About Us

David Strathairn: Henry/Harry

Melissa Leo: Sadie/Anna

Giancarlo Esposito: Fred/The Drifter

LeClanche Durand : Grandma/Oneida

Sabrina Lloyd: Vicky/Helly

Jason Downs: Edmund/Billy

Denny Dillon: Gossip/Religious Wife

John Seidman: Busybody/Troll Man


Nicole Quinn, Director/Writer/Executive Producer

Sophia Raab Downs, WatershedWorks: Producer

Donn Gobin: Executive Producer

Stephen Harris: Director of Photography

Jamie Kirkpatrick: Editor

Will Lehman : Associate Editor

Arthur Vincie: Line Producer

Valerie Fanarjian: Associate Producer

Jon BonGiorno: Associate Producer

Alyssa Hill: Production Designer

Jaf Farkas : Art Director

Joe James: Prop Master/Associate Producer

Brian Douglass: Field Editor

Sharron Bower: Casting
Sarah Plant: Score, Composer

Andrea & Micha Feuser: Sound Designers

Ingrid Price & Abigail Gullo: Costume Design
Melanie Dimitri: Makeup/Hair
Fred Siegel: Accountant
Innes Smolansky: Pre-Production Attorney

Emerson Bruns : Attorney

Galen Green: "Making Of..." Documentarian

Dion Ogust: Set Photographer

Jamie Midgley: Guest Set Photographer

Web Design, contact: jason@watershedworks.com 


David Strathairn as Henry/Harry

After a brief sojourn with the circus, Strathairn began acting his acting career in a children's theatre troupe in the early '70s, traveling to schools throughout New England in the winter months and in the summer months working at a summer stock playhouse in New Hampshire. At the end of the 1979 summer season he pumped gas in his first film role in, RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7, the first of seven John Sayles' films: MATEWAN, BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, CITY OF HOPE, LIMBO, EIGHT MEN OUT, and PASSION FISH.

During and since, other "indie" projects include, BLUE CAR, A GOOD BABY, BOB ROBERTS, BEYOND THE CALL, IN THE GLOAMING, and MAP OF THE WORLD as well as several "studio" features such as, THE RIVER WILD, DOLORES CLAIBOURNE, SNEAKERS, LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, MEMPHIS BELLE, LA CONFIDENTIAL, THE FIRM, SIMON BIRCH, and most recently George Clooney's highly acclaimed, GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, in which he portrays the legendary newsman Edward R Murrow. His portrayal has been nominated for a 2006 Oscar for Best Actor.

In addition to his film work he has worked steadily in the theatre since 1980, when, in his first Broadway appearance, in EINSTEIN AND THE POLAR BEAR, he also pumped gas.

Melissa Leo as Sadie/Anna

 Audiences worldwide took notice of Melissa Leo for her fine portrayal of Rachel in Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut THE THREE BURIALS OF MALQUIADES ESTRADA which won numerous awards in 2005 at Cannes, and other film festivals.  Recently completed shooting are Stephanie's Image, and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS:TOKYO DRIFT co-starring Lucas Black.

Premiering at Sundance 2006 is STEPHANIE DALEY, co-starring Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn.  And, at Slamdance 2006 THE LIMBO ROOM, made it's debut.  Films due out for release soon are I BELIEVE IN AMERICA, and a Wim Wenders production THE HOUSE IS BURNING.  Other films due for release this year are BLACK IRISH, co-starring Brendan Gleeson and MR. WOODCOCK, co-starring Billy Bob Thornton and Susan Sarandon.  Also, the political thriller CONFESS and Henry Jaglom's  HOLLYWOOD DREAMS.  Other Jaglom films include: LAST SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS, VENICE, VENICE and ALWAYS.

Among Leo's many other film credits are: PATCH, co-starring Deborah Harry and RUNAWAY co-starring Aaron Stanford and Robin Tunney.  HIDE AND SEEK with Robert DeNiro and Dakota Fanning and Barry Strugatz' s FROM OTHER WORLDS  In one of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's first American dramas 21 GRAMS, Melissa portrayed Marianne Jordan, Benicio Del Toro’s suffering, yet supportive wife to much critical acclaim.  Some of her earlier work includes FEAR OF FICTION, 24 HOUR WOMAN, CODE OF ETHICS, UNDER THE BRIDGE, THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, A TIME OF DESTINY, STREET WALKIN', and FLUKES.

LeClanche Durand as Grandma/Oneida

Le Clanche DuRand has been a professional actor for 40 years. Racing Daylight is her 12th film. Some of her other featured film roles can be seen in Awakenings, Sleepless in Seattle, Quiz Show, Hudson River Blues, For Love or Money, and Chapter 27 with Lindsay Lohan and Jerod Leto to be released next year.

Her theatre career includes leads on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatres, as well as performing her autobiographical one-woman show Hysterics. She has
played leading roles in over half the Shakespearean canon. As a playwright, her plays have been produced at Lincoln Center Institute, the Kennedy Center,
Sundance, the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, and at regional theatres in the U.S. and Canada.

