When Aly Tadros was offered her first paid gig, she had three original songs under her belt. The set time called for two hours. She took it anyways. Six years and over 700 shows later, that gutsy attitude has defined Aly as an ardent and auspicious voice among young singer/songwriters. Spacious and melodic, salty and moving, her classical guitar writhes in a fusion of Latin, Middle Eastern, and American folk and pop. From there, Aly made her home in Austin, TX; dedicating her time to songwriting and live performance. She released her first two albums, Things Worth Keeping (2009) and The Fits (2013), produced by Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee, These United States) in Aug 2009 amidst international tours. To date, she’s completed ten US and three European tours – spanning 35 states, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, UK, Ireland, Canada and Mexico.
RYAN GIELEN, Treasurer
Producing credits include The Graduates, in the top ten comedies all time on Hulu (2010 feature film), Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (2013 feature film, Audience Award for best Best Narrative, NewFest), Stop the Bleeding! (web series) and Helping Hany (web series). Ryan’s films have won awards for writing and direction in festivals around the world, and he’s a two-time WEBBY winner for his interactive web series Deleted: The Game. Ryan is a contributor to NoFilmSchool.com, Sundance Film Festival Artist Service’s Blog, and Tribeca Film Fest Blog. Ryan and his brother Matthew are the co-founders of DVD’s to the Troops, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to collecting and distributing used and new DVD’s to American military in war zones around the world.
JARED CRAIG, Secretary
As an actor, Jared has appeared at the Huntington in 36 Views and as an understudy in Streamers and TheCherryOrchard. His Boston area credits include JuliusCaesar (American Repertory Theatre), TheHistoryBoys (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Romeo and Juliet (Fiddlehead Theatre), FirstBlush and TheRedLion (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre), and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (MHSDG State Festival Winner). He studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and received a B.F.A. in acting from Boston University.