STORY 6 - The Twin
A battle of wills between twin sisters as different as black and white.
It is often said that twins hold a special bond,
but what happens when one of the twins twists that bond so hard that it snaps?
Directed by Jeff Cisneros
Filmed by Raito Nishizaka, Masaya Kubota
Original Music by Takahiro Nomiya
Sound Editing by Takahiro Nomiya
Story by Christopher McCombs
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Shayna has been performing onstage in plays and musicals since she was 11 years old. Notable theatre appearances include roles in King Lear and The Tempest with Hamilton Urban Theatre, Julius Caesar and King Lear with Hart House Theatre, Assassins UC Follies, and more recently Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, Macbeth, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona with Tokyo International Players. She recently made her film debut in "はじまりの日〜ベーシックインカム元年". Shayna trained at George Brown College and the Stratford Shakespeare School in Ontario.
Don is an American actor based in Tokyo who has appeared in a variety of movies and television dramas including such works as Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko, Aibo Gekiban IV, and Shin-Godzilla. He has done roles in English, French, and Japanese with many Japanese speaking roles in NHK dramas including Yae no Sakura and Beppin-san. Born in Texas, raised in Pennsylvania, Don’s road to Tokyo had many twists and turns including graduating with honors from the University of Pennsylvania where he performed with the historically important Mask and Wig Club. He has just been cast in the Asahi TV drama Hagetaka.
A trained actor from New York, Bob has performed in over 60 plays in four countries while also doing improv comedy in 7 different countries with Tokyo’s only bilingual improv comedy group, the Pirates of Tokyo Bay. Not content with only being on the stage, he has also appeared in various commercials, magazines, music videos, tv shows, and major studio movies. Highlights in Japan include playing Jake in Miyamoto Amon’s “iSAMU” at the esteemed Parco Theatre, being the voice of Pocky’s “Let Share Pocky” campaign, and playing Organtino in the NHK Taiga Drama “Gunshi Kambe-e.”
Bob is currently based in Tokyo as a freelance actor, narrator, and model.
Jeff Cisneros is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in Los Angeles and has worked on both stage and screen. Jeff has held down the post of Executive Producer at Tokyo Cowboys for over three years, six films and assists Producers Christopher McCombs and Kristi Woodward in the creative and administrative operation.