Mother Cast


Beth Baur (Mother) has been a professional actor for over 25 years and has worked with such luminaries as Tommy Tune, George Burns and Lanford Wilson. As an arts educator, she has shared that knowledge with others as the co-director of NJSDSA and as an adjunct professor in acting for the film department at Montclair State University in New Jersey. 


David Skyler (Johnny) grew up on the West Coast before moving to New York a few years ago and has worked in TV and film since he was a child. His diversity as an actor spans from voiceover work on Family Guy to the film Sydney White with Amanda Bynes and Game of Life with Tom Sizemore and Heather Locklear.  


Michael Nigro (Teen Johnny) has been performing on stage much of his life. His largest role was when over 18 million people saw him play Friedrich on NBC's The Sound of Music Live! in 2013.


Ari Gelman (Young Johnny) is a local New Jersey actor whose most recent performance was in a production of Peter Pan.

Mother Crew

Gregory G. Allen: Director/Screenwriter

Gregory G. Allen: Director/Screenwriter

Gregory G. Allen: Director/Screenwriter


Gregory G. Allen has been in the entertainment industry (television, film, stage) for over twenty five years as an actor, director, writer, and producer. An award-winning author of a dozen books and stories, he has had over ten shows that he has served as book writer and/or composer/lyricists produced on stage (Theater Week Magazine Best Score Winner). As a freelance director and script writer, he has worked for Broadway Live; a media company specializing in original programming for the New York Theater scene. He has contributed to several online sites including Huffington Post, Broadway Voice, and Broadway World, has penned the screenplay for He Is Gone, currently working on second feature film screenplay, and is the winner of the 2015 Indie Soul Best Director Award from the Boston International Film Festival for Mother.

Jeff Turick: Director of Photography

Gregory G. Allen: Director/Screenwriter

Gregory G. Allen: Director/Screenwriter


Jeff Turick has been visually telling award-winning stories for over twenty years. A Penn State grad with a degree in Architecture and an emphasis in Computer Animation, 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 2009 Bronze Commercial Telly Award as well as the 2007 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 with the other chapter winners at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Rob Moretti: Editor

Gregory G. Allen: Director/Screenwriter

Rob Moretti: Editor


Rob Moretti began acting at the age of 14. In 1994 he created his own production company and has produced a number of short films including "Evil & Upside Down" by Goran Dukic and starring Will Arnett. He served as producer and assistant director on numerous projects before making his directorial debut with the feature film "Crutch," which landed in the Top 50 DVD Rentals in the US for three consecutive weeks in January 2005. Rob continues to divide his time between acting, writing, editing, and directing recently having acted in five films and wrote, directed and starred in the thriller "Truth" opposite Sean Paul Lockhart which is currently available on DVD and VOD.

Our team


Executive Producers:

Anthony DiBella

​Kathi Iannacone

​Jamie B. Fowler


Andrew Gelman

Arthur Wooten

​Stephen Kitsakos

Gabrielle Visser

Associate Producers:

Hayden Hicks

Pamela Milam

Kate Swan

​Bruce McCandless

​Martha Thalheimer

Carlos Monteagudo

​Michelle Churchill

​Gwendolyn Ricks-Spencer

Original Music Composed by: Mikey Rothenberg

1st Assistant Director/Script Supervisor: Traci Ford
2nd Assistant Director: Natalie DeCicco

Sound Mixer/Boom Operator: Corey Poindexter

​Production Design: Brian Merrill

Costume Design: Janice Schopper

Makeup Design: Leslie Fazzini
Hair Design: Susan Cardillo

1st Assistant Camera:​ Nathan Blair
Location Manager: Matt Shafer
Production Assistant/
Stills Photographer: Tom Schopper
Key Grips: Josh Feezer

                     Justin Rogers

Original Score Mixing/Mastering Engineer: Aaron Redfield of Asthmacore Studios

Original Song "Picture Yourself" Written by: Nicki Kris
Performed by: Angie McWhirter
Recorded at: Abstract Audio

Craft Services: Jodi Freeman-Maloy & Angela Shafer of 2 Sweet, LLC