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Ashley Bell


Actor / Director / Producer

Ashley Bell made her feature film debut in “The Last Exorcism” and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and an MTV Movie Award nomination. The film grossed nearly $70 million worldwide. She reprised her role in “The Last Exorcism Part II,” and again received critical acclaim.

Since, Bell has crossed genres, starring in the romantic comedy “Love & Air Sex,” (for which she was named one of Indiewire‘s top 10 actors to watch at SXSW), post-apocalyptic thriller “The Day,” (Toronto International Film Festival), “Sparks,” “The Marine: Homefront,” ”From Above,” “There Is a New World Somewhere, and AMC’s “The Walking Dead: Digital Series,” directed by Greg Nicotero.

Ashley made her Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Machinal” alongside Rebecca Hall in January 2014. Most recently she finished filming the psychological thriller “Maternal Bonds,” starring opposite Sara Rue, and “Carnage Park” set to be released theatrically in 2016.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bell is the daughter of Groundlings co-founder Victoria Carroll, and actor/voice animator Michael Bell. She studied acting and directing at Cambridge University, where she was awarded “Best Actress.” She later graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with honors.

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Ashley Bell


Actor / Director / Producer

Ashley Bell made her feature film debut in “The Last Exorcism” and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and an MTV Movie Award nomination. The film grossed nearly $70 million worldwide. She reprised her role in “The Last Exorcism Part II,” and again received critical acclaim.

Since, Bell has crossed genres, starring in the romantic comedy “Love & Air Sex,” (for which she was named one of Indiewire‘s top 10 actors to watch at SXSW), post-apocalyptic thriller “The Day,” (Toronto International Film Festival), “Sparks,” “The Marine: Homefront,” ”From Above,” “There Is a New World Somewhere, and AMC’s “The Walking Dead: Digital Series,” directed by Greg Nicotero.

Ashley made her Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Machinal” alongside Rebecca Hall in January 2014. Most recently she finished filming the psychological thriller “Maternal Bonds,” starring opposite Sara Rue, and “Carnage Park” set to be released theatrically in 2016.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bell is the daughter of Groundlings co-founder Victoria Carroll, and actor/voice animator Michael Bell. She studied acting and directing at Cambridge University, where she was awarded “Best Actress.” She later graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with honors.

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David Casselman


Mr. David Casselman is the Chairman of the Board of Elephants In Crisis and the founder of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary. He is a trial attorney and an animal welfare advocate who has lent his legal expertise to help fight cases of animal cruelty throughout Los Angeles.

Mr. Casselman is a Senior Trial Partner in the Los Angeles Law Firm of Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten. He is the California President of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite organization of lawyers, each with a minimum of 20 jury trials.

Mr. Casselman is counsel for the lawsuit to remove long-suffering Billy the Elephant from the Los Angeles Zoo and into a reserve. He is a long-time friend of animals of all kinds, having provided millions of dollars of pro bono legal services to animals in crisis and those who try to protect them.

Mr Casselman founded the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary in 2004. The sanctuary was created, in partnership with the government of Cambodia, to protect elephants and other endangered animals of the region and to conserve their natural habitat. More than one million acres of this rich forest landscape and its diverse wildlife population are now protected by the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary.

In addition to protecting elephants and other animals that live on the sanctuary, the project evolved to create an observation area where abused and abandoned elephants from the region could be rehabilitated. Further plans have evolved to employ, house and train veterinarians from all over the world for the medical treatment of the sanctuary's animals. Elephants and other protected animals are cared for in the sanctuary's observation area and then released into its forests, free of poaching, logging and development.

Mr. Casselman is also a recipient of the Voice for the Animals Foundation Animal Advocate Award.

David Casselman


Mr. David Casselman is the Chairman of the Board of Elephants In Crisis and the founder of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary. He is a trial attorney and an animal welfare advocate who has lent his legal expertise to help fight cases of animal cruelty throughout Los Angeles.

Mr. Casselman is a Senior Trial Partner in the Los Angeles Law Firm of Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten. He is the California President of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite organization of lawyers, each with a minimum of 20 jury trials.

