CAST & CREW

 

Finn Wittrock 

Josh Peck

Aubrey Peeples

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Zelda Williams

 

Eric Bilitch/Writer/Director

Amaury Nolasco
Robbie A. Kay

Valerie Cruz

Eric is an emerging storytelling talent with years of experience in writing, directing, and producing for both film and theater. A graduate of both The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and Syracruse University, Eric started his career as an actor, where he appeared in many productions on both coasts, including the Broadway National Tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

 

Re-focusing his career behind the scenes, Eric began his work at production company WONDROS, where he worked closely with acclaimed film directors such as David O. Russell, Antoine Fuqua, Mark Pellington, and Jesse Dylan – and with legendary music video producer Anne Marie Mackay. While at Wondros, Eric wrote and produced for talent including Mark Wahlberg, Alfred Molina, Jason Schwartzman, John Legend, Ken Jeong, Elizabeth Banks, Tom Waits, and many others.

 

Eric directed and co-wrote his feature film debut, The Submarine Kid, starring Emilie de Ravin, Finn Wittrock, Nancy Travis, and Jack Coleman, which was released by Mar Vista Entertainment. His original hit webseries, Professional Friend, which he created, wrote and directed, garnered many awards and accolades, including Best Comedy Series of the Year from the Independent Series Awards. His many other digital music videos and shorts have been featured on MTV, NPR, PBS, Huffington Post, and many more.

 

Mr. Bilitch was also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Ovation Award nominated The Mechanicals Theater Group in Los Angeles where he oversaw a decade of over forty theater productions, including his own direction of Merrily We Roll Along, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, his original work Diagram and Moonchildren. His vast theater directing career has also included notable productions of many of Sam Shephard’s plays including True West and The Tooth of Crime, as well as productions of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, the regional theater premier of Finn Wittrock’s Give It Away, and many others.

 

Eric recently wrote and directed the upcoming feature film Locating Silver Lake starring Josh Peck, Aubrey Peeples, and Finn Wittrock.

Peter "Finn" Wittrock, Jr. is an American actor and screenwriter. He began his career in guest roles on several television shows. He made his film debut in 2004, in Halloweentown High before returning to films in the 2010 film Twelve. After studying theater at The Juilliard School, he was a regular in the soap opera All My Children from 2009 to 2011, while performing in several theatrical productions. In 2011, he performed in playwright Tony Kushner's Off-Broadway play The Illusion and made his Broadway debut in 2012 as Happy Loman in the revival of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols.

In 2014, he gained recognition for his roles in the films The Normal Heart, Noah, and Unbroken, and garnered a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his role as Dandy Mott in the FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show. In 2015, he portrayed model Tristan Duffy and actor Rudolph Valentino in American Horror Story: Hotel, and starred in the ensemble cast of the dramedy film The Big Short. In 2016, Wittrock guest starred as Jether Polk in American Horror Story: Roanoke, and played Greg in Damien Chazelle's La La Land.

Joshua Peck is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and YouTube personality. He is known for playing Josh Nichols in the Nickelodeon live-action sitcom Drake & Josh. He began his career as a child actor in the late 90s and early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his role on The Amanda Show.

 

He has since acted in films such as Mean Creek, Drillbit Taylor, The Wackness, ATM, and Red Dawn, along with voicing Eddie in the Ice Age franchise. He also starred as Gerald in a lead role with John Stamos in the series Grandfathered. He formally voiced Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also starred in a Netflix comedy, Take the 10, along with Tony Revolori.  As of 2017, Peck began branching out in YouTube starting his own comedic lifestyle YouTube channel, Shua Vlogs, featuring David Dobrik and his wife Paige O' Brien.

Aubrey Peeples was raised in a small town in central Florida, where she grew up doing professional theater from a young age. After deferring Harvard to continue pursuing her film career, she began working on ABC's Nashville as the love-to-hate Layla Grant, the role she is perhaps most widely known for. Layla, an aspiring musician, underwent several hardships that were a challenge and a joy for Aubrey to play, including problems with alcoholism, early marriage and divorce, attempted suicide, smashing a Bentley in rage, and spontaneously throwing various objects in anger. Aubrey has released several songs through the show and was also given the opportunity to tour nationwide twice alongside her cast mates.

 

Following her career on Nashville, Aubrey also starred alongside Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis as the lead in "Jem and the Holograms," a Universal/Blumhouse film based on the iconic 80s cartoon series; and as Harper, a heroine addict on the Freeform series "Recovery Road." 2016 saw Aubrey leading in three independent features slated to be released in the near future.


