Rebecca Kyler Downs - Anita
Graduating from Tufts University and opera at the Boston Conservancy, Rebecca moved to London to study singing, receiving her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. Rebecca sings in five languages, specializing in French jazz and performing regularly at Manhattans' Elaine's, Sardie's, and the New York Athletic Club. Becoming a successful performer, Rebecca moved to Los Angeles, acting in CSI Miami, Law And Order, Homicide, Voice Over artist on Spiderman, and landed a Billboard Jazz Hits with her French/English vocal, "Come Fly Away" Couleur Cafe.
Michael Moss - Sammy
Michael Moss is a leading film and television actor with beginnings in Atlanta, Georgia, where he starred in many national commercials and independent film productions. Michael is known for his work in Robocop 3, Passenger 57, and The Night Flyer. Landing numerous national commercials with leading advertising agencies, production companies, and top agents, Michael captured the lead of Sammy in the Small Miracles film with his stellar performance as Sammy.
Kathleen McManus - Tessy
A forty year veteran of Atlanta’s theater community, Kathleen McManus is a Suzi Bass award-winning actress, a longtime theater educator, is currently serving as Associate Director of Theater Studies at Woodward Academy. She is Co-founder of Theatre Arís, Atlanta’s stage for Celtic culture and most recently has been seen portraying Clara Barton in Director John Ammerman’s play, Barton Field, produced by Refuge Theatre and slated to tour. Thirty years after making her film debut in “Small Miracles”, she can be seen as Nunzia in Kelly O’Neal’s, “Gilda Sue Rosenstern: the Motion Picture”. Although a stage rat, she can always be found in the cinema darkness, just watching ...
JANNA ZONDER - Sophie
Janna Zonder is an actress, novelist, and singer/songwriter, acting in a stellar performance of Sam Shepard's, "Fool For Love", prior to her nabbing the role as Sophie in "Small Miracles". Janna and her husband, Stu, are creative partners and perform covers and their signature musical satire in venues around the country. Janna Her first novel, "Magenta Rave", was very well received, focusing on social justice issues involving women and children prior to #metoo movement. She is currently at work on her second novel, a coming of age set mid-century in the South.
STEPHANIE KALLOS - Milly
Before becoming a successful novelist, Stephanie had a long career as an actress, and teacher of voice, speech and dialects. Her short fiction received two Raymond Carver Awards and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Stephanie's first novel, "Broken For You", was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as a Today Show Book Club selection. "Sing Them Home", was selected for "All Iowa's Reads" and named by Entertainment Weekly as one of 2009 Best Books. "Language Arts", her third novel, has currently been filmed as a movie, and premiering at the Seatlle Film Festival.
JOHN AMMERMAN - Johnny Facita
A professional actor, director, playwright, John has performed more than 150 professional roles and directed over 50 plays. His solo career includes five One-Man plays with the most recent being Booth, Brother Booth, at the Globe Theatre in London, England. His plays include The Tatischeff Café, a tribute to the great Jacques Tati, Life Goes On, Slapping Bernard, and a stage adaptation of Janes Austen’s Persuasion. His newest play, Barton Field, received its world premiere early in 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a former student of French Mime, Marcel Marceau, and American mime Richmond Shepard. His film credits include the award winning short, "Magellan" in the lead role of Emmanuel, before capturing the role of Johnny Facita, in "Small Miracles". He is currently a Professor of Theatre at Emory University and Founder/ Artistic Director of The Refuge Theatre.
BILL JOHNS - Mikey
Bill Johns is a teacher, designer and actor, residing in Seattle. His skills range from performing to teaching at the Oakland School and Seattle Film Institute. Johns has performed on stages throughout the Southeast and Pacific Northwest, as well as in television, web series, and voice over. Most recently, he is the recipient of the prestigious Grandpa award to Luna and Forrest.
David Max Steinberg - Director of Photography
David Max is cinematographer, photographer, and is a member of I.A.T.S.E, as a Director of Photography working on numerous films and music video credits for Prince, Roxy Music, Lee Ritenour, Diamond Rio, Miles Davis, Driving N Crying, and Donald Fagan. David became represented by William Morris agent Steven Starr for his work on the independent film he directed and lensed, “Severance”, prior to filming “Small Miracles” for Director Toni Crey. David currently works out of his Lighthouse Photography Studio in San Diego, California where he is a Professor of Television, Film, & New Media Program
School of Theatre, Television and Film
San Diego State University.
John Dwight Giles - Assistant Camera
Greg Morse - Sound Mixer
Atlanta Sound Mixer and Video Assist, Greg Morse has been in the production business since 1987, in television commercials and later feature film work. He has a wide array of work, most recently on Zombiland 2: Double Tap. Greg has an extensive list of IMDB credits from his twenty-five years of work, and is an Atlanta film icon in his enseble of baseball cap De Jour. Greg is brilliant at his work and is capable of handing the most difficult of sound locations.
This film project is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Maryann Pezone. This is her story.