JAKE L. SMITH - Rene Sendam
Jake Smith was born in Iowa, and raised all across Kansas. He first trained in acting at the University of Kansas from 2007-2012 under the tutelage of a highly esteemed faculty. Smith is an international performer (including a performance at the ancient Greek amphitheater at Oiniades) in mediums ranging from feature film to classic theatre, and will soon complete his training with the prestigious NYU Graduate Actor Training Program. Smith's latest roles at NYU include Brick from Tennessee Williams's "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" and Brutus from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." He also recently appeared in Joshua Zev Nathan's film "Another Easygoing Brother in the Meadow Wind."
SOPHIA SAVAGE - Marie DiPierro
Sophia Savage was raised and home-schooled by totalitarian hippies in the woods of New Hampshire, where she was given ample freedom to explore multiple creative outlets. Sophia started training as a ballerina at age 5 and quickly became involved in local theater. She continued acting while concentrating on writing and directing at Smith College, where she graduated with top honors and received the institution’s yearly writing award for a play that was subsequently produced. Sophia continued to star on the stage while living abroad in New Zealand, and came to Los Angeles in 2009 where she spent over three years as a staff writer for Indiewire and Thompson on Hollywood. While learning the industry from this vantage point, she continued training as an actor and produced her directorial debut, "Empyrean." The short film, which she also wrote, starred in and co-edited, went on to play the festival circuit and win “NH Short of the Year” at the New Hampshire Film Festival and “Best Director” from the Amsterdam Film Festival. Her second narrative, "Total Moon," premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival. She continues to write and direct short narrative and documentary films, the latest of which is a subversive found-footage horror, "Victim Number." Sophia studied at Seattle’s prestigious The Film School screenwriting intensive, and was selected for Werner Herzog’s 2016 Rogue Film School in Munich, Germany. She has two features in development.
JOE GRIFASI - Dr. Bradley
Joe Grifasi was born on June 14, 1944 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Joseph G. Grifasi. He is an actor, known for The Deer Hunter (1978), Batman Forever (1995) and 13 Going on 30 (2004). He has been married to Jane Ira Bloom since 1974.
DARWIN LUJAN - Jim Lapish
Darwin Lujan is a Los Angeles based actor born in Lubbock, Texas and raised primarily in Wichita, Kansas. In 2002, after finishing high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served as an Artillery Fire Direction Control Man in G Btry, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. After 4 years of honorable service and a deployment in 2004 to Iraq, Darwin attended the University of Kansas in 2007. Finding a passion for Theatre Arts and under the training of a stellar faculty, he trained for five years accumulating experience in a diverse range of theatre and film including ensemble puppetry, Greek Classical Theatre (involving a performance in Greece), and one man shows. He has lived in Los Angeles since 2013. A small sample of items for his one man show can be found at http://www.theonemandarwin.tumblr.com