Evenstar is a New York City-based independent film and theater production company committed to developing and producing feature films and new plays.
Elizabeth Cuthrell, Producer/Writer
Elizabeth Cuthrell is co-founder of Evenstar Films, an independent film and theater production company. She wrote and produced the screenplay for the acclaimed feature film Jesus' Son (starring Billy Crudup, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, and Holly Hunter). Named one of the top ten films of the year by The New York Times, LA Times and CNN, Jesus' Son won many awards including The Little Golden Lion Award and The Ecumenical Award at The Venice Film Festival. Cuthrell produced the premieres of Denis Johnsons’ plays: Shoppers Carried by Escalators into the Flames (The Vineyard Theater), Des Moines (The Flea), and Psychos Never Dream (Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown). Recent films include Vara a Blessing directed by Khyentse Norbu, which opened The 2013 Busan International Film Festival and premiered at the London BFI and Tribeca Film Festivals (winner of Tribeca Online Best Feature Film Award); The Sisterhood of Night (Tribeca Film Festival's Creative Promise Award for Best Screenplay and Tangerine Entertainment Award for Best Director); Meek's Cutoff (starring Michelle Williams, and winner of the Signis Award at The Venice Film Festival and The Independent Spirit Producers Award among others). Additional theater credits include Farinelli and The King on Broadway (starring Mark Rylance, and nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Actor, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design and Best Lighting); the world premiere of Slut The Play; Roger Rees' one-man show What You Will at ACT in San Francisco; Jonathan Cott's Walt and Emily: Between the Rooms at the Cherry Lane Theater (Off Broadway). Cuthrell also wrote and produced (along with Mary-Louise Parker) a series of public service announcements entitled Stop the Hate for the Ad Council, which called for an end to racial discrimination. For her work on Stop the Hate, Cuthrell was awarded the Courage Award, given by the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. Films in development include The Lantern Inn, Devotion, and adaptations of Denis Johnson's novels Angels and Resuscitation of a Hanged Man. Cuthrell attended University of Hawaii, University of Pennsylvania, and received her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Cuthrell is a member of the Producers Guild of America.
David Urrutia, Producer/Writer
David Urrutia is co-founder of Evenstar Films. He executive produced Vara A Blessing (directed by Khyentse Norbu), and The Sisterhood of Night. David produced Kelly Reichardt’s award-winning film Meek’s Cutoff, starring Michelle Williams, and wrote and produced Jesus’ Son, starring Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, and Holly Hunter. Theatre credits include the 2013 world premiere of Slut, the New York premiere of Denis Johnsons’ Shoppers Carried by Escalators into the Flames (starring Will Patton and Michael Shannon), Roger Rees' one-man show What You Will at ACT in San Francisco, and Jonathan Cott's Walt and Emily: Between the Rooms at the Cherry Lane Theater. Prior to working with Evenstar, David was Producing Director of Novel Stages Theater Company, where he produced 26 plays, more than half of which were world premieres. Films in development include adaptations of the novels Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, and Angels.
Jeremy Bloom, Artistic Executive
Jeremy Bloom (Director) is a New York-based theater director and writer. He directed Of Government by Alex Borinsky at Clubbed Thumb. As artistic director of Rady&Bloom, original collaborations with Brian Rady include The Upper Room and The Orange Person, as well as Ding Dong It's The Ocean by Alex Borinsky. Bloom’s work as adapter/director includes Peter/Wendy and Wilde Tales published by Playscripts, as well as The Gun Show, La Boheme (Spoken), and Leaves of Grass (Nude). Fellowships and residencies include the cell, HARP, The Drama League, EST, Soho Rep Lab, TS Eliot/The Old Vic, LMCC, and The Archive Residency. radyandbloom.com