ALEXANDER TOVAR (Writer/Director/Guy)
Alexander Tovar is from Los Angeles and wrote his first opera by age 10. After studying trumpet, guitar, piano, and composition 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. Show Business" is Alexander's second feature film. The first, being the award winning film, NothinginLosAngeles, where he wrote, starred, co-directed and scored. You can find out more about him at Alexandertovar.com
AMELIA MEYERS (Cassandra)
Born and raised in Rockville, Maryland, Amelia began her professional career at the age of 5 in a national commercial. After growing up doing musical theatre, Amelia attended the British American Drama Academy as well as the American University where she received a BA in Musical Theatre. Acting, singing, dance and music are her passions. She danced with the Russian Moscow State Ballet for 4 years and has starred in numerous musicals such as "CHICAGO", "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", "Kiss Me Kate", "Cabaret", "Pippin", "Into the Woods" and "West Side Story". She has also starred in classical Shakespeare such as "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Since moving to Los Angeles in 2007, Amelia has been on "General Hospital", "Days of Our Lives" and "All My Children" as well as multiple web-series and independent films. She is also a singer/songwriter currently working on her new EP. Check out her website www.ameliameyers.com for more information.
Robert Maffia is an actor, known for Hoffa (1992), The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) and Fumbling Thru the Pieces (2011).
ANDREW HAWKES (Arthurr Krump)
Andrew Hawkes is an American actor known for his work on DEXTER, 24, CSI and most recently Dick Wolf's CHICAGO PD. On Film, He has shared the screen with Hillary Swank, Burt Reynolds, Keith Carradine, John Favreau, Val Kilmer and many others.
Also, a Stage Veteran with over Sixty Play's to his credit. Including the title role in Pulitzer and Two Time Tony Award winning Playwright Tracy Letts' KILLER JOE, BUG and The Famed STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION of Steve Martins PICASSO AT THE LAPINE AGILE.
He received the Joseph Jefferson Citation for Actor in a Principle role for Nelson Algren's NEVER COME MORNING and was a member of the FRINGE FIRST Award winning cast for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival production of HELLCAB.
JILLIAN JOHNSTON (Kiersten)
Jillian Johnston was born on April 7, 1982 in Rockwall, Texas, USA as Jillian Gay Johnston. She is an actress, known for Easy A (2010), Show Business (2015) and Modern Relationships Are Complicated (2006).
ROB HERRING (Matt)
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.
JOHNNY CLARK (analyst)
Johnny Clark is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the critically-acclaimed Vs. Theatre Company, a Los Angeles based theatre company dedicated to producing new works and/or Los Angeles premieres.
He is also an actor, and most recently starred as “Paul” in the Vs. production of COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS (LA Weekly Nominated “Best Ensemble). Selected theatre credits: LIFE AND LIMB, BRILLIANT TRACES, THE CREDEAUX CANVAS, MODERN DANCE FOR BEGINNERS, NAVY PIER, BEGGARS IN THE HOUSE OF PLENTY, WASTE OF SHAME, ERIC LARUE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, ON AN AVERAGE DAY (Los Angeles and Chicago Productions), EAGLE HILLS, EAGLE RIDGE, EAGLE LANDING, BLACKBIRD for which he was nominated for Best Lead Actor by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for his portrayal of “Baylis”, and THE MERCY SEAT. He has done several commercials and independent films including LOUSY WITH THE SPIRIT (2013 Cannes Film Festival) and LIARS CLUB, which he co-wrote, produced and starred in. The film won First Prize at the Rhode Island Film Festival and received a limited theatrical release.
Johnny is married to Amy Clark, and has two young sons, Callum and Truman (far and away his greatest accomplishment to date).
SHANNON MARY DIXON (Brittany)
Shannon is an actress, model, and singer in Los Angeles, California, hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Shannon studied Theatre and Film at Northeastern University in Boston, MA and trained at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, boasting alum such as Liam Neeson. In Los Angeles she studies improv at UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade), with professional acting coach Joseph Pearlman, and sings with vocal coach Susan Rumor of the Aaron Speiser school of acting in Los Angeles.
DASHA GERMAN (Beverly Parsons)
Dasha German started out as a professional figure skater and began her acting career as a guest star in musicals, later finding her way to the big screen in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Dasha is a huge Woody Allen fan, and her final graduate paper at the National TV and Film School in Moscow was focused on Allen's work. Recognizing Allen's influence on Show Business immediately connected her to her character in the film.
A Buddhist, Dasha enjoys traveling, photography, deep self-exploration and quantum physics in her spare time. She also supports numerous charities.
