Steven Joshua Morrison (producer, co-writer) is currently a Screenwriting Professor at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, teaching MFA, MA, BFA, and AFA classes. He majored in Geography and minored in Ethnomusicology at the University of California Santa Barbara; where he also took advanced screenwriting classes, was accepted into the Word Farm writer’s workshop, and won the Corwin Award for best screenplay. Following this, he earned his MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University and was accepted as a Dodge Fellowship scholar. He’s written numerous short films that have been produced and garnered festival entry, while also being a Screenplay Judge for multiple festivals and competitions. His professional experience includes working as a copywriter at PacSun Inc. and teaching in primary and secondary education as well.

Nguyen Nguyen (producer, co-writer, director) is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara in Film Studies and Gender Studies. His film production training began in the equipment room at the UCSB Film Studies department, splicing together 16mm and 35mm film on a Moviola flatbed editor. He also has a background in Computer Science, Web Design, and Accounting. His other interests include horology, literature, and chess. Other works include: “Aftermath”, “The Raven”, and “Wild Arms”. www.nguyensquared.com

Stefanie Estes (Alice Mitchell) was born and raised in Hawaii.  She earned her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  While at NYU, she studied with David Mamet's Atlantic Theater Company.  After graduation, Stefanie was selected as one of 25 emerging artists to be part of Kevin Spacey's Old Vic: New Voices program in New York. Stefanie has performed at various theaters in New York including The Public Theater, Ars Nova, New York Theater Workshop, The Atlantic, and Theater Row.  In Los Angeles, she has worked with The Blank Theatre, Skylight Theater, and A Working Theater. Highlights from Stefanie’s film work include roles in “When Harry Tries To Marry” (Austin Film Festival), “Mary Last Seen” (Cannes & Sundance Film Festivals), “Disaster LA”, the upcoming horror films “Altar” and “Bethany”, and upcoming Lifetime Network thriller “Stillwater”. www.stefanieestes.com

Sarah Navratil (Lillian Johnson) is an award winning stage and film actress from Bremerhaven, Germany. She graduated with a degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University with plans to go to vet school.  It wasn’t till her last year of college that she discovered the stage and fell head over heels in love.  That love landed her in LA with a brand new career. Most recent screen credits include “Pretty Little Liars”, music videos for artists Iggy Azalea, Keith Urban and Tom Odell and leading roles in films “Enchanted Cottage” opposite actor Richard Hatch and the award-winning film “Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine”. Favorite stage credits include “Harrison” in the Fringe Bechdel-Wallace Award winning show “Disrupted”, “Elizabeth” in “Frankenstein”, “Lindesay” in “Some Girl(s)” and “Snow Queen” in “The Snow Queen”. www.sarahnavratil.com

Olivia Howell (Annabel) is an film/television/theatre actress, improviser, and singer whose past credits include: “Catch 22: The Unwritten Story of Seanie Sugrue”, “Kiss The Girls”, “Phantom of the Improv”, “The Berenstain Bears” (off-Broadway), “The 39 Steps”, and “Jekyll and Hyde”. Olivia spent half her childhood growing up in Bedfordshire, England, and then moved to Kansas City, Kansas, and Columbia, Missouri where she obtained a B.F.A in Theatre Arts at Stephens College. She is currently based in New York. www.olivia-howell.com

Marshal Hilton (Veale) was born in Long Beach California, and has been working in Music, Film & Television since the age of 13. Marshal started off as a Music and Theater Major in Santa Barbara in the early 80's, eventually changing his major to Marketing and Advertising while attending San Diego State University. Looking for a change of scenery, Marshal transferred to San Francisco State to work on his Masters, while continuing to be creative in the Arts. Marshal ended up studying acting again with legendary Bay Area acting coach Jean Shelton, widely regarded as one of the finest acting teachers in the country. Mrs. Shelton had worked with Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and Lee Strasberg in the heart of the New York stage community, and had worked with the likes of Danny Glover and Howard Hessman, so Marshal figured he was in good hands. While living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Marshal continued to study acting and working on independent films before relocating back home to Southern California in 1992. www.marshalhilton.com

Travis Grant (Joseph) is an American actor from Atlanta, Georgia. He recently played opposite of Mary Elizabeth Winstead in a musical short, “So It Goes”, and recently starred in Wesley Caldwell's horror short, “The Sick”. He's had the incredible honor of working with many great directors including, David Fincher and Matthew Vaughn. Travis studied Stanford Meisner's technique at Playhouse West School and Repertoire Theatre. He also spends his time painting, writing, and collaborates with other Los Angeles artists making zines. He is currently in pre-production for a horror feature “The Horror Hour”.

