Meet the director Christopher Stanley

Now in his fourth season as Henry Francis, Christopher Stanley has an extensive resume in film and television.  Stanley’s television roles include appearances on Lie To Me, Memphis Beat, Without a Trace and Boston Legal, as well as recurring roles on X-Files, Cracker, In Plain Sight and the critically acclaimed, award-winning show NYPD Blue.  Most recently, Stanley was seen on the big screen alongside Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton in the Academy Award-Nominated film Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and the Academy Award-winning film Argo, directed by Ben Affleck.

Meet the writer Kevin Allen Jackson

Kevin Allen Jackson’s films have appeared at film festivals around the world, including Tribeca, Clermont-Ferrand, Dances With Films, BFI, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, LA Latino, the Oscar-qualifying Athens International (at which his film El Pasajero won Best Narrative Short, making it Academy Award eligible), Rhode Island, Breckenridge, Mexico International, LA Shorts, Cinequest and many others, and garnered several Best Picture, Special Jury, and Best Screenplay awards.

He has developed feature and episodic scripts for several independent producers, taught screenwriting both privately and at the renowned Writers Boot Camp, and was a finalist for the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop.  He is one of the Executive Producers of MATCH, the co-founder, President & Managing Partner of MyTeeVee and a partner in Lobo Productions.

In addition to his film and episodic work, Kevin has worked extensively in theatre. He has directed over 30 stage productions, founded three theatre companies, served as the Director of Production for the MET Theatre in Hollywood, and worked at such New York theatre companies as Circle in the Square, The Vineyard, Circle Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Musical Theater Works and New Dramatists.

He holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School and is a graduate of the Writers Boot Camp 2-Year Screenwriting Program.

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Kelly Rae Soto


Kelly Rae Soto was born in San Luis Obispo, California. From the age of three, Kelly realized her love and passion for performing through dance, and was competing professionally by age twelve. Her search for a new way to express herself through art led her to her first acting class, where she immediately fell in love with this new and invigorating challenge. Upon moving to LA, she quickly booked a series of nationwide commercials while studying with David Barry Gray and at The Groundlings. She continues her studies now at Lesly Kahn & Co. in Hollywood. Kelly is represented by The Savage Agency and Shepard E. Smith at Luber Roklin Ent.

Jay Seals


A born and raised NJ boy, he currently recurs on the AMC hit drama Mad Men. Jay has recurred on NBC’s Awake, ABC’s Revenge and was a regular on Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan’s NBC pilot Metro in 2011. Seals will next be seen in the Lionsgate comedy feature My Man Is A Loser starring John Stamos and Michael Rapaport due out in March. Jay was also the 2013 recipient of the Garden State Film Festival’s Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award. He is currently shooting the lead role in the independent comedy feature The Best Thanksgiving Ever.

Sal Rendino


On stage, Sal earned an Artistic Director Achievement Award in Los Angeles as ‘Best Lead Actor in a Drama’ for his portrayal of real-life yuppie Abbie Hoffman in the world premiere of Nick Zagone’s David and Goliath in America. TV Credits include The Daily Show, Royal Pains (currently recurring), Fraiser, ER (Recurring). Recent film lead credits: Lazarus Rising, opposite Eric Roberts and Adoni Maropis (Troy, Hidalgo, 24); The Perfect Wedding, opposite James Rebhorn (Scent of a Woman, The Talented Mr. Ripley); Code Blue, opposite Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos) and J.D. Williams (The Wire); A Dangerous Place, opposite Kristen Dalton (The Departed); and Across Dot Ave., as a violent skinhead.

Marcia Pizzo


Marcia’s career has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has performed in Theater, Film, Television and commercials for over 25 years. She has played many of the great Shakespearean women from Lady Macbeth to Cleopatra and the great musical theater roles from Anna in the King and I to Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Her television career spans many years from guest spots on Falcon Crest and Knight Rider to more recent appearances on Nash Bridges and Trauma.

