|Chris Stevens as Hunter Williams – Chris is a recent graduate of DeSales University, holding a BA in Musical Theatre and Communication. His dream is to make it on Broadway, and is currently taking the next step of that journey in the National Tour of Cats as Rum Tum Tugger. He has been performing since the age of seven on stage (performing in over 25 productions) and recently started working on film projects during his time spent at DeSales. Chris grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, but has been residing in Gloucester Township, NJ for the past eleven years. He hopes to one day have a career on Broadway and in a perfect world, maybe receive a Tony Award Nomination or two. As much as he loves working to create art, Chris also enjoys spending time with his family and friends and working out at the gym. He would like to thank Martin for this wonderful opportunity, and invites you all to check him out on his YouTube account: Broadwaydude8|
|Rob F. Hercik III as Trevor Hill – Rob is a Philosophy of Theatre Arts major and the current President of Alpha Psi Omega (National Honorary Theatre Society) at Moravian College. He has performed numerous roles on stage in the Lehigh Valley including Cecco in Peter Pan, Peter in Narnia, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and the Ringmaster in Pinocchio with the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre. Toby in The Medium with the Bethlehem Opera Theatre and Musikfest. The Newsboy in Jekyll & Hyde with Munopco. As well as many ensemble roles with PA Playhouse. Most recently, Rob was seen as Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with Moravian College Theatre Company. Other MCTC credits include Matt in The Fantasticks, Sid in Growing Up Naked, and the MC for the inaugural MCTC Student Cabaret to which he also served as Assistant Director and Set Designer. Rob served as Stage Manager for The Laramie Project, and Props Master for countless MCTC shows. Rob has also had previous stage management experience with Pennsylvania Youth Theatre and Muhlenberg College’s Summer Theatre. He has taught Improv & Scene Study for PYT and now currently works for Bethlehem Catholic High School’s theatre department where is a directing intern and serves as a mentor to students on the art of production and character development currently working on The Fantasticks and Half a Sixpence. This is Rob’s first foray into film and has loved every minute of the process and hopes that this film is the first of many.|
|Tom Dwyer as Jamie Hill – After retiring from teaching English to high school and college students for 35 years, Tom decided to move from the classroom stage to the television screen in 2008, first appearing on TV as a pallbearer in The History Channel docu-drama Stealing Lincoln’s Body. Subsequent roles in student, independent and experimental and commercial films have seen Tom play principal roles as disparate as a priest, a professor, a psychiatrist, a dad, an artist, a foreman, and Don Juan in Dientes de Arena, an experimental film directed by David Miranda and Hector Falcon Villa which was awarded Best Picture in the 2010 Diamond Screen Film Festival and was entered in the prestigious Cologne, Germany Film Festival. Tom plays the principal role of a university dean in the upcoming major motion picture Changing the Game directed by Rel Dowdell. Tom studied acting with master stage and screen actor George DiCenzo and with Acting By Mistake’s Bill Roudebush during 2010 when he also appeared on TV’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mystery Diagnosis, and National Geographic’s Expeditions. He played the part of a song and dance ghost (Jamison) in his first stage musical appearance, Week Between the Holidays, as a part of the 2010 Philly Fringe Festival. Tom sings with the Choral Society of Montgomery County, has sung with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops’ Festival Chorus since 2007, and plays bouzouki at a weekly Traditional Irish music session. Tom is currently working on a comedic TV pilot about a low budget airline called Willet Fly Airlines.|
|Aimee Wein as Sleeping Woman – Aimee Wein is a classically trained theatre actress. Holding a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Theatre from DeSales University, Aimee has been acting on stage since the age of 12. Even though theatre has been her first love, Aimee has discovered a passion for film and the many challenges it brings. She has performed in several student and independent films just in the last year. She continues to hone her acting skills by taking classes specifically for film and on camera acting. Aimee was last seen in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in the musical debut of “The Week Between the Holidays”. She is currently working on “The Tale of the Tinkerman’s Daughter” which will run in the spring in Philadelphia. www.actressaimeewein.com|
|John Cronk as Man in Boots – John made his film debut in the short film One-Day Seminar playing the role of Jay Cronkle, Stop-n-Go convenient store manager.|
|Rich Orlow (Voice) as Hillbilly, Movie Trailer Announcer, Radio Talk Show Host – Rich Orlow is an Emmy nominated actor with over a decade of experience and training with some of the country’s top acting teachers; including the legendary Wynn Handman, Meisner teacher Curt Whipple, and voice-over coach Marla Kirban, as well as studying inprov with The Upright Citizens Brigade. He has provided the voices for over one thousand local, regional, national and international spots. Rich has also appeared in front of the camera in dozens of commercials, industrials and feature films. He has been featured on stage in off-Broadway and regional theatres and has served as an emcee for numerous live corporate events. In addition, he has taught professional and University courses in voice-over and acting. Rich has his own home studio, complete with state of the art technology; including Pro Tools and Neumann microphones.
