Hunter Hoffman is an actor/writer/musician based out of New York City and graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse. Hunter most recently played the role of "Will Shakespeare" in New Stage Theatre's production of Shakespeare in Love and was also the understudy for the role of “Jason” in the Tony nominated, Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whorisky. Other New York Credits include Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare in The Park/Public Theater), Merchant of Venice (Gallery Players), Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (South Brooklyn Shakespeare), Golden Boy (Secret Theater), and Prince of Players (Little Opera Theatre of NY). Hunter also appeared as a stage fighter in the productions of Otello and Manon Lescaut at The Metropolitan Opera. His film credits include Real Dreams (Big Apple Film Festival Selection), Hunting Season (Indie Series Awards – Best Ensemble Cast - Comedy), Cross Training: The Series (New York Short Film Festival Selection) and The Attraction of Nipples. Alongside director, Blake Rice, and cast member, Ricky Ryan, Hunter is also co-host of The Cold Read Podcast, a weekly podcast where hosts write a brand new screenplay and invite special guests to come read the script, totally cold. The Cold Read is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. www.hunter-hoffman.com.
Asta Paredes is a dynamic & multi-talented actress/ filmmaker based in New York City. She is most known for her leading film roles in Troma Entertainment's "Return to Nuke Em High Vols 1 & 2", and eOne Films release SOCIOPATHIA . She has upcoming credits in TV's SHADES OF BLUE and leading roles in films THE SHADOW SCARF as well as EROS POINT.
Her acting foundation was training at the prestigious University of Minnesota/ Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program as well as study in London at the Globe Theater, the London International School for Performing Arts, UCB Improv Training Center and with various teaching artists. Thru her classical training she has appeared onstage in various roles including: the "Princess of France" in LOVE'S LABOURS LOST, 'Katerina' in SLAVS! and even originated the role of 'Ursa Minor' in TINY DISASTERS at the Guthrie Theater. In NYC, notably she has appeared in Jeffrey Baker's experimental THE PRETENDERS & Joelle Arqueros' SEX, RELATIONSHIPS & SOMETIMES LOVE. She currently runs Abandoned House Productions along with her husband Clay von Carlowitz. Under this banner, she recently completed her writer/directorial debut, short film, THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH. She continues to take part in & create work from the heart-developing projects with her company seeking to entertain, educate & elevate. Learn more at www.astaparedes.com
Actor/Comedian Evan Williams has been putting a light spin on dark life events in NYC since moving from NC in 2012. He's been featured on Comedy Central's Roast Battle II and was a 2016 'New Face' at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He had a guest role in the Season 6 premiere of The Americans on FX. He's also been listed as a 'Top Comedian Under 30' by Complex Magazine, one of Addiction.com's '5 Sober Comics You Should Know', and has been featured in TimeOut NY, The Interrobang, and The New York Times. He can also be seen on MTV's Bugging Out and was a finalist on the Seeso's 'New York's Funniest'.
Emeka is absolutely stoked to be apart of this cast on this project. Having done a lot of theatre in college, film & on camera work is what drew him to acting in the first place. Lately Emeka has done commercials for Facebook, Lands End Clothing & Edible Arrangements; he’s grateful for these opportunities and looks forward to be taking strides in his career!
Ricky Ryan is an Actor/Comedian/Writer based in NYC. Ricky got his start in college acting and writing for his online sketch comedy show, Socially Awkward. Currently, Ricky writes and hosts his podcast The Cold Read, with Director Blake Rice and Producer/Roger Hunter Hoffman. Ricky is thrilled to finally channel his life's work into his dream part, as the ancient trollish mail carrier, Festivo.
Brielle is an Actress/Photographer based out of New York/New Jersey. She has done theatre most of her life but went to Monmouth University to double focus in Television/Radio and PR/Journalism to learn all aspects of the field. She has recently broke into the film scene with her leading role in the upcoming feature Snatchers and is ambitious to flourish her career with future films.
Brielle has also filled up her time with photography working anything from events and new born photography to New York City's Fashion Week 2017. She has also been an exclusive photographer for several celebrities, such as Love & Hip Hop's Rah Ali.