CAROLIN VON PETZHOLDT ACTRESS “CARLA VON AWESOME”
Carolin Von Petzholdt was born in Bern, Switzerland and traveled to many countries with her family including, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, as well as parts of Europe and Asia. Shortly after the Berlin Wall came down, her family finally settled in East Germany.At the age of 10, Carolin appeared on stage for the first time and knew that she wanted to become an actress. She studied in Berlin where she got her degree in acting in 2000 and then later her degree in theology in 2005.
Throughout the course of her studies, Carolin performed continuously in theatrical productions. The pinnacle of her time at the acting academy was a 90-minute monologue by Botho Strauss, ”Gross und Klein”, for which she received great praise and critical acclaim. Since then she has appeared in numerous theaters throughout Germany, performing both musically and dramatically.Carolin is now living and working in Southern California as an independent filmmaker, scriptwriter, and commercial film director. She is also the President of Parsons Pasadena Toastmasters; a non profit organization for public speaking and leadership. She has recently finished writing her 2nd feature film script, “TESTING LIFE in AMERICA,” and her 3rd feature film script, ” THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING.”In 2007 Carolin moved from Germany to Los Angeles where she studied film making at THE HOLLYWOOD FILM INSTITUTE. She also founded “EXCITING FILMS PRODUCTIONS.” The production company responsible for her debut as a writer, producer, director and actor of “TESTING LIFE.” An independent movie where she played the lead role.
“TESTING LIFE” a feature-length Drama/ Thriller won 8 Movie Awards.
ANDREW HAMRICK ACTOR “RICHARD BLACK”
MELISSA R. STUBBS STUNTWOMAN / ACTRESS/ “DARLENE”
Melissa has been performing stunts since 1987 and doubled actors in countless TV shows and Feature Films including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet, Kristin Stewart, Rebecca Romjin, Jessica Alba, Aaliyah, Alisa Milano, Alicia Silverstone, Claire Danes, Ann Archer, Rosanna Arquette, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Milla Jovovich, Julie Bowen, Sara Michelle Gellar, Goldie Hawn…among others.She has been a Key Stunt team player contributing to the memorable action sequences in films such as, Salt, Mr and Mrs Smith , Indian Jones Kingdom of the Chrystal Scull, Inception, 2012, The Last Samurai, Bat Man, Legends of the Fall, X-Men 2 & 3 The Last Stand, The Dark Knight Rises and many more. Melissa is one of the most accomplished and versatile stunt performers in the world. She has been thrown into and tacked any and every situation. There is no challenge too big or too small.Melissa is unique in that her skills vary from Horses, to working with any vehicle or motorcycle stunts to complicated acrobatic fight sequences. In the air, racing across the land, with weapons, all aspects of fire and pyrotechnics, flying on wires, riding a horse, or on the ocean.
CRYSTAL SANTOS STUNTWOMAN / ACTRESS/ “LISA”
Crystal Santos is an American film and television stuntwoman and actress.Crystal was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, the daughter of Mexican Immigrant Antonio Santos a carpenter by trade and Mexican American Cynthia Davis . She is the oldest of 9 children. Attended Marymount College and Mt. St. Mary’s College.Crystal Santos started her career as a stuntwoman in various feature films, television, and commercials. Eventually her career segued into acting and she enjoys a successful career as a stuntwoman and actress. She has over 40 projects to her credit including War of the Worlds, Ocean’s 13, Bare Knuckles, Monk, Alias, Argo, and CSI, Weeds to name a few.
DANIELLE REPLOGLE ACTRESS/ “MADISON”
Danielle is originally from Texas and moved to LA to pursue her acting career in 2011. Since moving to Los Angeles she has trained at the prestigious schools of Playhouse West, Margie Haber and currently studies at Lesly Kahn Studios. She has worked on Friday Night Lights, many Indie Films and hosted a dating show on The CW. Her hard work and determination solidifies big things in the near future for her!
SHAKIRA JA’NAI PAYE ACTRESS “ANGELA”
Shakira Ja’nai Paye is an exceptional actress of the screen and stage. She moved from Baltimore, Maryland just a few short years ago to pursue her professional acting career. Recently she graduated The American Musical Dramatic Academy College and Conservatory with a Bachelors of Performing Arts. Since moving to LA she has worked on Disney, MTV, and Cinemax to name a few. She is a Driven Passionate and Hardworking young lady with a bright future ahead!
MELISSA BIETHAN ACTRESS “GLORIA”
Actress Melissa Biethan is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, and the American Federation Of Radio And Television Artists. Her on-screen portrayals of Marilyn Monroe, and Catwoman have captured the hearts of people who live far beyond Hollywood’s entertainment community. In the summer of 2012, Melissa starred as Marilyn Monroe, with French Pop Sensation, Leslie, in the internationally acclaimed music video, “Les Mots Invincibles.” Later that summer, she dazzled fans at Comic-Con 2012, as Catwoman. Melissa has appeared in publications worldwide, including a special feature for Entertainment Weekly. In December of 2012, Melissa delivered another delightful on screen performance, as Marilyn Monroe, in the first episode of “Broken Dreams Boulevard,” starring Danny Aiello, and directed by Kevin Jordan.
Melissa is very athletic, and won a spot in the Junior Olympics as a swimmer. Her exceptional swimming ability also landed her a position as a lifeguard, for the City Of Los Angeles. Some of her favorite hobbies include precision driving, kick-boxing, gourmet cooking, interior design, digital photography, and modeling.
