Cast & Crew

In the making of the film, we were so concerned about honestly portraying the experience of competitive wrestling that we auditioned people who actually lived the parts.

The two lead characters — Danny Mousetis as Leo Leone and Justin Spates as Thurman Ellis, Jr. — are, in fact, championship wrestlers. Because of that, not only are the emotions real, but the wrestling scenes in the movie are authentic.

Leo Leone Danny Mousetis
young Leo Derrick Nelson
Coach Leone Jimi Petulla
Jessica Dawn Lafferty
Shaw Kelly Vint
Roger John Lloyd, Fr.
Johnny Jeff Breese
Thurman Ellis, Jr. Justin Spates
Thurman Ellis, Sr. Guido “Cougar” Foehrweisser
Referee (Trinity) Paul E. Reihner II
Ellen Heather Connor
young Roger Ben Policz
Referee (Washington) Rich Burgdolt
Jack Spates Tim Mousetis
Emily Claire Throckmorton
Uncle Larry Alton Butler
Dennis Perry Chuck
Jerry the Barn Jerry W. Seaman
Clerk Julie Wallace DeKlavon
Doctor Bracken Burns
Shaw’s Mom Susan Mullen-Vint
Mr. Blasswell Roger Cuccaro
Assistant coach Frank Rotunda

Executive Producer/Writer Jimi Petulla
Line Producer Albert Hasson
Director Alan Vint
Composer Jeff Danna

Production Coordinator Diane Sunderlin
Assistant Prod. Coordinator Ryan Sweeney
Locations Coordinator Thomas McCue
Extras Coordinator Andrea Musher
Production Intern Danielle Baker
Production Intern Jason Wyse

Director’s Unit
First Assistant Director Jamie Schutz
Second Assistant Director Bob Radke
Second Assistant Director Steve Parys
2nd 2nd Assistant Director Petra Miller
2nd 2nd Assistant Director Analeisa Ecker
Script Supervisor Ronnie Cagwin
Production Assistant Stephen Hough
Production Assistant Mike Zemkosky
Production Assistant Hope Anne Nathan
Production Assistant Dave Hoffman

Director of Photography
Bill Molina
1st Assistant Camera Ron Turowski
2nd Assistant Camera/
1st AC 2nd Unit
Alex Andres
Still Photographer Jimm McNutt

Electric Department
Gaffer Brad Barrett
Best Boy Jeff Van der Molen
Electrician Jarret Buba
Electrician John Evans

Grip Department
Key Grip Bart Flaherty
Swing Grip Brian Buzzelli
Grip Keith Seymour

Art Department
Production Designer Jory Adam
Prop Master–Shoot Alyssa Sarfity
Prop Master–Prep Beth Fornaro
On-set Dresser Paul Bucciarelli

Wardrobe Department
Costume Designer Diane Collins
Key Costumer Kelly Morgavo

Hair & Make-Up
Co-Key Hair & Make-up Rod Carter
Co-Key Hair & Make-up Linda A. Williams
Hair & Make-Up Day Play Nancy Keslar
Hair & Make-Up Day Play Kelly Dewey

Sound Mixer Jim Emswiller
Boom Operator George Simpson
Day-Play Boom Operator Dan Casey

Transportation Coordinator Thomas McCue
Driver James Coppage

Caterer/Craft Service
Caterer Barry Bogarad

Barry’s On The Avenue

Ed Brownlee

The Southside Restaurant

Craft Service Jan Pulcini


Reversal wins Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at Tribecca Film Festival

On the east coast, Reversal captured the award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the IndieVision Film Festival, held at Robert DiNiro's place in Tribeca, New York. Not surprisingly, it was the only sold-out movie at the event!

Malibu Film Festival Winner!

Writer/Producer Jimi Petulla, Tony Danza, Danny Mousetis (lead in film) and Martin Landau.

Going up against heavy hitters like Tony Danza and David Katz, Reversal captured the People's Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Malibu Film Festival. Who says a movie about wrestling doesn't appeal to people . . .

The festival took place in world-famous Malibu, California. More than 75 filmmakers entered. Other films starred celebrities such as Jerry Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Karen Black, Andy Dick and Ron Howard. Reversal offered heartfelt performances and a touching story!

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