Joe Barbagallo (Warnock) is originally from Connecticut. He graduated form Central Connecticut State University in 2001 with a BA in Psychology. During the last semester of his studies Joe decided to change his minor to Marketing in hopes of pursuing his MBA. At this point his life took a different turn when he was offered a job for the Department of Children and Families, to counsel adjudicated youth. Since acting was his ultimate dream for three years he alternated work with commuting to New York to attend acting classes.
Brianna Shaughnessy (Willie) is originally from Tampa, Florida. Back home where its warm, she did everything from Community Theatre to T.V. Productions. Yet realistically she knew she would have to let go of her palm trees and replace them with taxis in order to pursue her career. So Brianna moved to the Big Apple over three years ago to attend The School for Film and Television, a two year acting conservatory located in the heart of Chelsea. Since graduation Brianna has appeared on the History Channel Series, "Breaking Vegas." She also got killed off by a lap top computer in an Independent horror film, "Red Midnight," set for release this month. In her spare time she enjoys writing, kickboxing, and of course the movies.
Rob Mason (Combat Mech) - Rob graduated from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso Indiana. He received a BA in Communications and had a four full year scholarship for football. Div II. After his freshman year Rob joined a gym, Flip Over Fitness, and the owner liked his look. The owner encouraged him to do a show and that how Rob won his first bodybuilding competition...the rest is history:
- Natural/Eastern Classic 1993 - 1st Place and Overall
- Philadelphia Classic 1997 - 1St Place and Overall
- 1997 USA - 3rd Place
- Team Universe 1994 - 2nd Place
- 1997 Nationals - 2nd Place
- 1998 NJ Gold's Classic - 1st Place and overall
Einar Gunnar (The Diplomat) After an illustrious career as a Creative Director in advertising, with numerous award-winning TV commercials under his belt, Einar [pronounced: AY-nar] decided to see what life is like on the other side of the auditioning table.
Itï¿½s scary. Yet thrilling.
Einar has acted in several short films so far, ranging from various supporting roles to a lead, and he finds it easy to fit into the filmmaking process, given his experience shooting commercials. Speaking ofï¿½ Einar would love to be cast in a TV spot. Or three.
Q: Any advice for actors when it comes to auditions?
A: So glad you asked!! When a casting director (or in my poor case, director) posts an ad for auditions, their inbox and mailbox can be flooded with hundreds upon hundreds of submissions. In my case I posted online at a couple different sites and got the majority of my submissions via email. The advice I can give is about organizing your email so that it will have the highest chance of being seen.
1) Your headshot photo file and resume file should both be named with your first and last name. Don't send files named, "summer blond hair." That might remind you that the headshot was taken last summer when you had your hair dyed blond, but when it's in my Casting directory, I'll have no idea who you are.
David (Captain Dack) is originally from Brooklyn, NY. While working for an investment bank, he began performing stand up comedy at nights as well as studying acting. He has performed in numerous clubs through out the city such as, Stand-Up NY, NY Comedy Club, and Gotham Comedy Club. He has also been in numerous films, including "The Hat, A Love Story", "A Dream Deferred", and "My World." He currently resides in New York, continuing to pursue his acting career.
Dmitry (Daniel Richards-The Programmer) was born January, 18, 1991 in Kiev, Ukraine. He wasn't even a year old when his family moved to New York. From as young as 6 years old he was directing and producing his own shows to entertain his parents and two younger brothers. He started to take part in the local theater productions: Injun Joe in Tom Sawyer, Snow Kid in Carousel, and Jenie of the Lamp in Aladdin. At the age of 13 he got picked for his first film How Things Are Made: A Wooden Bucket - The White Cooper's Craft In 1850 (2004) and that was it for Dmitry, he wouldn't want to do anything else but act.
Ashley (background extra - medic - multibody wrangler) is originally from the Endless Mountains of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Back in PA, Ashley was part of many productions both on stage and behind the scenes including; “The Night of January Sixteenth”, “Curtain Going Up” (Sylvia), “Ten Nights in a Bar Room”, “The Apple Tree” (Barbara), as well as two children’s productions, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” (Red Riding Hood) and “Alice in Wonderland” (Tweedle-Dee). Ashley was most recently part of the original play “Keep it in the Family” (Jamie), in Queens. Ashley left the wilderness for the big city in August of 2005 and is currently attending Wagner College on Staten Island as an art major.
We had auditions and casting has been completed!! Thanks to all those who auditioned!!