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Cast and Crew



Christopher Karbo, Jack

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Chris attended Edgewood High School, where he discovered his passion for acting. After appearing in every available production, he was off to Viterbo University in La Crosse to study his craft. Following graduation, Chris returned to the Madison area, and was seen in a number of productions before moving to Chicago. After four years, he finally decided to make the big leap, and after completing The House That Jack Built, Chris moved to LA to pursue a career as an actor and filmmaker.

Chris has had a variety of wonderful experiences performing in Madison, Door County, all over the Chicagoland area, and appearing at the New York International Fringe Festival…twice! On stage, he has most recently been seen as John Wilkes Booth in MTM’s production of Assassins, the critically acclaimed production of Putting It Together, Mr. Gilmer in CTM’s To Kill A Mockingbird, and El Gallo in The Fantasticks.

On screen, Chris has appeared in the horror short The Hole and, with Katherine Heigl (of TV’s Grey’s Anatomy), in the feature film Side Effects, directed by Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau.

For more on Chris, including information on upcoming projects, visit Karbo.net. You can also visit his IMDB profile.

Cerissa Chaney, Liz

Cerissa Chaney is a yogini and a designer. Her medium of choice is the body, and she’s attracted to projects which express the beauty and diversity of life in movement and fashion.

Sometimes this makes her a filmmaker, an actress or a poet, but most often, a model and a dancer.

The more time she spends visiting new places, playing sports and collaborating/performing with other artists, the happier she is.


Matt Knudsen, Tristfar

Matt Knudsen started modeling for print and on the runway in New York, New York. He soon took to the theatre, co-starring as Little John in Freedom’s First Light: The Legend of Robin Hood before appearing on stage in Toronto and throughout Wisconsin.

He has since played the lead in several short films, including the titular superhero in director Art Helterbran Jr.’s The Everyman. Matt exercised his evil intent as the lead villain in the sci-fi dystopian cable television series Chrys Seven, quickly followed by his enigmatic role as the last man alive in In the Beginning.

Besides his mysterious role in The House That Jack Built, Matt also created the prosthetics.

He lives in Neenah, WI with his wife and children.



William J. Meyer, Director

William has been making short films ever since the 80’s, when he and his younger brother ran through a Wisconsin forest toting a gargantuan VHS camcorder.

He first fell in love with cinéma when a montage of clips from the films of Akira Kurosawa aired on the Academy Awards.

William maintains the Robotika Applied Media Lab as a creative outlet.

He wrote this bio in the third person.


Georgia Lyon, Co-Producer

Georgia Lyon is co-owner of Golden Tooth Productions, a Madison area video production company she operates with her husband Jeff.

In 2006 Georgia produced and edited The Sound From Beyond, a short existential horror film that features actual space sounds from NASA and the University of Iowa’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Georgia recently completed Growing in Knowing: the Gateway to Midvale Gardens, a documentary about the building of a sculptural entryway to the Midvale Community-School Garden in Madison, Wisconsin.


Jeff Lyon, Co-Producer / Director of Photography

Jeff realized his passion for filmmaking the moment he held a Bolex 16mm spring-wound camera in his hands. Along with his wife Georgia, he is a founder and co-owner of Golden Tooth Productions.

His works have appeared in numerous festivals, including the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and Undershorts in Chicago.

Jeff’s fiction has been published in The Best Underground Fiction: Volume One, next to writers such as Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), and Elizabeth Crane (All This Heavenly Glory).

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