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When the leader of an artist residency kills the possum that’s been eating their cauliflower, the residents come to a shocking consensus.

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the residents

a puppet; lover of cauliflower


the possum

puppeteered by MERY Y.Y. CHEUNG

Mery Y.Y. Cheung

(she/they) Mery Y.Y. Cheung is a designer, puppeteer, producer, and Arts activist from New York City. Credits include Object Movement Puppetry Festival (Center at West Park), Layer the Walls (14th Street Y), Simon and His Shoes (The Tank), co-producer to the Puppet Spread puppet slam series with Ladies of Mischief (The Tank), TV series Awkwafina is Nora from Queens episode “Grandma and Chill” (Comedy Central), Murmurations (LMCC), Museum Mile with IBEX Puppetry (Metropolitan Museum), among others.

loveable nebbish



played by MISHA BROOKS

(he/him) Misha Brooks is an actor living in New York City. He’s a co-founder and member of the performance art group Subtle Pride. His work can be seen on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and most recently in the Paramount Plus comedy, “Players”. He has a BFA in Drama from New York University.

thinks being a vegan absolves her of her sins




Hannah Shealy is an actor and singer based in NYC and London. REGIONAL: The Rose Tattoo, Unknown Soldier, The First Immigrant/Queens (Williamstown Theatre Festival). COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Orlando, Cowboy Mouth, Clybourne Park, Macbeth, Top Girls, The Seagull. MFA Acting: Columbia University. Hannah was recently awarded Best Actress at the Dark Comedy Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival for her work in Max and Taco.

self-proclaimed #girlboss




(she/her) Michelle Davis is an actor, writer, and comedian based in New York City. Michelle is currently writing on the sketch/variety series ZIWE (A24/Showtime) seasons 1 & 2, and she starred in multiple sketches that she wrote. Michelle wrote for season 3 of the HBO series, A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2022. She is Black, graduated from NYU with a double major in Acting and Politics, and her favorite cycling instructor calls her “fun!” (He also sometimes calls her “Mikaela” and she is too polite to correct him).

smartest (& nicest!) person in the room




(he/they) Gilbert Diego Sanchez is an actor and cabaret singer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has produced many of his own shows, including The 4/20 Show, Cats: The Other Cats Musical, and Me & My Good Judys at Good Judy. Off-Broadway: Showgirls the Musical. Regional: Ritchie Valens in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Bucks County Playhouse. TV: Law and Order: Organized Crime, New Amsterdam, Bull and The Path.

conspiracy theorist




(they/them) Sophie Sagan-Gutherz is a multi-disciplinary artist who schleps around NYC. Recent: Faultline Theatre (writer/actor); t4t, c4c (Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, writer/actor/EP). Select theatre collaborations: Lincoln Center, Ars Nova, TFANA, The Public, and Williamstown. TV/Film: Cats and Walls (opposite Dylan Baker), SNL ("Pride Month Song''), Idol Chaser (VLVMedia).
@sophiesagangutherz // sophiesagangutherz.com

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the team



(she/her) Daisy Rosato is a queer, neurodivergent artist in Brooklyn NY. Raised in New Orleans, she’s drawn to creative work that rewards collaboration. She pulls from her Bard College BA in Theatre/German and work on film sets in the camera department. She moved to NYC in 2016 with a theatre company she cofounded, through which she premiered original work at BAX Upstart Fest and Ars Nova’s ANT Fest. As a writer, she has attended Austin Film Festival, Stowe Story Labs, and Studiofest VR. Storytelling is how she forms and shapes community.
daisyrosato.com // @daizerzzzz



(they/them) Sophie Sagan-Gutherz is a genderqueer, crippunk, storyteller. Recent: POSSUM advanced as a quarter-finalist in the HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition; Faultline Theatre (writer/actor); t4t, c4c (Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, writer/actor/EP). Current: Greenhouse Lab (Orchard Project). Honors: Resident (Fresh Ground Pepper), Resident (The Barn at Lee). Finalist placements: Williamstown J. Michael Friedman Fellowship, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, The Civilians R&D Group, New Georges The Jam, The Public Emerging Writers Group, and EST Youngblood. Two-time semi-finalist for NPC/The O'Neill. Select performer collaborations: Lincoln Center, Ars Nova, TFANA, The Public, and Williamstown.
@sophiesagangutherz // sophiesagangutherz.com