Mr. Casselman is counsel for the lawsuit to remove long-suffering Billy the Elephant from the Los Angeles Zoo and into a reserve. He is a long-time friend of animals of all kinds, having provided millions of dollars of pro bono legal services to animals in crisis and those who try to protect them.

Mr Casselman founded the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary in 2004. The sanctuary was created, in partnership with the government of Cambodia, to protect elephants and other endangered animals of the region and to conserve their natural habitat. More than one million acres of this rich forest landscape and its diverse wildlife population are now protected by the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary.

In addition to protecting elephants and other animals that live on the sanctuary, the project evolved to create an observation area where abused and abandoned elephants from the region could be rehabilitated. Further plans have evolved to employ, house and train veterinarians from all over the world for the medical treatment of the sanctuary's animals. Elephants and other protected animals are cared for in the sanctuary's observation area and then released into its forests, free of poaching, logging and development.

Mr. Casselman is also a recipient of the Voice for the Animals Foundation Animal Advocate Award.

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Lek Chailert


​Sangduen "Lek" Chailert was born in 1962 in the small hill tribe village of Baan Lao, two hours north of Chiang Mai. Her love for elephants began when her grandfather, a traditional healer, received a baby elephant as payment for saving a man's life. Lek would spend many hours with her family's new friend, named Tongkum or Golden One, which would result in a passion that would shape the rest of her life.

Lek received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Chiang Mai University, and from there moved into working in the elephant tourist industry. While helping owners of trekking companies locate unemployed elephants, Lek quickly learned about the abuse and neglect that domestic Asian elephants experience.

With a love and respect for her country's national symbol and the knowledge that they were becoming endangered, Lek began advocating for the rights and welfare of Asian elephants in Thailand. In an industry that is steeped in its traditions, advocating for a change to the way domestic and wild Asian elephants are treated has not been an easy battle. But through hard work and determination her voice is beginning to be heard.

In addition to several documentaries about her work by National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, and the BBC, Lek has also been honored to receive many awards. In 2005, Time Magazine named her a Hero of Asia for her work in conservation. The Ford Foundation in association with National Geographic named Lek a Hero of the Planet in 2001. Additionally, she has received two honorary degrees from Rajabaht Chiang Mai University; a PhD in Sustainability and Conservation in 2002, and a PhD in Veterinary Science in 2006. Finally, the National Geographic documentary Vanishing Giants, highlighting Lek's work with the Asian elephant, was recognized by the Humane Society of the United States with the Genesis Award in 2003.

In the coming years Lek hopes to bring her message about conservation and the humane treatment of Asian elephants to more people in and outside of Thailand. She will also continue to improve the lives of the rescued elephants living at Elephant Nature Park and provide emergency healthcare to elephants in remote villages throughout Thailand.

Lek Chailert


​Sangduen "Lek" Chailert was born in 1962 in the small hill tribe village of Baan Lao, two hours north of Chiang Mai. Her love for elephants began when her grandfather, a traditional healer, received a baby elephant as payment for saving a man's life. Lek would spend many hours with her family's new friend, named Tongkum or Golden One, which would result in a passion that would shape the rest of her life.

Lek received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Chiang Mai University, and from there moved into working in the elephant tourist industry. While helping owners of trekking companies locate unemployed elephants, Lek quickly learned about the abuse and neglect that domestic Asian elephants experience.

With a love and respect for her country's national symbol and the knowledge that they were becoming endangered, Lek began advocating for the rights and welfare of Asian elephants in Thailand. In an industry that is steeped in its traditions, advocating for a change to the way domestic and wild Asian elephants are treated has not been an easy battle. But through hard work and determination her voice is beginning to be heard.

In addition to several documentaries about her work by National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, and the BBC, Lek has also been honored to receive many awards. In 2005, Time Magazine named her a Hero of Asia for her work in conservation. The Ford Foundation in association with National Geographic named Lek a Hero of the Planet in 2001. Additionally, she has received two honorary degrees from Rajabaht Chiang Mai University; a PhD in Sustainability and Conservation in 2002, and a PhD in Veterinary Science in 2006. Finally, the National Geographic documentary Vanishing Giants, highlighting Lek's work with the Asian elephant, was recognized by the Humane Society of the United States with the Genesis Award in 2003.

