ALEXANDER TOVAR- Director, Producer, Quinn
Alexander Tovar is from Los Angeles and wrote his first opera by age 10. After studying trumpet, guitar, and piano in high school, he went to New York to study and work with Philip Glass. When he returned to the West Coast, he studied philosophy at PCC and graduated from USC with a BM in Music Composition.
His music has been played all over the country including on the radio (KUSC) and in front of Disney Hall. He’s worked with artists such as Van Dyke Parks and Roger Neill. He recently finished writing the book and music to the musical farce, “Mr. Genius.” He currently keeps busy writing ballets, show tunes, film scores, plays, and screenplays, and is proud of making his first feature film, Nothing in Los Angeles. In 2015, his second film, "Show Business" premiered to great acclaim.
You can find out more about him at Alexandertovar.com
ROB HERRING- Director, Producer, Stevens
Rob is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU where he received the Drama Award for Film and TV. He had a successful career in theater, including two StageSceneLA Awards (one for Best Actor) and a nomination for an Ovation Award for his work in Los Angeles. He is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and the Managing Editor of the popular website, www.OrganicSoul.com.
As a musician, he writes songs for health activism. Rob recently headlined the Rock For Nature concert in Berlin where he performed for over 25,000 people. He was featured in the Zeitgeist Media Festival and toured with GMO experts as part of the “Truth About GMOs Tour” throughout Southern California. His songs have been played on SoCal's popular radio station KPFK, while his music videos have been featured on natural health sites like Mercola.com. Check out his work at www.TheRobHerring.com
Along with the supremely talented Alexander Tovar, Rob directed, produced, edited and cast Nothing In Los Angeles. He also played the role of Stevens.
MARGUERITE INSOLIA- Beth
Marguerite Insolia was born in a coastal town in Massachusetts. Her mother, Suzanne, is a nurse from the Boston area and her father, Francesco, is an entrepreneur who was born and raised in Italy. She has a younger brother named Alessandro.
After graduating Cum Laude from New York University, Marguerite travelled to Miami to film her first feature. Upon wrapping that project, she moved to Los Angeles and has been working in film and television ever since. Marguerite is very involved in the Los Angeles improv community, is a graduate of the UCB, and also currently attends The Groundlings. She is a series regular and co-creator of the Ben Silverman produced episodic, "Massholes". She loves cats and in case it didn't register the first time, she went to NYU.
Marguerite Insolia's IMDB
"Boston Broads" Viral Video
DANIEL HALDEN- Peter
Daniel Halden graduated with honors from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where he studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Stonestreet Studios for Film & Television. He performed extensively in New York theater and regionally, including portraying Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest at the historic North Theatre in Danville, Virginia.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Dan has worked as an actor and behind the scenes with cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, including originating the title role in The Fabulous Adventures of Alan Swift. He and Rob Herring also won the Audience Award at the first annual No Budget Film Festival in 2010. Recently, Dan co-produced two sold-out runs of the Living Room Tour, We Are Gathered Here and The Gypsy Machine, as well as seven installments of cARTel's popular Sound/Stage series.
In addition to his creative work, Dan has a passion for civic engagement, and has worked on local, state and federal campaigns and projects. He served as a field organizer and ran the Southern California headquarters for California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom's successful 2010 campaign. Currently, he serves the City of Los Angeles as field deputy of the Greater Griffith Park area for Councilmember Tom LaBonge of the Fourth District. His love of Los Angeles, the arts and public service knows no bounds -- and make him proud to be a part of Nothing in Los Angeles.
KELLY GALLAGHER NICK- Ann One of LA’s few native daughters, Kelly Gallagher Nick came to acting at the age of five, when in a production of Snow White, the Wicked Queen got laryngitis, prompting the director to notice that the little girl playing Black Cat had memorized all the Queen’s lines. A tiny royal gown was hastily stitched together and a star, or at least a ham, was born. In her early years, Kelly continued to work in theater, commercials, indie films, and ABC after school special.
