TERI POLO.………………………………………… Bryn Shaw
DAVID REES SNELL……………………………… Paul Shaw
ELAINE HENDRIX ………………………… Vanessa Carver
MICHAEL IRONSIDE ……………………… Lt. Ned Hutton
KEN HOWARD ……………………… Officer Bobby Ford
NICK SOWELL ……………………………………. Will Tyler
MARNETTE PATTERSON……………….Christina Wade
JONNY CRUZ…………………………………Simon Valencia
KELLI DAWN HANCOCK…………. Officer Kit Karasic
EVERETT SIFUENTES…….…………………….Mr. Butters
KEVIN SCOTT KEATING……………………… James Nash

98 Minutes
Language: English
Genre: Supernatural, Horror, Suspense, Mystery
Rated R

Produced by Sally Helppie
Written and Directed by Michael Stokes 

TERI POLO as Bryn Shaw

Teri Polo is well-known as the bride, Pam Byrne, from MEET THE PARENTS (for which she was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award as favorite female-newcomer) and MEET THE FOCKERS.  She is set to reprise her role in LITTLE FOCKERS and stars in Joe Dante’s new horror feature, THE HOLE.

A few of her many other movie roles include BEYOND BORDERS with Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen, DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE with John Travolta and Vince Vaughn, THE UNSAID with Andy Garcia and Linda Cardellini, THE ARRIVAL with Charlie Sheen, 2:13, FULL OF IT, MYSTERY DATE and THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS. 

Teri starred for two seasons as Helen Santos on THE WEST WING (for which she was nominated for a SAG acting award) and has appeared in numerous television shows, including GHOST WHISPERER, LAW & ORDER: SVU, THE WEDDING BELLS, NUMB3RS, LEGACY OF FEAR, THE PRACTICE, and I’M WITH HER.

She also starred in CBS’s 2009 drama about an elite FBI team, WASHINGTON FIELD, and currently appears in NBC’s new series, STORM, opposite Treat Williams.

Teri studied ballet for 12 years -- and her dancer’s body is evident in her ever popular Playboy spread. 


David is probably best known for his seven seasons as stalwart Detective Ronnie Gardocki on FX’s ground-breaking, critically acclaimed drama, THE SHIELD.  He had a recurring role in THE UNIT and has appeared in CBS’s MONDAY AFTER THE MIRACLE, Hallmark’s DESOLATION CANYON with Stacy Keach and Patrick Duffy, TNT’s HAWTHORNE and HBO’s TRUMAN.

David’s films include Ang Lee’s RIDE WITH THE DEVIL and the 2008-released EXIT SPEED with Lea Thompson and Fred Ward….not to mention a few notorious and award-winning short films.

David has extensive experience on stage, appearing in dozens of professional productions.  He has also lent his voice to a number of high profile action videogames.

David was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and earned a B.A. in Theatre and Media Arts from the University of Kansas. 

ELAINE HENDRIX as Vanessa Carver

Elaine has starred in such feature films as THE PARENT TRAP with Lindsey Lohan, Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson, Disney’s INSPECTOR GADGET 2, SUPERSTAR with Will Farrell and Molly Shannon, and ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION with Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow. She also has appeared in HERE ON EARTH with Chris Klein and Josh Hartnett, MOLLY with Aaron Eckhart and Elisabeth Shue, and several popular indie films such as WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW?!, BAM BAM AND CELESTE, THE DUKES, ROCK SLYDE, and DEAR LEMON LIMA

Some of her television credits include shows like CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, GHOST WHISPERER, E.R., CRIMINAL MINDS and FRIENDS. She has had recurring roles on PRIVILEGED, THE MIDDLEMAN, and JOAN OF ARCADIA. Elaine also has appeared in Movies of the Week JANE DOE: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER and MR. ST. NICK.

In her spare time, Elaine writes and records custom theme songs and involves herself in political issues. In fact, two of her songs can be heard in THE BEACONHer greatest passion is animal activism - working with several prestigious organizations across the country such as In Defense of Animals, The Humane Society of the United States, and Best Friends Sanctuary.

All of this is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s no wonder, then, that legendary film critic Roger Ebert said, “She earns her stripes.”

