Worldfest 2017 - The Actors - Welling Films

April 19, 2017

 

Here is a list of the lead actors in the 2017 film entries and screenings for WorldFest International Film Festival this year from Welling Films.

 

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films 

 

Preslee Bishop, Christian Madison, Lauren Remo 

Preslee is a rising star who has grown up around Welling Films productions. She cut her teeth in feature Welling Films productions "Project Aether" and "The Legend of DarkHorse County," and proved that she is a pint-sized force to be reckoned with!

 

Christian and Lauren are the Fox and the Hound who dog her every move in "Strange Bird."

Still frame: If I Could Bark       © Welling Films

 

Don Miller

Don is a notable newcomer to Welling Films, and a very welcome addition. He appears in two films with us this year, "The Last Ride," and "If I Could Bark."

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

Katia Hadjiyska

Katia is a successful Houston realtor appearing in "Strange Bird," her first film. In the film, she speaks in both English and her native Bulgarian. 

Still frame: Kreep       © Welling Films

 

Monika Leigh

Monika is an alumna of season 5 of hit reality singing competition "The Voice" and makes her Welling Films debut in "Kreep."

Still frame: If I Could Bark       © Welling Films

 

Ranger Welling

Ranger is the real star of the show, of course. His chew toys and belly rubs come first.

 

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

Nick W. Nicholson, Jen Barbeito

Nick is a major fan favorite in the Houston film scene, and we're thrilled to have him back. His villainous turn in "The Legend of DarkHorse County" won accolades for Nick and Welling Films, and since then he has appeared in blockbuster hits all over the world. Agent Tasker is an exciting return for 2017.

 

Jen is a great friend to Welling Films. Despite having done nearly every role for Welling Films behind the camera, this is her first dramatic role on camera, after winning the hearts of audiences in a wild comedic turn in "Love for All Seasons," and a serious leading role in the

documentary "The House of Dreams," the original Welling Films motion picture.

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

Brandon Itz

Brandon is an exciting returning actor, having appeared in several productions with us over the years.

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

Emilio Dosal

Emilio has been a Welling Films regular since the very beginning, appearing in AXI episodes since season 1.

 

Still frame: Kreep      © Welling Films

 

Phillip Chbeeb

Phillip (AKA Pacman) is a longtime member of the Welling Films and AXI core team, as well as a popular veteran of TV reality dance competition "So You Think You Can Dance."

Still frame:   © Welling Films

 

Sarah and Kole Kuklewski

Sarah and Kole are first timers on the Welling Films scene, and we welcome them with open arms to our film family.

Still frame: Kiss Cook Bang Bang       © Welling Films

 

Claudia Cox

Claudia is another longtime member of the Welling Films crew. She has appeared in "The Serf" and "Beyond the Yellow Brick Road," as well as two soon-to-be-released shorts. "Kiss Cook Bang Bang" is her first leading role.

Still frame: Kiss Cook Bang Bang       © Welling Films

 

Michelle Simmons-Welling

Michelle is first mate of the Welling Films ship. She keeps director husband Shawn Welling in line (and sane) through the long filming process. She appears in "Kiss Cook Bang Bang."

 

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

James

James is the mysterious narrator to "Strange Bird."

 

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films 

 

Skye Todaro

Skye is our human version of the K9 in"IF I Could Bark" and she is a regular in Welling Films production. Starring in multiple AXI films including the hit feature "The Game"

 

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

Lee Gailey

Lee is a veteran of Welling Films' unique brand of filmmaking. He appears in "Strange Bird."

 

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

 

Victoria Natalia, Zach Derr, Melissa Riedel

Victoria appears as Trixie the Clown, seldom seen without her gang of Nightcrawlers. This is the first Welling Films appearance for all.

 

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

ZED Men

The ZED Men present an authoritarian evil in "Strange Bird." Though nameless and (almost) faceless in "Strange Bird," they are portrayed by Daren Hightower, Michael Charlie Lucas, Roger Scott Budge, and Kendrick Miguel Wilson.

Still frame: If I Could Talk       © Welling Films

 

Kalyssa Noelle

Kalyssa is most well know for her dance roles with Welling Films and her lead role in the Les Twins AXI episode, "Big Tall Wish."  She also co-starred in the viral canine film "If I Could Talk." 

 

Still frame: If I Could Talk       © Welling Films

 

Max Welling

Max was the four-legged star of Welling Films most well known movie to date, "If I Could Talk."

Still frame: Strange Bird       © Welling Films

 

Shawn Welling

Shawn is the force behind the mayhem. These films are a glimpse into his mind. He also appears as Dr. Blackburn in "Strange Bird."

 

 

 

2017 Welling Films crew:

 

Executive Producers: Don Miller, Shawn Welling

 

Director: Shawn Welling

 

Writers: Shawn Welling, Nathan Carliner Goldman, Miriam Esther Goldman

 

Camera Department: Art Giraldo, Duncan Johnson, Jena Willard, Michelle Simmons, Shawn Welling, David Butler, Roger Scott Budge

 

Drone Operator: Michelle Simmons, Duncan Johnson, Art Giraldo, David Butler

 

Itinerary

 

when:

Sunday 7pm - 9pm April 23rd, 2017 - Screening (public)

Sunday 7pm - 9pm April 30th, 2017 - Screening (public)

 

where:

AMC Studio 30 on Dunvale Rd. - Screening (public)

Westchase Marriott Hotel, 2900 Briarpark Dr. - Banqet (by invitation only)

 

how:

cast and crew formal attire, dressy casual for public (screenings)

coat and tie (banquet)

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