Fed Wetherbee Fed Wetherbee — Director / Co-Writer

Fed Wetherbee is an Emmy award winning cameraman who has worked on many popular reality shows including, Survivor and The Ultimate Fighter.  The opportunity to work on a project with such a different pace and feel was very exciting.  A Light in the Darkness is Fed’s writing and directing debut.

PJ Tamayo PJ Tamayo  — Art Director / Co-Writer

PJ’s career has been a dork dream come true.  He’s had the chance to work with some of the coolest characters in the world and fallen over himself looking for ways to pitch in. From Harry Potter, to Willy Wonka and the entire Marvel Universe, not to mention a ton of original concepts PJ’s been honored to contribute as a writer, concept artist, producer and (after this movie) fx compositor.

PJ in Storm Trooper gear
mark whitten Mark Whitten (Farin)

Mark never thought he would actually be able to scratch Star Wars movie off the bucket list.  Thanks to the team for making this a great experience and a great film.  A University of Michigan grad, Mark came to Florida from NYC to open in the original cast of Finding Nemo: the Musical.  He has been in the original cast of Captain Louie off-Broadway, and Toy Story: the Musical with Disney.  He also recently performed as Ariel in The Tempest for Bermuda’s 400th anniversary celebration.  Thanks to family and friends for your support!

mark whittne as farin
natalie cordone Natalie Cordone (Kyla)

What a magnificent experience! Natalie joins the cast of A Light in the Darkness from New York City where she has performed Off-Broadway in the shows Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding; LOVE, LOST, HOPE; and most recently debuted her one-woman show, Everybody’s Girl, at Don’t Tell Mama. She is a proud graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an MFA in acting from the University of Central Florida’s Theatre Conservatory. Some of her favorite performances include the “Old Lady” in Candide (Orlando Opera) and “June” in The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! (Jester Theater- German Tour). As always, she would like to thank her incredibly supportive family and friends.

natalie cordone as kyla
bill stinchcomb Bill Stinchcomb (Zalem)

Bill was raised in Sarasota, Florida. He started acting after being “discovered” while shopping in Target with his children in Shreveport, Louisiana. His first principal role was yelling at Jessica Simpson as The Station Sergeant in the 2008 release “Private Valentine”. He trains at The Rehearsal Room in San Diego under Carey Scott. Bill is a retired United States Air Force B-52 pilot and combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. When not acting, He works as a pilot for Delta Air Lines.

bill stinchcomb as zalem
chris lindsay Chris Lindsay (Jedi)

Realizing at a young age that he never wanted to grow up, Chris decided to pursue a career in acting after appearing in his first made for TV film “The Spirit of Nature” at the age of eight. Chris’ film career continues to grow and has featured in dozens of independent films, national and regional commercials, hosting gigs, industrials, television and most recently in the feature film, Midnight Bayou where he Co-stared along side of Faye Dunaway and Jerry O’Connell. To this day Chris calls Orlando home and is currently working on several films, shorts and a pilot for a new series called “BURN.”

chris lindsay as jedi
ken kincaid Ken Kincaid (Corom)

Most of Ken’s experience in films has been from the other side of the camera either in editing or field acquisition of video for training materials. Ken was born in Huntington, West Virginia and moved to Florida in 1971. Ken worked as a firefighter, retiring as an Assistant Chief and now heads up his own consulting firm. Ken still lives in Orlando with his wife Aimee and their pack of Australian Shepherds.

ken kincaid as corom
j scott browning J. Scott Browning (Imperial Officer)

Originally from California, he moved to Orlando to pursue his MFA in Acting. He can be seen at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Orlando, as well as Arabian Nights Dinner Theatre and Nickelodeon Suites Resort as a Show Host. Primarily a stage actor, he is excited to test the waters of film with such an amazing project! Don’t forget, “The Empire does not tolerate disorder”!

j. scott browning as imperial officer
john loper John Loper (Wanna/Rix)

John was born in Indianapolis Indiana in 1983 but was in a military family and grew up in Germany and all over the U.S. John has an undergrad in hospitality and a Masters in business both from UCF. He has worked for the army as a civilian contractor and at Lockheed Martin through UCF in a work study. He is the owner of Three Sides Films Inc., a production company that creates films through out central Florida. He has been acting since June 2009 and has done many film and tv roles as well as theater and commercial acting. John also plays semipro baseball for the Orlando Dragons and is planning on going back to school to get his PHD.

