Born in Galway, Ireland, Jonathan Laffey immediately found a desire to act in local school and theater group productions. In 2005, he moved to New York, and after spending a number of years in editorial photography became involved in film production. It was while Laffey worked on various projects that his desire to continue acting reignited. He moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to further pursue acting. While in Los Angeles he studied with Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West–a traditional Meisner approach–developing and producing small stage works. Over the next few years he would spend time in London, Athens, and New York involved in small theater groups before returning to New York and intensively studying with Sheila Grey, a highly regarded method actor. In November 2015, Laffey returned to Los Angeles to continue to pursue more traditional film work.
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Marion Le Coguic is an actress, known for "Advice" (2012), "Last Train to Brooklyn" (2014), and "Living in Exile" (2014). In addition to acting, Le Coguic has become very interested in sexual health and rights education, and environmental health. She is currently seeking ways to better educate herself in those subjects, to combine them with theater and filmmaking. Her goal is to do her part in making this world a kinder place by sharing important information and positive messages that she hopes will in turn educate and empower others. Le Coguic studied theater arts and acting at Boston University.
Cara Loften grew up in small town Minnesota, where she and her brother played make-believe daily. A life-altering experience, at the age of five, allowed her to realize that acting was her best career path and her 30-year plan was born. After high school, she set it all in motion, moving to New York City via a one-year stint in France, and worked the proper actor survival jobs before attending The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her training focused heavily on dialects, classical theater, and post-modern Icelandic mime-theory. She has since studied with SITI Company and Teatro Punto, and is now a student of acting coach Wynn Handman. She is co-founder of startup SquidInk Productions and over the years has had the honor of performing in a variety of projects ranging from theater to film to television.
Ariella Mastroianni is an actress living in New York City by way of New Jersey. She was born in Ontario, Canada. In addition to acting, Mastr oianni co-founded the online entertainment magazine NKD MAG, and currently works as the head designer for PERJUS, an online art and photography magazine. Mastroianni studied journalism, philosophy, and graphic design at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. She is most recently in "Sixty Days," a play at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City.
Austin Mitchell is an actor and audio producer. He can be seen as a lead in the indie features "Before," "Struck," and "Consumers," and has shot on dozens of shorts and commercials. His favorite stage productions in New York City include "Electra in a One-Piece" (Wild Project), "Intimacy Idiot" (Ars Nova), and "Rum For Sale" (Signature Theatre's Ford Studio). Mitchell is currently producing Profiles:NYC, a daily podcast about the people of New York City.
Zachary Mooren is a Los Angeles-based actor who can be seen on the upcoming, second season of NBC's "Aquarius." He is also featured in the upcoming film "Trust (and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves to Sleep at Night)." Mooren has many commercial credits, including director David Fincher's Gap campaign. He is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatics Arts and is currently a member of Academy Award-winning writer/director Bobby Moresco's Actor's Gym. "AUDITION" marks Mooren's first screen performance.
Andi Potamkin is an entrepreneur, cultural tastemaker, and independent curator based in New York City. Potamkin grew up in Miami, Florida, and inherited a love of the arts from her father, Alan Potamkin, who is an avid and established collector of ancient art. In 2007, she graduated magna cum laude from New York University Tisch School of the Arts where she studied theater, philosophy, and mythology. Potamkin's natural poise and public speaking talent translated into successful performances in several New York theater productions including the "The Soap Myth" at the Black Box Theatre in 2012, for which she received critical acclaim in "The New York Times." In addition to her acting prowess, Potamkin proved her business savvy when she founded Adam & Cole Productions and began producing independent theater downtown. Inspired by her changing interests, Potamkin co-founded Three Squares Studio in 2009. Part hair salon, part art gallery, Three Squares Studio has drawn high-profile clients like Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Macklemore, and Irina Shayk.
Sam Quartin is an actress and musician from New York City, currently residing in Los Angeles. Since wrapping "AUDITION," Quartin has been cast as the lead in several feature films that will be released in 2016. In her most recent film, "Let Me Make You a Martyr," she stars opposite Marilyn Manson and "Sons of Anarchy"'s Mark Boone Junior and Niko Nicotera. Quartin also stars opposite cult-favorite Crispin Glover and Connie Stevens in the 2016 upcoming film "By the Rivers of Babylon." She can also be seen in upcoming independent features "NY84," "Stale Ramen," and "Aimy in a Cage."
"AUDITION" is Chris Viemeister's second feature. He has also appeared on screen bearing a six-foot wingspan as the best-short-winning "Icarus" in the 2015 Sparrow Film Competition, and starred as Eric in the acclaimed feature "Bridge and Tunnel," which he also co-produced. Viemeister has most recently appeared on stage in Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" as the wisecracking Carter. He has trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the J ohns Hopkins Theater Department under the great John Astin. Jon Stewart and Sienna Miller have described Viemeister as the love child of Sean Penn and Bradley Cooper, an accolade he strives to live up to every day.
Raised in Brooklyn, he has been working professionally in theatre and film for the past nine years. A graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade, in 2011 Peter and two of his fellow UCB graduates started a sketch comedy group called Serious Weasel, in which Peter writes, performs, and produces. Peter can also be seen in such feature films as “Freakonomics,” directed by Morgan Spurlock. In his most recent theater work, Peter starred in an original new play called “In Real Time,” which premiered at the Provincetown Playhouse last year. Before that, Peter received critical acclaim for his portrayal of former president George W. Bush, in the off-Broadway comedy “George and Laura Bush Perform…Our Favorite Sitcom Episodes.” Peter also recently completed his second full-length play, entitled “When I Was Older.”