LILY RABE (Karen)
Tony nominee Lily Rabe continues to blaze her own path on stage, screen and television, proudly joining this year's SXSW Festival as the titular character in MISS STEVENS, produced by Beachside Entertainment, and directed by Julia Hart, who co-wrote the film with Jordan Horowitz. She was awarded BEST ACTRESS at the festival for her performance.
Rabe recently wrapped THE WIZARD OF LIES, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro, as well as FINDING STEVE MCQUEEN opposite Forest Whitaker.
Other film credits include ALL GOOD THINGS, opposite Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, THE VEIL, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, REDEMPTION TRAIL, WEAKNESS, AFTERMATH, WHAT JUST HAPPENED, THE TOE TACTIC, A CRIME, NO RESERVATIONS, MONA LISA SMILE, NEVER AGAIN, and LETTERS FROM THE BIG MAN, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
On television, Rabe recently starred in the Steven Spielberg produced THE WHISPERS. As one of only four actors who have appeared in each season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, she was nominated for a 2013 Critics' Choice Award for her role of Sister Mary Eunice in season two. Other roles in AMERICAN HORROR STORY include Nora Montgomery in the first season, Misty Day in the third, recurring as Mary Eunice in FREAK SHOW, Aileen Wuornos in HOTEL, and Shelby in ROANOKE.
Other work on television includes a recurring role on THE GOOD WIFE, as well as appearances on all three franchises of LAW & ORDER, NIP/TUCK, and MEDIUM.
Rabe made her Broadway debut in Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, which garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination. Her extensive stage credits include a return to the Public Theater's Shakespeare In The Park, as Imogen in Daniel Sullivan's smashing production of CYMBELINE last summer. Prior to that, she received rave reviews for her performance as Beatrice in Jack O'Brien's celebrated production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. She has performed in The Park every other summer since she starred as Portia opposite Al Pacino in Dan Sullivan's 2010 production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, reprising the role on Broadway, and earning Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. She returned to the Delacorte and received a Drama League nomination for her performance as Rosalind in Sullivan's 2012 production of AS YOU LIKE IT. Her performance opposite Alan Rickman in Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR earned her another Drama League Award nomination. Other Broadway credits include THE AMERICAN PLAN (Manhattan Theatre Club), and HEARTBREAK HOUSE (Roundabout Theater Company), for which she received a Callaway Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination.
Additionally, Rabe has performed in various Off-Broadway and Regional productions, including A DOLL'S HOUSE (Williamstown Theatre Festival), CRIMES OF THE HEART (Roundabout and Williamstown), COLDER THAN HERE (MCC), and PROOF (Gloucester Stage Company). Rabe played the title character in Neil Labute's adaptation of MISS JULIE at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University.
ERIC LADIN (Jim)
Eric Ladin will recur heavily on both Amazon’s BOSCH and Netflix’s LONGMIRE in 2017. He was last a series regular alongside Jack Black and Tim Robbins in HBO's political comedy THE BRINK, which followed his critically acclaimed recurring role as the iconic “J. Edgar Hoover” on BOARDWALK EMPIRE, again for HBO. Ladin was also lauded for his series regular turn as campaign manager “Jamie Wright” on the hit AMC original series THE KILLING, a crime drama in which everyone was a suspect. In the end he was revealed the killer. Eric has received notice for many other roles including his arc as January Jones; brother in MAD MEN, his arc portraying Chloe Sevigny’s diabolic doctor/brother in BIG LOVE and as a series regular in the hard hitting HBO mini-series GENERATION KILL. He is also known to audiences for his multitude of guest starring roles on shows like JUSTIFIED, SUITS and GREY'S ANATOMY, to name a few.
In feature films, Ladin played a long time member of Bradley Cooper’s platoon in Clint Eastwood’s navy seal drama AMERICAN SNIPER. Ladin starred as Detective Clark in in New Line’s horror hit ANNABELLE, a spin-off of THE CONJURING. He next reprises the role in New Line's upcoming horror thriller, WOLVES AT THE DOOR.
In addition to his on-screen performances, Eric is blessed with an extraordinary speaking voice, as evidenced by his many roles in hit video games including leads in the hugely popular CALL OF DUTY, INFAMOUS 2 and LEFT 4 DEAD 2. He also narrated the History Channel’s MUD CATS and has voiced characters in many cartoons such as FISH HOOKS, PICKLE AND PEANUT and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.
A proud native of Houston, TX and graduate of USC, Ladin currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
ROBERT PICARDO (Himself)
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bob graduated from the William Penn Charter School and attended Yale University. His acting career began at Yale when he landed a leading role in Leonard Bernstein's Mass and later performed it in the European premiere of that work. Bob, then a biology major, abandoned his premed plans and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in drama at age 20. He moved to New York and studied acting at Circle in the Square. In 1977, he made his Broadway debut in the lead role of the comedy hit GEMINI. The following season, he won the coveted role of Jack Lemmon's son in Bernard Slade's TRIBUTE, re-creating his role in the Los Angeles production. In California, Bob has played leading roles at the Mark Taper Forum, The Pasadena Playhouse, the Berkeley Rep and other venues.
On television, Bob earned an Emmy Nomination for his role as Mr. Cutlip on THE WONDER YEARS. He received the Founders Award from Viewers for Quality Television for his combined work on that show and his starring role as Dr. Richard on the acclaimed Vietnam drama, CHINA BEACH. Bob is recognized around the globe for his curmudgeonly Holographic Doctor on seven seasons of STAR TREK: VOYAGER. One of the two Voyager episodes Bob also directed, "One Small Step," was a moving tribute to the pioneers of space exploration. He has guest starred on many popular television series and starred as Commander Woolsey on STARGATE ATLANTIS. Bob has appeared in over two dozen films, including the Coen Bros comedy, HAIL, CAESAR! and pretty much anything ever directed by Joe Dante. Bob is on the Executive Board of the Planetary Society, the space advocacy nonprofit cofounded by Carl Sagan and presently led by Bill Nye.
