Bitter Homes and Gardens

Cast & Crew


Fielding Edlow is an award-winning writer, performer and stand-up comedian based in Los Angeles whom Variety calls “a gifted scripter with virtuoso material”. She currently voices the character ‘Roxy’ on BOJACK HORSEMAN and hosts her own hit monthly show “Eat Pray F*ck” at the Hollywood Improv. Her solo show, COKE-FREE J.A.P., was performed in the NYC Fringe Festival (Backstage’s “Best of Fringe award”) and then had a four-month, sold-out run in LA at the McCadden Theatre and was subsequently developed as a half-hour comedy pilot at Showtime. Her full-length play, ICU, had a rave-reviewed, extended workshop run at Circle X Theatre with Caroline Aaron and was nominated for an Ovation Award for ‘Best Writing’. Her play, Admissions was workshopped at NY Stage & Film, Naked Angels, and was a semi-finalist in the O’Neill Conference. Her one-acts have been finalists in the National Ten-Minute Play Contest at Actors Theatre of Louisville and City Theatre in Miami. Her short film, “DVR” premiered in the Palm Springs Film Festival and recently won ‘Best Comedy’ in the NYC Short Film Festival. She is a native New Yorker.


Larry Clarke is an established character actor who frequently works with Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh. TV: TWIN PEAKS (Showtime) SENSE8 (Netflix), THE BRIDGE (F/X) SHAMELESS (Showtime) & LAW AND ORDER (recurring). Films: CONTAGION (w/ Kate Winslet), THE INFORMANT (w/Matt Damon), TRANSFORMERS 3, ROAD HARD. Other TV roles include THE MENTALIST, LONGMIRE, OUTCAST, SURVIVORS REMORSE (recurring), RAISING HOPE, SHAMELESS, BONES, CRIMINAL MINDS, GREY’S ANATOMY. He also starred in David Rabe’s Broadway revival of STREAMERS at the Roundabout as well as many off-Broadway productions including Philip Seymour Hoffman’s THE GLORY OF LIVING at MCC.


Jim Leonard produced DEXTER, THE CLOSER, MAJOR CRIMES, and the American version of CRACKER. He created THIEVES, SKIN, and CLOSE TO HOME for network TV. He’s an award-winning playwright, best known for THE DIVINERS, AND THEY DANCE REAL SLOW IN JACKSON, BATTLE HYMN, and BAD APPLES. He’s on the board of Circle X Theatre.


Dave Rock is an award-winning director/editor whose short film “The Burying Beetle,” starring John Michael Higgins (Best in Show) and Freddy Rodriguez, (Six Feet Under) has screened at over twenty film festivals and has garnered a dozen awards including “Best of Fest” at the Academy-Qualifying L.A. Shorts Fest. As a film and television editor, his work has been featured at many film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, Palm Springs and Los Angeles International Film Festival and on networks including HBO, SyFy Channel, Lifetime, and VH1. His credits as an editor include “Good Time Max,” written and directed by and starring James Franco, the award-winning 9/11 drama LIBERTY KID, and FIRE AND ICE, a fantasy film from visionary French director Pitof (Catwoman)


Robyn Cohen is an accomplished actress who’s worked with acclaimed directors Wes Anderson, Jeff Goldblum and James Franco. TV: Series Regular GRAVITY (Starz) opposite Ving Rames and Krysten Ritter. Other TV credits include: CRISTELA (ABC), THAT GUY (FOX), STARVED (F/X) and LAX (NBC). Robyn currently co-stars in the film ROAD HARD opposite Adam Carolla. On stage, Robyn has appeared in some of the most prestigious theaters around the country including Lincoln Center, The Ford Theater and The Actors Theatre of Louisville.


Ronnie is an actor writer improviser and stand-up comedian who has appeared on shows such as "Key & Peele" and "Who Let The Dogs Out?". He also performs with his award-winning all-black, all-male improv/sketch team WHITE WOMEN and with Tuesday Night Thunder, the longest running indie improv show in LA. A show he co-host with other members of his improv team THUNDERSTRUCK. Ronnie has also had sketches featured on the front page of “Funny or Die”.


Ian Merrigan is an actor and writer who played six uncredited invisible roles opposite Al Pacino in CHINA DOLL on Broadway. Co-creator of the musical The Unfortunates (OSF, A.C.T. San Francisco). Music and Composition featured on Hulu, ABC, NBC, IFC, CurrentTV, KCRW. Graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. Tall guy.


Nico began his journey in the film industry at a young age. Putting in time in both Miami and New York, he had the privilege of working in all facets of production on countless projects ranging from narrative to documentary and commercials. In 2013 he was awarded the Bronze Award in the Kodak Student Scholarship Program for his work on THE SUPERMAN, a short film produced at the American Film Institute where he graduated with an MFA in Cinematography. His thesis film, AGAINST NIGHT, earned him a nomination for the 2015 ASC Gordon Willis Student Heritage Award and was also a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. In late 2015 he mentored under Rodney Taylor, ASC on season 2 of the HBO show Ballers. Nico was 1 of 6 cinematographers chosen to participate in the 2016 Film Independent's Project Involve program. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.


A San Diego native, Ryan adds Bitter Homes and Gardens to his vast portfolio of over 130 digital/short form productions. Trained in Molecular Biology and Film & Business at UC San Diego, he now lives in Los Angeles, managing television production finance at ABC Studios. Previously, he's worked in television production and accounting with Big Little Lies for HBO, Grace and Frankie for Netflix/Skydance TV, Stalker for Warner Brothers TV, Pretty Little Liars and Ravenswood for Warner Horizon, and The Fab Five for ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series. He’s proud of Bitter Homes and Gardens and the team assembled behind it.