Meet the founders of Second Star NYC

Theresa Basile

THERESA BASILE is a writer, author, actor, and producer with one published novel and three unfinished ones on her hard drive. She joined Dan and Matt in writing episodes of The Dan and Matt Show back in 2013. She has written feminist media critiques for Bitch Flicks and the BUST magazine blog and has particular interest in promoting female voices in film and theatre. She looks forward to continuing to produce high-quality entertainment with Second Star NYC and using the company as an outlet for her weirdness.

THERESA BASILE is a writer, author, actor, and producer with one published novel and three unfinished ones on her hard drive. She joined Dan and Matt in writing episodes of The Dan and Matt Show back in 2013. She has written feminist media critiques for Bitch Flicks and the BUST magazine blog and has particular interest in promoting female voices in film and theatre. She looks forward to continuing to produce high-quality entertainment with Second Star NYC and using the company as an outlet for her weirdness.

Dan de Jesus

DAN DE JESUS is a writer, actor and producer. He is a proud Shakespeare geek and a member of the Accidental Shakespeare Company and The Shakespeare Forum. Dan is the founder of Second Star NYC's monthly 7-Day Film Challenge, in which artists take audience suggestions and turn it into a film in seven days. He loves to collaborate with new artists and loves DIY projects. Dan is excited to be working with the Second Star NYC team, who continually motivate him to work harder and dream bigger. 

DAN DE JESUS is a writer, actor and producer. He is a proud Shakespeare geek and a member of the Accidental Shakespeare Company and The Shakespeare Forum. Dan is the founder of Second Star NYC's monthly 7-Day Film Challenge, in which artists take audience suggestions and turn it into a film in seven days. He loves to collaborate with new artists and loves DIY projects. Dan is excited to be working with the Second Star NYC team, who continually motivate him to work harder and dream bigger. 

Knilo Solei

KNILO SOLEI is an actor, writer and entrepreneur working in New York City. She's part-owner of the Rooq framing galleries which she runs with her brothers and is a proud member of the Second Star NYC family which she hopes to help produce exciting and meaningful works that inspire and uplift. Knilo is also an improviser, studying at the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade, and is currently writing a buddy cop/alien heist film she hopes to convince her idol and comedy icon Amy Poehler to work on with her, tentatively titled Best Friend Cops, Knilo & Amy, Take on Channing Tatum  Who is Probably an Alien, But Who Knows About These Things.

KNILO SOLEI is an actor, writer and entrepreneur working in New York City. She's part-owner of the Rooq framing galleries which she runs with her brothers and is a proud member of the Second Star NYC family which she hopes to help produce exciting and meaningful works that inspire and uplift. Knilo is also an improviser, studying at the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade, and is currently writing a buddy cop/alien heist film she hopes to convince her idol and comedy icon Amy Poehler to work on with her, tentatively titled Best Friend Cops, Knilo & Amy, Take on Channing Tatum  Who is Probably an Alien, But Who Knows About These Things.

Matthew Willings

MATTHEW WILLINGS is an actor, writer and producer. His first production credit goes to The Dan and Matt Show, a show that was created by him and co-producer Dan de Jesus. They produced the first season completely on their own, working with other independent talents to write, act and direct in. Since the completion of their first season, Matt has tried his hand at directing more pieces, as well as learning camera work. This film company is just the first step he is taking in world conquest, and we can be prepared for phase two after he figures out how to turn on his computer. 

MATTHEW WILLINGS is an actor, writer and producer. His first production credit goes to The Dan and Matt Show, a show that was created by him and co-producer Dan de Jesus. They produced the first season completely on their own, working with other independent talents to write, act and direct in. Since the completion of their first season, Matt has tried his hand at directing more pieces, as well as learning camera work. This film company is just the first step he is taking in world conquest, and we can be prepared for phase two after he figures out how to turn on his computer.