Thomas Blake: Director, Producer
Dubbed by the LA Weekly as “The Punk Theater Impresario” for his groundbreaking work in the Los Angeles theater scene. Thomas was the LA and SF co-producer and director of the smash hit theatrical experience “Point Break Live!” which has seen critical acclaim and sold out audiences for nearly five years. PBL! has been featured on Nightline, NBC, TBS, E!, FUEL TV, and G4-TV just to name a few. Mr. Blake also created/directed/produced the hit interactive show Terminator Too Judgment Play which after a successful and critically-acclaimed world premiere in NYC, opened in LA at the world-famous Viper Room in November 2012 and is currently still selling out houses and getting rave reviews. He also produced and directed the critically praised interactive shows "Drunk Talk" and "Roccopella". Mr. Blake was a recipient of “LA’s People of the Year” in the LA Weekly's People Issue in 2009. His web series "The Worst Generation", which he co-created and directed can be seen on the world famous comedy site MyDamnChannel.com. Recently, Mr. Blake signed a deal to co-produce, with MyDamnChannel, a new, one of a kind, interactive web-series that he created. Thomas strives to make new and exciting forms of theater, staged in atypical venues, where people can get drunk and party... that way they are more likely to enjoy his work. For more info visit: www.thomasblakejr.com
Peter Iliff and Rick King: Writers of “Point Break”
The producers, actors, and fans of “Point Break Live!” would all like to thank these two men for giving us one of the greatest movies of all time. Without their brilliant (although sometimes quite ridiculous) script there would never have been PBL!. Thank you so much for giving us such a perfect place to start our task of creating “the most exciting stage adaptation of a movie in the history of the world!”
Jaime Keeling: Creator
Jaime Keeling wrote, produced and directed Point Break Live! in 2003 creating the radical theatrical device of casting the lead from the audience! A committed enthusiast and film geek, she has also assisted many an independent film/theater/multimedia project into existence. As Program Director of Seattle's Northwest Film Forum she provided year round programming, resources and grants for regional filmmakers, and co-authored several awarded NEA grants. Highlights include: commissioning 10 original film scores to accompany 10 silent Yasujiro Ozu films, brokering Guy Maddin's first foreign film BRAND UPON THE BRAIN shot in Seattle, and taking NWFF produced feature POLICE BEAT to Sundance. After moving to NY, she became the originating programmer for Brooklyn's outdoor film festival SummerScreen, and went on to produced 2011 Spirit award-winning, and Gotham Award nominated feature film WITHOUT starring Joslyn Jensen + she founded Brooklyn Double Dutch, an adult dance/jump rope team!
Christi Waldon: Fight Chorographer
Christi is in love and always will be with her Point Break Live! family of coming on four years. She hopped on the wave in Manhattan and has been riding ever since. Discovered in one of her own live fight shows that she produced in Brooklyn, NY, she now enjoys the consistently sunny weather right here in Los Angeles. She is one of the key players in the show as well as resident Point Break Live! fight choreographer. While acting is her first love, fight coordinating is her soulmate too. From sick horror films to Panic At The Disco music videos to throwing unwanted visitors off her porch with her bare hands, Christi enjoys choreographing as well as being the stunt player of many a filmed moment. You can find more info on Christi Lyn Waldon on the web at www.christiwaldon.com