ignacio Borderes

Ignacio “Sean” Borderes was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to New York City in 2013 where he attended the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. He made his Off Broadway debut in 2015 with the play "The Black Book" and has been gradually starring on more Network TV shows like "I Love You... but I Lied" and "Scorned". His recent work on the short "The Trial of Everett Mann" has won him several best actor awards in film festivals around the world. He recently starred in the Metallica music video "Am I Savage? For Ignacio, working on Into the Valli (2017) was an amazing experience and his first lead role in a U.S. feature. 

TIA Link

Tia Link is a recovering lawyer, re-finding joy through acting. She spent her youth in Bountiful, Utah (yes, that's a real town) playing soccer and being a gigantic nerd before moving overseas (London, Sydney, etc) to lawyer and pay off her student-loan debt. She's now finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up and has been dividing her time between various film and theater projects. Tia really enjoyed played the complicated character of Marianne/Melissa and working with such talented cast and crew.

sARAH Sutliff

 

Sarah is a graduate of Wagner College. Continued studies at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Pearl Theatre Conservatory, and The Atlantic Acting School. Resident performer with Galli Theater NY, The Once Upon a Time Players, the Murder Mystery Co., and How We GLOW. March 2016 featured theatre artist at the International Women’s Art Salon at Dixon Place. Past theatrical work: Juliana (The Duplex), The [Naked] Tempest (Torn Out Theater), Sarah Kane's Crave (Black Note Theatre), The Favor (Chicago Fringe Festival), Lola and the Planet of Glorious Diversity (The Alchemical Theatre Lab). Founder and Artistic Director of the Rebel Playhouse. Sarah stars in the upcoming feature film Into the Valli directed by Pat Bradley and Nick Buscarino.

DOUGLAS Taurel

Originally from Houston, Texas and son of Hispanic parents, Douglas Taurel has worked on many of NY’s TV dramas: Mr. Robot, Blue Bloods, The Americans, The Following, Damages and Nurse Jackie to name a few.  Douglas has a deep passion for independent films and has appeared in numerous projects including: Delivery at the HBO Latin Films Festival, Help Wanted (Cinequest Online Viewer’s Choice), La Vida Blanca (L.A Film Festival Winner) and recently including a supporting role in the 2015 independent feature film The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler and Dustan Hoffman; directed by Tom McCarthy. Recently, Douglas has been touring and performing his one-man show The American Soldier, and recently performed at the Kennedy Center during inauguration weekend.  Douglas is extremely grateful to Pat and Nick for the opportunity to be part of Into the Valli and help tell their story. 

Christopher D'amato

Christopher is thrilled to have been part of Into the Valli as young Chris Parrella. He has appeared in several television shows including Law and Order SVU. He has also had principal roles in recent commercials for Power Home Remodeling and Hausvac. He played Tiny Tim in a local production of A Christmas Carol with Theater Box Productions in Floral Park, N.Y. He just completed a local tour with Plaza Theatrical’s production of Beauty and the Beast in which he played the role of Chip. He resides in Floral Park, N.Y. with his family where he attends third grade.

Victoria Szel

Tori Szel is 12 years old, was born in Westchester NY and lives in Harrison with her mom, dad and her 2 adopted dogs (Bella and Maci). She started acing when she was 4 years old and has been in commercials, short films, music videos, and theater. Tori loves to play challenging roles and was excited to play Dawn Parrella in the upcoming feature film Into the Valli. She volunteers at an animal shelter, loves to read, listen to music, hung out with her friends and play with her dogs in her free time. Tori is also a swimmer (US) team. She is competing in the Silver championship this winter. Tori is a very well-grounded young actor, with a love for the business and all the world has to offer. 

jAMIE Ragusa

Jamie Ragusa is a New York based actress. She studies acting with Caroline Thomas at Total Theatre Lab, and at The Lee Strasberg Institute. Jamie’s recent projects include: A leading role as Jennifer Tanner in the independent feature film, “Nefarious,” a leading role as Sharon in DeVo Nelson’s short play series of Hokum Arts, supporting role as Brenda for “In Our Backyard” web series, and supporting role as Margaret Parrella in feature film, “Into The Valli.” Jamie holds a B.A. in Dance, and an M.A. in Communications from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. 

