Kerim (Aaron) is an 11 year old boy and is currently attending 5th grade in NYC public school. This will be his first production. Kerim loves to travel. He enjoys reading maps and drawing.
Sebastian (Adam) is an 8 year old boy and in the 3rd grade in NYC public school. This will be his 2nd production. He performed a Zumba dance with his class last November. Sebastian loves the New York Transit system. He enjoys bouncy houses and hanging out at the beach and pool.
Oliver C. Lester (Dad/Al Curran) After a long hiatus from acting, Oliver is thrilled to be a part of the amazing cast of "Surprisingly Complicated"! Theater credits include: "Mary Gets Her Brain Re-Strung", "The Laramie Project" and "Our Country's Good" (Director: Shauna Kanter) Film/TV: "All My Children", "Girl Clown" (short film, soon to be a feature-length film).
Guzin Kurun Writer, Creator, Executive Producer, Director and just another Autism Mom.
Adrianne Hampton is a writer, independent filmmaker, and producer of several documentaries. She’s a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and New York Women in Film/TV and has worked for NBC News. She’s a graduate of the UCLA Professional Summer Program in Screenwriting. Her theatrical play, Christmas at the Bridge, premiered at a community social venue in Brooklyn, NY amid critical acclaim. In addition, she has several projects in development premiering next year in NYC.
SUSAN McBRIEN (Doctor). Being an aunt to a beloved autistic teen-aged boy, the subject of Autism is close to Susan’s heart and she is delighted to be part of this special Webseries. She has appeared Off-Broadway (Flamingo Court) and in many NYC productions and theatre festivals, most recently in Carli Ann Songbyrd Baker at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Film credits include Keanu, Michael Clayton and numerous independent films, including the award-winning horror film Old 37. TV credits include: The Daily Show, Redrum, Review With Myles Barlow (Australian TV) and several other Webseries. She also works with medical students as a Standardized Patient. Studied acting with Sande Shurin, voice with Norma Garbo.
Jennifer Brooks took an extended leave of absence from acting, but happily returns to join “Surprisingly Complicated.” She has appeared in random productions Off-Off Broadway, including many holes-in-the walls, to great critical acclaim that very few saw with former improv group.
Was seen on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theatre. (Do classes also count?) Co-wrote and starred in short film, “Inspiration.”(Fabulous hair throughout) Has also appeared in other short films, stage productions, and commercials. (Most of which she can’t remember, but she's pretty sure they did happen!) Studied acting with Sande Shurin, improv with UCB Theatre & Magnet Theater. Please note: can do an authentic Boston accent on demand if needed. Pet Peeve: Bad Boston accents: Please. Just. Stop.
Sean Barr (Music) is an amateur musician for 43 years – mostly guitar but has picked up the mandolin in the past 15 years or so. His band, Seven Ball Split, wrote and recorded a few songs. He is most proud of the band’s name as it has to do with an uneven amount of testicles among the members. Sean also has not one but two screen credits on the critically acclaimed but commercially not so acclaimed film, Chocolate Babies; he is Unit Manager and Red Headed Politician (his only walk on role).
Lon (Sooty) always has a hand in some form of theater, retired from teaching & dedicated to his "other career”, Lon has to date gotten himself into all the acting unions, appeared in several films, two commercials, some highly forgettable extra work, & numerous plays. He has appeared as Henry in "Henry V", Principal Vernon in "Reflections from the Breakfast Club", John Proctor in "The Crucible", Geoffrey in "The Sisters Rosensweig", Michael in "Dancing at Lughnasa". Lon has directed numerous regional & academIc productions. His credits include "Jesus Christ Superstar", "A Flea in Her Ear", "The Sisters Rosensweig", "Little Foxes", "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”. Of late, Lon has been dedicated to touring the country with his one-man show “The Boy on the Bureau” which he also wrote.
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Bej is my name. I play the role of "Eye Patch Dog". This is my first production. When I'm not barking at small children and strangers, I'm appreciating my new adopted home. I was in a kill shelter last year and the year to date of my adoption, I was in a designer doggie carrier enroute to Europe with my Mommy. Life is beautiful.
Michael Ezrahi Experienced film director, cinematographer and editor based in NYC. Writing, producing, and directing in a wide range of genres and styles, including drama, action, comedy, experimental, corporate videos, cityscape and more. Highly proficient in the filmmaking process, with a strong emphasis on technical and creative excellence. Always in search of an artistic challenge and fruitful collaboration.