STACEY J. ASWAD (Host) - Stacey's humble beginnings are in Binghamton, NY where she started competitive artistic roller skating at the age of 5 and went on to become a five time national champion. But along the way to that achievement, Stacey earned her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School in Manhattan. After graduation, she danced and choreographed professionally in New York City. Seeking new and different challenges, and to see the range of artistic opportunities in other areas of the country, Stacey left New York. She continued her dance career throughout the Midwest and Southeast and also began teaching. During this time, she developed an interest in acting and discovered a natural talent for both stage and screen. First she booked a series regular role on a new show called 7TH STREET THEATER. Stacey hit the boards in the regional premiere of a play called CARRIE ANN'S KISS and then the lead in the popular play FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS. During all this, Stacey booked and shot the lead role in the feature film ME AND YOU, US, FOREVER. She was chosen as the host of FINDING KRAFTLAND based on her work on WALT DISNEY WORLD; TOP 7 MUST SEES. Stacey recently packed up all her things and her beloved cats and headed to Hollywood for the next chapter in her great adventure.
RICHARD KRAFT (Himself) - Richard Kraft is the founder of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world's leading agencies specializing in representing film and theatre composers. Together with his partner, Laura Engel, they represent such clients as John Barry, Christophe Beck, Jon Brion, Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, Philip Glass, Maurice Jarre, Alan Menken, John Ottman, Rachel Portman, John Powell, Trevor Rabin, Graeme Revell and Marc Shaiman.
NICKY KRAFT (Himself) - 17 year-old Nicky Kraft is a Senior at Canby High School outside of Portland, Oregon. He lives with his mother and stepfather in a log cabin raising chickens 2/3rds of the year. He spends the rest of his time traveling around the world with his father. He has ridden over 425 roller coasters in more than a dozen countries. He has experienced weightlessness in a Zero Gravity flight. An honor roll student, he also plays bass and piano, composes music for internet sites and is on his school's snowboard team.
Among those interviewed:
CHRISTOPHE BECK - Emmy Winner ("BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER"). Films include BRING IT ON, CONFIDENCE, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, SAVED!, YOURS MINE AND OURS, THE SENTINEL, THE PINK PANTHER, WE ARE MARSHALL and the upcoming YEAR OF THE DOG.
JON BRION - Grammy nominee. Films include MAGNOLIA, PUNCH DRUNK LOVE, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, I HEART HUCKABEES and THE BREAK-UP. Has produced for Kanye West ("Late Registration"), Aimee Mann, Rufus Wainwright, Fiona Apple and Dido.
DANNY ELFMAN - 3-time Oscar nominee (GOOD WILL HUNTING, MEN IN BLACK, BIG FISH). Films include PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE, BATMAN, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, DEAD PRESIDENTS, TO DIE FOR, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, A SIMPLE PLAN, CHICAGO, SPIDER-MAN, CHARLOTTE'S WEB and the upcoming MEET THE ROBINSONS. Television themes include THE SIMPSONS and the Emmy-winning, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Former lead singer and songwriter of the band Oingo Boingo.
ALAN MENKEN - 8-time Oscar winner. Films include THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN, POCAHONTAS, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, HERCULES and the upcoming ENCHANTED. Stage work includes LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and the upcoming LITTLE MERMAID and SISTER ACT.
JOHN OTTMAN - BAFTA-winner. Editor/Composer of such films as THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, X-MEN 2, and SUPERMAN RETURNS. Composer of THE CABLE GUY, GOTHIKA, HIDE AND SEEK, KISS KISS BANG BANG and FANTASTIC FOUR and the upcoming THE INVASION.
TREVOR RABIN - Grammy nominee. Films include CON AIR, ARMAGEDDON, ENEMY OF THE STATE, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS, THE BANGER SISTERS, BAD BOYS 2, NATIONAL TREASURE, COACH CARTER, GLORY ROAD, SNAKES ON A PLANE and THE GUARDIAN. Former guitarist and singer with the band YES ("Owner of the Lonely Heart").
GRAEME REVELL - BMI Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Films include DEAD CALM, THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, THE CROW, THE BASKETBALL DIARIES, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE CRAFT, SPAWN, THE NEGOTIATOR, BRIDE OF CHUCKY, THE SIEGE, THE INSIDER, BLOW, HUMAN NATURE, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, DAREDEVIL, FREDDY VS. JASON, OUT OF TIME, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, SIN CITY, MAN OF THE YEAR.
MARC SHAIMAN - Tony Winner, five-time Oscar nominee. Films include WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, MISERY, CITY SLICKERS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SISTER ACT, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, MOTHER, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, IN & OUT, PATCH ADAMS, SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT and the upcoming movie musical HAIRSPRAY based on his Broadway show.
DAVID ZIPPEL - Tony Winner, two-time Oscar-nominee. Films include HERCULES, MULAN and THE SWAN PRINCESS. Stage shows include CITY OF ANGELS, THE GOODBYE GIRL and THE WOMAN IN WHITE.