JEANNE Mailloux

Jeanne Mailloux studied at the William Esper Studio, finishing the master-class with the master Mr. Esper himself: in which she worked on the poetry of Tennessee Williams and the wit of Chekhov. In the meantime, Jeanne has been busy with principle roles in two web-series currently shooting, short films that have been selected for the Miami International Film Fest, the NY Shorts Fest and Short of the Week to name a few. She also landed a role in the sizzle reel for a TV drama that premiered at Cannes 2017. Ever fascinated by stories, she is currently co-writing two features, one is set to film next year. Jeanne Mailloux is based in NYC but believes home is where the adventure is and constantly explores the USA and abroad. Into the Valli will be Jeanne's feature film debut.

Tayleur Velasquez

Tayleur Velazquez began her ballet training with Joan Shelton Mason in 1996, and has since worked with prestigious companies such as Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Moscow Ballet of Russia. Her passion for acting grew out of her dance training, and has resulted in a long line of theatre credits including a notable performance as Dream Laurie in Oklahoma. On screen, Tayleur can be seen as Cheri Walsh in Pat Bradley and Nick Buscarino’s Into the Valli (2017), and as Sasha in Madison Best’s upcoming Girl/Boy (2017). In her spare time, Tayleur enjoys painting, reading the classics, and watching silent films. She would like to thank her family for supporting her crazy ambitions, and her dance teacher Joan for instilling within her drive, dedication, and an insatiable passion for the arts.

ANTHONY Antonelli

Anthony Antonelli was born and raised in the west side of New York City known as Hell's Kitchen. Anthony began his singing career at the age of twelve and was a two-time winner on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. In the late fifties, Anthony started his first vocal group called The Young Lads. Anthony's contract was sold to Music Tone Records where he joined a group called "The Classics". Today Anthony is presently singing and touring nationally with the group “The Crests” singing their hit songs; 16 Candles, Calling All Angels, and Step-by-Step just to name a few.

HOLLIN Halley

Hollin Haley is an actress and model who hails from Texas and is now residing in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Theatre & Dance. Hollin, recently selected as a Trophy Presenter for the 59th annual Grammy’s has done a multitude of commercials, films, and print work! You can see Hollin next in the upcoming feature film Into the Valli directed by Pat Bradley & Nick Buscarino.

TAURICE Artis

Tauríce Artis is an actor born and raised in New York City. He is a former student of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. His film credits include Shoot for Life (2015), Sensory Deprivation (2015), One of Too Many: Part 1 (2016), Addicts Abuse (2016), Reversed Destiny (2017) and Into the Valli (2017).

BRENDAN Jennings

Brendan Jennings is a 24 year old actor from Montgomery NY who graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a major in Fine and Performing Arts, concentrating in theatre. Trained acting in theater, Brendan has a diverse skill set to allowed his presence be as apparent on film as it is on the stage. You can find Brendan in multiple background roles of many international film as well as a waiter in the Sundance film, King Cobra. This is Brendan’s first speaking role on film.

NATHALIE Rock

Nathalie Rock was born in Manhattan, New York as Nathalie Fabienne Rock, the only child of an English rock ’n’ roll photographer and a Staten Island, New York-bred former fashion designer. Raised in Staten Island, she has British, Sicilian, Irish and German ancestry. She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy, an all-girls parochial school on Staten Island, and attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. 

MIKE Gucciardo

Michael Gucciardo is from Saratoga Springs, New York but was born in Flushing, Queens. Michael has been seen in HBOs boardwalk empire series finale and feature films such as The Intern and The Dark Knight Rises. Michael has been deepening his circumstances every part he gets and isn't afraid to go outside of the box.