john loper as wanna
danielle sagona Danielle Sagona (Celeste)

Danielle received her Bachelors Degree in Theatre from the University of Central Florida with a minor in American Sign Language. She acts in film, professional theater, commercials, and voice overs. Danielle performs at Sea World and Walt Disney World and is also a model.

aj achinger AJ Achinger (Young Farin)

Born in San Antonio, Texas. He took his first theater class at age seven and has been acting ever since.  His recent credits include the 2009 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa Finale, the Orlando, Florida run of Broadway Across America’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and national television commercials.  AJ attends Florida Virtual School to enable him to pursue his fine arts training and spends his summers at Stagedoor Manor in New York.  He lives with his parents and brothers in Lakeland, Florida.  AJ would like to thank his family and his teachers for all their support, as well as, A Light in the Darkness Productions for this fabulous opportunity.

aj achinger
jackie dozer Jackie Dozier (Young Kyla)

A native of Louisiana, Jackie recently moved to Florida and discovered acting. She has since participated in several short films and local theatrical productions and hopes to participate in many more in the future. Jackie refers to acting as a way to be able to explore many aspects of creativity. Jackie loves playing different characters, and experiencing many points of view. She always says you never know how far you can take a character until you try it.
jackie dozer

A Light in the Darkness

Directed By
Fed Wetherbee
Written By
Pj Tamayo | Fed Wetherbee
Executive Producers
Pj Tamayo | Fed Wetherbee
Produced by
Wendy Dye | René Otero
Director of Photography
René Otero
Camera Operator
Fed Wetherbee
Production Design
PJ Tamayo
Edited By
David Acampora | Will Cobble
Costume Designer
Ivan Ingermann
Casting By
Wendy Dye
Sound Design
Jonathan Lewis | PJ Tamayo
Trey Pollard
Visual Effects Supervisors
Jonathan Lewis | Pedro Flores
On-Set VFX Supervisor
David Wolgemuth
Unit Production Manager
Austin Glass
First Assistant Director
Gary Blake | Rick Callan | Cara Samuels
Second Assistant Director
Danielle McDonough | Francesco Muchado
Production Coordinator
Cara Samuels
Script Supervisor
Taylor Newman | Libby Ryerson

Visual Effects

Andrey S. DrogobetskiAnthony Castro

Justin Griner

Hancock WesleyChristopher Allen

Abdel Pizarro

A Very Special Thanks to Full Sail University
Additional Cast
Zalem’s Bodyguard
Anthony Alfred
Freighter Pilots
Laura Rhoades GoldsteinWill Bresch
Storm Troopers and Clone Troopers
Michael BoyceRob Clark

Rick Cox

Dennis Crompton

Todd Erdman

Scott Fraustro

Cheyenne Hess

Jamie King

Robert LarsonLuke Leonard

Kenneth Polly

Dale Smith

James Youngblood

Mike AchingerSara Achinger

Jesse Angri

Lou  Buffetta

Rich Bumar

John Chadwick

Iva Conrad

Matt Conrad

Gloria Cohen

Marisa Davis

Halii Fain

Pete Gerasia

Adam Green

Jake Goldstein

Richard Goldstein

Nicole Gordon

Andrea Herbert

Mark Hervat

Nate Hervat

Zeke Hervat

Maryellen Hooper

Victor Hung

Jerry Lee Hunt II

Ben Johnson-Markve

Hope Johnson

Paige Johnson

Scott Johnson

Aimee Kincaid

Jamie King

Meredith Kisgen

Robert Ko

Charlie MontioneMaryann Montione

Sam Montione

Enrique Ojeda

Tara Rois Ceili O’Sullivan

Julian Otero

Kendra Otero

Zach Parramore

Dom Russo

Noah Roth

Cara Samuels

Luke Saunders

Kathleen Saint Leger

Bryana Saint Urbain

Brian Saint Urbain

Britnie Saint Urbain

Nabila Silvestry

Julie Sindler Montione

Amy Sindler

Danielle Small

Ellen Stedman

Dylan Stedman

PJ Tamayo

Dillan Thomson

Kimberly Thomson

Ross Thomson

Jonathan Vega

Ishmael Esh Velazquez

Lauren Velazquez

Ric Wetherbee

Sam Wetherbee

Rob Wight

Additional Crew Credits Coming Soon