Sabrina Lloyd as Vickie/Hellie


Sabrina Lloyd has impressed critics and audiences in both film and television with a wide body of work. On the television front, Sabrina is best known for her roles on the hit CBS series “Numb3rs” opposite Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, the NBC series “Ed” with Tom Cavanagh, ABC’s “Madigan Men” with Gabriel Byrne, the Aaron Sorkin/ABC comedy series “Sports Night” opposite Peter Krause, and the Fox sci-fi series “Sliders”.
Sabrina recently starred in the independent feature “Universal Signs”, opposite Anthony Natale and Lupe Ontiveros. The movie is a modern silent film expressed primarily through American Sign Language (ASL), which Sabrina learned for the project. Other notable features include the Hal Hartley feature “The Girl From Monday” which premiered at Sundance last year, the indie “Dopamine” which was released through the Sundance Channel, the Oxygen feature “My Sexiest Mistake”, and the Disney feature “Father Hood”.


Jason Downs as Edmund/Billy


Jason Downs has worked in theater, film and television as an actor for over twenty years. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, some of his credits include the John Waters classic 'Hairspray' and 'Clara's Heart' with Whoopi Goldberg. Jason's many stage credits include touring with the National Players Shakespeare Company as Caliban in 'the Tempest' to most recently in an Actor's & Writer's production of 'Romeo/Juliet' as... Romeo.

Jason, also a recording artist, has two albums released on Jive Records including a single that reached the top 20 in the UK and parts of Europe. He just completed composing, producing and performing the score for an indie film entitled 'Colin Fitz' starring Martha Plimpton, Matt Mcgrath and William H. Macy.


Giancarlo Esposito as Fred/the Drifter

Giancarlo Esposito has won two Obie Awards for his performances in "Distant Fires" and "Zooman and the Sign."

"Accumulating money has never been a real goal for me. Rather, I think about how to make every moment of my life mean something. What's been my barometer for success is my creative and spiritual growth-I measure my success by the quality of my work. Last year I sat down and re-examined things. I asked myself if I wanted to do anything and everything just to get a lot of money. I decided I'd rather work and collaborate with people at the top of their craft. And my dream has come true. This year I'm doing a picture with four Academy Award winners: Director Robert Benton, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, and Paul Newman." - 1997.

Giancarlo is also a member of the Atlantic Theater Company. The Atlantic Theater is the company started by David Mamet and William H. Macy.

Nicole Quinn, BlueBarnProductions: Director, Writer, Executive Producer 

photo credit: Roy Gumpel

BlueBarnProductions is wholly owned and operated by Paul and Nicole Quinn. Other BlueBarnProductions include www.nicomats.com, 'Slot A Tab B' Productions, and the writings of Nicole Quinn.

Nicole Quinn has written for John Singleton, HBO, Showtime, the networks, and Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures. Her play, co-authored with award winning playwright Nina Shengold and some 40 highschool students and community members, "War at Home:Students Respond to Sept.11th" is published by Playscripts, inc. and in the anthology "Under Thirty" by Vintage Originals. Playscripts, inc. will publish Odds & Ends a collection of Quinn's short plays in 2006.

Quinn's 'SLAP&TICKLE' is a finalist and her stageplay 'THE TORMENT' is a semi-finalist at the 2006 Moondance Film Festival. 'SLAP&TICKLE' has also won first prize in the Reel Sisters screenplay contest sponsored by African Voices Magazine.

Quinn's 'HAIR IS CRUCIAL' won the 'Spirit of Moondance' award for best short story at the 2004 Moondance Film Festival. 'Racing Daylight' won the 'First Fifteen' at the Tanglewood Film Festival 2003. She has participated in the Hamptons International Film Festival Writers' Conference, the Equinoxe Writers Fellowship in Bordeaux, France, the Hudson Valley Film Festival and has had scripts in the finals of the Winfemme Film Festival and the Moondance Film Festival.

INFORMATION was at the Samuel French Play Festival 2005 and THE TORMENT is a finalist at Lark Play Development 2005 and at MultiStages 2004.

A NYFA panelist in playwriting/screenwriting a judge in the 'Youth Narrative' category Hamptons Int. Film Fest., a panelist for the MAA art scholarships, Nicole Quinn is a member of Actors & Writers.

SOPHIA RAAB DOWNS, WatershedWorks: Producer
Sophia Raab and Jason Downs conceived Watershed Works, their film production company, in a grungy apartment in upper Manhattan three years ago. Their first film, Come Lovely, has taken them around the country to many festivals including Newport Beach International, Woodstock, Austin Independent, Dahlonega, the LA Shorts and the Hamptons International.

