Peyton Myrick (Dominicus Pike)
A North Carolina native, Peyton Myrick has studied acting at two prestigious conservatories – the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and DePaul University’s Theatre School in Chicago. Since returning to North Carolina Peyton has branched out to become a multi-talented artist whose work includes videography, painting, drumming and writing children’s stories. He recently appeared in The Raleigh Ensemble Players’ acclaimed theatrical production of Tracey Letts’ Bug. Peyton is excited to be returning to Chicago to make his film debut.
Marla Seidell (Carlie)
A Chicago native, Marla Seidell (The Interrogation, Rose White) made her film debut in 2010 and has since performed in over 10 films. She made her local stage debut with the Blackdove Production of The Karaoke Artist and Lampoon the System’s Obama’s Oval Office Live! Prior to that, Marla worked in Amsterdam for five years, as an editor and communications specialist. A prolific lifestyle and entertainment journalist, her writing has appeared in over 20 publications, including the New York Post, Vegetarian Times and Timeout Chicago. She is thrilled to be part of this exciting, provocative film.
Mouzam Makkar (Forough)
Mouzam Makkar is an ex-investment banker turned actor/writer with credits in film, theatre, commercials and print. Chicago theatre credits include work with Collaboration, Writers’ Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, First Folio Theatre, Rasaka Theatre, the side project, Silk Road Theatre Project and Theatre Seven. She can be currently seen in the remount of Collaboraction’s 1001, followed by Eclipse Theatre’s The Fever Chart and in the fall premier of the independent feature film, Promise Land. Makkar is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf and the Second City Conservatory and Writing programs. For more information.
Mia Park (Mrs. Kimbalton)
Mia Park happily wears many hats in Chicago. Yoga has changed Mia’s life and she joyfully embraces her duty to share the practice of yoga with individuals and groups. In Chicago’s acting community, “Miss Mia” has co-hosted the kid’s music TV show, Chic-A-Go-Go, for 13 years. Mia is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA and has acted in independent movies, national commercials and industrial films for over 11 years. In addition to MCing, Mia does voiceover work and models. Mia co-founded the Asian American theater company, A-Squared Theatre Workshop, where she produces, performs and serves on the Board. Mia is passionate about many things and acts instinctively to follow her dreams. She encourages everyone to do the same.
Suzy Brack (Sugar)
Suzy has made dozens of appearances in major and independent films and television shows in the last few years, most of them filmed in Chicago. Suzy has toured internationally as both a stage actress and as the leader of her original rock’n’roll band, Suzy Brack & The New Jack Lords®, including shows at Lollapalooza and Liverpool’s Cavern Club. Suzy is spotlighted as herself in Michael Glover Smith’s mock-documentary “At Last, Okemah!” In addition to performing in fundraisers for Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, she has been featured in several music videos for other artists is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (the Grammy® organization) and an Actors Equity Membership Candidate.
George Christohper Tronsrue (Peter)
George has been going back and forth between China and Chicago for the last four years. Along the way, he has become an actor and a fluent speaker of Mandarin and been fortunate enough to work in several stage and film productions, among other gigs, on both sides of the world. He looks forward to more collaborations that act as bridges between cultures and people. He is grateful and excited to be working with Mike again, two years after he gave George his first role in the high-quality independent film, At Last Okemah!
D.J. Collins (Mohammad)
D.J. Collins is a Chicago native and lifetime fan of film, theatre and television. As such, D.J. was in the theatre for four years building sets, doing makeup and even performing onstage at Whitney Young Magnet High. During the same period, he served as technical director in charge of lights, camera and sound as well as various TV projects and a radio show. Longing for that time, D.J. has recently done extra work for Shameless, Chicago Code, two TV pilots and an Adidas ad. This film is a big leap in the right direction.