Jayson Argento – “Dustin Little” Director, Story Writer A student of many disciplines, Jayson Argento has been active in the greater Burlington , Vermont artistic community for more than fifteen years. His efforts span the breadth of theater, film, music and the written word.Jayson’s professional film pursuits began in 1998 as a featured extra in Edgewood Studios’ Moving Targets. In 2000, he worked with director Robert Zemeckis and actors Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer on the suspense thriller What Lies Beneath. Argento has studied film acting with Jock MacDonald at Carter Thor Studios East and received SAG eligibility for his role in Alan Jacobs’ American Gun (2001), working alongside James Coburn and Virginia Madsen. He has also starred in several short films, including The Black Box, Nice Car!, The Barbarossa Effect Trailer, Xill, Project Hex, Primevil and Drake Mountain Mystery, an innovative, Internet-based mock reality series. Projects written, directed and produced by Jayson include Cthulhu Chronicles: Episode One, The Ropes, selected for the 2006 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival as well as the Lovecraft in Vermont Festival, and a full-length feature film entitled Finding Providence. This Sundance Film Festival submission was picked up for national distribution through All Channel Films.
During Jayson’s acting career he has so far worked alongside such actors as Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Campbell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dedee Pfeiffer, George ‘Buck’ Flower, Stacy Keach, Billy Ray Cyrus, John James, Burt Ward, Sean Astin, Michael Pare, Morgan Fairchild,and John Schneider. www.jaysonargento.com
Krista Laraine – “Laura Gilles” Krista has acted in theatre from a young age, performing in “Little Shop of Horrors” as Audrey and “Don’t Dress For Dinner” as Suzanne. at the Dorset Playhouse, Dorset VT.Her film debut came in 2006, when she played “Vanessa,” a small role in Aftermath Starring Chris Penn, Anthony Michael Hall and Tony Danza. (Directed by Thomas Farone).In 2007 she appeared “Stricken” (Directed by Ti Alan Chase, Laurelin Films) in the role of Crissy.Krista was recently cast in the new Bruce Willis film “The Surrogates” from Touchstone Pictures, directed by Jonathan Mostow. Krista will play a “surrogate.”
Larry Holden – “Edward Johnson”
Courtney Gains – “Frank Jacobs”
Logan Howe – “Asha Sage”, “Agnes”, Production Designer
Emily Cervini – “Emily Springer”
J. Louis Reid – “Mr. Stark” J. Louis Reid began acting on stage more than thirty years ago and has appeared in numerous productions in Vermont and Austin, Texas. He has studied acting with several teachers, most extensively film acting with Jock MacDonald of Carter-Thor Studios East with whom he worked for five years. Jim now studies with Richard Waterhouse.His stage credits range from a one-man play (Clarence Darrow by David Rintels) and contemporary drama to the comedies of Shakespeare, from Chekov to original productions. He is currently appearing in Tom Stoppard’s “Rough Crossing” for Waterbury Festival Players. (June 18th through July 5th, 2008)Jim’s primary love is film acting. He has appeared in a number of shorts and has completed two features. He co-starred in the Canadian film, “The Descendant” (www.thedescendant.com), and played loveable Loy Gluckman in “Finding Providence.” He is currently acting as Vermont producer for Jock MacDonald’s short “On Passing By,” an international project in pre-production.
