Meet The Ladies of You're The Pest...
"Alex O’Malley" | Creator/Executive Producer
A redhead who hails from Kentucky, Taylor Coriell is a New York-based actor, writer, and award-winning filmmaker. She is a two-time finalist for the Sundance/YouTube New Voices Lab for her digital series, You’re The Pest and Coming For You. The first season of You're The Pest, received a spot in Big Vision, Empty Wallet's Kickstart Diversity incubator, and is currently making the rounds on the international festival circuit! Taylor is also very excited to be continuing a successful theatrical career by making her Off-Broadway debut in Fall 2018 playing Pam/Erin in The Office! A Musical Parody at The Jerry Orbach Theater. Other recent projects include Step Into My Office, Run Ins, Redheads Anonymous, A White Guy Grows In Brooklyn, We Will All Be Dead Soon, and Am I Beautiful.
Despite her hatred of pumpkin spice lattes, she REALLY likes other basic things like baking cupcakes and going to brunch. Taylor would describe her spirit animal as 50% Kimmy Schmidt and 50% that lady who takes airplane lavatory selfies in the Flemish Renaissance style. If you want to know more about Taylor, check out her website at www.taylorcoriell.com and follow her on Twitter/Instagram @frecklysoprano1!
"Marissa Morales" | Co-Producer
Adriana is a Mexican/Italian actor, writer and director from Chicago and an honors graduate of NYU’s Tisch drama program through the Atlantic Theater Company where she trained under the leadership of William H. Macy and David Mamet. DeGirolami’s numerous television appearances include a starring role on FX's Snowfall, currently in its second season, recurring roles on Nurse Jackie and Red Oaks as well as guest starring roles on Law & Order: SVU and Bull. She is also featured in supporting roles for Sundance darlings James White and Anthony Mandler’s upcoming Monster. In addition to her acting work, DeGirolami is an avid writer and director. Her short film Pat and Penelope made its world premiere at London’s Vault Film Festival in 2017. She also co-created and directed the online sensation Abuela Votes! with the generous support of Ghetto Film School and Warrior Poets. In 2018, her directing and writing work can be seen in the upcoming comedic series Paco Takes On, short film La Costa, and film adaptation of NYC Fringe Festival winner The More Loving One. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her Cuban sweetheart, their kitten Paloma, and an ever-expanding number of plants that - amazingly - are still alive.
...And the Pest of the Cast...
Parisa has done lots of stuff which you can check out on IMDB. Parisa is currently a series regular on NBC’s Midnight, Texas and has also appeared in Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, House of Cards, Mysteries of Laura, among many others. She also just finished playing Meghan Markle in Lifetime’s Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance, which premiere’s May 13, 2018. So she’s like, super busy, as you can imagine, which is the reason that Taylor wrote this super uncreative bio as a placeholder until Parisa has time to write something much more accurate and clever. For a full picture of what she has been up to, check her out here!
Chantal has been blessed to work in a variety of acting mediums including theatre, film, TV, industrials, and commercials. In 2014, she made her Off-Broadway Debut in the NAACP Award Winning production of “The Girls of Summer”, written by Layon Gray. She has also been featured in several commercial campaigns including Burger King, Air Fast Tickets and Assurance Wireless. She has appeared on multiple television shows including Limitless on CBS, USA's Mr. Robot, TVLAND's Younger and TVONE's Born Again Virgin. In January 2016, she graced the small screen once again in an episode of Blue Bloods on CBS. She recently added writer and producer to her resume after she co-wrote and co-produced an original 5 episode comedic series, The SeanTAL Show. She participated in Kevin Spacey's Masterclass, which allowed her to receive one on one coaching from the award winning actor. Check out www.ChantalMaurice.com for more information.
Kevin has come to the light and finally realized that a career in extermination is the way to go. After making a home for himself out of balsa wood and peanut butter in the web series universe for almost a decade (Producing Juliet, Redheads Anonymous, Fully Engaged...), getting arrested on CBS (Blue Bloods), pop-starring on NBC (Saturday Night Live), ice-skating at Lincoln Center (New York City Opera), and messing with the space-time continuum (NYC Intl’ Film Fest Best Pilot Award-winning The Grid), he acknowledges that researching and removing blattaria and cimex lectularius from overpriced NYC dwellings would be the best way to change the world. Kevin's also a comedic screenwriter, whether you want him to be or not. @KevSebastian
If Chris Pratt and Seth Rogen gave birth to a golden retriever, it'd be Aaron Gold. A 13 year veteran of Improv, Aaron has appeared on NBC, MTV, and Nickelodeon. His original show, You Are Not Alone, performs the last Friday of every month at the Magnet Theater in NYC. Aaron hails from Northern Virginia, where he realized at age 13 that North Virginia kinda sucks. So he moved to upstate New York. After graduating as commencement speaker from Binghamton University, Aaron moved to NYC, where he coaches and performs improv. His podcast, Don't Mind If I Don't, invites experts and fans on things Aaron doesn't like, to come and convince him why he's wrong. He also loves tacos.
JEREMY C. FERNANDEZ
Jeremy Fernandez is a native of The Bronx and has been professionally acting ever since he was ten years old. He studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and has appeared in multiple films and TV shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Electric Company, among many additional credits. He hopes to someday write hilarious sketches and perform for Saturday Night Live.
...Now Meet The Team!
JASMINE ROMERO (Co-Creator/Writer) is a New York based television and theater actress. Recent credits include the national tour of SkippyJon Jones(Theatreworks), Will Rogers’ Follies (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), and Nueva Latina Monologues (Helen Mills Theatre). Jasmine plays Elmo’s teacher, Mrs. Sanchez on Sesame Street, and was also a real-life third grade teacher at Leadership Prep BedStuy in Brooklyn. Jasmine currently works as an associate producer for Gimlet Media. She enjoys black coffee, outdoor sports, and over- the-knee socks, and boy, can she make a killer dolphin sound. Take a gander around her website for more info at www.jasmineromero.net!
