|RAFAT ABU-GOUSH (ALI)
Born in Jordan. Raised in Jordan and Palestine, Rafat was managing a Subway Sandwich shop when we cast him in Anywhere. He is a graduate of Amman Hospitality School and enjoys classic cars. This is his first acting role.
|PERLA HANEY-JARDINE (PEARL)
Was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She started her acting career in commercials her daddy directed. Her first film role was as B. B., Uma Thurman’s daughter in Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL VOLUME 2. Since then she has appeared in Walter Salles’ remake of DARK WATER, Sam Raimi’s SPIDERMAN 3, UNTRACEABLE with Diane Lane and most recently she starred in Michael Winterbottom’s new film, GENOVA. She did her dad a favor by appearing in ANYWHERE USA.
|JEREMIAH BRENNAN (JEREMIAH)
Born in New York and raised in South Carolina, Jeremiah works odd jobs in restaurants and is currently working as a production assistant. This is his first acting role.
|MARY GRIFFIN (TAMMY)
Currently works as a maid in a retirement home. She is a voracious reader and the mother of two. This is her first acting role.
|BRIAN FOX (LITTLE RICKY)
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Brian has a stand up comic act that he performs in front of audiences east of the Mississippi. Brian is 3 feet 4 tall. If you think he’s short, think again. This is his first acting role.
|MIKE ELLIS (GENE)
Born and raised in western North Carolina, Mike works as a carpenter and in construction. He enjoys classic rock. This is his first acting role.
|RALPH BRIERLEY (RALPH)
Originally from California, Ralph currently works as a financial analyst. Ralph’s been involved in community theatre in one way or another for 35 years. This is Ralph’s first film acting role.
|SUSIE GREENE (PAT THE REALTOR)
An Asheville native, Susie Greene attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY. In addition to mother of a 17 year-old, Susie loves to sing and is an ordained wedding minister.
|ELLIS ROBINSON (ELLIS)
Was born and raised in Western North Carolina. He is in high school. He is on the debate team. Now that he’s acted in his first movie he’s into plays at his high school. This is his first acting role.
|DIANNE CHAPMAN (DIANNE)
Is retired from theatre management. Dianne now works on many local theatre productions. This is her first film acting role.
|GENE HAMPTON (GENE)
Gene is a social activist in the Western North Carolina. This is his first acting role.
|MOLLY SURRETT (MOLLY)
Currently works as a secretary. She is a North Carolina native and the proud mother of two children. She enjoys NASCAR racing. This is her first acting role.
VIRATO (VOICE OF CHUSY)
Born in Brooklyn, NY, and host of Asheville's VIRATO LIVE!adds a smooth blend to the film with his captivating voice as the film director's "alter voice." This is Virato's first film.
|FRANK AVERY (FRANK A.K.A. DR. GOOGLE)
Frank is a retired navy captain who found stage acting as his second-calling. His roles as 'Tevye', 'Willie Loman', 'Big Daddy' and 'Falstaff' are samplings of nearly 50 shows in 20yrs.
|SHELIAH RAY HIPPS (SHEILAH)
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Sheliah works as a dog groomer. She enjoys horseback riding and motorcycles and wants you to know that she is hyper. This is her first acting role.
CHUSY (Anthony Haney-Jardine). Writer and Director.
Born and raised in Venezuela, Chusy has lived in Europe Latin America and the USA, He has put his febrile imagination to work as a bag boy, translator, video clerk, “marketing representative,” copywriter, art director, executive creative director, teacher and commercial director. Chusy attended the director’s program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, CA. There he made, MONKEY PARK, a short film starring Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer and Ray Wise. He is married to the producer of ANYWHERE USA and is the proud father of two gorgeous children, one whom starred in ANYWHERE USA. ANYWHERE USA is his first feature film.
JENNIFER MACDONALD. Co-writer and Producer.
Jennifer has held several jobs in front of and behind the camera. She has produced plays and commercials, traveled the world, studied and worked as an Arabic linguist. Additionally she speaks Spanish and Portuguese. On ANYWHERE USA she produced, cast, cooked, co-wrote, and posted bail. ANYWHERE USA marks her debut as feature film producer.
PATRICK ROUSSEAU. Cinematographer.
Patrick left a career in engineering to become a cinematographer. For the past ten years he has been working as a camera operator on such films and TV shows as Freedom Writers, Six Feet Under, and Arrested Development. This is his fourth feature film.
