Josh Apter, Writer/Director/Editor - After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Josh Apter attended NYU's Graduate Film Program, where his film The 53rd Calypso was honored with the Martin Scorsese Award for achievement in directing. The film, which stars Edward Norton, received numerous awards for directing, editing, and cinematography at film festivals across the country.
Josh has worked in all areas of filmmaking, from location sound recordist on numerous feature films to videographer for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. As a filmmaker, Josh is always producing, shooting and editing projects of all shapes and sizes.
Additional samples of Josh's work can be found on his website at www.peteandjoshmakemovies.com.
Gary Lee Mahmoud, Writer/Actor/Editor - A shameless lifelong performer, Gary will drop his pants for food… or just because. He spent his childhood as the class clown and eventually ended up working in Congress for six years (not all that much different) before deciding to do something more productive than politics and become an actor.
Gary can most recently be seen as recurring guest star attorney Herbert Talbott on Blue Bloods and as Ethan Hawke's doctor in the Paul Schrader film First Reformed. Other noteworthy turns have included: Law & Order, House of Cards, Billions, Friends from College, Manifest, Jessica Jones, The Bourne Legacy, a series regular role on the Nicktoons live action show Alien Dawn, and an appearance as the featured dancing businessman in the Saturday Night Live music video “Boombox.” Among his non TV/film roles, he has hosted The Onion’s mock debate show “In The Know,” performed in a stage reading with Oscar nominee Shoreh Aghdashloo, and had the privilege of being chosen to perform sketch comedy in NBC's annual Diversity Showcase. When not acting, producing comedy shorts, or offending audiences with some stand-up, he writes and performs sketch comedy with his PIT house team "Savage.”
Gary has also appeared in national commercials for The NFL, Star Wars, USA Today, Beneful, Experian, and Kinect and emceed major events for Microsoft, Wyndham, Zip Car, and Showtime's Nurse Jackie “Rx Games.” He has trained theatrically with Carol Fox Prescott, studied on-camera with Bob Krakower (master class), and improv with Gary Austin and Upright Citizens Brigade (Chris Gethard and Charlie Todd).
Samples and reviews of his performances can be found on his website at www.professionaljackass.com.