Cast

Emily Kirk (Christina) is an actor, stand up comedian and (award-winning) filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Including Happenstance, she stars lead in the upcoming feature, Vengeance Girl (dir. by Brialynn Massie) and the short film, Farah (dir. by Madeleine Perez), which is currently making its way into the festival circuit. She performs in many comedy clubs throughout Los Angeles and is very proud to have produced and starred in a passion project entitled, CLOSER: A Scene Reimagined, which shows an alternate reality where Closer's Alice and Dan are two women in a relationship. Coming Soon, Emily can be seen in Oxygen Network's Accident, Suicide or Murder (dir. by Dominik Rausch) and the feature film, Blinders (dir. by Tyler Savage). As well as film, she is so excited to make her voiceover debut this fall on the storytelling podcast, The College Tapes (dir. by Lauren Shippen) from Atypical Artists. 

Christian Sullivan (Keith) is an actor and musician who comes from St. Louis, Missouri. Since studying in St. Louis, New York, and Los Angeles, he loves performing on both film and the stage. Along with Happenstance, he's starred in the award-winning short films, Buttons The Great (dir. by Noah Marger) and Playing Ourselves (dir. by Nicolas Alayo) and is in the up-and-coming Los Angeles Band, Temple Monarc.

Crew

Chris Van Valey (Director of Photography) moved to Los Angeles to pursue music  and studied acting for 5 years.  To learn as much as possible, from all angles,  he worked in the production world of commercials, music videos, and cinema for nearly a decade.  He then started a new business and spent time traveling the U.S. and the world, meeting people from all walks, seeing spectacular earth,  witnessing incredible light, and gathering amazing and simple experiences while capturing many of them with his camera.  He's covered subjects from fashion, travel, fine art, portraiture, sneakers, runways, short films, promo videos, and much more. He was accepted and studied in the Mastered-Photography program with Nick Knight and  has studied with some of the best people in that world through the Global Cinematography Institute. Chris is currently working on a handful of upcoming projects and we're excited to see the vision he brings!  

Devin Johnson (Composer) is a composer from Los Angeles, California. Deeply inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s long time collaborative composer, Bernard Herrmann, Devin attended the UCLA composer’s program and eventually began working as an assistant at Remote Control Productions. Since then, he has composed music for films that went to festivals including Cannes, Toronto Film Festival, Sundance, and South by Southwest. Upcoming films in 2020 where you can hear his original scores include Blinders (dir. by Tyler Savage), Maestro (dir. by Eva Doležalová), and Three Toy Indians (dir. by Keene McRae). When he’s not composing music, he enjoys covering songs with his girlfriend and cheering on the Los Angeles Kings. 

 

 

Additional crew:

Brett Emanuel

(Assistant Director)

Michelle Gernon

(Script Supervisor/Production Assistant/Hair)

Richard Trejo

(Sound)

Erika Barillas

(Makeup)

Walter L

(Additional Music)

  • Official IMDB Page
  • Happenstance Instagram
  • Happenstance Facebook Page