Annamarie Kenoyer is an actress who, after relocating to LA from her childhood home in Wisconsin, has been working steadily for the past decade. She recurred as Kimmy Salinger on NBC's "Southland," after previously appearing regularly as Ashley Whitaker on the hit show "Medium." She's worked extensively in TV dramas; Guest spots include shows such as "Lie to Me," "United States of Tara," "Numb3rs," and countless others.
In 2014, she recurred on ABC Family's "The Fosters" as Becca, a troubled teen in a group home. She recently wrapped the independent feature film "Sins of Our Youth." She's represented by AKA and Management 101.
Travis Quentin Young
Travis Quentin Young is an American actor from Louisiana who has worked in both TV and in film, portraying a wide range of characters. In ABC Family's "Teen Spirit," he played Colin, a geeky AV nerd. His work in Independent Film includes his performance in "The Replacement Child," which garnered him an award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor at the Winnipeg International Film Festival, and Best Actor at the Barbados International Film Festival. He recently appeared as a supporting role in the feature film, "The Automatic Hate," (directed by Justin Lerner), working alongside Deborah Ann Woll and Joseph Cross. The film is expected to enter the festival circuit in 2015.
"Lola" / Writer/ Director
Valerie Brandy is an actress, screenwriter, and filmmaker based in LA. As a writer, she's written for both television networks and film studios, and served as a Staff Writer for Walt Disney Studios live-action feature division. As an actor, she recurred on FX's emmy award-winning series "Justified" as Trixie, working with Mykelti Williamson in episodes directed by Adam Arkin. She wrote her first full length screenplay "Dying with Daisy" in 2011, and it was a quarterfinalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) that same year. Features and shorts she's performed in have appeared in festivals across the country, including Tribeca, AFI, the Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival, and many others. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA, the WGA, and graduated from UCLA as an Alumni Scholar in three years, with honors. She is repped by the Gersh Agency, Littman Talent Group, and RED Talent Management. She enjoys creating socially conscious media that features dynamic characters with untraditional trajectories.
"Lola's Last Letter" marks her debut as a director.
Cast & Crew Bios
Peter Banifaz is an actor, writer, and improviser residing in Los Angeles. Born in Tehran, Iran Peter immigrated with his family to Los Angeles at the age of 6. He always had a love for storytelling and got involved with theater in high school. After he graduated college he decided to set out and begin his dream of becoming an actor. He first began studying acting under the respected film actress Kim Darby, then later with famed stage actress Lindsay Crouse. Peter has also studied with Louis Smith, Tom Todoroff and Doug Warhit. Peter has studied and performed at the famed upright Citizens Brigade in West Hollywood, where he studied under legendary improvisers Billy Merritt, Sean Conroy, Alex Fernie, Suzi Barrett and a host of others. He has been in several national commercials, and guest starring roles in pilots for ABC as well the CBS hit show "Mom". He continues to perform regularly all around LA with various improv groups, and hosts two weekly shows showcasing comedic sketch and improv talent in LA. Peter is an avid amateur boxer, animal lover, and holds a Masters in Business Administration as well. He is represented by Avant Artists and RRM.
Tom Colitt is an actor based in Los Angeles who has portrayed a wide range of varying characters. From appearing as a psychotic drug lord in “On the Rocks,” to depicting a holocaust victim in “Kristall-Nacht Sonata,” Tom’s work exemplifies his adaptability as an artist. He has completed two feature films—“The Lost Woman,” and Phil Cobb’s “Dinner for Four”— both of which are currently available on video on demand. In 2012, he won the award for best male lead actor from 52 Films/ 52 Weeks for his appearance as a schizophrenic killer in “The Interrogation.” The diversity of Tom’s work extends not just through character, but through genre, as he’s currently appearing in the comedy series “Wise Talk,” which can be seen on Funny or Die.
Tom grew up in New York and Berlin, and frequently entertained the cast of Lola’s Last Letter with stories from his childhood, many of which involved motorcycles and espionage. He is repped by the Green Agency and RED Talent management.
Director of Photography
Katie Walker has been working as a cinematographer for over five years, shooting everything from music videos to documentaries, narrative to reality. She completed her MFA in Film Production at USC in May 2011, where she shot over twenty short films and three thesis films. Her love for filmmaking sprung from her background in photography as well as through her undergraduate degree in literature, which developed her love for storytelling.
Katie recently finished post production on “Bread and Butter,” a feature film about the trials of finding storybook romance in the real world. She also shoots regularly for the KCET documentary series “City Walk” which discusses the changing way communities are becoming more walkable in an increasingly health conscious world. “Lola’s Last Letter” is the second feature film Katie has shot. It’s unique found footage style allowed her to fuse her love of documentary and experimental filmmaking into a narrative film.
Sherri Lennon began her career in entertainment as a producer, working to help low budget and micro-budget films secure financing. After interacting with artists and recognizing a need for more personalized, boutique representation, she decided to become a talent manager and opened up RED Talent Management. Her management philosophy encompasses meeting not only a client's immediate needs as an actor, but outlining long-term career goals and helping to shape a multi-faceted, meaningful artistic career over decades. She is a proud member of the Talent Manager's Association, and is a certified mediator and conflict resolution specialist.