MIKE LAVOIE (Jesse) is an actor, writer and filmmaker in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BA in English, Psychology, and Theater from Georgetown University and later studied at Yale, the William Esper Studio, the LAByrinth Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He was an Associate Producer on the hit Off-Broadway show, Sleepwalk With Me, spent the summer of 2009 producing twelve short films in twelve weeks, and puts the over/under of cans of Red Bull he will drink in the month of August at 50. Much more at his webzone.
JAMES FAUVELL (Henry) made his professional acting debut in the World Premiere of Tom Fontana’s The Day Jack Got Pinched and has since performed in numerous Off- and Off-Off-Broadway productions. Most recent theatre credits include; Promise Tomorrow Today (Best New Play, Downtown Urban Theatre Festival) The Rose Tattoo with Bobby Cannavale at LAByrinth’s TENN 99 Festival and Alcohol by Kyle Bradstreet. Film Credits include: Weequahic with Max Casella, Nicholas Of Myra, The Queen Bee Of Mushroomtown (Best Film 2009 Film Race) and Spirits (PBS Airing), along with 4 other shorts amidst the 12in12 Film Project. James is currently enrolled at the Maggie Flanigan Studio.
BRIGITTE CHOURA (Violet) grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; she roots for the Steelers and the Penguins; she even kissed (okay, touched) the Stanley Cup in 1992. She graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Theatre and English. Upon graduation, she toured the country with Philadelphia’s Enchantment Theatre Company in their productions of The Velveteen Rabbit (the Fairy) and Scheherazade (Scheherazade). She then moved to New York City and had the honor and great fortune of acting with Mike Lavoie and James Fauvell in a staged reading of In Search of Hope (4th Street Theatre). The wonderful Keith Boynton then entered her life, when he directed her in the 12in12 film, The Proposal. She was thrilled to collaborate with 12in12 again in Hero By Proxy. She won a Best Leading Actress Award for her part in Outfits, a short for the Brooklyn Film Race. Most recently, Brigitte was seen as Hal in the production of Litmus at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Currently, she is working on the role of Juliet in Ampersand: A Romeo and Juliet Story.
MICHAEL REDFIELD (Benny) is an actor, director, composer, pianist, lighting designer, air traffic controller, and HVAC technician living in Los Angeles. (OK, not the last two, but he’ll learn anything to make a buck.) He has appeared in episodes of Days of Our Lives and Hannah Montana, and the feature films Bewitched and ID. He has theatre credits and award nominations too numerous to list. He directed the 12in12 film “Hero by Proxy” and scored three others, and apparently liked everybody so much that he’s abandoning his wife and one-year-old daughter to do this movie. He met Keith doing gonzo improv theatre in school, but cannot remember which of them played the backpack in that one sketch. Educated at Amherst College, he can make dinner conversation about anything.
CLINT BYRNE (Attendant) is a stage-trained actor from Buffalo, NY, where he trained with James Fauvell under the infamous Gerry Trentham. After college he continued his studies in Vancouver and NYC, and started the Action Theatre Company, where he was a part of Slow Night (an original play based on Charles Bukowski’s poetry) and wrote/produced Nell Carter is Dead. Today he works both onscreen and behind the camera, always looking to craft the perfect shot, moment, light, and edit. His onscreen credits include television pilots, short films, and a yet unreleased feature film in which he portrays fictional serial killer Ryan Carver. In production, Clint has worked as a PA, Grip, Editor, AD, Photographer, and DP. His first DP credit came under a year ago when he shot “Outfits” under the direction of Keith Boynton, and since then he has been shooting numerous shorts, commercials, and reality TV. He is happy to be a part of this team; he loves to collaborate, and is very excited to be working with everyone involved. To see some of Clint’s Work, visit his Vimeo Channel.