Nathan Hollabaugh's film and television credits include roles in I'm Your Woman, The Last Witch Hunter, Fathers and Daughters, Supah Ninjas, One Dollar, Unstoppable, Jack Reacher, Concussion, The Mercury Men, Halt and Catch Fire, and The Umbrella Man. He has worked in scenes with Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Vin Diesel, Rachel Brosnahan, Leslie Odom Jr., and Scoot McNairy. Nathan is represented by The Docherty Agency.
Caroline Nicolian is thrilled to be making her feature film debut. A Pittsburgh native, and proud member of Actor’s Equity, she has performed for numerous professional theatre companies around the Pittsburgh region including The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, PICT Classic Theater, and the Pittsburgh CLO. In 2017 she was named runner-up Best Actress in City Paper’s “Best Of The Burgh” for her performance as Mayor/Ma Ferd in Pittsburgh CLO’s The Toxic Avenger. She would like to thank director Sam Krebs, along with the entire cast and crew for this tremendous opportunity.
Rik Billock is known for his work on Dog Eat Dog (2001), FleshEater (1988) and Dog Eat Dog (1996).
Hailing from Canton, Ohio, Miller is a fan of all things cinema. Dawn of the Dead is his favorite horror movie and he brings his unique Ohio flavor to this uniquely Pittsburgh film.
Megan is so excited to be playing Cathy Shingle in The Whooper Returns. She is a huge fan of the independent thriller genre, so getting to be a part of this film was a great experience. She can also be seen in other independent films such as Otherwise A Woman and Strawberry Week, or bouncing around the improv scene in Chicago. She would like to thank the cast and crew for their hard work and welcoming spirit, and Sam for giving her this opportunity.
ANDREW ASHBROOK FREED
Drew is a writer/actor who's currently living off grid in a camper trailer for fear he may only live once. He started his career in NYC where he created and starred in several long running sketch shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He’s appeared in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, Hack My Life on True TV, and numerous short films and videos for IFC Comedy Crib, College Humor, etc. He’s recently been around the world in a bathrobe performing his character "Human Error" at cyber security conferences reminding everyone what not to do to stay safe online. Along with The Whooper Returns you can catch him in Adventures In Success premiering virtually at Cinequest, 2021
JULIA BEST WARNER
Julia Warner is an actress and producer residing in Los Angeles. Her theater credits in Pittsburgh and New York City include The Great Gatsby, Oblivion, Evita, Punk Rock, and Every Brilliant Thing, to name a few. Winner of the PIFF Breakout Performance for her role in the independent film Dot in 2014. She produced an independent series The Baby Sitters Pub that can be found on Youtube and recently made her television debut in Ratched on Netflix.
Frank "Senior" Schepp
Dylan is a NY-native actor and writer currently based in Dallas, TX. He is an alum HB Studio in New York. Some of his latest work can be seen in The Retreat (2020) and award-winning Whelm (2019). On the New York stage, he most recently played the role of Luigi in Urbano’s Circus and the Monster of Garbage, an Italian commedia. At the moment, he is co-writing a feature length script Erroneous Blues, expected to go into pre-production in the fall of 2021. Look for Grunn in The Aurora Problem, expected to release summer 2021.
Tyler is a TV producer and documentary filmmaker based in New York, who occasionally moonlights as an actor/host. His credits include Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with David Letterman. He accepted the role of Gourd so that he could finally achieve his lifelong dream of hosting a horror movie marathon.
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor
Though The Whooper Returns is Samuel's narrative feature debut as writer-director, he has worked for over a decade in the film and television industry as a producer, cinematographer, editor, and camera assistant. His background in the Brooklyn DIY music scene along with his experience operating within the team dynamics of a film set solidifies his stance as an artistic collaborator, first and foremost. Samuel is a fan of metal, Indian food, and science fiction novels. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Katie and two cats.
Heidi is a producer with film, television, and commercial experience. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, her first years in New York were primarily spent in post-production, editing commercials, music videos, and live events. In 2011, she began to work in unscripted television. She’s since executive produced shows for HGTV, DiY, and VH1. Heidi is a member of the Producers Guild of America.
BRIAN R. FULLER
Director of Photography
Brian lives and works in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania as a cinematographer. Until the economic effects of Covid-19, was also a radio producer and on air personality with the Renda Broadcast Company under WISH 99.7. Brian seeks to push the analog technological boundaries within entertainment production to seek crisp and interesting experiences