BIOS

Cast

Nicole Parker
Weather

Nicole Parker is a classically trained theatre actress and a graduate of Indiana University. Nicole has spent her life entertaining on stage all over the world in such places as: The Second City in Chicago, Bloemendaal in The Netherlands, and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Making her way to New York, Nicole founded the theatre company, Waterwell Productions. Soon after, she moved to Amsterdam to perform for two years in the comedy show, “Boom Chicago.” Recently, Nicole performed alongside Martin Short in the comedy musical “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.” Nicole is best known for her memorable characters on Fox's sketch comedy show Mad T.V.


Tony Hale
Stanway

Tony Hale grew up in Tallahassee, Florida performing in numerous theatrical and musical productions for the Young Actors Theatre. After graduating from Samford University with a degree in journalism, Tony moved to New York where he formed The Haven, a Christian artist's group. He first made his mark in Hollywood in 1999 appearing in television shows such as The Sopranos, Sex and The City and Andy Barker P.I.  He is well known for dancing to the song "Mr. Roboto" in a Volkswagen commercial and for his role as "Buster Bluth" on the hit sitcom Arrested Development. Tony's film work includes movies such as Stranger Than Fiction, Unaccompanied Minors and Because I Said So.


Cynthia Avila
Dr. Tomás

Cynthia Avila is best known for her work on the TV shows Knots Landing, The Client, and The OC. She also was featured in 1995 hit feature, Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer.


Crew

Matt Barber
Co-Director/Co-Writer/Editor
Matt Barber is an Eagle Rock-based film and television editor whose credits include the TV series’ Chuck and
The O.C., the short film The Oates’ Valor (which was selected to compete at both the Sundance and Cannes Film festivals), and the recent Celebutantes webisodes directed by McG. Barber has also written and directed various music videos and short films. A graduate of San Jose State University, Barber’s student film, The Rule, received the 2000 Doc Arrends directing award and became a Top Five rated film on Ifilm.com.

Matthew S. Webb
Co-Writer/Co-Director

Over the past ten years Matt Webb has been a student, teacher, writer, director, producer, actor, missionary, husband, and father. Matt has written, directed, produced, and toured the U.S. with an original theatrical musical revue, written film reviews and study guides, taught theatre at Huntington University, directed more than 15 staged productions in the U.S. and Haiti, and
has produced alongside other up-and-coming filmmakers in Los Angeles. Matt is currently finishing his masters degree in theology and film at Fuller Theological Seminary and is completing his first feature screenplay Waking up Dead.

Aaron Schuh
Cinematographer

Aaron shot his first film, Blind Justice, prior to finishing college. After spending a semester in Los Angeles to study film, he graduated with a B.A. in Photography from Bethel College in Minneapolis. After moving to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue a career in the film industry, he quickly started as a camera trainee
on Seabiscuit. He has worked his way up through the ranks, and has been involved with many features (3:10 to Yuma), commercials (”Purina Puppy Chow”), and music videos (”Beck”).

Victory Palmisano
Producer

Victory graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Theatre Arts. She has produced short films for several talented up-and-coming directors such as Thaddeus Cahill, Frankie Frears, and Tanc Sade. Victory’s first short film, The Oates’ Valor, was a Palm d’or nominee for the Cannes Film Festival 2007 and won Best Picture at the Montreal Film Festival 2007.

Rachel Lazor
Producer

Over the past year, Rachel has produced several film and web productions, including Lost Soul, Jobs for Rent, and Skatergirl. She has also worked as a production manager on various projects and as a writer for Mattie Films Production Company. Rachel and her daughter Xan also run Fearless Girls Films, a company geared toward promoting films that positively portray young women.

Alison Matilla
Production Designer

Ali was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles. After finishing her undergraduate studies at FIDM in 2006, she crossed over from Visual Communications to the Advanced Program in Set Design & Decoration and will graduate again this spring. She is an art department junkie through and through, whose work ranges from short films to NBC's Chuck.

Lisa Marie DeRoma
Hair and Makeup

Great-niece of Hollywood legend Leo Carrillo, Lisa Marie immersed herself in the theatre as early as grammar school. After graduation, Lisa Marie went on to major in Theatre Arts at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. She continued on to the Make-Up Designory (MUD) in Burbank where she obtained a Journeyman diploma. Her resumé includes independent film, theatrical, and fashion projects, as well as commercials and corporate videos.

Seth Ferris
Web Designer

Seth Ferris is a Graphic Designer, living in Los Angeles. An Art Center grad, he's done print and web design for a wide range of clients internationally, including Warp Records, Wired Magazine, and USC School of Architecture. When he's not pushing pixels, Seth dabbles in experimental music.