Trevor Lyons - Tanner
Trevor started acting while an undergrad at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.
He got his start playing Jesus in Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' – Female Version in the Spring of 2013.
The following Fall he played the Prince in 'Cinderella' and in the Winter had the opportunity to prepare
and perform scenes as a scene partner for Becky Campbell,
Ottawa University's Irene Ryan nominee for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Next, he played Richard in Harold Pinter's 'The Lover',
and then performed in three ten minute plays at OU's Evening of Ten Minute Plays,
one of which Trevor wrote—a one man show titled 'Callback'.
Trevor had the incredible fortune of doing the majority of his work at Ottawa University
under the brilliant, specific, insightful direction of Julie Noonan.
Trevor finished his time in Ottawa, Kansas, playing the role of Puck in ACT Ottawa's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Trevor just graduated from Ottawa University with a bachelor's in psychology
and is excited about the unique opportunity to apply his studies to the breakdown of a character like Tanner.
Austin Allwein - Tristan
Austin is currently a student at Colorado Mesa University working hard towards his Bachelor’s in Nursing
while continuing to pursue his passion for acting.
Austin has performed his entire life through singing, dancing, and acting.
His credits include Bobby Child in 'Crazy For You', Richard Hannay in '39 Steps!', and Romeo in 'Romeo and Juliet'.
He is so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to 'Body Keepers' and
would like to thank his friends and family for all their love and support. Hakuna Matata.
More information about Austin can be found at IMDb
Chantelle Darlena - Ivy
Chantelle has been acting from a young age,
participating in acting classes and plays after being inspired by her older sister to get into the performing arts.
She eventually began working in independent films in Colorado.
One of the first films she booked was the short macabre fantasy 'Blithewick', written and directed by Jeni Reed,
in which she played a girl with the ability to speak with those dearly departed.
'Body Keepers' will be her fourth feature film.
Other projects to her credit are the two upcoming indie features 'Sick Society' and 'The Cylinder'.
She has trained with top acting coaches in New York at The Barrow Group and The Academy for Acting in Film & TV.
Acting is something that she will continue to pursue,
but would like to branch out as a writer/director and possibly try her hand as a costume designer one day as well.
More information about Chantelle can be found at IMDb
Meg Smith - Heather
Meg knew she wanted to work in film at the age of six after watching the Jim Carey version of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'.
She took one look at Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who and said, "that's what I want to do."
Meg played the role of Patty Simcox in her high school production of 'Grease'
and Paula Thompson in 'Murder's in the Heir', an interactive suspense play.
Meg will be attending Roosevelt University in Chicago this Fall majoring in media studies.
More information about Meg can be found at IMDb
Jenny Cipolla - Brianna
Jenny was born in Denver and has lived in Littleton CO ever since.
She began singing at the same time she began talking, and expressed an interest in acting at an early age.
She started her career on the stage at the age of 12 when she was invited to sing in Italy with the International Lyric Academy.
She enjoyed playing Dorothy in the 'Wizard of Oz' and Beth Bailey in 'A Wonderful Life' along with several other stage productions in CO.
She started acting on screen with an appearance in a local Metro Brokers commercial in Colorado, and in an internet series out of L.A.
She got her big break at 15 as the lead actress in the feature film 'A Pony Tale'.
She will be attending the Burbank, CA campus of the New York Film Academy in the fall of 2014.
More information about Jenny can be found at IMDb
Taylor Poyfair - Audrey
Taylor has been acting for 14 years;
dancing for almost her whole life, modeling for 7 years, and singing since she could talk.
She started in theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and then moved into film when she was 13.
After she went on an audition, a manager scouted her out and brought her out to LA multiple times to interview, train and audition.
Over the summer Taylor lived in North Hollywood
and had an internship with Legacy Entertainment Service promoting product placement for primetime TV shows and
films like Glee, Parks and Recreation, Pretty Little Liars and Two & a Half Men.
Taylor just wrapped a small role in Paramedics by Pretty Monkeys Media.
A cute short film about Alice and a premonition has come into play, and Taylor loved the role of Alice.
She has recently wrapped 'Diana', a horror short film, as the lead.
She also just walked the runway for The Look Salon for 303 Magazine Denver Fashion Week.
Now she is filming a lead, Clover, in a short called 'Reservoir Rising' by Venture Compass Pictures.
She just booked a fashion show for Denver Fashion Week Pool Series for Feline Swimwear.
