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"Sunlight is the best disinfectant."
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Totally Connected

Cast
Crew
Bios


CAST

Man.....................Michael Sorrells
Woman............... Bridget Rahill-Roach
Kid...................... Landon Henninger
Sales Voice.......... Bob Olson
Boss................... Charley Devany
Surgeon............. Scott Biggs
Nurse................. Margarita Brown
Patient............... Javier Lopez Cantu
Beach Walker 1... Cass Naumann
Beach Walker 2... Kristen Tucker
Beach Walker 3... Robert Hachtel
Kid's Friend 1...... Caleb Crusco
Kid's Friend 2...... Evan Materne
Kid's Friend 3...... Kaila Buetow
Kid's Friend 4...... Kara Nicole Brashear
Pedestrian 1........ Mary Skaggs
Pedestrian 2........ Wendy Zavaleta
Pedestrian 3........ Tiffany Hentrup
Pedestrian 4......... Robert Hachtel
Pedestrian 5......... Mel Sauls
Pedestrian 6......... Danijela Levacic
Pedestrian 7......... Rob Shaver
Pedestrian 8......... Caesar Andreas
Pedestrian 9......... Lucy Calvo
Pedestrian 10....... Chad Taylor


CREW
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor................. Randy Brown
Associate Producer / Still Photographer............ Mindy Miller
Director of Photography / Optical FX................. Andrew Baird
1st A. D. / Production Designer / Costumer...... Nancy Smith
Composer...................................................... Chad Taylor
Location Sound.............................................. Rob Shaver
Script Supervisor............................................ Eliza Jane Taylor
Gaffer.............................................................Scott Biggs
Grip............................................................... Caesar Andreas
Consulting Editor............................................ Steve Mims
Consulting Editor............................................ David Layton
Location Manager / Surgical Props .................. Erin Imbrie
Catering........................................................ Margarita Brown
Production Assistant........................................Tiffany Hentrup
Production Assistant....................................... Lucy Calvo

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Austin Plastic Surgery Institute
Lynnda Weaver
Nigel Russell (1948-2009)
Leighton Hodges
Ben Martin
Harriet Powlesson

And all who helped!



Photo courtesy of Deahni Henninger

Landon Henninger: Lead Actor

Landon Henninger is relatively new to film acting, though he has been entertaining family and friends with his antics for over 5 years. He loves to be the center of attention - his favorite is acting goofy. He has been known to run into walls just to get a laugh! However, he takes his work very seriously and follows direction incredibly well for his tender age. Landon LOVES to "work", he gets bored when he doesn't have a project. He says his goal is to do "One of everything", so far he's off to a pretty good start! Look for him starring in the feature film, "Kabluey".


Photo credit: Rhea Willis

Bridget Rahill-Roach: Lead Actor

Bridget Rahill-Roach, a native of the Washington DC area, moved to Austin in 2002. Her acting career began with plays in elementary school and high school and later moved on to film and commercial work. She is represented by db Talent in Austin. Bridget enjoys singing the blues, reading, cooking and doing yoga in her spare time and is trying, so far with little luck, to learn to play the guitar.

Michael Sorrells: Lead Actor

Michael Sorrells was discovered by a modeling scout in Dallas during the summer of '99 and was quickly signed to two agencies, one in Dallas and another in Florida. After doing several print shoots, music videos, television commercials, industrial films, and a couple of small roles in movies, Michael moved to Austin in October of 2002. Marketing himself, along with the help of two Austin agencies, his resume has expanded to include over 50 projects. Michael will soon add writer, director and producer to his credits before moving to L.A. in the next few years.

Randy Brown: Writer / Director / Producer / Editor

Randy Brown is becoming known as a "talent to watch" for writing with originality, intelligence, and heart. Trained in research psychology, he loves to experiment - often developing scripts with actors' collaboration. He wrote, directed, and produced his first film in 2006: the award-winning comedy short "Totally Connected". He is a member of the Austin Screenwriters Group. His influences include experimental psychologist Steven Pinker and the late filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.


