The (Con) Artists

Yuri Lowenthal (self/writer/producer)

Yuri discovered his talent and passion for acting near the end of high school and since then has made a reputation of being a committed and creative artist on both stage and screen internationally. He made his debut in writing, producing and starring in the independent short, “Faithful.” He is a student of martial arts, speaks fluent Japanese, French and German. Yuri is  internationally known for his work in voice over in video games and animation, some of his roles include Superman on “Legion of Super Heroes” (2006), Ben on “Ben 10: Alien Force”, Sasuke on “Naruto” (2002) and The Prince in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003) (VG) video game series. In 2004, he started his own production company, Monkey Kingdom Productions, with partner Tara Platt.

Tara Platt (self/writer/producer)

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Tara grew up all over the country, from Arizona to Oklahoma to Michigan to New York City, finally ending up in LA. Following high school, she studied at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. While studying in London at the London Academy of Theatre, she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland before moving to New York City. Her debut in New York was in Alan Ball’s “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”. In 2004 she started Monkey Kingdom Productions with partner Yuri Lowenthal. She continues to be seen on stage and screen globally and can be heard in voice over in animation and video games, and is quickly becoming well known for her English dub of Temari on “Naruto” (2002).

Boris Kievsky (self/writer/director/producer)

Boris is an award-winning writer and director.  He earned BFA and  Post-Graduate degrees in theatre before moving to New York, where he worked as an actor as well as producing and directing several theatrical productions.  Upon moving to Los Angeles, Boris made the switch to film and television.  His first short film as writer/director: “Unbreaking Up,” screened at multiple festivals, winning an award for drama.  His second short film, “Purgatory, Inc.” is now playing at festivals.  Boris is currently writing, directing and producing a feature-length documentary, Cycles and Revolutions, filming this year.  As an actor, Boris has appeared on numerous TV shows and all levels of film from shorts to studio releases.  More at: and