Cast & Crew

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Sean Patrick Leonard

Director

Native Chicagoan Sean Patrick Leonard planted his roots at Columbia College, iO, and The Green Room. As Artistic Director and ensemble member of Speaking Ring Theatre Company, he was part of several acclaimed productions. Credits include Machine Gun Preacher, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, and The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man. He won Best Actor at the 2019 Twister Alley Film Festival and 2019 Gig Harbor Film Festival. Sean has his own production company Crash of Rhinos. The die-hard Chicago sports fan is a very proud husband and father of two amazing children.

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Daryl Anisfeld

Marina Pickle

Daryl Anisfeld has been an actor for over 40 years. She began her career in musical theater throughout the North Shore in such roles as Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler and Widow Corney in Oliver. She now works as an on-camera, voiceover and print actor represented by Gray Talent.  TV credits include Chicago Fire and Chicago Med. In addition, she produced and starred in a short movie Killing Irma.

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Sandra Baskin

Penny Purdy

Five years ago, after 35 years in real estate, Sandra Baskin jumped into the acting world. She started in theatre and, after four musical performances, transitioned to film and commercials. She took continual, professional training classes and now has an extensive resume, appearing in many feature and short films. She loves the wonderful actors she knows and happily works with. She’s currently known for the lead character Betty in the award-winning film Killing Irma. She is represented by Stewart Talent, Chicago.

Brenda Good

Rita Von Spacee, Co-Writer

Brenda Good is an actress, writer, choreographer, dancer, and mother to four children. In 2016, on a whim, she auditioned and ended up being cast in a Super Bowl 50 commercial for AARP, specifically titled for her as Fearless at 50, Brenda. Since her debut, Brenda has been in other national commercials, music and corporate videos, and major network episodics. She also choreographs shows for Netflix and other venues and writes screenplays and comedy sketches.

Valerie Gorman

Sr. Mary Terencia SHJ

Valerie Gorman has been a stage, film, and commercial actress for 30+ years and is represented by Big Mouth Talent. She has recently worked with numerous theaters including Steep, Wit, Redtwist, Eclipse, Raven, Rivendell, Provision and Oil Lamp and was an ensemble member with Reflections Theatre. Feature film credits include Chasing Gold with Paul Sorvino and My Daughter was Stolen, a made for TV movie by Golan Productions.

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Sandy Gulliver

Kathryn Dill, Producer

Sandy Gulliver started acting later in life and has been on the scene for only 12 years. In that time she has amassed just short of 80 IMDb credits. More importantly, she has created a community of senior female actors who work together and play together, a credit of which she is most proud. In addition to film, you may also find her on stage, musical theater being her favorite.

Ruth Kaufman

Ina Pickle, Executive Producer/Head Writer

Ruth Kaufman has had roles in independent features (including one executive produced by the Duplass brothers and four with distribution), short films, web series, industrials and more. Her thousands of voiceovers include e-learning, medical narration and commercials. Ruth has improvised with teams and at corporate events. Ask what she did on America’s Funniest People and at the America’s Got Talent, S8 judges’ auditions. Learn more at www.ruthtalks.com

Kathleen Lawlor

Lucy Lightheart, Associate Producer

Kathleen Lawlor’s credits include: Janice, in The Defiled (CIFF); Lucy, Fall Away (NYCIFF: Best of show). Christine Cameron, Prepper’s Grove (with Jonathan Whitaker, Tom Sizemore, Margaret O’Brien); Genevieve, Easy Abby, a hit Web Series, and NBC’s Chicago Med as Mrs. Donovan. Chicago stages include: The Playground; Judy’s Beat Lounge/Second City; Stage 773; The Den; Boho; & Chicago Cult.Cntr/Claudia Cassidy Thtr. Kathleen (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), sings, writes, produces, is a visual artist and has 6 grandkiddies.

Julie Mitre

Dora Diva

Julie Mitre’s recent credits include Black Ballerina (Fleetwood-Jourdain), Beau Jest and Jest A Second (Oil Lamp Theater), The Abuelas (U/S performances Teatro Vista), Old Ringers (2nd Act Players; James Downing Theatre). Film and TV credits include Chicago Med (NBC), The Visits (Independent Short) and Thanks A Latte Web Series (Hike Creative). Julie has danced the role of Grandma in The Nutcracker (Ruth Page Civic Ballet) for the past 8 years. 

Ann Myrna

Louisa Blondeau, Associate Producer

Ann Myrna is an actor in Chicago working in TV, film, commercials, industrial and web projects as well as theatre. She began acting in high school, spent the majority of her career in information technology, and has returned to acting to get more creativity back into her life. Learn more at AnnMyrna.com.

