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Katie Morgan began her career at NBC Sports as a Production Assistant for NBA SHOW TIME and SUN AMERICA SPORTS DESK. While moving through the ranks at NBC, she was hired as Associate Producer for the Olympics. In 2002, she was awarded an Emmy for her work in the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City as well as her work for the 2009 Winter Olympic Games in Bejing.

She joined Major League Baseball Productions and served as Associate Producer on the programs FOX’s This Week in Baseball, YES NETWORK’s Yankeeography and Yankee History, SPIKE TV’s Maximum MLB, ESPN’s Being A-Rod, ESPN’s Roger Clemens: The Season, and the 2006 NY Emmy Award: Yankeeography: Graig Nettles.

Katie is the Executive Producer of Sunbelt Classic Productions. In 2004, she produced the documentary THE SUNBELT CLASSIC: WHERE THE PROS ARE BORN.

Born and raised in Berlin, Germany and went on to study film in New York City. He has since directed numerous short films, music videos and the feature-length film “Meridian”, which played in festivals around the world and earned awards for Best Film and Best Directing.

His short film “The Bridge”, has won Best Film Awards at the 2010 Athens Film Festival and the First Film Festival in Beijing and has screened at international festivals such as Sao Paulo, San Diego and New Orleans. He is the founder and executive producer of The Film Gym.

Eun-ah Lee was born and raised in Asia and spent half of her years in America. She stud- ied cinematography at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to film, she was trained as a painter in Seoul and in the States. Her works have screened at international festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, Pusan, Singapore, Manila and many others. Her notable works are Teressa Tunney’s TED AND ALICE starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, and Sari Dalena’s RIGODON which won the Best Feature in Greece. She has worked with Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, John Williams, Smashing Pumpkins, Sheryl Crow, Iman, and Rain (Korean pop icon). She is a recipient of the Nestor Almendros Award for Excellence in Cinematography and the Annie Award for Best Cinematography in the Philippines.

Uno Helmersson is a guitarist and a composer who studied music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. He composes and produces music for film, TV and com- mercials internationally. His most recent projects include ARMIDILLO, HVOR KRAGERNE VENDER, THE BRIDGE, and THROUGH THE NIGHT, to name a few. Besides his composing, he works as an assistant for Johon Söderqvist – one of Sweden’s most successful modern composers.

Brian Scibinico is a sound designer, mixer, and composer who manages and runs the audio division at Click 3X called “Sounds Like Click”. “Sounds Like Click” provides sound design, mixing and original music services for films, commercials and television shows.

Some highlights of his career include: sound design for WHICH WAY HOME [Oscar Nominated / Emmy Wining Documentary], sound editing for THE NEW TENENTS [Oscar 2010 Short Film Winner], and Supervising Sound Editing / Mixing for GASLAND [Sundance 2010 Documentary Special Jury Prize Winner].

Brian recently won an Emmy for sound design as a part of the Gramercy Post team, for their work on History’s WWII in HD.


Sara……………Melissa Leo
Sonny………….Peter Gerety
Angelina………Kelly Hutchinson
Priest…………..David Lansbury



Melissa Leo received an Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award for her tour de force performance in THE FIGHTER. She also received Oscar and SAG nominations for her starring role in FROZEN RIVER for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and a Spotlight Award from the National Board of Review among countless other accolades.

Leo shared a Best Ensemble acting award from the Phoenix Film Critics Society for her outstanding work in 21GRAMS opposite Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn. Her most re- cent films include CONVICTION, opposite Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell and WELCOME TO THE RILEYS’ opposite James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart. Other notable film work includes THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA in which she starred opposite Dwight Yoakam and Tommy Lee Jones, and HIDE AND SEEK in which she starred opposite Robert DeNiro.

Leo can be seen in the upcoming films RED STATE written and directed by Kevin Smith, SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA opposite Robert Duvall and in MILDRED PEIRCE the HBO minise- ries directed by Todd Haynes in which Melissa stars opposite Kate Winslett.

Leo’s television credits include the current HBO series TREME’ from executive producer Da- vid Simon, and she is known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Detective Kay Howard on HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS.

Leo studied Drama at Mount View Theatre School in London, England and later at the SUNY Purchase Acting Program.


