Who We Are

Jeff Thelen

Writer, Director, Producer, Photographer. Jeff is an award-winning oil painter, award-winning screenwriter, and a filmmaker. Jeff wrote, produced and directed “Panopticon,” a feature-length sci-fi film made for the impossibly small sum of $5,000. In order to see the film through to completion, Jeff had to play many roles in addition to producing and directing, editing, doing special effects, and composing the score. Jeff lives in Dunwoody, Georgia, with his family.

Joshua Berwald

Joshua is an actor, producer, writer, and filmmaker. Joshua starred in and co-produced the no-budget sci-fi film “Panopticon” with Jeff Thelen. Due to the non-existent budget, the film took over a year to photograph, on weekends and spare change. It took tenacity and dedication to see the project through to completion. Joshua lives in Atlanta.

Rasa Perk┼źnas

(Right) A native of Lithuania, Rasa is a tireless creative dynamo. Musician, orchestral conductor, photographer, writer and film-maker, Rasa lives in Georgia with her two children.

Chris Manikowski

(Not pictured) A musician and artist, Chris is a focused, highly-imaginative creative contributor to the team. Chris helped get the film “Panopticon” off the ground, and contributed indispensable creative ideas along the way. Chris lives in Georgia.

Anthony Abbott

(Left) Anthony is a musical composer, artist, award-winning writer, and filmmaker. Anthony worked as writer and assistant director on the horror film “Apollyon,” as well as help write music for “Panopticon.” A London native, Anthony lives in Georgia with his wife and children.