Cast

Judy McLane

 Judy McLane (Val) performed over 4000 performances on Broadway in Mamma Mia! as well as numerous other Broadway and National Tours. She created the role of "Vienna" in the Off-Broadway production of Johnny Guitar, earning her a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actress and a Drama League Honor. Most recently, she portrayed the iconic Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Master Class. She was in the award-winning LGBT feature film Were the World Mine, tours the country doing concerts and cabaret, and has been seen on television in "The Blacklist," Darla on "Another World," and "Guiding Light." Judy has the distinct honor of having received her own celebrity caricature at the famous Sardi’s Restaurant in NYC.  

Jim Newman

 Jim Newman (Scott) is a Broadway veteran having been in the original casts of Hands On A Hard Body, Curtains and Steel Pier. Other Broadway shows include The Who’s Tommy, Sunset Boulevard and performing alongside the iconic Liza Minnelli in Minnelli on Minnelli. In addition to his numerous National Tours and Regional Theatre credits, Jim is currently touring the world as the “Cowboy” in the famous musical group Village People. Film/TV credits include "After Forever", "Bromance", "My Gay Roommate" and "The Big Gay Musical". Jim is a strong voice in the LGBT community and looks for projects that bring social awareness, including participating in the LGBT youth “It Gets Better Project.”  

Julee Cerda

Julee Cerda (Linda) is an American actress most recently seen in the Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God directed by Tony Award winner, Kenny Leon. On  television, she has guest starred on Showtime's "Homeland" as Press Secretary Reiko Umon, and has made countless other appearances on hit shows like "Orange is the New Black,"  "House of Cards," "Billions," and "Kevin Can Wait." On film, Julee can be seen in Morten Tyldum's Pasengers and Nancy Meyers' The Intern.  

Gary Hillborn

 Gary Hilborn (Paul) is an actor whose television credits include recurring roles on "The Blacklist" and "All My Children," as well as guest appearances on several other hit series - including "The Sinner," "Quantico," and "Blue Bloods." Recent films include the award-winning feature Jane Wants a Boyfriend (starring Eliza Dushku) and the romantic comedy In Stereo. Gary has performed in numerous stage productions and received a 2013 "Best Actor" nomination from BroadwayWorld for his work as "Eddie Carbone" in Arthur Miller's ​A View from the Bridge.​ He was seen in the New York premiere of Carol Carpenter's play ​Sweet, Sweet Spirit​ and he originated the role of "Mickey" in ​The Love Junkies of Hell's Kitchen​.  

Production team

Cheryl Allison / Director & Editor

Cheryl is an award-winning actress who has performed in Broadway, Regional Theatre and Film/TV for over 25 years. She is best known for her starring role in the feature film No Letting Go(2016) opposite Kathy Najimy, Richard Burgi, and Alysia Reiner. Her performance in the film garnered her 3 Best Actress Awards.

Current directorial projects include the documentary feature Shatter the Silence (2019), featuring former Texas State Senator and Women's Rights Activist Wendy Davis. The film is currently in post-production and scheduled to hit film festivals in 2019.

Cheryl, a Regional Emmy Nominee, is also the recipient of both the Silver and Bronze Telly Award for a PSA she produced and directed called "This is Cole" for the 5P Minus Society.

Jeff Turick / Director of Photography

Jeff has been visually telling award-winning stories for over twenty years. He's had an extensive career as a cinematographer which has taken him around the world working on features, commercials, music videos and more. As a director/DoP, his debut film Cut Up won the 1994 LA Filmmaker Award and his 2002 short Webcam premiered in the Sundance Channel's Buzz Cuts Series. He won the '09 Bronze Commercial Telly Award and the '07 Telly for Corporate Video. His film Allison was a winner for the Chapter 4 Selection in Canon's The Story Beyond the Still contest and premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, he was the DP for Mother produced by ASD Media & Entertainment. 


Gregory G. Allen / Screenwriter

Gregory has been writing since his first musical was produced at 14 years old. His plays and musicals include Hiding in DaylightWell With My SoulInvisible FencesDestiny and Dreams, River Divine, and several children's musicals.  Gregory has been the recipient of grants from BMI, ASCAP, the Watershed Foundation and is a member of The Dramatist Guild, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and a former member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop.  He is the award-winning author of four novels, one nonfiction memoir,  two shorts, three children's books, and several screenplays including the short film Mother.

Crew

1st Assistant Director: Judith Kenny

Steadicam: Kevin Jacobsen

1st AC: Davide Sorasio

2nd AC: Carley Eiten

Gaffer: Patrick Mullen

Key Grip: Brian Caputo
Sound Mixer/Boom Operator: Trevor Hoar

​Costume: Nico Santamorena

Makeup: Jessica Mellow
Production Assistant/
Stills Photographer: Tom Schopper
Production Assistant: Jakob Rush