WAKE UP GIRLS – DIRECTED BY DELANEY BISHOP

WAKE UP GIRLS (2:16)
Directed by Delaney Bishop
Featuring Felix Monet, Monique Alvarez, Samantha Lopez,
Music by Christian Zerpa
Cinematography by Richard Briglia
Styling by Jamal Harris
Hair & Makeup by David DuMortier & Felix Monet
Graphics by Omar Acosta
SYNOPSIS
Wake Up Girls (2:16) directed by Delaney Bishop, is a short film about the “morning after”. Featuring Felix Monet, Monique Alvarez, and Samantha Lopez, the three girls wake up in a surreal world, and find themselves and each other. Music by Christian Zerpa, cinematography by Richard Briglia, styling by Jamal Harris. Hair and makeup by David DuMortier & Felix Monet, with graphics by Omar Acosta.
CONTRIBUTORS BIOS
Delaney Bishop
Delaney Bishop is a filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles. As a photographer, Delaney was named a Surface Magazine Avant Guardian. He has worked with celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Marilyn Manson and Snoop Dogg. Campaigns and editorial include Guess Marciano, Tom Ford, and Flaunt. In 2008, his twenty minute short ‘Death of Salvador Dali’, featuring Dita Von Teese, was presented at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Both his Dali film and his ‘Pinatas Revenge’ short have played festivals and events around the globe, including LAFF, Seattle International, and SXSW, cumulatively winning over a dozen awards. He is represented by Current Content
Felix Monet
Monique Alvarez
Monique Alvarez is a multicultural actress and TV host with American/Colombian/Cuban roots. She began acting at an early age from home to plays at school and up through University at FSU where Burt Reynolds discovered her vibrant talent while directing her in an award winning short film. She now lives and works in Los Angeles acting for film, theater, commercials and television. She recently hosted two network bilingual pilots and was the lead in two international and national commercials airing soon. Monique loves what she does and sees the art of acting as a journey to experience life at its fullest.
Richard Briglia
Richard Briglia is an award winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles. working mostly in commercials and promos, Richard has also shot independent films, music videos, experimental films, and docs.
Over the past few years, Richard’s accomplishments have been recognized by Promax/bda, advertising age, the New York television festival, Los Angles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the independent television festival and the American Film Institute.
Felix Monet
Omar Acosta
Omar Acosta was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and a native of New York City. In his formative years, he attended New York City’s prestigious experimental public school, Emily Dickinson Public School 75. Here, at the early age of 10, he obtained his first award from PBS 13 for the fine arts. This set the stage for his art, which included elements of graffiti and urban culture, to be showcased in numerous venues.
In 1993, he moved to Puerto Rico to polish his Spanish and continue his study of fine art, photography and illustration at The Art League of Old San Juan. Growing weary of the quiet life of Puerto Rico, Omar was drawn back to New York where he spent his time designing record packaging for an eclectic mix of local DJ’s and bands.
In 2002, after having built a unique portfolio with clients such as MTV, MTV Latin America, Cliff Freeman and Partners and numerous others, he enrolled at Parsons School of Design with a generous merit-based scholarship to continue pursuing his artistic studies. Upon completing his studies at Parsons, Omar was invited by MTV Latin America to become Art Director at their headquarters in Miami Beach. Omar has a passion for film and narrative that extends far beyond socially-acceptable norms.
In 2008, after moving to Los Angeles, Omar was brought in to provide creative design inspiration on the Microsoft Surface project, a unique multi-user, multi-touch interaction experience. At Surface, Omar creatively probed new design directions and new expressions of the natural user interface (NUI) and our new modes of human-computer interaction. He has met and surpassed the challenges of intuitive interface design, while being forced to leave traditional interface tools and cues behind. The results included several gesture and design patents as well as a dedicated appearance on Warner Brother’s Extra News among others.
Over the course of his career he has directed, designed and produced numerous award-winning spots that continue to gain critical recognition as marks of excellence.
He now lives in Venice Beach, California.
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