Michael Boyd – Director, Co-writer
Michael has over 15 years experience acting and directing in theater. Several years ago he started acting in corporate and broadcast video for clients such as DePaul Family Services and ITT Night Vision and is ready to take his place on the other side of the camera. As he knows film is an art form, he is grateful to be working with people like Dave and other creatives who share his love for the art.
Although he is currently fully focused on “This is for Josephine Brown”, he is always looking for the next step in his artistic career.
Dave Perry – Director of Photography, Co-writer, Editor
Perry has worked in video production in Southwest Virginia since 2003. Although he has held many roles in film and video production since then, in the Spring of 2013 he decided to narrow his focus to Director of Photography with the launch of Dave Perry Cinematographer LLC.
Perry has worked with noted directors, creative executives, and agencies on a local, regional, and national level and his credits include video production on crews for NBC, the Golf Channel, E! Entertainment, and Coca-Cola.
In 2013, his short film “The Culture of Silver Seas PR” was awarded a gold Addy for “Elements of Advertising-Cinematography”, at the American Advertising Federation’s 2013 Western Virginia Addy Awards. “Fire Up 611!” was awarded a Gold Summit and Best In Show at the 2013 PRSA Summit Awards.
Chad Runyon – “Jack Lynch”
Chad Runyon is pursuing an MFA at the Hollins University Playwright’s Lab. His acting credits include a lead role in the feature film “Unavailable”, TV pilot “Eddie” and world-premieres of plays by Jeff Goode, Lucy Thurber and Robert Plowman. He also works on the acting team for Effective Arts, a high-stakes interaction consulting group whose mission includes work with organ donation centers around the nation and abroad.
Elliott Martin – “Bob”
A veteran stage actor who is thrilled to be making his second appearance onscreen, Elliott has performed at many Roanoke area theaters including Virginia Western Theater, The Jack Tale Players, and Blue Ridge Dinner Theater. Some of his favorite roles include The Prince in “Romeo and Juliet”, George in “Noose For An Elephant”, and Stanley in “Two Lost Babes”. In addition to theater, his interests include guitar, songwriting, and history.
Chris Shepard – “Mr. Macanudo”
Last seen on stage at Hollins University as Everard Barfoot in “Age of Arousal”, actor and singer/songwriter Chris Shepard prefers to stay busy. The past year has also seen him as Adam in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, Adult Clay-Boy in “The Homecoming” and the maniacal Jonathan Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace”. In addition to his acting duties, Shepard has stayed busy performing live and has also written and recorded music for short films and plays, such as Showtimers’ “A Lesson Before Dying”.
Phil Boyd – “Mr. Brown”
Phil majored in theater at Monmouth University, performed as an All American High Diver in a professional show for 12 years, did extra work in several movies including “The Seduction”, “Dark Night Of The Scarecrow”, and “Night Of The Demon”, and performed in several commercials including Pep Boys, Avis Renta-Car, The Shoe Exchange, and The Bank Of Botetourt. Most recently he has performed in many community theaters in the area. Some of his favorite roles include Dr. Chumly in “Harvey”, Cole in “Drowning Sorrows”, the title role in “The Lucky Stiff”, and Froggy in The “Foreigner”. He is thrilled to be back on camera again and considers this role to be more exciting than the win he received on the The Gong Show in 1978.
Brandi Surber – “Clerk”
Last seen on stage at Star City Playhouse as Clea in “Black Comedy”, Brandi is excited to get back in front of the camera for the first time since college, after many years of focusing on the stage. Favorite roles have included Shelby in “Steel Magnolias”, Nurse Kelly in “Harvey”, and Raina in “Arms and the Man”.