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Mark Daniel Cade
Starting his career as a "busker" on the streets of Baltimore, MD. Kerry wrote and performed comedy, juggling and magic by day, and worked various theater engagements by night. From Baltimore, Logan wrote and performed his way to New York City, eventually landing the title role , starring in the Off-Broadway smash hit, Tony N' Tina's Wedding. While off stage, Logan wrote and directed for various NYC venues.
Logan's work eventually led him to Los Angeles, where he landed a behind-the-scenes job for the entertainment powerhouse, The Walt Disney Company. Learning the ropes from the inside, Kerry climbed the ranks in the studio system. Contniuing to hone his writing and directing skills, Logan worked local commercial spots, industrials and stage productions... ultimately producing, writing or directing over one hundred corporate and theartrical stage events throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Finally realizing his passion for film, in 2002 Logan produced, wrote and directed his first award-winning short film, Life's Calling (USA 22 min), starring Jenifer Shaw (Perfect Alibi, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders). The film received national acclaim, including selection to open the prestigious Maui Film Festival (2002), winning the Special Jury Award in Wordlfest (2002) and being selected for the IFP/Sundance screening series in New York City.
Following the success of Life's Calling, Logan produced wrote and directed his second film, Waiting for Johnnie Walker (USA 30min), shot on location in Telluride, CO. Selected to screen internationally, Johhnie Walker played Palm Beach, Philly, Telluride, Key West, London and Sydney. The film swept the NY International Film Festival (2003), winning Best American Short, Best Score (Peter Weiss) and Best Actress (Jenifer Shaw).
Logan was subsequently brought into Brocum entertainment to develop two television projects; one, a reality-based program, and the other, a children's television series which was optioned in 2004.
These projects ultimately led Logan to his feature film debut, True Men, a psychological drama which explores a chance encounter between a young executive and the victim of a violent street crime. The film is brought to life by veteran actors Mark Daniel Cade (Another World, Catfish and Black Bean Sauce) and Randy Crowder (Guns of Paradise). True Men completed post-production in July 2005.
Starting at a local TV station in Boston over ten years ago, Caran Quadracci’s career has taken her through the inner workings of the broadcast television industry. From New York, working with Worldvision Enterprises, the Distribution arm of Spelling Entertainment, to The Walt Disney Company, where she served as Director of Research for Buena Vista Television, Caran has become intimate with the mechanics of selling and distributing TV programs. Additionally, Caran has honed her skills by working closely with marketing, promotion, and publicity specialists.
After four years at Disney, Caran moved over to the networks. Beginning with ABC, then moving over to The WB Network, Caran worked in Affiliate Relations, functioning as the liaison between the network and their TV stations.
Returning to New York, Caran continued in the sales division for The WB, eventually ending her term to serve as a consultant for a new outdoor media company.
Soon after, Caran decided to focus on her next big project; the arrival of her first child in the Spring of 2001.
Quadracci has always had a passion for film, and began working with director and writer Kerry Logan in the Spring of 2002. She is excited about continuing their partnership as they already have multiple projects in the works.
Caran currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.
Randy Crowder (Producer/Robert)
Nearly thirty years of industry experience… from stage to television to film. Primarily as an actor in such films as Committed, Self Medicated, Rush of the Palms, Against the Law and Too Fast, Too Young. Television credits include 10-8, Will & Grace, 7th Heaven, The Profiler, Grace Under Fire, Lois & Clark, Young Riders and as "Wade Stratton" in The Guns of Paradise. Recently, Crowder has widened his horizons, jumping behind the scenes… from PA to Grip to AD… to Producer; all of which have proven indispensible in his association with Bristol Street Entertainment. Randy has also written several projects that will soon be on the boards for production.
Mark Daniel Cade (Paul)
Mark Daniel Cade has been described as the serious, new contender by many of the top names in the film industry. With a BFA in Musical-Theatre from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (the same school that trained Annette Benning and Denzel Washington) serious seems the perfect adjective.
Prior to moving to New York, Mark worked extensively in the regional theater circuit playing leading roles like Anthony in Sweeney Todd , Jeremy in Joe Turner's Come and Gone (with Roscoe Lee Brown), Hero in A Funny Thing Happened and La hire in Saint Joan (with Andrea Marcovicci.) Having a fondness for classical theater he has also played leading and supporting roles in As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Love's Labour's Lost.
Upon moving to New York, Mark was immediately chosen to play a recurring role on All My Children. The character was a brash, yet fun-loving pre-medical student appropriately nicknamed Doc. While working on All My Children for a year and a half, he continued doing theater both in and out of New York including the world premiere of Lambarene.
Sensing that it would soon be time to move to Los Angeles to focus on film and episodic television, Mark decided to do one more New York job before leaving. He describes it as one of the best roles ever written for the contemporary stage. It was the role of Paul in the Broadway National Tour of Six Degrees of Separation. Two weeks after completing the tour, Mark moved to Los Angeles.
Soon after arriving in Los Angeles, Mark began working quite regularly in front of the camera. He has played co-starring and guest starring roles in Lois and Clark, Suddenly Susan, Seven Days, Shasta McNasty, City of Angels, Star Trek, Voyager, Once and Again, Friends, Providence, The District, One on One and The O.C. He also played recurring roles of Exec-Man on Working, Randy Walker on Diagnosis Murder and Walter on Seinfeld.
Having worked with Francis Ford Coppola in a leading role in Secret Journal #1 , Mark began to become increasingly interested in the media of film. It didn't take long. Recently Mark played supporting roles in the films: Catfish in Blackbean Sauce and Gut Feeling. He received a lot of attention from these films which led to him playing Mark Andersen in the film Nothing So Strange. Finally, in the role of Paul in True Men, Mark told us "it's been the most challenging role I ever played in any medium, and by far the most rewarding."
Jan Michalik (Director of Photography)
A native of Slovakia, Jan is an award-winning cinematographer. Prior to True Men, Jan completed photography on the feature Ghosts Never Sleep, starring Tony Goldwyn and Faye Dunaway. Jan has shot extensively for the Discovery channel and numerous commercials, infomercials, high-end corporate films and television shows. He lensed the martial arts spoof 18 Fingers of Death, in early 2004. Among his other credits are a Christian TV series Word to the World and TV spots for Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi among others.
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Loren Lester (Reporter)
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