Laura Frenzer (Executive Producer/Writer/Julie Dooling) has performed for decades in theater, film, television, improv, and sketch comedy shows in New York City and abroad, and with many theatre companies including the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble, the Modern Theatre of Myth, and Classics on Tour as well as performing at the MASZK Theatre Festival in Hungary. She is a proud UCB graduate and teaching artist in New York City public schools, where she has worked with Camp Broadway, Stages of Learning, the American Globe Theatre, and Creative Stages NYC. In 2006, Laura founded PLG Arts, a multi-disciplinary community arts organization that produced 6 seasons of free theatre in Prospect Park, numerous live music events, craft fairs, and group art shows. Former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and then State Senator, now Borough President Eric Adams gave Laura special recognition for her work in PLG Arts and she was nominated for a Brooklyn Do-Gooder Award in the Arts For All category. She is so excited to be able to work along side both her children in 47 Secrets To A Younger You! LauraFrenzer.com
Rohana Kenin (Executive Producer/Writer/Karma Kaufman-Castro) has been performing in theater, film, animation, and improv for decades. She's worked in production for an equal length of time, from starting out with Moises Kaufman downtown in the 90s to producing numerous sold-out New York String Orchestra concerts presented by Carnegie Hall, chamber music concerts at Mannes College The New School, and 6 seasons of free theater and music events in Prospect Park with PLG Arts. You may have seen her in a downtown NYC experimental theater like LaMaMa and PS 122, or in a city park, working with companies like Target Margin Theater, Gorilla Repertory, and Art of Franza,. She even did a year-long stint in the Philadelphia production of Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding. A VO actor, her voice can be heard as characters in Mr. Sheep and the Department of Dreams, in development at Nickelodeon. Two of her best productions are Milena and Caleb Kenin, along with husband Sean Kenin, and she's thrilled they are all joining the wonderful 47 Secrets to A Younger You cast and are along for this adventure.
Ryan Blackwell (Producer/Director/Editor) Ryan has had the good fortune to be involved with a variety of exciting projects both off- and on-camera. Most recently he directed two short films for The Sonnet Project NYC (128 & 130) and written the short play, "The Good Old Days" for The Shelter theatre. He's also developing a presence as an editor, motion graphics designer, and vfx artist through his company, Production Post. As an actor, he's been seen as the co-host of Onion News Network and on shows such as The Following and Gossip Girl. He's afraid of bees, but it's getting better. Mostly, though, he's excited to be a part of the 47 Secrets team! www.ryanblackwell.com
Nonnie and David Frenzer
Alison Price James
Marianne and John McCandless
April Armstrong (Nicole Keller) As an actor and singer, April has performed in numerous productions including: Broadway national tours (Ragtime, Carousel); Off-Broadway at the Public (NYSW). HERE, Titans Theater Company and in Regional theaters (Guthrie, ART, Coconut Grove, Two Rivers Theatre Company, and others). Film credits include Washington Square, 409, Late Expectations, and Love is Deaf. She is a recurring reporter on Law & Order: SVU. April tells stories to audiences of all ages, and has produced her first storytelling CD: Stories and Songs with a Jazzy Twist. Visit her on the web at www.aprilarmstrong.com
Garrett Hendricks (Will Morrow) is excited as always at the chance to do what he loves the most, getting paid. He's got paid to be on Law and Order, there was a check for Unforgettable, Nurse Jackie gave him some dough, and Lights Out, White Collar, and The Americans hooked him right up. He just completed a very successful run of the critically acclaimed play Playing the Assassin at Hartford Theaterworks. And boy, did that experience pay. Thanks to Laura and the gang and as always to his family and friends. Especially Nikoa and Zuri.
Caleb Kenin (Jake Kaufman-Castro) Caleb's voice has been heard in national and regional radio and TV spots for many years now. He also loves acting on stage and has appeared as the Big Bad Wolf in A Fairy Tale Courtroom and is currently rehearsing the role of Ariel in The Tempest at his elementary school. He is obsessed with Legos, Minecraft, Steven Universe, comics, & Greek mythology.
Milena Kenin (Clementine Kaufman-Castro) has been heard as the voice of Bee Spells-A-Lot in Adventures in LalaLoopsy Land: The Search for Pillow and singing in the kid chorus of PBS' Peg + Cat. She can also be heard in radio and TV commercials. (recently as the kid voice in a Hershey's s'mores commercial). She's a huge Shakespeare fan and appeared in Fallen Angel Theatre Company's staged reading of Richard III. She also loves tae kwon do, ice skating, singing, and jewelry making.
