Beth Broderick: Jeanne Cafferty
Beth Broderick made her motion picture debut as the sexy neighbor who seduces a young, innocent Jonathan Silverman in Stealing Home, which starred Jodie Foster and Mark Harmon. She has also appeared on the big screen in Psycho Beach Party, Bonfire of the Vanities with Bruce Willis,
Fools Rush In, starring Matthew Perry and Selma Hayek, American Playhouse’s 1000 Pieces of Gold, Shadow Hunter, French Exit, The Silencer and Man of the Year, States Evidence, Tom’s Nu Heaven and Timber Falls. She has just completed principal photography on the Independent feature film Fly Away and is looking forward to the release of 818
Broderick starred in several television series including: Sabrina the Teen aged Witch with Melissa Joan Hart, The Five Mrs. Buchanan’s with acclaimed actress Judith Ivey who remains a cherished friend, as well as Hearts Afire with John Ritter and Billy Bob Thornton. She also starred opposite Brad Pitt, playing a straight-shooting newspaper editor, in the series Glory Days. She recently appeared in the short lived critically acclaimed series Lone Star and was a recurring character on ABC’s Lost playing Diane, mother of the criminally minded Katie. Beth has also appeared as a guest star on numerous shows including The Closer, CSI and Bionic Woman, Cold Case, Castle, Leverage and ER.
Broderick also had roles in such television movies as Homeland Security opposite Tom Skerrit, as well as Ordinary Heroes, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Into the Deep Woods, Justice in a Small Town, Maternal Instincts and the recent hit Revenge of the Bridesmaids.
Beth has recently appeared on stage at the Blank Theater in Heads heralded by the LA Times as tone of the top ten plays of 07. Last Winter she appeared at the Northlight Theater in Chicago reprising her performance in the one-woman show Bad Dates. The show had its west coast premiere at the Laguna Playhouse in the fall of 06. Beth has appeared in numerous LA productions including Zastrozzi at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Triplets in Unison at the Skylight Theatre Hollywood and Carnal Knowledge at the Pasadena Playhouse. Her NY credits include numerous appearances Off-Broadway; among them Murder at the Rutherford House, Elizabeth Rex the Musical and Stage Door.
Beth Broderick is a jack of all trades who has mastered many. Her impressive resume includes not only roles in numerous feature films and television shows, but script writing, voiceover work and theatrical performances. Broderick is also a tireless humanitarian, being a founder of MOMENTUM, one of the country’s first organizations to help people with AIDS.
Beth is also a well known essayist and a featured contributor to the Huffington Post.
Ashley Rickards : Mandy
Best known for her role on the popular CW television series One Tree Hill, for the past two seasons, Ashley has been working professionally for three years. At the young age of l8, Ashley has already appeared in the feature film Gamer, as well as guest roles on Entourage, Ugly Betty, CSI: NY, and in the popular music video of the Fray’s How to Save a Life. Most recently she is also set to appear as the lead character in the pilot episode of MTV’s newest comedy series, That Girl.
Born and raised in Sarastota, Florida, Ashley is an equestrian who has trained and shared her horses to work with disabled children.
Greg Germann: Tom
A native of Houston raised on Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado, Greg Germann was exposed to the performing arts at an early age, particularly through his father, an award winning children’s playwright and theater professor. As a theater major at the University of Northern Colorado, a constant stream of plays led him to the gradual realization that acting would be his professional future. Buckling down at UNC, he graduated in two years and moved to New York. He became a member of Circle Repertory Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre, accumulating credits in such off-Broadway and Broadway plays as Steven Sondheim musical Assassins, The Person I Once Was, opposite Holly Hunter, and David Mamet’s War Games, among others. He has distinguished himself on the big screen portraying roles in various films. In addition to acting he also devotes himself to writing. His short film, Pete’s Garden (1998), for which he also served as director and star, premiered in competition at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and went on to air on The Sundance Channel in January 1999. He also wrote The Observatory a play performed at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre.
JR Bourne: Peter
Born and raised in Canada as well as the Bahamas, JR Bourne moved to Los Angeles from Vancouver in 2008, having won the coveted Vancouver Critic’s Circle Award in both 2004 and 2007 for Best Supporting Actor. After appearing in many Canadian films and television shows, JR quickly established himself in Los Angeles as an actor to watch. He has guest starred in many prominent Network shows, such as The Mentalist, CSI, NCIS Los Angeles, Smallville and Cold Case. He has most recently played the challenging role of a child molester in the controversial indie feature, Little Birds, developed at the Sundance Labs, and co-produced by Fly Away’s Pavlina Hatoupis.
Reno: Liz Howell
Reno is an stream-of-consciousness style solo comedic performer/ provocateur living in New York City. Her evening length shows have had several runs Off-Broadway and have gone on to appear in such outlets as PBS, VH-1, Comedy Central, National Public Radio and HBO. In 1998 she wrote and produced her own feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, which premiered on HBO. Two years later, she would go on to star in her own four episode television series, Citizen Reno, which premiered on Bravo in 2001 to rave reviews. Her critically acclaimed show Rebel Without a Pause: Unrestrained Reflections on September 11th was captured in Nancy Savoca’s performance film of the same title, and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was awarded the centuries old Florence Peace Prize. Reno’s other film credits include roles in such films as Robert Redford’s Quiz Show, Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate, Nancy Savoca’s Twenty Four Hour Women and Bill Condon’s Kinsey.
Elaine Hall: Ms. Quinlan
The New York Times references Elaine Hall, aka “CoachE”, as the “Child Whisperer” based on the her innovative theater arts program, The Miracle Project, which she created for children of all abilities. She is also one of the subjects of the two time Emmy Award winning HBO documentary Autism: The Musical (produced by Janet Grillo) and has appeared on CNN, CBS News, Oprah Radio and has been featured in The LA Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Using her experiences as a professional acting coach she was able to found the theater program, Kids On Stage: LA, and has since gone on to write and direct over 30 children’s plays.
Elaine has been honored by the Autism Society of Los Angeles, Autism Speaks, Areva Martin’s Special Needs Network, and Holly Robinson Peete’s HollyRod Foundation among others. Hall serves on the L.A. Senate Select Task Force on Autism, and has spoken at the United Nations. She created and directs an arts enrichment program and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for children with autism at Vista Del Mar, in Los Angeles. She lives in Santa Monica, CA, with the two loves of her life, her teenage son, Neal, who has autism and her husband Jeff, a Play Therapist.
A Connecticut native, Zachariah Palmer first performed at the age of 12 in the national tour of Ôliver! Since moving to Los Angeles, he has appeared in numerous film projects, including Janet Grillo’s award-winning short Flying Lessons, (reprising his role of Dylan in Fly Away), Forgotten Pills, and others. He is set to appear in the pilot for Pizza and Karaoke, a television comedy series.