Victoria Paege Cast as Dr. Dietrichson in “Out of Darkness: Cleveland”

Victoria Paege, actress and cosplayer, has been cast in the role of Dr. Dietrichson, an intelligent psychologist with a manipulative streak. In Out of Darkness: Cleveland, Dr. D works for the F.O.R.C.E and played an integral role in crafting the legislation as well as implementing it within police departments. Check out our interview with the Los Angeles-based actress below:

Victoria Paege

What do you find the most appealing about the movie or its story?

The first thing that jumped out to me about this film was the political corruption aspect. It is, in a way very relevant to how we are being led to think about the political system in America, especially being media led the way it is. There is a scene where, during one of the altercations, people are standing around filming from their phones. Something we see constantly now. Aside from the corruption, there are hints of a sort of sci-fi or other force at work, and that is incredibly intriguing. Political corruption, tons of action PLUS sci-fi? Now THAT’S my kind of film.

How would you describe your character Dr. Dietrichson? What do you envision her to be like?

Doctor D is a complex character and one that I greatly admire. Although she is insanely intelligent, her looks both help and hinder her so she is in a constant struggle to both use them to her advantage, while also attempting to prove her worth without them getting in the way.

You do cosplay. Tell us about your work and what you do. 

I started cosplaying in 2009, after I started attending comic conventions. I did little intro videos for a friend of mine for a convention he was starting in Tucson, AZ. After that, I got hired as the spokesperson for Phoenix Comicon , which led me to meet AMAZING creators. I have been so fortunate and have been asked to model original characters, like Dorothy Gale for Big Dog Ink, and I even worked side by side with Mark Millar on his character ‘Grown-up Hit Girl’ for the release of Kick Ass 2. I am also a reference model so several artists have used (drawn) my body for the covers of several comics.


Out of Darkness: Cleveland is Prelude2Cinema’s first SAG feature. It will be filmed in Cleveland and surrounding areas. Check back here or on for more updates as the project progresses. If you’re a brand or company interested in sponsoring the film, you can learn more here


Meet the Crew: Ted Mittman, Composer

Ted Mittman is really cool. When he isn’t creating music, Mittman teaches medieval stage combat, traditional fencing and occasionally, the finer points of roasting a large leg of Mutton to a group of Medieval enthusiasts at Hiram College, where Mittman is working toward a music degree. Mittman is an aspiring composer, ethnomusicologist, actor and singer from Wall Township, NJ. He says, “I have dreamed of working within the movie industry for over a decade.” Well, sir, now you are and the cast and crew of OUT OF DARKNESS: CLEVELAND welcomes you aboard the project.

ted mittman


Meet The Crew: J. Andrew Thames, Cinematographer


J. Andrew Thames will be the guy behind the camera. He’s had a camera in his hand since he was 16 years old. When he was 24, he went to Cleveland State University to earn a degree in Film and Video Production. His experience ranges from corporate videos to feature films, all filmed in and around the Cleveland area. “As a Telly award-winning cinematographer, I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of a new project and story and love bringing those ideas to life on camera,” he says. “Filmmaking in Cleveland is so exciting because it’s a time to foster new ideas and talent that don’t often get a voice.”

We are happy to have him on our crew!

J. Andrew Thames

“I am a Cinematographer and I paint with lights. I was drawn to this career simply because I believe in the power of film as a tool for social change but also because, for me, film creates stories that can be seen as anthropological moments in time as well as stick with people well beyond their first viewing. And that impact is something I want to make.” -J. Andrew Thames

CASTING NEWS: Linda Weaver Hired as Casting Director for “Que, Sera, Sera”

CLEVELAND (December 22, 2016) — Boardman-based casting director Linda Weaver has been hired as the casting director for Prelude2Cinema’s newest film and first SAG production OUT OF DARKNESS: CLEVELAND. The movie series, which will feature four 90-minute episodes (which can also be broken down into smaller segments if released on TV or on the web), begins with “Que, Sera, Sera.” Ms. Weaver will be responsible for casting local talent for several smaller roles and for the background actors needed for crowd scenes.

Linda Weaver, Casting Director
Linda Weaver, Casting Director

On December 17, 2016, Prelude2Cinema held an Open Audition at Cuyahoga Community College, Tri-C for the roles of Agent Marcus de Silva, Banny, Johnny Goode, Trish Santo and more. The audition drew SAG/AFTRA and non-union actors from all over Ohio and even Pennsylvania.

Ms. Weaver owns and operates the full-service model and talent agency LeModeln, which also provides casting services to the local film industry. She has helped to cast local actors as extras in top-billing films such as The Avengers, Spider-Man and Dogma. Ms. Weaver had been the casting director for The Jungle Book: Make a Wish, partially shot in Youngstown and Midnight Massacre.

