The Eye

About The Director

Allen Landver

Allen Landver is an award-winning writer, actor, and director. He was born in Los Angeles to a teenage mother and a father who sold Levi's in East Los Angeles. His parents and grandparents are all originally from Odessa and Kiev in the Ukraine. Allen is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory, Catalyst Fest Alumni, Risk! Podcast Storyteller, and the creator of the award-winning web series Broke A$$ Rich Kid. Allen explores themes of identity and class in his work, and his favorite work of art is "The Orator" by the painter Magnus Zeller.

About The Writer

Jonathan James

Born and raised in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Jonathan received a Bachelor's Degree in Film & Video Production from Columbia College in Chicago. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010 Jonathan received his MFA in Screenwriting ('13) from the world renown American Film Institute.  Jonathan has written for a variety of online publications including, and, focusing on both the art and craft of storytelling and LGBTQ+ issues.

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