JON MARCUS (Creator / Writer / Director / Executive Producer) worked in film and TV for over a decade before deciding to make “Hunting Season.” His credits as a producer include “Party Monster” starring Macaulay Culkin, and the ABC series “Scoundrels” starring Virginia Madsen. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Modern Culture and Media, he served as an executive at Killer Films, working on films such as “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and “Far From Heaven.” He is also an adjunct professor of screenwriting and a board member of Brooklyn Web Fest.
BEN BAUR (“Alex”) is a previous OUT 100 honoree who can be seen in television shows such as The Following (FOX), Happily Divorced (TV Land), and Difficult People (Hulu). Ben just wrapped and can be seen soon in the upcoming feature film, Something Like Summer. Ben has also appeared in a variety of web series such as These People, Tough Love, and has started on his own series, #Adulting. Follow him on twitter/instagram/snapchat – @BenJBaur
JAKE MANABAT (“TJ”) Jake Manabat’s guest-starring role as Hee Cho on HBO’s Bored to Death helped the show earn a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Individual Episode. Jake can also be seen as Bong Bong on Netflix’s Lilyhammer. Theater credits include RENT (Benny Company), M. Butterfly, Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake (Guthrie Theatre), Charles Mee’s Gone, Jen Silverman’s Crane Story, and workshops for The Public Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, and Ma-Yi Theater Company. Jake received his MFA from the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University.
MARC SINOWAY (“Tommy”) Marc pretty much only plays characters named Thomas. Marc was seen as Tommy Migliachio (with John Amos) in 2011’s Fringe Encore Felony Friday, and Tom in the short film Little Accidents (Sundance 2010). Other recent stage credits include Peninsula and Bluff Head at Manhattan Repertory Theater. His TV work includes Vonage, Citibank, and Best Buy and work on all New York soap operas back when they existed. Marc is currently appearing on a billboard on 38th St. and 8th Avenue in NYC. Go look at it. He is like really big on it. Marc was graduated from William Esper Studio. He likes cheese and dumplings (not together).
TYLER FRENCH (“Reese”) Tyler’s most recent web commercial credits include Crest 3D and The Eventi Hotel NYC. He can also be seen modeling the latest in men’s fashion on jackthreads.com. His favorite part of the day is gym class and loves spending time in the kitchen with the love of his life, Melissa Ludwig.
KEN BARNETT (“Josh”) Ken plays Christophe on Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle and has had recurring roles on The Knick, and In Plain Sight. Guest stars include House of Cards, Mad Men, High Maintenance, Grey’s Anatomy, and Entourage. Ken has appeared on Broadway in Fun Home, Wonderful Town, and The Green Bird. Off-Broadway work includes Plenty, Fortress of Solitude, February House, Too Much Sun, And Baby Makes Seven, La Ronde, The Whore of Sheridan Square, Debbie Does Dallas, and The Light Years at Playwrights’ Horizons (upcoming). Regionally he has performed leading roles at Hartford Stage, New York Stage & Film, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Guthrie Theatre, Paper Mill et al. He has won two Connecticut Critics’ Circle Awards & a NY Fringe Festival Award, and he’s been nominated for Philly and Independent Theatre Awards. For Hunting Season, he was honored to have won for Best Ensemble Cast along with his castmates at the Indie Series Awards and to have been nominated for a Groovy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
QUINN JACKSON (“Jamie”)
NIC CORY (“Aron”) Nic Cory is an actor, writer and teacher living in New York. Off-Broadway: PAGEANT (2014 Drama Desk Nomination: Best Musical Revival); One Thrilling Combination; The Rocky Horror Show; Signs of Life; The Boys Upstairs. Regional: Buyer & Cellar; Tranlsations. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Columbia. Nic is the founder of Get U. In, a college audition-coaching company, and regularly coaches young clients who appear on Broadway, on TV and in feature films. As a writer, he is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
YUVAL BOIM (“Will”) Yuval appeared on Amazon’s Red Oaks, and NBC’s Believe, shot a large guest star role on Blue Bloods, opposite Len Cariou and had a large guest appearance on Law and Order: SVU. He was featured in the film That Awkward Moment in a role opposite Zac Efron and Miles Teller and will be seen in the upcoming Richard Gere-helmed feature Oppenheimer Strategies. He stars in the film Abbie Cancelled which debuted at Sundance Film Festival and screened all over the world in various festivals, earning critical praise and the award for Best Short at the Big Apple Film Festival in New York. He also stars in The Friend from Tel-Aviv (DGA Award) and Center of the Universe which debuted at the Brooklyn International Film Festival before screening at a dozen international festivals and was which subsequently bought by LOGO. Yuval is currently developing a single camera comedy series through his production company, Clyde & Mnestra Productions.
