CastBy Sonia Pineda
Dwayne Bartholomew • “Franklin”
Dwayne Bartholomew is a comedian out of the bay area. He masqueraded as a cinephile while at the University of Southern California, and while he was there he performed stand-up in such world famous venues as The Ice House, The Improv, Laugh Factory, and many more. Now he focuses on his improvisational talents throughout Los Angeles (at Improv Olympic, Second City, UCB, and the Westside Comedy theater, to name a few). You may have seen his work on TV, from shows like Manswers or commercials for the Gold Coast Auto Plaza and Comcast Wireless. All told, videos starring Dwayne have have well over 1 million views on YouTube. If only he was sugar-free…
Kristina Guerrero • “Charlene”
Kristina Guerrero is a correspondent for E! News covering all things Hollywood. She’s interviewed everyone from Sandra Bullock to Jennifer Aniston, Denzel Washington to Jim Carrey and yes, even Justin Beiber (gasp!). She has always had a love of the entertainment business, “old Hollywood” and Lucille Ball, so going from hosting to acting seemed like a natural transition and a cool way to follow in her idol’s footsteps. A chance encounter with her former high school classmate, writer/director Rick Castañeda put the ball into motion. Kristina always knew her drama queen ways would some day pay off , this is Kristina’s second movie, she appeared in The Bookie in 2007, but is beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of Cement Suitcase because this time she has lines!
Nathan Sapsford • ”Jackford”
Nathan Sapsford is an Alien of Extraordinary Ability, according to the US Department of Immigration, which is a rather time consuming and expensive title to obtain. An actor from Sydney Australia, he has been in the States for 2 ½ years, starred in his first feature film, numerous short ones and a Blackberry campaign. His most interesting past life was that of a TV host for 5 years, otherwise known as a VJ for MTV Australia and Network TEN, where he interviewed hundreds of artists and very famous people all over the world, loved doing live TV, hosted award shows, won a couple and proudly still has a poster or 2 on teenage bedroom walls. If only without that haircut..
Shawn Parsons • “Brad”
Shawn was born and raised in Alabama. He then attended the University of Alabama where he earned a business degree before moving to New York City. Shawn worked briefly in International Business before a passion was discovered and he began to train and work in the theater while studying at private studios in New York including Lee Strasberg disciple Tony Greco. In addition to many independent films, Shawn has appeared in “Twelve Years A Slave” as the Road Man, “The Sacrament” as Carpenter, and “Soldiers of Fortune” as The Pitchman. Shawn has appeared on television as “Brian” in the Parks and Recreation episode “April and Andy’s Fancy Party” and as “Frines”, one of the heads of the three families, in the Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes “Immortal Sins” and “End of the Road”. Click here to find out more about Shawn.