Cast & Crew

Jasmine Deanne Andrews


Jasmine Deanne Andrews is an award-winning screenwriter, director, film score composer, and the published author of Sullied Bride.  Her film, Then Sings My Soul, won accolades in 2024 for Best Ensemble Cast at the Virginia Black Film Festival, Best Cinematography and Best First Time Actress at the World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF).  Her IMDb credits include the 2021 feature film Natalie’s Abortion and the 2019 feature film The Curse of EVE, where she won the category of Best Director at the World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF).  She received 2nd place in the 2018-2019 Virginia Production Alliance Screenwriting Competition for Natalie’s Abortion.  As the Communication Specialist for Transitions Family Violence Services, she has created a series of short films that raise awareness for domestic violence.  Jasmine is passionate about women’s issues and is devoted to writing and filmmaking as an art.  She is deeply involved in the community and created her production company, Sullied Bride Productions, to give women the opportunity to, “Tell our stories ourselves.”  

Arlyne Spalla 

Award Winning Actress 

Arlyne Spalla is an award winning actress.  She has won Best Actress for the film, Natalie's Abortion & Best Supporting Role from the World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) for several films: Serial Madness, Romeo Must Die Again, A Walk to Remember, and La Taous Nikita which was filmed in New York City.  She was also nominated for Best Supporting Role in The Curse of EVE.  Arlyne has been acting on stage for years and is a member of two improv groups, LAMP (laughter as medicine productions) and Fresh Option.  She currently works in Entertainment at Busch Gardens as a Scare Actor, and she performs at Sesame as a costumed character. 

Arlyne Spalla Featured in the Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA commercial for the “The World’s Fastest Multi-Launch Coaster.” Pantheon!  

Arlyne poses with her cast members at the WMIFF Gala after winning the award for Best Supporting Role

Arlyne on set with award winning cinematographer Aaron R. Sampon for a scene from The Robot, The Creator

Arlyne after a stage fight on the set of the Web series comedy "Next" directed by Ronald Lindsey on Fresh Option TV

David Freer

 Award Winning Actor 

David S. Freer is a SAG-AFTRA actor.  He was featured in the 2005 film The Poseidon Adventure.  His other film credits include Distortion in LA, Henchman, John Adams, The HBO special The Good German, and many more.  He was featured in television roles in Grays Anatomy, Housewives, and Wild West.  David S. Freer has a large fan base following his pull-up world record attempt and his work as a personal trainer.  He has a Masters in Nutrition and a Certification in Personal Training.  As a man born with a slight hearing impairment he works for the great charity cause for the Hearing Health Foundation, representing the hearing impaired community in film and media. 

David Freer holding his award for Best Actor at the 2021 WMIFF for his role as Patrick Davis in Natalie's Abortion 

David dedicated this award to his late mother.  Although she couldn't be there physically she will always be there in his heart.  

Scene from Natalie's Abortion 

Pat (David Freer) wants to comfort his wife but is unsure how to approach her as she struggles with PTSD after the attack.  

Megan Rene 

Award Winning Actress 

Megan Rene is an actress and model, native to Hampton Roads. One of her biggest accomplishments thus far was winning the “Best Actress” award in the DMV, for her lead role in “The Curse of EVE” at the World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF). Recently, she was an extra in the Hulu hit series “Dopesick” and is also now a 3x published model. She is also known for various projects- from performing music, music videos, commercials, short films, web series, to also doing promo and print modeling. 

You can also find Megan featured in magazines such as Vigour, Edith, and Selin, as well as multiple other movie projects such as “And you call yourself a Christian”. Every day Megan grows as an artist and continues to build her way to the top!  

Mel Thomas 

Mel Thomas is an actor who started his sophomore year in high school.  A shy kid growing up, he used theatre as a way of expressing himself and fell in love with the stage. His stage work includes God don't like ugly as Eric/ER, Bad boys of the Bible as King Herold, and Hirem & Nettie a Love Slave Story as Dalton. Has performed in sketch comedy/variety shows with Laughter as Medicine Productions. He stared as Grant Himmel in The Curse of EVE, where he was nominated for Best Actor at the 2020 World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF).  He was also featured as the gun shop owner in Natalie's Abortion. He has a character named George in the sitcom "Next," a web series Trails of a Christian lawyer as Reverend Johnson, and Blake in The Robot The Creator. His future projects include the Walk on Water series as Timothy Duke, and Adam Smith in Crumble.  

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Joel "El Nino" Roman

Joel Roman is a character actor that was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT. His parents are Maria and Noel Roman. He also has a younger brother and sister named Jonathan and Jeanette Roman.    


Represented by Sylvia Hutson Agency, Joel is an experienced actor and is a member of SAG/AFTRA. 


Throughout his career Joel has acted in movies such as: Cielto Lindo (alongside 'CSI: Miami' Adam Rodriguez), The Journey, Dockweiler (alongside Tony Todd), Skid Marks (alongside  'Glee' Dianna Agron) , The Grind (alongside Danny Trejo), Remembering Phil (alongside Nicholas Turturro) and Dibs playing strong lead and supporting characters. Joel appeared on TV shows like Law & Order, Johnny Zero, Filmfakers, Americas Most Wanted, ICarly, Happily Never After and FBI: Criminal Pursuit. Joel has also done Off-Broadway plays in New York and California, including A Midsummer's Night Dream (alongside former Miss America Kate Shindle and NFL Hall of Famer John Riggins) and the Madwoman of Chaillot. Joel has done commercials for McDonalds, Wal-Mart, and Spanish TV station Mun 2.


Joel started acting during his senior year in Warren Harding High school and attended RCA, better known as Regional Center for Arts. After he graduated in 2000, he continued to work on his craft and attended Housatonic Community College, where he took acting classes. He attended workshops in New York at TVI Studios and trained with independent coaches. In addition, Joel studied and took workshops while living in Hollywood, CA.


His one man show, “Hollywood’s Lost Child, It Ain’t Easy being Godly gave him a great opportunity to use his skills. He wrote, co-directed, and produced his one man show. He performed it at Housatonic theater in Connecticut and in New York at the One Act Festival. He's also won the best actor award at the Smithfield One Act Festival in Virginia in August 2013. He will be performing his play under a new name, “Hollywood to Holiness: It Ain’t Easy Being Godly” in surrounding cities and wherever God calls him to minister this amazing message.


Joel Made his directorial debut with a remake of Othello, “MyOthello,” through Americorps, which he urbanized the production by switching around the set, wardrobe, and some of the language in the script in the summer of 2011. The motive behind this remake was so that today’s youth could understand and relate to Othello. Joel always gives all the praise and glory to God and thanks Him for all the blessings He has given him.