Bill Redding (Bob, Writer, Director) Bill began acting and directing many years ago in theatre and has focused on filmmaking for the last 12 years. He has acted in 20+ shorts and feature films. He wrote and directed the short film, FINGERPRINTS, which has appeared in many festivals. He has written two feature screenplays. His latest feature screenplay, called LOVE, has won four First Place Screenplay Awards at four different festivals. Bill is ready to give you a business card.
Edgar Robertson (Edgar) Edgar was born 1/17/08 … He was raised in New York and trained by the Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Edgar also has a sister that is a guide dog. Edgar was a guide dog for 6 years and then placed with Teri Robertson for his retirement. Edgar is courteous, patient, well mannered, and loves to eat apples, bananas, carrots, peanut butter and is on a grain free diet. He loves going for walks and is very social around other dogs and cats. He loves sleeping with Teri and Hugh and gets spoiled by their 6 granddaughters. He’s a great traveling dog and spent his winter in New Orleans. He has a huge fan club in Chicago, Nebraska, and New Orleans. Edgar says it’s important to stop and smell the roses.
Teri met Edgar when she was out walking Rosie ( a Vizsla ) who loved Edgar. Teri became good friends with Matt and Dawn (both blind) and Edgar’s masters and they continue to humble her.
Walt Sloan (Voice of Edgar) Walt has appeared in over 100 films, television productions, regional and national commercials, web series, and industrial and educational videos. His voice can be heard in commercials, trailers, and animations. He has appeared in supporting roles in many award-winning features and shorts, and a lead role in "Fate Accompli", winner of Best Thriller Short in the Illinois International Film Festival. In addition to his acting, Walt is an award-winning screenwriter and has been singing with the mixed a cappella group, The Buckthorns, since 2001. Walt is represented for acting, voice, and print by Shirley Hamilton Talent.
Ann Hagemann (Jen) Ann was born and raised in the Midwest. She studied music and theatre at Edgecliff, AADA and Actors Center of Chicago and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA/AEA. She makes her living in Film, TV, Commercials, VOs, and Theatre. Ann has been the recipient of numerous Grants from the NEA and the IL. Arts Council and conducted Performing Arts/Theatre Residencies through the NEA and IL. Arts Council’s Arts in Education program, as well as performed her original one woman shows “From Pyramids to Video Games” and “Rapunzel, as only her Hairdresser knows” at over 100+ Midwest Elementary and Jr. High schools. Since 2010, after returning to the industry fulltime, Ann has shared the screen with Sharon Gless in the award-winning LGBTQ feature “Hannah Free”, (for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Best of the Midwest Film Awards), with Kathryn Heigl , Grace Gummer & Alexis Bledel in “Jenny’s Wedding”, with Eddie Steeples in “Farewell, Charlie”, “I’m Coming Out” with Dante’ Basco, “Mind Over Mindy” with Jim O’Heir & Larry Thomas, “Less Than 30” with Domenica Cameron Scorsese and the Pilot “A Rock & a Hard Place” with comedian Jim Breuer, currently being pitched to Netflix. In addition to Film/TV, Ann has numerous commercial, voice over, and theatre credits. She’s performed onstage and across the US in Chicago, St. Louis, LA and NYC. Some of her favorite stage roles include Lady Macbeth in “Macbeth”, Eva Peron in “Evita”, the Narrator in “Joseph…Dreamcoat”, ( for Eastlight Theatre in East Peoria), Kate in “Taming of the Shrew”, Mary Magdelene in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, Mrs. Anna in “The King and I” at the Springfield Muny Opera for which she won the season’s Best Actress award. She is also the author/composer of a children’s musical, “The Little House Story”, based on the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and is pursuing its publication. Her short stories, “Real Prayers Are Said In German” are the basis for the Feature film which will be filmed in the summer/fall of 2018.
Jeff Garretson (Mike) Jeff is a Chicago-based SAG-AFTRA actor. Jeff first worked with Bill Redding over 10 years ago, and they have appeared in several projects together in the years since. This will be Jeff's 2nd time appearing in a Bill Redding film, the first being "Fingerprints". Jeff currently has films touring the festival circuit, including the comedic web series "Other People's Children", the futuristic clone satire "The Replacement", and he pops up now and then in reruns of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD on Oxygen. Jeff will soon be appearing in the backwoods family drama pilot "The Patron", which is in post, and will soon be looking for a home. He currently has no agent, but is interested in hearing about your (hopefully funded - and really good) project!
Sandy Gulliver (Betty) Sandy took up acting 12 years ago after retiring from United Airlines, where she was a Flight Attendant for 33 years. Concentrating on independent films in the Chicago area, she has 61 imdb credits to her name plus several commercials. In 2017, she received the Best Actress award for her role in the indie short, "Why Me?", which screened at the Christian Film Festival. She loves musical theater and tries to perform at least one show a year. Sandy has studied acting extensively at The Green Room, The Acting Studio Chicago, Vagabond School of the Arts, and with Ted Sarantos. She is married and lives in the Chicago Far North suburbs with her husband, her dog, Bitsy, and a cat, Willy. Hobbies include fostering dogs, dance classes, and entering (and winning) sweepstakes.
Wrigley - Wrigley Pierce
Voice of Wrigley - Micah Bergin