Inverse The Movie

A Film By Matt Duggan

"Beautifully shot, well-acted and relentlessly perplexing,Inverse is the dark sci-fi thriller to watch this winter." - Marlo Clingman @ Sci-Fi Bloggers   more...

A man bursts into consciousness, disoriented and confused. As he tries to regain his memory, he discovers a mind-blowing truth: he is from a parallel universe. Overcome with forbidden desire, he has broken a sacred rule of law and now must struggle to repair the damaged lives of those he loves before a dangerous government agency destroys them.

Cast & Crew

Josh Wingate

Max / Arquin

JOSH Wingate's flourishing acting career is a dazzling reflection of his consummate preparation, an abiding respect for the craft, and an enduring passion for discovery. With leading man's appeal and a character actor's instincts, Wingate artfully dismantles our traditional notion of "type." In doing so, he frees himself to move effortlessly from one role to the next, illuminating the human condition in all of its power and vulnerability. In a few short years, Wingate has steadily earned a notable resume, including memorable guest-starring roles on primetime series including, the Peabody Award-winning FX series JUSTIFIED, ABC's CASTLE, CBS' CSI: NY, and Showtime's DEXTER.
Wingate's impressive recurring role as Carter, an inmate who sexually assaults a fellow prisoner (played by Chad Duell) on ABC's GENERAL HOSPITAL, garnered him a 2011 Soap Opera Spirit Award nomination. The groundbreaking storyline marked the first time daytime television had ever addressed the taboo issue of male survivors of sexual violence.
On the big screen, Wingate has appeared opposite Paul Bettany in Scott Charles Stewart's PRIEST. Wingate just wrapped Marc Forster's WORLD WAR Z (starring Brad Pitt) as well as the indie feature INVERSE, his first lead role in a feature film.
Born in Colorado, Wingate was raised in Massachusetts. At the age of 15, he stepped on a stage for the first time and knew he was home. Wingate worked steadily in local and regional theater productions and starred in BAY STATE, the longest-running college soap opera, before relocating to Los Angeles. A skilled martial arts expert, Wingate continues to train regularly. He is privileged to lend his time and talent to causes ranging from youth mentoring to health and wellness.

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Alanna Prière


Alanna Prière works in film in the United States and Europe.

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Morlan Higgins


MORLAN is one of the most well known and respected actors on the LA Theatre scene. He has won dozens of awards and critics have called him "the most watchable face in LA theatre" and "one of LA Theatre's greatest treasures." He is probably best known for his work with South African playwright Athol Fugard and the Fountain Theatre, having played the lead in the American premieres of Fugard's two most recent plays. He also played the lead in the World Premiere of Fugard's Exits and Entrances which ran in several theatres around the country and culminated with a run in Edinburgh and a nomination for Off-Broadway actor of the year for the New York production. He has a number of TV guest starring roles to his credit, most recently Law and Order LA and Hawthorne. He has acted in a number of independent features including a co-lead with Seth Green in filmmaker Mike Ryan's An Empty Glass.

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John Burish


JOHN is an actor, writer and director with experience in both stage and film and is one of the founding members of the Annex Film Group. After moving to LA, he studied acting at the Meisner- Carville School of Acting with Martin Barter. John went on to play such roles as: Scoop in The Heidi Chronicles, Bradley in Carbondale Dreams, the lead in Dennis McIntyre's Modigliani and Sid in Waiting for Lefty among many others. John has also written and directed many short films including the Annex's A Real Doozy, recently selected to the 2009 Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series, and Robbie's Withdrawal", which received the My Festival Best Short Award at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival. John has appeared in many films including starring as the homeless Joe in Project Joe and as the ruthless "it" assassin, Jake Bishop in Tag. He can also be seen in the western Wolves and as the maniacal boss in Trade.

