It is FFE's primary goal to develop and produce projects that resonate and impact people's lives with a message of hope and truth, bringing thought provoking material to the page and screen for more than just entertainment with excellence, honesty and integrity, as if weaving gold into fine linen. (Exo 39:3)
MARIA O'BRYAN - Having studied with prestigious institutions such as the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City, Maria began her career as an actress, performing on various television shows, E.R. and Law & Order, working opposite the industry's "cream of the crop", including John Wells and Ed Sherin. In addition to her many television and extensive NYC stage credits, she has performed in various independent feature films. Maria transitioned into the role of Director on a number of Off-Off Broadway plays, including Screwtape Letters at The Mint Theater, where she met her husband Kevin. Maria is known as an "actor's director", able to develop and draw out the actor's finest and most authentic performance.
KEVIN O'BRYAN also began his career as an actor performing on numerous television shows and NYC stage productions, which in turn led to Directing, Producing and Screenwriting.
Kevin's other areas of expertise come from an extensive background as an Executive Project Manager overseeing projects in the scale of $500MM. He also carries with him degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design, with a focus on Set Design and Screenwriting.
MARIA & KEVIN are multi-award winning Writers, Directors & Producers,most recently winning a Best Screenplay award for their feature length film, BLUE JACKET at KIFF in Atlanta. Their short film, KING'S HEART, distributed by Bridgestone Multimedia Group (BMG), received numerous awards and recognition on the film festival circuit, including: Award of Merit, Viewer's Choice, and Mission Excellence. They currently have numerous film and television projects in various stages of development. Together, they continue to develop unique and meaningful content bringing a message of hope and truth to the masses.