Aubrey has been a classically trained vocalist for thirteen years, and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry as many as twelve times. She is an avid songwriter, drawing from her past experiences and musical influences spanning the delta blues, southern rock, classic country, jazz, swing, and soul. She aspires to release a blues album in the near future.

Zelda Williams is an actress and director, known for Were the World Mine (2008), The Legend of Korra (2012) and Never (2014). At 15, Williams acted in the 2004 film House of D opposite her father and late actor Anton Yelchin as the latter's young first love, Melissa Loggia.


In June 2011, both Zelda and Robin were featured in a television commercial for the Nintendo 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. On October 25, 2011, she was the special guest host at the London Zelda Symphony Concert at the Hammersmith Apollo, marking the 25th anniversary of the Zelda Series. On November 17, 2011, subscribers to Nintendo emails received an email of her and her father playing the new game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Wii console. She appears in an interview with Nintendo representatives in which she says that one of her favorite things to do in her free time is play Super Smash Bros. Melee with her friends, always playing as the character Sheik. 

Amaury Nolasco was born on December 24, 1970 in Puerto Rico as Amaury Nolasco Garrido. He is an actor and producer, known for Prison Break (2005), Transformers (2007) and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).


Nolasco has guest-starred in various television series such as Arli$$, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and ER. His first role on a feature film was in Takeshi Kitano's Brother, along others as "Orange Julius" in Universal's 2 Fast 2 Furious. He then went on to co-star opposite Bernie Mac in Mr. 3000.


Nolasco's additional television and film credits include guest-starring roles on George Lopez, CSI: NY and The Benchwarmers. He also appeared on Mind of Mencia as a guest on Sunday, April 29, 2007. He also starred in the movie adaptation of the Transformers, released during the summer of 2007. His most high-profile role was Prison Break. Nolasco also has a role in "Telenovela."


From September 2010 to May 2011, he costarred in the NBC show "Chase", a 1-season show about US Marshalls that hunt down fugitives. He starred in the short-lived ABC television series Work It which premiered on January 3, 2012.

Cruz recently joined the cast of FOX's hit series The Following where she plays strong-willed FBI Agent Gina Mendez, who alongside Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), heads the investigation on serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). Season three of the psychological drama series returns in March 2, 2015.

Prior to this, Cruz's leading role as Grace Santiago on the F/X drama Nip/Tuck marked the start of her television career. In 2008, Cruz pulled double duty on two different television series, as Maria Nolan on Kevin Williamson's drama Hidden Palms, and as Connie Murphy in Syfy and Saturn Film's series The Dresden Files. Her performance on The Dresden Files earned her a 2008 ALMA Award nomination for "Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Drama Series."

Cruz was also a part of Showtime's hit series Dexter, which led to another nomination for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" at the 2009 SAG Awards. Immediately after, she joined the cast of HBO's True Blood, as vampire Isabel in their second season. Cruz then booked a leading role as Dr. Zee Alvarez in the ABC series Off The Map, created by Jenna Bans and produced by the prolific Shondaland Productions. Her momentum continued with a recurring arc on Showtime's award winning series Homeland where she played Major Joy Mendez. Along with these powerful roles, she has also made guest and recurring appearances on network heavyweight shows such as: Scandal, Law and Order SVU, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, to mention a few.


In addition to her mainstream body of work, Cruz has made her mark on the independent film circuit with films like the action-drama The Line opposite Ray Liotta and Andy Garcia, as well as The Devil's Tomb opposite Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Winstone and Ron Perlman. She recently wrapped production on the independent thriller The Loft where she starred alongside James Marsden and Eric Stonestreet.

Robert Andrew "Robbie" Kay is an English actor whose credits include Fugitive Pieces, Heroes Reborn, Pinocchio, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Peter Pan in the Once Upon a Time television series.


After small roles in Hannibal Rising and My Boy Jack, the Canadian production company making Fugitive Pieces asked him to play the part of Young Jakob which involved a 9-week shooting schedule, three of which were on Greek islands.
The people who made Fugitive Pieces had auditioned more than 150 boys before finding 10-year-old Robbie who had been living in Prague for two years. He spent a year studying acting, singing, and dancing at one of Britain's Stagecoach theatre schools. Kay appeared in a miniseries adaptation of Pinocchio, playing the title character. After finishing Pinocchio, he went on to play Sam, a boy diagnosed with leukemia in Ways To Live Forever screening in late 2010. He appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, playing the Cabin Boy. More recently, he portrayed Peter Pan in Once Upon a Time. In March 2015, Kay was cast as a high school student named Tommy Clark in the TV series Heroes Reborn.

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