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ALEXANDRA BAYLESS as Becca

Alexandra Bayless is originally from North Carolina where she grew up studying and performing in theatre.  Her father is an Emmy award winning makeup artist who raised her to love and appreciate the horror genre starting at age 5 with the 1991 hit The Boneyard.  Her mother runs a children's theatre in N.C. and her brother works in Production. TV credits include Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), Criminal Minds (CBS) and Days of Our Lives (NBC).  When she's not acting she's producing her own projects, traveling, backpacking and learning to surf. She is thrilled to join the amazing team on TRUST ME, finally fulfilling her dream of becoming a "Scream Queen". IMDb

  LUKE COOK   as JIM   Luke Cook is an Australian actor known for his TV work. Starting his career in Sydney in the theatre, and moving to Los Angeles in his early twenties, Cook quickly booked a number of TV roles in shows such as   Baby Daddy  , MTV's   Faking It  ,   Modern Family   and   The Librarians   as the evil Dorian Gray. Cook's next move is into feature films - as he's recently played a villain in Marvel's  Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2 .   IMDb

LUKE COOK as JIM

Luke Cook is an Australian actor known for his TV work. Starting his career in Sydney in the theatre, and moving to Los Angeles in his early twenties, Cook quickly booked a number of TV roles in shows such as Baby Daddy, MTV's Faking It, Modern Family and The Librarians as the evil Dorian Gray. Cook's next move is into feature films - as he's recently played a villain in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2. IMDb

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  LESLIE O'NEILL  -  Writer   Leslie O’Neill has always been fascinated by the horror genre, never missing an episode of   Are You Afraid of the Dark?   and devouring   Goosebumps   cover to cover as a child. She graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Mass Communications and Film Studies and was a member of the Berkeley Film Organization GIANT, which she took over as President her senior year. She moved to Los Angeles after graduation and became a film publicist. From 2010 to 2015, she worked on strategic award campaigns for major studio films, including   Inception  ,   The Social Network  ,   Zero Dark Thirty  ,   Les Miserables  , and Disney’s   Frozen  . This is her first screenplay and she could not be more excited to work with Darius and Nate to tell this terrifying tale.

LESLIE O'NEILL - Writer

Leslie O’Neill has always been fascinated by the horror genre, never missing an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and devouring Goosebumps cover to cover as a child. She graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Mass Communications and Film Studies and was a member of the Berkeley Film Organization GIANT, which she took over as President her senior year. She moved to Los Angeles after graduation and became a film publicist. From 2010 to 2015, she worked on strategic award campaigns for major studio films, including Inception, The Social Network, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, and Disney’s Frozen. This is her first screenplay and she could not be more excited to work with Darius and Nate to tell this terrifying tale.

  DARIUS FRYE  -    Producer   Darius Frye’s passion for horror dates back to watching George Romero’s classic film   Night of the Living Dead   and reading Alvin Schwartz’s   Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark   series. He studied theatre performance at the University of Memphis and after winning numerous acting awards and finishing his degree, Darius moved to Los Angles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He has worked with artists from all walks of life and stages of their careers, in front and behind the camera. Darius is honored to bring the horror short film   TRUST ME   to the silver screen.

DARIUS FRYE - Producer

Darius Frye’s passion for horror dates back to watching George Romero’s classic film Night of the Living Dead and reading Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. He studied theatre performance at the University of Memphis and after winning numerous acting awards and finishing his degree, Darius moved to Los Angles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He has worked with artists from all walks of life and stages of their careers, in front and behind the camera. Darius is honored to bring the horror short film TRUST ME to the silver screen.

