Cast & Crew of “Haunted”

Meet the cast and crew of “Haunted”, a drama/thriller.

THE CREW

SORAYA GARRÉ – Writer / Producer / Actress

Soraya was born in Algeria, but grew up in the South of France in a healthy mixture of Algerian, Spanish and French cultures (she speaks French, English and Spanish fluently). She started training as an actress in Paris and London before perfecting her skills in Los Angeles.

In LA, she worked for several years as a voice actress/producer for NBC Universal (E!NEWS France) while developing her own creative projects such as web series OH LA LA, HOLLYWOOD SPEAKS FRENCH and I’M NOT AN ACCENT. She also appeared in Joseph Cahill’s feature film META and in TV show PETITS SECRETS EN FAMILLE on (French channel TF1). She also records and produces audio books. Soraya is represented by 90210 Talent Agency in Los Angeles… more.

JON AMIEL – Writer / Director

Jon Amiel is a director/writer/producer who has had a long and illustrious career in theater, film and television. After 10 years in theater working his way from fringe theater to the Royal Shakespeare Company, he moved to television and a career with the BBC that culminated in the multi-award-winning SINGING DETECTIVE. Over the next 15 years Amiel directed a number of major feature films including; SOMMERSBY with Jodie Foster and Richard Gere, COPYCAT with Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter, ENTRAPMENT with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones, THE CORE with Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank, and CREATION with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly.
Since then Amiel has focused largely on television. He directed the pilots for “EYES”, REUNION, WEDDING BELLS, and DAMAGES, and has directed and produced numerous episodes for shows as diverse as THE TUDORS, THE BORGIAS, HALT & CATCH FIRE, 7 SECONDS, AQUARIUS, OUTSIDERS, AMERICAN GODS, THE WALKING DEAD and CARNIVAL ROW… more.

WILL TURNER – Cinematographer

Will Turner is an Emmy award winning Director of Photography and published stills photographer. He has cultivated a large body of work ranging from features to short films, music videos, and national commercials. His resume includes seventeen feature-length films and numerous shorts, documentaries, music videos, and national advertisements. On set, Will has been commended for his professionalism, his calm demeanor and his respect for his fellow artists and crew. Will approaches storytelling as a collaboration, and enjoys the camaraderie of the filmmaking process… more.

LEANNA TALLMEISTER – Producer / Hair & Makeup

Leanna Tallmeister is a producer, actress, and professional makeup artist. She has worked in film and television for 10 years, both in Los Angeles and in Canada, where she is originally from. Leanna considers her experience both in front of and behind the camera to be synergetic, allowing her a broader understanding of the filmmaking process. “Haunted” is her second venture as a producer, her first being “Sea Change”, which premiered at the Big Apple Festival in New York City. Her on screen credits include “Spellbound”, “The Things We Do When We’re Alone”, and “Grey’s Anatomy”. Leanna is excited to help bring “Haunted” to life, as she feels the heart of the story is universally relevant, especially in today’s social climate… more.

Derek Weissbein – Editor

Derek Weissbein is a screenwriter/editor and mental health worker living in Los Angeles. His original screenplay, LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS, based on the life of Eric Clapton, landed on The Black List and was optioned twice by LBI Entertainment and Le Grisbi’s John Lesher. Derek was hired by Maven Pictures and actress/producer Olivia Cooke to adapt the non-fiction novel COURTING DANGER. His sci-fi romantic drama, ALMA, is currently under option with Umbrelic Entertainment.

Derek also works in residential treatment using creative writing groups to help foster a safe space for teenagers struggling with depression and anxiety. Derek is represented by Adam Perry of APA and Brendan Kenney of Everyday Pictures… more.

Ram Khat – Composer

Ram Khat, the British-Persian composer, began his musical journey at the tender age of 6 when he started playing the keyboard. By the time he was 11, he had delved deep into formal music education, attending piano lessons and exploring various musical genres.

As a teenager, Ram was inspired by the power of music in cinema and its ability to shape stories, and he began composing seriously at the age of 15. He honed his skills at the esteemed Kingston University in London, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition (BMUS) in 2008… more.

Marie Rouhban – First Assistant Director

Marie Rouhban was born in Paris, France. After graduating from business school, she spent 7 years working as a marketing and strategy project manager. The last years of her corporate career had been as the head of a creative team, working on video content which led her to reconnect with her forever passion: cinema. She moved to L.A. in 2021 and now brings stories to the big screen mainly as a director… more.

