The Last Chance Moms Team

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PRODUCERS/WRITERS:

Sarah Chaney and Heather Olt met in the summer of 2000 while performing at New York’s Gateway Playhouse in a production of The Will Rogers Follies. After nearly two decades of friendship and artistic collaboration, Sarah and Heather decided to officially join forces by creating 6 With Heels Productions to help strengthen the voice of women in media and to tell the stories they want to hear...stories that inspire, challenge, and motivate change for the better. 6 With Heels Productions, LLC is committed to telling female centric stories while encouraging a strong representation of women in front of and behind the camera. They are currently in post-production for the feature Jess Plus None and their short/ pilot Last Chance Moms was recently selected for the Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Festival and Catalyst Content Festival!  Other current projects include Untitled Horror feature, chickadee short and Barrier Island.

DIRECTOR:

Mandy Fabian is an award winning director and comedy writer. She co-created and directed The Young Hillary Diaries, Lifetime’s first digital series, and wrote the Amazon digital series Dropping the Soap, which won Jane Lynch an Emmy for Best Actress in a Short Form Original. Mandy was also awarded a fellowship in the Sony Pictures Television Directing Program, and was named “Best New Filmmaker of the Year” by NewFilmmakers LA. Most recently, she directed the independent pilot Vicarious, which won the audience awards at the Dances With Films Film Festival and LA Indie Film Festival and Best Ensemble at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Currently, Mandy is in post-production for her feature (writer/director), Jess Plus None, a modern-day Big Chill set at a wedding in the woods.

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CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR

Robert Murphy, a graduate of the Univ. of Texas film program, is a Los Angeles based cinematographer and editor. Some of his work includes: In Search of a Midnight Kiss (Tribeca Film Festival premiere-Josh Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award, Top 10 independent films of the year by the National Board of Review-"Photographed in glorious black and white by Robert Murphy." --Roger Ebert  "Robert  Murphy, has delivered a beautiful piece of work...treading in the  footsteps of the James Wong Howe"--Anthony Lane, The New Yorker), Carlos Spills the Beans (Raindance, LA Downtown Film Festival-Winner Best Cinematography), 9 Full Moons (Seattle Int'l Film Festival, Raindance, Oaxaca Film Festival, Tel Aviv), Meet me in Montenegro (“DP Robert Murphy deserves a Spirit Award of his own for his breathtaking and evocative lensing of ever-cinematic Berlin and Montenegro.”—Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle, "Murphy’s cinematography is the movie’s highpoint"—-Simi Horwitz, Film Journal), Follow (SXSW premiere), Somebody’s Darling (best feature at the Comicpalooza Film Festival, the Feratum Film Festival, and Subversive Cinema Society Festival), Malie Mason's projects including, Notochord Cove, Alienz, Secret Island Adventure:  Ripple One, The Virgin Amus, and My Boring Life. 

CAST

HEATHER OLT (Kristen, Writer, Producer) has worked on all sides of the business: producing, casting, writing, acting and singing.  She holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University.  She’s co-created, co-produced and co-starred in two web series- The Auditions and the award-winning 2 Hopeful Spinsters, which won Best Comedy Webisode (Independent Film Quarterly), Outstanding Ensemble Cast & Outstanding Comedy Series (LA Web Series Festival) and Award Finalist (HollyShorts Film Festival).  As an actress, she recurred on 2 seasons of Marvel’s Runaways as creepy cult recruiter, Frances.  Other career highlights include recurring roles on Baskets, The Middle, Justified, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck, and guest roles on Veep, Shameless, Carol’s Second Act and The Rookie.  Most recently, she was a producer on the feature, Jess Plus None, which is currently in post-production.

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SARAH CHANEY (Emily, Writer, Producer) is an award winning producer, actor, and singer. In NYC, along with producing theater with the acclaimed MTWorks Theatre Co., she performed Off-Broadway, in National Tours, on cruise ships, and with her rock band, i like orange. In Los Angeles, some of her recent acting credits include the season 5 premier of 911 (air date 9/20/21), Fantasy Island-guest starring alongside some of the fabulous ladies from Melrose Place (air date: 9/12/21), recurring as Hilda on General Hospital, Curb Your Enthusiasm with Tracy Ullman and Larry David, United States of Al, New Girl, Baskets, Insecure, Animal Kingdom, Netflix's school scandal feature, Operation Varsity Blues, and alongside LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell in NCIS LA.  Current producing credits include the feature, Jess Plus None (post production), Untitled Horror feature (in development), chickadee, and Last Chance Moms.

CAROLYN MICHELLE SMITH (Dr. Rogers): Born in Washington, DC, Carolyn is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center and the Drama Division at Juilliard. BROADWAY: Romeo and Juliet (starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad directed by David Leveaux). OFF-BROADWAY: Hit the Wall by Ike Holter (Barrow Street Theatre), Soldier X by Rehana Lew Mirza (Ma-Yi Theater). TV: House of Cards in the recurring role of Willa Penton Seasons 2 and 3 (Emmy award winning director Carl Franklin). Additional Recurring and Guest Star credits include: Codes of Conduct (Oscar Award winning director, Steve McQueen), Law and Order, How to Get Away with Murder, Notorious, The Oath, Luke Cage, Colony, and Cherish the Day. FILM: Sunny Daze, Reboot Camp, Black Hat, Sole Variations. Carolyn is currently recurring on Season 2 of Russian Doll starring writer/director Natasha Lyonne premiering March 2022 on Netflix.

JEFFREY NICHOLAS BROWN (Mark) is a character actor who grew up in Evanston Il. He started acting as a child  with his first job in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s  The Grapes of Wrath.  He is known most for playing Jake Hart  in Nickelodeon’s hit show Henry Danger and Corbett Stackhouse in True Blood. He has also been a blue man in the world famous Blue Man Group for over twenty years. Other notable roles include voicing “Bronty” in Disney’s Doc McStuffins and many guest stars on shows including Modern Family, Gilmore Girls, Arrested  Development, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

MANDY JUNE TURPIN (Joan) is a Los Angeles-based actor/producer. She has a degree from UCLA in Theatre, Film & Television. Her acting credits include Four Good Days, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Glen Close and Mila Kunis, Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, Powder Blue starring Forrest Whitaker, The Sunday Horse starring Ving Rhames, and The Perfect Family starring Kathleen Turner. TV credits include recurring guest star roles on Heathers, Jane the Virgin, The Bridge, Nashville,  and Rebel as well as guest roles on Lucifer, Chicago Med, Bull, Hawaii Five-O, Chicago Med, Parenthood, NCIS, The Closer, Grey’s Anatomy, Burn Notice, Longmire, The Fosters, House M.D, Lost, 24, Criminal Minds and the hysterical web series, The Filth out now on Youtube. After spending most of her career in front of the camera, these days she can be found behind the scenes creating content. 

DANE BOWMAN (Zak) is an accomplished TV, Film, and stage actor based out of Los Angeles.  After graduating with a BFA in directing and performance at Southern Oregon University, Dane worked extensively in regional theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (for five seasons), The Guthrie, APT, Seattle Rep., ART,  and Utah Shakes. TV and Film highlights include Grey's Anatomy, General Hospital, Colony, Echo Drive, Hollow Point, The Drama Club, The Recall, Life Tracker, and most recently, Last Chance Moms (which he had the joy of making with some of his favorite people).