Popular Filipino-American YouTube star Jessica Neistadt will make her feature film acting debut in The Monsters Without. Well known for her viral videos about life and growing up as a Fil-Am, Neistadt has more than 500,000 subscribers on YouTube and her videos have over 20 million views. We are extremely excited to be the first platform for her talents to expand into acting and film!
Filipino star Jake Macapagal studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, gaining thirty-five years of experience in theater before taking the lead role in Metro Manila. Metro Manila became an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, taking the World Cinema Audience Award. It has gone onto a tour though many prestigious festivals, also winning the British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film. Jake received a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer at BIFA. After Metro Manila, Jake has shot to stardom, staring in such diverse projects as HBO Asia's Halfworlds, Buhay Habangbuhay, Kid Kulafu, and Watch List.
Christina YR Jun is a Korean–American director, writer, and actor working in various mediums including fiction, documentary, and theatre. Born in Madrid, Christina immigrated to Maryland at the age of four where she pursued her very realistic childhood dreams of becoming a Kpop star. Because of this, her existential quest for identity runs deep and now advocates for marginalized voices in mainstream media through APA/female-driven stories.
She is currently editing her feature film directing debut "B-Side: For Taylor"
Dana Jamison competed in the International Modeling and Talent Association competition in January 2008, and trained for three years at the SAG-conservatory. Best known for Faraway (2012) and The Binds That Tie Us (2010)
Nick Medina is an actor and stage director based in Portland, Oregon. His works on film include Faraway and Interface. On stage he appeared in Hamlet and The Village Bike for the Shotgun Players in Berkeley CA, and Midsummer of Love for the We Players in San Francisco.
Andrew Reilley has worked with our team for over 10 years. This will be his first major role in one of our pictures and we couldn't be more excited!