From the creators of Virtual Morality, Adaptive Studios & Eko Studios comes a new chapter in interactive television & gaming. Asylum's pilot episode, CHATTERBOX, puts you in the mind of a madman. Two voices in Jed’s head guide you, allow you to make choices, directing Jed toward disaster or rapture. Other patients include a famous escapist, a religious scholar and an ex-nurse. All battle mental illness, banding together to help Jed escape. But can you ever outrun madness?
Creators & Cast
Mercedes Bryce Morgan is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker with a BA in Film and Television Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. In 2015, she directed and produced the interactive web series, “Virtual Morality” which went viral with more than 15 million views, winning the Caucus Award for “Best New Media” and receiving a glowing review from top Youtuber PewDiePie among other Influencers. Following the success of “Virtual Morality,” Bryce has directed series for Adaptive (Project Greenlight), New Form Digital, and Eko. She has also created content for Red Bull, Apple Music, Beats, The Garcia Companies, Slushii, the Plain White T’s, Jaunt VR, Ubisoft and Armani. Her work is characterized by strong female characters that challenge the status-quo. At Comic Con 2017, it was announced that she’s currently directing the next ‘Stargate’ series for MGM.
Ilan Benjamin lost half the hearing in his left ear serving in the Israel Defense Forces. He’s been loud in person and on the page ever since. At USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Ilan published a novel based on his experiences in the IDF, received the John Sandifer Cinema Scholarship and wrote and produced an award-winning New Form Digital interactive series, Virtual Morality. Currently a Script Coordinator on FOX’s Lethal Weapon, Ilan continues to work on what he knows best: action. When he’s not writing, you’ll often find Ilan wandering the woods. Even a soldier-turned-screenwriter likes his quiet.
Kendra Bradanini is a production designer who loves to create and challenge herself with her work. She is a driven artist, working competently in various mediums such as painting, sketching, sculpture, photography, and design. She uses these skills that she has refined over many years in her design practice, and brings a unique creative vision and expertise to every project that she undertakes. She is fiercely committed to her work, and will devote herself to any endeavor she sets her mind on.
Will Tranfo recently co-starred with Jay Duplass in HBO’s new anthology series “Room 104” released in Summer 2017 to rave critical reviews, including Indiewire and the New York Times. Will attended USC’s BFA Acting Program, graduating with honors and was awarded both the "John Ritter Award" for exceptional comedy performance and the “David Dukes Memorial Scholarship” for Outstanding Acting (the actor David Dukes, not the white supremacist). Will has been performing in theatre productions since the age of six, most recently as a leading role in the Mark Taper Forum’s eight-show-a-week production of ‘Appropriate.’ He has also acted in several feature films and was featured in the viral hit web series “Virtual Morality” produced by some of the same creative team behind ‘Chatterbox.’ Will is very excited to have you control his every manic decision in this thrilling new web series.
Since the demise of the legendary John Holmes in March 1988, the short, mustachioed, heavyset Ron Jeremy has assumed the mantle as the number one U.S. male star of adult cinema. However, don't confuse Ron with the similar looking mustachioed 1970/'80s adult film star, Harry Reems, who has long since retired from the adult film industry. Portly Ron is not blessed with film star looks and a chiseled six-pack (a decidedly unchiseled 12- or 18-pack would be more like it) - his appeal and talents lie in other areas (which happen to be in his long 'member' measuring nearly 10 inches, erect!) and his "regular guy" appearance and amazing endurance in front of the camera have undoubtedly contributed to his phenomenal success in an industry notorious for dumping those men who can't perform on cue. He's also one of the very few adult film stars to make the jump into mainstream cinema, with minor appearances in movies such as Reindeer Games (2000), Detroit Rock City(1999) and The Boondock Saints (1999). He was born Ron Jeremy Hyatt on March 12, 1953, in New York City and graduated from Cardozo High School (Queens, NY) in 1971, attained a masters degree from Queens College and then commenced special educational teaching in the New York City area. In 1978, a girlfriend sent his photo off to "Playgirl" magazine for appearance in its "Boy Next Door" pages. It was an understatement to say that Ron was deluged with female fan mail, and letters of interest from adult filmmakers! Beginning in 1979, he has appeared in well over 800 adult feature films including Inside Seka (1981), Debbie Does Dallas Part II (1981), Terms of Endowment (1986) Lust of Blackula (1987), 21 Hump Street (1988) and Natural Born Thrillers (1994). At 50+ years of age, the charismatic and often comedic Ron Jeremy is still appearing in front of the camera in adult films and he's definitely attained iconic status in the adult entertainment industry and beyond.
