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Film is currently in Pre-Production in Santa Cruz, CA.
director / writer / producer
Drew Adams is a filmmaker, photographer, and composer from Santa Cruz, CA.
A musician from an early age, Adams spent his youth playing guitar and bass in rock bands, studying classical cello and composition, playing in the Cabrillo College Orchestra, and studying gamelan music with Lou Harrison. He then spent 12 years performing, touring, and recording albums with ensemble Zdrastvootie, which has 5 full length albums on the Holy Mountain and American Grizzly labels. In 2009 he shifted his focus to filmmaking, learning the craft firsthand by working on sets with the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon and making his own personal, non-narrative Super 8 and 16mm shorts. In 2012, Adams co-wrote and directed his first feature film, The Cedars, a neorealistic snapshot of Central Californian working class life, which was shown as an official selection at the Manhattan Film Festival and the Santa Cruz Film Festival in 2014. In late 2014, Adams moved to New York to study at The New School and embark on writing his next feature film, “No Volveré,” which is now in pre-production in Santa Cruz, CA.
Alex Coco is an LA based filmmaker. In May 2016, he graduated from USC’s Graduate Film program, where he was nominated for a Kodak Student Film Award. Currently, he is working as the assistant to Sean Baker (dir. Tangerine, Starlet). This past Summer, he worked closely with Baker on his latest film, The Florida Project, starring Willem Dafoe. While that movie finishes in post, he has turned his sights toward other indie features such as No Volveré.
director of photography
Having received his BA in Cinematography in 2011, Daniel went on to photograph his first feature project, The Cedars with Drew Adams the following year. As an avid skateboarder since his early years, Daniel began to experiment with celluloid in the early 2000’s in an attempt to document the lifestyle, and has since grown to develop a deep appreciation for the tenants of Cinema Verite. Driven by an endless search for the fleeting decisive moments that make life sublime, Daniel seeks to make relatable the stories that make up our collective human parable by lending a transparent, motivated, and at times impulsive style of cinematography to No Volveré. In the time since shooting The Cedars, Daniel has photographed half a dozen commercials for clients including Pepsi, Mizuno, and Nescafe, a couple short films, an ABCd online series, as well as his second feature film.
lead actor, "Yahel Ramos."
Yahel makes his feature film debut in a lead role with No Volveré.
Scott Brazieal has been composing and performing various genres of experimental music for over 35 years, having been a central part of numerous recordings on such labels as Cuneiform Records and Recommended Records. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying composition with John Adams, among others. A veteran of several European tours with his own rock group, Cartoon, and later with the acclaimed avant-rock band, 5uu's, he has since settled down these past years finishing a solo album, "Songs from the Empire" and writing the film score, (and co-wrote the screenplay) for the independent film, "The Cedars". He is also an ardent baseball fan.
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Autumn Antal began her career in radio broadcasting while still a teenager. She then expanded her reach into television, film and advertising while also supporting many non-profit corporations with media guidance.
She has traveled the world and consults as a creative director, copywriter, voiceover talent and business expert in cultural nuance. Autumn has received several awards honoring both her professional work and volunteerism.
Playing the role of "Joel."
Comedian Chris Cope is a Florida transplant living in Los Angeles, La’s been great to Chris thus far, In his short time in town, Chris has appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Laughs on Fox , Tosh.0 and “Grey’s Anatomy”. His Southern Charm isn’t limited to stage and screen, He has just released his first first full length comedy album, “White Trash Super Computer”, debuted in the Top 10 on Amazon.com and Top 25 on Itunes. Check Chris out on Pandora and Spotify or Headlining Comedy Clubs All Over The United States.
Chris also won the prestigious 2015 Big Sky Comedy Festival and recently appeared as a Judge on “Cooking On High” On Warner Bros Digital and TOSH.0.
Playing the role of "Debby."
As an actor, writer, director and producer, talent manager, Constance guides actors in all facets of the Entertainment Business. She manages actors and writers, coaches and media trains a very select clientele. From feature films to series regulars, her list of her actors’ credits are long. In 2017, one of her actors won the SAG Award for “Best Ensemble” and had two films up for Academy Awards. Some of her clients credits include “Fences” directed by Denzel Washington,” “Hidden Figures,” “Goliath,” “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History,” “American Horror Story.” “Roots,” “My Friend Dahmer,” “Game Shakers,” “Scandal,” “NCIS,” “Law & Order,” “Hunger Games,” “Better Living Through Chemistry” with Sam Rockwell, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Sex Tape,” “Modern Family,” “The Middle,” “Hangover,” “Supernatural,” “Empire,” and Marvel’s “Agents of Shield.”
She is the CEO of the renown Sterling Studio. And a top pick for private coaching’s from auditions to character and script preparation for booked jobs.
Playing the role of "The Passenger."
John O'Connell is an actor who graced the silver screen many times throughout his Hollywood career. He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-1993). He additionally landed roles in the TV movies "Street Killing" (ABC, 1976-77) and "The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal" (NBC, 1978-79). Following that project, O'Connell worked on the television programs "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994) and "Married... With Children" (Fox, 1986-1997). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in "Problem Child" (1990) with John Ritter. O'Connell had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties and the early 2000s, including "Return to Paradise" with Vince Vaughn (1998), "100 Centre Street" (A&E Network, 2000-02) and "102 Dalmatians" (2000) starring Glenn Close. His credits also expanded to "Just Visiting" with Jean Reno (2001) and the Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight smash hit "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001). Most recently, O'Connell acted in the comedy adaptation "Shall We Dance?" (2004) with Richard Gere.
Playing the role of "Julia"
Monica Bhatnagar is a Los Angeles- based actor and filmmaker. She has worked on commercials for Lumosity, Honda, and Red Laser, and her sci-fi short film “Manikin”, which she wrote, and acted in premiered at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival in March of 2016. Monica regularly acts in sketches for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She also creates her own comedic sketches, including her latest, “Mediocre White Man Confidence...It’s a hell of a drug”. Follow her on: Twitter: @bhatmon, and Facebook: @ActingMonica
DON JUAN HURTS
Playing the role of "Sam"
Don Juan is ten years old, is new to acting and is excited to be selected to play Sam in No Volveré.
Playing he role of "AA Woman"
Cheryl Hurts began performing improv and vocalizing as a teen in San Francisco. After raising children she finds time opening up for her as she creates comedy sketches for stand-up and time to pursue her long love of acting.
Playing the role of "Maggie"
Carole English in the last ten years has performed as a vocalist with Senior Musical Review troupes in Santa Cruz. She has created a character called "The Grantor of Wishes", and on stage has imitated Lucille Ball in our comedy skit: "Vitamitavegamin". She practiced Hypnotherapy professionally and is happy to take on the role of Maggie a reiki practioner.