About the Cast


About the Cast

SUNKRISH BALA born in India and raised in California, Sunkrish Bala was most recently seen as Dr. Caleb Subramanian on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

 Earlier this year, Sunkrish recurred as Andy on the third season of Showtime’s hit Shameless.

 A graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Bala started working on his television career while still attending college. He quickly garnered memorable guest starring roles on hit shows such as Awkward, Grey’s Anatomy, Body of Proof, NCIS:LA, Bones, Lie to Me, Mistresses, and Will & Grace.

Sunkrish gained notoriety in the role of Bobby – the cantankerous bodega owner -  in MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back, directed by Doug Liman.

 Previously, for two seasons, Bala starred in the ABC primetime comedy, Notes from the Underbelly-- about a group of friends who are experiencing the adventures of parenthood for the first time.

When Sunkrish isn’t surviving the zombie apocalypse, he lives in Los Angeles.

DOMINIC RAINS currently resides in Los Angeles by way of Dallas, Texas and London, England. He made his first appearance in a supporting role in the NBC movie of the week 'Saving Jessica Lynch'. Which led director Peter Markle to bring him on as a lead in A&E's Emmy Nominated 'Flight 93'. He has since appeared in over a dozen primetime and daytime television shows.  Dominic's passion for theater earned him a residency as a member of the award winning Elephant Theater Company where he spends most of his time.  He was casted in the 2010 Sundance hit 'The Taqwacores' and in 2014 'A Gilr Walk Home Along At Night'.  Dominic also recently produced and starred in his first film 'Still Here', starring opposite Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghashloo and Emmy Nominee Alan Rosenberg.

NOUREEN DEWULF began her acting career in "West Bank Story" which won an Oscar for best short film.  She has been in a number of box office hits including playing opposite Matthew McConaughey in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past", is played opposite Jennifer Lopez in "The Back Up Plan", opposite Ving Rhames and Jeremy Piven in "The Goods".

She has also appeared in TV shows such as "Outsourced",  "Hard Times of RJ berger", "Maneater" and has a leading role in "Anger Management" opposite Charlie Sheen as a recurring role for 87 episodes.

She's been a part of Maxim Hot 100 twice-2014 and 2007.


KARAN SONI was born and raised in New Delhi, India. He came to Los Angeles to study Theater and Film at the University of Southern California and before graduating he had already booked two feature films, one of which (Safety Not Guaranteed) was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival where it took home the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Since then, he has guest starred on a number of TV show's and worked with a variety of big name stars like Kiefer Sutherland (Touch), Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?), Josh Gad (1600 Penn) and Jenna Elfman (Growing Up Fisher) among others. In 2013, Karan starred in a series regular role in one of Amazon's first original series "Betas". He can next be seen in Sony pictures "Goosebumps" which is out August 7th 2015.   



REBECCA HAZLEWOOD began her  career when she was cast as Mina in the Film4 feature 'Dog Eat Dog' alongside David Oyelowo and Ricky Gervais. She gained recognition and a cult following in the UK for her role as Arun Parmar in psycho drama 'Bad Girls', one of the first transsexual characters to ever appear on national television. She also appeared in the crime series 'Second Sight' alongside Clive Owen and worked with legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle on 'Meeting Helen.'
Rebecca located to LA when she was cast in the leading role of Zara in subversive indie feature 'Kissing Cousins' and feature biopic 'The Ode' soon after, in which she played a dual role with Sakina Jaffrey. She is most recognized in the US for her role of Asha, part of the lead ensemble cast for NBC's cult comedy 'Outsourced'. Variety listed her as a 'breakout performer', describing her performance in 'Outsourced' as 'superb'. Further TV credits include roles on internationally acclaimed series' such as ER, Lost, White Collar and Grey's Anatomy.
At present Rebecca can be seen in the ITVS Sci Fi initiative 'Future States' and just completed filming Sci Fi feature 'Equals' for Scott Free Productions.

BERNARD WHITE'S known to international audiences from his work in such blockbuster films as CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER, THE MATRIX TRILOGY, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS and THE SCORPION KING as well as in critically acclaimed independent features such as IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, LAND OF PLENTY, AMERICAN DREAMZ, QUARANTINE and VINO VERITAS.  On television he is grateful to be on 2 HBO SERIES, THE BRINK and SILICON VALLEY.  His recent guest stars include MADAME SECRETARY, THE GOOD WIFE, GREY'S ANATOMY, CASTLE and TOUCH.  His love of theater has led him to work on such stages as Lincoln Center, Signature Theater NY, The Public, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, A.R.T (Cambridge) and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. He is grateful to have started 3 theater companies in Los Angeles; The Franklin Field, plymouth and Silent H and even more grateful to be married to actress/writer Jacqueline Katzman.

ASIF ALI is a handpicked favorite from some of the top comics & directors working today. From his standup in the US and overseas to many outstanding acting roles, he has come closer to mastering the art of comedy. Growing up as a young East Indian and in Arizona, Asif can tell you first hand how life was trying to explain who he was growing up. His trademark stage personality and storytelling has been featured on Rogers Network in Canada and many short films. More recently, his experience working in The Dark Knight provided for hours of intense learning working with a blockbuster project. There is a huge demand for entertainment in the US but even more so overseas which encourages Asif Ali to market his talent on a global level. Whether it is standup, acting, hosting, voiceover work, or writing, Asif Ali is sure to entertain a crowd with his likeable personality and quality material.

