CAST / CREW
Jennifer Faith Ward (MAGGIE PRICE) is an award-winning Florida actress whose diverse filmography includes lead and supporting roles in several independent films. Her accolades include a Crystal Reel Award for Leading Actress from the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association and a Best Actress nomination at the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival.
Tom Kemnitz Jr (JONAH PRICE) is a graduate of Stella Adler Studio and The New School in New York. His credits include films films distributed by IFC, films produced by Spike Lee, and films shot internationally. His television work includes roles on CBS's "Blue Bloods" and "Hostages." He can next be seen in the 2015 release Don't Open Your Eyes. For more information please visit TomKemnitzJr.com.
Marco DiGeorge (EVAN STERLING) studied film and television production during his college years in Miami, Florida, where he found himself helming the university morning show as director and producer. After graduation, he focused on a career in business, but his true passion for film never left him.
In 2004, he returned to the film industry once again, and now works as an actor and producer, bringing his imaginative enthusiasm to every production. In addition to acting and producing, Marco has worked frequently in the industry as a Director, Assistant Director, Casting Director and Program Director of Truthful Acting Studios.
In addition to her film performances in such notable works as Red Dirt, Taste of Kream, and Farmer McCalister's Thinkin' Machine, Peg O'Keef (ELLEN THOMAS) proudly works on Central Florida stages as both actor and director. She also edits copy for the Florida Film Festival, which she has served in a variety of roles for the last 20 years.
When not immersed in theatre or teaching, Peg oversees entertainment development for Fantasy of Flight, indulging her fascination with vintage aviation. She treasures Andy Salter, is cursed by orange cats, and is proud to be a tea lady.
Most known for his work on the Summit Entertainment feature Never Back Down, you may have also seen Chris Lindsay (DETECTIVE JENKINS) in the made-for-TV feature Midnight Bayou opposite Jerry O'Connell and Faye Dunaway. Chris has also appeared on cable dramas Burn Notice and Army Wives.
When not working in front of the camera you’ll find Chris on stages across the US and teaching theater for several Boys' and Girls' Clubs in central Florida.
Daniel Wachs (DON MASON), has only been acting since 2009, but in that short span has appeared on network shows on Starz, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and more. He has worked on 50 independent films on location from Savannah, Georgia to central Florida. Daniel also has a thriving voice over business and has recorded for Disney-Pixar, Anheuser-Busch, Proctor & Gamble, and hundreds more throughout the US and the world.
Carmen Serrano Giubilei (CARMEN SANCHEZ) has worked as a ReMax Realtor in the Orlando area since 2002. She lives and works in Winter Park and loves helping families find their ideal home or sell their most valuable asset. She also loves theatre, film and movies that involve true-life issues. She's been involved with amateur theater in the past, debuting as "Sylvie" in a female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple back in 1991. She's just as excited to appear in The Happiest Place on Earth.
Janelle Figueroa (LACEY BOOTHE) is an actress and model who has appeared in six films and numerous commercial and print ads since beginning to chase her dream in 2009. She is very excited to be a part of The Happiest Place on Earth.
A former student of the Acting Studio Company in Orlando, Tony Riha (MORTY) has been cast in numerous commercials and short films throughout the Orlando area. His biggest parts to date are the role of Mitch Alderson on the television series Palmetto and Derrick Dyer in Invision Films' Saving Amy, which can be seen on IMDb.
Dennis Marsico (PHIL RANDALL) has been a professional actor on stage and in front of the camera for over 25 years. His list of credits include television commercials, stage shows and film projects. He has had roles in national commercials including Ford Motor Company, A & W, Tony Chacheres Seasoning, Pontiac, and the PGA Tour, just to name a few.
In 2009, Dennis played the title role in a short film called "A Man by the Name of Frederick Pennyhouse," which was nominated for Best Short in the Orlando Film Festival. He recently finished a run on stage in the critically acclaimed comedy, Murder's a Drag.
Karen LeBlanc (MELANIE PATTON) is a professional actress, spokesperson and host with more than a decade of experience in TV, video, film and online media. Karen has appeared in numerous local, national and international TV commercials and in several TV shows including MTV’s The In-Betweeners and National Geographic Channel's Evacuate Earth. Karen also is a well-known and respected TV host with numerous shows and infomercials to her credit including her own home design show, Trade Secrets. As a professional spokesperson, Karen is the face and voice of many well-known brands.
Leon Salem (ARNOLD WALLACE) is a former jazz musician who has been a film composer for the past forty years. Leon became involved in acting looking for an inside track to get his music into films.
