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Cari Sanders/Zoey
Cari Sanders is a Los Angeles-based actress who made her film debut in Shellter.  Prior to Shellter, Cari performed in several theatre productions throughout Los Angeles.  She most recently completed filming on the independent feature film Tsunami Beach

Will Tulin/Doctor
Actor and broadcaster William David Tulin makes his feature film debut in SHELLTER. He has appeared in several short films and has worked as a theater actor for several years. William currently hosts a morning radio show in San Diego, California.

Maria Olsen/Nurse
Maria is originally from South Africa and her three years in this country have been stuffed full of theater, film and other such wonderful things. You can see what she's been up to on

Kurshila Martini/Sassy
Kiwi actress Kurshila Martini has twenty years theatrical experience including Radio and Television, both in New Zealand and America. Kurshila is also no stranger to the Stage, having appeared in a number of popular works. SHELLTER is Kurshila’s third film, and her deranged and demented character Sassy is a far cry from the dusty long days as a Gem Girl in the brothels of HBO’s 'Deadwood'.

Adam Fleck/Fearless
Adam has a diverse entertainment background spanning 25 years that include stage, film, and television. He is happy to be working with Dan again, and looks forward to future opportunities with Nervousa films. More information can be found at

Leah Grimsson/Stacy
Leah has been working extensively in theater and film in New York and Los Angeles. This is her third feature film, and has a lead role in a theatrical release coming in early 2009.

Alex Petrovitch/Bob
Since moving to Los Angeles, Alex has starred in numerous independent films, television shows, and commercials. Most notably, Alex guest starred on ABC's hit show, LOST. Alex also has a role in "American Cowslip", a new independent feature film starring Val Kilmer, Cloris Leachman and Rip Torn. This is Alex’s second film with Dan Donley and Nervousa Films. For more information on Alex Petrovitch, check out


Kelsie Stevens/Little Blonde Girl
This is Kelsie’s first feature film, but not the first time she’s been a star in the camera lens of her number one fan, Dan Donley. She enjoys playing with dogs, the color pink, and her 3rd grade class.


Erin Rae Miller/Amy
Erin Rae is an actress/writer. She's been working in Hollywood for 3 years in a variety of artistic endeavors. She loves SoCal and aims for longevity in the business.

Beth Hettig/Betty
Actor Beth Hettig is a newbie to the industry. This is her first role in a full-length film. She currently works as a web producer for a leading technology company in Southern California.

Christine Little/Janet
Christine is from Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. While at IU she discovered that acting really turned her on so she decided that upon graduation from IU she would pack up and move to L.A. to purse her dream; and she did just that. Christine can be spotted performing locally in an all female cast of Monty Python sketches. You can also see her doing improv at LA Connection Comedy Theatre.

Sophie King/Emily
Sophie recently relocated to Los Angeles from Melbourne, Australia where she worked in theatre, film and television. This is Sophie's first horror film and first time in the electric chair.

Michelle Blum/Lucy
This is Michelle's first feature film with Dan Donley and Nervousa Films. Michelle is also currently starring in another independent feature film, "Chrysalis", and has appeared on CBS's “The Bold and The Beautiful”.

Vinnie Bilacio/Joe
Indiana native Vinnie Bilacio is not only an accomplished actor with over 20 feature film credits, but is also an accomplished filmmaker as a writer, director and producer. This is the second time Vinnie has acted in one of Dan Donley’s films, and Dan has DP’d one of Vinnie’s productions.

Elizabeth Carlisle/Tina
Elizabeth has had roles in several films including Chris Rock's “Head of State” and Roger Corman's “Supergator”. She loves acting, Bikram Yoga, her cats, and doing Stand Up Comedy. SHELLTER was her first time being killed in a film and she loved every minute of it!

Shari Gulley/Wendy

Shari Gulley hails from the Washington DC metropolitan area and has been singing and acting since grade school. After graduating from Virginia Tech, she continued her acting at The Theatre Lab in DC. Recent credits include a role on daytime soap "Passions", Nickelodeon’s “Just Jordan” and two supporting roles in upcoming full-length horror features where she fulfilled her dream of being massacred to death. For more information, please visit


Katelyn Gault 1st Horror film girl
Brittney Daylee 2nd Horror film girl
Michelle Merker 1st Newscaster
Mike Villani Narrator
Pat Matthews 2nd Newscaster
Chelsea Caputo Medical Assistant
Carli Caputo Patient
Carol Merker TV Fallen woman
Stephanie Hannah Home Improver
Lisa Hart TV Sitcom Mom
Ariel Donley Sitcom Daughter
Cameron Donley Rock Video Star
Michelle Merker Producer
Dan Donley Director of Photography
Michael Harrington Editor
Lisa Hart Production Facilitator
Richard Sedota Art Director
Leah Amaro Makeup
Ashlee Collins Makeup
Justin Neilsen Chief Lighting Technician
Larry Smith BTS Camera



  Last Updated 2/8/14