Tim Kavanagh – “Andy Bradigon”, Executive Producer As a local entertainer, Kavanagh is popular for his work in local independent films, game shows, plays, musicals, improvisational comedy, voiceovers, and event hosting throughout New England, New York and Quebec. He is the Host and Executive Producer of Late Night Saturday, a late night talk show that airs on CBS affiliate WCAX-TV.Ironically, Kavanagh began his Burlington acting career with the Champlain College Theater Department while attending the school. He went on to perform in numerous theater productions, appearing on the Flynn Theater stage with Lyric Theatre and also with other local theater companies.Since the mid 1990’s, Kavanagh has written and performed in countless interactive murder mysteries, several of which he co-wrote, such as “You Bet Your Life” and “Bye Bye Love.” He is frequently hired to entertain audiences aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen III as well as at local restaurants, clubs, and social gatherings.Having hosted numerous live events, Kavanagh was acknowledged on Entertainment Tonight, for serving as Master of Ceremonies for Jim Carrey at his wrap party for the feature film, “Me, Myself, and Irene.” He has also hosted local events throughout the state including the Vermont Teddy Bear Company’s popular “Meet the CBS Survivors” event. Kavanagh’s comedy career continued with local comedy troupe Kamikaze Comedy and performed improv comedy at The House of Blues and The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.A national contest to host “The Simpson’s Movie” world premiere took place between towns named Springfield in 14 different states in the summer of 2007. Kavanagh, who played Homer Simpson, also co-wrote and directed the winning video in which he is seen running through town chasing a giant doughnut made from an inner tube. Twentieth Century Fox invited Tim to be the Master of Ceremonies for the world premier event in Springfield, where thousands of enthusiastic fans as well as the world press ring assembled. Producer James L. Brooks, Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Director David Silverman were interviewed by Tim for an episode of LNS that aired on October 13th along with former Phish band members Page McConnell and Mike Gordon.A graduate of Champlain College, Kavanagh currently works as an account executive at Vermont’s largest television station, WCAX-TV. He resides in Burlington with his wife Sherry and three sons
Patricia Napolitano – “Marie Little – Present” Patricia Napolitano, a New York State recognized Bronx Historian, has worked in the film industry, after retiring from the educational field, as an actress, set decorator, associate producer, producer and executive producer. Since 2002, she has acted in four student and in six independent feature-length films playing mother, grandmother and character-type lead and supporting roles. In 2005, Patricia, received the Set Decorator’s Award from the Ocean City Film Festival for Anton Evangelista’s feature film, “Intervention.”Patricia was cast as Mrs. Walsh Senior in Jayson Argento’s feature film, Finding Providence.” Patricia is “Marie Little- Present” in What Light Remains.Patricia studied with Dov Simens at the Hollywood Film Institute and attends The Network Studio East Acting Workshops.Patricia’s eclectic talents are manifested when she writes journal articles, children’s poetry and stories, sings in the Parkchester Chorus, competes in amateur piano competitions in the U.S. and in Paris, France, represents films at film festivals and facilitates film distribution. Patricia serves as recording secretary for the Morris Yacht and Beach Club in City Island, New York.
Grace Kiley – “Marie Little – Past”
Michael Manion – “Father”, “Shadow”
Jasmine Kirby – “Sister”
Melissa Ham-Ellis – “Lacy” Vermont native Melissa Ham-Ellis is an actress residing in Los Angeles. Recent credits include Fired Up, Grey’s Anatomy and 21.
Katherine Morton – “Nurse”
Giovanna Contini – “Edward’s Date”
Samantha Little – “Elderly Care Home Receptionist”, Production Designer
Michelle O’Dell – “Stark’s Yes-Woman”
Raydin Neary – “Radio Station Receptionist”
Colleen Alexander – “Staff Member”, Hair & Make-Up Designer, After doing theatre for a number of years, Colleen fell into film acting after working as an extra in Jim Carrey’s, “Me, Myself and Irene”. For the past five years, she has studied film acting with Jock MacDonald from Carter Thor Studios, Michael Monks from Ivanna Chubbuck Studios and currently studies with Richard Waterhouse. She has worked on several indie shorts including, “The Singers,” “An Ancient War,” “Out of Focus,” “Work A Double,” “What is a Healthy Sexuality?” and “Smile.” Besides acting, Colleen also writes, produces and directs. Last summer was her first short, “Waiting On Love.” She currently stars with Jayson Argento in the horror/thriller, “The Querents” and is in pre-production with her first feature, “The Confession Room.
Background Performers -Ben Little, Michah Banks, Matthew Perry, Lonnie Poland, Raydin Neary, Ryan Jarvis, Cameron Howe, Mason Howe, and Bindi