Joining the cast of Rest Stop
Some of Amanda's most memorable film performances include Fast Times at Ridgemont High, A Nightmare on Elm, Street (in which she played Tina and earned a spot in horror film history as Freddy's first kill), Better Off Dead, Silverado, The Son of Darknes and the award-winning, Powwow Highway amongst many others. Amanda has also worked extensively in television appearing on such shows as Dexter and Charmed as well as her recurring roles on Highlander, CSI, and Murder In the First. Amanda's latest film credits include Oct 23rd, Big Legend, Alice, The Captu, The ID and Rest Stop.
Alicia is fairly new to Los Angeles, spending several years in San Francisco where she performed in numerous short films, commercials, and television projects. She began her acting career in New York, performing in plays and festivals after earning a B.A. in Theatre Arts at the University of Puget Sound.
She currently studies at the Imagined Life, where work focuses on deepening her love of story and the ability to empathize with and embrace other possibilities of life. Building a community of artists who support and encourage each other is at the core of Alicia's love for storytelling, and she is thrilled to begin this journey with her fellow cast and filmmakers!
Justin Phillip is from the swamplands of central Florida. He has a very extensive theatre background with an MFA in Acting and training from abroad at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre School.
In 2011 he earned his SAG/AFTRA card by being cast in an animated pilot for adult swim. Since then he has appeared in strong supporting roles for feature films and many co-star roles for networks such as Lifetime and the Travel Channel. He is also a recurring character on a new series for hulu and the co-host of a brand new show on Discover.
Justin is also an award-winning filmmaker. At the helm of his company, DogTimes Productions, he has directed and produced films that have been shown at the AMC and Laemmle Theaters. His latest endeavors include being Cinematographer for multiple upcoming projects. Go to www.justinphillip.net for more.
Jessica Cameron was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario in Canada and moved to Toronto to study fashion at Ryerson University. After finishing her degree she moved to Ohio to work as a fashion designer and in her spare time she decided to try an acting class. The acting bug bit, and Jessica decided to make acting her full time career.
In the last few years she has been cast in more then 70 projects including music videos, TV shows and feature films. In 2010 she won an industry award for being a Rising Movie Star. Some of her favorite recent performances include: playing sorority leader in The Sleeper and she starring with horror icon Steven Geoffrey’s in the film “Mr. Hush”. She also had the chance to work with legendary director Jim Wynorski on the syfy channel film “Camel Spiders” and the established horror director Jeff Burr on “Resurrection”. She was thrilled to play screen legend Marilyn Monroe in “The Black Dahlia Haunting”, having been a fan of hers for many years.
In 2012 Cameron starred in the hit TLC Show Brides of Beverly Hills for its second season. Acting as a wedding dress stylist on the show utilized Cameron’s fashion history as well as camera skills. 2013 was the first year in which Cameron stepped behind the camera to direct and produce Truth Or Dare, a torture film that she co-wrote. Truth Or Dare would screen 54 times all over the world and win 34 awards. Cameron would direct several short films in 2013 including a segment for the Soska sisters Blood Drive PSA. She would produce 2 more feature films (Utero and Save Yourself) before embarking on her most ambitious project yet – filming 3 movies while traveling across the USA in an rv with some of her favorite film makers. The team shot 2 narrative features (Desolation and Mania) and the documentary surrounding the process called Kill The Production Assistant. Mania would mark Cameron’s 2nd time directing a feature film.
In the years since Cameron has directed An Ending, and starred in many more independent films. In addition she started Scream Queen Stream with her best friend Heather Dorff in which they make weekly Youtube videos. She is currently in pre-pro on her next directing effort, Besties in which her best friends in real life will find themselves tested on screen.