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Sunday, June 30 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Apex Screening and Panel

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The cast and creators of Apex will discuss the film and the stories behind making this independent project. Apex deals with a group of lifelong friends who find themselves quarantined in California. Information is scarce; supplies even more so, and while their relationships slowly devolve into past struggles, something far more sinister lurks beyond their luxurious duplex apartment… and inside of them.


Brent Antonello

Brent Antonello is a native of Fort Lauderdale, FL, who currently resides in Los Angeles. In 2010, he had the opportunity to work with Derek and Cory on a short film in South Florida. In 2012, he reconnected with Derek and Cory during the early development stages of Apex. He's proud... Read More →

Charlie Barnett

Charlie Barnett stars as Peter Mills, a young new academy graduate who follows a long line of multi-generational firefighters, in NBC's drama Chicago Fire. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began performing in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida, at the age of seven in opera and... Read More →

Cory Braun

Cory Braun is a director currently living in Los Angeles, California. He co-created Apex with Yuri Sardarov and Derek Weissbein. This is their second collaboration together, after the 2011 short film Agoraphobia at 2530 Brian Dr. He hopes you enjoy Apex as much as everyone enjoyed... Read More →
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Devin Lytle

Devin Lytle is an actress currently living in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BFA in Acting, and she now spends her time auditioning, shooting zombie sequences for Apex, and creating her own YouTube series, Post Grad. Tune... Read More →
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Yuri Sardarov

Yuri Sardarov is an actor based out of Los Angeles. He is currently working on long days at the beach in preparation for the second season shoot of NBC's Chicago Fire. He's thrilled that the journey has come full circle and that Apex is premiering at LeakyCon 2013, and he's thankful... Read More →

Derek Weissbein

Derek Weissbein graduated from the University of Miami alongside his friend and frequent collaborator Cory Braun. With one screenplay to his name, Derek moved to New York to pursue a career in screenwriting and producing. Within his first year, he wrote two more features and co-produced... Read More →

Sunday June 30, 2013 11:00am - 12:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D