As an adult, Kelly chose to pursue education rather than drama as a career, but continued to nurture her love of acting, directing children’s theater, and working with friends and family in their student and spec films.
Nothing in Los Angeles marks her first feature in over ten years. It was a joy to be back on set.
MARA KLEIN- Sara Mara Klein: holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with training from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London). She has various credits on stage and film: most recently appearing in Haunted Play’s "Delusion: The Blood Rite" produced by Neil Patrick Harris. You can currently catch her on Netflix as Michaela in the indie drama "Rolling," as well as in the cARTel produced play "The Gypsy Room" on tour in Los Angeles.
SHANNON MARY DIXON - Lucy Shannon is an actress, model, and singer in Los Angeles, California, hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A former competitive figure skater, performing has been part of her life since age 2. After an injury forced her competitive skating career to an end before turning 18, she found a natural outlet for performing in acting and was cast from her first audition in the musical ‘Guys and Dolls‘. Never turning back, she is now acting full time for film, TV, and theatre- and often can be seen skating in productions. In her spare time you can find Shannon playing guitar, singing, painting, reading (especially historical fiction) and – of course – watching films! Learn more about Shannon on her IMDB (www.imdb.me/shannonmarydixon), FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/ShannonMaryDixon), or her WEBSITE (http://www.shannonmarydixon.com/).
Sean Hamrin- Brody Sean is a Los Angeles based actor and sculptor, born and raised in Silverlake. His lifelong affair with public schools came to a halt when he attended Carnegie Mellon University. It was in Pittsburgh where Sean fell in love with the Steelers and old bridges. He has since had the honor of acting opposite Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.
CRAIG LEE THOMAS -Cody Craig Lee Thomas (How I Met Your Mother, The Young and The Restless) graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, in 2008. In 2009, Craig re-located to Los Angeles and co-founded the sketch comedy group Pursued By Bear with actor/director Lisa J Dooley and actor/stand up comedian Kelly Landry. Their shorts and sketches have been featured on Cracked.com, Jest.com, and in film festivals across the U.S. Craig is represented by Amber Raitz and Elyah Doryon at Coast to Coast and Abbey MacDonald at New Wave Entertainment. www.craigleethomas.com
DOMINIC CONTI - Mark Dominic Conti (Dominic) Film: A Zombie Possession, Nothing in Los Angeles, Fiona's Fortune, Hinnon Valley, Shades of Hope, The Interview (also co-wrote/produced), Another Stupid Day, Zombie Holocaust and You!, April, The Real Truth Behind the Real True Story: Donnie Miller, I Am He, Gentlemen, Gentlemen. TV: The Roaring Twenties (pilot). Webisodes: Red Scare, Broken Dreams Boulevard, The Family Curse, The Best Friend (also Associate Producer and co-wrote three episodes). Theatre: Steppenwolf, Reduced Shakespeare (at The Kennedy Center, Holder's Season Theatre Festival, San Diego Repertory Theatre, et al), The Goodman, Next (Among the Thugs -- Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Ensemble), Second City, Plasticene (Live Feed: 11/11/05 -- Original Theatre Award, Best Ensemble), Lost Angels, The Odyssey, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, A Red Orchid, Beaver Creek Theatre Festival, Madison Repertory, Noble Fool, Mary-Arrchie, Prop, Griffin, First Folio Theatre, Apple Tree TYA.
SPERO CHUMAS-McMillian Spero Chumas is a native New Yorker with over 20 years of acting and improv experience. His craft has been honed through films, commercials and on the stages of New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta.
Spero has a sensitive and vibrant approach to material and an unparalleled passion that really sets him apart from his peers. He has a deep understanding of modern acting theory and sense memory, which he employs every time he works.
He is a graduate of Castleton State College in Vermont with a BA in Theatre. Two of his favorite roles have been Alvaro in The Rose Tattoo and Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
When Spero is not acting, writing, or throwing darts, (he's a 2nd place NYDO trophy holder) you can catch him at the picture show or the ballgame.