Cody Derr grew up in a small town in western Maryland where he got his first taste of the performing arts. There, Cody played Chuck Cranston in the Community Theater's performance of “Footloose”. After high school Cody attended Shepherd University where he studied under the esteemed Ed Herendeen and an accomplished team of acting coaches. There the developing actor performed as the lead in the show "Dark Play or Stories for Boys," a role that revealed Cody's talent and hunger for method acting.
In search of more opportunity, Cody moved to NYC to pursue his passion. In New York, he sought work aggressively and landed his first union acting experience in a film directed by David Chase. He has used every role since then, both big and small, to perfect his craft.
Cody now resides in Los Angeles where he has acted in a multitude of independent films. When Cody is not in front of the camera, he spends time exercising his musical and vocal talents.
Benedict Mazurek is a Kansas native, currently living and performing in Los Angeles. Following graduation, Benedict was accepted to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, where he studied acting for film and television. During his time in New York City he participated on many New York University student films and was in "Phases" an off-off broadway show that was featured at the Thespis Theater Festival.
Benedict just wrapped on western feature film titled "West and the Ruthless," (http://www.westandtheruthless.com.) The film was shot in ten days and at the Old Tucson Movie Studios. Benedict was also featured in a national commercial spot for GoToMeeting, (https://youtu.be/uhqO_KnAAlE.) Currently Benedict is working with a Wild West group touring the country, performing Wild West acts with guns, ropes, whips, and fights.
He hopes that everyone enjoys "1/2 Nelson," and gains a different perspective in regards to depression. This issue can be overcome with the right people surrounding you and unconditional love. Love All.
Kaitlyn was born in Virginia, raised early childhood in Texas, and finished school in Oklahoma. Upon graduating, Kaitlyn moved back to the East Coast and became an international fashion model. After numerous years traveling the world and working in the industry, Kaitlyn found her true passion and completed the two-year acting conservatory at the prestigious Maggie Flanigan Studio. There she became a Meisner trained actor and, following school, moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2015 to pursue acting, tv hosting and modeling. Kaitlyn is currently training at UCB for Improv and with Victor Villar-Hauser for advanced scene studies.
“If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is” –Charles Bukowski
Akaash Yadav grew up in the East Bay Area in Northern California. At a young age, he showed an affinity for the performing arts and began dancing competitively, winning dance competitions all over the country. In high school, his passion evolved when he discovered theater. Akaash eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion in film acting. His work has ranged from television and web series to producing his own comedy sketches. Along with acting and dancing, he performs stand up comedy in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Akaash's professional endeavors lie in the tech and food service/hospitality industries. But when he's not acting or dancing, he likes to travel across the world.
Ross Bridgeman is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, and award-winning arranger, collaborating with artists around Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York City. He currently is the music director for Rayvon Owen (American Idol 14), playing piano and touring. He has also performed in regional theaters around the country, most recently singing the music of Frank Sinatra in the musical My Way up in Fort Peck, MT. Whenever he's not working, Ross loves the outdoors, camping and backpacking through national parks and forests whenever possible.