Meet the team

ADAM A. SMITH

Writer, Director, Videographer

Adam grew up in Southeast Missouri, attending Sikeston Senior High where he was awarded for excellence in journalism for his contributions as Editor in Chief of the school newspaper and live sports productions crew. Later he attended Southeast Missouri State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and a Minor in Sports Management.

Adam now focuses on screenwriting, story editing for Voices on Paper, completing his first feature script titled High and Confined, and editing Shot Night (a web series). His experience includes ESPN camera operating, website design, social media marketing, and directing many projects like shorts and business commercials. Adam is currently seeking media-related positions in the Milwaukee area.

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PATTI MEADORS

Performer, Creative, Coach

Chicago-native Patti Meadors grew up in theatre, choir, and many other performance venues before attending Southeast Missouri State University to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre and Minor in Dance. A few of her favorite performances include Judy Bernly in 9 to 5, Margaret Brennan in The Marriage of Bette and Boo; with some choreography credits including Sister Act and Newsies.

Patti recently relocated to Milwaukee, WI and started working with an international company as a contracted actor for The Alice, performed as Claire of Ordinary Days, and accepted an acting residency position at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

She has a few on screen credits including Bea of Shot Night (a web series), Concessions Stand Worker in The Gambler (Dir. David Anderson), extra on Chicago Fire (S5,E5), and a prominent voice actor and story editor for Voices on Paper. She also manages social media for several other ventures including new LA-based comedy group The Clown Cars and The Annie Sprinkle Project (Dir. Sophia LaPaglia).

DARRIAN TYRA

Technical Director, Actor, Writer

Darrian grew up in the Missouri Bootheel, attending Southeast Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications, TV & Film Productions. He is currently employed at KFVS12 | Heartland News as an audio engineer, camera operator, graphics operator, and most recently; a morning newscast director from 4:30-7:00 am. While attending SEMO he was employed by the live sports productions’ TV Crew where he regularly assisted with the streaming of NCAA games.

Darrian also has experience in acting where he was a regular actor in high school, local short films; including The Big Day (Dir. Jake McGruder), and cast in a commercial pitch for Doritos. Future goals of his include, writing more screenplays, moving to Los Angles, and to find work full-time in the film industry, whether that be behind the camera or acting.

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