Eric Branco (Writer/Director/Cinematographer) --
A native of New York City, ERIC BRANCO has been working in film for the past ten years. After attending the Bronx High School of Science and the School of Visual Arts, he began working on independent films in the lighting department before making the leap to Cinematography. With dozens of music videos under his belt, for artists ranging from Kool Keith to Emmure, and a host of narrative features, Eric has moved into directing. STAY COLD, STAY HUNGRY is his feature debut.
Adam Bertocci (Editor) --
Adam Bertocci is a screenwriter and filmmaker working in and around New York. His films have played at festivals all across America, with stops in England, Canada and Australia, garnering numerous awards and nominations along the way. He also penned the family Christmas comedy "Wreck the Halls" starring Mickey Rooney and the viral-sensation-turned-off-off-Broadway-sensation "Two Gentlemen of Lebowski". As an editor, he has cut numerous shorts and television projects, including the work of Eric Branco; "Stay Cold, Stay Hungry" marks his first feature edit.
Stephen Hill (Manny) --
From the 'greatest man' to the 'every man', Stephen Hill profoundly delivers humanity in every character he portrays. A native New Yorker, passionate spirit, mass communicator and critical thinker, Hill has star quality, and receives positive industry nods from Susan Batson (Black Nexxus Inc.,) NYU Graduate Film, HBO/HBO Sports, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF,) Adcolor and many others. Stephen Hill leaves an unforgettable impact on his audiences, and with genuine talent and appeal, is destined for a long-term role in entertainment...as a 'leading man.' Hill can currently be seen as lead in the film Popous Pane and in several national Cottonelle commercials. Hill is also the winner of the award for "Best Male Actor" in the 2010 ABFF Star Project.
John Marra (Harley) --
John Marra attended the Bronx High School of Science, and received a BA in Studio Art from Goucher College. He currently works as a freelance artist and art director. He has designed logos for numerous businesses and non-profit organizations, such as a recent collaboration between Green Eyed Monster and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. He also creates custom sneakers and clothing, and has painted several murals throughout New York, Baltimore, and Edinburgh. As an Art Director John has worked in both stage and screen, most recently as the "Quartermaster of Puppets and Props" for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, where he created and operated props, staging, and large-scale puppets for their sold-out premier production of GründleHämmer. Stay Cold, Stay Hungry is his first feature-length effort as an actor.