Meet The Cast
Sol is a North Carolina transplant via Texas, who has lived in the Triangle for the past eight years. They met the director of "The Hunt" through a free photography class at the Durham Public Library and was recruited to act in the film for their sparkling personality. Sol's most recent acting roles include "angel #1" in church Christmas Pageants and playing the role of "dog" in the 4th grade musical. Sol is a broke non-profit worker and would love to find more "free" resources for learning about photography/videography. They enjoy the creativity involved with being in front of and behind the camera (despite having no formal training- or cameras). Sol is thankful for the "I don't want to see or be seen by straight people" setting on dating apps".
Trisha Chaudhuri is a young woman, who since childhood, has possessed interests that span many fields of art and design. These passions directed her towards attending the Savannah College of Art and Design to pursue a masters in architecture. Trisha is currently shifting focus into graphic design and enjoys her classes, while freelancing on the side. Though she is chasing career paths in the design field, Trisha's passion for dance and the performing arts continues. She has been dancing since the age of six; one of her highlights being a dancer in the 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Macy's Great American Marching Band. In the past few years she has dived into exploring the performing arts world in the form of film acting and has taken part in short films with local Raleigh-Durham film creators. Trisha even stepped in as a production assistant for "The Hunt" between her scenes. She looks forward to expanding further into television and film projects within the entertainment industry. You can follow Trisha on Instagram @momentsoftrish and reach her through email for inquiries and comments.
Dillon D'Ambrosio is a mostly underqualified, yet charismatic- "enough to get away with it"-small-town boy, originally from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. After being a butcher for most of his adult life, Dillon is a new face to the production scene. He's worked his way from his first production assistant job to a full-time production coordinator in reality tv, with no formal training. Dillon has translated his love of being seen on stage, playing guitar and singing in bands, to being in front of the camera. He is always seeking new adventures and opportunities to learn, grow, and express himself creatively. Dillon also assisted in the sound department on "The Hunt" as a second boom operator when he wasn't needed in front of the camera.
"The Ex-Frat Boy"
Kristopher Hanks hails from the great white frozen tundra of the North—New Hampshire. He began studying Theatre Performance while at Plymouth State University before moving to North Carolina in 2013, for the birth of his son. Once in the Tar Heel State, he began picking up steam with his acting career. Kristopher’s career has thus far seen him star in several short films from across the region, local stage plays, and many well-run commercial spots. Currently, he has taken a step back from acting to focus on another of his passions, soccer. Kristopher is currently the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He hopes to find a way to blend his affinity for the camera and his love of the game in the future. Also, keeping her fingers crossed for that opportunity to come is his beautiful wife, Victoria. The entire Hanks Family hopes you enjoy this production!
Alejandro Joaquin steps in to play the eccentric "Catfish" character in “The Hunt”. Alejandro is an actor and director from Durham, North Carolina, originally from Mexico. He is currently studying filmmaking at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. He loves every part of filmmaking from pre to post production. Alejandro had a blast playing this character and hopes to bring more zany characters to life on the silverscreen. And when he wasn't needed in a scene, Alejandro also stepped in as a production assistant on "The Hunt".
Ricky Williams is a firefighter and personal trainer from Durham, North Carolina. He is an North Carolina State University alumnus with a background in marketing. Although modeling and acting are currently part-time pursuits, Ricky loves working in media and plans to continue seeking out opportunities to learn and grow in the creative field.
Elizabeth M. Quesada is a stage actor making her film debut in "The Hunt". She is often seen in productions around the Triangle, since moving to North Carolina from Connecticut in 2015. Elizabeth continues to pursue her passions with support from her friends, family and Dan. You can follow her on Instagram @elizabethmquesada
"The Gay Best Friend"
Dan is a traditional stage actor making his film debut. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Dan got his Bachelors Degree from Wake Forest University. He has worked as an actor and stand up comedian primarily in Philadelphia, PA and Raleigh, NC the latter of which he currently resides in. Thanks to his family, Cloran, and Libby. You can follow him on Instagram @Dan_M_Hawkins
Oliver Riera is professional actor and improviser who has worked in film, commercially, and on stage. He is well versed in both improv and acting. Oliver has always been in a passionate pursuit of his craft both as an actor and filmmaker. Oliver has also been fortunate to study with Rich Talerico (Head Writer for Key and Peele, Mad TV, SNL, Tonight Show), as well as Emmy Winning Director/Actress Joan Darling, Kerry Shear (who studied directly with Lee Strasburg). As a teacher, he has worked on getting students out of their shell, into their craft, and teaching them how to become outstanding performers both on film and stage, as well as coaching/taping different actors for auditions they have for major TV/Film/Stage. Oliver can also be seen on CMT’s Hit TV Show; Nashville. As well as other films he has directed and produced.
Robert started his acting career when he was eight years old and has been in entertainment industry for twenty years. He has starred in many independent short films in North Carolina but, will be moving to Nevada in 2020, to pursue bigger ventures.
Kenny Ortiz is making his film debut in "The Hunt". He studied acting under Oliver Riera in Raleigh, NC and hopes to continue with his creative endeavors.