ANNIE Q. (“Angie”)
now playing the leading role of Angie in MDMA Film, can be seen in Alex Strangelove on Netflix. She appeared as a series regular in HBO's The Leftovers. Other film and television credits include Chris Robert's Ten, Theresa Rebeck's Trouble, Marc Lawrence’s The Rewrite, as well as Girls, Elementary, Blue Bloods, and Law & Order: SVU. On stage, Annie starred in the Signature Theatre revival of David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child. Annie was born and raised in NYC. She studied in the Drama Department at the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. She currently studies finance and film at NYU Stern-Tisch.
FRANCESCA EASTWOOD (“Jeanine“)
is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s rising stars. She stars in the upcoming thriller Wake Up, directed by Fedor Lyass and Aleksandr Chernyaev, A Violent Separation, directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz, M.F.A., directed by Natalia Leite, and a guest star spot on the hit FX show Fargo. Eastwood was also the lead in JT Mollner’s Outlaws and Angels, starring opposite Luke Wilson and Chad Michael Murray, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Additional film credits also include The Vault, directed by Dan Bush, and co-starring James Franco, Taryn Manning, and Scott Haze. Eastwood also recurred on the NBC mini-series Heroes Reborn.
PIERSON FODE (“Alex“)
was born and raised in Moses Lake, WA, early on displaying a passion for filmmaking at a young age while writing, directing and starring in short films on his family’s farm. After graduating high school, Fode decided to pursue using his talents in Hollywood and uprooted to Los Angeles where he studied filmmaking techniques under some of the industry’s finest. Fode got his first big break in acting with a guest starring role on Nickelodeon’s iCarly. His other television credits include CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Runaways, Hello Ladies, Storytellers, and Jessie. His film credits includeIndigenous, The Assault, Maomi & Ely’s No Kiss List. He also stars in the drama It’s Time, directed by Frank Waldeck, and Kill Game which debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, Fodé received his first Daytime Emmy® Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series”.
ELISA DONOVAN (“Mary”)
began her film career when she played the role of Amber in the Paramount Pictures feature film Clueless. She went on to play Amber for three seasons in the follow-up television series. She then went on to three seasons of the ABC and then WB TV-series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, playing Morgan Cavanaugh. She's also had recurring roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, Judging Amy (1995-2005), and Jack & Jill (1999-2001). Among many film roles, she was most notably featured alongside Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan in the comedy feature-film A Night at The Roxbury.
Elisa also co-starred in the Warner Bros/CW web series The Lake, which reunited her with 90210 pal Jason Priestley, who directed the series. Elisa is the star of the NBC Universal Digital Studio hit web series In Gayle We Trust, created by Brent Forrester.
RON YUAN (“Michael”)
has been a force in front of and behind camera. Yuan can be seen in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan and Ken Locsmandi’s sci-fi thriller White Space. Before that, he became a series regular in Netflix hit series Marco Polo, created by John Fusco. Yuan plays Prince Nayan, a fiery eyed descendant of Genghis Khan. Yuan’s film and TV credits include Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence, Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant, the final season of Sons of Anarchy as the intense and unpredictable Ryu Tom, Martin Scorsese’s Revenge of the Green Dragon, and special guest appearances on The Blacklist, Castle, and Justified, among others.
Behind camera, Yuan designed and directed the action sequences for the popular Chinese/ Taiwanese international action cop franchise Black & White 2. He and Corey Yuen designed and directed the action sequences for Simon West’s Wild Card, starring Jason Statham. Yuan's MiniFlix Films with Sony Television (SPE) co-produced three edgy graphic novel stylized films (Three Bullets, Tea and Remembrance, Lollipops) in which Yuan wrote, produced and directed. Yuan's award-winning work in short film and features has premiered in over 30 festivals worldwide, including Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Beijing, Macao, Seattle, and Comic Con.
YETIDE BADAKI (“Anita”)
was born to the first son of the first wife of a Nigerian Chief, Yetide Badaki was raised in England, Nigeria, Montreal and the United States. With a BA from McGill University and an MFA from ISU, Yetide was invited by Writer’s Theatre to understudy Nina in Chekhov’s The Seagull. This led to the opportunity to tell stories on stages ranging from SteppenWolf to Victory Gardens Theatre in such plays as Wheatleyand the Jeff nominated I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda. On television, Yetide has had roles on Touch, Criminal Minds, Masters of Sex, Aquarius, Sequestered, and NCIS New Orleans. Yetide can currently be seen on STARZ’ American Gods.
AALYRAH CALDWELL (“Bree“)
is a series regular on the new ABC show The Toy Box. Prior to that she was a series regular on the ABC show Uncle Buck with Mike Epps and Nia Long. She also guest starred on Code Black, The Fosters and Key and Peele. Aalyrah showcases natural talent and delivers comedic and dramatically charged material relevant to the modern day family. Aalyrah is passionate about helping others. She supports causes for refugee children and recently participated in the Annual Skechers Walk for Education to assist children with special needs.
SCOTT KEIJI TAKEDA (“Tommy”)
began performing at the age of eight in his school district’s musical theatre program in Temple City, California. He continued to perform throughout his education, eventually earning a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Pepperdine University. Immediately following his graduation from Pepperdine, Scott garnered a leading role inMysterious Skin with the nation’s premier Asian-American theatre, East West Players, to much critical acclaim. Since then, Scott has worked on numerous stage productions with various theatres and directors throughout California, including “Valley of the Heart,” a new work by renowned writer/director Luis Valdez. Scott made his feature film debut in a supporting role in the indie dramedy Eat With Me with George Takei and Nicole Sullivan. Other film credits include roles in Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, S&M Sally, and Carrie Pilby, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.