Starred on Broadway as Velma Kelly in "Chicago", The Tony nominated "Damn Yankees", "The Crucible", performed as a soloist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, "Pal Joey" (with Peter Gallagher and Patti Lupone.) Her voice can be heard in scores of animated television and films, most notably, "Finding Nemo", "Wonder Woman", Justice League", "Ben 10", "Phineas and Ferb", "Alpha And Omega",and the upcoming "Batman". She starred as Beth in NBC's "Newsradio" and "Three Sisters"( also for NBC). She has appeared in countless television and film roles most notably "The Ugly Truth", "Mousehunt", "Pushing Tin", "Breakfast Of Champions", "Godzilla", "I'll Do Anything", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "The Middle", "Grey's Anatomy", "Dirt", "Caroline In The City", "Murphy Brown", "The Norm Show", "Grace Under Fire", "Home Improvement". Her solo album "East Of Midnight" was released in 2010.
Mike Vaughn got into this whole acting thing by accident back in 1998 experimenting with voiceover work and is now one of those full-time actors living in Highland Park, Los Angeles. If Mike sounds familiar, it may be because you actually played Spider-man: Web of Shadows, watched the Scream TV series, or secretly watch PBS Kids. Or maybe you even called the 1-866-ASK-MINI phone line. But while Mike’s voice gets around, his face has been occasionally spotted in things like J Edgar, 1000 Ways to Die, and now Chatterbox. Random trivia about Mike that will earn you brownie points: he was mocked by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at Comic-Con back in 2008, was a tour drummer, and says he can tell the difference between new and old-world wine. We call BS on that last one.
Marissa was born and raised in southern Orange County. Always a lover of film and theater (and attention), she naturally gravitated towards the performing arts. After playing the role of the Cow in her middle school’s musical production of Jack and the Beanstalk, she was hooked. Marissa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Performance from Chapman University, where she spent the majority of her time acting in as many main-stage theater productions and student films as she could get her hands on. She then quickly made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor in Hollywood. Since her move to the City of Angels, Marissa has had a majority of her success in various horror films, which can be attributed to the impressive capacity of her lungs and the ability to look great covered in fake blood. When she is not dying on-screen, she can be found filming comedic independent films and webseries, or studying Shakespeare in a desperate attempt to master the art of word-play.
Circus-Szalewski began the pursuit of a performing arts career immediately after high school and was acting professionally within five years. Overall, C-S has credits on stage spanning 35 years, 25 years in television, nearly a decade in feature cinema, and has recently ventured into the new realm of interactive cinema with David Donihue's The Weathered Underground (via iPod, PlayStation, and computer distribution from ChooseInteractive.com). Circus' portrayals of deceased great wordsmiths include Tennessee Williams, Hart Crane, and John Lennon while the C-S penchant for character work has resulted in feature film performances as diverse as aging punk cave-diver, militant Christian computer-hacker, corporate villain, backwoods good ol' boy, marathon runner, small town deputy, surfer turned inventor, and a Gollum-esque persona in the parody Dork of the Rings.
Kayli Tran is a Vietnamese-American actress and model born in Saigon but raised in Nashville, TN. As a child, Kayli was very passionate about music and theater ever since her parents enrolled her into music school. She performed in her school’s annual musical every summer to showcase her talent for singing, dancing and playing the piano. She even made several tv appearances on NECAT Network, a local arts and education programming in Nashville. When she wasn’t juggling schoolwork and theater, Kayli enjoyed playing tennis and volleyball; she even competed for her high school and college teams. Kayli graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications. During her time there, she served on the executive board for Kollaboration, a non-profit organization empowering Asian Americans in music and entertainment. Upon graduating, she began a career in advertising but soon realized her true passion was in acting. Since her move to Los Angeles, Kayli has appeared in countless feature films, short films, network and cable shows. She also has been featured in numerous commercials and print work including Nike, Kia, Intel, bareMinerals, Red Bull, and LensCrafters to name a few. She recently completed filming an upcoming sci-fi feature Robot 4 (2017) where she co-stars as one of the student doctors who witnesses a robotic experiment gone wrong resulting in the chase of her life through the Cambodian jungle full of land mines, drug runners and killer robots. Robot 4 is written and directed as a feature film debut by internationally renowned Mark Toia, an award-winning TV Commercial Director.
Angie Light was born in Peoria, Illinois, and grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an actress and writer, known for Blood & Curry, Damn Foreigners and To Beauty. She wrote, produced and performed in a one woman show called Unexpectedly Expecting in 2014. She has been married to Andrew Bredeson since September 9, 2006.