Diya Modi (Anu)
As a young participant in Indus Media ventures in Seattle, young Diya learned the inner workings of film sets, different crew roles and stunts. She appeared in supporting roles in short films and assisted with productions. Diya first caught the attention of Seattle audiences in her stellar live theater performance of Chitrangada in 2009, a production hosted by ACT and Egyptian playwright Yussef El Guindi. She reappeared on the theater stage in 2017 as younger Devi in the live performance of ACT production DEVI. Diya is a consummate Kuchipudi performer. She is trained in classical Indian dance traditions, as well as ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, ANU is Diya’s first feature film as well as her first lead performance.
Eden Campbell (Izzy)
Fifteen-year-old Seattle actor Eden Campbell has been acting professionally in film, commercials and TV since she was six. She has had leading roles in quite a few feature films, playing a wide range of roles — from a ghost who doesn’t know she’s dead in the horror film, Ghostlight, to a truly wild orphan who unites opposites of a war in soon-to-be-released Warmuffin, to the half-crazy yet lovable Cheddar in They Reach, for which she channeled Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In her latest film, Fear Street 2, she shares the screen with Sadie Sink from Stranger Things. She is also the voice of the award-winning Mindful Powers app, an award-winning App that helps kids tackle anxiety.
Angela Dimarco (Ms. Mumu)
Angela DiMarco is an American Italian actor, producer, director and educator. She is known for the lesbian love story, Together Forever, Tess in Mr. Bleachers, and the hilarious mom, Rosie Finkelstein in Switchmas with Elliott Gould. Angela's Directorial debut, Always, had an international premiere in the 2018 Short Film Corner in the Festival de Cannes, and it's US premiere in SIFF 2018. She wrote the film in memory of her and her partner's son, Caleb. She attended Summit K-12 Alternative School of the Arts, then studied in the BFA program, at Otterbein College, where she dove into Comedia del Arte. Angela then moved to Los Angeles and in 2012 back to the PNW to launched Mighty Tripod Productions and Mighty Tripod Acting Studio. She and her husband, David S. Hogan, produce short films, feature films, teach on-going classes and offer private coaching to actors all over the US. Angela continues to be a working and teaching artist on both stage and screen. Producing with a focus on the importance of Women in Film.
Lowell Deo (Konark)
Tackling the role of ‘Konark’ in ANU is a delicious departure for Lowell Deo. Lowell typically plays buttoned-up, repressed authoritative types as evidenced by his role of ‘Will’ in “Smiling Skeletons”; not to mention, stage roles like ‘Kevin’ in Yussef El Guindi’s “Language Rooms”. Lowell’s screen credits include television turns in “Grimm”, “Z Nation” and “Three Busy Debras”—in addition to colorful film roles ranging from ‘Stan’ in “Creatures from the Pink Lagoon” to the villainous ‘Reggie Ray’ in “The Last Laugh”.
Abhijeet Rane (Bapu)
Abhijeet moved to Seattle in 1999 and has been part of the vibrant drama and film community in Seattle for the past 20 years - performing in Seattle, San Jose, Portland, Chicago and Vancouver. Most recently, he appeared in Pony World Production’s “Language Rooms”, Forward Flux's production of a A Short History of Amal (2018), Arts West's The Who and The What (2017), Pork Filled Production's Hand of Talons (2016) and various Pratidhwani productions including Dance Like a Man in 2015, Everything But The Paper (2014) and The Banyan Tree (2013). Abhijeet has also done a few short films. ANU is his first feature film.
Hudson Bruener (Unger)
Eleven-year-old Hudson Bruener got interested in acting in late 2019, when he was just nine years old. He has appeared in commercials for Nintendo, Microsoft and in print campaigns for REI and Pokemon. Hudson loves acting and being on set. He is excited to explore future opportunities in film and television. ANU is his first feature film.
Aki Anandam (Matt)
Aki Anandam appeared in a Microsoft commercial for the Spring District campaign when he was six years old. Since then he has appeared in MOPZ (directed by Todd Rohal) and in the SIFF short film MEHNDI (directed by Sudeshna Sen- 2018). ANU is his first feature film.