Pi Ware is originally from Tempe, Arizona. He received degrees in both English and Spanish from the University of Virginia. After college, he moved to Madrid to work as a camera assistant on several Spanish films, including Pedro Almodóvar’s The Flower of My Secret. He returned to the U.S. to study graduate filmmaking at Loyola Marymount University before dropping out to join the Los Angeles-based film collective, Filmmakers Alliance. Pi has worked on the production of dozens of films, including Star Maps and L.A. Confidential. He is a published fiction writer and the founder of the Filmmakers Alliance Magazine. Pi wrote and directed his debut feature, Solitude, with his wife and partner, Susan Kraker. Solitude, a twisted drama about family secrets, went onto great success on the film festival circuit, garnering awards and critical acclaim. The film will be released in early 2005 by Indican pictures. “The Act” is Pi’s fourth short film. His earlier work includes “Thieves Falling Out”, “Johnsburg, Illinois” and “My Beautiful Me”, a dark comedy that found distribution with Warner Brothers on the DVD, SHORT Cinema Journal 9: Trust.