When Phd dropout Frank (Laurence Fuller) catches his girlfriend with his boss, his drifter of an old best friend, Jack (Micah Parker), arrives in town and arranges a strange and beautiful lady of the night, Ruby (Rosalie McIntire), for him. But amidst the heat of the moment, the pair are attacked, leaving Ruby dead and Frank unconscious. Drunk and panicked, Frank calls Jack who convinces him to head up North to take a new job and bury the body. Thus the pair embark on a strange and cerebral journey up into the California Sierra, full of old friends, lost loves, eccentric in-laws, backwood pimps, and a suspicious Military veteran (Marshall R. Teague), all while discovering how exactly Ruby was connected to Jack.

Cast

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Laurence Fuller | Frank

Award winning actor, Laurence Fuller was raised between England and Australia, trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, after graduating in 2007 he went into London’s West End theatre, including his critically acclaimed performance in Madness In Valencia. In 2008 he wrote and starred in the Australian ABC Network feature Possession(s) opposite Max Cullen. In 2012 Fuller moved to Los Angeles to pursue film acting where he was tapped as a finalist in the Heath Ledger Scholarship and starred in Pureflix’s Apostle Peter and The Last Supper opposite Robert Loggia, which made it to the Top 10 most viewed films on Netflix upon its release. As his performance in short Mother & Brother gains acclaim on the film festival circuit (recently winning *Best Dramatic Short* at the Arizona International Film Festival 2015), Road To The Well approaches its destination.

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Micah Parker | Jack

Micah moved to New York City in 2009 where he began studying with Leonard Petite at The Michael Chekhov Studio. He was in numerous staged productions throughout his time in New York as well as doing several short films and a small principle role in Fox Searchlight’s “Lola Vs”. After three years in New York, Micah moved to Los Angeles to heavily pursue an acting career on screen. He has since appeared in, CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”, TNT’s “Mob City, directed by Frank Darabont, and most recently CW’s hit series “The Flash. In addition to working in television Micah has his sights set on the independent film world with his first feature, WAIT set to screen at several festivals throughout the year. This film also earned him the “Emerging Actor Spotlight” honor at The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Finally, and most exciting, his latest film “Road to The Well” will be coming to festivals, and a big screen near you. Congratulations to all who were involved.

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Marshall R. Teague | Dale

Marshall Teague is an American actor who has appeared in over 130 films and Tv shows. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters has allowed him to build a varied and pivotal body of work. His theatrical breakout role was as Jimmy Reno in the 1989 cult classic Road House. From there he went on to work in The Rock with Sean Connery and Armageddon with Bruce Willis to name a few. He was also reoccurring star on TV series like Walker Texas Ranger, American Heiress, and Babylon 5. Marshall holds an industry record of 103 deaths on screen. In addition to his acting, Marshall is a motivational speaker, also an accomplished singer and songwriter and has a CD titled ‘The Steps I Took’. He is also a writer delving into fiction and fact. From villian to hero; cowboy to physician; drama to comedy; from contemporary settings to the surreal world of science fiction, Marshall Teague has traversed the acting spectrum.

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Barak Hardley | Chris

Barak is an actor, writer and artist living in Los Angeles. He’s never been in a fight and honestly doesn’t know how he’d react if he found himself in that situation.

His television credits include The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Hot in Cleveland, and the upcoming AMC series Halt and Catch Fire. His feature films include Bounty Killer, Mockingbird, Falling Overnight, The Kitchen and Evidence, which only got 6% on Rotten Tomatoes but dammit has a lot of heart.

Raised in Florida, Barak slowly moved west, with stops in Wyoming, Utah and the Bay area. Along the way he spent 6 years traveling full time as an improv comedian, worked as a graphic designer and even spent a bit of time in the ministry (which he would not advise.)

He enjoys drawing, sleeping and failing at Tinder.

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Rosalie McIntire | Ruby

Growing up, Rosalie McIntire knew she wanted to perform and be able to tell her story someday. She’s currently writing a book about her self-taught perseverance being one of five children with a particularly difficult upbringing. Rosalie loves the outdoors and spends her free time running, practicing yoga, volunteering, gardening, and making sure her nieces and nephews have the most fun with Auntie Rose. Catch Rosalie’s latest on-screen performance in the premiere of season two of True Detective airing on HBO June 21st 2015.

Crew

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Jon Cvack | Writer/Director/Producer

Jon was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in Orland Park, Illinois.

Graduating from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 with degrees in Philosophy and Film & Media Studies, Jon moved to Los Angeles the following fall and began working at the new media startup Maker Studios, moving up from PA to Production Coordinator to Production Manager. He eventually scaled back his hours to dedicate more time to developing his first feature. The company was then purchased by Disney in 2014 and Jon left quickly after, allowing him to fully invest his time toward completing Road to the Well.

In the last few years, Jon’s feature and short screenplays have been official finalists in the Austin Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Screenwriting Festival, Hollywood Screenplay Competition, Oaxacan Film Festival, and Beverly Hills Film Festival. He was cinematographer on the short “Wronged” which premiered at the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2008. You can visit his blog at yellowbarrel.org where he offers his thoughts on classic and new films. He’s currently working on his next script and lives in Culver City.

