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Cast



Mike Vogel

MIKE VOGEL


Mike Vogel has quickly become one of the most sought after young actors in Hollywood. Most recently, Vogel wrapped THE HELP for DreamWorks, based on the bestselling and award-winning novel, and the PAN AM series for ABC television. Additionally, Vogel can be seen starring opposite Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling in BLUE VALENTINE,which has been the darling of the Film Festival Circuit and has just been wide released. Vogel also starred in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced series MIAMI MEDICAL on CBS.

Vogelís past screen credits include: SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAUGE, CLOVERFIELD, ACROSS THE HALL, THE DEATHS OF IAN STONE, OPEN GRAVES, POSEIDON, RUMOR HAS IT, SUPERCROSS , THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

Vogel currently resides in Los Angeles.


Taryn Manning

TARYN MANNING


Taryn Manning is more than a triple threat in the entertainment industry. Manning is known for exploring a range of diverse roles in television, independent films and major studio productions. Always one to have multiple projects in the works, while juggling her acting career, Manning is a true force with her sultry vocals as the front woman of Boomkat and the saucy electronic beats on her solo tracks.

Manning earned her first major acting role in Crazy/Beautiful, which lead to roles in 8 Mile, Hustle & Flow, Sons of Anarchy, and Love Ranch to name a few. In 2008, Manning completed work on the independent features Your Name Here, written and directed by Matt Wilder opposite Bill Pullman, The Speed of Thought opposite Nick Stahl, and Waking Madison, opposite Sara Roemer and Elisabeth Shue, and also starred in the film Weirdsville opposite Wes Bentley and Scott Speedman. A love and innate gift for music helped inspire her solo career, two albums with her band Boomkat, and a solid and thriving DJ career.


Erin Chambers

ERIN CHAMBERS


A native of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Erin began her acting career at a young age doing theater and film around the Portland area. She graduated with her BFA in Acting from Brigham Young University, where she starred in numerous plays and was nominated twice for the Irene Ryan award. After getting married, Erin and her husband moved to Los Angeles at the beginning of 2003. Since living in LA, Erin has appeared in several television shows, some of her favorites being Ghost Whisperer, Miami Medical, Cold Case, Bones, Medium, Days of Our Lives and Stargate: Atlantis. Some of her film credits include Alvin and the Chipmunks and starring roles in the independent features Tears of a King and The Errand of Angeles. In addition to Heaven's Rain, Erin has most recently been recurring on ABC's General Hospital and just wrapped a lead role in the feature film Nesting.


Brooks Douglass

BROOKS DOUGLASS


Brooks has had diverse careers in business, politics and the military. After graduating from Baylor University and earning his law degree and MBA from Oklahoma City University, he became the youngest State Senator ever elected in the State of Oklahoma at age 27. Upon retiring from the Senate in 2002, he went back to school and completed a master's degree at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to and while serving in the Senate, Brooks practiced law and founded several small businesses.

Brooks is now focusing his energy on his passion for acting, writing and producing. He co-wrote the original screenplay for Heaven's Rain with Paul Brown and is the producer on this project.

Brooks lives with his wife and two children in the Los Angeles area.


Kelly Curran

KELLY CURRAN


Texas native Kelly Curran is new to the Los Angeles film scene. She performed on stage around the West Coast and Rocky Mountains including the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Since her transition to Los Angeles, Kelly has starred in several independent films

As well as Lionsgate's cult hit Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas which opened the Beverly Hills Film Festival and received 3 Best Of awards.

Kelly earned a BA in acting from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, & TV.


NICHOLAS Braico

NICHOLAS BRAICO


Nicholas Braico, born in Laguna Hills, California, is a ten-year-old actor who discovered his passion for acting while going on auditions with his older sister Jordan, also an actor.

Although Nicholas Braico is in the early stages of his acting career, he was fortunate to land the role of Young Brooks Douglass in the motion picture "Heaven's Rain". He can also be seen in a new TV pilot "Friends with Benefits" as Young Ben and as a young boy in the short film "Grace Bedell". Most recently he was involved in a Microsoft television special presented by Cirque de Soleil.

Nicholas Braico resides in Southern California with his parents (Nick and Cindy), his older sister (Jordan), his dog (Sonny) and two rabbits (Dodger and Angel). When not acting, Nicholas enjoys baseball where he is very active in Little League. Nicholas will be entering fifth grade this year (2010). Nicholas is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.


