Diana Chiritescu Anastassia Abdulova
Christina Leidel Voice in Head
Jennifer Jellicorse Susan Willow
Stephen van Vuuren Paul DeVrees
Thao Nguyen The Punk
Danny Pardo Volante
Greg Dorchak Skycast
Robyne Parrish The Entity
Sheila Duell The Entity Deux
Gabriel Medina Voice of Hacker X
Jason Marc Pierce Fit Man
Heidi McIver Whispers
Diana Chiritescu as Anastassia Abdulova aka Stassia
Diana has played over a dozen roles in film and television – from wanted criminal on CBS’s “MacGyver” to mutant on the run in Fox’s “The Gifted” – and loves creating different characters. Her multicultural experience – having lived in three different countries, and five different states – gives her a unique perspective on the world and its great diversity. She speaks Romanian and Mandarin in addition to English. Diana’s years in the film industry have strengthened her determination, resilience, and range as an actress. She’s excited about her career’s continued growth and curious to where it leads!
Christina Leidel as Voice in the Head
Christina is an award-winning actress of stage and screen. starring in several films currently enjoying successful festival runs: Inhaling Red (Best Drama – Freedom Festival International; San Francisco Frozen Film Festival; Louisville International Film Festival), Molly (Audience Choice Award – Rome International Film Festival; Best Comedy Short finalist – Canton Film Festival; Best Comedy nominee – Beaufort International Film Festival), and The Last Filmmaker (Best SC Film – South Carolina Underground Film Festival). Right now you can watch her star in the harrowing Olivia on Amazon Prime, a film centering on depression awareness. She is a recurring detective in season 3 of ATL Homicide, airing on channel TV One. When not acting – or sometimes when she is – Christina is a singer and composer, having scored a few film projects and starring in a wide range of musicals from opera to rock. She plays the piano, saxophone, and a little banjo. Reels and original music can be found at https://cleidel.wixsite.com/christinaleidel/reel.
Jennifer Lee Jellicorse as Susan Willow
Jennifer is an actor, director and teacher. Trained at Northwestern University and The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, she has a foundational background in oral interpretation and the theatrical adaptation of poetry and literature. She received her MFA in Directing from UNCG. She has spent the majority of her professional life as an actor in the UK across multiple genres – musical theatre, narrative theatre, BBC radio, adaptations, and original works in development – and at varying commercial levels including educational, regional, London fringe, large scale commercial tours, school tours, and in the West End.
Theatre: Carol Penn – Man and Boy (West End and National Tour); Popcorn (No.1 Tour); Helena, Hermia, Titania, Hippolyta – Hattie Naylor’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Royal Bath); Ruth Rocket – Zadie’s Shoes (Finborough); Muriel – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (The Bridewell). Jenny Malone – Chapter Two (Library Theatre Manchester); Juliet – Romeo and Juliet and Bianca – The Taming of the Shrew ( North Carolina Shakespeare Festival) Agnetha – Frozen (Theatre Cymru) Leona Finn – Beating Heart Cadaver (Finborough) BBC Radio 4: Nicole Diver -Tender is the Night, Aimee Thanatogenos – The Loved One , Meg – Little Women, Ma – Little House on the Prairie, Ma – On the Banks of Plum Creek, Heather – Ice Mountain, Carolyn Moore – The Jonestown Letters, Francie Stevens – To Catch A Thief, Nellie, Lisa – the Beginning of Spring, Pauline Pfeiffer – The Paris Wife. Radio 3: Elizabeth Bishop – As Big As Life, Alice M. Williams – Dream Astronomy. Film: Dear Saint Anthony (dir. Rob Pileckis), Someday (dir. Stephen van Vuuren)
Thao Nguyen as The Punk
Thao is an Actor/Singer who is comfortable on both the operatic and musical theatre stage. Nguyen is acclaimed by critics for his “velvety baritone and his ease and grace on stage.”
Most recently: Off Broadway- The English world premiere of Tropical Angels with Musical Theatre Factory and the Taipei Cultural Center in Taiwan. As a champion of new music in the classical world, Nguyen was delighted to be a part of the evolution of opera in this first-of-its-kind “Zoom Opera” Fortune’s Children by David Wolfson with Hartford Opera Theater. He is likewise thrilled to be invited back to rejoin the cast in its sequel, Changing Fortunes, which is now streaming on BroadwayOnDemand. Noted musical theatre roles include Bobby (COMPANY), Thuy (MISS SAIGON), and Donkey in the multi-Broadway World Award winning production of SHREK.
As an in-demand vocalist, Nguyen can frequently be seen onstage as a soloist in symphony concerts and as a guest artist in pop concerts. Also active in Film and TV, Nguyen can be seen in the indie-short Just a Body, Unmasked and the upcoming 2022 feature film NEMESIS ETERNA, directed by award winning director Stephen Van Vuuren. Nguyen is represented by The Brock Agency for Film/TV/Commercial.
A graduate of UNC School of the Arts, Nguyen is currently based in Winston Salem, NC where he maintains a private voice studio.
You can follow Thao on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @thetaoofThao and www.thaotnguyen.com for further information.
