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Nathan Mohebbi has appeared in Masters of Sex, Ellen More or Less, Chasing Life, Child of God (directed by James Franco), and Neighbors. Regionally, you might have seen him in Funny Girl, Damn Yankees, or Hairspray. Nathan was cast in the Ovation Award winning The Boy From Oz at Celebration Theatre, and been featured as Ben in the theatre's production of Wolves. He can also be seen in 30 Rock's Keith Powell’s “Keith Broke His Leg” as well as in the upcoming short film “Weather Talk." @nathanmohebbi
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Matthew Bridges comes from a Japanese / Italian family that taught him to appreciate different cultures and ideas—specifically, the arts. You may have seen him in American Horror Story: Cult, Speechless, How To Get Away With Murder, Scorpion, Game Shakers, State of Affairs, or starring as Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible's Unofficial Sing Along Sequel. @hashtagmattyb
Chris Boudreaux is an actor known for his work in Baskets, Escape the Night, Small Shots, and Steam Room Stories—along with a long list of featured, starring, and co-starring roles in a range of other projects. @iamchrisboudreaux
Robin Thorsen is an American actress best known for her role as Clara on the popular web series The Guild and as (aka Robin+Boy Wonder) on the ReelzChannel show Movie Mob. She has also appeared as Julia in Lend Me a Tenor, Ethel in Moon Over Buffalo, Lala in The Last Night at Ballyhoo, Kate in Ladies in Waiting, and Maya from Parks and Recreation. @robinthorsen
Mayank can be seen shaving his beard in The Avengers movie to look like Tony Stark, biking across India in Silicon Valley, or on South Park, Taylor Swifting across the screen. He has also appeared on television in Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, and Fuller House, among others. Cinematically, you can see Mayank in The Tiger Hunter, Trafficked, and Driving While Black. Coming up next year, catch him on Lethal Weapon on FOX and Startup on Sony’s Crackle. @mayankbhatter
Laura is an actress and comedian who's appeared in My Crazy Ex, Vindicated, and Project 420 (among others). On stage, she's played every role imaginable—even appearing in the Off Broadway musical Waiting for Laura. She is also a UCB and Groundlings-trained improv performer as well as a standup comedian who regularly performs at the Comedy Store, Flappers, and various other comedy clubs in Southern California. @ljehartley
Michelle Bernard was born and raised in beautiful Miami, Florida. A talented writer, model, and actress, Michelle has appeared in 9-1-1, Rake, Dads, Any Given Sunday, Dads, Ironside, and BackstageGirlsTV (her own creation). @mbernardactor
David Danipour is a comedic actor based in Los Angeles. He comes from a diverse ethnic background: half Guatemalan and half Middle Eastern. His childhood years were spent in Los Angeles as well as Guatemala. He is known for Kings of Con, My Crazy Ex, and The Comedy. @ADownpour
Dan is a comedy writer from Chicago turned LA beach rat (with the tank top tan to prove it). During the day, he’s an Associate Creative Director at AwesomenessTV, pitching original programming for Awesomeness, Awestruck, and DreamworksTV. As a writer, he’s created shows, shorts, and pilots—on top of national commercials and ad campaigns for Kia Motors, Harley-Davidson, Jack in the Box, and Universal Studios. His original comedy musical, Musical Therapy, is currently playing in Chicago, DC, and (cross your fingers) LA. And his short film, Magic H8 Ball, well, you know all about that. @NotHassAvocados
Shawn Adeli is a director, cinematographer, animator, and producer with an insanely long list of impressive credits. He's directed, shot, and edited countless high-production videos for Todrick Hall, RuPaul, Pentatonix, MTV, Superfruit, and every drag queen you've ever heard of—with a few passion projects of his own coming out late 2018. @shawnadeli
Jasha Klebe is a composer known for emotive melodies and impactful scores. Most notably, Jasha co-scored the BAFTA and Emmy nominated music of BBC’s Planet Earth II, alongside Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers Music composer, Jacob Shea. He also wrote the Emmy nominated music of National Geographic’s Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes and the score to Netflix’s Oscar nominated documentary, Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom. @jashaklebe
FROM THE DIRECTOR
So, yeah. I got chlamydia. Once. Maybe twice.
Don’t look at me like that—we’ve all been there. Stuck in the clinic waiting room, leg shaking, checking out the guy across from you even though, duh, he’s probably here for the same reason you are. It’s an awkward, itchy, embarrassing experience. And it can turn devastating fast when you find out that you contracted gono-whatever from someone you thought you could trust. That hurts. A lot.
Inflammation aside, Magic H8 Ball is about the unanswerable questions we ask ourselves after a shock like that. What did I do wrong? Do I love him more than he loves me? Who am I without him? Did he cheat on me because my nipples point different directions?
Gay heartbreak (like gay relationships) are their own beast, and Magic H8 Ball tries to capture with full honesty (and hopefully, hilarity) the 20-something gay experience in 2018. It's a wild, weird, heartfelt, and refreshingly inappropriate dude-on-dude dramedy—and every ounce of credit belongs to the amazing, hardworking, super attractive, and entirely LGBTQ+ cast, crew, and creative team who connected with the film on a level I never even imagined, ran with it, and worked their asses off for months and months to bring this to life.
We’ve all been Adam. Felt the shame, confusion, and dejection he’s trying to cope with. Wished for an easy answer to our problems. Gotten a taste of pure freedom and been left craving more. Let our hate and insecurities get the better of us. But it’s a story we all share—as heartfelt as it is humorous as it is real. And now, we’re excited to share it with you.
Also, go get tested.
- Dan Hass
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West Hollywood, CA