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Sophie -- Lea Davis
Lea Davis is a brilliant actress who stepped in at the zero hour to play our lead character Sophie. She was absolutely brilliant and truly brought the character of Sophie to life. We were truly lucky to find Lea so late in the game and we are eternally grateful to her. You can check out Lea's IMDB page here.
Amy -- Victoria Baccini
Victoria is an actress based out of Philadelphia. She has a true love for the art of acting as evidenced by her lead roles in several theater productions. She has worked with Emily and Ron before and jumped at the opportunity to do so again. Emily DiPrimio says, "Victoria is one of the most talented and reliable people I have ever met. She is always prepared and a lot of fun to work with." Check out Victoria's IMDB page here.
Penny -- Sasha Gardee
Sasha absolutely stole our hearts during her audition and we knew the moment she left the audition room that she was going to play a role in CARVER. It was soon after that we knew we had our child lead. Emily DiPrimio says, "Sasha is everything we envisioned for the role of Penny. She is amazingly talented and possesses an emotional depth that you don't normally find in someone so young." Check out Sasha's IMDB page here.
Shawn -- Mark Ryan Anderson
When we first saw Mark audition we knew immediately that we had someone special. Besides his amazing acting ability, Mark seemed to fit in immediately with everyone who was on hand at the audition. It was as if we knew him forever. Emily DiPrimio says, "One of the main reasons I wanted to cast Mark was because of his amazing hair...oh and he can act as well." Check out Mark's IMDB page here. You can also check out Mark's website at www.markryananderson.com.
Silas -- Hays Wellford
Hays Wellford wowed us with his audition and we knew immediately that we had found our Silas. His talent and experience are a rarity in someone so young. Emily DiPrimio says, "Casting the right person for the role of Silas was vital to the film. We needed to find someone who could handle the emotional complexity that the character possessed. We were truly lucky to find Hays." Check out Hays' IMDB page here.
Dustin -- Alex Tordi
Alex Tordi completely won us over with has acting ability and his dancing ability. We needed someone who was naturally funny and able to let themselves go when we asked them to dance for us. Trust me, you will enjoy it when you see it in the film. Emily DiPrimio says, "Casting Dustin was crucial to the film. We needed someone who could be a bit goofy and confident at the same time. While writing the screenplay Dustin became my favorite character and we needed to find the perfect person to play him. We succeeded by hiring Alex!" Check out Alex's IMDB page here.
Rodney -- Adrian Arthur
Adrian Arthur is an superbly talented actor who impressed us with his initial audition. Emily DiPrimio says, "Adrian initially read for another character during his first audition. While he was there we asked him to read for Rodney. Adrian completely blew us away with his read. It was without a doubt the best cold read we had ever seen. I was extremely happy when he accepted the role." Check out Adrian's IMDB page here.
Chloe -- Emily Elizabeth Czerniakowski
Emily Elizabeth is a versatile actress out of Philadelphia who really brought the role of Chloe to life during her audition. Emily DiPrimio says, "We had an instant connection to Emily. She was exactly what we were looking for. She really impressed us with her preparedness and professionalism. We couldn't be more pleased to have her on our cast." Check out Emily's IMDB page here.
Young Chloe -- Grace Kubus
Grace Kubus is an amazingly talented young actress out of Pennsylvania who really lights up the room when she is present. Emily DiPrimio says, "Grace impressed us with her first audition and we knew we had to work with her. Grace blew us away at our first table read and that immediately sent me back to the script to figure out a way to give her more lines. I was amazed by how someone so young could be so well prepared and professional."
Dean -- Brian Colin Foley
Brian is the type of person you immediately like when you meet him. Brian is a fantastic actor who brings a wealth of experience to the cast. Emily DiPrimio says, "Brian was very impressive during the audition process. He is naturally funny and has fantastic comedic timing. Two things that will help bring the character of Dean to life."
Josh -- David Armanino
David is a very strong dramatic actor who possesses a quiet intensity. Emily DiPrimio says, "David had a really strong audition and what we liked about him was the fact he could be vulnerable and yet be forceful when needed. He understood the character immediately and took direction very well."
Young Shawn -- Robert Casey Williams
Robert is amazingly talented for someone so young. We searched a long time, looking for the right fit for Young Shawn and we couldn't be happier that we cast Robert in this vital role. Emily DiPrimio says, "Robert really impressed us during his audition. He did a cold read for Shawn and immediately memorized the lines and was able to capture the nuance of the character. He took direction extremely well and was very likable. Hard to imagine he is going to play a bully."
Wendall -- Mark Collmer
Mark Collmer is a very accomplished actor who brings a wealth of experience to our cast. Emily DiPrimio says, "We knew going in to casting that we needed to find the perfect person for the role of Wendall. It was pivotal that we found someone who could go from a kindly, gentle man to a sadistic, evil SOB."
Sheriff Riffle -- Reggie Williams
Reggie Williams is a former NJ State Trooper turned actor who was brought to us by Weist-Barron-Ryan of Atlantic City. He brings strength and believability to the role of Sheriff Riffle. Emily DiPrimio says, "Reggie blew us away with his cold read. I was most impressed with how he improved with each reading. His confidence, presence, and talent are going to bring Sheriff Riffle to life and make Carver an even stronger film."
Young Amy -- Madison Baumgardner
Madison is an extremely talented young actress who was a perfect match to play the role of young Amy. Emily DiPrimio says, "Madison is too adorable for words. Her video audition was very funny and it really displayed her talent. I can not wait to work with her."
Young Josh -- JD Triolo
JD is a very talented young actor who really impressed us with his video audition. Emily DiPrimio says, "I immediately liked JD and knew I had to find a spot for him in Carver. I was very happy when he agreed to join the cast as Young Josh. I can't wait to film with him.
Janine -- Sarah DiPrimio
Sarah is an amazing actress and we are lucky enough to have been working with Sarah since 2008 during our first production. She brings energy, talent, and believability to any role she plays. Emily DiPrimio says, "I have known Sarah for seven years and I have had the privilege of watching her grow as an actress. I have appeared in films with Sarah but this is the first time I get to direct her and I couldn't be more excited."
Young Dustin -- Tyler Hentz
Tyler is a very talented, up and coming young actor. We really enjoyed his audition tape and knew we had to have him in Carver. Emily DiPrimio says, "The role of Dustin is very near and dear to me. I will admit he is my favorite character in the story and that is why I was so picky when casting the older version of Dustin. Believe me when I tell you I was just as picky when it came to the younger version of Dustin and Tyler fit the role perfectly."
Coach Manson -- Buddy Blankenship
Buddy is a very hard working person who has assisted us in all of our previous productions either in front of our behind the camera. He is a very talented person and one of our closest friends and we are happy to be working with him again. Emily DiPrimio says, "I have known Buddy most of my life as well as his wife Christina. They have always been there for me and my dad no matter the circumstance. I am so happy I get to direct Buddy...what I mean is I am happy to boss him around!"