Jenna Bowers (Elysia Miller) is a Junior acting major from Las Vegas, NV. Originally a stage actress, she is very elated for her first movie. Some of her favorite stage roles include Christine Schoenwalder (Picnic), Lika (The Promise), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors) and Nora (Brighton Beach Memoirs). Other roles include Lilly (Ah, Wilderness), Maggie-U/S (Anatomy of Gray), Fish/Jungle Animal (Seussical: The Musical), and Marmee-Apprentice (Little Women The Musical). Jenna Bowes has studied with people such as Peter Kelly (CP Casting Film Intensive), Judith Fredricks, Anthony Rapp (Acting/Film Workshop), Sutton Foster, Stephanie Klapper, Joann Woodard, Larry Bridges (Musical Theater Acting Workshop).
Rayna Long (Malinda Blain) graduated from Wittenberg University in May 2008 with Bachelor's degrees in Theatre and Interdepartmental Science. Over the course of her undergraduate career, she participated in twenty-eight theatrical productions in various capacities, including acting, directing, stage managing, and designing. Some of her favorite roles include Doris Walker (Miracle on 34th Street), Josephine Strong (Urinetown), and Kate (The Cripple of Inishmaan). She recently moved back to the Fort Wayne area from near Cleveland, where she participated and ran her own improv troupe. Currently, she is working as a actress and promotions model throughout the tri-state area. She has recently had the opportunity to add film work and commercials to her resume and will be touring nationally with a troupe of actors for the summer of 2011. For more information, check out raynablong.webs.com and raynalong.com.
Sonja Rees (Margery Mallory) started her acting experiences at Muncie Civic Theatre as a wife in Lil' Abner (1970's). Her acting experiences at Muncie Civic Theatre span close to forty years. Some of her favorite roles include: Norma Henshaw in The Diviners, Grandma Berthe in Pippin, and Miss Hannigan in Annie. Anderson Mainstage roles include: Miss Hannigan in Annie, and Doris Upson in Mame. Sonja recently directed The Last Red Wagon Tent Show In The Land for Heartland Stage Company, and she directed Bye Bye Birdie for Muncie Civic Theatre.
Ben Rockey (Franklin) started acting in high school. He appeared in every stage show that was performed, and also shot many movies. When Ben went to college hebecame an animation major, but still pursued acting, landing a few roles in various films being shot at Ball State. Ben appeared in a few Something Else sketches, and had a segment on the entertainment news show, the Reel Deal, called Rockey's Corner. He directed the short film "Grape Nuts" as a part of Something Else films. The next year, Ben wrote the Something Else film, "Die! Or Die Trying" and starred in it as Mikey. At the same time Ben appeared as Paul in the web series, Box of Schmu, and also had a role in the feature film Finding Xanadu: The Life and Films of Samuel W. Truss. On the animation side, Ben was a character animator for the short film "2Life", and the animated opening for Nerdvana. Ben also provides voices for various animation projects.
Apollo Bacala (The Alchemist) is a Midwest based dancer, model, commercial, stage and film actor . Former dancer with Ballet Español, a Spanish Classical & Flamenco regional touring dance company and Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Pacifica Folkloric Dance. Theatre accomplishments ranged from being caste as Li Yu in Stairway to the Crown, Victor in One for the Road and Kawabata in Take me Out. Various musical theater and supernumery roles for Kentucky Opera's production of Carmen, Aida, Il Trovatore and Salome.
Television / commercial/ industrial work include companies like WHAS Channel 11, KFC, Allied Irish Bank (Ireland). YUM! Brands and Nova College. Television episode credits for Discovery Channel's When Aliens Attack and MTV2 High School Stories: Scandals, Pranks and Controversies, The Phantom Printer.
Examples of award winning independent fan film credits include Losers Lounge (New Indy Films for DL Sites), Saving Star Wars and Open Mic'rs (Woodworks Films) Star Trek vs Batman and Quantum Leap: A Leap to Di (Racso Films) and The Dork of the Rings and Harvey Putter & the Ridiculous Premise (Richardson Productions) and other indie movies. Major studio features extra work include The Insider (Warner Brothers), Secretariat (Walt Disney Films), A Very Harold & Kumar and LOL: Laughing Out Loud (Mandate Pictures), Real Steel (Real Steel Productions)
Jim Dougherty (Winenose) studied theatre and film at Indiana University, both as an actor and technician. He then went on to Chicago where he worked for a short time at Victory Gardens and Body Politic theatres. He learned the art of stunt work from an Old Tuscon veteran, John Hicks Pearce, and spent the next several years developing skills as a fight choreographer and stuntman working with the Chicago Stunt Team. They traveled the Midwest performing live stunt shows for fairs, festivals, conventions and corporate events. He studied the Martial Arts at the world famous Degerberg Academy, continuing to add to his fight choreography skills while learning elements of various martial arts from around the world from Boxing to Filipino arts including Kali and Eskrima.
Jim began choreographing fights and stage combat for Chicago area theatres and was featured in a 1990 Stagebill article as a "New Breed of Fight Coordinator for the Stage".
Jim's first film opportunities came in the early 90s with work on Heaven is a Play, and later as a precision stunt driver for Nora Ephron's film, Michael.
In 2009 Jim appeared Fire From Below (SyFy channel, November of 2009) starring Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda). In addition to his on screen work, Jim served as the gaffer for the Indiana production team, working under Director of Photography Ken Blakey. Jim's latest work is in Zack Parker's film Scalene. Jim plays Charles, who is the love interest of Janice played by Emmy nominee Margo Martindale.