Meet The CAST

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AIMEE LA JOIE

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Aimee La Joie is an actress, writer, and director from San Diego, CA. She is best known for her viral video series The Film Crew and her self-produced web series The Bumble Bums. She is so excited to be cast in Freedom, WI! This is her first lead role in a feature film, and she really hopes she doesn't screw it up!!! 

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STEPHEN GEORGE

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Stephen George is a native Chicagoan actor who is known for his roles on the Netflix series Easy, the comedy-drama series Code-Switched, and the Lifetime movie The Christmas Listing. Stephen has transferred his comedic style and performance into several award-winning short films and viral online videos by The Onion and BuzzFeed. Stephen is a producer of Our Perspective: Asian American Plays and a member of the video sketch comedy team Roll Models. He particularly enjoys interrupting Packers vs. Bears debates with the fun fact that Chicago was once a part of Wisconsin until December 3, 1818. 

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MELISSA SHOSHAHI

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Melissa Shoshahi is an award winning stand-up comedian, actress and writer. She tours all over the country and world, bringing her comedic characters and witty personality to the stage as well as social media platforms. Shoshahi has been featured on Laughs on FOX, All Def Digital, Fusion TV, HULU, Nickelodeon and has acted in a myriad of independent films.

MICHELLE RENEE THOMPSON

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CORDY HARDIN

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JESSICA AMBUEHL

lily

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RICHARD BAIKER

bruce

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Meet The CREW

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MOLLY PRESTON

writer & director

Molly is a Portland, Oregon-based director, producer, and editor, with a range of features, short films, commercials, and music videos under her belt. Evolution of Evil, a feature film that Molly produced and edited, can be seen on Amazon Prime, and the most recent feature that she produced, The Brain That Wouldn't Die (Remake), is currently in the festival circuit. Molly spent almost a decade living in Wisconsin, where she explored her love of cheese and discovered her love for the Packers. Her heart will always be in Wisconsin.

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KEVIN FORREST

director of photography

Kevin was born in New Orleans, and moved to Scotland at age ten. While in Scotland, Kevin learned to edit using two VCRs and a makeshift soundboard. To his parents’ dismay, several cameras were obliterated while getting the “perfect shot” during the making of numerous skateboard videos. Lessons learned and ten features worth of experience later, he is now a freelance cinematographer, independent filmmaker, and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. Kevin’s recognized ability to create stunning visual images has gained his entry into numerous film festivals.

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KATIE DALZIEL

co-producer

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AILEEN SHEEDY

co-producer