They are currently filming a documentary about women’s reproductive rights set against the current moral and political climate. Sheep's Clothing, a feature length drama, is in development.

is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has worked production on NBC's Law & Order, ABC's Spin City, independent feature films and music videos. As a member of the Peregrine Theatre Company she directed plays at the John Houseman Theatre and HERE Performance Space.
DONN GOBIN, DoGo Productions: Executive Producer

DoGo Productions promotes the art of collaboration! Our efforts are focused on establishing artistic ensembles to develop, produce and distribute provocative content that will challenge, inspire and hopefully delight audiences worldwide. Our basic mission is surprisingly simple. To produce cost-effective and entertaining feature motion pictures, documentaries, television series for cable and networks and live events. DoGo Productions believes in producing compelling cutting edge projects designed to standout in today's over-saturated market. By focusing on expert storytelling and the use of digital technologies film projects can be made with high production values and within reasonable budgets.

Donn Gobin received his BA in Psychology and Marketing from Pace University and a masters degree in Media Studies from New School University. After an eleven year stint with Showtime Networks/ Viacom, Inc., he branched out and opened DoGo Productions in 2005. Donn's experience in writing, producing, directing and editing for film and television makes him a tremendous asset to the independent production world. He is currently overseeing development and production on several feature films, documentaries and television series searching for the right outlet. He has a first look partnership deal with Collective Concepts Entertainment (CCE) which he co-founded in 2002. CCE will be controlling a multi-million dollar film fund to finance a variety of independent productions.

DION OGUST - photos
Manhattan-born photographer Dion Ogust worked as a staffer in several NYC film, animation and photography studios before becoming a full-time Woodstock resident in 1988.

Dion's award winning fine art photography appears in national and regional cultural and literary journals. She exhibits regularly in Woodstock and in other parts of the country.

As an independent portrait photographer, Dion specializes in portraits of families and individuals. The cover of vaious novels, CDs, videos and cassettes feature Dion's photographic portraits of writers and performing artists.

Dion is a staff photographer for the weekly Woodstock Times. Her work in photojournalism also appears in the New York Times and various other national and international newsmagazines.

Dion's collection of stock photographs is represented by The Image Works. She has served since 2001 on the Board of Directors of the Center for Photography in Woodstock.

Sarah Plant - Composer, Musician, Associate Music Director

Sarah Plant was Associate Music Director, arranger, and flutist for Ang Lee's Oscar-nominated  EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN. Feature and documentary credits include SHOOT GEORGE,   JULIETTE OF THE HERBS (PBS), ENTWINED, SPOTTED PUPPETS (Canal+), BROTHERS AND OTHERS: THE IMPACT OF 9/11 ON ARABS AND MUSLIMS IN AMERICA (CBC, Hallmark, Swiss TV), GUILLERMO GOMEZ-PEÑA, (PBS), and  GOING ORGANIC (PBS)  FOR LOVE OF JULIAN (narrated by Susan Sarandon) and BRAVO PROFILES: JULIE TAYMOR (Bravo).

Scores include American Museum of Natural History biodiversity films, museum art installations and a commission for Bill T. Jones Dance Company. Her work has been performed at the Kennedy Center, BAM, Carnegie Recital Hall, and the Spoleto Festival. Music excerpts available at  Sarah Plant Music.

Melanie Demitri has done make-up for print, film and television. She is part of the Emmy Award winning Team (2000-01) of NBC's The View while also working with the Emmy nominated team (2001) of Guiding Light . She was part of the Emmy nominated team (2000) of All My Children and the Emmy nominated team (1997) of Another World.

Melanie has worked on the television shows; Ed, America's Most Terrible Things (A Chevy Chase Pilot), Law&Order SVU, and the short film The Food Pawn Shop for SNL. She has worked on 20/20 Downtown, and Prime Time, both for Cynthia McFadden.

Other television credits include: Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Spin City, Good Morning America, UpClose; for Barbara Cook, Gloria Steinem, and Salman Rushdie.

Melanie has worked on the films Man on the Moon, Poodie Tang, Belly, and The Debtors. She has made-up June Allyson, Cyd Charise, Gloria DeHaven, Betty Garrett, Tony Martin, Tom Bosley and Debbie Shapiro-Gravite for the stage show Classical Hollywood Musicals.

Her work in print can be seen in TV Guide, Soap Opera Digest, Soap Opera Weekly, Soap Opera Magazine, People Magazine, Jet, and Women's World among others.
INGRID PRICE - costumes

Ingrid Price is the costume designer for the NBC series LAW&ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. Other costume design credits include the Dick Wolf series DEADLINE, NEW YORK UNDERCOVER, FEDS and THE WRIGHT VERDICTS; Robert deNiro¹s TRIBECA ANTHOLOGY; A&E¹s long-running AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATER; and the Paramount feature film LASSIE.


Innes Smolansky - Attorney
Innes Smolansky is an entertainment attorney in New York City. She represents film and television producers, film production companies, distributors, financiers, directors, writers and authors in business transactions for independent film production, documentaries, television, international co-productions and book publishing.