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THE MOVIE CREW

ROMEO KATTOOKARAN

ROMEO KATTOOKARAN

WRITER AND DIRECTOR

Romeo Kattookaran, an acclaimed international writer, producer, and independent filmmaker, has garnered recognition and appreciation for his work at film festivals worldwide. His passion for filmmaking was ignited in his homeland, where exposure to real-life and thought-provoking Indian movies left a lasting impact. This early influence, combined with the infusion of western traits in his films, contributes to the distinctiveness and uniqueness of Romeo's work. Recognizing the profound influence of movies on modern society, he channeled his passion into creating films that serve as a reflection of societal issues and propose solutions, connecting with audiences through his inquisitive exploration of contemporary challenges.

Romeo's debut American directorial and production venture, "A Wonderful Day," a short film addressing issues of hunger and homelessness, earned him fourteen international awards. Beyond accolades, the film sparked a movement in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where restaurants and patrons united to feed the homeless. His debut feature film, "Mary," released in December 2020 on OTT platforms, focuses on the struggles and sacrifices of frontline healthcare workers, promoting mask-wearing and social distancing. "Mary" has already received recognition with four international awards from various countries, showcasing Romeo's commitment to addressing crucial societal issues through his cinematic endeavors.

As the founder of the American Film Society, a Non-Profit Organization, Romeo Kattookaran envisions spreading the magic of global cinema in Chicago. The society empowers local and global filmmakers through workshops, conferences, training, and film acquisition camps. To celebrate local talent, the American Film Society organizes the annual 'Chicago International Indie Film Festival' (CIIFF), providing a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work to industry veterans. By standing in solidarity with local filmmakers, the film society becomes an integral part of their journey towards success.

BO BATES

BO BATES

ACTOR

An American actor renowned for his starring performances in films like "Transformers: The Last Knight," "Scapegoat," "Betrayed," and "Case 137," takes on the character of Ethan Southwark in "Devil's Breath." Portraying a committed FBI agent, he leads a specialized investigation team addressing the persistent problem of child disappearances in Chicago.

David Rodrick

DAVID RODRICK

ACTOR

An American actor, and stunt choreographer, brings complexity to the role of Ronald RODRICK in "Devil's Breath," a character haunted by personal demons and driven by desperate determination.

Christina Pinciotti

CHRISTINA PINCIOTTI

ACTRESS

A recognized American film, and theater artist has garnered acclaim for her roles in "Dream Runner," "The Toad" (2019), and "Last Day" (2017). She brings depth to the character of Emily, entangled in a mysterious web and becoming a poignant focal point in "Devil's Breath".

TENNILLE TARASZKIEWICZ

TENNILLE TARASZKIEWICZ

ACTRESS

A renowned American actor and producer with notable credits in productions like "Beneath Us All," "If I Can't Have You...," "Tale of Tails," and "Crow." In "Devil's Breath," the narrative unfolds as Stacy, portrayed by Tennille, a nurse with compromised morals, delves into a criminal underworld.

KATE COLEMAN

KATE COLEMAN

ACTRESS

The American actress renowned for her role in "Mary and Leo," brilliantly portrays character OF LATRICE ,  primary investigator, who stand by the protagonist throughout various challenges, play pivotal roles in a major case investigation within this film.

ARIA RENEE KENNEY

ARIA RENEE KENNEY

CHILD ARTIST

A talented American child artist who starred in "Mary" and "Summer Curls," brilliantly portrays Grace in "Devil's Breath" as the main character's daughter. Her compelling performance adds depth to the familial dynamics within the storyline.

COLLEEN KAMINSKI

COLLEEN KAMINSKI

CHILD ARTIST

Portraying the character of Emma in "Devil's Breath," emerges as a fresh and exceptionally talented face in this film. This budding genius captivates the audience, marking her debut with a remarkable introduction to the world of cinema.

HARI NAMBOODIRI

HARI NAMBOODIRI

ACTOR

Hari Namboodiri takes on the role of a grandparent in this film, bringing a rich wealth of experience garnered from a diverse array of roles in both Indian and American cinema.

MARA HOYT

MARA HOYT

ACTRESS

A renowned American film and theater artist known for works like "Sentinels (improv)" and "Humans vs Zombies," plays the role of Esther in "Devil's Breath”, the supportive wife of FBI agent Ethan, becomes a vital source of strength and understanding to her husband.

JOSE SANTIAGO

JOSE SANTIAGO

ACTOR

A distinguished American actor acclaimed for notable performances in productions such as "For Prophet," "Step Dads," "Chicago P.D.," and "Chicago Fire," takes on the role of Carlos in "Devil's Breath." Operating in the shadows, he emerges as a central figure, infusing the narrative with intrigue and complexity, contributing to the film's exploration of deception and danger in its atmospheric surroundings.

BILL KENNEY

BILL K. KENNEY

ACTOR

The American actor in "Running with Wolves," "Cruel Summer," and "The Forever Choice," embodies the character of Mario—a loyal fellow traveler with the villain, unhesitant in doing anything to advance their objectives.

GWYNEVIERE RAY

GWYNEVIERE RAY

CHILD ARTIST

A gifted American child artist known for her roles in "Desperate Souls" and "No Vacancy," takes on the character of Micaela in "Devil's Breath." As the hero's daughter, her portrayal becomes a pivotal force that steers the narrative in a new direction.

MALAKHA KATTOOKARAN

MALAKHA KATTOOKARAN

CHILD ARTIST

Child artist, takes on a significant role in this film, marking her debut in the world of acting. Despite being new to the craft, this budding artist, currently studying dance and music, embodies a character that holds a crucial place in the heart of the film.

SWAPNIL SHAH

SWAPNIL SHAH

ACTOR

An American actor renowned for his roles in "Three Corners of Deception" and "Knight Wolf: The Divine Protector," embodies the character of a police officer in this film. With a track record of portraying commendable characters in American movies and numerous commercials, Shah brings depth and experience to his role in this production.

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SAJI KAVALAM

Executive Producer

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NURI BAUSWELL

Director of Filmography

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Production Control

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