You Took Away My Flag

Production team and cast

James Bezy ( Director and Editor) is a Chicago native. Born and raised in Lombard, IL.   As an actor in Los Angeles he studied under William Alderson and John Kirby, and worked on shows such as Boston Public, the O.C., and films such as Sea Biscuit, Bruce Almighty, and the Underclassman .  In 2005 he moved back to Chicago and eventually graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelors Degree in Performance and Directing. Being back in Chicago he’s been a player with T.U.T.A. theater ensemble in their productions of Romeo and Juliet (Chopin Theatre), and Maria’s Field (Storefront). Under the founding name, Troglodyte Productions, James has directed numerous short films, and just recently completed his first feature length film, Dead of Winter, released earlier this year.

Hank Perritt (Producer and Screenwriter) wrote and produced You Took Away My Flag: a Musical About Kosovo, which enjoyed a short run at Strawdog Theatre in Chicago in 2009 and an eight-week run at Theatre Building Chicago in 2010. His new plays Airline Miles and Giving Ground are in late-stage development. He is Vice President and member of the board of directors of The Artistic Home theatre, and Producer and Managing Member of Modofac Productions, LLC. He has written extensively on Internet law, employment law, and on the future of the music and movie industries. He holds an SB in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the bar of Virginia (inactive), Pennsylvania (inactive), the District of Columbia, Maryland, Illinois, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Cast (see "Cast" page for pictures and bios):

Michael Hahalyak (Arian)

Chad Sheveland (Fahri)

Eleni Pappageorge (Vjosa)

Patrick Cunningham (Dragan)

Mark Kollar (Fatmir)

Sean Murphy (Leka)

JMatt Lindsey (Colonel)

Josh Seiter (Blerim)

Jaime Henderson (mother)

J. Ryan Lawlis (KLA soldier)

Ian Brown (Serb policeman)

Jason Keck (KLA soldier, dead boy)

Phil Biedron (KLA soldier, Albanian boy)

Caitlin Borek (mother)

James Bezy (Serb policeman)

Fedja Temim (Serb policeman)

Zach Murray (Driton)

Marcellus Norwood (KLA soldier)

Nate Birch (Albanian civilian)

Bryan Sundquist (Albanian civilian)

Eric Hines (Albanian boy)

Alex Hahashioka-Oatfield (Stunt Double for Arian)


Production team:

James Bezy: Director and Editor
Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Producer and Screenwriter
Roman Chrzanowski, Director of Photography
Mileen Patel, Sound Director
Titus Fox, Assistant Director of Photography
Alex Hahashioka-Oatfield (Fight Coordinator)