Don Downie | Cinematographer
A native of Detroit and a self-taught filmmaker, Don Downie first picked up a camera in 2004 — within a year, he was working professionally in TV, eventually racking up credits on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Biggest Loser, CHOPPED, Innovation Nation, and Nat Geo’s Brain Games. Don launched his directing career with the creation of the ground-breaking web series podOpera Brooklyn, and the pilot Exit Strategy for TeenNick. Recently, Don wrote and directed the award-winning short Pepper and the Salt Sea, a magical realism film about a photographer and a mermaid in post-Sandy Brooklyn. He served as cinematographer for the feature film Wedgerino, an offbeat comedy about the perils of friendship. Upcoming projects include the short sex comedy Le Creuset (writer / director), the web series Royally (director) and the short film Sundogs (cinematographer). Don is currently in development for two feature films with his production company Small Media Extra Large, which he and his partners founded in 2008.
Sharon E. Cooper | Writer
Sharon E. Cooper is a New York City based playwright and screenwriter. Dozens of her short plays have had productions across the United States, Germany, England, Hungary, and India. Sharon’s work has been commissioned several times, including at The Keller Theater in Giessen, Germany. She is published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays, 2010, 2014, and 2016 (Smith and Kraus: Harbison, ed.); Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (Vintage Press: Lane and Shengold, ed.); and several editions of The Bedford Introduction to Literature and Literature to Go (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press: Meyer, ed). She studied playwriting at the Kennedy Center’s Playwriting Intensive Program and attended Longwood University and New York University. At NYU, she wrote her first feature screenplay, The Golden Age of Kali and is currently working several new writing projects. When she’s not writing, Sharon might be teaching a yoga or spinning class, helping a young person find her own voice in her writing or walking the streets of New York after so many years, saying—“I can’t believe I live here.” Sharon is proud to be a Resident Playwright at The CRY HAVOC Company, a writer of the Stillwater Writer’s Group, and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. www.sharonecooper.com
Mike Houston | Phil
Mike Houston is a graduate of the William Esper Studio in NYC and a founding & permanent ensemble member of The Collective. Debuting in early 2017, Mike can be seen guest starring as 'Dennis' in the upcoming Amazon series, 'Sneaky Pete' starring Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Rabisi, as well as guest starring as 'C.O. Lee Dixon' in the 4th Season of the SAG Award winning original series Orange is the New Black on Netflix. He has guest starred as 'Harvey' in the Peabody Award Winning, Marvel's Jessica Jones--also on Netflix, and has been a featured guest star on a number of episodes of the hit show Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. Other Film:Bridge of Spies, Deliver Us from Evil, The Drop, Inside Llewyn Davis, Blood Ties, The Taking of Pelham 1:23. Other TV:Flesh & Bone (STARZ), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Forever (ABC), The Leftovers (HBO), Blue Bloods (CBS), Law & Order (NBC), Unforgettable (CBS), Brotherhood (Showtime), White Collar (USA), The Good Wife (CBS). Originally from Colorado Springs, CO, Mike presently resides in NYC.
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Nick Moore | Composer/Sound Designer
Nick Moore work includes, Off-Broadway: The Drawer Boy (IT nominee, best sound) - SoHo Playhouse/Oberon Theater Ensemble; Expatriate - Culture Project; Summer Shorts 14’/15’ - 59E59 & Throughline Artists; Crazy for the Dog - Jean Cocteau Rep., Defenses of Prague - La Mama; Embraceable Me - (NY) Rachel Reiner Productions/(NC) Blumenthal PAC, Broke Wide Open - Samah Productions, Off-off-b-way: 18 Resonance Ensemble productions, including 23 Knives (IT nominee, best sound/music); 7 Oberon Theater Ensemble productions including Keep on Truckin’ It’s War (MITF nominee outstanding sound), The Woodsman & Christopher Boal’s Pimm’s Mission; Peace (IT nominee, best Musical) - MCTC; Monster Literature Episodes 1-5 – Brooklyn Lyceum, Summoner's Tale - Hook and Eye Theater Company; Film includes: Being Reel, (Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Contest winner), The Ticket Seller, Writer/Director Laura Archer - NewFilmakers New York/DAMNFest/ WAMMFest/Powfest; Dance: Illuminate – Equilateral Theater Company, Out of Water – The Turner Project; Member: Dramatists Guild; Resonance Ensemble. Roundabout Theater Company: Master Teaching Artist.
Daryl Lathon | Director/Editor
Daryl Lathon is an accomplished actor, having worked professionally for over 20 years. He has performed with numerous theatre companies including The Shakespeare Theatre in D.C. and Theatre Virginia in Richmond, VA. In New York he has appeared in productions by Soho Rep, Red Bull Theatre, and The Mint Theatre. After receiving his MFA from VCU, Daryl moved to New York and continued his acting career. He also expanded into film production with PROACTIVE (PROfessional ACTors collectIVE). There he served as one of the executive producers of PROACTIVE 00:12:24:10 films. His responsibilities included writing, directing, or editing many of the 00:12:24:10 films. Through his PROACTIVE experience Daryl has developed into an accomplished filmmaker, receiving accolades for his work on a number of short films including President of the Fan Club, Anniversary Dinner, Sunshine, and the web series Clean Kill.
Photo credit: Kent Meister
Daryl Lathon | Director
Sharon Cooper | Screenwriter
Don Downie | Director of Photography
Julia Bilbao | Production Designer
Daryl Lathon | Editor
Nick Moore | Sound Design/Composer
Kip Sturm | Sound Recordist
Brett Checkelsky | Assistant Camera
Aharon Rothschild | Colorist
Shea Davies | Production Manager
Cecilia Lee | Production Assistant
Will Clark | Production Assistant
Shetal Shah | Production Assistant
Giselle Robleto | On Set Photographer
Stephanie Low | Caterer
Jenny Kirlin | Stephanie
Jenny Kirlin has appeared in more than a dozen films and national commercials, including featured roles in the films Motherhood (with Uma Thurman) and The Messenger (with Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster). On the New York stage, she has originated the roles of ‘Stephanie’ in Believin' (New York New Works Theatre Festival),‘Katie’ in Coyote Katie's Return (Route 66/NY Fringe), ‘Merriment’ in Don’t Wait/’Til It’s Too Late (Players Theatre), ‘Ray-Lynn’ in Basilicata (Tip My Cup), ‘Hecate’ in I’ve Never Told Anyone This (Green Light Theater), and ‘Alexis’ in Kat for Short. Other New York City credits include Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (New York Philharmonic/PBS Great Performances), Chumming the Water (Ensemble Studio Theater), and ‘Romeo’ in Romeo & Juliet (CRY HAVOC). Also a playwright, Jenny's plays have been performed across the United States, as well as in Germany, South Africa, Costa Rica, and Indonesia. Jenny is a proud member of Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA and is a Resident Artist and Associate Artistic Director of The CRY HAVOC Company (www.jennykirlin.com).
Al and Pauline Cooper
Mike Houston | Phil Cooper
Jenny Kirlin | Stephanie Mullins
Phyllis Daehler | Phyllis
Daryl Lathon | Director 1
Shetal Shah | Director 2
Sharon Cooper | IPad Cameraman