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. Cuthrell executive produced Vara a Blessing (directed by Khyentse Norbu), which opened the 2013 Busan International Film Festival, and played the London BFI Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Goa Film Festival, among others. Vara will also appear at the upcoming Beijing and Munich Film Festivals, and made its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film. Cuthrell produced the upcoming film The Sisterhood of Night, as well as Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff, starring Michelle Williams. Cuthrell wrote and produced the acclaimed feature film Jesus' Son, starring Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, and Holly Hunter. Theater credits include the recent 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. 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 the violence and racial discrimination toward Arab-Americans and people of color after the attacks of 9/11. 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 the novels Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, and Angels. Elizabeth attended the University of Hawaii and the University of Pennsylvania and received her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
David Urrutia, Producer/Writer
David Urrutia is co-founder of Evenstar Films. He executive produced Vara A Blessing (directed by Khyentse Norbu), and the upcoming film 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 directs original theatrical adaptations including La Boheme (Spoken), LIVE Mermaids LIVE, and Leaves of Grass (Nude). As artistic director of Rady&Bloom, new film and theater work with Brian Rady includes The Orange Person, The Girl of The Golden West and currently The Upper Room (these projects have appeared in collaboration with Ars Nova and The Ice Factory and funded in part by Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and are currently in residence at the New Ohio). Opera world premieres include Center for Contemporary Opera, Guerrilla Opera and the Avant Media, and poetry plays include Walt and Emily: Between the Rooms by Jonathan Cott. Assistant credits include: The Met, Broadway, and regional theaters (for Mary Zimmerman, Liz Swados, Alex Timbers). Jeremy is an artist in residence at the cell. He is a Drama League Directing Fellow, an EST Resident Director, Soho Rep Lab Director, a TS Eliot director at The Old Vic, and an alum of Northwestern University's Performance Studies Program. jeremybloomplays.com . radyandbloom.com