Peter Gerety has had a prolific career, appearing in over 30 movies: Clint Eastwood’s CHANGLING, Mike Nichol’s CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, Robert Redford’s LEGEND OF BAG- GER VANCE, Stephen Gaghan’s SYRIANA, Spike Lee’s INSIDE MAN, George Clooney’s LEATHERHEADS, Kimberly Pierce’s STOP- LOSS, James Ivory’s SURVIVING PICASSO, HOL- LYWOOD ENDING and THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION both directed by Woody Allen, and PEOPLE I KNOW with Al Pacino.

On television Peter left an indelible impression as Det. Stu Garty on HOMICIDE, as well as the critically acclaimed show THE WIRE. He currently can be seen in 3 television series RU- BICON, MERCY and BROTHERS AND SISTERS. He has also been seen in LAW AND ORDER (all versions), the WB’s BEDFORD DIARIES, CONVICTION, THE JOB, THIRD WATCH, and he recurred as Dick Knight on ED.

On Broadway Peter was seen in Martin McDonaugh’s LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, as well as NEVER GONNA DANCE, MACBETH, CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER, and in Pinter’s T HOTHOUSE. Off-Bway credits include; Susan Lori-Park’s FUCKING A, FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, and HENRY V with Liev Schreiber.

Peter spent a good number of years acting and directing with both Trinity Repertory of Providence, and the Dallas Theater Center.


Kelly Hutchinson made her Broadway debut in MACBETH starring Kelsey Grammer and Peter Gerety. She has worked extensively on the stage, both on Broadway and off, origi- nating the role of Priscilla Ceiling in the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s HOMEBODY/ KABUL at the New York Theatre workshop. Kelly recently appeared in the premiere pro- duction of Richard Nelson’s HOW SHAKESPEARE WON THE WEST at the Huntington Theatre. Regionally she has worked at Yale Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, the McCarter Theatre, and many others.

Kelly had a recurring role on Comedy Central’s STRANGERS WITH CANDY, guest leads on LAW AND ORDER, LAW AND ORDER:SVU, HACK and THE JURY. On film, Kelly recently appeared opposite Jim True Frost and Laila Robbins in SLIPPERY SLOPE. She can also be seen in Steven Spielberg’s CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and Sidney Lumet’s CRUEL AND UNUSUAL for HBO.

Jordan Bayne – Writer | Producer | Director

Jordan Bayne’s career began as an actor working with such great talent as Martin Sheen and Ernie Hudson in A STRANGER IN THE KINGDOM and again with Sheen in MERCY OF THE SEA. Her television career started with Showtime’s POLTERGEIST-THE LEGACY and she has also been seen on the critically acclaimed LAW & ORDER. Her first role in the theatre landed her onstage with James Gandolfini and Marisa Tomei in the Naked Angels production of SUMMER WINDS. Bayne had an award nominated turn in the independent film UNDER HELLGATE BRIDGE with Dominick Chianese and Vincent Pastore where one critic noted, “Jordan Bayne proves that true strength lies in vulnerability.”

Bayne’s writing and directorial debut was the short film ARGO, starring Jordana Spiro [My Boys, Harry’s Law]. Bayne is currently on the festival circuit with her powerful film THE SEA IS ALL I KNOW, an extraordinary story of love in the face of death, starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. The film had its World Premiere at the Palm Springs International ShortFest where the audience voted it for Best of Fest. At the Rhode Island International Film Festival Ms.Leo took home Grand Prize for Best Actress.

Currently Bayne is in development on her feature film directorial debut.

“One of the finest directors I have ever worked with…” – Melissa Leo

An incredibly moving tale of family and faith. Melissa Leo gives a heart-wrenching, typically brilliant performance.” – Darryl MacDonald, Executive Director, Palm Springs International ShortFest

“Jordan Bayne does such a great job of directing Melissa Leo and Peter Gerety, among others, in the Sea Is All I Know, that I likewise cannot imagine her career languishing. She has a very bright future ahead of her in American cinema.” – Darryl MacDonald, Executive Director, Palm Springs International ShortFest

“Amazing Performances And Beautifully Directed” – Allison Anders, Filmmaker, Gas, Food & Lodging

