THOMAS AHLERS - Producer / Director / Writer / Editor


New York based experimental filmmaker Thomas Ahlers co-founded Taos Hum Films alongside Rodney Ladino. 

Thomas has been working in New York Film and Television production since graduating from The School of Visual Arts. He has made tour videos for seminal post-punk psychedelic band Echo & the Bunnymen and their off shoot Electrafixion. 

He has split his time producing for FOX's America's Most Wanted & CBS NEWS. 


 RODNEY LADINO- Producer / Director / Writer 


Rodney is a co-founder of Taos Hum Films with Thomas Ahlers.
Rodney Ladino is a Colombian-made, New York-born actor with a BFA in performing arts from Adelphi University.  He assisted with John Pollono's Illuminati and Grace winning top prizes at the Network NYC One-Act Festival. Also assisted in "Lost and Found" (also by Pollono) in the NYC Fringe festival. He wrote and directed "Patterns" that premiered at the 2012 Network NYC One-Act Festival. His acting in "The Decoy" (written by Tony Lepore/ directed by Andrew Block) won him a Best Actor Award from the same festival.


MEERA ROHIT KUMBHANI's New York City credits include Richard II (The Pearl, u/s), As You Like It, Twelfth Night (Classic Stage Company), Yes We Can (Walkerspace), and Phoenician Women (dir. Karin Coonrod). Film/TV credits include Offliners, “NYC 22,” “The Late Show.” She holds a BA in Neurobiology from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Acting from Columbia University.



Kate Costello hails from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and while she did not grow up on a farm, she does have a love for the mid-west! Kate got her B.A in Theatre Studies out of state at Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY. She moved directly to the Big Apple where she completed a program at the Stella Adler Studio and studied with the Barrow Group and the People's Improv Theatre (The Pit).

Since arriving in NYC, Kate has been in numerous independent films and webseries. This work ranges from scream queen thrillers to college themed comedies and even teenage pregnancy dramas.

Kate has also been featured in several CollegeHumor sketches and is currently the host of the quirky YouTube Show "Movie Line Trivia." Kate has booked commercials and print work and can be recognized as the face of the popular young adult novel series Hex Hall. For more info on Kate you can visit her website


President of the northern Tupelo, Mississippi Elvis Presley Fan Club from July 2007-August 2007, Joey's worn many hats.  Lost & Found (off-broadway),  Carpe Noctem (web series), Mobster Confesions (Discovery Channel). Graduate of Rutgers University, MFA.







Growing up in Germany, Stephan became involved in different artistic endeavors and spent much of his twenties in connection to hip hop culture, founded his own record label and released a number of records as hip hop artist. For the past years he has been training and working as an actor both in Berlin and New York City, favorite roles including Marat in Marat/Sade, Jack in The Importance Of Being Earnest and El Grande Juan in Flight Of The Ibis where he acted together with Lauren Flanigan and Christopher Martin. He is honored and excited to be a part of Carpe Noctem. He is currently working on two feature films (Nom Wah: The Movie (dir. Kevin Foong) and Animosity (dir. Brendan Steere)), writing a screenplay and probably thinking about food.



Katie Gell is from Omaha, NE, she graduated from the University of Nebraska-Linocoln with a BA is Theatre Performance. Since moving to NYC she has been involved in many television, film theatre and modeling projects. Along with being an actress she is also a wigmaker and hair/makeup artist. For more info please check out   






 Bethany hails from Calgary and studied at New World School of the Arts & The University of Florida. She worked as a model for years in New York before settling in Los Angeles.








  Jaklina has studied with internationally recognized artists Jehan Kamal, Elsa Leandros, Mohamed Shaheen, Raqia Hassan, Victorio (Flamenco), Gamila El Masri, and Altagracia Bruno (Arabic/Spanish fusion). She has shared the stage with such global artists as Cheb i Sabbah and Zeb (the Spy from Cairo) Visini, and has been featured in the TV series "Gossip Girl," ABC's "Wife Swap," and on "Manhattan Neighborhood Network" show "Fashion Fever." She performs as a guest artist for various establishments and events in theater, media and fashion, and is a member if Altagracia's Caribbean Roses.



Ali Drapos as "Madison"

Alessandra Drapos is small town girl from Little Rhody.
Her combination of Greek, Italian, and Armenian heritage contributes to her knack for whacky characters and ability to loudly project.  In addition to Sketch and Improv classes at Trinity Repertory, she discovered her interest in Drama after a course on Chekov offered by the same theater. Alessandra quickly discovered acting as her source of happiness, and ever since has sacrificed many (imagined) dating and beer pong opportunities for intensive study in all things theater. She spent a year abroad at the London Dramatic Academy polishing her classical and vocal techniques while writing a one-woman show alongside playwright Nigel Gearing. Alessandra performed her drama in the UK under the direction of former artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Philip Hedley, and again in
the US at The Barrow Group Theater thanks to The 2012 Estrogenius Festival. She is forever grateful for the diverse training that Adelphi University, The Second City, and The Upright Citizens Brigade have provided her. She is wholeheartedly excited for a long journey in theatre and film.