Ross Partridge – Ray
Ross starred in the critically-acclaimed Duplass Brothers’ film Baghead, released by Sony Pictures Classics after premiering at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. He also recently appeared in Katie Aselton’s The Freebie (Sundance 2010). Ross wrote and directed the feature film Interstate 84, starring Kevin Dillon and Clifton James, which was executive produced by Kevin Spacey and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. He is a co-producer on the Duplass Brothers’ upcoming film Do-Deca-Pentathlon, and was also a producer for Trigger Street Productions, most notably on the award-winning documentary film Uncle Frank and the PBS 9/11 documentary America Rebuilds. Upcoming projects include Steven Schardt and Sean Nelson’s Treatment, co-starring Joshua Leonard, The Lake Effect with Kay Pannbaker, Devon Gummersal’s Low Fidelity, and Feed the Fish, alongside award-winning actors Tony Shaloub and Barry Corbin.
Navi Rawat – Priya
Best known for playing series regular Amita Ramanujan on Numb3rs and Teresa Diaz on The O.C., Navi has also been featured in many other television shows, including 24, Castle, and Burn Notice. She starred in the award-winning independent film, Ocean of Pearls and was featured in Loveless in Los Angeles, the Project Greenlight feature Feast, and the Oscar-winning film, The House of Sand and Fog. Navi is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Piyush Mishra – Ashok
Hailed as a “genius” by Rolling Stone magazine, Piyush Mishra is a 25-year veteran of the stage and screen, famous as both a singer and one of India’s finest actors. He graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, where he started his career as a theatre actor, writer and director before moving to Mumbai and segueing into cinema. Piyush made his film debut with Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se in 1998. He won accolades for his performance as Kaka in Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2003 film Maqbool, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Piyush appeared in Anurag Kashyap’s 2009 movie Gulaal, a movie that took on the taboo issue of caste-based prejudice. He also wrote the lyrics for the songs in the movie, performed some of them, and was the music director of the film. Piyush’s role as Ashok in The Playback Singer marks his first foray into American movies.
Joe Towne – Nathan
A graduate of the USC School of Theatre, Joe spent several seasons on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, most notably in stage adaptations of Reservoir Dogs and the George Lucas sanctioned Star Wars Trilogy in 30 minutes. Joe has guest-starred on several television shows including The Practice, Providence, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, The L Word, Fringe & most recently All My Children. Joe has worked opposite Hillary Swank and Scott Glenn in Freedom Writers (for Paramount) Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick in the remake of The Omen, and Garfield the cat in Garfield: The Movie (both for 20th Century Fox.) Joe has acted in several independent films, one of which, The Hill, played in and won awards at the TriBeCa, Toronto & Berlin film festivals. Joe currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Betsy Beutler – Jade
Betsy is probably best known for her role of Joanie the heroin addict in the NBC series The Black Donnellys, and her role as medical intern Dr. Katie Collins on ABC’s Scrubs. You can also see her as a lovable zombie in Aaah! Zombies!! She is a founding member, writer, and performer of the New York sketch comedy group The Scallywags. She just finished an independent film in which she plays twins. She loves her mom and yours. She hates the smell of mold and bed bugs. She feels honored to be working on such a unique and fun film with such a great cast and crew.