Originally hailing from the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Elaine has particular affinities for vanilla ice cream, STAR WARS, Elvis, and Target, and believes it is important to maintain a healthy balance of work, play, spirituality and shopping.

MICHAEL IRONSIDE as Officer Ned Hutton

A seasoned character actor with a devoted cult following, Michael Ironside has starred in more than 120 feature films. Born in Canada, he studied at the Ontario College of Art and Canadian National Film Board.

After working on numerous Canadian film and television productions, both in front of and behind the camera, Ironside came to the forefront in David Cronenberg’s sci-fi hit SCANNERS, garnering a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor. This success was followed by leading roles in TOP GUN with Tom Cruise and TOTAL RECALL with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He recently reunited with director McG and Christian Bale in TERMINATOR: SALVATION.  Michael’s numerous other films include STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE PERFECT STORM, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN SUBURBIA, SURVEILLANCE, THE MACHINIST, THE OMEGA CODE, THE NEXT KARATE KID and FREE WILLY.

In 2002, Ironside starred as Bob Durelle in the Canadian mini-series THE LAST CHAPTER, for which he received a Gemini Award nomination, and he recently reprised the role in THE LAST CHAPTER II: THE WAR CONTINUES. Aside from his regular appearances on the hit drama E.R., he also starred in the series NUREMBERG, V, SMALLVILLE, and had a recurring role on the smash hit DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.

Michael has many upcoming projects, including the lead role in the sci-fi series ICE PLANET.

KEN HOWARD as Officer Bobby Ford

Ken is a talented actor of stage and screen, winning both Tony and Emmy awards.  With a career spanning several decades, he has delighted television audiences as world-wise retired Detective Lieutenant Max Cavanaugh on NBC's CROSSING JORDAN, as Garrett Boydston on DYNASTY and THE COLBYS, as Adam Bonner on ADAM’S RIB, as Dave Barrett in THE MANHUNTERS, as Jack Long in IT’S NOT EASY, as George Andrews on MELROSE PLACE, and as Joe Samuels on CANE. He recently appeared opposite Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange in HBO’s GREY GARDENS. But Ken is perhaps best known for his performance as the street-savvy teacher Ken Reeves in the classic drama THE WHITE SHADOW.


Some of Ken’s movie roles are MICHAEL CLAYTON for Warner Bros. starring George Clooney, and RAMBO opposite Sylvester Stallone. He also has appeared in SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, THE NET, AT FIRST SIGHT, IN HER SHOES and DREAMER. 

Ken originated the role of Thomas Jefferson on Broadway in the Tony-winning musical 1776. Other Broadway roles include PROMISES, PROMISES, SEESAW, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, and CHILD’S PLAY, for which he won the coveted Tony award.  He recently earned rave reviews from his tour de force performance in the One Man Show, ACCORDING TO TIP.

Ken won an Emmy for his on-camera narration of “Facts for Boys: The Body Human.” His voice can be heard on more than 30 best-selling books on tape.

NICK SOWELL as Will Tyler

Nick Sowell is a Dallas native and versatile actor, appearing in such varied roles as a cowboy, a slacker, and a rising young professional. He shines as the charming Will Tyler in THE BEACON. He recently performed the role of Josh Posler in MIDDLE MEN starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and James Caan. Nick also co-starred as Duke in EXIT SPEED starring Lea Thompson, Fred Ward and Desmond Harrington. He appeared in SPIRAL alongside Joel David Moore, Amber Tamblyn and Zachary Levi. Other film roles include THE DEVIL WEARS SPURS and REWARD.

Nick is a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School, which he attended after a stint at Lubbock Christian University in Texas. He is an avid horseback rider and enjoys golfing, fishing and skeet shooting.


Marnette started her acting career as a child, including voicing Lucy Van Pelt in “It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown” and “It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown.” Over the years, she has appeared in numerous television shows, such as CHARMED, BOY MEETS WORLD, THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, SUPERNATURAL, GROUNDED FOR LIFE, and CSI: LAS VEGAS. She recently appeared in STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: THE MARAUDER and THE BEAUTIFUL ORDINARY.

Marnette’s hobbies include singing, horseback riding, kickboxing and cooking.