosophy at UC San Diego. He was a 2002 recipient of the national Cary Grant Film Award for his short film work, and recently earned an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute.



James West is a recent graduate from the American Film Institute with an MFA in Cinematography, and currently resides in Los Angeles. He has photographed numerous short films as well as two independent features. A native of the Midwest, James made a living in Chicago as a photographer for almost ten years before attending the AFI Conservatory. He has exhibited his Black and White prints in galleries around the country as well as abroad.


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