Official selection of the north hollywood cinefest film festival
The screening will be on March 26th at 6pm at the Laemmle 7 Theater, Auditorium 1. For tickets, click here.
Premiering at the Burbank International Film Festival
The Possessed Waiter was nominated for best Comedic Short as part of the 2017 Burbank International Film Festival.
Meet the Cast
Marcus Kiehl Martin (Writer/Director/Producer)
Marcus grew up just outside of Philadelphia where he "studied" acting at the Walnut Street Theater. In his mid-twenties he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career but gave up shortly after due to a complete lack of drive. He lived in Florida for many years while he did plays such as…etc, etc. He came back in his late thirties where he flailed about until creating a web series called “The Bomb Shelter” with wife, Mindy Montavon. After flailing about for another five years or so he created “The Possessed Waiter,” once again with Mindy Montavon. He would like to say a special “Thank You” to all of the cast and crew for working so selflessly on this project. And by the way, he is actually writing this bio.
Mindy Montavon Mrs. Stevens (Producer)
Mindy moved out to LA to focus more on the world of film & television after years of doing theater up and down the East coast. Favorite productions include: The Nerd (Tansy), Unnecessary Farce (Karen), Lucky Stiff (Annabel), How to Succeed...(Rosemary), The Owl and the Pussycat (Doris), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy), and Run for Your Wife (Barbara). She's appeared in many short films, commercials and industrials. She can also be seen singing 1940s tunes with her group, Swing Dames. This is the second project she and Marcus produced together; the first being their comedic web series, The Bomb Shelter.
Corey Landis Mr. Stevens
Corey Landis has had an extensive range of careers in acting, writing and music. He's been in many short films including the award-winning The Man from Mars (2016), and has appeared in over 100 commercials, frequently as the spokesman--most notably 5 Hour Energy, Taco John's, Papa Murphy's Pizza, and Capriotti's. He co-directed the feature documentary "Toy Masters" about the creation of the He-Man toy line. Landis is a piano player and singer-songwriter and has released five albums of original material, the most recent of which ("Corey Landis & The Attacks") was produced by Beatles engineer and legendary Grammy Award winner Geoff Emerick.
Herbert Russell Father O'Bannon
Herbert Russell has many film/TV credits. A few TV highlights are: recurring as Lon Swanson, brother of Ron, on PARKS AND RECREATION Season 7; making out with Jane Fonda as Abandoned Husband Pete on GRACE AND FRANKIE Season 2; making a shady deal with Marty Kaan over a plate of Carpaccio guest-starring as Zack Bundy on HOUSE OF LIES Season 4; recent co-stars and guest stars include: RAY DONOVAN, SPEECHLESS, THOSE WHO CAN’T, and more. Past film highlights include: THE HUNGOVER GAMES; SECRETARY; THE ADVENTURES OF SEBASTIAN COLE; HOUSE ARREST. Herbert is SAG/AFTRA – see full list of credits on IMDb.
Glen Anthony Vaughan Maitre'D
The son of a TV producer and ballet dancer, Glen Anthony Vaughan has worked professionally on stage and screen on three continents.
A graduate of the Dramatic Art and Literature Degree from Rhodes University South Africa, Glen went on to study for his Honors and Masters with South African play write master Reza De Wet and world renowned Mime and Performance Artist Andrew Buckland. After graduation he was selected to be one of six graduate students chosen from all South African University Drama Students, to participate in the South African Performance Arts Councils Youth Development Program. His South African career includes appearances on South Africa's longest running soap opera, multiple national commercial campaigns and a variety of roles in International features filmed in Africa. In America his television work has been featured on BBC America, Nickelodeon, Spike TV, Bravo, Discovery Channel, CBS and many other international broadcasters and his commercial work includes major campaigns for the likes of Fosters Beer and MTN Cellular. The father of two young boys, Glen now dedicates his time to changing diapers and participating, when he can, in projects, big or small that tickle his creative funny-bone. He is grateful to Marcus and Mindy and the rest of the team of the "Possessed Waiter", for the opportunity to play with such a wildly talented and wacky cast and crew.
Anne Montavon Hostess
Anne is a singer/writer/actor/comedienne/producer. Since making the transition from theatre to tv/film (NYC to LA), she can be spotted on the Lifetime and Hallmark channels (especially around Christmas time). She is currently writing comedic songs, filming a web series, and gearing up to launch a new production company focusing on social issues that will mainly feature tv/film minorities as well as launching a podcast for artists in LA called Impossibly Living the Impossible Dream.
Leo Wolfe Waiter #1
Matthew C. Green Waiter #2
Born and raised in South Carolina, Matthew was classically trained in acting and received a B.A. in Communication, and a B.A. in Acting from The College of Charleston (Charleston, SC). Matthew has performed, written, directed, and produced film and theater at the educational and professional level. He has also had the opportunity to work (actor, writer, director, and producer) internationally and domestically in various films and theater festivals (Spoleto Festival USA, Hawaiian Arts Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Australia).