More information about Taylor on IMDb
Tony Sedillo - Jack
Tony started acting was at the age of 8 years old by impersonating famous people like Steve Erkel, Mike Tyson, George W. Bush and many more.
In middle school he performed on stage and wrote comedy scripts.
Not completely comfortable in theater, Tony enrolled in Warren Tech's TV/Video High School and fell in love with the program.
Under the guidance of an acting coach, Tony has honed is acting skills and has been auditioning for film roles ever since.
His first major audition was for the Disney/Nickelodeon channel. This is Tony's first feature film credit.
More information about Tony can be found at IMDb
Kristi Hoopes - Singer
Kristi was spotted in 2008 at a fair by OnStage Productions, a local Broadway show-tune song and dance troupe.
Throughout 2009, Kristi toured with OnStage Productions across Colorado, Florida, the Bahamas, and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Liners.
When the group disbanded, Kristi began to pursue country music as a singer-songwriter.
Looking for a chance to break into the country music scene,
Kristi’s mother signed her up for a singing competition with the CCMA’s (Colorado Country Music Association).
Kristi’s knockout wins in 2009 and the years to follow led her to compete in Tennessee and
win the international title of Female Entertainer of the Year from NACMAI (North American Country Music Association International)
in 2010 and Songwriter of the Year in 2011. She also competed in the Texaco Country Showdown.
When she became 2nd runner up against 25 adults.
Two years later, she took 1st and competed with 8 other Colorado finalists on the Kenny Rogers stage in Copper Mountain.
Kristi has involved herself heavily in local theatre productions.
Five years, two guitars, 30+ awards, and twenty theater productions later,
Kristi Hoopes is making her mark as both an actor and a musician.
More information about Kristi can be found at IMDb
Nicholas Lee - Grandpa
Nicholas is a retired professor of Russian Language & Studies,
having taught at the University of Maryland, Bucknell University, and University of Colorado, Boulder from 1965-1998.
This is Nicholas' first role in a feature film, after years of performing in the theater starting in New Zealand.
Married for 58 years to New Zealander Mollie, they have four children, eleven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
His favorite roles include Prospero in a Taste of Shakespeare, production of The Tempest, Andrew Wyke in Sleuth, Seldon Mowbray in Noises Off, and Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon.
Shelly Cole - Director/On Set Professional Acting Coach
Shelly Cole has been lead acting instructor for L.A. Connect for
the past 3 years. Previous to working with L.A. Connect she
was an actress in Los Angeles for 12 years, working
regularly. Her first job was a 3 1/2 year recurring role on
the hit CW dramedy Gilmore Girls, playing the role of
Madeline Lynn. In addition, she's had many guest
starring roles on television shows such as NCIS, Criminal
Minds, CSI NY, and Cold Case, to name just a few. Her
feature film roles include her breakout performance as
Sally, a drummer in an all girl band in the film Prey For
Rock n Roll opposite Gina Gershon, Drea de Matteo and Marc
Blucas. PFRR had its premiere at the prestigious Sundance
Film Festival. She then went on to play Gloria, opposite
John Ratzenberger in The Village Barbershop, for which she
won best actress at the Newport Beach Film Festival. She has
a great passion for acting and loves fostering young
talent! More information about Shelly can be found at
Scott McClannahan - Director of Photography/Cinematographer/Editor
Scott McClannahan started filming and working in production very early
and directed his first movie when he was only 8 years old. Scott has worked in the film and television industry since 1996.
Originally from Atlanta, Scott got his start working in PR and local television, including the 1996 Olympics.
After years of corporate and television production, Scott had the opportunity to DP his first full-length feature,
'Pendulum Swings' (Tri-Rahn Pictures) in 2009.
Since then, he has worked on several other full-length features and has his own production business.
Scott is the father of two kids, Caleb and Hailey, and when he is not working, enjoys water sports and hanging out with friends and family.
More information can be found on Scott by visiting IMDb
Kristin Edwards - Production Manager/Assistant Camera 1/Script Supervisor/Production Assistant
Kristin M. Edwards moved to Colorado from Arkansas in 2006 to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder.
While completing her double degree in film production & film theory/criticism, she started working on local Colorado productions.
Since 2008, Kristin has worked on several productions in multiple positions,
including working as a Production Assistant for several broadcast television shows,
including American Idol, Food Network and the Style Channel.
