CAST

LISA WILLIFORD

ANDREA

Lisa Williford began working in the film/modeling industry in Tokyo upon graduating high school. After living in Japan for 9 years, she moved to California in March of 2019. She decided to continue the same path of pursuing the expressive arts after completing her bachelor’s degree in computer science. She then signed with Marla Dell Talent a couple of months after and thus far has booked 4 short films and one feature film working alongside Raymond J. Barry.  Lisa values creativity in all forms, and when she is not performing she is out throwing ceramic planters, taking photographs, or building a treehouse. Bringing complex characters like Andrea from script to screen will be a cultivating experience for Lisa to express the many layers this character will unravel throughout the film.

TODD RISBY

JOHN R. GACY

Todd has a modest, yet prolific, film and television acting portfolio. While in the Bay Area, Todd's film work, has included work as a Stand-In, for Sidney Poitier, in the film Sneakers. He also portrayed a ticketing police officer in the film Nine Months, with Julianne Moore and Hugh Grant. Last year, Todd co-starred as the gun slinging Clabe Sutton, in the western Rouges of Flat Oak. Todd has recently played the role of art instructor, Sam Franklin, in the film The Blind Artist. Todd's television work has included work as a detective and doctor, in the television series Chance and step-father Robert, in the reenactment series Wives with Knives. Todd also played the role of Kingsley, in the Web Series entitled Kingsley. Todd has just recently finished portraying the role of The Seller, in the Pureflix television series called the Wanderer. 

KAREN HERNANDEZ

ZOEY

Karen Hernandez found her passion for acting during her late teenage years. She went off to Los Medanos College of California and finished her major in Communication with a minor in Performing Arts at Saint Mary’s College of California. During those times she preformed in the plays The Underpants by Carl Sternheim as Louise, Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca as The Moon, and The Good Person of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht in which she played a female (Shen Te) disguised as a male (Shui Ta). Her performance as Louise and Shen Te/Shui Ta led her to be twice nominated to compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Shortly after graduation, Karen explored the option of studying at various colleges around the country to receive her masters. Although she received offers from 18 different colleges, she took the gamble and decided her journey as a professional actor would begin in the Bay Area. In the last two years, Karen has broadened her experience and talents. She has experience modeling for The Original Comfy (as seen on Shark Tank); print work for companies like One Hope Winery located in Napa; various commercial work for companies such as Samsung, Yahoo!, Cisco, and Curology; and she has even gotten her hands-on background work in 13 Reasons Why, Antman, and Venom. Karen is currently represented by Marla Dell Talent. 

ADDI AJMANI

LILLY

I’m inspired by just about everything. when I’m inspired, I write, take photos, record random clips that look cool to me, act out scenes, dance, come up with stories, play dress-up, paint, and create whatever is on my mind. my biggest passion lies with the art of storytelling and telling those stories through the medium of film. I want to tell stories that are inclusive of all people and I want to tell them in their most raw and honest form. I want to make people see things from various perspectives and inform them about diverse subjects. I want people to think, understand, feel, and be influenced to do more for themselves and their communities. through my transparency, I hope to enlighten, inspire, and help people draw out creativity in their own lives no matter what area it is in.

CHAMPAGNE HUGHES

TV NEWS ANCHOR

Champagne Hughes is an Artivist, Actor, Producer and international DJ.

A Theater Arts graduate from SJSU, her mission is to develop her craft and foster programs that construct supportive working environments for art/creative administrators of color. Previous onstage work includes The Human Ounce at Central Works Theater; Othello and Macbeth at African American Shakespeare Company; Clybourne Park at Altarena Theater; Down Here Below and Romeo and Juliet at Ubuntu Theater. Champagne also held management roles for The Flight Deck in Oakland, CA; American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater and Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco, CA.

MANSUR ZAHIR

DETECTIVE

Mansur "Manny" Zahir plays the role of Detective in this production.

Mansur is a San Francisco born native, he is the host of a "Mansur Zahir Real Estate TV" on YouTube, over the years he has performed various roles on stage and on-camera such as playing an imam for Dominican University's Nursing program in Marin, appearances in advertisements for Zip Realty Inc. and Coldwell Banker, and also filmed a commercial for a tech company earlier this month. He is currently auditioning for plays and theater roles in San Francisco and is always open to roles that challenge his abilities or are an opportunity to do something new! When he is not pursuing his passion for acting and performing he spends his free time writing poetry and recording as a rap artist. He loves escaping out to Lake Tahoe with his Siberian Husky for hiking and snowboarding.