The Cast


Richard Turgeon (“Satchel”)

Rich’s love affair with the movies began at an early age when his parents took him to see Star Wars in the theater in 1977. He studied film theory and production at the University Of Pittsburgh and Temple University, during which time he also appeared in several plays, indie films and commercials.

He’s also an award-winning screenwriter, placing not one but two scripts for TV’s “The Office” in last year’s Scriptapalooza contest. He’s also a published author, with his book, Indie Rock 101: Running, Recording and Promoting Your Band, available at bookstores everywhere through Focal Press. By day, Rich is a freelance writer, web designer and creative director.

His website is




 Jay Krohnengold (“Mr. Grommel”)

Being a New York native, Jay is delighted to play this curmudgeonly role! With a host of credits as actor, singer, and Stage/Vocal Director, Jay has appeared in dramatic work, light opera, and musical theater throughout California, New York, Switzerland and England.

His most recent credits include The Fantasticks, (Henry); Pinter’s Landscape (Duff); An Evening of Christopher Durang; Oliver (Fagin); A Little Night Music  (Fredrik), and the independent film, “Life at Bay.”  He is currently co-directing “Hot Mikado” for Masquers Theatre.






Tiffany Gustafson (“Tiffany”)

Tiffany’s acting and modeling career includes work in commercials, print and online advertisements, as well as independent web shorts. She has collaborated with high profile corporations such as Nike and Monster Cable.

Tiffany is also a personal trainer and lifestyle coach in the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biokinesiology at Chapman University and holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council of Exercise and Fletcher Pilates. Locally, she is known from her Bridal boot camps, having been profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle…

… We’re hoping she doesn’t make us do pushups.

Her website is




Julia Simone (“Paula”)

Julia was born during David Letterman’s monologue and has since been a fan of all things funny. Some of her earliest memories include sneaking out of bed to watch Saturday Night Live. Never having taken a theatre class she enrolled in Beginning Acting at University of California, San Diego, became infatuated and continued on through graduation.

She is incredibly honored and excited to be involved in Sly Sylvester, her first venture into film. She resides in Napa with her family and two very real cats, Layla and Taz.


The Crew


Producer/Director: April Abeyta

April fell in love with movies at 14 years-old after watching Fried Green Tomatoes. She adored the movie so much that her mother, who was single-handedly raising twin daughters, dropped $100 at Tower Records so that April could have her own copy before the VHS release date. She can still recite the entire movie today. It was in 1993, after April saw Jurassic Park,  however, that she knew she wanted to make movies. She went on to attend Chapman University (Panthers!) and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. Today she works in retail media and spends her weekend afternoons flipping TV channels to see what movies are playing.



Producer/Writer: Kim Nunley

Let’s just say that Kim was a late bloomer. Her mother made her watch classic films while growing up, but she preferred to watch Jim Carrey dance around in a tutu. Kim was obsessed with sports and went on to get both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Kinesiology, believing that she wanted to train athletes for a living. In 2002, despite Kim’s objections, April made her sit down and promise to watch at least five minutes of On Golden Pond. Two hours later, Kim hadn’t moved. It wasn’t until Kim caught the 1950 classic All About Eve, however, that she truly fell in love with movies. Today she works as a freelance writer and every so often gets out of her chair and goes out for runs.



Associate Producer: Melissa Hueman

If it were possible (and safe) to attach a projection screen to a bicycle, Melissa would watch more movies. She wouldn’t label herself as a “movie buff,” as she prefers outdoor activities, but she has her clear favorites, including Good Will Hunting, V for Vendetta and the latest to make it on her list of top films, Bridesmaids.

Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, where she also played basketball and rugby. Today she works as a project manager for a technology company and continues to serve her country in the United States Air Force Reserves.



Director of Photography: Thomas Broening

Thomas picked up a camera at the age of 14 and it has yet to leave his hands. He works as a commercial photographer in the Bay Area. You can find his work via

Gaffer: Chris Hebert

Grip: Stephen Vanderpool

Assistant Camera: Rosanna Zuckerman

Sound Mixer: Ross Hopeman

Script Supervisor: Sam Lube & Desi Abeyta

Photographer: Kasia Kurzatowska

Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist: Kendra Evans

Catering/Food Services: Brianna Nunley (All is Love Catering)

Graphic Designer: Jennifer Pyle

Music: Justin Pinkerton