Vedant Chavan – Gaffer

A well established cinematographer based out of LA who jumps on shooting any narrative medium content like feature films, short films and music videos. He addresses himself first as a storyteller/filmmaker and then as a cinematographer.

He also loves working alongside other cinematographers as a Camera Operator, First Assistant Camera and Gaffer to be able to contribute to his craft and to art, not just in a role of a Director of Photography but also as a crew to help creatives bring their art to life with the help of his skills as a Gaffer and any other crew position… more.

Mrunal Mestri – Script Supervisor

Mrunal Mestri is an aspiring Film Maker currently working in Los Angeles. She’s a BFA in Filmmaking (Magna Cum Laude) and MA in Film and Media Production ( Cum Laude ) graduate from New York Film Academy. A bonafide cinephile, she has been writing and directing short films for the past 5 years. She began her journey as a writer in 2018. Her love for storytelling grew, when she deeply felt the need to tell stories that explore world issues and complex relationship dynamics. She wrote, directed, produced and edited her first highly recognized short film in 2018. As of now, she has written, directed and produced 10 of her own solid short films. She has also assisted on several projects as a script supervisor and editor… more.

Vishnu Rajendran Nair – Key Grip

Nina Cuso – Costume Designer

Nina Cuso was born on 29 October 1993 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is a costume designer known for A Good Cop (2021)Heidee (2017) and Pimp (2018)more.

Mike Clark – Sound Engineer

Michael C. Clark is known for Point Man (2018)Strange Blood (2015) and So Close to Perfect (2009)more.

Marco Bollinger – Set Photographer/B Unit

Peruvian-American Marco Ríos Bollinger has directed projects for the UN Refugee Agency and Time Warner, worked with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and photographed Beyoncé and Obama. He’s produced award-winning social issue documentaries on subjects such as the plight of refugee kids (SAFE ZONE), the healing power of dance (Dance Is My Gun) and the impacts of tourism (2.5%). He is co-founder of social enterprise Lokal Travel which helps travelers connect to meaningful experiences in more than 200 local communities across Latin America.  More recently he has moved to scale his empathy-building advocacy work by by launching virtual education project Uprise Institute. He consults as a creative director and producer for brands, nonprofits and foundations… more.

Matt Low

Assistant Editor / Second Assistant Camera

Cammie Dawson

First Assistant Camera

Pierce Ryan

Colorist

Jon Frenkel García – Production Design Assistant

Creative and imaginative filmmaker from Spain, passionate for honest storytelling about the freedom and beauty of being alive with a magical realism style with European influences. Proficient writer & director on all stages in the filmmaking process with excellent art directing skills. This driven force of passion as my main tool of work makes me always put extra time of work and energy when needed as well as ability and responsiveness to perform excellently in team environments… more.

Andrew Saulf – Vfx Artist

Andrew has been in the film and TV industry for over 20 years and began as a camera operator for broadcast television at the age of 16 and then graduated from film school in New York before moving into post production in Los Angeles. Andrew’s passion is color and finishing for TV, commercial, film and streaming content… more.

Rae Jenkins – Vfx Artist

Samira Ghoul

Production Assistant

Candice Orquin

Graphic Designer

Samira Ghoul - Production Assistant
Candice Orquin, graphic designer

THE CAST

Click on the pictures for more info on each actor.


Soraya Garré – Kate Belanger

Soraya plays Kate Belanger (lead).

See biography above.

Imani Hanson – Jason (teenager)

Imani plays Jason (teenager), Kate’s son.

Imani Hanson is a New York born actor. He is the oldest of 5 siblings to Jamaican artist/designer and Belorussian philanthropist. He is a multi-media musician, and plays viola, recorder, and piano. Imani Hanson has appeared in a number of short films, television series, and music videos… more.

Daniel Lee – Paul

Daniel Wayne Lee

Former Culver City Mayor Dr. Daniel Lee became the first African-American Member of the Culver City Council in its over 100-year history in 2018 where he passed rent control, voted to close down the inglewood oil field, began a reprations process, created a mobile crisis response team and worked to create permanent supportive housing. A veteran of the US Air Force and California Air National Guard, he currently works as Project Director at the James Lawson Institute and Program Director at Legal Advocacy and Education Commission. Daniel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema from USC, Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and a Doctorate in Social Work from USC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Move to Amend, the Backbone Campaign, Mockingbird Incubator and Elected Officials Protecting America.

Sophia Center – Faye

Sophia Center, actress

Sophia plays Faye.

Sophia Center is a musician/singer/actress based in Los Angeles.

Tommy Drake – young Jason

Introducing Tommy Drake as young Jason, Kate’s son.

It is Tommy’s very first role.