Taylor Pigeon

TAYLOR PIGEON


TAYLOR PIGEON landed her first theatrical role playing young Jenny McCarthy at age 3 on the popular web series "In The Motherhood!"

"HEAVEN'S RAIN" is Taylor's first Feature Film.

She has also been in a Sci-Fi short film currently in post production called "VESSEL".

She will be able to be seen on the new Discovery Channel/Animal Planet show called "VIRUS HUNTERS", which will air in 2011. She has done several print and commercial jobs, including a recent radio spot for Qwest Communications. In Dec. 2010, she had an opportunity to work on the NEW Conan O'Brien show called "CONAN" on TBS. Look for her in January where she will be making another appearance on "CONAN".


SILAS WEIR Mitchell

SILAS WEIR MITCHELL


Silas Weir Mitchell has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the last 12 years. During that span, he has racked up an impressive number of credits, having appeared in well over 100 episodes of various programs. He has also worked on many films alongside the likes of Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Burt Reynolds, Luke Perry, Malcolm McDowell, Ray Liotta, Tom Berenger, Scott Glenn, Dennis Franz, Keifer Sutherland, Jerry Zucker, Peter Stormare, Patricia Arquette, Jason Lee, John Laroquette, Jamie King, and many others (including Steven Seagal and JC Van Damme, back in the day!)

His varied roles have seen him hurled out of a hot air balloon (Rat Race), tossed from a galloping horse (Johnson County War), heaved off a grain silo (Prison Break), taped up and stuffed into the trunk of a car (A Fork in the Road), attacked by a set of chattering teeth (Quicksilver Highway), even caught wearing a live boa constrictor in place of pants (My Name Is Earl).


MARILYN MCINTYRE

MARILYN MCINTYRE


MARILYN McINTYRE is a multi-award-winning actor whose extensive stage credits include leading roles on and off Broadway, regionally and in Los Angeles. Among her film credits are On Holiday (opp. Harry Dean Stanton), Statistics, The Divided, First Daughter (Forest Whitaker, director), The Ring 2, Peter Berg's Very Bad Things, Kurt Kuenne's soon-to-be released Shuffle (starring T.J. Thyne of TV's Bones), the hit short George Lucas in Love (Joe Nussbaum, director), and shorts festivals' favorite Into the Unknown (currently featured in the National touring arts exhibit, "America: Now and Here"). TV credits include GH: Night Shift (recurring guest star), Watch Over Me (series regular), Cold Case, Judging Amy, X-Files, Profiler, et al, movies-of-the-week, and contract roles on five daytime dramas including Days of Our Lives and One Life to Live. Ms. McIntyre is also a well respected acting teacher & coach at the Howard Fine Acting Studio, Ted Brunetti Studio, SAG Hollywood Conservatory at AFI, Cal State-Northridge, and "Elon in LA" (Elon University, NC). MarilynMcIntyre.com


MEGAN PAUL

MEGAN PAUL


As an LA native, Megan began her acting career early at the age of 9. Since then she has appeared in over 50 national television ads and has guest starred on numerous shows including "The Event" "Entourage" "Nip Tuck" "Eleventh Hour" "Numbers" and "Bones". She recently finished starring in her first short film that will be making the festival circuit in 2011. As she continues to hone her skills as an actress, Megan is excited to start exploring the many other challenging areas related of her craft. She'd like to add "Brooks Douglass is one of the most loving and courageous men I've ever met. I feel so honored to have been a part of telling his profound and inspiring story."


CASEY SANDER

CASEY SANDER


A veteran of thirty years in Hollywood Mr. Sander has been seen in over 250 episodes of television shows, 25 movies of the week, 15 feature films and countless commercials both in front of the camera and as a voice over artist.

Best known for his roles on Grace Under Fire and Home Improvement. Winner of the 1993 Peoples Choice Award for" best new comedy" as a cast member of Grace Under Fire.

An ex-professional baseball player in the California Angels organization, and college football player at The University of Puget Sound, Mr. Sander has used his athletic background and acting fame to co-sponsor celebrity/sport charity events that have donated more than 1million dollars to cancer research.

He is an award winning artist who has thrown pottery for over 40 years.


 

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