|Meredith Orlow (Voice) as Woman in Basement, Radio Talk Show Caller – Meredith Orlow has appeared in front of the camera in dozens of commercials, industrials, and feature films, as well as on-stage in theaters across the region. She has trained with some of the country’s top acting teachers; including Wynn Handman, Curt Whipple, and Marla Kirban, as well as studying at the People’s Improv Theater’s. She appears nightly as the emcee of the New Jersey lottery drawing, and additional television appearances include host of Daily Connections and All My Children. Since first stepping into the recording studio as a teenager, she has provided the voices for hundreds of local, regional, and national spots. Meredith has taught professional and University courses for both children and adults in acting and public speaking. www.meredithorlow.com|
|Jeannie Stith (Voice) as Woman on Phone – Jeannie has been a professional actress and voice actor for over a decade. She is currently the official voice of the PBS Kids Sprout network and Verizon 411. Commercial credits include Visa Card, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Barbie, Hershey Park, Dr. Scholls, and Carsense. Jeannie is also an award-winning audio book narrator.
|Martin Binder – Writer/Director/Producer/Camera Operator/Editor – Martin is passionate about movies and always had a burning desire to make his own. After almost 10 years of working in the software industry, it was time to pursue the dream. In 2004, armed with “The Filmmaker’s Handbook” (borrowed from his sister-in-law, a TV/Film major), he created a proof-of-concept short movie titled “Hellmo”, and followed it up with a 22 minute mockumentary for his day-job in 2005. In 2008 he completed the short comedy One-Day Seminar which screened at the Long Island International Film Festival as well as the Lancaster Area Film Festival, garnering positive reviews along the way. Shortly after One-Day Seminar, he conceived the story for Quick Shop, and spent the next three years working on bringing his idea to the screen.|
|AnneMarie Cronk – Directory of Photography – Anne attended Antonelli Institute of Art & Photography and obtained a degree in Specialized Technology. After working in the Commercial & Portrait field for 6 years she is now spending most of her time playing Barbies and doing laundry. She enjoys being able to still express herself through photography as time permits. This is Anne’s second time working with Movies By Martin – and hopefully not her last. She enjoys being Martin’s lackey, gaffer, go-fer, and occasional second set of eyes. When not helping Martin with his dream she is a full time Mom to her 2 beautiful girls, Wife to a man that can make her laugh at her darkest times, and part-time Technology Geek for a Catholic Church.|
|John Leary – Writer – John Leary is the award winning author of horror, thriller, and fantasy screenplays. His scripts have won the Best Drama Prize from the Los Angeles Script and Film Festival, he took third place at the Jacksonville Film Fest, and finaled in the Scriptoid Writer’s Challenge and The Storypro International Scriptwriting Competition. He’s written movie reviews for the Rock and Roll newspaper GOOD TIMES and has had a produced script on the Fox Saturday morning series EEK! THE CAT.
|Angela Izzo – Graphic Artist – Angela has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Painting from Kutztown University. Since graduating in 2002, she has been a free-lance painter, photographer and graphic designer. When not creating, Angela is busy, together with her husband happily raising their four children.|
|Steve Davit – Composer – Steve is a film, TV and game composer with a classical and jazz background. He specializes in electronic and dark orchestral compositions, as well as minimalist underscores in the vein of Phillip Glass. Recent projects include a wide range of student and senior projects ranging from short films to animations, documentaries, video games, sound effects, foley and more.|
|Chris Gordon – Composer – Chris is a junior at Drexel University majoring in the Music Industry program. He has spent years honing his craft as a solo artist in his music project The Summer Circuit and has since developed a love for composing to media.|
|David Hoffman – Composer – David is a composer and recording artist living in Southeastern Pennsylvania. His music covers many genres including; classical, orchestral, rock and even soundtrack music. His influences are equally as varied and cover the gamut of artists from Mozart to Nine Inch Nails. David records his own music, maintaining full artistic and creative control, while at the same time, working with professional studios for mixing and mastering. www.channelingthemuse.com|
|Ray Ferretti – Composer – Ray is a composer and multi-instrumentalist living in Pennsylvania. He is also a fusion guitarist with two CD’s released on the Vectordisc label and well as other recordings as a sideman. www.RayFerretti.com|
|Tommy Murray – Composer – Tommy is a singer-songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware who called attention to himself by stomping the floors of New England area open-mics with his passionate performances. He’s played many known folk clubs including numerous performances at The Tin Angel in Philadelphia, has opened for national acts on occasion and frequently shares the stage with countless professional songwriters whom his talent rivals.|
|Erik Kapilow – Sound Technician – Erik made his film debut as a seminar attendee in the short film One-Day Seminar.|