LA Picker is a comedy web series about the competitive world of urban treasure hunting (and a dog). Season 1 includes 10 episodes all available on this site and on our YouTube channel. This project about a strong female character is produced, directed, shot, mixed, and composed by a team of women committed to kicking butt and loving cute stuff.
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Devin Sidell plays Sally Sandburg. An L.A. native, Devin graduated from Princeton University in 2002. TV/Film includes Numb3rs, Malcolm in the Middle, The O.C., Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation, About a Boy, Anger Management, The Middle, Ray Donovan, 31, and Grandfathered. L.A. stage credits include Far Away (Odyssey Theatre), Von Lutz (Lillian Theatre), Corpus Christi (Zephyr Theatre), Ug: The Caveman Musical (Attic Theatre), Robots Vs. Fake Robots (Powerhouse Theatre), Love’s Old Sweet Song (Syzygy Theatre Group), Bermuda! (The Broad Stage), Land of the Tigers (Sacred Fools/Burglars of Hamm— L.A. Weekly Award), and The Behavior of Broadus (Sacred Fools/Center Theatre Group). www.devinsidell.com Twitter: @devinsidell
Scott Epstein plays Jonathan Gelman, Sally's arch-nemesis picker. Scott is an actor, singer, education researcher, policy analyst, and community advocate. He graduated with a B.A. in Drama from Duke University in 2001 and earned a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2007. Theater credits include a workshop of Andrew Lippa’s Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown in New York City, Just So Stories (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Jesus Christ Superstar (Allenberry Playhouse), and Brigadoon (Galveston Island Musicals). Scott studies K-12 public education as a researcher at UCLA and serves as the Chair of the Mid City West Community Council.
Shawn (Angus Wallace) was born and raised on a farm near Alexandria, Minnesota. He fled rural life at 18 to study theater and chemistry at St. Olaf College, then used his education as a springboard into the Seattle theater scene where he co-founded Theatre Paradox. Recent theatrical credits include: Love’s Old Sweet Song, by William Saroyan; Blue Night in the Heart of the West, by James Stock; the world premiers of The Room, by Michael Franco and Little Golden Fish, by Jamie Duneier; the U.S. premier of Tender, by Abi Morgan; How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients, adapted by Jeremy Lawrence (both in LA. and in Edinburgh); and Voices from Chornobyl, adapted by Cindy Jenkins.
Elizabeth Yarwood (Writer/Creator) is a filmmaker and cinematographer. In addition to writing, she works as a Director of Photography in both the narrative and documentary worlds. Her work has been seen on the big screen at numerous festivals, such as South by Southwest, and on the small screen, such as PBS. Yarwood holds a BA in Photography from Bard College and an MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Rebecca Louisell is a writer/director and producer. With an undergraduate background in fine art photography and mixed media, she later worked with youth before returning to graduate school for film and television production in cinematic arts at the University of Southern California (USC). While at USC, Rebecca received several scholarships and a College Television Award. Her M.F.A. thesis film Genderfreak premiered at Outfest and showed at thirty festivals worldwide, winning awards at the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival and Translations: the Seattle Transgender Film Festival.