  NATE RUEGGER  -  Director   Sharing a birthday with Edgar Allen Poe, Nate Ruegger was born to horror. His first memory was hiding behind his fingers while watching   Ghostbusters  . His bedtime stories were   Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark  . His family movie nights were Hitchcock double features. At an early age, Nate had the good fortune to work for Steven Spielberg - and after that, there was no turning back. He studied directing at Dartmouth and USC Film School, toured the film festival circuit with his award-winning short thriller   Another Life   and now he is excited to bring   TRUST ME   to life.   Website

NATE RUEGGER Director

Sharing a birthday with Edgar Allen Poe, Nate Ruegger was born to horror. His first memory was hiding behind his fingers while watching Ghostbusters. His bedtime stories were Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. His family movie nights were Hitchcock double features. At an early age, Nate had the good fortune to work for Steven Spielberg - and after that, there was no turning back. He studied directing at Dartmouth and USC Film School, toured the film festival circuit with his award-winning short thriller Another Life and now he is excited to bring TRUST ME to life. Website

  KELSEY TALTON  -    Director of Photography   Kelsey Talton has a bachelors in cinematography from Columbia College Chicago. With a 14 year background in fine art photography, she has spent the last seven as a cinematographer building a unique visual style through music videos, commercials, and narrative films. Kelsey has a meticulous attention to detail and expertise in transporting an audience into a character’s world through story driven lighting and camera movement. Her film and television credits include:   Clitopia   (Music Video, 2016),   Something in the Night   (2015),   Last Rider   (2015),   Post Life: Dissolve   (Short, 2015),   Eddington Again: Masturgrape  (Short, 2015),   Sheera: Intense   (Short, 2015), and   Ladies Like Us   (Episodic TV, Angels in the Outfield 2015).   Website

KELSEY TALTON - Director of Photography

Kelsey Talton has a bachelors in cinematography from Columbia College Chicago. With a 14 year background in fine art photography, she has spent the last seven as a cinematographer building a unique visual style through music videos, commercials, and narrative films. Kelsey has a meticulous attention to detail and expertise in transporting an audience into a character’s world through story driven lighting and camera movement. Her film and television credits include: Clitopia (Music Video, 2016), Something in the Night (2015), Last Rider (2015), Post Life: Dissolve (Short, 2015), Eddington Again: Masturgrape(Short, 2015), Sheera: Intense (Short, 2015), and Ladies Like Us (Episodic TV, Angels in the Outfield 2015). Website

  JOE FULTON  - Editor    Joe Fulton has wanted to be an Editor since he was in 8th grade. Since moving to LA from Wisconsin, he has worked on projects like   House Hunters  ,   Mike & Molly  ,   Fuller House  , and   Superior Donuts  .   Website

JOE FULTON - Editor

Joe Fulton has wanted to be an Editor since he was in 8th grade. Since moving to LA from Wisconsin, he has worked on projects like House HuntersMike & MollyFuller House, and Superior Donuts. Website

  DAN WALDKIRCH  -  Composer   Dan Waldkirch is a classically-trained composer and percussionist who has been writing and performing original music since 2003. Through his day job as Operations Manager at Crucial Music, Dan’s music has landed in over 20 feature films and network TV shows, including   The Mindy Project,     Fargo   (series), and   Nashville  . Dan is also a songwriter and lyricist for musical theater, with his latest musical   Save Me a Spot!   earning the Encore Producer's Award at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe festival, as well as a nomination for Best Original Musical Theatre Songwriting.

DAN WALDKIRCH - Composer

Dan Waldkirch is a classically-trained composer and percussionist who has been writing and performing original music since 2003. Through his day job as Operations Manager at Crucial Music, Dan’s music has landed in over 20 feature films and network TV shows, including The Mindy Project, Fargo (series), and Nashville. Dan is also a songwriter and lyricist for musical theater, with his latest musical Save Me a Spot! earning the Encore Producer's Award at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe festival, as well as a nomination for Best Original Musical Theatre Songwriting.

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M O R E  C R E D I T S

 

Sound Designer - Ken S Polk, CAS Website

1st Assistant DirectorCameron Holly Dexter Website

Production AssistantTaylor Bradbury

Production DesignLeslie O'Neill

Hair and Make UpAlexandra Bayless

Production SoundMarcos Butron, Jr.

1st Assistant CameraLili Soto Website

Gaffer - Jordan Holtane Website

Key GripKenneth Bauer

Best Boy GripEly Gonzalez

Best Boy ElectricRyan Jacob Morgan Website

Craft Services & ChefAlexis Ruegger

Location - Holler Cabins Website