At first glance, Jerrol Lebaron may not seem like your average political activist. Jerrol grew up in Los Angeles, working in a variety of professions such as construction and jewelry sales. He eventually became restless and wanted to do something completely different. In the year 2000, Jerrol founded InkTip, a business which uses the Internet to help connect screenwriters with producers. InkTip has become the most effective company of its type in Hollywood, averaging twenty plus movies being made each year through its assistance.
Over the years, Jerrol began turning his eye to politicians and the effect their actions have on their constituents. So, Jerrol set out to investigate the reasons behind the passing of so many impractical laws which have greatly contributed to the decline of our government on both state and federal levels.
Jerrol found that the one common denominator shared by politicians who are not acting in the best interests of their constituents is a lack of honor, honesty and integrity for the people they represent. Further study showed a lack of an acceptable ethical standard of behavior by which laws are passed. As a result, the Honor In Office organization was born, and it became Jerrol’s mission to get our politicians to do the jobs they were hired for.
The comedy stylings of Jed Rigney cover a variety of topics and appear in many platforms such as animation, web series, short films, screenplays – even a weekly sports column. And now he has added a humorous political documentary film. He grew up in Los Angeles and was heavily influenced by the films of Mel Brooks, Cameron Crowe and John Hughes and it is reflected in his work.
In 2010, Jerrol LeBaron came across one of Jed’s web series, The Delicate Art of Being Single, and approached him to write and direct an upcoming documentary about legislative ethics. Fools on the Hill is Jed’s first feature as a writer and director as well as his first documentary. In this documentary, Jed’s comedic style of writing and directing gives us a lighthearted look at one man’s quest in trying a make a difference despite almost insurmountable odds.
Eliza Bayne has been involved in a variety of projects over the last several years ranging from radio to Internet to television and film. She has worn the hats of producer, writer and host – and in most cases all three at the same time.
Originally from Canada, she got her start in radio after entering a contest to get a spot on a Vancouver morning show. There she demonstrated her knack for writing, producing and hosting comedy sketches and on-location segments. Because of her distinctive and versatile voice, she started doing work in the voice-over industry – in television and animated features, such as Dr. Doolittle and Space Chimps.
Eventually television came calling and she was hired by Emmy Award-Winning, Greedy Productions to write, produce and host several of their shows for international television. This eventually led to her relocating to the United States as the Los Angeles producer, host and writer for the daily entertainment show, Electric Playground. During this time, Eliza covered red carpet premieres, Awards Shows and events, as well as writing and producing editorials and daily news segments.
Since then, Eliza has worked on many shows: from fashion and nightlife, music and film, culture and travel, to technology and the web.
And now, with her first feature film, Fools on the Hill, she can add politics to the list.