Mike C. Manning is an actor and producer of award-winning film and television projects. Mike executive produced the film Folk Hero & Funny Guy, which received raved reviews after premiering at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and stars Wyatt Russell, Melanie Lynskey and Alex Karpovsky. Manning also produced the documentary Kidnapped for Christ alongside Tom DeSanto (Transformers franchise) and Lance Bass. It debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and premiered on Showtime. Other producing credits include M.F.A. (producer), Black Hearts (producer), An Act of Love (executive producer), Campsite Killer (writer/producer), Lost in America (producer), Showpony (producer), and the television pilot The Passion Project (producer). As an actor, he has worked on networks like Disney Channel, TNT, Disney XD, MTV, The Hallmark Channel and CBS. Mike is the Director of Development for the organization "Boo 2 Bullying" as well as a mentor for "Young Storytellers Foundation." He graduated with honors from the University of Northern Colorado and attended the University of Monterrey (Mexico) for International Business. In 2014, he was featured in the New York Post as an up-and-coming "producer to remember." Having lobbied Congress on behalf of several organizations in Washington, D.C., Mike now hopes to use art to create change and inspire others to do the same. Mike has also received proclamations from both the City Council and State Assembly of New York for his philanthropic and creative efforts.
A product of the ABC /Disney Talent Development Program, actor Vinny Chhibber has been involved in creating and developing numerous award-winning film, television and theater projects. Vinny can be seen in the Jeff Grace-directed film "Folk Hero & Funny Guy," (TriBeca premiere) with Wyatt Russell and Hannah Simone, and Macro Venture’s "Re-Date" alongside Sophia Ali, Karrueche Tran and Bianca Santos. Vinny just wrapped "Cover Versions" directed by Todd Berger ("It's a Disaster") and is currently in Vancouver playing a recurring role on the hit CW show “No Tomorrow.” Additional acting credits include work on networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. In 2017, under the production company Chhibber Mann Productions, Vinny is also executive producing the documentary film "Lost in America," a film following the stories of homeless youth in America, as well as the feature film "MFA" (SXSW premiere) with producer Shin Shimosawa ("The Grudge") and director Natalia Leite ("Bare"). When not acting, writing or producing, Vinny spends his time playing soccer and working with his theater company, Ammunition Theatre Company or Ammo. In 2015, Ammo was awarded the My Friends Place Volunteer Partner of the year award and also received a certificate of recognition from the California State Assembly.