written and directed by Cameron Bruce Nelson
Frank Mosley (“SAL”) is represented by Linda McAlister Talent and has appeared in Clay Lifordʼs WUSS (SXSW, AFI Audience Award), James M. Johnstonʼs KNIFE (Sarasota, SXSW), and Eric Steeleʼs CORK’S CATTLEBARON alongside Robert Longstreet. He received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the AOF Film Festival for his role in Justin D. Hilliardʼs THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE, which played over 30 U.S. festivals. Of his acting, VARIETY says he performs with “a potent dose of sexual schuztpah” and the popular film blog HAMMER TO NAIL notes he “underplays perfectly.”
Lindsay Burdge (“ANNA”) starred in the Hannah Fidell film, A TEACHER, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and also screened at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Lindsay’s performance was highlighted by both IndieWire and Verge Magazine as one of “10 Actors to Watch in Park City.” Most recently, Lindsay appears in Karyn’s Kusama’s THE INVITATION opposite Logan Marshall Green, Michiel Huisman and Tammy Blanchard, as well as 6 YEARS for Hannah Fidell and Mark Duplass. Both films premiered at SXSW 2015. Other work include recently uncovered 2010 SUPER SLEUTHS, with Kate Lyn Sheil, and Sarah Adina Smith's fest-winner THE MIDNIGHT SWIM. Lindsay has also worked on the other side of the camera as a producer and casting director on festival favorites such as GIMME THE LOOT and LILY.
Heather Kafka (“RENE”) is an Austin, TX, native who has a long list of credits including commercials and independent feature films as well as roles in mainstream pictures including THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, WHERE THE HEART IS, and IDIOCRACY. She's also appeared on numerous TV shows, including ER, NIGHT STALKER, CSI, and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Her recent independent film work includes roles in the Zellner Brothers’ KID THING, Clay Liford’s WUSS (AFI Audience Award), Spencer Parson’s SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE, and as “Diana” in LOVERS OF HATE, co-starring Chris Doubek and Alex Karpovsky, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC FILMS.
Cameron Bruce Nelson (writer/director) is a 2014 IFP Narrative Lab Fellow who has written and directed several short films that have screened widely on the U.S. festival circuit. His first feature, SOME BEASTS was one of five features selected for U.S. in Progress-Wroclaw and was a recipient of an Austin Film Society post-production grant. He serves as the technical director at the Lone Star Film Festival and as an assistant programmer for Videofest. He lives in Dallas, TX.
Courtney Ware (producer) has produced three features including SOME BEASTS. As a director, her first short film directorial work, RASPBERRY JAM (2012), won the Jury Award at for the Women in Film Dallas Festival and was part of Women in Film and Television International Showcase, featured in over 40 national and international locations. Owner of Aware Films since 2011, Courtney graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Radio, Television and Film.
Ashley Maynor (producer) is a Tennessee-based filmmaker whose work as producer includes SOMETHING, ANYTHING (a New York Times Critic's Pick) and QUICK FEET, SOFT HANDS (shown nationally on PBS), both written and directed by Paul Harrill. She is a past recipient of the Sundance Institute's Sheila C. Johnson Creative Producing Fellowship and her work has also been supported by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the Austin Film Society, and the Southern Humanities Media Fund. She is co-founder of Self-Reliant Film, a company that supports regional, DIY, and personal filmmaking.
HutcH (director of photography) is a Dallas, TX, native who has been working on independent films as a DP, camera operator, editor, colorist, and director for the past ten years. He has camera operated on such films as Mye Hoang's VIETTE, Clay Liford's EARTHLING and David Lowery's "Pioneer", which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won Best Narrative Short at SXSW. Recent productions include THE ROMANCE OF LONELINESS featuring Kentucker Audley, James M Johnston's short Gothic revenge tale "Knife" (SXSW 2012), and PIT STOP (Sundance 2013) by Yen Tan.