In the coming years Lek hopes to bring her message about conservation and the humane treatment of Asian elephants to more people in and outside of Thailand. She will also continue to improve the lives of the rescued elephants living at Elephant Nature Park and provide emergency healthcare to elephants in remote villages throughout Thailand.

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Change For Balance Productions


Producer/ Cinematographer / Editor

Change For Balance (CFBP) is a production company and creative agency that creates insightful, entertaining media that is dedicated to making a difference in our world through documentaries, TV shows, branded content, music videos and commercials.  

CFBP’s first documentary, “Equine Destiny” (2010), garnered over 20 awards at festivals across North America including Best Documentary at the LA Movie Awards, and the Audience Award at the NY Independent Film and Video Festival.

They’ve created campaigns for the American Heart Association, The Center for Reproductive Rights, the US Department of Energy, Breakaway from Cancer, AARP, Easter Seals, and The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP).  

In 2015 CFBP released rapper Prince EA’s music video “Dear Future Generations: Sorry”, which gardnered over 68 million views. They partnered with HBO’s GIRLS star Jemima Kirke and the Center for Reproductive Rights to share her abortion story with the world for the first time. The video again went viral, and was featured nationally from Huffington Post to Just Jared.

In August, CFBP will be returning to South Africa with Charlize Theron and CTAOP, to document Ms. Theron’s relief efforts to support African Youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. They are currently producing “Barcalive” a documentary created around World Champion Tour Surfer and undefeated professional MMA fighter Dustin Barca. Earlier this year they were named advocates for the lifestyle surf/skate/art brand RVCA.

In 2011 Change for Balance was nominated for Most Philanthropic Small Business of the Year at The Stay Classy Awards – the largest social impact awards ceremony in the United States. CFBP has given over $500,000 in media grants to nonprofits worldwide.

Change For Balance has directed, produced, filmed, and/or managed productions in Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, Qatar, Milan, India, Cannes, Monaco, Moscow, Dubai, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, China, and Taiwan. Through their commercial subsidiary “Activational Media” they have traveled the world to create the commercial campaign for the Internationally renowned fragrance line, House of Sillage

 

Change For Balance Productions


Producer/ Cinematographer / Editor

Change For Balance (CFBP) is a production company and creative agency that creates insightful, entertaining media that is dedicated to making a difference in our world through documentaries, TV shows, branded content, music videos and commercials.  

CFBP’s first documentary, “Equine Destiny” (2010), garnered over 20 awards at festivals across North America including Best Documentary at the LA Movie Awards, and the Audience Award at the NY Independent Film and Video Festival.

They’ve created campaigns for the American Heart Association, The Center for Reproductive Rights, the US Department of Energy, Breakaway from Cancer, AARP, Easter Seals, and The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP).  

In 2015 CFBP released rapper Prince EA’s music video “Dear Future Generations: Sorry”, which gardnered over 68 million views. They partnered with HBO’s GIRLS star Jemima Kirke and the Center for Reproductive Rights to share her abortion story with the world for the first time. The video again went viral, and was featured nationally from Huffington Post to Just Jared.

In August, CFBP will be returning to South Africa with Charlize Theron and CTAOP, to document Ms. Theron’s relief efforts to support African Youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. They are currently producing “Barcalive” a documentary created around World Champion Tour Surfer and undefeated professional MMA fighter Dustin Barca. Earlier this year they were named advocates for the lifestyle surf/skate/art brand RVCA.

In 2011 Change for Balance was nominated for Most Philanthropic Small Business of the Year at The Stay Classy Awards – the largest social impact awards ceremony in the United States. CFBP has given over $500,000 in media grants to nonprofits worldwide.

Change For Balance has directed, produced, filmed, and/or managed productions in Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, Qatar, Milan, India, Cannes, Monaco, Moscow, Dubai, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, China, and Taiwan. Through their commercial subsidiary “Activational Media” they have traveled the world to create the commercial campaign for the Internationally renowned fragrance line, House of Sillage