At the age of 19, Aaron moved to Los Angeles where he spent five years learning filmmaking (on both sides of the camera) but always kept a strong passion for acting. At 25, he moved to New Orleans, with its newly thriving film industry. There, his acting career ignited with supporting roles in films, such as Netflix’s The Dirt, The Campaign, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Get on Up along with TV Shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Bonnie & Clyde. Since 2014, Aaron has split his time between Los Angeles and New Orleans writing, directing, and producing. With 3 features completed (Sulfur, Go Crazy Go Mad, and End Trip) and 3 more slated for 2018, Aaron’s promising indie film career is booming.
Dean West, a native of Louisiana, actor, filmmaker, and acting coach at the Dean West Acting Studio, became involved with acting and creating when he was just a kid. At the age of 18, Dean moved to Los Angeles and dove deeper into acting training and creating shorts and independent films. He trained under the renowned acting coach, Aaron Speiser, who coaches Will Smith, Virginia Madsen, Gerard Butler, Dwayne Johnson, Mandy Moore and others, for more than eight years; and, he still continues to work with and keep in touch with Aaron. Dean has starred in numerous national commercials, independent films, and television shows, including Preacher, Bonnie and Clyde, The Vampire Diaries, Treme, Drop Dead Diva, Ravenswood, and How I Met Your Met Your Mother to name a few. Some of his films include The Highwaymen, The Butler, LBJ, When We First Met, Race To Win, Starving Games, Never Back Down II, The Ledge, and Skyler (for which he won ‘Best Actor’ at the Los Angeles Film Festival). In addition, Dean has worked opposite stars such as Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, Rob Reiner, Terrence Howard, Liv Tyler, Lee Daniels, Melissa Leo, Adam Devine and the list goes on. Dean has completed three feature films on the producing side and has worked in front of the camera, behind the camera, holding the camera, all the way to writing the script, as he doesn't consider himself a producer but more of a filmmaker.
Ashley grew up in the small farm town of Lamar, Missouri. The youngest of the three siblings, Ashley was raised to have a relentless work ethic. At the age of seven, she became a competitive equestrian and spent many years showing horses all over North America with much success. Fresh out of college, she started a fashion company with her sister but soon discovered that wasn’t where her heart was. By a twist of fate, she found acting and filmmaking and has never looked back. Ashley has starred in numerous films, most recently the newly released Go Crazy Go Mad (which she also co-directed and co-wrote) and Robert G. Putka’s follow up feature, We Used to Know Each Other. She can also be seen in multiple episodes of the NBC limited series, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, as Diane Vandermolen.
Michelle West, is an actor, blogger at themichellewest.com, and former Miss Louisiana USA. She is a New Orleans native and alumni of Southeastern Louisiana University. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and modeled for companies such as Michael Antonio shoes, Cutesy Girl Clothing, and Surf Illustrated to name a few. During this time, she was working as an actor, as well. She met her husband, Dean, also from Louisiana, and they decided to move back to Louisiana to dive into the booming film industry in their home state. Since then, Michelle has worked as a recurring character opposite John Goodman on the HBO series, TREME. She can also be seen on other television shows, Common Law and Entourage, and she is attached to the upcoming television project, Cypress Bayou, as the lead role, Gypsy Lasalle. She has starred in many independent films both in Los Angeles and New Orleans, including Skyler, 1959, and Indecent Justice, and is a two-time “Best Actress” winner at the LC Film Festival. The most recent films Michelle has completed include, Don’t Kill It, starring Dolph Lundgren, Mississippi River Sharks, starring Jason London and Cassandra Steele, and Gothic Harvest, starring Lin Shayne.