Meet the Team
Max Landwirth was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. After a stint as a child-actor, Max decided that he wanted to become a filmmaker. After graduating from High School, Max moved to Southern California to attend Chapman University’s Film School (ranked #6 in the country). He earned a degree in film production, screen acting, and psychology. While in school, Max interned at John Wells Productions where he learned the day-to-day operations of a professional production company.
In early 2015, Max founded Landwirth Legacy Productions, LLC - an independent production company for socially conscious media. Since the company’s inception, Max has produced a feature film, a TV pilot, and over a dozen short films, PSAs, and commercials for clients such as Toyota, Sony Pictures, and LeapFrog.
Varta Torossian has a mixed cultural background and her love for diversity reflects in all her work. She grew up in the Balkan region, an epicenter of war, poverty, and political turmoil. From an early age, Varta started creating movies and stage shows that promoted not only cultural diversity, but diversity of ideas and perspectives. Varta received two Master’s degrees in Directing and Screenwriting (the latter one at AFI), as well as numerous prestigious awards for her writing. Varta hopes to give back through her films by celebrating diversity, equality and the appreciation for all people.
Writer / Co-Director
Almog Avidan Antonir
Almog Avidan Antonir is a writer/director/producer with a BFA degree in Film Production and an Advertising minor from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.
Almog moved to the states from Israel at the age of nine, and fell in love with the art of filmmaking in high school. Since then, he's written, directed, and edited shorts that won awards at various film festivals. After starting the YouTube channel Almost Cool (150,000 subscribers), he's gone on to create numerous viral series along with custom content for brands such as Toyota, Bud Light, American Greetings, Sony Pictures, 20th Century FOX, and Lionsgate. He currently continues to direct shorts, while developing stories for TV and feature-length films.
Addison Rose Vincent
Addison Rose Vincent, also known as Addie, is a graduate from Chapman University with a degree in Peace & Conflict Studies. Since coming out as trans, Addie has been motivated to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for their entire community.
They broke boundaries at Chapman as the first trans participant in both the Fall 2013 sorority recruitment process and the Spring 2014 Delta Queen pageant, and even left the pageant with the title of Miss Congeniality. They were awarded the 2014 Courage Award and the 2015 MLK Outstanding Senior Award for their campus activism and community-building techniques. Addie predominately uses sites like Facebook and Twitter for activism and awareness purposes, and occasionally writes for HuffPost Gay Voices as a blogger.
Ann Thomas, the founder of America's first transgender acting agency, Transgender Talent, is trying to close the gap between trans characters and the actors who play them. After a stint on "Glee", Ann realized that there was a need for transgender actors, but no resources to connect them with producers and directors. She created the agency in June 2015, and is now seeing an immense increase in interest from studios.
Ann is a second generation transgender activist, actress, talent agent, and casting director. Ann is also a founding member of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles. Additionally, she works as a waterjet machinist and her work can be seen all over theme parks in LA and Orange County, as well as in other public and private facilities.