HEATHER WINTERS. Executive Producer.
Heather Winters is a producer/writer and most recently co-Executive Produced Morgan Spurlock’s Academy Award® nominated documentary film, SUPER SIZE ME. Heather is the co-writer and producer of the critically acclaimed documentary, CLASS ACT (Arts Alliance America, 2007) about the decline of arts and creativity in American public schools. Heather has produced several feature films and began her production experience in television as an assistant to the legendary animation team, Rankin/Bass. Her television series credits include THUNDERCATS, SILVERHAWKS, THE COMIC STRIP and the first season of MTV's, REAL WORLD. An accomplished writer and musician, Winters is a native of Miami Beach and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. Her company, STUDIO-ON-HUDSON, founded in 2000 with producing partner Joe Morley, specializes in the production and financing of independent feature films, documentaries, television and theatre projects. Awards include 2007 Best Documentary Artivist Film Festival, 2007 First Place Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2004 TELLY® Award, 2003 PLATINUM BEST IN SHOW AURORA Award, 2000 CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FIRST PLACE Award, 2000 U.S. INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, and multiple awards of creative excellence.
JOE MORLEY. Executive Producer.
Executive Producer and Co-Writer of CLASS ACT, Joe is a partner in STUDIO-ON-HUDSON with Producer Heather Winters. He shares the co-Executive Producer credits on the STUDIO-ON-HUDSON film THE PARTY HEADS, and the Sundance award winning and Academy Award® nominated documentary, SUPER SIZE ME. An accomplished writer/producer in his own right, Joe has produced more than 100 live events and video projects. He is a working playwright whose scripts are seen in the off Broadway theaters.
ANDY O’NEIL. Co-Producer.
b. Richmond, VA. 1982. Asheville resident since 1983. BA in film, UNC Greensboro. First job, not at the mall. Drives a '98 Toyota Corolla. High School swim captain and Scrabble Tournament champion ’04.
DAVE BRAGG. Postproducer/Asst. Editor/Grip/Gaffer/Electric/Camera Operator.
edited hundreds of commercials/promos. superman.
BRANDON GOODWIN. Sound.
worked on countless commercials and industrials. works a lot with the speed channel. best sound guy. ultra professional.
TONY HOLDERFIELD. Grip/Gaffer/Electric.
Based out of raleigh. best in the business.
EMJAY PATE. Grip/Gaffer/Electric.
Based out of asheville. best in the business
JON ORR. Boom Operator/2nd Unit Sound.
Based out of asheville, wonderful human being. consummate professional.
SABRINA HILARIO. Catering/2nd a.d./Making of/Asst. to Producer/Props.
Brazilian and ubertalented.
ANDREW MOORE. Script Supervisor/Props.
Filmmaker based out of charlotte and highly intellectual.
MARGARET LAUZON. Catering/Production Assistant.
filmmaker. go to villasonica.com
JEREMIAH BRENNAN. Production Assistant/Actor.
writer/filmmaker/vagabond. watch his performance in one of our stories. wow.
JACK RAMSHAW. Occasional Production Assistant/Incredible Art Director.
biological father is english. wants to go to film school. what an idiot.
ERICA SANDIN. Line Producer/Casting Assistant.
beautiful, talented writer. we miss her.
GINGER HEBEISEN. Catering.
graphic designer. tasty.
ROB EDMONSON + AMY KOBOS. Special efx makeup.
wonderful. when you see the film you’ll get it.
BOB ZIMMERMAN. Designer. Cock retoucher.
most of the bogus products you see in the film were designed by bob. hail bob zimmerman. not bob dylan.
PILAR BELMONTE. Still Photographer.
our set photographer. wonderful pics, wonderful human being. found films only works with wonderful human beings. see her work on the picture segment of this website.
we would like to recognize the special contribution and extraordinary talent of our post-production house:
whose help made it possible to exhibit this film publicly.
Post Production. OPTIMUS
Post Production Executive Producers. TOM DUFF, CRAIG LEFFEL, GLEN NOREN, RANDY PALMER, SCOTT YURKS
Post Supervisor. GRETCHEN PRAEGER
Post Prod. Technical Director: KEN WINKE
Colorist. KEN WALD
Flame Artist. GREG HUBER
Audio Engineer. JOEL ANDERSON
Foley Artist/Audio Assistant. RYAN CYBUL
Titles. JASON OERG
Online Editor. RUBEN SLEEPS
2nd Asst. Editor. LOGAN HALL