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Chris Pauley

Bert / Albert

CHRIS has worked extensively on stage and film over the last 15 years. He recently starred in The Edgemar Center's production of Noel Cowards Present Laughter, Harold Pinter's A Night Out and prior to that, he worked on the original stage production of Nihil Obstat, for which he earned significant critical acclaim. Wolves, in which he starred in the role of Emmett, won the Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival. Chris is a founding member of the sketch comedy Fries on the Side, which has performed in theaters all over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. During a recent comedy festival, Dana Carvey (of Saturday Night Live fame) compared Chris and the rest of the Fries cast to Monty Python. His film work includes the roles of Adam in Project Joe, Kevin in Trade, Dan in Tag, and Kevin in A Real Doozy. Other favorite roles include Joe in Waiting for Lefty, Joe in Angels in America, Biff in Death of a Salesman, Garry in Noises Off, and Silvio in The Day They Shot John Lennon. Chris' recent credits include Criminal Minds, recurring roles on the internet series, NSFW and Workshop, and Starway Pictures The Blackout. During 2010 he was seen on TV in national Sprint commercials.

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Michelle Lawrence

The Brunette

Michelle was actually born and raised in Los Angeles. She then briefly escaped and studied English, Political Science, and Acting at Columbia University in New York where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Since returning to her hometown, Michelle has been working consistently in film, television and theatre. Most recently, Michelle was on The Mentalist, and starred in the film Oil Change, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival. Other film credits include Emily in Action Hero, Vanessa in Method Acting, Carla in But . . . I Love Her, Kirsten in I'll Be There With You, and Lauren in Little Candy Hearts. Her theatre credits include Bee-Bee in Suburbia, Maggie in Boys' Life, and Nina in Women and Wallace.

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Matt Duggan

Writer / Director / Executive Producer

Matt has written numerous screenplays, including The Devil of Appalachia. Matt's first short film, Tag, which he wrote and directed, won Best Picture at the 2006 WIFF. Written By, a short film horror-thriller that Matt co-wrote with Trevor Boelter, has experienced great success on the film festival circuit, including "Audience Award-Winner" at the 2010 Wizard World Festival; "Winner" at the 2010 New York City Horror Film Festival; and "Best Horror Comedy Nominee" at the 2010 Dragon*Con. Matt is also the creator/writer/director of Man Vs., a serial online comedy about a prankster who fakes deaths that annoy his roommate ( Man Vs. has been viewed more than 2 million times, has been featured on YouTube, and, and has won numerous awards, honors and prizes, including a distribution deal with Atom Films. The episode Man Vs. Dragon appeared on Comedy Central Network's "Atom TV" program in the spring of 2008. At the start of 2011, Matt launched a new web series called Not Suitable For Work ("NSFW") that is quickly gaining attention and traction. Matt has occasionally dipped into the advertising world, most recently writing two web-based, stop animation commercials for Carl's Jr. Matt graduated from Boston College with a double major in English and Communications. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Meisner Two-Year Acting Program at the Meisner Center in North Hollywood, CA. There he wrote, directed and acted for the stage, eventually running their Writers' Circle. Matt's first play false positive, and produced by Stephanie Bell, played to critical acclaim: "Duggan delivers a harrowing denouement that is fittingly arbitrary, much like the disease his play treats."- Los Angeles Times. Matt's one-act play 'Irish Spirits' was selected for Edward Albee's Last Frontier Theater Conference in 2003, a career highlight.

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Stephanie is an award-winning producer of film and theater in Los Angeles. She has over 14 years of experience in production, business & legal affairs, and finance, working for companies such as Paramount Pictures, Interscope Communications, and Franchise Pictures. While at these companies, Stephanie worked on films such as Mission Impossible II (John Woo, Director), Bringing Out the Dead (Martin Scorsese, Director), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton, Director), and The Pledge (Sean Penn, Director), among others. She has produced over 10 short films (three garnering Best Short Film awards), including Matt Duggan's short films Tag and Written By. She collaborated with Oscar nominated writer José Rivera on The Winged Man, starring Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz, for the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Stephanie's first foray into producing feature films was as co-producer and unit production manager on the indie feature 7 Songs, starring Chris Eigeman (Metropolitan) & Lola Glaudini (Sopranos, Criminal Minds). She also produces for the highly popular webseries,
Stephanie's pitch for Remote's second feature film, The Devil of Appalachia (currently in development), was chosen by AFM and The People's Choice Awards as a finalist for their inaugural Favorite Film Pitch Competition. To date, Stephanie is the only woman chosen to compete since the contest was launched.

