Chris Gibbs - Writer, Producer, The Penumbra
Chris Gibbs is a comedian, writer and actor, originally from the UK, best known for the award-winning critically acclaimed one-man comedy shows which he performs all over Canada and beyond. The National Post has described him as “One of the funniest guys around”; the Toronto Star has called his shows “darkly gleeful” and “comic stand-up gold”; and the CBC has described his delivery as “a combination of dry wit and barely controlled madness that threatens to go off the rails at any time.”
He’s played at Theatre and Fringe Festivals across Canada, winning numerous ‘Best of Fringe’ awards, and has also appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His one-man play, ‘Antoine Feval’ was recently chosen to be a part of Bell TV’s televised series of theatre performances, ‘OnStage 2 On Demand’. He starred in the indie feature ‘Run Robot Run’ and co-wrote the spoof self-help book ‘The Power of Ignorance’. In 2016 he will be seen but not recognised as one of the evil giants in Steven Spielberg's The BFG.



Todd Witham - Writer, Producer, Director, Editor and... The Milk Crate Thief!
A graduate of England’s London International School of Acting (1992), Todd has worked as a writer, director, producer, actor and editor on a wide range of theatre, film and television projects over the last twenty years. Current productions include two series pilots, ‘American Adbusters’ and ‘Lost Brews’, which he directed and co-produced with Still Cottage Productions in Los Angeles and New Orleans during the fall of 2012. ‘The Money Shot’, a short film he directed, produced, edited and starred in, has toured festivals around the world and his feature documentary ‘Saturday Night at Morley Gibson’s’ received critical acclaim at its premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2007.
With his work in both world class and underground theater, including his years as Artistic Director of Several Species Productions and his time spent with the renowned Shaw Festival as an actor on their public stages and as a writer and director with their academy (1997 – 2002), Todd has developed a solid, unique and practical approach to producing high quality, low cost work.
He has written several spec scripts and series proposals, three of which are currently in development (‘S.I.U. - Special Investigations Unit', 'Season One’ and ‘Akin to Limbo’). Another, ‘Scott the Woodturning Guy’ was made into a pilot in co-production with PBS in 2004.


Nathan Taylor - Director of Photography
A mysterious enigma, Nathan Taylor has been making movies look good since the 1990s, working behind the camera in big budget movies, TV and commercials as well as independent projects like The Penumbra. He's a photographer too, often using mountain-climbing skills and well-placed mirrors to take elaborate 'selfies' like the picture to the left.

Carolyne Maraghi - Nicky
While at Concordia University, Carolyne was cast in her first lead role, playing the character of Naomi in the award winning TV Series, Watatatow, in Montreal, Quebec. After receiving her BFA, Carolyne moved to Vancouver B.C. and immediately started appearing in such TV series as ‘First Wave’, ‘Mysterious Ways’, ‘Jeremiah’ and ‘Dark Angel’; in feature films such as ‘Sons of Cohen’ and ‘Follow the Leader’, along with performing lead roles in such plays as ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ and ‘Romantic Comedy’. She continues to develop her music career, playing trumpet with such bands as ‘Personal Funk Device’, ‘The Vancouver All-Star Salsa Band’ and her own Jazz Trio, among others. Recent acting credits include lead, supporting and principal roles in film and television such as ‘The End of Days at Godfrey Global Inventory’ (feature film due out in December, 2014), Hollywood Inc, The B Team, The Listener, Hemlock Grove, Cracked, Picture Day, The Firm, The Front, At Risk and The Unit. With her own production company, Caché Productions, Carolyne has produced and acted in several short films, web series and documentaries including ‘Saturday Night at Morley Gibson’s’, ‘Harbour Road’ and, of course, ‘The Penumbra’. Enjoy the show!


Rick Howland - Stan
Rick Howland is perhaps best known for his portrayal of 'Trick' in Showcase's 'Lost Girl' and the Hockey League Commissioner 'Harry Buttman' in 'Bon Cop, Bad Cop'. His film and TV appearances also include 'Sanctuary', 'Tin Man', 'Billable Hours' and 'Murdoch Mysteries'. He was a writer and performer in the Four Strombones comedy troupe, touring Toronto’s comedy clubs for 12 years, and recently wrote and directed the award winning short film 'Underwritten'. Rick is also a singer/songwriter, and you can find his two albums on iTunes and Amazon.

Eric St-Laurent
Winner of the SOCAN award for Best Original Composition at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, St-Laurent has been featured on over 50 recordings, produced multiple albums, composed scores for short films and theatre, and toured extensively in Europe and Canada.
Born and raised in Montreal, St-Laurent studied improvisation in New York before moving to Berlin where he toured with both the big and small names of the German and Scandinavian music scenes.
Since returning to Toronto, Canada, St-Laurent has recorded and toured with Till Bronner, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Rebekka Bakken, Slide Hampton, Luc de la Rocheliere, Sylvie Paquette, Richard Underhill, David Binney, Jojo Mayer, Carlos Del Junco, Bernard Primeau and represented Canada at the International Guitar Summit in Nice (MIDEM).



Melina Nacos as... The Angry Garage Owner.
Chris Dyson as... The Angry Garage Owner's Husband.
Sarah Susut as... The Surprisingly Annoyed Passerby.
Elva Mai Hoover as... The Woman Who Doesn't Want Help.
Todd Dulmage, Elizabeth McCallum, Mungo & Sebastion Dulmage as... The Bemused Family.
Ayumi Iizuka as... The Helpful Passerby.
Nile Seguin as... The Surprisingly Cheerful Man Waving At A Cardboard Box.
Jason Jazrawy as... The Man With The Dog.
Jasper The Dog as... The Dog With The Man.

Sarah Bezanson
John Verhaeven
Sara Peel
Lisa Anita Wegner
Melina Nacos
Chris Dyson
John Brillert
Nik Ilias
Nicole & Beckett Barnett
The Lady who let us on the roof of her garage
The Tenants and Landlords around the alley where we shot
ACTRA Toronto.