ROSANA DeSOTO (Herself)
Rosana DeSoto is best known for her roles in STAND AND DELIVER, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, and in STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY as Azetbur, the daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon.
Her other film roles include LA BAMBA as Ritchie Valens' mother Connie Valenzuela and FAMILY BUSINESS as the wife of Vito McMullen (played by Dustin Hoffman).
DeSoto's first television role was in the series A.E.S. HUDSON STREET as Nurse Rosa Santiago. She also starred in the series THE RED FOXX SHOW. She has made guest appearances on many television series, including CANNON, KUNG FU, BARNABY JONES, BARNEY MILLER, MELROSE PLACE, MURDER, SHE WROTE, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LAW & ORDER.
PATRICK CARROLL (Gene)
Patrick and Sean and Charlotte have worked together twice. Mr Carroll played the Hobo in their Virgin Alexander. He preferred his wardrobe for the Phantom Menace but cannot tell which of the Barrett/Fallon team he enjoys working with more. He loves them both. Patrick has worked on and off Broadway, in Film and TV, in New York and LA, but he lives in California.
Film: REDACTED, HAIL, CAESAR!, UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY, VIRGIN ALEXANDER. TV: NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, TNT Theatre: GOOD PEOPLE (world premiere), TITUS ANDRONICUS, ARE YOU THERE MCPHEE? and others.
PATRICK ZELLER (Little Rey's Dad)
Patrick Zeller a classically trained actor, has booked national and regional spots for Chevy Malibu, Dodge Dart, Bud Light, Sam Adams and T Mobile.
Feature films include NO RESERVATIONS with Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Scott Hicks; Indie Comedy, VIRGIN ALEXANDER, (Grand Jury Prize Winner of the Las Vegas International Film Festival and the Washington DC Independent Film Festival. VA also took Best Direction at the LA Comedy Film Festival); and END OF THE SPEAR, the true story of five post war American missionaries making “first contact” with the infamous Waodani tribe of the Ecuadorian rainforest, (winner of the Grand Prize for a Dramatic Feature at the Heartland Film Festival.)
Network television appearances include LAW AND ORDER, MEDIUM, KIDNAPPED and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
Patrick has also performed on stages in New York and around the country from Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and New York Classical Theatre to The Old Lyric Repertory Company in Logan, UT and The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA. He enjoys work as a voice actor in a host of media including audio books, video games, commercials and corporate videos. Shooting schedule permitting, he indulges a handful of dubiously accurate titles including amateur Brew Guru, Marathon Runner and Irish Folk Musician.
MEL SHIMKOVITZ (Indiana Maul)
Mel Shimkovitz is a writer, director, actor and visual artist splitting time between Los Angeles and mile marker 1, New Mexico.
ELIZABETH MASUCCI (Announcer)
ELIZABETH MASUCCI is a New York City-based actor, producer, and director. Her first passion in the performing arts was ballet, which she studied until moving to New York City to attend Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Most recently, she starred as a series regular alongside Edward Burns on the TV series PUBLIC MORALS (TNT) produced by Steven Spielberg. Other recent television credits include PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS), ELEMENTARY (CBS), THE AMERICANS (FX), ROYAL PAINS (USA), and THE CARRIE DIARIES (CW).
In film, she can be seen in a supporting role in Steve McQueen’s SHAME starring Michael Fassbender. Other films include THE BROOKLYN BANKER alongside Paul Sorvino, B- SIDE, THE IDEA OF MANHOOD, and HALF BROTHER.
On stage, Elizabeth was recently seen in Neil LaBute’s new play called AFTER THE WEDDING (59e59).
As a director and producer, she is currently creating a poetry short film anthology. Her first short was based on the poem PHENOMENAL WOMAN by Maya Angelou starring Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, THE COLOR PURPLE).
And she also co-founded a production company called In the Meantime Productions with her friend and colleague Gia Crovatin. Their first production is a film adaptation of the play GOOD LUCK(IN FARSI) by Neil LaBute.
CHARLOTTE BARRETT & SEAN FALLON (Writer/Director/Editors)
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte Barrett met upstate New York native Sean Fallon in their first film class at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. After school, they worked for a year at The Late Show with David Letterman before moving to Los Angeles and tying the knot. Their first feature film, VIRGIN ALEXANDER, screened at film festivals across the country and won multiple awards including Best Director at the LA Comedy Film Festival, Best Film at the Las Vegas Film Festival, and the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Best Film at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival. They are currently at work on their next feature as well as producing a stop motion animated comedy from director Jeff Gurwood and star Chris D’Elia.
BETTINA BARROW (Producer)
Bettina Barrow is an independent film producer based in Austin, Texas. Bettina and her producing partner, Lily Rabe, have optioned the rights to a novel from New York Times best-selling author, Chuck Klosterman called DOWNTOWN OWL and are currently developing the script. Bettina has four additional feature films in development and is in post-production on two short films. Before becoming an independent producer, Bettina was a lawyer at a large, international law firm in Los Angeles, specializing in entertainment and employment law. However her background in the creative arts, namely her experience as a professional actress, inspired Bettina to exit the legal world and pursue her passion for film and theater.
AARON MEISTER (Director of Photography)
Good cinematographer, not so good skateboarder, terrible golfer. Living in Los Angeles. M.F.A. Cinematography, San Francisco State University, B.A. Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz