Electronic Press Kit 

Madina Nakashima 





Poster by: Evangeline Gallagher 



"DND Masters" is a comedic, dark, narrative short film.

Logline: A group of young, nerdy, college students must overcome challenges after they think they have killed their elderly next-door neighbor during a game of Dungeons and Dragons. 

Tagline: The Red Dragon lives on.









Mikala Nuccio (Willy)

Mikala Nuccio is an actress who has been studying the craft for 15 years. She received her Bachelor of the Arts from The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at The University of Maryland in May 2017. At the university she performed in The Lost World, Baltimore, The Wild Party, and The Amish Project. Following graduation, Mikala has pursued work in film, including projects with both Madina Nakashima and Kenzie Rattray of MICA. More upcoming and current projects include The Wedding directed by Drew Loughlin, The Ring Game produced by Rian Stockett, and a music video for the Philadelphia-based band TIOGA produced by Laura Anthony.

Marcus EllisonJr. (Marcus)

Played the role of "Marcus" in the film. Marcus is a DMV native getting his start as an actor locally in hopes of making the big move to the West Coast. So far a majority of his acting experience has been dramatic with projects like, "Master Plan" and "Manager of the Year", but "DND Masters" has afforded him an opportunity to showcase his goofier side. 

Taz Achey (Steve)

Native Bostonian Taz Achey (Steve) is a major in Fine Arts and Theatre from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He dabbles in painting, film/video, and game design and enjoys taking time off from his own studio work to cameo in every theatrical role he can get his hands on.

Joshua Carter (Eric)

My name is Joshua Carter I'm an actor and I play Eric in the film DND Masters. 
Working on this film with Madina and the rest of the cast and crew has been the absolute best time I ever had. 

Jill Redding (Mrs.Bess)


Kenzie Quinn Rattray

My name is Kenzie Quinn Rattray and I worked on DND Masters as a second cinematographer, gaffer and PA. My personal work focuses on the blending of documentary content with narrative structures and accessing the personal narratives that exist in real life. I’m currently working on my thesis film, Another Way to Say I Love You, which deals with the blending of documentary and narrative.

Alphonse Silvestri 

My name is Alphonse Silvestri, I am a senior at John Hopkins University, and I worked on the film as one of the cinematographers. I enjoy filming comedy and all things nerdy, so this project was a perfect fit for me. I want to continue working in the comedy genre as a cinematographer and move out to LA and go through the Hollywood system. I had a great time working on this project, and have high hopes for it. 

Christian Phanthasy

Whitney Amanga 

Christian Phanthasy is a Laotian-American multi-disciplinary designer specializing in experimental type, collage, video, and sound art. He one day wishes to open his own business similar to the famous Hipgnosis.

Whitney Amanga is a junior minoring in film and media at Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, she consumes copious amounts of anime. She is currently working on lunch. She worked as a PA, helping build and break down sets, working with sound equipment, and guiding groups through neighborhoods. She has also worked on a short film that was shot on 16mm film and also does landscape and scenery photography. She has also done some compositional work including making her own ringtone. 


Jill Redding is an actress, known for Within the Darkness (2016), The Office of Doom(2016) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). She has also played Delores in Baltimore's hit show, The Wire .

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