Mark Deering (Russell Shealy) is a man who has it all... married to his high school sweetheart, has great friends, and loves his job saving lives as an EMT.
But Mark’s world will come crashing down when his wife, Jennifer Deering (Stephanie Pearson), is senselessly murdered in a small-time robbery.
His best friend Craig (Brent Roberts) and his wife Vanessa (Tia Streaty) are helpless in easing his pain. Mark’s world will once again turn
upside down when a random encounter will alter his life forever.
Russell has found a home in front of the camera, portraying lead roles in fourteen different independent films along with several supporting roles in only the last three years.
The roles tend to be dramatic in nature but range from a loving husband or father to a psychotic criminal. His introduction into television came earlier this year while co-starring in Showtime’s Limited Series The Good Lord Bird.
Stephanie Pearson is an American actress born in Los Angeles, California.
She booked her first commercial at ten years old and since then has starred in numerous television episodes, film roles and national ad campaigns. She attended Loyola Marymount University as a theater arts major. Stephanie works full time as an actress in Los Angeles, CA.
A native of an Illinois farm, Brent, has since lived on the west coast for 15 years. He has performed in musical theatre on stages in Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. A background in youth ministry, real estate, and as a cruise director has now led him to multiple film and television roles where his life experiences pave the way in his casting. He is now based in LA continuing to collaborate with other creators telling stories that matter.
Tia Streaty is an actress, known for The Weathered Underground (2010), Love (2011) and Who Shot Mamba? (2009). Tia Streaty is an actress, known for The Weathered Underground (2010), Love (2011) and Who Shot Mamba? (2009). Tia Streaty is an actress, known for The Weathered Underground (2010), Love (2011) and Who Shot Mamba? (2009).
Jesse Tayeh was born and raised in Harlem, NY and his multi-ethnic look enables him to play diverse roles. Jesse is a method actor who has been involved in a number of projects that have earned awards, including Always a Thorn, Matare, Leo Dan, and Children of Hip-Hop. He’s producing and acting in his latest feature film, Southside (2020).
Owen Thomas is an American actor, director, producer, writer and a stunt double who voiced Omid in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead and Troy in Season Two. Thomas has provided voices in other Telltale games, such as Law & Order: Legacies and Back to the Future. Additionally, Thomas voices characters in Falllout 76, SimCity, and The Sims Medieval.
Cissy Jones is an award-winning actress, whose voiceover career spans the gambit from animation to video games and everything in between. When she’s not creating characters that kids of all ages adore, she’s lending her voice to more serious projects such as the Academy-Award nominated documentary Winter on Fire, as well as many national commercials, feature film trailers and network promos.
Chris has gained signiﬁcant festival recognition for his narrative short films and feature-length screenplay writing. His short film, The Situation, was sold and distributed by Shorts International. And his latest short film, Surrender Me, is quickly making an impact in the film festival curcuit.
Along with several short films, Chris has produced and directed high-end video content and national commercials for large companies such as Sony PlayStation, Comcast, Spectrum and more.
Creative vision and great story telling are the necessities of directing, but delivering a successful film on any level also requires a rigorous management of budgets, resources, and talent. All of which are disciplines Chris has mastered through a 25-year career in advertising and production.
Feature length filmmaking is still, and will always be, Chris’ ultimate goal.
Cliff Traiman works daily as a Director of Photography and has worked with
Blue Door Films on a vast amount of productions.
He has shot several feature length films including “The Village Barbershop” (2007), “Broken Arrows” (2005), “Apartment 202” (2004), and “Kung Phooey” (2003), as well as the nationally syndicated TV show, “Ultimate Living.”
He has been part of the lighting and grip crew on films such as “The Matrix II & III,” “The Game,” “What Dreams May Come,” “Sphere,” “The Rainmaker,” “Ed TV,” “The Wedding Planner,” and “True Crimes.” He lives in Northern California and is one-third partner in The Little Giant Lighting & Grip Company.