TESSA FARRELL (Diamond) Tessa Farrell was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and raised in the filmmaker’s lair of Austin, Texas. Her vibrant personality and beauty is an ode to the mix and pride of her Irish, Italian, Cherokee and German ancestry. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio,Television & Film from the University of Texas wherefore her focus was writing, producing, directing and editing film, hence, creating her first film- a noted short titled “Best Friends”. While continuing her studies in Texas, she was discovered by casting for Tony Parker’s hip hop music video “Balance Toi” which she was cast and featured. Shortly after, Tessa headed for Hollywood and is currently on the frontlines of success and notoriety for her work in television, film and print as she continues to study various acting techniques with noted acting teachers, and Warner Loughlin Studios in particular for the past couple of years, warranting audition request from noted film and television projects- independent and network. She also continues to hone her skills as a producer as a producer on “Diamond” as well as starring in the lead of such a demanding role. She continues to write and has recently completed writing her first feature screenplay "Power of the Mind" which is currently in pre-production as she is set to co-direct and star in the very complex lead of “Lauren Temple” under the banner of her own company Vital Spark Productions. Tessa is best known for her recurring appearance as a supermodel on the hit HBO show "Entourage", and playing "Eve" in Gearmark's new super hero film "The First Born." Her other professional credits include many major national commercials for Dish Network, Dodge, Allegra D, and many more. She can also be seen co-starring in the indie films “Dead Cruelty”, and “Death in the Abstract”. Her special skills include Dancing, Martial Arts, Soccer.
LINDSEY GINTER (Senator Granger) Lindsey Ginter as a member of the late Circle Rep in NYC, created the roles of Emmet Young and Buddy Talley in Lanford Wilson’s “A Tale Told, Talley and Sons” and was in the Broadway production of Wilson’s “Fifth of July”. At Pacific Resident Theatre, he has recently been seen in “Sarah’s War”, “Rachel Ray” and “Skylight”. At Circle West he appeared in John Bishop’s “Confluence”, and “Legacies” at the Matrix Theater, and performed Arthur Miller’s “The Man Who Had All the Luck” with the Antaeus Company at the Ivy Substation. At A Noise Within in Pasadena, California, he was Pa Joad in the “Grapes of Wrath”. Lindsey’s film credits include co-starring opposite Bruce Willis in “Mercury Rising”, Eddie Murphy in “Beverly Hills Cop 3”, “Transformers 3”, “ARGO” and the to be released “Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?”. His television credits include guest starring on “Shameless”, “Criminal Minds”, “Rizzoli and Isles”, “JAG”, “X-Files”, “Without a Trace” and as Kate’s father in “LOST”.
ANNA LE CLAIRE (Officer Foxy/Lady Fox) After practicing law for a number of years at Wall Street law firms, Anna Le Claire decided to follow her lifelong passion and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Anna has worked in film, television and theater. She has trained at a number of top acting studios, including, most recently, Diana Castle’s The Imagined Life. Anna is also a writer and producer. She recently wrote, produced and starred in Little Angels, a short film currently being submitted to film festivals. Anna currently resides in Los Angeles.
ELIZABETH YODER (Mommy) Elizabeth Yoder was Born and raised in Indiana on her German/Swiss 1800’s family homestead via an ancestry that hails from both the Amish and Mennonite lineage and lived in a community where television and radio was taboo. She gradually became aware of a mysterious progressive world outside her strict upbringing and mustered the courage to follow her inner calling early as a model, placing runner-up in the print modeling division at the International Modeling and Talent Association's yearly convention. Soon, she found herself working alongside notable producers and actors as well as some of the top figures from sports, fashion and music. Her tenure on the exclusive Sebastian/Trucco International Makeup Team brought her to Los Angeles where she began studying film and acting at the famed Playhouse West. Here, she found her artistic family and developed core skills for the stage and screen. As a long-standing Alumna, in between roles she continues to benefit from the tutelage of James Franco, Jeff Goldblum and Robert Carnegie. She co-executive produced and starred in the original short film “The Long Wait” written and directed by multi-award winner Wolfgang Bodison. The film has drawn numerous accolades and awards from festivals, including "Best Actress" at the Jersey Shore Shorts Film Festival, “Best Actor” at the 8th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival and the Ribaut Award for "Best Short Film", and “Best Director” at the 18th Annual Playhouse West Film Festival and Yoder was nominated again for “Best Actress” alongside screen icon Shirley MacLaine at the Hill Country Film Festival. “The Long Wait” is the latest in Elizabeth’s large body of work, which includes more than 80 credits as actor, writer, director and executive producer. Additionally, Elizabeth devotes time as Founder of Elevating Hope, a charity organization that is dedicated to the support and empowerment of those whose emotional lives have been shattered by the death of someone close.