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Tim Davis | Cinematographer/Producer

Tim Davis was also born in Orland Park, Illinois. From the earliest age, he had an affinity for the camera. His dad was a tech-fiend and Tim always made sure that he could operate at family parties. Tim met Jon in junior high after Jon orchestrated a fight between a mutual friend who had heard that rumor that Tim was fooling around his girlfriend. The two became close during sophomore year and became involved in various photography and video projects. However, it wasn’t until junior year, when Tim took cinema studies that the movie trigger was pulled.

Tim enrolled in Northern Illinois University where he studied Mass Media and Philosophy. He was recruited by the Northern Star and was the recipient of their Peacemaker Award. During this time, Tim also received the O’Connell Creative Achievement Award for a short narrative film.

Tim got a job at Maker Studios doing production and post-production. He was brought on as employee #8, working out of a small storefront making $1000 a month for six months and helped build Maker Studios into the preeminent new media studio it is today. He leapt into the freelance world in 2013 and has been working in Grip and Electric every since, consuming everything he can find on the art and craft of cinematography, and is working his way up the ladder.

Angela Latimer | Editor

Angela Latimer was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago,and graduated from Chicago State University with a BA in Communications,Media Arts, and Theatre and American Film Institute with an MFA in Editing. Curiously drawn to the art of Editing, Angela teamed up with a director from Chicago who had just finished a feature film that was excelling in Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival.Together they took on projects like music videos, documentaries and short films. The two won multiple awards for video competitions such as Ford Fiesta’s 2011 video competition. Angela decided to take her craft a step further and apply to the esteemed American Film Institute in Los Angeles.Growing up in a lower middle class family of ten children,this was a dream come true. At AFI she was awarded scholarships from Tom Yoda, Alessandro F. Uzielli, and Verizon Wireless for her scholarly merits. Two short films that Angela cut her last year at AFI (BULLY and Bamidbar) have gone on to participate and win at multiple film festivals. After finishing graduate school Angela worked on numerous projects in the post production department as editor and or assistant such as Drop Dead Diva (TV Series), Bleach (Pilot) and The Night Before (Feature) and now Road to the Well (Feature). She hopes to continue a career as an editor in narrative filmmaking.

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Conor Jones | Composer

Conor Jones is a Los Angeles based composer for visual media. He has scored numerous short films that have gone to festivals across the nation, a feature film, web-series, and other media projects. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in film scoring and trumpet performance and a minor in video game scoring. He is actively seeking new opportunities in the film, t.v., and video game landscape.

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Dea Vise | CSA

Dea Vise CSA was born and raised in Texas and came to Los Angeles in 1996. Dea started casting in commercials and television (“America’s Most Wanted,” “In An Instant,” “Dad Dudes”) in 1999 and has been casting since then on films including the sleeper indie hit “God’s Not Dead” which made over 100 million dollars at the box office and included almost entirely unknown actors. “God’s Not Dead” won the Dove Award in the U.S. for Inspirational Film of the Year. Dea also worked on the huge hit “iRobot” with Will Smith and has cast many other award winning films including “Taken by Grace” which won the 1st Place Platinum Remi Award at the WorldFest Awards in addition to many other awards. Dea highly values education and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, and she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

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Billy DaMota | CSA

Billy DaMota began his casting career in 1985, working on such films as Predator, The Running Man, The Three Amigos and Project X. In 1988 he was hired on the gang epic, Colors, directed by Dennis Hopper. Billy went on to cast Steven Seagal’s first film, Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, Miracle Mile, starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham and the legendary cult classic Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town, casting the then unknown Billy Bob Thornton in his first co-starring role. He recently cast the indie darling, Mining for Ruby, starring Mischa Barton and Billy Zane, Touching Home, starring Ed Harris, Robert Forster and Brad Dourif, Apostle Peter starring Hollywood legend, Robert Loggia, and the faith-based blockbuster, God’s Not Dead. His latest film, Do You Believe?, which stars Academy Award Winners Mira Sorvino and Sean Astin as well as Alexa PenaVega and Delroy Lindo was released theatrically last month.

Billy has worked with acclaimed director Alex Proyas as a casting consultant on The Crow as well as the Will Smith hit I, Robot. Over the past three decades, he has cast hundreds of films, TV shows, commercials, plays and music videos, casting actors like James Franco, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, and Hollywood screen legends Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rooney, Cybill Shepherd and Tony Curtis.
He joined the Casting Society of America in 1992 and has been nominated three times for Best Casting for an Independent Film. He founded DoNotPay.org in 2001 to help educate and inform actors about Hollywood scams. His book, An Actor Grovels is due out soon in bookstores and eBooks everywhere.

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Amanda Hosler | Costume Designer

Amanda Hosler is a Costume Designer for television, music videos, commercials, and film. Specializing in costume fabrication, past work includes costumes for NVIDIA, Atari, and Technical Illusions, specialty fabrication at Frontline Design, and a host of features, short films, and music videos where she designed and fabricated their wardrobes. She has also previously been a teacher at SCROC in Fashion Design. Currently, she heads up the Costume Department at Maker Studios, a Walt Disney Company, where she runs a fabrication shop, a 3,000 piece inventory, and develops designs for commercial, music video, and YouTube production.

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