Marcia’s film credits include Bicentennial Man with Robin Williams, Fruit of the Vine This Space Between Us and Delta Fever. Marcia received her MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theatre.

Linda Ayres-Frederick

Aunt Lucia

Linda Ayres-Frederick has been acting in the SF Bay Area for 35 years. She is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of the Phoenix Arts Association Theatre and Artistic Producing Director of the West Coast Playwrights Alliance founded in 1999.

Linda holds a B.A. in Performing Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and attended New York University and the graduate theatre program at American University in her native Washington, D.C. She audited the Yale Drama School in New Haven, Connecticut where she served as Entertainment Editor of the Yale Graduate-Professional News. Since Sept 2005 she has been writing theatre reviews for the San Francisco Bay Times and was invited to be a member of the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in Jan 2006. Linda has also served as a panelist for the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Marin Arts Council.

Jon Carlo


Although Jon was born in Oakland, CA, the majority of his upbringing was spent overseas. His family bounced around the globe from Israel, to Argentina, to Canada. After graduating from high school in Toronto, Jon returned to California and attended college at the University of California at Davis. Jon earned a degree in Psychobiology, but rather than continue on to medical school, Jon decided to follow his passion and immerse himself in theater. Jon began his formal training in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), and while at the program booked his first role in the film Unflinching Triumph: The Philip Rockhammer Story. After graduating from ACT, Jon moved down to Los Angeles to work in film and television. He is known for his role as Richard on the popular television show Parks and Recreation and the feature film Empty.

Produced By

Andres Faucher - executive producer
Kevin Allen Jackson - executive producer
Jake Eberle - producer
Wes Chappell - co-producer
Banks Boutte  –  co-producer
M. Vanessa Coto - line producer
Cleo Valente - producer

Cinematography by

Raquel Fernández

Film Editing by

Hamidreza Samkay

Production Design by

Nina Ball

Makeup Department

Emily Sims

Production Management

Joel Pincosy - Production Manager
Tasha Nesbitt – Production Coordinator

Second Unit Direction

Joel Pincosy - first assistant director

Sound Department

Keenan Jensen - sound mixer
Shawn Doyle- boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

Kyle Arnett - electrician
Ian Degner - first assistant camera
Aaron Collins - key grip
Paul Hettinger - second assistant camera
Alyssa Moran - gaffer
Marlon O’Brien - grip

Casting Department

Carol Clayman - casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Valerie Emmi - wardrobe

Editorial Department

Grant Martin - trailer editor

Other Crew

Lana Palmer - script supervisor

Color & VFX

Leandro Marini - colorist & vfx supervisor
Andrew Wahlquist - colorist & vfx artist
Robbie Renfrow - colorist 

Post Sound

Jake Eberle - supervising sound editor
Michael J. Fox - re-recording mixer


Patrick Leonard - composer

Interactive Team

Executive Producer: Kevin Allen Jackson

Sr. Associate Producer: Alex Kruse

Associate Producer: Jessica Van den Ancker

Associate Producer: Maureen McGuirk


Zach Murphy, Kate Colvin, Kalissa Mullis, Maya Bolden, Aimee Lacasse, Sharon Liu, Molly Bilinski, Courtney Botelho, Natasha Desai, Shelby Dollar, Tracy Egbas, John Johnson, Rory King, Wen Lui, Lisa Rogolsky, Anna Zabiega

Additional Website Development: Lucy Manda

Game Developers: Lucy Manda and Bryce Pelletier

Graphic Design: Wes Chappell

Episode details

Runtime: 13 min

Released: 2014

Shot on location: San Francisco, CA

Written by: Kevin Allen Jackson

Directed by: Christopher Stanley

Executive Producer: Andres Faucher
Executive Producer: Kevin Allen Jackson
Co-Executive Producer: Jake Eberle
Producer: Cleo Valente
Co-Producers: Wes ChappellBanks Boutté
Line Producer: Vanessa Coto

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A young girl from a blue-collar traditional Italian-American family prepares to leave for college against the objections of her father, while the entire family struggles to cope with the death of the family patriarch.