ABOUT SHERWOOD PLAYERS
Founded by Matt Weinglass in Santa Barbara, CA back in 1998 and relocated to Los Angeles in 2014, Sherwood Players has come a long way. From a small theatre troupe on the UCSB campus, to a large community of actors, directors, writers, producers, independent creators, and activists. Our goal is to foster community filmmaking on the principles of acting with courage, bringing power to the people, and strength in numbers. We are a source of empowerment and a platform for all types of artists to find their voices, and tell their stories without apologies. Our events are safe spaces for artists to express themselves, learn, and network.
Sherwood produces and creates films and music videos, makes custom business audio theater and audiobooks, offers classes and live events, throws parties and industry mixers, and runs an international film festival.
If you are interested in having us help bring your project to life, send a message through the Contact Us page.
Where the Passion Begins
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Social Media Manager
Manages our social media presence and helps with community outreach and connection. Has a masters in sound design and promotion from UCSF, professionally writes, and owns a small farm with some very adorable animals.
Event Host and Interviews
Our go to Red Carpet host and newest correspondent, she provides awesome interviews and intros for our live events. Also a Shakespearean trained actress and talented figure skater.
LA veteran producer and helpful voice on bringing projects to life. He is a Line Producer & Unit Production Manager with Producers Guild of America (PGA), and an Assistant Director with the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
He has hosted and produced a series of documentaries on Underground TV, and is the creative filmmaker behind Tupamaro.
ADRIAN EL CACHE
Sherwood started as a theatre project in Santa Barbara, and from 1998 - 2003
was home to art that pushed limits and challenged norms.
The Underground started as weekly variety show for LA36 in Los Angeles in 2005, during a time when The Sherwood Players was focused primarily on theatre productions. It was a collaboration between filmmakers who wanted to provide a platform for a variety of artists to showcase their work for a worldwide streaming audience.
After the first and only season of the show aired, the series was eventually canceled by the station due to a backlash from some of the controversial content that was presented -- including an interview in the final episode with the producers of the documentary "Loose Change" an investigation into a possible cover up in the 9/11 attacks.
In 2006, The show's producer (and Sherwood Players founder) Matt Weinglass helped transform The Underground into a production company focused on documentary filmmaking featuring stories from all over the world. Each project was geared to shine a light on human interest topics that were designed to raise consciousness and provoke thought.
Bathtub Film Festival (April 18, 2002)
Out of the Forest, into the Jungle (Nov 29, 2001)
Students Should Support Players’ Artistic Freedom (May 4, 2001)
BFA Faculty Votes Student Director Out of Program(Jan 25, 2001)
Student Actors Insist Show Must Go On (Dec 1, 2000)