Moksha McPherrin was born in Portsmouth, England to a middle-class family. But after her father was thrown in a debtors’ prison, the family’s fortunes changed and Moksha was forced to work in a shoe-blacking factory for much of her school-age years. These early hardships would inform her career, first as a journalist, and later as a writer of fiction. Her books, which have garnered a devoted following, include The Pickwick Papers,Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, Bleak House, and a beloved holiday story entitled A Christmas Carol. Someone recently suggested that Moksha’s bio sounds suspiciously like that of Charles Dickens, as if it were copied and pasted from his Wikipedia page. But Moksha would like to point out that Dickens is dead and a liar, so who are you going to believe? She’d also like to know what gave her away—was it Christmas Carol? Because she can change that to something more obscure.
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DEVIN DUNNE CANNON began her acting career at the age of 7 where her job was to eat cookies and pretend to love it in a local commercial. Which was not much of a stretch. Her grown up credits Include appearances on 30 Rock ("Future Liddy"), the IFC show, Bunk ("Tramp Stamp Girl"), the film His Naked Mind ("Sauna); and frequently on the New York stage at such venues as 59E59 and New Work Stages, ("Gwen"-On The Head Of A Pen, "Ma/Kalidah"-The Woodsman, both with Strangemen & Co.). She is also a local New York City director: credits include the critically acclaimed production of The Woodsman at New World Stages as well as 59E59, and the world premiere of Spot On The Wall at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival (Next Link Production). Her film directorial debut, Caulk, with Smile for the Camera, was a Top 200 finisher in the Matt Damon/Ben Affleck 2014 HBO Series, Project Greenlight. She has BFA from New School University and originally hails from the tundras of Rochester, NY, where cookies and snow pants were a daily necessity. DevinDunneCannon.com
Matthew got his big lucky Hollywood break on SFTC as the unlucky sexless sex chronicles husband. He also had a wife die in front of his eyes while still being mistaken as playing for the other team... Yes SFTC has been good to this guy. In real life he's been in various features including M. Nights Shyamalans' "Split," 50 Cent's "Smoke" music video and an ESPN commercial or two. He's currently coproducing the documentary "Design Disruptors" and feature "Donnybrook." He's currently for hire.
Susan Louise O'Connor
Susan loves making people laugh. She made her Broadway debut with Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, receiving a Theatre World Award, the Dorothy Loudon Fellowship and an Outer Critics Circle Nom. She's appeared on Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk, Empire,Law & Orders SVU & CI and co-created and stars in the web series Lucy Knows Love, Infinity and Betsy and Project Beth. Susan studies improv and sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, IO West, Magnet Theater and The Groundlings. Check out her website for more infowww.susanlouiseoconnor.com
McLean Peterson is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts '14 where she studied at Atlantic Acting School. She grew up just outside Chicago where her love for theater began in the audience of Chicago Shakespeare, the Goodman, and Steppenwolf Theatre. She can next be seen at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross performing Pirate La Dee Da. She is thrilled to be working on Smile for the Camera with this killer crew.
Born on a race track, raised on a horse and timber farm, hunting and fishing to put meat on the table. He's the redneck in the city. The countryboy who can survive. If you're in trouble and no one else can help; and if you can find him, maybe you can hire... him, and he can teach you to throw a tomahawk and solve your own damn problems. To find out more about this Mountain Man turned Actor/Writer/Director and see his work, go to:http://www.kennethburgin.com/
Brennan Taylor (Season 1)
Portland, Oregon-born actor Brennan Taylor landed recent roles in CBS’ Hostages and Blue Bloods, Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man II (in theaters May 2014), and national commercials for Dr. Scholl’s, LG Optimus, and Welch’s Juice. He ran cross country & track at the University of San Diego, whose most important alum was always the influential Jenny Craig, until recently, when it was discovered that we now can claim as our own the world-famous newscaster Ron Burgundy.
Karl Hammerle is a New Jersey born actor, singer, musician, and water lily farmer. A childhood devoted to class clowning, talking back, and music performance proved irresistible to New York University. Here, he studied Jazz Performance for Guitar and Music Technology, as well as Acting for Television and Film with Angela Pietropinto. After graduating, Karl quickly found a niche in musical theatre, and also in the commercial world, booking with AT&T, TD Bank, and others. Some of his favorite roles include Jared in “Month to Month,” and Hoss in “Ugly Betty.” Karl is ever thankful to a relentlessly supportive family and great friends. Fun fact: don’t ever hesitate to approach Karl should you see him somewhere; he’s ridiculously nice to strangers!
Born and raised in Toronto, Adrian Walther was immersed in a musical family where he developed his love for music at a young age. A self-taught musician, Adrian began playing the piano and quickly moved his way through various instruments such as bass, guitar and drums. Throughout his 20 years of experience, he has had numerous television performances and worked on two Grammy-nominated albums. He has finally been able to combine his pop sensibility with his classical appreciation, creating a wide palette of musical textures.
Isabel del Rosal (Creator)
Isabel has dabbled with the filmmaking process for years, focusing mostly on dramatic, narrative short films which have seen their way into festivals around the world. This is her first foray into the world of comedy and it has been quite the journey. Writing, directing, editing, being a single mom and seeing the world in unique way has birthed this show.
Casting incredible actors, a small but enthusiastic team, several scripts and shoots later… Smile for the Camera was born with Season 2 coming up quickly and feature film 'One Day' next on the slate.
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Cast: Devin Dunne Cannon, Moksha McPherrin, Susan Louise O'Connor, Matthew Nadu, Kenneth Burgin, Karl Hammerle (Season 1), Brennan Taylor (Season 1)