NIKA SERRAS, Den's wife and partner, wears more hats than perhaps anyone else on the crew. She is co-writer on the project, the lead of the film, and shares credits for diverse tasks such as casting, producing, and on-set yoga instructor. She is a recent graduate of the California Institute of the Arts' Masters in Acting program, where she distinguished herself as the lead in numerous productions. Other experience includes five years as a lead actor with a repertory Shakespeare company (where she met Den), and a BA in Theatre from the University of New Hampshire. She also occasionally designs and constructs masks for professional theatre companies. This project marks her debut as a screenwriter, but she has written two full-length plays and is a sought-after editor by her friends and colleagues. Her one-woman show,
Visions and Inquisitions, has been seen in Valencia and Los Angeles to rave audience reviews.

JON POWELL is from a small town in Idaho (Blackfoot) and has come to California by way of Utah, Florida and New York. A graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in Musical Theatre, acting has always been in his blood. Jon has been a principal in several national commercials as well as having appeared in television and film projects. His latest work can be seen in River Made to Drown In, recently released on DVD and video, and Jeepers Creepers 2 which was #1 at the Box Office Labor Day weekend. He wants to thank Dennis, Nika and everyone involved for the chance to be a part of this amazing project.


JOE ALLEN PRICE was born near New Orleans, LA. He Received his BS Degree in Theatre Arts from Northwestern University. He then went directly to New York for three years, doing live television and off-off Broadway before moving to Los Angeles. He worked in episodic television, commercials, and a lot of Equity theater, including tours with Howard Keel in Camelot as Mordred, John Raitt in Pajama Game as Prez, and Louis Nye in Charley’s Aunt as Charley. He then left the entertainment business and received a Masters degree from Stanford in art. He taught both art and filmmaking at College of San Mateo in the Bay Area. He then took early retirement to concentrate on art, and is recognized internationally for his silk screen prints (click HERE to see them - they're amazing! ed.). He returned to acting and Los Angeles, in 2000. He has been very active in both smaller productions like 99-seat theatre, staged script readings and graduate student films and in large scale projects, including Frasier, The George Lopez Show and in three recent Garry Marshall films.

Swan Witch:

Cygnus and The Brothers:
JIM and JOHN BAUDINO, identical twins, had always thought that they had missed their opportunity to use their special gift in front of the camera. However, after graduating with honors from the University of Michigan College of Engineering, their careers landed them both in Atlanta, Georgia, where they enrolled in several acting classes. They quickly gained a knack for the arts and had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects including commercials, independent films, documentaries and a local television show. Although they are both pursuing their Masters in Business Administration at UCLA, they still find time to work on projects, and they always have a body double for whatever part they play!

GLORIA HENDRY is a graduate of the nationally renowned Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy (LACCTA) and has produced, acted in, produced and directed. Her credits are FILMS: as Mrs. James Bond (Rosie Carver), 007 James Bond epic,
Live & Let Die, Crimson Streets, Pumpkinhead II, Seven Swans, starred in today's classic, Black Caesar, Black Belt Jones, Hell Up In Harlem, Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, Bare Knuckles and an Academy Award Film, Across 110th Street, For Love of Ivy, Landlord, Come Back Charleston Blue. THEATRE: (musical) as Billie Holiday, Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill, Haints, Conjurer and Leaving, Who's That Lady? Respect Your Elders, Still Growing, The Waiting Room, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove, Stage Door, (musical) Just One More Day, Son of Othello, The Maids, A Raisin in The Sun, Medea, (musical) Fantasticks, (musical) Don't Do It Mama Daddy Wouldn't Like It, Four Seasons, Poison in The Grapevine; TV: movie of the week Seeds of Tragedy, Law & Order, Hunter, Doogie Howser, Falcon Crest, Blue Knight, As The World Turns, Blooper's & Practical Jokes, Another World, Love American Style, Snoop Sisters, Santa Barbara, As the World Turns, This is The Life; and DOCUMENTARY: Baadazzz Cinema, E! True Story, Small Steps Big Strides I, Small Steps Big Strides II, Black Beauty and Playboy Bunnies.

RUTH CAFFERY has appeared in such plays as A Mid Summer's Night Dream, Women in White, Playboy of the Western World, Little Women, Explane, Murder at the Vicarage, When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet, Uncle Vanya, and The Cause of the Fire. Films include Dukkha and El Padrino, and the music video Closing Time for MTV. She has studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in NYC, the American Conservatory Theatre summer program, and the Howard Fine studio in Los Angeles. Ruth would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.

Young Elise:

Young Sebastian:

Swan Babies:

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