Carl Petersen is an actor trained in the United States and England. He has a BFA in theatre and is an alumni of the Upright Citizens Brigade. He’s also been cast in feature films, television, shorts, web-series, commercials, plays, and improv shows. "All the Marbles" is his eighth short film he's written and produced. Carl used to play with marbles at his grandma’s house. His brother, sister, and him would take over the entire living room with their extravagant obstacle courses they spent all day making.
Michael Swingler is an award winning director, writer and editor determined to do one thing, captivate an audience. Michael’s last film, “Midlife” received awards from twelve different film festivals, including being a Blue Ribbon Finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Michael is excited to finally work on a project that not only rings true to his dark style of filmmaking, but is also family friendly. He'll finally be able to share his work with his two daughters.
Raised in Austin, Texas, Jay is an award winning cinematographer who shoots features, commercials, and music videos. Recipient of an ASC award, his films have screened in numerous festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and Sound by Southwest. He has worked with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Peter Dinklage, and Steve Bucemi. His commercial clients include Disney, Nikon, and Coca Cola. Jay holds a Masters Degree in Film Production from the University of Southern California.
Mega Marbles is North America’s premier manufacturer in the toy and gift industry of the highest-quality glass toy marbles and Payaso® play balls and jumping balls…all made in Mexico. They also offer wood marble games, marble runs, and a growing line of retro wood toys and games. In addition to project funds and marble runs, all the marbles you'll see in the film were generously donated by Mega Marbles and FS-USA.