Team

Cast

Cathy Washburn – EM
Seth Wayne – DENNY
Caroline Dunaway – EVIE
Phil Adkins – SAMMY DAVIS JR.
Dina Cataldi – MOLLY
Tuluv Price – SHIELA
Anthony Depage – JIMMY
Samuel Neagley – WALTER
Georgina Leahy – MARILYN MONROE

Special Thanks

SAG - AFTRA
Georgette Smart
Filmlook Inc.
Anna Cardova
Bonnie Haase
The Marilyn Remembered Fan Club

Creator

Edward J. Mills

Production Partners

Starline Productions
Ad Worldwide

Writers

Jeremy Palmer
Edward J. Mills

Executive Producers

Edward J. Mills
Sridhar Ranganath

Producers

Betty Gates
Stephen Cavanagh
R.E. Alexander

Associate Producer

Phil Adkins

Unit Production Manager

Micah Brandt

Production Coordinators

Anagabriela Cordero

Assistant to Director

Vaishali Bhandari

Cinematography

J. Van Auken
Sam Rays

Editing

Sam Rays

Script Supervisor

Mike Layne

Graphics

Nathan Chiaravalle

Production Design

Anagabriela Cordero

Costume Design

Raven Winter

Hair & Makeup

Raven Winter

Sound

Jason Serrone

Stage Manager

Bailey

Film Department

Project Manager - Enny Ai
Camera Operator 1 - Tina Cerin
Camera Operator 2 - David Mejia
Intern - Tyler Watts
Photography - Skips Barrientos

Web Design

Courtney Faust – Saffron Design LLC

Switchboard

Casey (Segment)

Legal

Felix McNulty

Director

Sridhar Ranganath


Production Partners & Vendors


Bios

Ed Mills – Executive Producer/Writer

Ed MillsEd Mills formed the characters and story for The LA Diner from his fascination with the events from April-August surrounding the firing, re hiring and death of Marilyn Monroe during the filming of her final, unfinished film, Something’s Got to Give. ” While the backdrop of 60’s America and the Marilyn story may be enticing, The LA Diner is ultimately the story of four strong and resourceful female characters dealing with a society in turmoil where discrimination, prejudice and glass ceilings for women are the norm.” Their supporting cast are: a blacklisted writer, and unscrupulous Hollywood gossip reporter and a WWII vet who owns the diner.Although Ed’s first venture into writing, theater and film production, he credits his latent creativity to his dad who would put him to sleep as a child with wild stories of cowboys and Indians, brave knights or courageous soldiers. Ed’s previous production endeavors include Music and Band management/bookings/promotion, The Boulder County Country Music Festival and the Ujena Jam Model Search.   Ed is excited and anxious to begin the journey to bring The LA Diner to a wider audience with it’s film production.

Jeremy Palmer – Writer

Jeremy PalmerJeremy Palmer has written for television, internet, film, and theatre since he was in high school. He began as a head writer for the kids channel WAM! with Starz/Encore while appearing in on-air segments as a teenager. For the past 4 seasons, he has been a head writer for Vox Phamalia, the award winning sketch comedy series produced by Phamaly Theatre Company. He sits on Phamaly’s Board of Directors and was awarded the Minoru Yasui Community Vounteer Award for his work there 2012. He also created and writes for another original Phamaly series, disLabled, which is presented in Boulder at the Dairy Center. His plays have also been presented by the University of Colorado at Denver, the Colorado Theatre Guild, and the Hollywood Fightclub Theatre & Stam Jack Theatre Companies in Los Angeles. Previous works Gonnabees and An Excuse for Witty Banter have been published by Next Stage Press and are available at www.nextstagepress.net. He was also the principal author and editor of a of book Phampathy Cards, which is available for sale on Amazon to benefit Phamaly Theatre Company.

Here is a list of produced works (fully staged or publicly staged readings):

    • Carrying the One
    • An Excuse for Witty Banter*
    • Gonnabees* (co-writer)
    • The Fine Young Man
    • Vox Phamalia: Triage (head writer)
    • Vox Phamalia: Quadrapalooza** (head writer)
    • disLabled (head writer)
    • Vox Phamalia: Cinco de Vox (head writer)
    • disLabled: Improvise, Adapt, & Overact (head writer)
    • Vox Phamalia: G.I.M.P. Nation (head writer)

* published by Next Stage Press
** Awarded with Denver Post Ovation Award

Sridhar Ranganath – Producer/Director

Visionary Sridhar Ranganath was born and raised in Bangalore city, India. Since his childhood, he was fascinated with moving images, which he credits to his family. At the age of 13, he started his own Theater Company called `Expressions’. He moved to New York City in the year 2001 to study Film & TV.

He did his Master’s in Film and TV Production at NYIT followed by ‘Directing Actors’ at the Tisch School of Art, NYU. Currently, he recently studied ‘Business of Film Industry’ and ‘Producing and Directing Reality Tv and Documentary’ at University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles under the coaching of Brady Connell (Survivor, Amazing Race)

His first short film “GLIMPSE OF DAWN” earned him various awards including ‘The Best Visual Short’. He also won ‘The Best New York Debut Director Award’ for his first feature film: ‘The Gleam’ (2006).

He was one of the few selected directors for a unique documentary feature: ‘A BROADWAY’ which was shot in ONE DAY on location in New York City that was know as ‘The Film of the DECADE’.

His PASSION for filmmaking has driven him to Produce, Executive Produce and Co-Produce many independent movies that have been successfully sold in the market.

His growing experience in the Industry include critically acclaimed films such as:

  • YELLING TO THE SKY (A Sundance Film Institute project starring Oscar Winner Gabourey Sidibe & Zoe Kravitz) – ENTRE NOS(Starring CAA members Paola Mendoza & Sarita Choudary)
  • HE’S WAY MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU (Starring Ben Stiller, Michael Uri & Halley Feiffer)

He has produced and directed many Live TV Shows, PSA’s, TV Commercials & Music Videos such as ‘MY CITY’ featuring BAM and ‘Fame’ from MOP (Columbia Records).

His experience in the world of Television include running a set of ‘Producers’ in the East Coast and International region for CURRENT TV (Peabody and Emmy Award-winning television/online Network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt).

His recent corporate work include ‘Five Year Strategic Plan’ for University of California(UCLA) that consists of only a few selected visionaries and lead by EMMY Award winner: Nathan May & Creative Director: Britt Benston.

His recent interest in Humanitarian and Philanthropic Projects has lead him to start his own non-profit organization called “Art Institute for Children’ which is a free coaching and workshop for Children teaching all forms of ‘Visual Arts’.

He has two ambitious projects in the burner. One is a humanitarian thriller about spousal abuse and immigration reform and the other is a much anticipated remake of a Bollywood Blockbuster ‘Satya’ (1998).

His unique blend of style is developed from a broad range of artistic and photographic experience. He is comfortable and relaxed in both the studio and shooting on location, possessing the uncanny ability to be creative and calm even under pressure.

His skill for strong story telling is often paired with his unique sense for style. IMDb Link: www.imdb.me/Sridhar