The Writers/ Project Founders
Patrick W. Phillips
Patrick W. Phillips graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies from Harvard University via Harvard Extension School and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2016. He is an entrepreneur, U.S. Army soldier formerly assigned to the Alabama Army National Guard, heraldry enthusiast, and (sometimes) writer having written several screenplays, stage plays, novels, and short stories.
Sara Elizabeth Woodard
Sara Elizabeth Woodard is a student at the at The University of Alabama majoring in English and minoring in history. She has had a love of the theater (especially Shakespeare), music, literature, and all things Disney from a young age. She is a proud member of the Delta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, the same fraternity as the daughters of Walt Disney.
Sarah Van Sciver
Sarah Van Sciver is a Cape Cod composer. A pianist, vocalist and harpist, Sarah graduated with honors in Music from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2014, earned a General Music Studies Professional Certificate from Berklee Online in April 2014, and earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in May 2016. At Penn, Sarah has directed, produced and/or performed in many theatre, concert, and choral productions, and was the music director of Dischord A Cappella. She is currently writing, arranging, and performing music in a number of venues, free-lancing as a studio musician and arranger. Sarah's debut EP albums, “Ophelia’s Song” and “Overture to an Adventure” are available on iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, ReverbNation, and on her website.
Aside from creating the songs and score for Peter and Iona, she also provides the speaking and singing voice for Iona in the preliminary storyboard animations.
Lydia Joy Carswell is a recent graduate from the Acting Program at University of Northern Colorado. Her most recent roles include Moth in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, Mary Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and Marcy from the musical I Love You Because. When she's not performing, she's drawing and currently has an original comic in the works.
Jaclyn "MistyTang" Weber
Dr. Jaclyn Renata Weber (AKA MistyTang) is the former head artist for the project. When asked about herself, she stated:
“I’ve always loved Disney films (except for when I went through my Age of Not Believing, but everyone goes through that); they enchanted my childhood. However I’ve found that I’ve actually come to love and appreciate Disney more as an adult than I did as a child. Their films are works of art, and have influenced me and my art in innumerable ways. Disney is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me.”
She has finished her chiropractic studies Parker University in Texas, and has had to bow out of the project as she transitions into her career. All of us involved in the project wish her the best in her career!
Ben Carswell is an animator working on basic storyboarding for the project. When asked to describe himself, he had this to say:
"I am currently still finishing my senior year in high school and attending a multimedia graphic design class at Pike's Peak Community College in Colorado. I've always been into drawing, animating, writing, voice acting, composing music, and game development and programming, and soon I would like to start doing any of that stuff as a career."
Hunter Nicholson is the Head Filmmaker for the project. He will be filming and editing the reference footage for our animation as well as handling the "making-of" documentary about the entire project. A man of few words, he had this to say about himself:
"I'm a graduate of Snead State Community College. I'm currently attending the University of North Alabama where I major in film. Film is my passion."
Hannah Van Sciver
Hannah Van Sciver is an actor, playwright, director, devisor, poet, photographer, and musician. She has studied theatre at the American Repertory Theatre, the University of Pennsylvania, Pig Iron Theatre Company, The Wilma Theater, and the British American Drama Academy in conjunction with the Yale School of Drama.
She may also be related to a certain composer we know.