KELLY PARK ACTRESS “MARIE”
Kelly Park was born September 26, in Dubuque, Iowa. She grew up loving film and theater, and was active in plays and musicals into college. She attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a psychology degree because a theater degree “wouldn’t be realistic.” She lived in Texas for a short time and worked on independent films and television, and moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue her dreams and live her life to the fullest. She enjoys reading, running, and watching movies.
MAXIE SOLVEIG ACTRESS “BRIANA”
Maxie Solveig was born and raised in Germany and after graduating with the Abitur, comparable to a Associate of fine Arts-degree (music major), she moved to New Zealand where she lived for one year. Due to her diving experience and passion of working with and around animals she was fortunate to work on a sixty feet sailing boat offering swimming with wild dolphins and dolphin/whale watching in the Bay of Plenty. Maxie also managed to get the opportunity to train and work with a great team of film/stunt-horses (Equine Films Ltd.) on the South and North Island of NZ.Being passionate about acting from an early age but never had the chance to take classes Maxie took up residence in Los Angeles, CA to pursue her acting career. She attended a two-year acting program from which she graduated recently with a Associate of Fine arts degree in Acting for Film.
PATRICIA LAURIET SONGWRITER / ACTRESS/ “WENDY”
Patricia Lauriét was born in Washington D.C. being of French, Cuban, and Spaniard descent the beat is the blood force that drives her to create and give all that she has for the music and dance.Believing that knowledge is power, Patricia continued her development in the arts and earned a Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Miami, double majoring in Film and Theatre.Presently, as well as writing her own songs and lyrics, Patricia is in Development as the creator, producer, and screenwriter of a Sci-fi film franchise entitled, “The Colony – The Rim of the Sun,” with Producer Rick Benattar, producer of “Shoot Em Up,” “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” and “Reel Steel” which Rick is co-producing with Stephen Spielberg.She wrote a ballad for Michael Jackson after his passing entitled “I Believe a World of Dreams.” She worked in the studio with Juan Zavala a.k.a (2Swift) whom she gives credit to bringing the music to life. Juan has collaborated with artists such as Jami Foxx, Will Smith, and Johnny Gil. Patricia also just completed shooting her music video for “Freedom Threatened in the World” from her album “Showtime.” The song’s message aims to impact audiences by addressing that mankind needs to be better to one another, and that we as individuals most be vigilant and protect freedom daily, against governments and dictators that gain too much power.
SARAH LEVIN ACTRESS/ “SARA”
Sarah Levin is an actress trained on the stages of Chicago and currently working and living in Los Angeles. She has her degree in Acting from Illinois State University and has also graduated from the Chicago branch of the Second City Conservatory. In Los Angeles, Sarah studies at The Groundlings and in Berg Studio’s Master Class. You might have seen her on stage doing a little sketch or improv and (most recently) stand-up comedy or on screen and internet in commercials, comedy shorts, and indie films. Check her out at www.SarahToTheLevin.com or follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SarahToTheLevin to keep advised of all the latest Sarah To The Levin news.
SARA HERTWECK ACTRESS “JOHANNA”
Like many Los Angelinos, Sara Hertweck is a transplant form Indiana. Graduating with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Evansville, she still takes regular classes at The Berg Studios. Though her background is extensively in stage productions including THE PRODUCERS, DOUBT, PICNIC, and THE CHERRY ORCHARD, she’s had the honor of working on many incredible film projects including TANGERINE SKY, NEVER KISS A FROG, and most recently a performer in an exhibit to be displayed at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Sara is thrilled to be part of the BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING.
WILLIAM F. BRYANT ACTOR “RYAN”
MICHAEL GANTZ ACTOR “FRANK”
Originally from Philadelphia, Michael went to Arizona State University where he received a B.A. from the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism. There he joined the renowned sketch comedy troupe, “The Farce Side”. Upon graduating, Michael joined the comedy troupe, “Running With Scissors”, which performed regularly at The Improv in Tempe, Arizona and San Diego, California. He then took his talents to Los Angeles. Michael has appeared in many films, music videos and commercials. Including the award winning film, “Hustler’s Instinct” with Eva Longoria and the Jennifer Lopez Music Video, “I’m Real”. Michael currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
RASHEED STEPHENS ACTOR “BIG JOHN”
Rasheed Stephens was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga .Just moved to Los Angeles, He is son of Eugene and the late Cametra Stephens, has 5 siblings including a fraternal twin brother. Standing 6″2 and 205lbs he was an outstanding college football star, until after a career ending injury. Mr. Stephens also wrestled, mixed martial arts, played basketball and ran track wich he letter in High School. Rasheed was introduced to the Modeling and acting industry by a long time associate an old classmate who felt Rasheed had the leading man look and more importantly the personality and character. Since then Rasheed enrolled in modeling & acting classes and has been book gigs in a small span of time.With his hard work, determination, and passion for modeling & acting he shall reached his dream. On his spare time he loves to workout, travel, met new people, and do a little comedy which has always came natural for him.
DAVID WILSON ACTOR “LITTLE JOEY”
David Mario Wilson was born in Detroit Michigan, where he started his hunch for the acting world. Not only was he an actor he also played sports such as basketball, baseball, tennis and volleyball at his church. During high school he sung in the choir and earned a scholarship to a school out of state but didn’t take the offer because he had thing on his mind, becoming a professional working actor. In the year of 2012 he decided to move to Los Angeles to further peruse his goal. While in Detroit, Michigan he focused more on theater with several stage plays behind his name such as “The Wiz” “Generational Curse” “Chosen” (etc) and wanted to begin his long time dream of pleasing the big screen. David has been in several films, tv shows such as “Life of a King”, “Hidden Secrets” (etc) and a recent google commercial.