PRESSLY COKER (“Hot Sales Guy”) is a classically trained actor based out of Los Angeles. His recent work includes appearances on Law & Order: SVU, Suits, and the upcoming Spike Lee joint The Girl Is In Trouble. His stage credits include Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the American premiere of I Capture The Castle at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
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ADAM BARAN (Writer) is the writer/director of the short film Jackpot, currently making film festival appearances around the country. He has written for the daily comedy webseries MTV Detox and adapted it into a half hour pilot for broadcast. His two acclaimed short films, Love and Deaf (2004), and Jinx! (2007), aired on Here! and IFC TV. Baran co-founded and co-curates the popular monthly film series Queer/Art/Film with Ira Sachs at the IFC Center in New York and at Los Angeles’ Cinefamily. He served as a contributing editor for many years at the groundbreaking gay journal Butt and was the editor of ButtMagazine.com. He was a 2010 Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow and is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
ROSE TROCHE (Executive Producer) is a film and television director, producer, and screenwriter. She was a co-executive producer, director, and writer on the acclaimed Showtime drama The L Word. She made her directorial debut with the groundbreaking film Go Fish, which premiered at Sundance and garnered lots of critical attention and numerous awards. Her second feature film, Bedrooms and Hallways, starring Kevin McKidd, James Purefoy, and Hugo Weaving, was an exploration of male sexuality, and won film festival audience awards before its release. Her third feature The Safety of Objects, starring Glenn Close, Timothy Olyphant and Patricia Clarkson, opened similarly to film festival awards and critical acclaim. Additionally, she has served as a consulting producer on the TV series South of Nowhere, and has directed episodes of Six Feet Under, Law & Order, and Ugly Betty. She is currently producing an indie feature called Concussion, now in post production and is prepping her short, Elliot King is 3rd, which will appear in this upcoming season of ITVS’ Futurestates.
WALKER HARE (“Lenny”) is originally from San Diego, and moved to New York City seven years ago. He has trained at Circle in the Square, UCB, and with Kevin Spacey and Bill Irwin. His film and TV credits include Sin Matador, Blood Junkies, Dawn of Conviction, The Delivery (Best Leading Actor, Brooklyn Film Race), Touch (2011 Cannes Film Festival-Shorts Corner), Paradise East, The Naturalist, As The World Turns and Guiding Light. He has also done numerous commercials and web series, and has more theater credits than we have room to list. His twitter name is walkmancometh. It’s so good, even Chuck Norris follows him.
JACK FERVER (“Nick”) has been in numerous theater, TV, and film projects including the premiere of Christopher Durang’s Betty’s Summer Vacation (Off-Broadway), Strangers With Candy (Comedy Central) and The Big C (Showtime), and recently the independent feature Gayby. As a choreographer his works have been presented at The Kitchen (NYC), PS 122 (NYC), The New Museum (NYC), The Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Diverse Works in conjunction with the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston (Houston, TX), Danspace Project (NYC), Abrons Art Center (NYC), and Théâtre de Vanves in France. Shorter and solo works have been presented at MoMA/PS1 and Andrew Edlin Gallery. His work has been written about in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Modern Painters, and Dance Magazine. He teaches privately as well as at New York University and Bard College, and has set choreography at The Juilliard School. jackferver.org
KATE GELLER (“Lizzie”) has appeared on screen in PAN AM (ABC), Mercy (NBC), Disconnect (Henry-Alex Rubin), Labor Day (Jason Reitman), Couples (Cannes ’08), multiple CollegeHumor.com sketches, and on stage in Some Women in Their 30s Simply Start to Fall (59E59), East Village Chronicles 2011 (Metropolitan Playhouse), Jesus Hopped the A Train, The House of Bernarda Alba, Dershowitz Protocol (Fringe Fest ’08), and Imminent Indeed… (Fringe Fest ‘06). She has an MFA in Acting from Rutgers, MGSA.