Meet The Team
Sarah Delpizzo is an accomplished actress, writer, producer, and director with work spanning from documentary feature films to comedic series. After graduating cum laude from Hofstra University, Sarah was working in a cable TV newsroom in NY when she received the opportunity to work on the documentary feature film, Toxic Baby, by BAFTA-nominated director Penelope Jagessar Chaffer. Through that film, she experienced a hands-on education in the documentary film world and became the right-hand woman to her director-facilitating any needs in pre-production, production, and post-production. Not only was it a crash course in learning the industry, but it was also an eye-opening moment for Sarah, helping her discover the type of stories and ideas she wanted to tell through filmmaking both in front of and behind the camera.
After that experience, Sarah decided to move to LA where she starred in a few short films and critically acclaimed theater shows such as, Jaybird and Hallelujah and All My Sons. At the same time, she found joy and success working behind the camera in narrative filmmaking on indie films, Crossing the Bar premiering at the Vail International Film Festival, and Code Name: Tuffin, premiering at the IndieVision Film Festival.
In addition toThe Pet Peeve Police, Sarah has been busy finishing her feature screenplay, a first rounder in the WIF/Blacklist competition, as well as working on her first novel, and prepping a short film that she will be directing.
Whether it be documentary, comedy or drama, Sarah is very passionate about creating value in society through all of her projects and makes it a point to only choose projects that she feels can bring peace, ideas, and positive change to the world.
When not creating content, Sarah loves to dance, spend time with her dog (who bares a striking resemblance to Richard Dreyfuss), and drink hot chocolate in warm weather.
Biggest Pet Peeve: People who don't give the thank you wave when you let them merge.
Melissa Graver is a multi-talented actress, writer, producer, and director with a career spanning from the stage to voice over to feature film and so on. That said, Melissa’s dream wasn’t always to pursue a career in the arts, it was to be a psychologist. It wasn't until seeing Spring Awakening on Broadway and being so deeply moved by the talent, that she realized she wanted to pursue acting professionally. This prompted Melissa to take her first acting class and the rest is history as they say.
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied Psychology and Theater, Melissa enrolled at the prestigious William Esper Studio where she completed their Two-year Meisner Training Program. Soon after graduating from Esper, she got her first major credit in, The Winning Season with award winning Director Jim Strouse and appeared opposite female powerhouses - Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara, and Emily Rios to name a few. Despite New York being her home, Melissa knew that if she wanted to be competitive in television and film, she would have to leave New York and move to California; so she did just that.
Over the years Melissa worked on some really tremendous projects but she realized that she wasn’t being fully fulfilled creatively. During this time Melissa began developing her own projects. This pursuit sparked bigger dreams in her. She now hopes to have her own production company with the likes of Sandra Bullock, Shonda Rhimes, and Reese Witherspoon who are creating more leading, meaningful roles for women in the entertainment industry.
When Melissa is not pursuing her career, she’s out traveling the world scuba diving every chance she gets.
Biggest Pet Peeve - Unnecessary fees, particularly from ATMs/banks
PJ Germain is a multi-talented, award-winning filmmaker residing in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in New York to a culturally diverse French-Haitian/West Indian family, P.J. began developing an eye behind the camera at the ripe age of 4, watching a host of American and Foreign films with his parents and shooting stop-motion movies with a VHS almost camera twice his size.
P.J. received a B.A. in Film from Hofstra University in New York and migrated to Los Angeles, where he spent the following years directing music videos and contract short docs for various networks. During that time, P.J. found work in post-production on the films Avatar and Piranha 3D. P.J. received an M.F.A. in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory, concentrating on directing actors using the Sanford Meisner technique. P.J. was the recipient of filmmaking grants from Kathleen Kennedy and the LucasFilm Foundation, Deluxe Laboratories and the Panavision to make his AFI thesis film, Ghost Light, a 35mm sci-fi folktale starring Abraham Benrubi, Mary Goodchild and Jordan Thompson. Ghost Light went on to become a festival favorite, playing in over 100 cities internationally, garnering numerous awards and recognition in the 2014-2015 festival circuit.
Currently, P.J. is producing the horror feature film Yin Gateway for writer/director Jack Bank, while also developing his feature directorial debut.
Biggest Pet Peeve: When people walk diagonally across the crosswalk.