Sean Kenin (Mark Kaufman-Castro) works on stage, film, TV, and commercials. Currently he is the voice of 4 characters in Mr. Sheep and the Department of Dreams for Nickelodeon, alongside his fantastically talented wife Rohana, who supplies 4 female voice for the show. Credits include, The Family Guy, Robot Chicken, The Smurfs, and Smurfs 2, various Law & Order episodes, and the voice of Mr. Brady in a Snickers Superbowl campaign. www.seankenin.com
Daphne Knouse (Olivia Dooling-Hart) is an accomplished visual artist and writer, writing not only for her school newspaper but also for Indy Kids, a New York publication written entirely by students. Her art has been shown in several group art shows, including in the Brooklyn Museum’s student gallery. Daphne’s artwork can be seen on her blog at daphneknouse.tumblr.com
Rex Knouse (Jasper Dooling-Hart) is thrilled to be making his acting debut along side his Mom, Laura and sister, Daphne. When not jumping around Prospect Park on his kangaroo stilts, Rex enjoys tae kwon do, playing board games, tumbling anywhere and everywhere he can, and playing the trumpet in his school band.
Parker Madison (Skateboarder) is an NYC based actor, model, stuntman & rebel. Having studied mechanical-engineering, Parker moved to London to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Credits include, Film: The Intern, Trainwreck, White Privilege Frankenstein (Winner ‘Best Lead Actor’ – Best Shorts Competition), Dead Reckoning, Nocturnal, Consommé, Primer: The Prelude, Money (stunts for Kellan Lutz). TV: “Manhattan Love Story,” “Royal Pains,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Giving up” (music video).Twitter:@ParkerMadison2 www.parkermadisononline.com.
Faye Nightingale (Young Bar Fly) Born in Thailand, she now lives in Brooklyn, where she works as an actress, photographer, and visual artist. Fascinated with both sides of the camera, Faye earned her BFA degree from Tufts University with a focus in photography, and is currently pursuing her acting studies and training at the Sedgwick Russell Acting Studio. She has made appearances in various commercials and student films. Faye is determined to be a part of the movement and breakthrough of asian actors in the international film industry, and is looking forward to working in film and television.
Siobhan O'Neill (Vanessa Potoff) is a producer and co-founder of Ad Astra Live, the producers of the celebrated For the Record series www.fortherecordlive.com. For almost a decade, Siobhan worked as a booking agent and director for two prominent commercial theatrical booking agencies in New York, overseeing national tours of Broadway shows. Siobhan currently sits on the board of The LIT Fund, (www.litfund.org), and initiative to support independent theater in NYC. She is a graduate of Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and Oberlin College, and a proud resident of the Prospect Lefferts Gardens section of Brooklyn, NY.
Bobbi Owens (Doctor) Bobbi is a New York City based Commercial Voice Over Artist and Actress. She has numerous Stage and Independent Feature Film credits and has been seen in various Commercials, Promos and Industrials. http://imdb.to/1LOVye2 Bobbi’s Voice Overs can be heard on TV/Radio spots, Image Videos, Web Narrations, Documentaries, Animations, Independent films and more both in the U.S. and abroad. www.BobbiOwensVO.com
Basil Rodericks (Drew Acosta) began his career singing dance music and charted in Billboard. Later, enamored with Shakespeare, he became a company member of the American Globe Theater (Don Pedro, Friar, Lord Capulet, Oberon, Iago, Ghost). Along the way, his funnier contemporary stage and film credits included, Green Pig in Angry Birds, for which he won Best Actor, West Village Musical Theater Festival, Sister Hubert, Nonsense Amen! (Danny Goggin, director) Gordon Ralfe, Patch of Blu....r (Tweed TheaterWorks), Double Daddy, Nefertitty in Space, and Baz on the Street, My Big Gay Video Show (FuseTV).
Katey Sabo (Young Bar Fly) started her performance career as a dancer, performing in featured parts and acting as dance captain for multiple regional shows before transitioning into TV and Film. Most recently she has been featured in "Two Sides of Love"(Garden State Film Festival award winner), "Don't Despair" and the 1st season of "Momsters". She also recently sang in Seth Bisen-hersh's 350th Octapalooza Cabaret at 'Don't Tell Mama's' NYC piano bar. She is a graduate of Wagner College, where she earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance and Psychology. www.kateysabo.com
Ben Sloane (Cody) is a bartender, dancer, fisherman, martial artist, camp director, teacher, coach, videographer, writer and father. Film: R.I.P.D., Good 'Ol Boy TV: Alpha House, The Grey Matter Archives
Paul Walling (Jeff) is a film, television, and stage actor, currently based in New York City. Paul recently wrapped work on the Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!, and shot roles in the NYU film GETTING OFF, and a Columbia University MFA thesis film, coincidentally titled GETTING IN. He can currently be seen in the YouTube web series EPILOGUE. Recent and upcoming television includes THE BLACKLIST (NBC), GIRLS (HBO), and THE KNICK (Cinemax). Upcoming theatre in June: BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward and ASHES TO ASHES by Harold Pinter. Training: Atlantic Theater Company, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings (member of the comedy troupe "No You Don't, Oprah!"). Also a writer, most recently the co-writer of the feature "CELEBRATE & BEHAVE: the story of two guys who just can't" and "GERUND: The Musicaling" Twitter: @paul_walling Instagram: @abefromansausageking
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Charles A. Brownley III
UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
SOUND DESIGN ENGINEERS
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
COLORIST AND VFX EDITOR