Nellie Cast

Starring

Aaron Massey as JOHN

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Aaron is an actor/writer/director based in Columbus, Ohio. He has acted in film over the last decade, including The Haunting of Alice D (Kane Hodder), and Refuge From the Storm (Michael Madsen).  Aaron recently wrote, directed, and starred in the short film BORN, which was selected into the 2017 Film Festival of Columbus.

 

Also starring

Dianna Craig as NELLIE

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Dianna grew up a military brat in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Kentucky. She went to college at Denison University in Granville, then lived, worked, and studied acting in New York City for over ten years before returning to Ohio. She is represented in the region by CAM Talent.

 

With Brian Bowman

as the SHERIFF

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Brian Bowman, a native of Detroit, Mich., now living in Columbus, Ohio, is a graduate of John Casablanca Modeling and Talent Management. A devoted husband as well as a father of four and grandfather of seven, he works as a manager, head writer and CFO for Black Jack Entertainment Agency., LLC. He’s starred in “Madtown,”, “Church Gossip,” “478,” and several other features.

 

And Aaron Sinclair as

GRAYSON

Aaron Sinclair
Aaron is a SAG eligible actor and writer in the U.S. Midwest. His latest appearances include SRO Theatre Company’s “The Lion in Winter” as Henry II,  Third Lows Productions’ feature film “The Passion of Paul Ross” as Party Man, and commercial work for Kemba Financial Credit Union. He is represented by CAM Talent out of Grandview, Ohio.

 

Also Lucas Bentley

as HAROLD

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Lucas is originally from Greenup, Ky. He enjoys various outdoor activities such as rail-trail biking, hiking and camping. He has been professionally acting for 10 years. He can be seen in the Cincinnati-shot, Independent Feature Film “Josephine Doe.” It has been in six different film festivals; it premiered at Cinequest and won best screenplay at Manchester Film Festival. He can also be seen as Detective Jackson in “A Kind of Murder,” which stars Patrick Wilson & Eddie Marsan.

 

Kristina Kopf

as CLARA BELLE

Kristina Kopf
Kristina is an actress and performer based in Columbus, Ohio. Her extensive film experience includes roles in the feature films “Axe Giant,” “Madtown” (opposite primetime Emmy nominee and rising star Milo Ventimiglia), “Cleveland Abduction,” “75,” “Looking for the Jackalope,” and most recently, 
“The Street Where We Live,” nominated at the Buffalo International Film Festival, East Lansing Film Festival and currently in festivals worldwide.

 

Deanna Sherman

as SARA

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Deanna is honored to be cast as Kelly and share another movie with her daughter, Brenna! Deanna‘s been acting since she was 6-years-old in theater and transitioned to on camera after college. Her recent credits includes supporting roles in Sundance 2016 film, “The Land,” soon to be on Netflix horror film, “6,” and Netflix feature, “The Horse Dancer.” She’s also had lead roles on several shows on the Investigation Discovery channel including “Homicide Hunter and Evil Twins.” Deanna is a member of SAG-AFTRA and a huge Ohio State football fan!

 

Brenna Sherman

as HARPER

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Brenna is thrilled to play the part of Kari! She is 8-years-old and has been acting and modeling since she was 3.  Some of her credits include supporting roles in thriller, “Clovehitch” playing Dylan McDermott’s daughter, “A Walk With Grace” with Jason London and Stephen Baldwin and horror film “6,” which has a deal with Netflix.  When not in front of the camera or on the stage, Brenna takes dance and voice lessons, plays Pokemon with her little brother and collects Shopkins.

 

Joe Kidd

as GUARD SMITTY

Joe Kidd
Joe is an actor, producer, director, and Marine. He has been involved with filmmaking for 10+ years. “Nellie” will be his 60th project. He is excited to be a part of such an amazing cast.

 

Joey Prines

as BOY

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Joey Prines is an experienced actor who can be seen in the short film Olsky and the film My Friend Dahmer.

 

Introducing Brett Hunt

as GUARD BARRETT

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Introducing Brett Hunt in his first film role. Ever since he was nearly scared to death by “Jurassic Park” as a kid, he’s wanted to be on the screen. He loves the emotion and entertainment of movies could not be more excited to officially start his journey as an actor.

 

And welcoming Lola

as BARRETT’S SHERIFF DOG

Lola
Introducing Lola Jane Hollins to our short film, “Nellie!” This beauty just turned 4-years-old on Valentines Day. Lola was adopted by her family at 16-weeks-old. She loves to fetch, run, take long walks, and is an awesome guard dog. She does have a kryptonite which is tennis balls and treats ~ which we plan to give her tons of on set! Welcome, Lola!