That's Why You Never Drink Red: Cast and Crew Bios
Cynthia Burgess [Gwen]: visit Cynthia's site, CynthiaBurgess.com.
Marika Casteel [Heather]: visit Marika's site, MarikaCasteel.com.
Jennifer Rainin [Kelly] has recently completed
work on three feature films, including Ouija where she appears
alongside Lou Diamond Phillips, and lead roles in SFSU MFA project The
Lake and Sidekick Production's Wrong Turn. She has appeared in
numerous short films, industrials, and print ads. Jennifer trained extensively
with A.C.T., Full Circle Productions, Cliff Osmond, and Voice One. She
is currently studying at Berkeley Rep and developing her singing voice
with Catherine Cook of the SF Opera, and is involved with a newly formed
improv group in the SF Bay Area.
Brian Shapiro [Steve] has lived, collaborated, performed, and been produced in Austin, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Since 1995, he has generated numerous performance art pieces; one-act, evening-length, solo, and collaborations. In 1999, while pursuing a PhD. in Performance Studies, he founded the performance art collaborative CultureWorks. As Artistic Director, Brian leads CultureWorks mission to present highly entertaining, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically diverse original interdisciplinary performances unveiling cultures role in everyday life. He is the lead communication faculty member at Vista Community College in Berkeley, CA.
Cameron Weston [Clint] most recently appeared on stage as Senator Del Grasso (and others) in 42nd Street Moons Red Hot & Blue!. Other Bay Area roles include Simon Hutton in Whats Wrong with Angry?, Joe Frisco in Dirty Blonde and George Bush in Bye-Bye, bin Laden. He has also appeared on the History Channel program Man, Moment, Machine and in numerous commercials. His films include the soon-to-be released thriller Eye on You, and the horror film In Search of Lovecraft. Please visit him at cameronweston.com.
Dan Wilson [Allen] has appeared in numerous short and independent films, but this is the first one that has successfully made it past post-production. He has appeared in over thirty stage productions, and is the founder and Artistic Director of Cassandra's Call Productions. He performs improv comedy with Pharmarsupial and The Legal Briefs and can be heard regularly on the improv podcast RadioStar. Dan is the author of the plays 411, Pinch, In a Distant Country and the upcoming Get It? Got It. Good! More information on Dan can be found at danwilsonshow.com and cassandrascall.com.
Rob Dario: a native of San Francisco, he has been a Bay Area actor for seven years, last appearing in Trainspotting for Vallejo's Darkroom Productions. He also produces promotional art for various theater companies thru RD Design*.
Ariele Senara: visit Ariele's site, www.ArieleSenara.biz.
Raised in Sacramento, CA, Amos Wright Jr. has been acting professionally for the past two years. During this time, Amos has appeared in several independent films, commercials, and music videos. He recently finished work on the short film McFamily and The Final Showdown. Also, Amos will appear in the February 2006 issue of Sacramento Magazine. Amos attributes his continued success to his faith in Jesus Christ as well as the support from his friends and family.
[Writer-director] Jennifer Kollmer's work has appeared in Fourteen Hills and has been performed in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Centers American College Theater Festival, in New York in the Boomerang Theatre Company Spring Flight and First Flight series, and in San Francisco at the SF Fringe Festival, the Greenhouse workshop at El Teatro De La Esperanza, the PlayGround Emerging Playwrights Festival, Luna Sea theater, and in an abandoned bunker in the Marin Headlands. Kollmers Youre It was a finalist in the Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten-Minute Play Contest. Her screenplay, Base Two, was recently optioned by WillFilm Productions. Visit her site, jenkollmer.com.
Marc Henrich [editor] is a Bay Area-based freelance
editor, filmmaker and film teacher. He has taught editing and film history
at UC Berkeley Extension, the Academy of Art, and Film Arts Foundation.
His films (The Visit, In the Shadow of Fear, and Unsettled)
have been shown at festivals around the world. He is currently at work
on his first narrative feature, Into the Wind.
Craig Koozer [original score]: visit Craig's