Dara Yazdani (James)

Dara started acting for the stage with the Acme Theatre Company in his hometown of Davis, California. During his four years with the company, he appeared in such roles as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Wang in The Good Person of Szechwan, Zanetto and Tonino in The Venetian Twins, and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, among numerous others. Since then he has worked with the Ghostlight Theatre Festival, Barnyard Theatre, and has trained in Oxford at the British-American Drama Academy. After studying at both American River and Sacramento City Colleges, Dara transferred to San Francisco State University, where he is currently earning his B.A. in Drama. SF State theatre productions he has performed in include Don Juan, Machinal, and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Upcoming off-campus stage appearances include roles in SF StageWorks's production of An Inspector Calls at the Boxcar Playhouse and in The Shotgun Players' presentation of Faust Pt. 1, adapted and directed by acclaimed Bay Area director Mark Jackson, performing at the Ashby Stage. Dara is thrilled to be working on Adventures with Seth in what is his first time acting for the camera.

Gavin Lustre (Rayne)

Gavin is a recent transplant from Tennessee to the West Coast. Most of his previous acting work has been on the stage, although he appeared in two student films prior to college where he received a BS in Theatre. He has nothing but good things to say about working with Chris Knox and his crew. "Working with Chris is an invaluable experience. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again." Gavin is constantly submitting and auditioning for new roles and may be seen next year (2009) in Taylor Hackford's "Love Ranch"" and in Ron Howard's "Angels & Demons".

Roksana Azarbaijani (Victoria)

Actor, Dancer, Singer, Musician. At a young age Roksana fell in love with dance and music. Soon she taught herself to dance and play the piano. As she grew, Roksana started to take every dance class she could and sing in school choir. She played a cheerleader in her high school musical "Good News”. She has always believed that acting, singing and dance were interconnected. She brought her performances alive by becoming the character in the dance or song. In time, Roksana began to focus her attention on acting, as she felt this was the ultimate form of expression. Soon, work became more steady and her love and passion for the art of acting grew with each project and class. In just 3 ½ years Roksana has performed in a number of music videos, industrial projects, regional commercials, short films, and feature films. Now she is on board for one of her most exciting projects yet, "Adventures With Seth”.

Sean Horan (Seth)

Sean has been an improvisational performer for over a decade, including the East Bay Devil Mountain Improv League, and the Santa Cruz Improv Festival. Sean began writing the first draft of Adventures With Seth in the fall of 2004. Inspiration for much of the script was derived from improvised characters, scenes, and scenarios. Sean continued to write and rewrite the story intermittently on nights and weekends while juggling jobs and continuing school. His background in sound design and audio production can be seen in the script's strong audio emphasis, making it ideal for an online medium. He is currently a Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) Major at San Francisco State, General Manager of the Student Radio Station (KSFS Radio), and Senior Representative for Student Government (Associated Students Incorporated). Sean will be graduating in the spring of 2009, with the hopes of continuing into a career with a strong creative emphasis.

Erin Coker (Sylvia)

Erin began acting in community and school Theater back in her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colorado at a very young age. But, her love of film took her towards the east coast and to producing and directing for a number of years. After moving to the East Coast she performed in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Block Island Arts Festival, and in independent films and commercials. Since moving west she has continued to make films and produce television for Link TV in San Francisco, recently performed in Imaginative Productions play "Knocked Up", and has finished two viral commercials for local production companies. Erin hopes to continue to grow as professional actress and filmmaker, and is very pleased to be working with such a talented cast and crew on Adventures With Seth.

Mark Heinrich (Joey)

Mark Heinrich caught the acting bug as an extra in the cult movie Lost Boys. Soon after he began his training at the Jean Shelton Method Acting School. He began getting cast in plays and met his wife on stage. They started a theater company called broads off Broadway. Then they focused thier energy on thier digital film company Lightning Zsolt Films named after thier son. Mark can't say enough about the Adventures with Seth cast and crew and is very happy to be apart of it.

Mike Howard (Hank)

Growing up on a farm, working in the medical professional, serving as a cosmetologist to the stars, serving my country for 6 years in the US Navy, as well as having 3 grandchildren gives me a lot to draw on in a scene or commercial when I am building my characters. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and spoiling our 2 dogs. I enjoy riding horses, and reality television. My most recent work this year includes wrapping the Music Video “BANK” for Russian Pop Star Maya, where I was featured as a bank teller in a 1950’s bank robbery. We wrapped the critically acclaimed TV series pilot “Violent Jake,” where I play a hit man. In the suspense thriller “True Romance,” I play the lead character ex-cop Cliff. Recently, I completed the film “The Fence Line” including a scene opposite the lead Nick Scoggin. In the movie drama “Renouncing Angelica” I played a screaming, angry car driver opposite the lead. I’ve also shot a commercial for Agilent Bioanalyzer, a viral video produced by Bison. It has been an exciting year working with Joie Landeaux on cold reading and audition techniques, monologues and scene study for film and television.

Jonathan Vittum (Frank)

Jonathan Vittum has been a writer, actor and director since childhood. He grew up on the east coast in a small town in Vermont. After a series of adventures He finds himself in Oakland California, married to the girl of his dreams and wondering what will happen next…

James Bailey (Miguel)

James Bailey attended Jefferson High School where he took 4 years of drama. He was the lead in a few plays in elementary school but could not be a part of any plays in high school because he was very much into sports. After high school the passion for acting came back and he enrolled in acting classes to sharpen his skills as an actor. Within 2 months of trying to get some credits on his resume he was cast in 3 student films. "The Streets of San Francisco" Art Institute San Francisco. "Blown" Expression college. "Adventures with Seth" UCSF. Although fairly new to the acting scene he looks forward to many more exciting projects and continuously trains to be a better actor.

Carl Schreiber (Hanson)

Carl Schreiber was born and raised in San Jose, California. He first developed a love for acting at the age of seven; however was too involved in sports to pursue other interests. When he was eleven, Carl was in an accident and was unable to walk for almost three years. At Leland High School, he reengaged in sports, TV productions, and photography. Carl was also involved in various martial arts, obtained a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and was on the traveling demonstration team. He occasionally acted in home made videos with friends and once again realized his passion and love for acting. Carl graduated from UCLA where he majored in Economics and also received and AA in Business, AA in Liberal Arts, and a Speech Communication Certificate. He has taken professional acting/theater courses and attended courses through his local community.

Additional Cast

  • Eric Morrow (Asheart)
  • James Bailey (Miguel Rodriguez)
  • Mark McGrath (PR Manager)
  • Ryan Mull (Shannon)
  • Christopher Knox (Bank Manager)
  • Eric Skowkorn (Bill)
  • Olivia Griffin (Carol)
  • Brandy Montreal (Brandy)
  • Mark Azevedo (Mark)
  • Michelle Farley (Pillow Girl #1)
  • Misty Morrison (Pillow Girl #2)
  • Natalie Taylor (Zombie Nurse #1)
  • Sarah Gould (Zombie Nurse #2)
  • Abbie Dwelle (Zombie Nurse #3)
  • Extras
  • Katherine Bale
  • Ken Cistale
  • Kadidia Cooper
  • Nani Dickinson
  • Sergio Guajardo
  • Nina Jenkins
  • Isabelle Johnson
  • Angela Knox
  • Lazar Levine
  • Michael Murillo
  • Chas Petersen
  • Raul Rivera
  • Christina Russo
  • Evan Stern
  • Sarah Stoicich
  • Anna Yu