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Lorene Machado - Director

Lorene directed, produced and edited Margaret Cho's "Notorious C.H.O." concert film. She also produced Margaret Cho's first concert film, "I'm the One That I Want." Machado previously produced and directed for ABC News' "Life 360." She also worked on many other television projects, including: "Best Kept Secrets" (Story Producer), "World's Wildest Police Videos" (Writer), "Robotica (Story Producer), "Mission Mars" (Segment Producer / Writer), "A Salute to America's Pets" (Associate Producer) and "The Infinite Voyage." Before her bottomless descent into reality television, Machado was the Coordinating Producer on the "Bob Hope Specials" on NBC for several seasons. Machado is currently directing and producing two more films with Margaret Cho: a road documentary tentatively titled "Belle De Tour" and a concert film of Cho's new live show, "Revolution."

Eve Buigues - "Sophie" and Music

Eve is better known as half of the LA based band, Jariya. As lead singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and keyboardist for Jariya she plays in LA clubs frequently and has recently written, performed and produced music for Margaret Cho's "Notorious C.H.O". Jariya also composed and produced all of the music for "Starcrossed". This is Eve's first role in a film.

Kari Camelio- "Ginger"

Making her film debut in "Starcrossed", Kari Camelio is best known for her work in the music industry. As manager of Record One recording studio, she has assisted in the creation of countless records for some of the biggest performers in music. She embarked on a new adventure last year returning to college to obtain her degree in veterinary medicine.

Plume Buigues - "Danielle" and Light Design

A veteran to stage and screen productions, Plume has worked in theater, onstage and behind the scenes in Los Angeles and Europe. An accomplished light designer, Plume's work has been seen in too many stage productions in Los Angeles to count and she can be found most of the time running lights for the premier teen news show, "Channel One".

Mark Vasconcellos- "Mark Rose" and Camera

Mark's stage and screen credits include roles in Hitmen, The Bold and The Beautiful, General Hospital, Sisters, Totally Hidden Video and The Bob Hope Christmas Special. He has studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory and with Arthur Mendoza. Mark is also an accomplished cameraman and spent half of his time working on "Starcrossed" behind the camera.


Jack Stahlman- "Todd" and Sound

Born and raised in Minnesota, Jack graduated cum laude from DePauw University in Indiana. After training professionally in Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre and The Second City, Jack headed west hearing there was a shortage of actors in the greater Los Angeles area. Shortly after his arrival in LA in September 2002, Starcrossed producers were in dire need of an actor to play a gay man. Seeing as there is also a shortage of gay men in Hollywood and West Hollywood, the allegedly straight Jack was the next best thing. Since coming to LA, Jack has acted in three student films and he has dabbled in the soap opera genre working on Days of Our Lives. Jack also works in the production end of the business they call show, assisting in the latest of Margaret Cho’s live concerts, Cho Revolution.

Tony Machado - "Tony"

Bio coming soon.

Ellen Forney- "Kari"

Ellen is a Seattle-based cartoonist, whose artwork appears in LA
Weekly, BUST Magazine, The Stranger, and other publications. Excited to even have a tiny role, this is Ellen's first film appearance. Her work can be found various places on the web, most
predictably at


Andrea Bensmiller- "Andrea", Boom, Music, and Webdesign

Andrea, along with Eve is half of the LA based band, Jariya, and she can be found most of the time behind a guitar and a soundboard working on live and studio music projects for Jariya and its sister-project studio, Flyderbee Music. This is Andrea's first film role. In addition to helping out with sound, Andrea designed the "Starcrossed" website and with the other members of Jariya, composed, produced and performed all of its music.

Kirk Miller - Director of Photography

Kirk has been behind the camera for over ten years. Recent Director of Photography credits include "Notorious C.H.O.," "Survival Skills," a half-hour comedy pilot, and the Emmy-winning documentary special "Inside the Experience Music Project." He also plugged in the lights for the feature "The Business of Fancydancing" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year.

Ran Barker - Assistant Director

RAN grew up on his families Farm/Ranch in West Texas. He Graduated from Tarleton State University/Texas A&M and moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to pursue an acting career. He studied film at UCLA and AFI and appeared in over 100 national commercials, feature films and TV series before joining Warner Bros. in 1989 to become Department head of Corporate Services for 6 years before becoming Administrator of TV in 1994, working with ER, FRIENDS, LIVING SINGLE, SUDDENLY SUSAN, & 30 other shows. In 1997, he went to work with JOHN WELLS PRODUCTIONS and worked With the productions of ER, TRINITY, WEST WING, ADVERSARIES & THIRD WATCH. He left JWP in 1999 to do indie films such as "Border to Border", "GAME DAY", "FUGLY" and "I'M THE ONE THAT I WANT", "APPLE JACK", "PUZZLED" and "NOTORIOUS C.H.O." and “STARCROSSED”. His projects have won several film festivals including Best Comedy-NY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL, Best Film--LAS VEGAS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL and Top 10 finalist in Project Greenlight. He is currently working on the new MARGARET CHO concert Film to be Shot in May 2003.

Katt Phillips- Hair and Makeup

Bio Coming Soon


© 2003 Lorene Machado