TY GRANDERSON JONES (Razor) Ty Granderson Jones, proud of his Creole and Cuban heritage, is a protégé of the late iconic theatre director, Alan Schneider, and a former student of the late Lee Strasberg. He has a BA in Theatre from FSU and FAMU as a co-op student, and an MFA in Acting from UCSD, one of the top acting programs in the world. His acting film credits include the Touchstone classic action film “Con Air”, co-starring in the #1 box office rap cult classic “CB4” from Universal Pictures, Oliver Stone's Oscar nominated “Salvador”, guest starring/recurring as Cue Ball Rodriguez on the critically acclaimed series “ER” on NBC, the Golden Globe nominated “Everybody Hates Chris”, and starring as the villainous Max Rice in the urban cult classic indie Tapped Out from Madonna’s Maverick Entertainment, and “Window of Opportunity”- the underground political thriller from Producer, The Doors’ John Densmore . His theatre credits includes the hit, award winning play “Rounds”, Niggaz with Attitudes and Big Gunz” (earning him a 2000 ADA Award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama), the Los Angeles premiere of Buffalo Soldier (earning him a NAACP Theatre Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), from Broadway-- the LA premiere of August Wilson's “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”, the West coast premiere of “Balm in Gilead”, the 20th Anniversary of the Negro Ensemble Company classic, “Ceremonies in Dark Old Men”, and “The School for Scandal” at the Tony Award winning South Coast Repertory. He is an acclaimed acting coach and has taught Acting for the Camera, and Technique at New York Film Academy and he has conducted workshops around the country. Ty is also a noted poet and has performed his original works featuring John Densmore of “The Doors” on drums. As an accomplished screenwriter via his company Creole Celina Entertainment (, Ty co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the award winning film “Napoleonic” which had its debut at Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. “Napoleonic” was also an official selection at the Action on Film International Film Festival 2013 garnishing nominations for Best Film, and for Ty-- Best Actor. His first directorial film assignment, “Tale of Two Dragons”, which he co-wrote and produced was also an official selection. He is also currently developing his edgy, off-beat full-length action thriller “The Cool and Creepy” (a finalist in the Sundance Feature Film Program), as well as the feature development of his latest short project “Diamond”. He is an accomplished Muay Thai Fighter, and Cowboy. Ty is a testament to his journey of redemption, overcoming the mean streets of Tampa Bay, Florida and incarceration and moving on to believe and achieve, make his dream real in Show Business as an accomplished professional and teacher.
BILLY R. SMITH (Bolt) Billy R. Smith is an American Martial Artist, Actor, Stuntman, Recording Artist and Dancer who is best known for his work on “Lincoln”, “Dark Melody” and “Truly Blessed”. Billy was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. His father, a Law Enforcement Officer, was the first to teach him about the fighting arts, starting with the pugilistic sport of boxing, as his father had been a Golden Gloves contender. He father also introduced him to the Martial Arts phenom Bruce Lee via the cult classic television show "The Green Hornet" and hence Billy’s love for Martial Arts was born and started his official training in Martial Arts in 1975 at the age of 7 and would eventually meet Grandmaster Li Jian Bo of Hong Kong who took a special interest in young Billy, accepting him as his last closed-door disciple in the art of Northern Shaolin White Dragon Kung Fu. In the fall of 1991, Hollywood called and Billy moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in entertainment as a recording artist and dancer, which lead to becoming a stunt performer, fight choreographer, stunt coordinator, and actor. Over the years Billy has worked with noted filmmakers such as Tom Desanto, Justin Lin, and Steven Spielberg. He has amassed numerous projects, awards, honors and continues to teach Martial Arts to Law Enforcement, Military, and Hollywood Celebrities. Other film and television credits include “The Martial Arts Kid”, “The Chemist”, “Viral”, TNT’s “The Last Ship”, and recurring on the upcoming television series “Sangre Negra/Bad Blood” starring alongside Erik Estrada, Eric Roberts, and Robert Miano as the no-nonsense “Isaiah Rollings”-- enforcer and best friend of the infamous “Ricky Santos” played by Antonio McKay
DANICA METZGER (Little Diamond) Danica Metzger is a young 6 year old from Denver, Colorado who decided when she was four that she wanted to be a professional actress and has not looked back. She’s young, but a very passionate actress. She loves acting and devotes many hours each week to acting, singing and dancing lessons. She is always ready, and excited when casting directors call for auditions. Danica has done several local commercials, but is quickly being recognized for her acting skills. Danica’s first films were student films, which were a great way to learn what it took to be an actress, and they also solidified in Danica’s heart that she wants to be a great actress. Danica has built a small following through a cult film called “Kruger: A Slasher from Elm Street” in which Danica played Freddy Krueger’s daughter, Katherine. Danica has also starred in several short films, and has two projects by Hallmark Spiritclips in post-production, “Donor” and “Second Chances”. After moving to Hollywood just over a couple years ago, she has had a whirl wind introduction into the industry. So far she had met every challenge! When asked, Danica will always answer that she wants to be an actress, but when asked who her favorite actress is, be ready….the list is long!