Shannon L. Novak

Delilah Lyn Youngheart

Shannon is a SAG-AFTRA actor/voice over artist, make-up artist and spokesmodel/brand ambassador/product specialist. She’s worked hundreds of tradeshows and events nationwide.  She lived in California for 6 years and moved home to be closer to family. Fun fact: Shannon was a contestant on The Price Is Right and ended up winning the Showcase Showdown! She’s the co-chair of PR & Marketing on the board of the Chicago Acting in Film Meetup Group.Learn more: www.ShannonLNovak.com.

Bobbie O'Connor

Anna Lee Pickle nee Gherkin

Bobbie is a Chicago actor in commercials, stage, film and TV as well as a graduate of Second City. She has appeared in over 20 films and TV shows including Market Value, Selling Stupid, Bailiwick, Boss and The Immediate Unknown. She co-wrote and performed in the webseries The Three Squares. Bobbie is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and is represented by the Shirley Hamilton Agency.

Joyce Porter

Karen Foxly

Joyce Porter has performed in numerous movies, plays, commercials and TV shows. Movies include Holy Trinity, Chicago Overcoat, The Alley Cat, Pickman's Muse and Bachelors Grove. TV includes South Side, My Haunted House and Better Call Saul. Her previous career was as a professor of theater, film and humanities. She has an M. A. in theater from Northwestern. She is also a voice-over performer who had done radio ads, museum narration and audiobooks.

Debra Rodkin

Candy Rellish

As a long-time Redtwist Theatre member, Debra Rodkin appeared in Six Degrees of Separation and favorites Equus, Geezers and Cripple of Inishmaan. Chicago credits include Crossing Delancey (MadKap),The Rose Tattoo (Shattered Globe), Vieux Carre (Raven), Beau Jest (Big Noise), Rabbit Hole (Buffalo Theatre) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (NightBlue), among others. She last filmed a lead role in the award-winning Ginger. Fun fact: did a zany webisode for True Blood (HBO).

Laurie Carter Rose

Tess "Mac" McMiller, Associate Producer

Recent theatre credits include The Cake (Human Race), Good People (New Harmony Theatre), The Roommate and Light Up the Sky (Citadel Theatre), Menopause the Musical (Fireside Theatre). Favorite credits include: Follies (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Bed Full of Foreigners (Drury Lane South); Jesus Christ Superstar (national tour), Sunset Boulevard (London’s West End). TV/film includes Chicago MedThe Tonight ShowEarly Edition and the upcoming film Exile. Laurie is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.LaurieCarterRose.com

Judi Schindler

Patty Sue Pickle, Marketing

Best known for theater work, Judi recently appeared as Roberta in Admissions at Theater Wit and Dr. Toule in The Women of 4G at Babes with Blades.  She also has understudied at Steppenwolf, Northlight, Shattered Globe, Steep and Victory Gardens, where she went on as Hillary in Hillary and Clinton. In addition, Judi is the author of Husbands: An Owner's Manual. See more at www.judischindler.com

M.J. Starshak

Lola LaGrange, Co-Writer

Like a lot of MJ’s skills, they’ve come in fits and starts. She started writing stories in grammar school to entertain her classmates. She performed in many theatrical productions in high school. After earning a degree in journalism, she became the first full-time female sportswriter at a local newspaper. All that fun stopped when she got married, so she fixed that. Now she’s back to acting, writing and fun!

Joette Waters

Rev. Doctor Clovis Marshfield

Joette Waters has performed on stage, in radio, film and television for over 45 years. She is an ensemble member of Vision Latino Theatre Company. As a singer, she toured the U.S. and Canada with the musical group Stardust Vocal Trio. She is currently working on several film projects and a web series. She also enjoys her work as an acting and performance coach. For more information visit www.joettewaters.com.

Allie

Mr. Cheddarpants

This is Allie's first appearance in a web series. She wants to be in the room for most family Zoom sessions and often struts her stuff in front of the camera. She likes to startle her family members by jumping and kicking the walls. She is the softest cat in the whole world.

Alan Albert

Zoom Engineer

Alan Albert has worn many different hats in his multimedia career including: radio announcer; voice-over talent; corporate video producer, director, editor and eLearning developer. Alan won a Chicago Film Festival award as co-director for a local production about Ernest Hemingway’s teen years in Oak Park. Two years ago, he became a background actor and has appeared in most every television show filmed in Chicago. Alan looks forward to working with all the talented people involved with this ground-breaking production.

Music Acknowledgements

Teaser:

Tension Nonstop – Myuu, YouTube audio library

 

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DUN-DUN-DUUUUN!!! - Sound Effect Dark Parodies

Skeleton Dancy Myuuu YouTube Audio Library

“When Memories Break” BadWabbitz