Alyssa Marek is a Houston-based actor, choreographer, director, and producer. She co-founded an all-female led media production company called Says Who? Productions. Their web series, Secret Lies of the Gossip Teen (actor, producer, costume designer), has been selected as a finalist in numerous festivals throughout the nation and has been released online since April 2020. Alyssa has also had the privilege to work on many other film projects with incredible artists around the Houston area including under the direction of Michael Grossman. She also does voice over work with local anime company, Sentai Filmworks.
Alyssa is a graduate of the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance’s B.F.A. acting program. In theatre, she was last seen professionally in a virtual workshop reading of Cyber/Sex (Susie) with the Landing Theatre and onstage in the staged reading of Corona (Pneuma) by Elizabeth A.M. Keel as a part of Rec Room’s residency program, Main Street Theater's production of The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (Cassie), All's Well That Ends Well (Helena) which collaborated with Classical Theatre Company, Unity Theatre's production of Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nora), and Enemies (Nadya) with Main Street Theater. Alyssa is a certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and holds national and international titles in Gymnastics for All and Power TeamGym. https://alyssamarek25.wixsite.com/website
J.R. Gretzer was born on October 1 1996 in Houston, Texas. As a child, he performed in a variety of plays with a local production company and later was accepted in Theater Under the Stars’ Humphrey’s School Of Musical Theater where he appeared in a couple productions, such as A Christmas Carol (2012) and Peter Pan (2013), shown at the Hobby Center. After graduating from high school, he left to study theater at Loyola University New Orleans. While living in New Orleans, he became exposed to the world of film. In 2016, he debuted his short film from the 48 Hour Film Project. The short film, titled «All Things Considered», was awarded best short film in New Orleans, as well as Gretzer receiving a nomination for Best Actor. The film won the opportunity to be in the finale festival, Filmapalooza, for the annual 48 Hour Film festival in Seattle, Washington.
While completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Houston, he has appeared in several more local film projects, such as Karma (2018), Nitelife (2018), The Dilemma of Winston Kirp (2019), which was nominated for » Best Texas Screenplay « by the Houston Comedy Film Festival, Secret Lies of the Gossip Teen (2020), and The Curse of Professor Zardonicus (2020), which was nominated for Best Dark Comedy Feature Length Screenplay at the Austin After Dark Film Festival.
Zoie Ellis is a Houston based actress. She is currently pursuing her BFA from The University of Houston and will graduate in 2021. Her previous works include Gloria in Voir Dire, Sam in The Nest, and Annie I’m The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls. She has worked with 4381 Productions portraying Grabrielle in 2019's Steps. After graduating, Zoie plans to move to LA to begin her life as a professional starving artist with a little bit of acting on the side. She is passionate about sustainability, ocean conservation, and the transformative power of the arts. She would like to to thank everyone involved in this production and for their dedication to this project in the midst of all this craziness.
Elissa Cuellar is originally from Baytown, Texas. She recently graduated from the University of Houston’s Acting Program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Since childhood, she has always had a deep abiding love for performance, and an appetite for film and theatre bordering on voracious. She is delighted to be working on this year’s 4381 short films. Other upcoming projects include Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea with Theatre 66 and various roles in Houston Shakespeare Festival’s As You Like It and Julius Caesar.
Scott Searles is a BFA Acting graduate at the University of Houston. His previous work at UH includes; Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Haroun in Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Baptistin in A Flea in Her Ear, Tragedian in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Mr. Smith in Dear Charolette, Martext in As You Like It, Patrice in Ring Round the Moon, Joe Stoddard in Our Town. His other notable work has been Grav in the premiere of Override at Landing Theatre and Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps at TCT.