Cast and Crew

CAST

Julia Flint
 

Julia Johnston

Originally from the East Coast, Julia was transplanted in 2000 to California. Before the move, Julia wrote, produced, and starred in a two-woman show called 3DTV, which celebrated the plus-sized woman by presenting re-written sitcom shows such as Three's Company and Get Smart as if they had been cast with large women. A terrific success (sold-out shows in New York and Connecticut) prompted her to take it on the road, as it were, and she moved west to California.

When she first arrived in LA, Julia concentrated on building her film resume, and called herself "the Parker Posey" of student films (she booked and shot 15 student films within six months!). As her resume grew, so did her knowledge of film production, and this on-the-job training led her to try her hand at producing. Julia co-produced and co-wrote her first short film in 2004, as part of the 48-Hour Film Challenge (a contest where you write, shoot and edit a movie in two days). Subsequently, Julia did seven more such films, eventually producing them on her own, and Diva D Productions was born.

One of these 48-hour films was re-edited and cut into a festival film called The Amoeba. Another of these films became what is now Cast This!. As Julia continued to build her acting resume, she saw the perfect opportunity to combine all her loves into one exciting new project: the internet sitcom. The opportunity to produce this series has kept her in front of the camera, as well as behind it, working with people she enjoys, and who are extremely talented. Julia can be reached at (310) 704-1338 or acting@juliaflint.net
www.juliaflint.net

 

Michael Taylor Gray
 
Michael

From stints on television: "My Name Is Earl", "Without A Trace (CBS)" and "Will & Grace (NBC)" to the L.A. stage in "Southern Baptist Sissies" & "Pageant" to a string of cabaret performances at The Gardenia, The Zephyr, The Ten20 and more, Michael Taylor Gray can be seen and heard all over Los Angeles. He most recently starred as the Leader of the Greek Chorus in a world premiere adaptation of THE BACCHAE at the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood, which played to sell-out houses and rave reviews! (www.celebrationtheatre.com). What a pleasure to work with Julia Flint, a fellow talented artist and great friend, and to see her make CAST THIS! really happen. Enjoy the show...
You can see more about MTG at:
www.nowcasting.com/mtg,
www.imdb.com/name/nm1752131/ and
www.comedycentral.com/shows/distraction/episode_guide/season_2/203.jhtml
Teresa Arrison  
Megan

Originally from Massachusetts, Theresa has aclimated to Southern California quite nicely. No More Cold Winters!!!!! Theresa has appeared on "Without a Trace" and "Angel" and can be heard on XM Radio's Sonic Theatre Channel in the smash hit "New Frequency". She also co-produced and starred in "Chalk," a short film currently distributed by The Spirituality Cinema Circle (packaged along with "The Secret.") In addition to acting, Theresa is an accomplished potter with shows all over California. She is also training for her second marathon. Her legs hurt.

www.theresa-arrison.com
Phil Cirincione  
Unabomber

Resume:
http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/philcirincione

Now Casting Profile
https://www.nowcasting.com/ql/50e1e1accb

Gary Clemmer  
Chris Whiffle

Gary has had the privilege of working with Julia on one, two, three, four, five film projects and counting. Gary loves to count. In addition to counting, he works frequently in voice-over, ADR and commercials. Recent film & TV credits include: PASSIONS (an IRS agent), SPACESCRAPER (an alien-fighting office plebe), THE FALLS (a comedian), LOOKING FOR MY COAT (a middle brother) and THE DISTRICT (a petty thief).

At Actors Co-op theatre in Hollywood, Gary was featured in the critically acclaimed NIBROC TRILOGY, by Arlene Hutton. Other theatre credits include THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE, THE NERD, ALL IN THE TIMING, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and Neil Simon's FOOLS at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura. Originally from Pennsylvania, Gary is a freelance graphic artist, enjoys watching and playing world class tennis and has actual experience milking cows.
Member SAG, AEA
www.lacasting.com/garyclemmer
www.nowcasting.com/garyclemmer
Richard Gilbert-Hill  
Detective Whitaker

Richard Gilbert-Hill has been a working actor for over thirty years and has been a working writer for more than fifteen. As a stage actor, he worked eight years in Chicago, playing in such houses as The Court and The Goodman Theatres. He also was a two-year member of The Young Company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada. In Hollywood, he has worked extensively in television. As a writer, he has written episodes for HIGHLANDER: THE SERIES, and RENEGADE. He has also done his fair share of rewriting other peoples' filmscripts and has watched one of his own projects go from option to option for longer than he likes to think about.
Kimberly Manion  
Goth Chick

Resume:
http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/KimberlyManion

Now Casting Profile:
https://nowcasting.com/ql/4ed3861522
David Mersault  

David

IMDB

Skip Moore  
Camouflage Man

More preppie than marine, Skip is originally from Pennsylvania via New York City. He's excited to be making his internet television debut with Cast This! Skip has previously been seen online and in film festivals in the movie "Wannabe," and keeps busy in his spare time through association with The Blank Theatre. Most recently Skip appeared in their 2006 Young Playwright's Festival alongside Tiffani Thiessen in the crowd-pleasing production "Dizzy." Skip looks forward to continuing his relationship with both The Blank again this year with its 2007 YPF and with Julia Flint and Diva D Productions as friend and guest cameo provider.
Bruno Oliver  
Detective Carson