Mindy Miller: Associate Producer / Still Photographer

Mindy Miller previously worked as the production office manager and development assistant for Emmy Award winning producer Beth Polson. She recently assisted the production accountant on two features (Elvis & Anabelle, Homo Erectus) produced by Burnt Orange Productions. She was a stand-in for actors on many films/TV series and studied screenwriting and story analysis at UCLA. She's a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Austin Film Society and Reel Women. She recently relocated from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas.


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Nancy Smith: 1st A.D., Production Designer, Costumer

Nancy Smith is a screenwiter and film maker in Austin, Texas. Watch for her upcoming film "Slightly Imperfect".

Charley Devany: Supporting Actor

Charley Devany has performed in over forty movies, TV episodes and plays in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Austin and is an active member of Ben Taylor's actor/writer workshops. He'll be on stage at the Frontera Fest again January 2007 at the Hyde Park Theater. He is also a writer/producer, married and has two children in middle school. He is a CPA during the day working as the anti-Andrew Fastow between auditions and family commitments.


Photo courtesy of Cass Naumann

Cass Naumann: Supporting Actor

Cass Naumann's voice has been described as soulful, elegant, deep and captivating. Trained in classical piano since age 5, Cass has been writing music and singing since her first memories. After multiple accolades through out childhood and high school Cass was accepted to the University of Texas at Austin to study voice and music composition. She studied classical, opera and broadway under William Lewis, jazz improvisation and theory under Jeff Hellmer and John Fremgen and jazz vocals with Suzi Stern. She also had the privilege to take a masterclass under Bobby McFerrin at the University of Oregon.

Cass has sung at the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, festivals and galas in Jamaica with the Marley band, the Austin Jazz Festival, the national anthem for multiple sporting events in Texas and many clubs, bars and restaurants in both Texas and Oregon.

As a day job Cass teaches Pilates, yoga and aerobics at multiple gyms around Austin. With a flexible schedule it allows her time for inspiration to write music and pursue an acting career. This year Cass has played a waitress in two feature films: Stop Loss, and Fighting With Anger. She also played a mentor waitress in an indutrial training video distributed to over 1 million customers. In addition to this she has starred in the film within the film Baghead, by the Sundance award winning directors, the Duplass brothers, as well as three other shorts this year.

Cass has shot five commercials including Chevy Trucks, Proski Sports, St. Edwards, Texas State Optical, and a PSA for the Texas Fire Marshall / LCRA.


Photo credit: Kathy Whittaker.
Photo courtesy of Kristen Tucker.

Kristen Tucker: Supporting Actor

Kristen Tucker is originally from Houston, Texas. As a child, Kristen was an aspiring mathematician who also fell in love with performing in school plays. She has recently blasted into the acting world—a place where she can fully utilize both her analytical and creative sides.

In 2007, Kristen co-starred in Robert Byington’s feature RSO [Registered Sex Offender] where she had the opportunity to work with talented actors Nick Offerman and Damian Young. Kristen also had a role in Steve Acevedo’s 35mm short film, Shot, which stars Armando Riesco. You may have seen Kristen as the peaceful yoga instructor in the Time Warner Cable Houston commercial. And she played a nervous newly-hired lawyer in Remington Dewan’s First Day at the Firm, which screened at the Austin Film Festival.

When she’s not acting, Kristen designs advanced microprocessors. She filed her first U.S. patent earlier this year--a new method for achieving timing closure in a multi-sink clocked circuit. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys sand volleyball, hot yoga, and hip-hop dance.

Robert Hachtel: Supporting Actor

Robert Hachtel was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. He has been in Austin for 10 years. His degree was in Finance, but he has acted in many theater performances. He loves film and would like to keep acting, producing, and directing shorts, features, and documentaries. He works for Austin Advantage Realty doing residential real estate, with a focus on Central Austin. www.ishouldcallbob.com.


Photo courtesy of Judy Trevino

Caleb Crusco: Supporting Actor

Caleb Crusco has developed a love of acting over the last 3 years. He hopes that one day he will be cast in "Spy Kids 10" and "Herbie 9." Who knows, maybe he's right! At 5 he's already told his mom that he wants to be an actor now, and when he grows up he wants to "fly to hollywood and be a director." He also has aspirations of being an astronaut so that he can make movies in "outer space." The acting bug must have bitten this child as he took his first breaths!