OUT OF DARKNESS: CLEVELAND is slated to begin production in mid-January 2017 and will continue into February and possibly into March. The movie will be filmed on location in Cleveland and Youngstown. The first episode “Que, Sera, Sera” introduces an alternative timeline in which the police have been taken over by a federal agency called the F.O.R.C.E., instituted by President Joseph Franks. A Cleveland senator, Nicholas J Ferris, has opened a safe house for women and children who have been rescued from sex trafficking, and a local agent named Teresa Maria de los Angeles has a mysterious darkness within her that avenges the innocent. The “Cleaveland” police chief seeks to uncover the dirt on the senator before he runs for President in 2020.



OUT OF DARKNESS: CLEVELAND coming soon! Follow here for more updates!

Movie Audition 12/17/2016


Date:Saturday, December 17th, 2016 10am to 3pm

Location: Tri-C, 11000 W Pleasant Valley, Parma, Oh… Parking in lot B, Liberal Arts Building, “B” wing.


“Out of Darkness: Cleveland” episode one: “que, sera, sera”


If you can not make it to our Audition, you can post info at our Facebook casting group.

New York-Based Actress SORAYA PADRAO Cast as “Angie”

New York-based actress Soraya Padrao has been cast as principle lead “Teresa Maria de los Angelos,” referred to as “Angie” throughout the series. Angie refuses to allow the darkness to engulf her beloved city of Cleaveland, but she battles her own demons as well. Can she stop the criminals that have overrun her town? Or will she die trying?


Padrao is known for Anomalous  (2016) and La Herencia Valdemar (2010) as well as performing on stage for the Spanish Repertory Theatre in NYC. “Que, Sera, Sera” — the first installment in Alex P Michaels’ sci-fi/crime noir movie series de la Oscuridad (aka “Out of Darkness”) — tells the story through her eyes. 



Alex deCourville Cast as ‘Ralph Bell’ in “Que, Sera, Sera”

Akron/Barberton actor Alex deCourville has been cast as Ralph Bell, Chief Lena Turner’s partner on the police force. You might recognize Mr. deCourville from his YouTube series Pinheads or from the short film Terminal and features like Research: The Musical. DeCourville is an actor, standup comedian and musician — a man of many talents.

Alex deCourville/Hannah Dexter Photo
Alex deCourville/Hannah Dexter Photo

Comedy might be his specialty, but deCourville enjoys playing challenging, serious roles as well and stretching his talents as an actor. The Ferris Campaign team got with the actor to talk about the movie and where you might see deCourville next.

Why did you get into acting? 

Acting and performing were the only things that ever came naturally for me. I was the weird kid growing up and performing, telling jokes was the only way I could get attention. I developed a knack for performing and doing voices, characters, etc. In high school, I became really interested in doing plays. My acting stalled during my college years, but picked up after I graduated.

What interested you about the film “Que, Sera, Sera”?

I think it’s a clever premise. Now more than ever, it seems politics and the presidential election is a big story so I think it’s the kind of thing that will get a lot of attention. I’m a big fan of mixed genre films such as Fargo, Pulp Fiction and, yes, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. This script’s unique blend of genres with ideas we are familiar enough taking to such a unique and crazy level.

What do you like about the character you’ll be playing?

As an actor, it’s tempting to always want to play a good guy, always want to play a hero. But there is a certain level of fun in playing a character with some shades of grey, a character who offers a little comic relief – especially since I view myself as a comedic actor. Ralph isn’t inherently a bad guy, he’s just a little lazy and a bit of a hound.

Keep coming back for updates and more casting news. “Que, Sera, Sera” is the first episode in Alex P Michael’s movie series de la Oscuridad, which features a devastated nation, a corrupt city and an avenging shadow that devours the evil within. Fictional candidate Senator Nicholas J Ferris wants to undo the damage that the current President Joseph Franks, a reality-star-turned-politician bent on ultimate control of American citizens, has wrought upon the people. 




Ferris Campaign Kicks-off at Lucy’s Sweet Surrender

The Ferris Campaign kicked-off at Lucy’s Sweet Surender (, 20314 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122 from noon until about 3:00 PM on Friday, September 16, 2016. Check out the photos below and make sure to head to Lucy’s Sweet Surrender for some sweet treats!

Many thanks to Michael Feigenbaum of Lucy's Sweet Surrender in Shaker Heights for their support
Many thanks to Michael Feigenbaum of Lucy’s Sweet Surrender in Shaker Heights for their support



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