Posted: 16th June 2012 by normanstudios in Film Happenings
Writer and Director: Billy Ward
Billy is a native to Jacksonville, Florida and is becoming known throughout the Jacksonville film community through his sometimes bizarre films shown during the 48 Hour Film Festival under team Yeeaarrhh. He has received a Bachelor’s in English and History and is enthusiastic about Jacksonville’s potential to blossom into a film Mecca. Contrary to his “weird” films, he is a normal and cool guy. Well, mostly.
Director of Photography: James Siler
James Siler is the creative director of Kumar Pictures. He has a Goo’d eye for cinematography and visual story telling. At Kumar Pictures, he explores the process of visualizing brands through video/motion graphics. His work ranges from corporate marketing/film/tv; to online works and training videos. Selected exhibitions and screenings include DGA theater in New York City (Directors Guild of America), Harn Museum (University of Florida), CENFLO Film Festival (Orlando), and more.
Co-Writer: Winston St. Gibbons
Winston is Billy’s right hand man when it comes to writing. When writer’s block hits, the two usually head to Steak and Shake and discuss ideas until they cannot contain their laughter. This is the case with “Goo!” and is also the reason for the increasing amounts of male nudity in their films.
Anthony Difolco – Anthony Bean
Anthony, a native of Orange Park, is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. This is Anthony’s fourth short film with Billy. He’s now accustomed to gross out scenes either involving gruel, fake blood, fake doo, and now goo.
Billy Ward – The Spaceman|
The original actor bailed, so he did it instead.
Georgia Brown- Aunt Henrietta
Georgia has a background in theater, and received a Bachelors in Theater and English at the Jacksonville State University in Alabama. She has recently just moved back to Jacksonville, Florida, and exclaims “It’s a welcome home.” While back in Jax, she picked up singing in musicals. She sang her lines beautifully in this film. A shame you couldn’t hear them.
Mike Heath- The Hungry Chubby
Improvisation is nothing new to Mike, founder and leader of the local sketch comedy group, the Blue Coconuts. Making people laugh is what Mike does best. Even if it involves stuffing his face.
Phil Dyal – The General
This is Phil’s first acting experience. When asked in one word how the shoot went, his reply was “Awesome.” He said this with a cigar in his mouth.
Bob Heatherington – Cousin Bobby|
Bob, a friend of Billy’s since Kindergarten, is always enthusiastic to play any role when asked. This is Bob’s sixth film with Billy, and the second time to show his rear end. It’s okay, he doesn’t mind.
Jeff Skidmore – The Landlord
Jeff is a professional financial guru working for Deutsche Bank and loves his guns. He also owns a trophy that says best actor, though it isn’t his.
Matt Jones – The Medic|
Matt has participated in the past five Jacksonville 48 Hour Film competitions with team Somebody Call an Ambulance. It should be noted that their team leader is likely not happy with his top talent collaborating with the competition.
Mat Fisher – The Back Scrubber
Mat is a graduate of the Art Institute and also shares a passion for filmmaking. He has entered past 48 Hour Films and enjoys behind and in front of the camera. Watch out for this guy. He’s out for vengeance – especially after this film.
Rachel Cameron – The Pretty Lady|
This is Rachel’s first film and what an awesome sport she was. Not every day do you lend your dress so a man can dress in drag.