Writer and Performer
Ellen Degeneres has called him “smart, hilarious and funny.” Variety has said, “Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” With uproarious live performances and groundbreaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium.
Alec is currently starring as Nurse Jerry on Lifetime’s Devious Maids and on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth as Lea Thompson’s mischievous out and proud friend Renzo. Previous series include Desperate Housewives and four seasons on the shows Ugly Betty and Half and Half.
Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of M. Butterfly. He has guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay Asian series regular role on the CBS sitcom Some Of My Best Friends. Film audiences howled at Alec as “N’Cream” in the wildly popular drag queen musical Connie and Carla. Other films include Playing By Heart, Marley and Me and You Don’t Mess with The Zohan. An accomplished stand-up comic, Alec has had three stand-up comedy specials air on Showtime, LOGO, and HERE! Networks.
Alec has entertained live audiences with Rosie O’Donnell aboard her R Family Cruises and all over the world with Atlantis Cruises. Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. As an adoptive parent, he is the official spokesperson for Raise A Child, an organization that encourages people to adopt through the foster care system. A tireless fundraiser, Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart.”
Director, Co-Editor, and an Executive Producer
Andrea moved from writing ads to film and TV production, focusing on transgender issues. She co-produced the first all-trans Vagina Monologues, featured in the documentary Beautiful Daughters. Andrea directed “Casting Pearls,” “Transproofed,” and numerous instructional films for trans people. Her Finding Your Female Voice program led to consulting with Felicity Huffman and appearing in Transamerica. Andrea was a producer and on-camera talent for competitive dating show Transamerican Love Story. She also produced and directed the series Disney Geek, Walt Disney’s official news program for fans. She frequently discusses LGBT issues in the media. Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy is her documentary feature directorial debut.
Raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Jamison obtained his degree in Theatre Production and Design from California State University, Fullerton. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles Jamison began acting and costume designing in film and TV. Jamison worked as a Production Coordinator with World of Wonder on RuPaul’s Drag U before becoming an Associate Producer with Bill Brummel Productions in 2009. There his work included Bullied: A Student, a School, and a Case That Made History for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance educational program. He continued with Bill Brummel producing the short film Erasing Hate for MSNBC, which followed a former white supremacist as he distanced himself from his past while enduring countless painful medical procedures to remove numerous racist tattoos from his face. Jamison then produced the short documentary, Voices of Witness: Out of the Box, a film that highlights the importance of writing non-discrimination policies for gender identity and gender expression into the Canon Law of the Episcopal Church which led the Bishops of the Episcopal Church to overwhelmingly pass the resolution to become the leading religious organization to protect transgender members and those seeking ordination. Jamison’s inaugural film for Thought Moment Media was the children’s short film “Family Restaurant” that celebrates families with LGBT parents featuring puppets and drag queen icon Miss Coco Peru. Jamison lives in Los Angeles with his husband actor Alec Mapa and their son Zion.
Director of Photography
Since graduating with honors from Boston’s Emerson College film program in 1999, Ian has been honing the cinematography craft for a decade by training his eye, mind and hand via lighting and shooting a wide scope of visual content. His background in gaffing has made him extremely versatile in merging light and composition into an efficient use of time and resources with stunning results. Ian’s work on narrative projects such as the independent features Acts of Worship, Out There and Corporate Affairs have traveled globally which included stops at the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Flexible across all capture mediums, Ian strives to be well versed with the constantly changing landscape of filmmaking tools. A member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Ian believes in not letting the budget or equipment stand in the way of telling a visually compelling story.
Marc Jackson is a film composer and songwriter who has created score for feature films, television series and theatrical trailers. He has written songs with co-writer Scott Patton for several artists including Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) who performed one such song, live on the “CMA Country Christmas Special” on ABC. Founder and composer at MoonLab, he has music supervised on movie marketing campaigns for Warner Bros., Paramount, DreamWorks and more, as well as for network series for HBO. Coming from a musician’s background, he has performed live with Sheryl Crow and Roger Daltrey. Marc works and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Co-Editor and Post Production Supervisor
Bryan Lukasik is a producer, director, writer and editor who has been creating video and digital media content for the past 7 years. He specializes in conceptualization, development, production management, directing and budgeting. Clients include DC Entertainment, The Hub, Hasbro, Sesame Street, Ergobaby, ABC Family, Dog for Dog, Toyota, and Beachbody. He is a graduate of DePaul University’s Business school. In front of the camera he has appeared on ABC’s General Hospital, shot opposite of John Mahoney on NBC’s ER and played Tori Spelling’s brother “Mike” on VH1’s So NoTORIous. He has shot over 20 national commercials.
Patty Cornell is a director, producer, actor and writer who has worked on independent feature films, documentary film, web series, theatre, and yes, Reality TV. In production, projects besides Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy include Micah- The A-hole Ghost for Hazy Mills Productions, and a found footage style feature, Unknown Project. As a director, she’s in post on a music video for Flow Field. Patty won Best Commercial at the La Femme Film Fest in Hollywood for a commercial she produced, wrote and directed, Lassoo. Patty has written, acted in and produced the short films, Almost Lou andTravel Sickness, which she also directed. Lou is a Tacoma Tortured Artists Festival winner. She has produced and acted in theatre, most recently with Ensemble Studio Theatre- LA.