The Team. 

 

Pro-Ana, the film, came to be through the joint efforts of many dedicated professionals. All of our collaborators have our deepest gratitude.  

Shawn Kathryn Kane
Writer / Executive Producer /
"Dylan"

Shawn Kathryn Kane started acting and writing at the age of five. She's a graduate of New York University’s TISCH School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, currently studying with Ivana Chubbuck.

Recent writing endeavors include The Young & The Restaurant, an Instagram "cellenovela," Apocalypse Wow, an hour-long comedy-drama series, and Noirmare, a short film that won the grand prize at its festival debut and continues to do well on the festival circuit. Acting credits of the last few months include two feature films and recurring roles on both General Hospital and Days of Our Lives.

Iris McAlpin
Producer / Donor Liaison /
Story Consultant

In February 2015, Iris McApin launched #ThePowerWithin campaign on her Instagram account (@irismcalpin), where she discusses the daily issues faced by those recovering from eating disorders and other mental illnesses. 

 

Iris struggled with depression and eating disorders in silence for over 13 years. As she progressed through recovery, she began to see her unwillingness to speak out about her experiences as part of a larger problem. Her intent with #NoMoreStigmas is to spark a global movement toward awareness, acceptance and support for everyone affected by psychological disorders.

 

In addition to being an advocate for mental health, Iris is a writer and entrepreneur with a BA in Psychology. She owns a boutique web development and digital marketing company in Los Angeles and is currently co-writing a novel about addiction and recovery.

Maurice Hall
Executive Producer

Maurice is President/CEO of Mo-tivation Unlimited, LLC which produces content via film, television and web to emphasize the five principles: Faith in God, Education, Healthy Living, Persistence and Work Ethic.

A few of Maurice's acting credits include Fox’s The Mindy Project, Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat, VH1’s Hit The Floor and the film A Date To Die For. Maurice also wrote, directed and starred in the feature film Baker’s Man and the critically acclaimed dramatic web series Shadow Love.

Ward Roberts
Director

Ward Roberts owns the fun and twisted brain behind two critically acclaimed feature films and countless music videos, webisodes, short films and commercials.  An Indiana native now living in Los Angeles, Ward has a loving wife, two darling children, an old dog and an even older cat.


Ward's most recent feature is the hilarious yet disturbing cult smash Dust Up, starring Amber Benson. Dust Up played in more than 20 cities across the United States and was released in more than 100 million homes through virtually every major digital platform, as well as on DVD in Blockbuster and Best Buy.


Ward's first feature, a dark comedy called Little Big Top starring the iconic Sid Haig, was released theatrically to rave reviews and is currently available on Amazon and Netflix streaming as well as on DVD.