CAST

AARON JACKSON
As Dr. Richard Miller
Aaron Jackson is best known for his role on the NBC TV series, California Dreams where he played Mark Winkle, one of the bands lead singers. He has also starred in numerous theatrical productions, films & commercials. Aaron is also a Producer, Director, Coach and Motivational Speaker. He has directed award winning films like "Fighting a War of my Own" and "What's Your Poison".  He most recently finished directing and starring in the award winning film, "Sheer Madness". Through his Company, Dangerous Curves Productions, Aaron also speaks to students across the country on the dangers of drug and alcohol use, the negative effects of bullying and how to set achievable goals.
    


MICHAEL WINSLOW
As Jake
​​Michael Winslow is best known for his role as Sgt. Larvelle "Motor Mouth" Jones in the Police Academy series of movies and TV shows. In 1985, Island Records released a 12" of Michael Winslow entitled "I Am My Own Walkman". He also appeared as a radar operator in the movie Spaceballs, in which he performs all the sound effects during his scene himself. Mel Brooks (who wrote, directed, produced, and co-starred in the film), stated that by doing so, Winslow saved the film money. Winslow is also a motivational speaker. Since the fall of 2008, Winslow has hosted the motion-picture television series called "Way Back Wednesday with Winslow" on the cable superstation WGN America, which features movies mostly released in the 1980s. He continues to perform stand-up comedy around the globe.

HANS HERNKE
As Todd Platt
​​​​Hans Hernke worked for many years in the Florida film & television community before moving full time to Los Angeles in August, 2002. His interest in the entertainment business began in high school at The Master's Academy (TMA). His TMA drama teacher, Sarah Thomas, cast Hans in the role of Elwood P. Dowd in the stage production of "Harvey". After taking on the challenging role, Hans realized that acting was his true calling. He got an agent, started auditioning, and quickly booked his first national commercial. Hans credits TMA and his supportive parents for getting him where he is today. After later directing a TMA dinner theater show in late 2001 with Fine Arts Director, Judi Tome, Hans was inspired to move to Los Angeles to study at The New York Film Academy on the backlots of Universal Studios. He graduated from his studies in directing, producing and editing. 

Hans has always enjoyed acting jobs and the invaluable experience of being on hundreds of live sets, but he also began branching out to work behind the scenes doing producing, casting, stand-in work, and production work. Some of his most memorable jobs include being on the Disney film "Sky High" where he played Laser Eyes "Sidekick" and was frozen into a block of ice by the Freeze Girl character. One of his many dreams came true when he got called to play a Flying Dutchman Pirate in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End". Another memorable job was getting to shoot an independent feature film in Nigeria, Africa in August 2004. Hans has produced 44 independent films, and acted in 69 Film/TV projects to date. His latest films are "Another Plan From Outer Space", "Red Army Hooligans", "The Howling", "Haunted 2- 5"

LAURA STETMAN
As Amy Westcott
Laura Stetman has been performing since she was 3 years old. She ventured to Southern California where she would attend college to pursue her degree in Psychology while working at Disneyland, and attending one of the top film acting school's in Los Angeles, Gary Spatz's, The Playground. She would have the privilege of working with coach Gayla Goehl, Faran Fonte and Gary Spatz himself. Shortly after, she landed her first commercial, was pursued by her first talent agency, and began auditioning for several projects and commercials. After graduating from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, with her film degree, she continues her acting passion in Los Angeles California today. Her films she's best known for are Youtube's hit Handcheck, and Collegiate Village Inn's short film CVI Orlando: Robot Maid, but has also crossed over into the voiceover world.
    
CLARE LOPEZ
As Elizabeth
While originally from Sacramento, CA, Clare earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre from Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington and is a proud alumnus of The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California.  An esteemed theatre performer known for her vulnerability and joyfulness, Clare’s been honored to work regionally in 5 states and internationally across 8 countries.  Clare’s performed with Winter Park Playhouse, Mad Cow Theatre, Stageworks Theatre, Breadcrumbs Productions, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival.  Some of her favorite film credits include lead and supporting roles in 12 Days with God (Pure Flix), and Big Time Adolescence (Sundance 2019), and Yoga Mat Chats (directed by Christy Fleetwood).

Recently moved from Syracuse, NY, Clare worked as an Associate Producer with Breadcrumbs Productions and collaborated as a teaching artist, deviser, and performer. Clare’s voice can currently be heard in the science fiction audio play, Windfall. When Clare isn’t performing, she loves teaching, creating content, and collaborating as a casting assistant.  She is deeply passionate about supporting underrepresented voices, and loves using storytelling to educate, elevate, and empower others. Clare is based in Orlando, Florida and is currently a coach and reader with Book From Tape Studio.   www.clare-lopez.com Other Social Media Links:
MERCEDES GUTIERREZ
As Raven
Mercedes Nicole Gutierrez is an American actress. She was born in Estero Florida, to Sandra(Quinlan) and William Gutierrez. She has been modeling and acting since 6 months old and has been in dozens of national commercials and has continued to grace the covers of national and international magazines and Catalog covers ever since. She also has a YouTube channel which she does makeup tutorials and workout videos She was a cheerleader in high school and played Lacross. She is part Spanish and part Caucasian ancestry. She continues to model but is working more towards TV/film


SAVANNAH GRACE ELMER
As Ashley Miller
Savannah began her acting journey at the tender age of 8. By the age of 9 she had booked the title role of “Matilda”in the hit broadway show “Matilda the Musical” and subsequently toured around the United States from 2015-2016. Since returning to Orlando, she has performed in several other professional plays and musicals and has also had roles in TV commercials and various student and independent films.

RHONDA CUSUMANO
As Kate Miller
Rhonda began acting as a young child and continued her love of the arts throughout her youth and adulthood. She has trained with NL Acting Studios, Art Sake and Rus Blackwell to name a few. Rhonda can be seen in several regional and international commercials as well a number of independent films, including Gray People and Saints of Rue Scribe. She has an on demand cooking show and was featured in When Sharks Attack - Cancun, for The Discovery Channel. She has also appeared in numerous independent short films across Florida. Rhonda looks forward to working on the set of Todd and has several films in pre and post production at this time. She is a Veteran and holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.


ELIANA GHEN
As Helen Franklin
From the screen to the dance floor, Eliana has appeared in Netflix's hit show 'Insatiable' and Camila Cabello's music video, 'Beautiful'. Her upcoming comedy spoof film 'Purge of Kingdoms' is set to release in 2019 on Netflix. She studied at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. As a classically trained singer and actress, Eliana has starred in multiple stage productions showcasing her ability to entertain and engage an audience with her craft.


JASON MENZ
As Jack Midas
Jason studied acting at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, private tutoring on-camera acting under Judy Kerr from "Seinfeld" and 3 years utilizing the Meisner technique at the Charles Conrad Studio in Los Angeles under noted character actor Steve Eastin from "Catch Me if You Can" with Leonardo DiCaprio following Direction from Steven Spielberg. He started his career working as a Production Assistant in Los Angeles for Hearst Entertainment.


ROBERT BARNES
As Mr. Cross
Robert C. Barnes is an actor and writer, known for Todd (2019), The Hotel Purg (2019) and Shear Madness (2018). He has been married to Tiffanie J. Barnes since October 31, 1998. They have three children.


CALVIN WALDAU
As Jonathan