Maisie and Cassandra both attend California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley. They met and became fast friends during their freshman year of school. They formed a friend group with Emma Yniguez and they call each other the Hope Sisters. They strive to promote positivity and support for each other and their peers. They carry within themselves, hope for the future, hope for achieving their dreams and hope for finding and maintaining great relationships with those they meet along the way. They have always supported each other, and the opportunity to create a short film together was a natural step toward achieving their dreams. "The Case of the Missing Aebleskivers" was born out of Maisie's hunger for food one day and she created a story around her favorite food, which is also a family tradition. Cassandra and Maisie were excited to work together on this new adventure. They employed the help of both of their parents and siblings as crew. They used skills they obtained along the way, and with the encouragement of Jeff Galfer, who served as advisor on the film, they were able to bring to fruition their first short film for their production company. Skittle Pictures came together as a combination of both of their last names... Skinner and Tittle became Skittle. They plan to continue producing more stories and films for many years to come.
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Maisie Skinner began her acting career at the age of 4 when she was cast for a National Taco Bell commercial. Maisie never made it onscreen for that job, but she did get to play board games and eat potato chips. She was hooked and since that job, she has acted and appeared in a dozen national commercials. When she heard CSArts was opening nearby, she was excited to apply. She started duriing the school's second year as a 7th grader iin the Acting Conservatory.
During the pandemic, Maise had to find new creative outlets. She, her Dad and her sister, Mina, started a YouTube channel called "Video Monsters." They acted out stories, made music videos and anchored a weekly newscast, "News From Around the House." After 52 episodes (one episode a week for a year), they said goodbye to the newscast, but the writing bug had bitten Maisie.
Maisie has always loved comedy. She particularly enjoys the works of Mel Brooks, Monty Python, The Muppets and Disney. She looks up to actors such as Sandra Bullock, Anna Kendrick and Kate Micucci. She loves a good myster, especially if it's silly. "Clue" is one of her favorite movies. When Maisie could not find opportunities to act in a silly mystery, she created one of her own.
The Case of the Missing Aebleskivers combines Maisie's favorite things: Acting, writing, and cooking. Maisie is also a talented cook. In addition to aebleskivers, her favorite things to make in the kitchen are Snickerdoodles and Sushi... Her family is happy that after graduating next year, she will likely eat more than just dry cereal and happy meals.
Cassandra has always loved people, and has never known a stranger. From a very young age, she would always look for anyplace that looked like a stage, get on top of it and belt out an improvisational performance. In the sixth grade, after having just gotten a role in Madagascar Jr, Cassandra was approached and asked to audition for the Acting Conservatory, Gary Spatz's The Playground. She was eager and got in and has been training with them ever since.
She worked hard and learned the craft of acting and wanted to learn the ins and outs of film and television. So, she applied for and got accepted by Kids! Management. She did background work for several years to learn the language and art of shooting a show. She learned a lot and became a regular featured extra and part of the core students for both seasons of Diary of a Future President for Disney + and she knew this is wanted to do for the rest of her life.
She took all of her experiences and used them to direct, "The Case of the Missing Aebleskivers." It was a big learning experience, and she enjoyed every minute of it. Cassandra continues to pursue a film and television career. "There is absolutely nothing else I want to do. I can't see myself doing anything else." She will continue pursuing acting while running Skittle Pictures with Maisie. She will take courses to learn how to run a business, but her art will remain her primary focus. "It's my passion. It's what I was born to do."