Arlan Godthaab (Dr. Henning) was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Lapsed-Catholic contrarian. Conversational counter-puncher. Exiled to Los Angeles, 1968. Retired video editor, 2001. Of late, a character-actor: over 120 roles - 21 independent features, national/international commercials, television and documentary characters. Awarded. Well-reviewed. Director respected. Currently, looking to the future ... with the idea of robbing it.

Originally from New York City, and a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse, where he trained with Sanford Meisner, Richard Neil (George Mitchell) was a key member of Chopstick Theatre in Charleston, S.C. For five years, he toured extensively, performing classic roles, such as Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire”. Richard has guest starred in various TV shows such as “Entourage”, “Veronica Mars”, and “The Guardian”. He is prominent in two of Bill Viola's video installations, “Ocean Without A Shore” and “Man With His Soul”. He starred opposite Makoto Fujita in the Japanese actor's last film, Takashi Koizumi's “Best Wishes For Tomorrow”. Richard plays the lead role of James Fonda in the soon to be released psychological thriller, Prodigy.

Kelly Ryan (Ellen Mitchell) is a Los Angeles born actress known for her most recent roles in the feature films “Bastard” and “Protocol 734” and will begin production shortly on “Lucas” and “Mi Navidad”. She has been trained by some of the best coaches that Los Angeles has to offer including Sharon Chatten, Catlin Adams, Marilyn Fox, and the Margie Haber Studio and has a strong background in improve from Second City and the Groundlings.  Some additional works include short features such as “The Watchers” (named Best Sci-Fi Short Film at the Los Angeles Independent Film Showcase [IFS]), “Forgive Me Father”, “I Don't” and “No Return”. She was also cast in the recent web series Down & Out, Class Dismissed and Horror Show News.

Cast

Mariana Novak - Myra Ward
David Madwin - Jacob
Kelly Ryan - Mrs. Johnson
Audrey Ellis Fox - Elle
Hugo Pierre Martin - Fred Ward
Circus-Szalewski - Grant
Megan Rippey - Streetwalker
Karl Chaffey - Mr. Manger
Arye Rapini - Mrs. Manger
Daron McFarland - Jameson
Kate Rappoport - Mrs. Jameson
Jessica Record - Emme
Jared Milrad - Amos
Corinne Heinzman - Church Mom
John Hayden - Church Son
Brittany Falardeau - Helen Dodd
William Shay House - Helen's Husband
Melanie Friedrich - Lillian's Bookpusher
Mike Gerbi - Car Salesman
Scott Mallace - Pimp
David A. Jorgensen - Dave Ward
Christopher Parker - Mr. Ward
Tim Drier - Robert
Daved Thom - Henning's Colleague
Cyrille Autin - Alice's Client

Crew

Cinematography - Massimo Zeri
Additional Cinematography - Rudy Harbon
Production Design - Neil Cannone
Casting Director - Julienne Davis
Unit Production Manager - Steven Joshua Morrison
1st Assistant Director - Thomas Bangert
2nd Assistant Director - Jillian Doyle, Kellen Gibbs
Script Supervisor - Joann Wong
Location Manager - Victoria Howard
1st Assistant Camera - David Tondeur
2nd Assistant Camera - Jack Forbes, Marco Materassi
Digital Intermediate Technician - Giovanni Moriconi, Marco Tomaselli
Gaffer - Mike Blevins
Best Boy (Electric) - Matt Richmond
Key Grip - Nick Lundstrom
Best Boy (Grip) - Joel Stout
Sound Mixer - Monson Douglas, Jacob Harrold, Anthony Kozlowski, Danny Maurer
Art Director - Danica Morrison
Set Decorator - Bryant Wilford
Property - Neil Cannone
Set Dressers - Julio Garcia Escames, David Madwin, Eeshaun Roy
Key Makeup & Hair - Lily von Isenberg
Assistant Makeup & Hair - Rebecca Lee Castro, Camille Dupin, Antonina Henderson, Rory Kallin, Claudia Lopez
Wardrobe - Tomika Smalls, Jennifer D. Philips
Production Assistants - Josh Baesler, Rosie Beltran, Jose Correia, Rochel Goldsmith, Jun Kuang (J.K.), Rachel Hope Nastros, Rob Styles, Jason Woo
Script Consultants - Leo Bentes, Rod Brumback, Keith Carter, Andrew Schick, Isabel Winifred