Monica Quinn is a charismatic and upbeat stage and screen actress born in Philadelphia. From a military family, she left the snow for the sun and relocated to San Diego. Growing up at S.C.P.A., a performing arts school like "Fame," she expanded her acting skills to include becoming a singer, voiceover artist, producer, and a champion for arts education. Monica founded Chrysalis Pictures Productions and The Moving Parts Film Festival based in Los Angeles. As a SAG-AFTRA/ AEA performer, some of her clients include Sony PlayStation, Fox Entertainment, Beats by Dre, Boost Mobile, Vital Farms, San Diego Rep, The Speakeasy Society, and the Virginia Stage Company.
Some of her Film/TV credits are The Inside Noise Show (Revry TV), CockTales (Seeka TV), The Wild, The Child, and The Miracle (Cannes Film Festival), Magic '85 (AFI), My Brother Wes (New York Film Academy), Three and a Half Thoughts (Winner Harlem Film Festival), SYNC (Winner iPhone Film Fest, Olleh International, Oxford iFest). Monica has also appeared in Dirty Laundry (pilot) as a series regular, and 30 is Still 30 as a recurring guest star.
As a former member of The Actors Gang Theatre Company, she performed under the direction of acclaimed Academy award-winning actor Tim Robbins. She appeared in the world tour of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Tim Robbins, the national tour of "The Exonerated" directed by Cynthia Ettinger (The Silence of the Lambs, (HBO) Carnival, and Deadwood (HBO). Monica has also performed regionally in professional theaters across the nation and toured internationally with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and theater festivals in China, France, Spain, Romania, Brazil, and Italy.
Monica has a B.A in Musical Theater from UCLA, as well as a Certification in Professional On-Camera Acting from UCLA. In addition to performing, Monica has a heart for arts education and nonprofit work. She received a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management from Walden University. As a teaching artist, Monica has facilitated inmates with The Prison Project at The California Institution of Men, The California Institution of Women, and The California Rehabilitation Center. Through The Unsusal Suspects, Theatre 360, and Drama Maniacs she has also had the pleasure of teaching her artistry to children. Furthermore, she cultivates affirmative transformation with incarcerated youth at Camp Scott, encourages children who have left Juvenile Hall by working in continuation high schools, and has joined forces with The Youth Policy Institute to incorporate History and Spanish in Immersion Programs with Culver City and La Conte Middle School.
Festival Co- Director
Adam Fried is a Producer & Development Director for the Non-Profit. He is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Adam has a BA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University, and is currently in the inaugural class of actors selected for UCLA’s Professional Program for Acting for the Camera.
After touring the country with two national tours and years of performing in NYC, Adam is thrilled to call the Silver City home. Most recently, Adam wrapped shooting on episode of The Bellman Chronicles, as well as producing and starring in his original one man show, MISUNDERSTOOD: An Unrequited Love Story at the Duplex Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theatre and Don’t Tell Mama in New York. Adam is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, and an even prouder Uncle.
Volunteer & Event Coordinator
Chrystalyn Brown is a Volunteer & Event Coordinator for The Moving Parts Film Festival. She is a California native that has a huge passion for the events industry. Since, 2009 Chrystalyn has worked events around the world including festivals, conferences, & nightlife. Her work includes the largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival; where she worked on the Street Events Team.
Chrystalyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from CSU East Bay, and a Master of Science in Marketing with Festival and Event Management from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. Chrystalyn has always had a mission to create unique experiences that encourage attendees to become fully immersed, and therefore creating lasting memories they can take home.