eCupid

The Story

Marshall (Houston Rhines) is turning 30 and working at a dead-end job with a boss (John Callahan) who doesn't recognize his talents. After seven years with his boyfriend, Gabe (Noah Schuffman), Marshall's love life is stuck in a rut and he is desperate for something new. He goes looking for it online, where he comes upon a mysterious app that guarantees to find true love. It scans every inch of his online world and suddenly turns his life upside down. Marshall suddenly gets everything he thinks he wanted.

Newly single and ready for adventure, Marshall is overwhelmed with sexy guys at every turn, each promising to be the man of his fantasies. But too much of a good thing may not be a good thing. He soon finds that all the attention is more than he bargained for. With the help of a wise and mysterious waitress (Morgan Fairchild), Marshall is given one last chance to listen to his heart and figure out what (and who) is really important.

 

The Cast

Houston RhinesHOUSTON RHINES

Role: Marshall

Houston Rhines was raised in Munroe Falls, Ohio. The 6'1” actor played basketball in high school and college and had dreams of one day going pro. However, always a movie enthusiast he auditioned and was offered a part in a film that helped him find his calling. His body of work includes appearances "How I Met Your Mother", "Scrubs" and "Criminal Minds" He is also known for playing Kelly Clarkson's love interest in her video "My Life Would Suck Without You". [imdb]

Noah SchuffmanNOAH SCHUFFMAN

Role: Gabe

Noah Schuffman is originally from Columbia, Missouri where he graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Theater Performance. He moved to Los Angeles via Chicago, where he studied and performed on stage, and continues to study with renowned teacher Margie Haber. Noah has worked in film, commercials, web series, and TV shows such as “Days of Our Lives,” “Desperate Housewives”, and “House MD.” His most recent role was a guest star on “Grey’s Anatomy.” [imdb]

Matthew Scott LewisMATTHEW SCOTT LEWIS

Role: Keith

Born in Huntington, WV and raised in Wayne County, WV, Matthew Scott Lewis moved on after high school to live and model in places like France, Barcelona, Milano, Mexico City, Argentina, and all over the United States. Ending up in Los Angeles to pursue his true love of acting and movies, Matthew has starred in the film “Driller” and appeared in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” [imdb]

Brad PenningtonBRAD PENNINGTON

Role: Richard

Brad graduated from St. Louis University High School in 1996. He then attended NE Missouri State University on a football Scholarship. Brad is a twin, he is seven minutes older than his look alike Ryan. Brad studies at the John Kirby Studio where he is a member of John's Master Class. [imdb]

Andy AndersonANDY ANDERSON

Role: Chris 1

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Andy has a crippling fear of failure. To overcome his atychipinhobia, his therapist suggested he face it head on and move to LA to become an actor. While failing on a daily basis may not have helped his self esteem, it has certainly made him more comfortable as a failure. Thanks Doc! If you enjoyed his performance in “eCupid,” you will definitely like him in “Entourage.” You'll also probably like him in “ER.” You can probably skip “Days of Our Lives,” “iCarly” and some of his other credits. Even if you think his acting sucks, maybe you'll enjoy his screen time the same way a great and well-known producer did before his memorable quote, "He has a HOT ASS.” [imdb]

Joe KomaraJOE KOMARA

Role: Chris 2

Joe Komara is a Broadway veteran that transplanted to L.A. in 2010. He has appeared on stages from California to the Ukraine, dancing, singing, and acting his way on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours, cruise ships, theme parks, regional theatre, and industrials. On camera, he has been a part of feature films, shorts, music videos, workout videos, commercials, and TV programs such as his recent appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". He looks forward to what comes next as his career is an ever-changing cornucopia of entertainment! [imdb]

Gary RiottoGARY RIOTTO

Role: Carson

Gary splits his time between LA and NYC. His most recent work includes “How To Be a Better American” (ABC Pilot) and an episode of “Parenthood.” This past summer he stared in a workshop production of “The Minotaur” for the Fire Dept. Theatre Company in NYC.

The spectrum of his work is quite broad and includes the film “The Heartbreak Kid” w/Ben Stiller, a recurring role on “ER,” hosting for “America's Next Top Model” and Off Broadway theatre.