Scott is an actor, writer, director, comedian and musician from Orange County, California. He has spent the past 6 years performing sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. His film work includes The Master, FreakDance, All Wifed Out, Man Camp and The Dramatics(A Comedy), a film he also co-wrote and directed. The Dramatics(A Comedy) was selected as part of the Horizons Series at the Hollywood Film Festival which showcases emerging directors. Scott's television work includes Best Friends Forever, Key&Peele, NTSF:SD:SUV, FunnyorDie Presents and The OC. Scott is also an accomplished musician, he writes songs and plays guitar in multiple bands including The Cotillionaires, Cousins and The Wrestlers. He is also the resident drummer for Varietopia w/ Paul F Tompkinswhich runs monthly at the Largo Theater. 

Dora Madison Burge is a Central Texas native best known for her breakout role ‘Becky’ in the Emmy Award winning series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Since FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS she has had memorable reoccurring roles on Showtime’s DEXTER and CW’s STAR-CROSSED. Her film EXISTS, won an Audience Award at SXSW this year and will be distributed by Lionsgate. Most recently, Doracompleted work on DIVINE ACCESS opposite Billy Burke and will next be seen in the UNT TERRENCE MALICK PROJECT.

About the Filmmakers

About the Filmmakers

TANUJ CHOPRA, WRITER/DIRECTOR.  Tanuj Chopra’s first feature film Punching at the Sun about South Asian teenagers coming of age in Elmhurst, Queens premiered at Sundance, Tribeca and won the grand jury prize at the SF International Asian American Film festival.  Variety called the fiery debut “Distinctive, original and iconoclastic.”  Other award winning titles he's directed include Butterfly, Clap Clap, Carbon Dated and the ITVS Futurestates film PIA about a runaway gender bending android.  Tanuj is currently working on industrial and independent projects like the ITVS Futurestates season 5 film Teacher in a Box, the Visual Communications development investment for buddy story Chee & T, and episodic female comedy series Nice Girls Crew starring Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen. In his downtime, he facilitates the New Voices for Youth filmmaking initiative, a program dedicated to empowering creativity and civic engagement for teenagers. He holds a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA in film direction from Columbia University where he was awarded the Dean’s Fellowship

CHEE MALABAR, WRITER.  Chee Malabar is a Los Angeles based rapper and writer. Born in Bombay and raised in Baroda, India, Chee Malabar immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve, landing in San Francisco first and then New York.  Chee Malabar’s musical resume includes six albums. Chee’s previous efforts are an exploration of the immigrant experience, love, relationships, politics, and art. His latest release, The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners, is a series of loosely connected songs and vignettes inspired by years of Chee’s work with incarcerated youth and their families. Chee Malabar’s work has found its way into college curriculums, discussion panels, and papers that address identity and hip-hop. In addition to music, Chee has contributed several essays and multimedia pieces to books and literary magazines.  Chee completed his MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College and is finishing his first novel.

SOHINI SENGUPTA, PRODUCER.  Sohini Sengupta is an award-winning creative marketing producer of numerous theatrical advertising campaigns at Mark Woollen and Associates, including 12 Years a Slave, Birdman and Slumdog MillionareShe is also a creative producer on short films including for Film Independent and ITVS along with documentaries, music videos and is part of the production team for the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Sohini has spoken on various panels including at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, Promax Mumbai, Promax Singapore and SXSW. Recently named one of Glamour Magazine's 35 under 35 women who run Hollywood. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in History and International Relations. 




SMOKEY NELSON...Director of Photography



REENA DUTT...Line Producer [website]

LALITHRA FERNANDO...Associate Producer
JOSH BETTINGER...Associate Producer
ARUN CHOPRA...Associate Producer
VISHESH CHACHRA...Associate Producer

MOLLIE CASELLI...1st Assistant Director

CHRISTINE KWON...Production Manager


GAVIN MURRAY...Additional Key Grip
PATRICK NILSSON...Additional Key Grip

CHRIS HEBERT...Swing / 1st AC

CORRYN DEEGAN...Boom Operator

KATIE SCHOLZ...Script Supervisor

ANTOINETTE YOKA...Key Makeup and Hair [website]
NORA PONCE...Assistant Makeup and Hair

ROMY ITZIGSOHN...Costume Designer [website]
RACHANA SUKHADIA...Assistant Costumer

DEANNA DEWEY...Art Director
SEAN TOTANES...Production Designer


ANDY CHO...Set Photographer
PAUL PAWLOWSKI...Set Photographer
YASH DHILLON...Set Photographer/Videographer/BTS

TRACI MAR...Key Production Assistant

DARION JEFFERSON...Production Assistant
MATTHEW JOHNSTON...Production Assistant
DEREK KNOWLES...Production Assistant
BARNIE LEUNG...Production Assistant
JASON NOU...Production Assistant
MRIGESH PARMAR...Production Assistant
TJ REID...Production Assistant
MATTHEW RICHARDS...Production Assistant
RYAN SIDNEY...Production Assistant
JULIUS SWEET...Production Assistant
EMILY WANG...Production Assistant
AUSTIN WILLIS...Production Assistant
TAMMY YAN...Production Assistant