SEAN HAMRIN (McKean)
Sean is a Los Angeles based actor and sculptor, born and raised in Silver Lake. 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.
MEGAN ROSATI (Heather)
Megan Rosati is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. Megan's first short film, The Roommate, was featured in the 2013 No Budget Film Festival, and was also where she met the terrific Alexander Tovar. When not working in independent film, making stuff for the internet, or auditioning, Megan writes & stars in her web series, 52 Ways to Break Up, which so far has been featured in NY Magazine, LA Weekly, and Los Angeles Magazine. Occasionally Megan plays the ukulele.
STEVE STURLA (Tommy Papaya)
Born in San Francisco, Steve Sturla's first foray into performing was as a standup at The Other Café in the Haight Ashbury. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he opened for the band WAR at Trancas in Malibu. Later, Sturla put together a sketch comedy group called "The Santa Ana Winds," which performed for two years at the Comedy Store, The Improv and HBO Workspace. It was directed by legendary actress Sheree North and featured such performers as Rockmond Dunbar, Warren Hall, Maria Russell, Kyle Gass (together with Jack Black, the other half of Tenacious D), Tanjareen Martin, Chantal Lashon and Donald E. Lacy. Sturla also booked guest star roles on "Days of our Lives" and "Santa Barbara." Sturla had recurring roles on The Attack of the Show, with Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira and performed with Paul Scheer of "The League." As a director, Sturla directed the pilot episode of "The Gary Carter Show," starring the Hall of Fame catcher, and the short film "The Secret Life of Rocky Perone." The film is about the true life story of Richard Pohle, alias "Rocky Perone," who, at the age of 36, put a wig over his balding head, changed his identity and passed himself off as a 21 year old. Remarkably, he was then signed by the San Diego Padres. Sturla now intends to make a feature film of the story. As host of a show about classic Hollywood, Sturla has interviewed such stars as Tony Curtis, Mamie Van Doren, Lana Wood, Sally Kirkland and Betty Garrett, among many others. Sturla wrote and acted in the feature film noir comedy "Little Saigon," set to release in 2014. In 2012, along with Alex Marino and Lonny Stevens, Sturla founded the Studio City Film Festival and serves as co-director.
ERIC WINZENREID (O'jeffries)
Eric Winzenried is an actor, known for Tropic Thunder (2008), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).
NANCY YOUNG (Donna Marie Sue-Ellen)
Nancy Young was born and raised in New York where she studied and performed at “The National Improv Theatre”. Heading west she studied at "The Beverly Hills Playhouse", “Second City Hollywood”, “Margie Haber Studio” and the "Ivana Chubbuck Studio".
Was the female lead in the film "Three Days to Vegas” opposite Peter Falk! Has worked on “2 Broke Girls”, "One Tree Hill" and “Castle”!
On stage as “Mary Hatch” in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Karen Andre” in “Night of January 16th”, "Collette" in “Four Dogs And A Bone", "Anne Norbury" in "The Sound Of Murder", "Phyllis Dickerson" in "Double Indemnity"!
DANNY BELINKIE (Cinematographer)
Danny has been living and working as a cinematographer in Los Angeles for 4 years. He previously worked as a Vatican Tour Guide in Rome, Italy, and as a Grip in New York City. He was born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, and is an Italian Studies graduate of Wesleyan University. His interests include darkroom photography, water skiing, and running. You can find out more about Danny on his website: DannyBelinkie.com
BONNIE B. HARGETT (Producer)
Bonnie Hargett is a multi-award-winning corporate communication leader with more than 20 years of experience in benefits and employee communication. She has an established track record of delivering effective, behavior-changing communication strategies to diverse audience groups via an array of mediums, getting results that deliver ROI and exceed management expectations.
Most recently, Bonnie was a client lead with Aon Hewitt, managing and writing web content and print communications for Fortune 500 companies. Previously, she led the BP U.S. benefits communication department, managing communications for all U.S. benefit programs and policies through multiple print and electronic channels. Before transitioning to BP, Bonnie was a communication consultant, creating health care, retirement and change management communication campaigns for a variety of clients.
Show Business is Bonnie’s first endeavor as a film producer.
Bonnie received her M.A. In English Literature from the University of Houston and her B.A. in English Literature from the University of New Mexico.
ARMAND HARGETT (Executive Producer)
Writer/Director/ Actor and Author "The Cloud Seeders"
Dr. Ralph Smith "Days of Our Lives"
Artistic Director and Founder of The Adobe Angels Theatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico 1989-1991
Member of The North American Actor's Association in London 2000-2001
Voice over Artist, The Real Estate Broadcast Network.
Board of Director's The Company of Angel's Theatre 1986-1988.