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“Stash” Actor Jonathan Weirich Wins Lead Male Role “Wes McCulloch” in Double Vision

The Devil’s Five” / “Abandoned” / “Stash” director Terry R. Wickham has the deep pleasure to announce he has casted “Stash” actor Jonathan Weirich for the role of “Wes McCulloch” in Double Vision, his forthcoming love story suspense thriller.

Jonathan Weirich in one of the ADR sessions for “Stash”
The busy filmmaker says, “Jonathan Weirich was hands down the best actor I auditioned the part. I loved his preparation and how seriously he took the opportunity.
Plus how could I possibly forget his 3-minute dialogue scene as “Minister Malcolm” in the second scene in “Stash“, where he had to recite 3 pages of dialogue in front of 30 to 40 people. That’s pressure and he nailed it.
Also during his Double Vision audition, since the actor after his scheduled time “flaked out”, we were able to talk longer and speak at length about the tough movie business.  Our heart-to-heart exchange played just as much of a reason why I choose him.
Jonathan Weirich dressed as “Minister Malcolm” on the set of “Stash”
In Jonathan, I feel a kindred spirit, who understands how difficult the world of moviemaking is. He has a very real grasp of what’s important and what’s not important.
In our culture obsessed society that’s fixated on celebrity, money and  instant gratification, we both have a different deeper focus.  I love Jonathan’s values and core mentality.  We are both are in the film business for the same reason.  We need to make films, because it’s what makes us both happy.
For these many reasons, Jonathan was easily the best candidate I saw to play “Wes McCulloch.”
In this screengrab from “Stash” Jonathan Weirich focuses before saying an important prayer as “Minister Malcolm”. Copyright 2014 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Since I’ve already worked with Jonathan on “Stash“, his involvement, to go along with actor John Merolla (whom I worked on “The Devil’s Five aka The Wraparound”) gives me two experienced actors I’ve already worked with. They make for an excellent foundation out of the five actors needed for Double Vision.
I know what I’m getting and completely trust Jonathan. That was the bottom line.”
Jonathan Weirich BIO:

Jonathan Weirich is an actor, artist, filmmaker and writer based in New York City.  Recently, he starred in the premiere episode for the TV show Diabolical, finished the feature length “Unspoken,” and the short film “Offline.” His credits and ongoing adventures can be found at his IMDB page and on his blog TheCommonOne.com.  He can be followed on twitter @JonathanWeirich.

Devil’s Five Review

Devil’s Five was a thrilling film which combined horror, drama and with spots of laugh out loud comedy.  The passion and talent of the director, Terry Wickham, was seen throughout the movie in which he and his two partners seamlessly intertwined 5 individual short films into a comprehensive and compelling story, including the wrap around, which brought everything together.  Looking back there were many highlights including the Abandoned and Stash, which had elements of heart thumping suspense, as well as great cinematography.  Overall, it was a terrific film that I was thrilled to be able to attend the Premiere!

Devil’s Five Review

Nick Girimonte on far right led his documentary team to capture Devil’s Five Red Carpet World Premiere

“Working under Terry has always been a pleasure. He’s a wonderful director, mentor, and friend. I had the opportunity to lead the documentary team on the night of the Red Carpet Premiere. The event itself was an incredible experience for my crew and I.  During the shoot, we shot in the theaters to capture some of the work from each film.

Devil’s Five Partners (left to right) Edwin M. Figueroa, Terry R. Wickham, George Brianca

I was blown away by how well put together these films were. Each and everyone of them had special elements, but some stood out more then others.

Screen grab from “Abandoned” shows Wickham’s vision for the suspense-filled segment photographed by Cinematographer Adrian Popescu

Abandoned” by Terry Wickham was my favorite one shown.  First off, the Cinematography on this film was amazing. The direction of the story and actors were spot on. Terry really knows how to get his actors to really fit perfect into the story, like a puzzle piece. The editing of this film was really well done.

I loved how some shots you can see through the DSLR camera while also having the actress in the right side of the frame. Film score on this film was also very beautiful and fit perfectly in this project. I can always learn and take something home after always working with Terry and watching his films.” – Nick Girimonte