She learned Final Cut Pro in school and has continued to use and improve her editing skills on documentary and commercial work.
Upon graduating in 2011, Kristin worked in her first management position on the Boulder film production "Mind's Eye" (Black Wing Digital) as Assistant Production Manager.
After graduation, Kristin moved to Denver and teamed up with EFillF Productions, LLC as the company Production Manager in October of 2012 through 2014.
Kristin continues to expand her experience through freelancing as a Production Manager and Assistant Director on Colorado’s video productions.
More information can be found on Kristin by visiting IMDb
Dale DiMassi - Gaffer/Sound/Boom Operator
Dale is a cinematographer and editor with a passion for disability advocacy and veterans' issues.
Dale's work as a cinematographer on the television series "Aviation Storytellers" earned him both a regional Emmy Award and a Telly Award.
Dale has worked on several feature length films and numerous television shows as Director of Photography, Gaffer, and Editor.
His Boulder-based production company MeanGrain is currently editing a feature-length documentary chronicling the season of winter in Minnesota.
Dale's strongest influences are early expressionist films like "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and "Metropolis"
as well as the work of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Quentin Tarantino.
More information can be found on Dale by visiting IMDb
Taylor Phillips - Cinematographer/Assistant Camera 1
Taylor is a college student headed into his second year pursuing a degree in film production.
This is Taylor’s first work on a feature length film after working on four short films previously.
He plans on working hard to have more opportunities like this in the future.
Taylor hopes to continue his pursuit in filmmaking with the thought of one day becoming a DP or Gaffer consistently on projects.
Cameron Pazol - Assistant Camera 2/Boom Operator
Cameron is a sixteen year old Junior at Broomfield High school and has been editing, and making videos since he was eight.
Cameron aspires to work in the film industry as a Cinematographer, Editor or Director upon graduating from college.
He started volunteering as a Production Assistant on Body Keepers and was moved up to AC2 on his first day.
The My Movie Project provides opportunities for teens like Cameron to work on a feature film side by side with industry professionals.
Taylor Poyfair - Production Assistant/Boom Operator
In addition to being a principal in this film, Taylor also devoted time behind the set being a production assistant and boom operator.
Taylor was instrumental in obtaining the hair stylist and makeup artist that devoted countless hours on our cast.
Suzan Heglin - Screenwriter
Suzan has been a Business Writer, a Ski Writer, a Health Writer, a Greeting Card Writer, a playwright and won SPJA awards.
She writes and edits books, writes content for websites, and consults with companies on their Public Relations and Marketing.
The writer's life is mercurial, so she has earned as much as $100 per hour for her writing, yet once was paid in vegetables for writing the lyrics to a song.
18 of her short plays have been produced by Hitching Post Theater and Bolder Acts. She has lots of uncredited work including two scripts and a Master's thesis.
She has a Bachelor's (with her name on it) in Communications, and also Psychology (sensation and perception) from the University of California, San Diego.
Suzan works in education and research as well as writing.
Ronda Belser - Executive Producer, Creator & Casting Director
Ronda has over 28 years experience in the entertainment industry as an actor in film, television & theater in both Los Angeles and Denver.
She is represented by Big Fish Talent Agency in Denver, CO. Most notably Ronda co-stared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in “USAs Fitness Express” an exercise video generated
for school children. While performing in “Hitching Post Theater” through Rock Rose Entertainment in Boulder, CO., Ronda adapted the idea of having writers,
directors, and actors collaborate on producing short one act plays in one day for her current project, 'My Teen Movie', on a much broader scale. She has duel
Master's degrees from Colorado State University in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. My Teen Movie was a venture that began in 2011.
With the help of her investors and Executive Producers; David Berger, Dan Elliott and Chris Harlan, the project is finally becoming a reality. Ronda is excited
about collaborating with aspiring Colorado Writers, Directors, Actors and Musicians with a vision for all to reach their creative dreams!
More information can be found on Ronda by visiting IMDb
Dan Elliott - Executive Producer
Dan is a very successful Denver businessman and investor. He has a passion for movies and has some great ideas for this project.
He is very excited to be working on My Teen Movie and the whole team was thrilled when Dan joined. He is looking forward
to when filming starts in June, as he plans be a hands-on participant during this process. Dan feels this project is bound
for success, as it gives everyone in the state of Colorado the opportunity to participate in one way or another.