Stephanie began her career as an actress, studying with Oscar winning director, Mike Nichols, at his The New Actors Workshop conservatory. She performed Off-Broadway and in film before turning her attention to producing. With over 25 theatre credits, her productions have been awarded numerous honors. Stephanie served as Managing Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA; Managing Director of The Chautauqua Theatre Alliance; Co-Artistic Director of Sacred Fools Theater Company; Co-Artistic Director and Managing Director of The Outlaw Style Thrance Company; and producer of The LA History Project for the Edge of the World Theatre Festival.

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Trevor Boelter


Trevor began producing films and viral videos in 2006 with the successful web series, Man Vs. along with a number of celebrated short films that have traveled the world at well-known film-festivals. Since then, Trevor has been a star and producer on Not Suitable For Work. As a writer, Trevor was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting competition, and is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in Advanced Screenwriting. Along with a number of his own scripts, Trevor has co-written two scripts with Matt. As an actor, Trevor has been involved with the Annex Film Group, all of the Man Vs. episodes as well as Not Suitable for Work. Trevor lives in North Hollywood with his wife, producer and location manager, Mona Nash.

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Jason Burnham

Executive Producer & Marketing Strategist

Jason has held a variety of entertainment marketing positions for the past 20 years. In 1998 he co-founded the elite digital marketing firm, Mass Transit Interactive ("MTI"), and quickly built a reputation for being a new media pioneer.

Through the years, Jason has developed digital marketing strategies for some of the leading entertainment companies in the market and was one of the leading forces to leverage digital media and online video to drive tune in for television networks, such as the Independent Film Channel, E!, A&E, History Channel, Biography Channel, Lifetime, UPN, Food Network, Style Network, Fox News, Game Show Network, and TV Guide. Most recently, Jason has provided digital marketing consultation for Disney/Pixar's Oscar-Nominated UP and Miramax's Adventureland.

In 2005 Jason moved on to start Burnham Marketing to provide digital marketing consultation to advertising agencies, media providers, and marketers. Jason has personally planned, managed and executed well over two thousand online media campaigns. His stature as one of the most knowledgeable and influential digital media professionals is evidenced by his frequent selection as a featured speaker at major industry events and conferences. Jason is a contributing writer for leading trade publications and has held positions on the board of directors for the New York Interactive Ad Club, 212, client advisory board for Doubleclick, and advisory board for Association for Downloadable Media. B2B Magazine has honored Jason with the "Best and Brightest Media Strategist" award and OMMA Magazine has honored Jason with their "Media Planning and Buying Award."

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Jonathan Barenboim

Director of Photography

Jonathan Barenboim was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, and graduated from Tufts University. Simultaneously, he earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he concentrated in painting and photography. Upon graduation Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to attend the graduate program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. During his time there Jonathan has been the recipient of several awards for his cinematography work. Most notably, he was awarded the prestigious Annenberg Fellowship for cinematography, a full academic scholarship. Jonathan's most recent work includes Dark Life, a gritty dramatic web series for Trend Media, segments for ORF Austria Sports TV and HBO First Look, as well as, commercials for Coca-Cola Classic and Doritos. Jonathan also recently wrapped production on a promotional segment for Cartoon Network starring Gisele Bundchen. His latest commercial for Doritos, Pug Attack, was the winner of the Crash The Super Bowl Contest, and was the top rated 2011 Super Bowl spot by USA Today's Ad Meter.

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David Offner

Production Designer

David received his MFA in Scenic Design from California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA in Theater Design from the University of Florida. David designs for film/video and theater. Some of his film/video credits include, The Princess and the Pony (Asylum Films), John Doe (dir. Shawnette Heard), Andrew Allen's 'Loving You Tonight' (Rockhard Films), The Broken Heart of Gnocchi Bolognese (dir. Katherine Vondy). Other theater and opera credits include, Ken Roht's Same-O A 99cent Show (Bootleg Theater), Doomsday Kiss (Bootleg Theater), Frankie and Johhny in the Clair de Lune (dir. Silas Wier Mitchell), Monteverdi's Orfeo (dir. Josh Chambers), Pigs and Bugs (dir. Chris Fields).

