Meet the High Life cast

 

Frank

aka Ardeshier DeGhani

Dean

aka Eric Brekke

Ardy Shier (Frank) started acting in second grade because he hated sports and couldn’t afford to buy art supplies. After playing Frankenstein’s monster and watching his first Academy Awards broadcast in 1991, his path was set. In 2002, he began working in earnest to improve his craft, taking every acting class available to him and involving himself in monologue showcases, one acts and independent feature films. His first film role was in Philadelphia-based Nash Productions entry ‘The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream’. Since then he has appeared live as an anchor in both English and Spanish for KRWG News 22, worked on a handful of indie projects involving Creative Media Technology and Creative Media Institute students and has discovered a passion to write and develop characters.

Eric Brekke (Dean) is proud to be a part of the High Life series. He has primarily been a stage actor in such shows as Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Fat Chance, A Christmas Carol, The Foreigner, and The Diviners. His film credits include playing Bogart Humphreys in “Noir you Didn’t” and Dean in the first installment of the High Life series “The Baking Dead.” He would like to thank David Salcido for the opportunity to be a part of this awesome project and his family for their support. “Thanks everyone! You all are the best family and friends a guy could ask for.”

Sammy

aka Donny Prosise

Lilith

aka Britney Stout

Donny Prosise (Sammy) is probably more dramatic than he thinks, having heard, “Why aren’t you in theater? You should do theater!” for several years before actually dipping his toe in that particular pool. After playing Starcat in @Pro’s production of “Psycho Beach Party” in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007, he decided that the advice was spot-on. Later, he landed roles in Cockeyed, Becky’s New Car, and The Mousetrap in the community theater scene of Las Cruces, New Mexico. After Cockeyed, he got the chance to be an extra in a few student films, and found the behind-the-scenes processes fascinating. He’s enjoying sinking his teeth into the meaty role of Sammy in the High Life series, and looks forward to future projects with this wonderfully crazy bunch making it happen.

Britney Stout (Lilith) is a primarily a stage actor living in Las Cruces whose credits include Beyond Therapy, Three Viewings, A Christmas Twist, Cockeyed, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to name a few. Occasionally, dear friends coax her out of her dark cave with promises of fresh salsa, hard liquor, and laughter so hard you don’t notice you’re wetting your pants. David Salcido is just such a friend. He did all of these things, and then wrote a fun script and sent her off to play with the cool kids. And for all of that, she is so very grateful.

The High Life crew

 

Baking Dead Crew
Producer/Director/Writer – David Salcido
Director of Photography/Editor – Kent Harkey
Gaffer/Key Grip/Boom – Dustin Richardson
First AC/Script Supervisor – David Montes
Music – Donny Prosise, Alison Reynolds

 

Blunt Offerings Crew
Producer/Director/Writer – David Salcido
Director of Photography – Kent Harkey
Gaffer/Key Grip – Dustin Richardson
Boom/Sound Mixer – Aron Hethcox
First AC/Script Supervisor – Donny Prosise
Editor – Aron Hethcox
Creative Consultant – Marcela Salmon
Production Assistants – Annie De Fausell, David Montes
Second Unit Moon Wrangler – Sean Campbell
Set Decorator – David Chavez
Costume Supervisor – Autumn Gieb
Hair/Make-up Artist – Edward Gutierrez
Music – Donny Prosise Aron Hethcox, Nick Chamberlain