David Berger - Executive Producer & Casting Director
Dave is an entrepreneur.
His passions are in a variety of businesses, including movies, real estate investing, software development, and the stock market.
He always makes sure he surrounds himself with talented people to ensure success in every endeavor.
His main goal is to give talented people a chance to succeed.
He is most excited to work in the movie industry, and working on the My Teen Movie project is a dream come true for him.
Chris Harlan - Executive Producer & Casting Director
Chris has an extensive background in sales and marketing spanning 15 years.
His excitement to be a part of the “My Teen Movie” project comes from a desire to blend his artistic
background with his natural ability to work with people. Chris' imagination and passion for movies,
adds the extra element necessary to help refine this project and give valuable feedback when needed.
Chris' contributions will be seen most through the promotion and distribution of this film.
Blake Curton - Co-Producer & Casting Director
Blake is an extremely talented commercial and theatrical actor known for ‘Family Valued’, ‘Stingy’ and “Who Survives’
on the Discovery Channel. Having a history in screenwriting and production, he has an eye for identifying talent and
will be instrumental during casting. Blake is great at working with talent and extracting their full potential.
He blends perfectly with the team and is thrilled to be part of this project. More information can be found on Blake
by visiting IMDb
Christine Reed - Casting Director
Christine Reed moved to Denver from Los Angeles where she worked as a SAG licensed talent agent,
and was the head of the talent division for Peak Talent Agency.
She started in the entertainment industry well over a decade ago helping her own daughter grow from beginner to working actor.
She has been teaching acting classes in Colorado since 2010, she taught acting classes and both co-taught and attended
(as a talent agent guest speaker) many casting director workshops in California,
giving her first hand insight into what some of LA's top network and independent casting directors are looking for.
Christine has a background in casting, production and has directed several independent projects including film,
promo and music videos, PSA and commercials both in LA and Denver.
Christine has an extensive understanding and knowledge of the entertainment industry
and knows exactly what industry professionals are looking for.
More can be found on Christine at Peak Talent
Jason Coviello - Casting Director
Jason has been an actor/photographer for the past 18 years. When not in front of the camera bringing someones creative
vision to life as an actor, he's behind the camera as a photographer, helping to bring a persons true self to life to be
captured, cherished and shared. Jason has acted in over 200 projects (film, television & commercials) and has photographed
over 200 actors head-shots. "I love the creative process of story telling; weather stepping into character and acting it
out, or stepping behind the camera to capture the true essence of a person... and tell their story with a single image."
More can be found on Jason at JC Artistry
Ian Gerber - Casting Director
Ian has been acting, teaching and working with adults and teenagers in theater and film for over 35 years. He spent time
in Minneapolis as education director for a children's theater. Did creative dramatics and worked with kids of all ages in
the Chicago area for many years freelance. Part-time, he also did high school performance workshops and was drama director
for a Lutheran high school until moving to Colorado in the late 90s. Here he has acted, directed and written for many different
theatrical groups, amateur and professional. He is very much looking forward to working with the producers and directors
of the My Teen Movie project and seeing what amazing talent the Colorado teenagers have to display.
Nanci Van Fleet - Casting Director
Nanci is excited to be part of this wonderful project! Along with extensive acting credits along the front range, California and
New Mexico, her directing credits include Psalm of Purgation (Coal Creek Theater of Louisville), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Diviners
(Longmont Theater Company), Noises Off, Lend Me a Tenor, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Socorro Community Theater) Talking With and A Midsummer
Night's Dream (Godot Productions). She has a special place in her heart for the Shakespeare comedies, and has played most of the Fools and directed
A Midsummer Night’s Dream four times!
Lorraine Scott- Casting Director
Lorraine has been involved in many areas of theatre for over 30 years. Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan she attended the
Academy of Dramatic Arts, in Rochester, holds a B.A. in theatre from Western Michigan University, and an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Minnesota
in Minneapolis. She has been teaching, directing and performing in the Denver area for the past 20 years. Her acting film experience includes “Racewalkers” and
“Flat Dog Dreams” with Yoga Dog Studios and an Instructional DVD with the Colorado Bar Association. She recently directed “Shadowlands” with The Vintage
Theatre and will be directing “I Do! I Do!” this fall along with “Miracle on 34th Street at the Spark Theater.Lorraine teaches theatre courses at
Metropolitan State University of Denver and is a board member with the Vintage Theatre.