ADRIENNE LOVETTE (Director) is a New York City-based actor, director, writer and producer. She most recently wrote, produced, and starred in the feature film, WHEN I'M WITH YOU, now available on Amazon Prime, which screened at the Oscar-qualifying film festival Cinequest; the Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival in Greece; the Golden Door International Film Festival; and the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, where it won Director's Choice for Best Feature Film. Adrienne is also known for her roles in SUNLIGHT JR. and THICK HEART. Select television credits include GOTHAM, MR. ROBOT, and MASTER OF NONE. Adrienne is a director for the stage and screen, with productions spanning from off-Broadway to Eastern Europe. She recently directed the suspense thriller short film called HIDDEN DAYLIGHT which received rave reviews calling the film a "mind bending chiller with "Hitchcock-like twists". For more information and for her latest projects, visit www.TheGarageProductions.com and www.AdrienneLovette.com.
JENNY PAUL (Producer) is best known for her role as Executive Producer and star of internationally acclaimed web-series, That Reminds Me... Jenny is an award winning actress, producer, writer and director in New York City. Some of her recent credits include Hulu's Looming Tower starring Jeff Daniels, Netflix/Marvel's Jessica Jones, and award winning films Idle Worship and Parent Teacher Conference. Her upcoming producing projects include two untitled feature length films in development, half hour comedy series, Sanity Maintenance, and the new short form talk show Adulting With Jane. She also enjoys long walks on the Roosevelt Island Boardwalk, candlelit dinners with anyone that is nice, and in her spare time, she enjoys being a workaholic. And singing. Sometimes. www.JennyPaul.info
MONIKA KOLODZIEJ (DP) graduated with a BFA from Montclair State University's Filmmaking program. She has worked professionally since 2011 in the camera, grip, and electric departments on many shorts, documentaries, features, and commercials with various independent filmmakers as well as networks such as A&E, The Weather Channel, and NBC. So basically, she shoots things, she colors things, and then she goes to sleep. Originally from Poland, Monika is fluent in English and Polish, and you can find samples of her work on her website KolFilms.com. On an unrelated note, she can see in the dark, and is afraid of pizza.
SOPHIA HUEBSCHMAN (Associate Producer) Sophia Huebschman is a current student at New York University, where she is pursuing her BFA in Film and Television Production and learning how to be the hipster she always aspired to be. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, Sophia has travelled far from home to pursue her dream of producing in the city where dreams come true. Sophia's biggest focus is - women! Women in film, on screen, and behind the camera. She is excited to be working on You're The Pest for it's support of just that - diversity, good filmmaking, and a ridiculously talented cast and crew!
CAMERON PERRY (Co-Producer/ Production Designer) is likely going through some sort of millennial-specific life crisis. As an actor/singer/composer, who had a brief stint earlier in 2015 working in interior design, he moonlights as a handyman and a fledgling producer ("moonlights" does not denote "by moonlight" in this instance, since he does little more than sleeping "by moonlight"). He would love to talk to you about that indie short you're working on. Though Cameron dabbles in writing too, he's probably much funnier in person than in pen.
DOV LEBOWITZ-NOWAK (Associate Producer)
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dov is a proud graduate of Brown University, as well as the 2-year conservatory program at Michael Howard Studios. He holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management and Arts Administration from NYU's School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and is one of only 20 people in the world to be certified as a Master Teacher of Voice & Speech under Patsy Rodenburg, O.B.E. (Registered Rodenburg Teacher). He is a director, producer, performer, fight director, voice/dialogue coach, dramaturg, and production/stage manager in theater, film, and virtual reality. Dov is a co-founder of 5lvin Productions and of Presence VR, the Artistic Director of Three Bridges Theater, and an Associate at RyderWorks -- where he serves as a communications & management consultant specializing in team building, leadership training, and process improvement. He is also the Festival Manager for the VR Palace/New Frontier at the renowned Sundance Film Festival.
ELVIN ROYTMAN (Associate Producer)
Elvin is a Brooklyn-born and bred actor, producer, writer and businessman. A graduate of NYU and an Eagle Scout, he has acted regionally and toured in musicals, featured in such films & shows as Law & Order: SVU (where he stared down Mariska Hargitay on the way to a support group with Anthony Rapp), Royal Pains (where Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden gave him a rectal exam) and Now You See Me (where he called out the younger Franco brother, the magical thief). As a producer, he has brought numerous celebrated theatrical works to life Off and Off-Off Broadway with Massimine/Roytman Presentations (which include Miss Kim, Ghostlight, Lovers, et. al.) as well as award-winning short films, webisodes, reality and comedy pilots with 5lvin Productions.
JONATHAN PAUL (Associate Producer)
A graduate of the Syracuse Trans-Media BFA Program, Jonathan Paul is an award winning television, film, and virtual reality producer and post production supervisor. He is also a highly sought after audio recordist working on both coasts. Some of his producing credits include web series Thro-Bax, Sanity Maintenance and That Reminds Me... as well as films Valley High, Idle Worship, and Parent Teacher Conference. Sound credits include Thro-Bax, Ryan's Watch Party, Sanity Maintenance, Ghosters, That Reminds Me..., Pegged, and many many others. He has also worked on feature films Lift Me Up and Miss Stevens and is currently working on feature film Shadow Girl with Jim Gaffigan. Jonathan is also a co-founder and producer of Presence VR.