Team

ACTORS

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AMY

Amy is an intelligent yet somewhat ditzy American. She has a horrendous French accent, but faces misunderstandings with enthousiasm and energy– which happens a lot, as she often takes things a little too literally.

Actress Ali Krasner is an American with a degree in theatre from The New School. She has worked as a freelance actor and comedian in Paris for over 4 years. She has also taught acting both at the American Children’s Theatre and the Carrot Cake Club, both in Paris.

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FRANÇOIS

François is a Parisian with very little knowledge of other cultures. A true professional, he works at a consulting firm and takes himself very seriously. Intent on improving his English, he often tries to practice with Amy despite the fact that her language skills are clearly better than his.

Actor Florian Pierre has played many different characters for both movies and theater. He has already worked both in French and English with an international crew for commercials, video clips and movies, and generally has the leading part. Many of his movies were shown in international film festivals, and he recently won an acting award at the 48h Film Festival for the movie “3ème étage.”

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PAULETTE

Paulette is a bilingual character who shows up out of the blue to poke fun at her friends, break down their language mistakes, and provide a pedagogical aspect for the episodes.

Actress Maïlis Jeunesse has played the main character in several short videos and traditional theatre pieces. She is an energetic and multilingual actress who speaks both English and Spanish. Her most recent performances include the nurse in “Anna” and Leonor in “Le Cid.”


PRODUCTION TEAM

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Production Manager
Maija Wallace

Passionate about languages and their ability to improve our world, Maija has taught English in four different countries. She had the initial inspiration for Balivernes! while working with ESL learners in Texas.
Maija completed her B.S. in International Political Economy at the University of Texas – Dallas and her M.A. in International Development at Sciences Po in Paris. She is a proud native of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Director/Editor
Chris Chandler

A passion for filmmaking has been a fundamental aspect throughout Chris’ entire Parisian life. Whether American or Taiwanese, no films escape his shrewd eyes.
A filmmaking graduate of the International Film School of Paris (EICAR), Chris has participated in all kinds of projects, from video clips to tutorials. Most recently, he has worked as the editing manager for an NGO.