ERICK WILSON (Sawed-Off) Erick Wilson was most recently seen in "The Talk" documentary film on relationships as well as various underwear modeling for print. Born in New Jersey, Erick attended Juniata College in Pennsylvania where he pursued football and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in sciences. While contemplating further graduate work in medicine, and continuing his football career Erick found his niche in the Theatrical Arts studying at the Playhouse West in California under Holly Gagnier and Wolfgang Bodison. Currently Erick has been studying under Joe Palese at the "Actor's Space" studio. As an actor, he is compelled by thoughtful, nuanced acting techniques in varied aesthetics. He believes in the power of acting as a social, emotional, and humanistic force.
TAREK ALAME (Troy/A-6) Born in Los Angeles, Tarek has been influenced by an eclectic mix of actors, artists and musicians his entire life. His mother, a successful actress and ceramic artist, moved the family to Tampa, Florida early on. While he enjoyed working as a child actor, Tarek chose his studies and a full life over career at age 12. After graduating from Flagler College with a degree in Business Administration, it was time to get back to his first love, acting. Respecting his craft, he studied the Eric Morris Process at Performers Studio Workshop in Tampa, Scene Study with Kimberli Bronson, and recently graduated from the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in Los Angeles where he studied the Meisner Technique. Tarek co-wrote and starred in the Web Series “The Morning Brew”, and had supporting roles in the independent film projects “Dig”, “Derek Builds a Car” and “Baby Boom”. Since taking the leap and driving cross country to pursue his dream in Los Angeles, he has booked roles on “Revolution” on NBC, and “Second Sight” on CBS.
MAUDE BONANNI (Veryl) Maude Bonanni is a French-Italian actress living in Los Angeles. The daughter of an Italian actor and French architect, she was raised in Rome, Cannes, and Paris, and was initially trained as a Dancer. Then, after graduating from high school, she moved to the United States to study acting. Upon obtaining her diploma from the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, she toured Italy with the Teatro Belli Company in the Woody Allen play "Play it Again Sam". From that point on, she never stopped practicing her craft, mostly in the USA, on stage, in film and television, on the Web, and doing voice overs. An award-winning actress (Sacher Festival 1998), she has continued training with an array of master teachers such as Larry Moss, Jack Waltzer, Patsy Rodenberg, Bob MacAndrew, and Bernard Hiller. She is a fervent reader of literature, with a preference for the 19th century, and dreams that one day she can be in a film based on a Zola or Balzac novel.
ANDREY IVCHENKO (Diablo Crane) Andrey Ivchenko, an International actor and stuntman who was born in the Ukraine, fluent in 3 languages, has traveled and worked across both Europe, and North America. Andrey always dreamed of being a professional actor. He began his acting career and going after his dream when he moved to Canada and got involved in the stunt community. Andrey film and television credits include “Nikita” with Magie Q and Shane West, “Warehouse 13”, “Cybergeddon”, and “XIII” along with Stuart Townsend, “The Firm”, and “The Transporter” with Chris Vance.