Bruno Oliver has been kicking around Los Angeles for about 10 years now. Sure, he's done some TV stuff, like Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls, Boston Legal, Crossing Jordan, Night Stalker. Yeah, he's done a bunch of indie features, including the soon to be completed Twixter and a secretly titled thriller premiering at Tribeca and Richard III premiering at the Houston Int'l Fest. Of course, he has years and years of theatre experience in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and beyond - from Shakespeare fests to cool local companies like Sacred Fools and Zoo District. He's even got one of those fancy shmancy Acting degrees....oooohhh...smell him. But Bruno's true genius lies in his exponentially growing body of work in short films and Internet entertainment. Cast This, Instant Films, etc, etc, They just keep multiplying. He must be stopped. Please, someone must make him famous and keep him busy in large budget projects. Help stop the madness. Time is running out.
Catharine Scott  
Homeless Woman

As a transplant from Oklahoma (not really homeless!), Catharine and her husband have enjoyed our five years in California. You can see her in numerous commercials in several various states at any given time. She's had the luxury of appearing on "General Hospital," "The Young & The Restless" and "Passions," in recurring roles. Catharine also had the pleasure of working with 2007 Oscar Winner for best short film, Ari Sandel, as well as many talented directors on a number of films. Check out any reruns of "Untold Stories of the ER" -- she's on that show twice!

Her demo reel can be seen on the following websites:
www.actorsaccess.com
www.lacasting.com
www.nowcasting.com/catharinescott.

I consider myself very fortunate to have met and been able to work with Julia Flint; whom I consider a great friend, generous person and an extremely gifted artist.

CREW

Julia Flint  
Exec Producer/Writer, Director (The Reality)

Julia co-produced and co-wrote her first short film in 2004, as part of the 48-Hour Film Challenge (a contest where you write, shoot and edit a movie in two days). Subsequently, Julia did seven more such films, eventually producing them on her own, and Diva D Productions was born.

One of these 48-hour films was re-edited and cut into a festival film called The Amoeba. Another of these films became what is now Cast This!. As Julia continued to build her acting resume, she saw the perfect opportunity to combine all her loves into one exciting new project: the internet sitcom. The opportunity to produce this series has kept her in front of the camera, as well as behind it, working with people she enjoys, and who are extremely talented. Currently unrepresented as a writer/director, Julia can be reached at (310) 704-1338 or info@divadproductions.com
www.juliaflint.net
www.castthis.net

Brian Wasiak  
Director

Brian is a graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He acted in many Off Off Broadway productions, then moved to Los Angeles where he started the West Coast office of The Concept Farm (a New York-based advertising agency), specializing in creating original content for TV with co-branded content. Brian wrote and directed a one-act play called "The Kids' Table," which he put up at the Tamarind Theatre in Los Angeles, and which met with great reviews. Brian then turned the play into a short film (which he directed), and that film won many awards on the festival circuit. Since then, Brian has directed several other short films, as well as commercials and television shows. Brian also is the writer for an Emmy-nominated show produced by The Concept Farm called Cool In Your Code. The show takes you to through the New York City boroughs by highlighting a particular zip code and letting New Yorkers know what's hip and happening in that zip code.

Joseph M. Setele  
Cinematographer
Jeremiah Scott  
Unit Production Manager
Catharine Scott  
Associate Producer
Theresa Arrison  
1st A/D

Dena Berillion  
1st A/C

Dena, thrilled to be back in Los Angeles after moving away as a child, is now enjoying a life as a feature editor. She started out with a part-time job at the NBC Affiliate in Topeka, Kansas. After discovering a passion for video production, she instantly knew she wanted to make it her career. She moved to Kansas City where she became the first female editor at Video Post Productions. She worked on projects like "Holocaust," a documentary the for the Jewish Community Center and promotional videos for Branson, Missouri, as well as many commercials, industrials and infomercials. She then decided to work freelance for several post production houses and companies like Sprint. While in Los Angeles, she has enjoyed such exciting projects as the EPK and Behind the Scenes for the Goo Goo Dolls and Club Comic View for BET. She continues to be active in the annual 48-hour film festival. Dena is so thankful to be involved with such a rewarding project like Cast This.

Erica Saenz  
Script Supervisor

Erica Saenz received a BA in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin and is a founding member of the Latino Comedy Project, Austin's critically acclaimed sketch-comedy troupe and is a regular contributor as a performer and writer. Erica is also an award-winning actress. She is currently in the second year of the MFA Playwriting program at UCLA, and is the recipient of scholarships from the Mickey Dude Foundation, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Cheech Marin Endowed Scholars.

James Richter  
Production Sound, Sound Editor, Composer

James Richter came to LA in 2000 to attend the USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. Since graduation, he's written music for films, and produced and arranged several CDs. James has been working as an audio engineer for public radio's "Marketplace" programs since 2001. This led him to sound work for film. Julia's many projects have provided him with his most consistent and fruitful collaborations. For a complete list of James' projects, visit www.jamesrichter.net.

Jonathan Coomes  
  Sound Editing/Sound Design

Tommy Immer  
  Editor, original Cast This!


Andrew Moorman  
  Editor, The Reality

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Brian Chin-You  
Production Assistant

Brian Chin-You relocated to Los Angeles last year to pursue his dream of working in television. After several years of working as a business analyst for an energy trading company in Atlanta, Georgia (think Enron without the evil), Brian packed up and headed West. By luck and Julia's willingness to take a chance on someone with little experience, Brian worked on Cast This as the production assistant and gained valuable experience working with a great group of people. Brian is currently in the Writer's Program at UCLA extension and hopes to one day write for a sitcom.
Corey Manlove  
  Production Assistant
Douglas Anarino  

Web Designer/Programmer
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