Gary is the Vice Chair of the Screen Actors Guild’s LGBT Committee, does HIV/Pregnancy Prevention work with youth across the country and is an activist and advocate for LGBT Equality. [imdb]

Mike C. ManningMIKE C. MANNING

Role: Miles

Mike C. Manning lives in Hollywood, California as an actor, host, and political activist. Making his debut on stage at the age of 14 in Colorado, Mike has been involved with theatre for many years. While living in Washington, DC for MTV’s “Real World: DC,” Mike became involved with politics and has since increased his involvement to become a public figure for Equal Rights on behalf of organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD and more. He was also awarded the "2010 PFLAG Spotlight Award" for bringing awareness to issues facing the LGBT community. He is also expected to increase his exposure on the big screen with two projects in 2011. Mike's hosting credits include segments for VISTA TV in Denver, Colorado, as well as the “2010 American Music Awards Red Carpet Pre Party” live for ABC and UStream. Mike is also an avid snowboarder and fitness enthusiast. [imdb]

Galen DreverGALEN DREVER

Role: Dawson

Galen Drever grew up in the Bay Area and is one of seven kids. After graduating from boarding school in upstate New York he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. While studying at a Hollywood conservatory he was introduced to his first modeling agency and soon traveled to Milan, Paris and eventually New York, where he was based for several years. Galen eventually decided to move back to LA to pursue his dream of being in film and is excited to make his big screen debut in J.C. Calciano's “eCupid.” [imdb]

Chris RubeizCHRIS RUBEIZ

Role: Jimmy

Chris Rubiez is an actor/writer originally from Roanoke, Virginia. He was last seen as Wesley "Wall" Felton in the comedy pilot Rugger Nation. You can currently see him on Lionsgate's Fearnet On Demand channel with a lead in the horror film, “Lullaby.” You can find out more by by visiting www.chrisrubeiz.com. [imdb]

John CallahanJOHN CALLAHAN

Role: Mr. Hutchington

John Callahan may be best known for his work as Edmund Grey on the soap opera “All My Children.” He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

While his work on soaps stretches back over twenty years (including stints on “Falcon Crest” and “Santa Barbara”), it is the role of Edmund that has brought him the most fame and acclaim. He played on “All My Children” from 1992 to 2005, when the character of Edmund was controversially killed off. His death caused an uproar, mainly because another tie to All My Children's history was cut.

Since 2008, he has been playing Dr. Baker, an OB, on “Days of Our Lives.” [imdb]

Morgan FairchildMORGAN FAIRCHILD

Role: Venus

"You can never be too rich or too thin." This elegant lady defined the TV version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. Morgan first pursued a career in television; just 6 weeks after moving to New York she landed the key role of Jennifer in the daytime series "Search for Tomorrow" (1951); she stayed on until 1977.

Morgan moved to Los Angeles, where she originated the role of Jenna Wade on the wildly popular nighttime soap "Dallas" (1978) (Jenna was later portrayed by Priscilla Presley). Morgan made numerous guest appearances on TV series. She played Constance (Weldon) Carlyle in "Flamingo Road" (1981), and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress; that was her breakout show that propelled her to stardom.

Morgan continued to perform in live theater, her acclaimed portrayal of Skye in the off-Broadway comedy "Geniuses" helped make it one of the "Top Ten Plays" of the year according to Time Magazine and the New York Times. Other stage appearances have included productions of "Goodbye Charlie" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." On TV, she played the naughty Racine in the series "Paper Dolls" (1984) in 1984. Later, she starred in the TV series "Falcon Crest" (1981) from 1985-86, having made a niche for herself playing ambitious beauties. Morgan received an Emmy nomination for a special episode of "Murphy Brown" (1988).

Morgan has shared some of her beauty secrets by authoring the book "Super Looks" which is a complete guide that includes makeup, exercise, and diet tips. [imdb]

The Filmmaker

JC CalcianoJC CALCIANO

Writer/Director/Producer

JC is a graduate of New York University film school. During his early days in the entertainment industry, he started his career producing and directing music videos.

He gained valuable production experience on such films as "The Fisher King" and "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" before joining Cruise/Wagner Productions as Head of Production and as Associate Producer on the film, "Mission: Impossible".

JC produced the independent films "Slaughter Cove,” “Dead in the Water,” “Vince Neil’s Rocktails,” “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Coming Out”, as well as "The Concert Series" for Jessica Simpson and Macy Gray.

He produced the reality TV series “The Hydra Executives” – an English-speaking spin-off of “The Apprentice” shot entirely in the Middle East – for Infinity Broadcasting UAE in Dubai. In addition, he has produced and directed hundreds of hours of reality television in the United States for E!,G4, NBC, HGTV and other networks.

The hit romantic comedy “Is It Just Me?" was his first feature film as producer, writer and director. The film was an official selection of over 40 international film festivals and received several honors and awards.

Recently JC created the popular, sexy web series, "Steam Room Stories," which is viewed around the world on its own YouTube channel. [imdb]

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