Main Cast

A headshot photo of Natalia Berryman (Esperanza) in the comedy film Trusting Chloe


Natalia Noriega plays Esperanza, the playful, intelligent wife of Billy and passionate protector of her teenage daughter Chloe.


Winner of six film acting awards for her portrayal of Esperanza (IndieEye Film Awards, Boden International Film Festival, Best Shorts Competition, Alternative Film Festival, Sweden Film Awards, and Stockholm City Film Festival), Noriega is a talented California Central Coast actor and director. Having served as Artistic Director at Coastal Youth Theater, where she directed many plays and musicals during the past ten years, she has also worked professionally with PCPA (Pacific Conservatory Theatre) in numerous summer fest productions.  She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Cal Poly and is a graduate of PCPA's actor's training program. Her favorite roles include Charlotte (Falsettos), Christine Colgate (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Trix (Drowsy Chaperone), and Celeste (Little Shop of Horrors).

"Like all the men, he want an eyeball on Esperanza."

A photo of Todd R. Long (Billy Rome) in the comedy film Trusting Chloe

TODD LONG (Billy Rome)

Todd Long plays Billy Rome, a middle-age rock star and slang-talking celebrity surfer whose dwindling royalties have forced him to reunite his 1990s rock band (Billy Rome & The Studs).


Long is Professor in the Philosophy Department at Cal Poly, but his first career was in the performing arts, as an actor,  theatre director, and rock and roll musician (Mission 66).  Awarded "Best Actor" (Stockholm City Film Festival), co-winner of "Best Ensemble Cast" (Silicon Beach Film Festival), and nominated for an Irene Ryan (national acting) Award, Long has recently returned to the performing arts. His favorite roles include Arthur (Camelot), Roy (1959 Lone Star), Scapin (That Scoundrel Scapin), Joe (The Shadow Box), Dromio of Syracuse (A Comedy of Errors), Dave (in the film Clinched), and Billy Rome (Trusting Chloe).
Todd Long on IMDb   |   Todd Long's website

A photo of Sophie Long (Chloe Rome) in the comedy film Trusting Chloe


Sophie Rhiannon Long plays Chloe, the strong-willed, fifteen year-old daughter of Billy and Esperanza, who struggles to develop her own identity while maintaining her parents' trust.


Acclaimed as "phenomenal" for her performance as Chloe by IndieEye Film Awards Podcast, Long was trained as an actor, singer, and dancer in Coastal Youth Theater's junior and senior companies. She has performed on California Central Coast stages for ten years, in productions by Coastal Youth Theater, Kelrik Productions, and Arroyo Grande High School.  Her favorite roles include Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka), Velma von Tussle (Hairspray),  Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), Ann (All My Sons), and Judy Haynes (White Christmas).



Phineas Peters plays Timothy, the awkward, eighteen year-old loner who insinuates himself--in unexpected ways--into the lives of the Romes.


Peters began acting at age 8 as Tiny Tim at the Tony Award winning Trinity Repertory Theater in Providence, RI.  He worked in multiple productions over four seasons there, and at The Gamm Gheatre in Pawtucket, before moving to California's Central Coast in 2015. The highlight of his time in RI was being directed by Academy Award Nominee Richard Jenkins in a gritty production of Oliver!  In California he has worked with SLO Rep, Kelrik, and Wine Country Theatre, as well as several filmmakers. He recently starred as Arty in SLO Rep's Lost in Yonkers and Henry in Next to Normal.  When not acting, he is filming, editing, and contributing to his popular YouTube channel The Peters Bros. with his brother Elliot.  Phineas Peters on IMDb

A photo of Karen 'Kaz' Kahn (Dr. Cathia) in the comedy film Trusting Chloe

KAREN 'KAZ' KAHN (Dr. Cathia)

Karen 'Kaz' Kahn plays Dr. Cathia, the Rome's smug psychotherapist who gets a lot more than she bargained for when Billy and Esperanza show up for a therapy session.


Kahn is an experienced stage actor and singer, having performed on both American coasts, including stints as various as The Great American Melodrama and the New York Cabaret Scene.  Some of her favorite roles include Anita (West Side Story), Sheila (A Chorus Line), Beatrice Stockwell (aka The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone), Lola (Damn Yankees), and Charity Hope Valentine (Sweet Charity).

A photo of Gregg Wolff (Father Jim) in the comedy film Trusting Chloe

GREGG WOLFF (Father Jim)

Gregg Wolff plays Father Jim, the Romes' priest whose pastoral skills are severely tested by Billy and Esperanza's unorthodox marital style.


A versatile stage actor and director, Wolff has  performed in roles as various as Eddie (Lost in Yonkers), Dr. Gibbs (Our Town), Gabriel York (When the Rain Stops Falling), Dr. Kelekian (Wit), Richard (Time Stands Still), Zach (A Chorus Line), Mike (Good People), and Howard (Psychopathia Sexualis).  He recently directed Next to Normal at Wine Country Theatre in Paso Robles, CA.