Executive Producer

Lea was the first openly gay comic on television in America, and is an accomplished Jazz performer who has performed in concert venues all over the world. She is best known as ‘Big Boo’ from Orange is the New Black (3 SAG Awards). Lea can currently be seen in the indie feature film Potato Dreams of America, and in the Indigo Girls jukebox feature film, Glitter & Doom. She will be starring in the upcoming Off-Broadway Revival of Tennessee Williams' play, The Night of the Iguana, directed by Emily Mann. TV credits include East New York, The Blacklist, Physical, Reprisal, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Shameless, and Broad City. Film credits include Cars 3, Support The Girls, and First Wives Club. Broadway credits, POTUS Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive (Bernadette), The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr. Scott) and On The Town (Hildy), Obie and Theatre World Awards.
@realleadelaria // www.leadelaria.com



(she/her) Jackie Monoson is an independent documentary and fiction filmmaker and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Jackie’s recent projects include producing the surreal tragicomedy pilot PALOOKAVILLE, which received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival. She also produced the short horror-comedy film YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND which premiered at the 2023 Berlin Final Girls Film Festival. Among other things, she is inspired by Jewish folklore, her grandmother, Gilda, unreliable narrators, and the horrors of puberty. When Jackie is not at work, she is busy making music videos about her cat, Lentil, and rewatching the Sopranos. Jackie received her BFA in Studio Art from New York University.


Director of Photography

(he/him) Zach Sky got his start making movies in high school filming his friends ride BMX in his hometown of Boston, MA. In 2010, he decided to pursue his love for movies in full by working at a documentary production company as their full-time camera operator. There he shot 3 feature-length docs acquired by Netflix and PBS, and shown at multiple major int’l festivals. Today, he shoots for clients such as A24, Steven Soderbergh, Rosalia, Chanel, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Nordstrom, and DKNY.


Production Designer

(she/her) Marissa Todd is a multidisciplinary designer based in New York City. With roots grounded in design for stage and live performance, Marissa mixes the mediums of stage and film to provide a visual dialogue in support of the writer's and director's vision. Each process includes deep exploration into materials that create an environment, this in turn allows for a rumination of truth and authenticity stunningly unique to each collaboration.



(she/her) Laura Conte is an editor based in NYC. Born and raised in south FL, she now calls Brooklyn, NY home. After graduating with a BFA in film production from Florida State University in 2015, she pursued a career in post-production, moving through the ranks as an assistant editor, animator, graphic designer, and lead editor. She has edited two Emmy-nominated series and one Emmy-winning series. Laura's interests include puns and soup, and her life is controlled entirely by her dog, Penelope.


Costume Designer/HMU

(he/they) 100% synthetic and completely man-made, Poly ester is a drag performer and the illegitimate traggot son of David Cronenberg. They aim to explore the queer horror tradition of monstrosity as liberation, the grotesque as beauty, and transformation as sex. He’s thrilled to join the team at the helm of makeup, hair, and costumes for POSSUM.


Casting Director

(she/her) Leah Shapiro is a NY-based freelance CD for TV and Film. She’s worked with offices such as Shayna Markowitz, Ellen Lewis, Laura Rosenthal, and Estrin/Bergstein. She most recently finished working under Markowitz on Bradley Cooper’s feature MAESTRO (Netflix/Amblin). Other recent TV/Film: THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE (HULU), INVENTING ANNA (NETFLIX), DASH & LILY (NETFLIX), Sony’s feature A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN directed by Denzel Washington, Amazon’s feature GOODNIGHT MOMMY, and the upcoming PLAN B/MGM feature LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND, directed by Cory Finley which premiered at Sundance ’23.



(they/them) Ariel Loh is a trans/queer Asian American music producer, mixer and composer based in Los Angeles. Their work has made appearances on Billboard, Rolling Stone, BBC, NPR, Vice, MTV, as well as major streaming services. As a producer, Ariel's productions have amassed over 350 million streams on Spotify and landed them a RIAA gold certification. As a composer, they have scored the gamut from horror films to children's television. Ariel is also an avid organizer in the queer music community in LA in NY and also makes ambient music under the moniker Window Seat.



(she/her) Mary Perrino is a Color Finishing Artist located in Brooklyn, NY. She founded La Voglia Studio in 2017, and has been working as a Colorist for nearly 10 years. Providing creative look design to elevate but not overpower a film is her goal on every piece. She believes a great color grade has an immense creativity, but also a sense of reservation. Leonardo Da Vinci's quote, "Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication" is something she lives by. In her free time she dabbles in photography and loves to cook.


Sound Designer

(they/she) Wren Stark Haven is a filmmaker living and working in Queens, New York. Her films center on working class women facing life’s big questions through a vibrant array of genres. As a veteran film sound technician and IATSE member, her credits include Oscar Best Picture winner CODA, Spirited, Free Guy, and Saturday Night Live. When she’s not working on films, she’s either racing bikes or cooking something lovely for her family.

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