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Austin Wintory


Austin began his obsession with film scoring back when he was ten years old, when he discovered Jerry Goldsmith's scores to Patton. Now, his obsession having mutated into a career of his own, his scores can be heard in more than 200 productions, including over twenty feature films, such as 2009's Sundance hit Grace (now available on BluRay and DVD and featuring an extensive 'behind the scenes' look at Austin's score). He has also scored a handful of video games, including the widely acclaimed Playstation-3 game Flow, for which he received a British Academy Award nomination. In 2008, Captain Abu Raed, the world's first Jordanian film, won the Audience Award at Sundance; Austin's score was short listed as a contender for the 2009 Academy Awards for 'Best Original Score,' and also won him a Hollywood Music Award for 'Best New Composer. In 2009, The Hollywood Reporter listed Austin as one of 15 composers "Primed to take their place on the A-list."

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Chapen Hayslett


Chapen graduated from USC's film production program in 2000 emphasizing in editing. He has lived in Singapore, where he edited a TV series that was nominated for several Asian Video Awards, indie features, commercials, music videos, and promos for several different companies. In his spare time he likes to feed his creative soul by working on short films and webisodes, which is how he initially met and began working with director Matt Duggan, editing the award-winning short film Tag. He now edits all of Matt's ManVs. webisodes. Chapen has been editor of television shows for networks such as VH1, Animal Planet and Oxygen, and is currently an editor on House Hunters.

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Darragh Mamorstein

Costume Designer

Darragh grew up watching black & white films of the 1920's, 30's, and 40's and has always been fascinated by the costumes of those early Hollywood designers. While pursuing her fashion photography career, she realized that not only could she shoot Fashion, she could also design it. She attended the Fashion Design program at LA Trade Technical College, entered the world of costuming as an assistant to a Stylist on an MTV music video and never looked back. Her designs can be seen in Hotel California, Love's Long Journey, The Gymnast, Love Bites, Glass Trap, The Kid with X-Ray Eyes, and Dead Men Don't Die, among many others.

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Dawn Joyle


Dawn has appeared in various TV shows such as THE MIDDLE and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. She has also appeared in national commercials for products like COKE and BUD LIGHT. Originally from RI, it took Dawn until her daughter was off to college to pursue her dream career and has had a grand time ever since. Over the past ten years, she and Matt Duggan have worked together numerous times, always looking forward to the next project. (

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Luisa Beck


Luisa loves acting, singing and dance. She studies jazz and hip hop and has taken ballet since she was two. She has danced in yearly recitals, as well as "The Nutcracker." Recently, she acted, danced and sang in "Beauty and the Beast" with the Once Upon a Time theater group in Malibu, CA. She is proud to act in "Inverse," her first film and hopes that there are more in her future.

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Abra Brayman

Production Designer

Abra Brayman is a multi-talented Designer who works predominantly in film & theater. She is a Production/Set Designer, Costume Designer, Art Director, Set Decorator, On-Set Dresser & Property Master. Some of her recent projects include: Production Design for feature, Shark Proof; Art Direction for feature, Playdate; Production Design for feature, In Security; Art Direction for The Men's Room/AFI Directing Workshop for Women; Property Master/Assistant Production Designer for feature Least Among Saints; Property Master for feature Let Go; Production & Costume Designer for An Actress In Search Of An Exit /48 Hour Film Festival; Production Design for indie, A Little Less Conversation; Property Master for Alexis Jordan music video, Happiness. Abra has also worked with theater companies such as the Greenway Court, The Fountain, Cornerstone, A Company of Angels, A Noise Within & ATC (Arizona Theater Company). Abra has an MFA in Design & Production from Cal Arts & a BA in Fine Art from U.C. Santa Cruz. She also studied Production Design at U.S.C. & Graphic Art at Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy. You can see images of Abra's work on her website:

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Jessica Lee

Costume Designer

Jessica Lee grew up loving fashion and film. She graduated with a BA in Dramatic Arts - Costume Design Emphasis and a Minor in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then moved to New York to work in the fashion industry, as well as attend FIT for an Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management. Ultimately, she moved back to Los Angeles and decided to fully pursue working within the world of film. Jessica has worked as a Costume Designer, Wardrobe Supervisor, Costumer, Stylist Assistant, and Wardrobe Assistant in various projects such as Dreamworks' The Help, K-SWISS commercial, Hallmark Channel films, and indie features.

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