RACHEL SIERRA (The Songstress) Rachel Sierra has been writing music since the age of 8 years old. At just 13 she began performing her original songs in coffee houses all around the San Francisco Bay area. She has graced numerous Wineries around Sonoma County over the years with her soulful renditions of great Jazz standards, and performed 3 years in a row at Sonoma State University’s Festival on the Green with her father’s band Hotlips and Fingertips. With 25 years of experience on the piano, Rachel has kept audiences intrigued per her influences of an eclectic group of artists from Nina Simone to Ani DiFranco to Bob Dylan. During an early period, Rachel delivered her original, powerful lyrics thru many genres and dazzled the reggae world as a front woman in her band Higher Funkton, a Humboldt County based Funk/Raggae band. In 2004 she left Higher Funkton and furthered her melodic studies at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California where she met Tre Hardson formerly of the legendary Los Angeles based hip hop group Pharcyde and collaborated via back up vocals for his solo project/tour Fuqawi, which precluded her performances in Reggae Fest 2005 along side Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Wailers, and Damian Marley. And then she continued to tour internationally with Tre Hardson. This journey led to signing a deal with Arthropoda Records in 2006, releasing her first self written/produced full length album titled “Held Under the Knife”. In 2009 she recorded her second album under the banner of Xact Productions titled “Push Me”. She continued her trek in the country music world by joining the award winning songwriter Tom Maclear and recorded under the alias of “Rachel Quinn” and climbed the indie Country and Adult Contemporary charts to the top with singles “Sweet Summer Days”, “Only One for Me”, and the recent “If I Ain’t Broke”. The duo was chosen by Music Connection Magazine as one of the top U.S. bands of 2013, receiving nominations in the Hollywood Music and Media Awards for Best New Duo, and Best Country song of 2013. After Maclear and Rachel parting, she remains an independent artist and is actively writing and recording both in the Country and Rock/Soul genres.
JOHN DiFUSCO (Senator) In 1968, John DiFusco was awarded the USAF Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service in Vietnam. John, a noted American Theatre Director, and Actor, after discharge from the military attended Riverside City College and Cal. State U., Long Beach as a Theatre Major. He began his professional career in Los Angeles at The Odyssey Theatre in the 70’s, acting in several productions such as “Peer Gynt”, ‘The Kid”, “The Caucasion Chalk Circlea”, “The Balcony” and “Mother Courage” and many more. In 1980 he created and directed the landmark Vietnam play “Tracers” which had its world premiere at OTE, later directing the NYC Premiere at The Public Theatre, later published as one of “The Ten Best Plays of 85/86.” Through most of the 80’s he toured with “Tracers” nationally and internationally. “Tracers” continues to be produced around the country. In the 90’s he directed several plays including the award-winning “Rounds” written by American playwright Sean Michael Rice, produced by the legendary drummer of The Doors, John Densmore. “Rounds” was published a few years back. The 2000’s have included appearing in numerous solo/spoken word performances such as Eve Branstein’s legendary Poetry-in-Motion’s “Waiting for Jack”, etc. In 2007 John performed his autobiographical piece, “Walk’n thru the Fire” at The Hayworth Theatre, and made LA Weekly’s Ten Best of the Year list. John’s credits are long and many-- “With his heartfelt and dynamic performance recalling the incredible journey of ‘Tracers”, he once again proves himself able to share the purification of creation, the embodiment of Shelley’s belief that, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the World”. Over the years, he has received The NY Drama Desk Award, The LADCC Award, LA Weekly Award, NAACP Theatre Award, Drama-Logue Award, Robby Awards, and Valley Theatre League Award. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows.
Greg Jefferson (Carlito) A native of Los Angeles, Greg Jefferson was born at Cedars Sinai and raised in Korea Town amongst a diverse group of childhood friends from African American, Afro Latin, Latino, White, Japanese, Korean, and Pilipino. Greg began formally acting in his junior high school drama class in the play "The Pirates of Penzance." Greg played college basketball at Temple University where he graduated with a degree in Communication and minor in Theater. Greg went on to play basketball professionally in Portugal. Greg loves people and animals and traveling. 
FLAVIA TESI (Exotic Dancer) The beautiful and talented Flavia was born and raised in Italy, nearby Florence and moved to Hollywood 2 years ago to continue her studies in the field of acting and modeling. She speaks both English and Italian fluently. For the past 20 years, she has been a student of jazz and contemporary dance and has performed in Italy consistently. Currently, she’s earning an Acting Certificate via a UCLA Extension Program as she concurrently pursues a professional career in Hollywood. This dynamic young lady is dedicated to a very fit and healthy lifestyle, and is excited to include “Diamond” on her journey to the top.
NESS OSZAST (Exotic Dancer) Ness Oszast is a fresh face actor in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in a small suburb of Minnesota by two fresh off the boat Polish parents who have constantly urged her to challenge her creativity. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a BFA degree in Musical Theatre and from there, realized her true passion for film and decided to make the move to the west coast to follow her passion.
PHOENIX KARANNA READY (Maria) Phoenix is a 13 year old 8th grader from South Pasadena California. She finds joy in singing, dancing, playing volleyball and just hanging out with her friends. Phoenix also aspires to be Youtube's most famous!
MAKENNA GENOVA (Brittany) Makenna is an 8 year old inspiring actress who is looking forward to making her debut in Diamond. Her hobbies are softball, skateboarding, gymnastics, and anything related to the outdoors such as portraying the role of Brittany with Hoola Hoops!
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