Cast & Filmmakers

The Cast

as Mary

Born in England and raised in Brazil, Fernanda started acting at the age of six in school plays and celebrations but didn’t begin serious acting studies until after college in Rio de Janeiro. Upon moving to San Francisco, California she starred in independent features and shorts including Cold Nine, Love, and Objet D’Art. She has also been active appearing in numerous commercials and industrial films.

Fernanda recently moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue her dream of acting in television and film.

as Norman

After a successful career in music, Brian switched to acting. Success has followed him as has been featured or starred in many theater, film and television productions including One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Play it Again Sam, Bombs over Baghdad and A Christmas Carol. Along with his acting, Brian moonlights as a disk jockey, pawnbroker, singer and recording engineer.

He currently resides in San Francisco where he continues his acting training and performs roles in theater and film.

as Richard

An actor and musician, Steve has been entertaining theater audiences in the San Diego, Boston, and San Jose areas for over a decade. Principal roles include Joe Farkas in Last Night of Ballyhoo, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls - to name just a few.

Offstage, he has served as music/vocal director of countless musical theater productions including Forever Plaid, Blood Brothers, The Secret Garden, Grease, and The Music Man. Other performance experience includes TheatreSports Boston and San Diego, “Musical! the Musical” (improv troupe specializing in full-length improvised Broadway style musicals), and Improv Boston.

On the music end, Steve has played piano, keyboard, and guitar in more bands and productions than he'd care to admit and has amassed a large catalog of original piano-driven singer/songwriter material that he has showcased in venues in the Boston and San Jose areas. Steve received a B.A. and M.A. in English from San Diego State University and a teaching credential in English and Music from UC Davis.

The Filmmakers

Jerry Anderson


A software engineer by trade and a filmmaker by desire Jerry brings a host of talents and energy to his projects. He has written numerous short and feature length screenplays. He composes and/or performs most of the music for his films. He believes it is vitally important to have a fun and collaborative environment on a film set (as well as lots of good food) and often has more volunteer crew than he knows what to do with.

Nightmare on Film Street is the second short film that Jerry has produced, written and directed working with his good friend Robert Whitsitt. He has worked as DP, editor and crew on several films for friends and is currently in preproduction on his first feature length film.

Robert Whitsitt

Assissant Director/Executive Producer

Robert Whitsitt has never figured out what he wants to do when he grows up. He taught high school math, worked as a systems analyst, ran a computer store, wrote calculator and software manuals by the hundreds, tested software, created some darn good Web pages, and was a senior QA engineer at Google. In 2001, on a whim, he filmed a music video for a friend. Hooked, since then he's been involved with Jerry Anderson in four movie projects. Recently retired, he and Jerry have a new project, a feature about the trials and tribulations of a retiree who has always wondered what he wants to do when he grows up.