R.W. PERKINS - Writer, Director & Producer
R.W. Perkins is a writer poet, filmmaker, Managing Member of Juteback Productions, LLC, and resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. Perkins’ work has been featured at film festivals all over the world including an 18 state tour with the New Belgium Brewery’s Clips Beer & Film Tour in 2012 and at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. In 2013 Perkins' short subject film The Big Wait was selected as a top 20 finalist in Canon’s Project Imagination nationwide film competition. R.W. currently works in digital marketing in the Colorado area, having produced many T.V. and web based commercial spots.
ANDY CARRASCO - Cinematographer & Producer
Andy is a cinematographer and editor who started working with video in 2010. He currently runs his own business in Fort Collins, Colorado creating wedding films and shooting local commercial work . He’s worked on a few projects with R.W. - this most notable being The Big Wait, where he was lead cinematographer.
Andy’s passion for film lies in the process of bringing creative stories to life.
CONNER GREENHALGH as Alex Montgomery
It's only been a year and a half since Conner Greenhalgh found the joy of acting but has already been cast in his first feature film Crash & Burn Stories. A long time lover of motion pictures, Conner plans to pursue the art of filmmaking and is excited to take his first steps in a long Journey.
CHARACTER BIO - ALEX MONTGOMERY
When nothing seems to go right there are those who breakdown and those who move on and make the best of the situation, Alex prefers forward motion. Smart, thoughtful, young and passionate, Alex’s cynical sense of humor is worn on his sleeve as he navigates the pitfalls of his broken family life.
ELENA ROSE DAVIS as Lottie Edwards
Elena Rose Davis discovered her love for acting at a young age, and began competing internationally with a thespian troupe based out of the Civic Theater in Orlando, Florida. She studied theater as a child and teen before entering Massage Therapy school and becoming a Massage Therapist in 2006. In 2008 Elena relocated to Denver, Colorado where she opened her massage business the following year. Elena continued taking acting classes in Denver but focused on growing her business which included adding several employees and a yoga clothing line. In 2014 Elena was able to retire from massage and turned her focus to her lifelong passion in acting. She found Actasana Acting Studio and Theater in the spring of that year and began training in The Meisner Technique which ignited her love for acting in a whole new way. Elena signed with Lincoln Talent in 2015 and has been active in the film world in Denver, starring in short films, web series, commercials, music videos, and print ads. Crash and Burn Stories will be Elena's first starring role in a feature film and she is thrilled to be a part of such an incredible cast and creative team.
CHARACTER BIO - LOTTIE EDWARDS
Beautiful, young and fiery, Lottie’s emotional state seems to hang from a very thin, very fragile thread. As Lottie attempts to reconnect with her father (Conway) she is shocked and hurt to learn his recently engaged to be married to a late 30 something divorcee (Beverly). Forced to face her delicate nature, Lottie reluctantly confides in her future stepbrother (Alex), the two seem surprised when romantic feelings begin to surface.
R.J. WAGNER as Conway Edwards
R.J. is originally from Los Angeles, California. In his early career in the entertainment industry he got his feet wet by working for the Disney Corporation and NBC. After a hiatus from the industry from 1996 to 2004, R.J. decided to jump back into the game in 2005. Recent film credits include: A Revolver for a Romantic, Two Secrets, The Cylinder, Hans Crippleton: Talk to the Hans, Multiplayer and Dear Eleanor. He was last seen on stage in the production of Then Sean Met Khalid for the CCTF, LA Diner at the Boulder Dairy Center. Other notable stage productions include: Brad Majors in Rocky Horror, Mr. Delacourt in The Catamounts production of Jon, Psuedolous in Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. R.J. received a BFA in Music Theatre and has also studied in Los Angeles at The Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop and The Groundlings. For more information on R.J. visit www.rjwagner-actor.com
CHARACTER BIO - CONWAY EDWARDS
The 40 something drunken gambler. Conway is a personality throw back to a time of misogyny and machismo. This nearly lovable deadbeat finds himself engaged to a single mother (Beverly) while trying to lay to rest demons from a previous marriage and a fractured relationship with his daughter (Lottie).
ELIZABETH TELLING as Beverly Montgomery
Liz Telling is a professional classical musician and teacher, mother of five, and actor. She hails from the East Coast, but has lived and worked in California, Texas, Kentucky, England and now Colorado. Some of her favorite local roles include Lizzie in The Rainmaker, Jackie in Buffalo Gal and Ginger in Becky’s New Car (Bas Bleu Theater). Other regional credits include Lula in Dutchman, Rose in Nuts, and Doris Levine in Woody Allen’s God, and Elaine in Breathing Corpses. She holds a Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studied further at the Royal Conservatory in London and currently serves as board president of the Fort Collins Chamber Music Society.
CHARACTER BIO - BEVERLY MONTGOMERY
Tough natured while searching for her happily ever after, Beverly seems to think the world owes her something after having faced a tragic romantic history. Beverly’s relationship with her son (Alex) is put to the test to pursue her happy ending with an aging divorced man (Conway Edwards).
ANDREA DRATCH as Minnie Edwards
Andrea is excited about her upcoming portrayal of Minnie Edwards in the original feature film Crash & Burn Stories. Other notable performances include Mother Courage and Her Children at Bas Bleu Theatre. Some of Andrea’s favorites include Anything Goes, Hot L. Baltimore and Female Transport. Andrea received her A.O.S. at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She also studied film and directing at Montana State University. When she’s away from the stage and not in front of the camera, Andrea enjoys dance, yoga, movies, spending time with friends and family and most of all being a mother and wife!
CHARACTER BIO - MINNIE EDWARDS
The broken ex-housewife, Minnie seems to be held together by booze, spite and the love of her daughter. After separating from her ex-husband (Conway) Minnie seems to have lost her way as an individual and as a mother.