“A Tour De Force…Moving, Painterly, Human…A Brilliant Film” – Jett Loe, FilmTalk

“Through excellent casting and classic storytelling Bayne has created an Oscar worthy unconventional love story” – Kimberly Jessie, The Huffington Post

“Scorecard: 10: This is a moving, fully realized film that showcases Academy Award winner Melissa Leo at her finest…” – Bruce Fessier, Desert Sun Review

“Emotional, haunting, and honest. Writer/Director Jordan Bayne allows the viewer to get pulled into the characters’ inner conflict.  Leo’s raw, jaw-dropping performance can take an audience’s breath away.  Gerety (The Wire) is so perfectly cast, he turns in an outstanding and multilayered performance. The film packs an emotional punch as is, reminding you that even in the darkest places, family, hope, and love can be found.” – Jessica Gardner, Back Stage.com

“With Bayne’s subtle, assured direction and powerful performances from Leo and Gerety, you won’t want to turn your back on The Sea.” – Christopher Wood, The Weekly Volcano

“The Sea Is All I Know starring Melissa Leo and Peter Gerety is powerful, haunting, and memorable. It is beautifully human, and a rare gem because of it, and it will stay with you long after the film ends.” – Henry K, Brave New Hollywood

“It is amazing so you are able to tell such a meaningful and intense story is such a short period of time. This film is wound so tight and so powerful that the you find that you were holding your breath throughout. The short is very smartly and sharply directed by Jordan Bayne.” – Media Mikes

“Bayne brilliantly juxtapositions the actors dialogue with symbolism. This short movie superbly tackles contentious moral issues with skillful acting and direction. Thoroughly recommended and thought provoking.” – Darren Cheers, Huffington Post

“It is a little gem of a movie that really does show off Jordan Bayne as a great script writer but also a fine craftswoman when it comes to weaving together storylines and character layers.” – Helen Earnshaw, Female First“Though very hilarious is she, Baynes directing hat is nothing to laugh at.” – Quanda Graves, California Crusader Newspaper

“Jordan Bayne’s poised and delicate direction and excellent acting from Leo and Gerety provides 28 minutes of poignant storytelling.” – Josh Lyons, The Coach Potato Club

“The film is an incredibly moving and immersive experience; filled with meaning and worthy of the highest praise.  I expect we’ll see much more from this bright young director in the future.” – Richard Lennox, Filmoria

“Probably the most important thing about filmmaking, is that you really know what your story is, and you restrict it to only the things that are necessary to tell that story. The Sea Is All I Know is a complete, short story about loss – and, perhaps, a little hope.” – Nicole Potter, Films in Review

“Rarely does so much emotions get packed into a short film, but Jordan Bayne showed her experience in crafting one that is as layered as it can get.  Recommended.” – A Nutshell Review

“Bayne’s 30-minute tale is the epitome of why short fiction filmmaking survives. It captures your attention from the start, hardly allows you to breathe along the way, and leaves you feeling as though your heart has been ripped from your chest as the credits roll and the haunting title song is played one last time. A nomination for The Sea Is All I Know would give credit where credit is due.” – Caitlin Colford, Paste Magazine

“Intimate, gripping and heart-wrenching, with raw and powerful performances from Leo, Gerety and Hutchinson. This was an beautiful film, which I recommend you see if you have the opportunity.”  – Olisa, Hey Do You.

“One of the buzziest (Oscar) possibilities, though, is Jordan Bayne’s The Sea Is All I Know which stars the LEOgend herself, Oscar winner Melissa Leo.” –  Nathaniel R, The Film Experience

“The Sea Is All I Know is beset by surprising moments of grace and human kindness.” Melissa Leo

is something of a revelation here.” – Timothy E Raw – Cineoutsider

“(Melissa) Leo raises her game… Filled with great performances, and featuring an emotional punch that cannot be ignored, The Sea is All I Know is a short film that leaves a lasting impression.” – Big Thoughts from a Small Mind

An extraordinary story of love in the face of death. THE SEA IS ALL I KNOW is an honest portrait of a family coming to terms with their relationship to death. When estranged couple, Sara [Melissa Leo] and Sonny [Peter Gerety], come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis and brutal heartbreak. In the end, an act of selfless love, renews their lives, transcends their loss of faith, even death itself.

Directed and Written by Jordan Bayne

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