He started acting about 8 years ago in various local features and short films. While composing music for film is his first love and something he would rather do more than anything else, working in front of the camera has become his second love.
"The creative aspect of composing and acting are very similar and very challenging. I think the improvisatory aspect of being a jazz musician and composer has served me well as an actor."
Suzie DeBusk (PEGGY FRAZIER) is an entrepreneur, actress, singer, software geek, public speaker, safari guide, humorist, and adventure traveler.
Robb Maus (NICK CHAMBERS) grew up in Sarasota, Florida. He made his acting debut shortly after graduating from Sarasota High School in a production of the play Gemini at the Sarasota Players. Several other roles at the Players and other local theaters followed, including an award winning role in Jim Leonard's The Diviners. He began his professional acting career with the Asolo State Theater in Sarasota with a national tour of The Jungle Book and The Code Breaker. Today, Robb continues to work in film and television, as well as in commercials and as a live host and spokesperson. Robb feels blessed to be living his dream and credits all those in his life for their part in his success.
Heather L. Porter (DAPHNE HOLLOWAY) has worked in film and network television throughout the U.S. and Australia. Recent credits include appearances on The Glades on A&E, NBC's Revolution, and the upcoming Netflix series Bloodlines.
In addition to her art, Heather is an avid environmentalist and proponent of resilience theory and biomimicry. She holds both a Bachelor of Environmental Science (with Honors) and a Master of Environmental Law from the University of Sydney and has worked extensively in corporate sustainability.
Michael Opal (MARK ALEXANDER) started acting in the early 1980s with the Grass Roots Players in upstate New York, touring and performing in a Tennessee Williams Revue. After landing the role of "Fleming" in the longest-running Off Off Broadway production of LINE by Israel Horozitz at the 13th Street Theatre NYC, Michael continued working on stage in Manhattan until the late 1980s. His training includes study at the HB Studio in New York and Truthful Acting Studios in central Florida, where he continues to perform in film and television.
Angela Davis Glover (ANGELA SCOTT) lives in Orlando, Florida, where she studies at Truthful Acting Studios and works as an actress and lifestyle model. Her most recent work includes appearances in the feature film The Breaking Point, and the short films Standing Up and Invisible Influence. In her spare time, she enjoys Toastmasters, in which she serves as an Area Governor.
Susie Cruz (TRUDY MARTINEZ) first felt the sting of the acting bug at the early age of 10, when she played the role of Sebastian in her elementary school musical production "Under the Sea." As an adult, she decided to give her dreams a chance, and began her training at Truthful Acting Studios, where she graduated from their master Meisner program. In addition to her voice work on The Happiest Place on Earth, Susie recently completed production on 'MeSteve,' a sitcom pilot in which she played the role of Damaris. She is excited about continuing her acting training and working on a number of upcoming projects!
George Streapy (CLIFF COSGROVE) started his 20-year broadcast career in Miami working for the first traffic reporting company in Florida. After flying high and nervously in a two-seater airplane, George settled on the ground as a reporter for all news WINZ-AM and on-air “disc-jockey” for Top 40 station I-95-FM. His deep voice then took him to legendary rock station WSHE, known as “She’s Only Rock-N-Roll,” a phrase that remains synonymous with Miami’s rock heritage.
Barbara Logan (MEREDITH HOWE) has been performing all her life. But at 20, she took a detour to enjoy a successful business career in Silicon Valley, subsequently raising a family and engaging in "serial entrepreneurship" with her husband and fellow adventurer, Paul. Among other things, they produced children’s stories and music, owned a neighborhood café, and lived in six foreign countries. Her children now grown, Barbara is returning to the craft she loves so well, recently playing Hesther Salomon in Equus to critical praise.
Stephen R. Riddle (WOODY DOYLE) has appeared in several national commercials, in addition to a strong background in both musical and children's theatre. He has also had leading roles in two shows at Disney World.
Elizabeth Sutphin (911 DISPATCHER) began her career as a child actress and classically trained singer, making her film debut in John Sayles’ Eight Men Out (1987) and continuing to perform in commercials, industrials, musicals and live theatrical productions over the past twenty-odd years.
After earning two Bachelor’s degrees from Rollins College (Theatre Arts and Political Science), she worked in various backstage capacities – from wardrobe to set dressing to prop design – in professional theatrical productions around the Orlando area, as well as television productions for ABC, Discovery, and Nickelodeon before earning an MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Central Florida . She has served as production designer for two other independent features -- The Last Two Years of David Brachman and Pembroke Circle.