Photo courtesy of Heather Materne

Evan Materne: Supporting Actor

Evan, an outgoing 6 year old, became interested in acting by watching his older sister prepare for auditions and perform in both theater and film. Evan likes to memorize and mimic commercials seen on TV as well as act out different voices. Evan has enjoyed acting classes and his experience in being an extra in short films.

Kara Nicole Brashear:Supporting Actor

[Bio not submitted]


Photo courtesy of Wendy Zavaleta

Wendy Zavaleta:Supporting Actor

Wendy is honored to be performing the role of a pedestrian with a near death experience. Years of training and experience have prepared her to give a performance that is steeped with emotion and filled with raw terror. Okay…. that and an oncoming car. Yeah.. probably it was the car. Wendy proudly adds “Totally Connected” to a resume that includes the short films “Exit/Entre”, “The Lightbulb” and the feature “Talk Radio”. Stage roles include Dolly in “Hello Dolly”, Marian in “The Music Man”, Sister Robert Anne in “Nunsense”, Queen in the Vortex Repertory Theater’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” and Doris in the Austin Playhouse production of “Damn Yankees.” Wendy is married with three boys who are relived she came out of this harrowing shoot unscathed.


Photo courtesy of Tiffany Hentrup

Tiffany Hentrup: Supporting Actor, Production Assistant

Tiffany Hentrup moved to Austin in 1992 from, she says, what some folks call the "armpit of the world"...Odessa, Texas. She graduated from SWTSU in 1995 and then followed the love of her life to Denver, CO in 1996. They missed Austin so much they moved back in 2000 and bought a house that they completely renovated themselves. She is a loan officer for a mortgage broker and loves helping people fulfill their dreams. The last time she "acted" was in her Sr. High School play.


Photo courtesy of Mel Sauls

Mel Sauls: Supporting Actor

Mel Sauls, native born to Austin, Texas, never participated in film before but looks forward to future opportunities.


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Danijela Levacic: Supporting Actor

Danijela Levacic is a Croatian MD who came to New York in 2004 for science, but now she’s in Austin for love, recently married to a nice Texan fellow researcher. This was her first acting experience. In the past, she only found herself in front of cameras as a singer. She recorded a couple of CDs with a vocal ensemble, sang solo at the annual international French music festival in Split, Croatia and elsewhere. She's an enthusiastic photographer.


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Rob Shaver: Location Sound, Supporting Actor

Robert "Rob" Shaver, has a BS degree in electronics engineering from California Polytechnic University. The prototypical nerd in high school, he was known for building strange electrical gadgets - including one that communicates over a light beam (before the invention of fiber optics) and a robot that homes to a light source.

After college he designed and prototyped an arcade video game in which players piloted ships around Cuba while laying and avoiding mines. He went on to build a successful career designing electronic equipment and programming the computers that run them.

Rob now creates and operates software ("web-enabled applications") that allows clients to interact via the Internet with complex databases and work flow systems.

Rob's hobbies include telling stories using video and audio. He has made a couple of short student films and produced a cable access show for his church. He'd like to produce both short and feature length movies and documentaries.

Rob also enjoys acting, singing, scuba diving, sky diving, and piloting hang gliders, sail planes, and light and ultra-light aircraft.


Photo courtesy of Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor:Composer, Supporting Actor

Chad Taylor, currently living in Austin, TX, divides his time between his solo project, film composition, web design, and training for his next caber-tossing event. He plays several instruments, but is content to do most of his composing via old-fashioned knob twiddling. He's happily married, but keeps his mistress, Music, at his beck and call.


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Caesar Andreas: Grip, Supporting Actor

Caesar Andreas attended the New York Film Academy and has worked on various industrial video projects.


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Javier Lopez Cantu: Actor

Javi Lopez Cantu, who makes his film debut in Totally Connected, is an award winning artist. www.javierlopezcantu.com.

The other participants have not submitted bios or photos.

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