Danny Pardo as Volante
Danny, an Argentinean born whose ever expanding career started back in 2003 in United States, has been a working actor ever since. His Italian, Spaniard and Yugoslavian heritage enabled him to successfully perform many different roles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Lebanese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian and French. On TV Shows, he’s had Recurring and Series Regular roles in Colony, 24, Seal-Team, Entre Caníbales, Tales, Prison Break, The Shield, All My Children, Hacienda Heights, Escape the Night and others. On Films, he’s had Leading and Supporting roles in 7 Days to Vegas, The Legend of Cocaine Island, Nicole & OJ, Sins of the Father, Counterpunch, Palm Swings, and many more. He also has become a recognized Voiceover talent, giving life to Main and Supporting characters in Animated Films such as in Disney’s PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE. On TV Shows such as Fast & Furious Spy Racers and The Cleveland Show. On Videogames such as Jumanji, Cyberpunk, Call of Duty – Black Ops II, Grand Theft Auto 5, and many others. And voiced plenty of Radio and TV Commercials. You’ve definitely seen him on National Commercials such as Progresso Soup, Verizon, Toyota, Disneyworld, Ford F-150, Burger King, Walgreens Pharmacy, Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot, and plenty more. He’s been awarded the “Best Leading Actor” trophy for his role in “She Was” at the 2013 48 Hour Film Festival.
Greg Dorchak as Skycast
Greg was born in Virginia and grew up in Upstate New York. He started doing stand-up comedy and improv right out of high school at the age of 17 in Las Vegas, and started doing sketch comedy after co-forming an improv/sketch group in Las Vegas and then Austin, where he currently lives. He wrote, produced and directed the feature Kopy Kings in 2015, and it is now available on streaming platforms and Blu-ray. He continues to produce features, has written two children’s books based on his own kids, paints odd little whimsical works, and still loves acting for commercials, TV and film.
Sheila Duell as The Entity
Sheila, an accomplished actor, jazz vocalist, and voice-over specialist, has been seen or heard in countless commercials, jingles, and film. She is an award-winning playwright for her musical tragedy, Dorian, and has been honored by the NC Arts Council with a Fellowship for Songwriting. Nemesis Eterna marks her 20th film project working with Mr. van Vuuren.
Robyne Parrish as The Entity
Robyne is an actor/director of stage and film:
Most recently: the new musical Close, But Not Too Close with PROJECTY NYC, available to stream in 2021. Appeared virtually in the rolling world premiere of BD Wong’s The 3 Karen’s with Weathervane Theatre and OOTB NYC and as Elmire in Tartuffe with the Pittsburgh Public Theatres Playtime. In 2019/2020: Off Broadway in both The Giant Hoax with Indieworks at Theatre Row and at the Chain theatre in the WP of Chasing the River.
Off Broadway: York Theatre, The Mint, Musicals Tonight!, Sonnet Rep and the NY Music Festival. Regional: The Arden, Virginia Stage, the Pittsburgh CLO, Theatre Raleigh, NJ Rep, Sierra Rep, Virginia Stage, and the Public Theatre of Maine to name a few. An Addy award winning commercial actress; awarded best actress in the short film Vulnerability (which she co-wrote and produced) at PCIFF and starred opposite Richard Kind and Steve Guttenburg in the feature, Help Me, Help You. Currently producing/acting/writing/directing in multiple indie feature/short films/webseries (including the award-winning Peri-Street) and is a regional stage director, an acting coach with her company Parrish and Co. and a playwright.
Parrish has held position of Artistic Director at both Sonnet Repertory Theatre NYC (a company she founded in 2002) and at the Gilbert Theatre in NC. UNCSA alum BFA in theatre. Attended grad school at Point Park University. Robyne has studied all over the country and abroad, including the Royal National in London and currently at the Russian Arts Theatre in NYC. Member National Alliance of Acting Teachers. AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
More at: www.RobyneParrish.com
Gabriel Medina as Voice of HackerX
Gabriel was born on July 3rd, 1999 in Florida. Getting his start with a large improv background, he is an actor, voice actor and producer, known for Nemesis Eterna (2022).
Jason Marc Pierce as Fit Man
Jason is a filmmaker, musician, writer, actor, dog dad, bird feeder and low-key fitness nut. He lives in Greensboro, NC with his wonderful girlfriend, a couple dogs and lots of video equipment.
Heidi McIver as Whispers
Heidi, a graduate of the Directing program in the UNCSA School of Drama, works with exceptional young artists throughout the Triad, including UNCSA’s high school Drama program, of which she is also a graduate. During the school year, Heidi teaches at the Arts Based School in Winston-Salem, facilitating arts integration with the classroom curriculum, teaching drama through theatre games, instructing and choreographing stage combat, and directing the 1st- through 4th-grade original student productions. She teaches improvisation and story theatre in UNCSA’s ARCH (Artists Reaching Children in the Hospital) program and acts with the UNCSA high school Drama students in their annual Shakespeare production, as well as teaching their Arts for Social Change course, which aims to expand the definition of the arts and the artist as citizen. Heidi is a founding actor with Goodly Frame Theatre, a local company that performs classical texts as immersive, site-specific, interactive works of theatre, and has performed such roles as Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, Banquo, Edgar, and Cornwall. She is also an active member of the Shakespeare Lives! program, which allows both teachers and students to experience the works of the Bard as they were meant to be: with body, mind, and spirit.