Neighbors the Film

Directed by Rachel Goldberg, a participant in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women

Kelli GarnerKelli Garner (Maggie) — Kelli Garner made her film debut at age 16 in director Mike Mills’s short Architecture of Reassurance (1999), a Sundance Film Festival entry. Her performance captured the attention of director Larry Clark (Kids (1995)), who cast her in her first feature film, in the role of the drug-addicted teen, Heather Swallers, in the controversial docudrama Bully (2001), establishing Kelli as a fiery young talent.

After sharpening her teeth on television and independent films, the edgy young actress earned a part as the 1940′s Hollywood ingénue (opposite Leonardo DiCaprio) in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004) making her Moviefone’s Rising Star. Soon after, she reunited with Mike Mills in his 2005 Sundance Film Festival hit Thumbsucker (2005), and proved her ability to shine in comedy, and handle her first leading role, starring opposite Tommy Lee Jones in Man of the House (2005/I). In 2007 she played the titular role of the Real Girl, Margo, in Lars and the Real Girl (2007), opposite Ryan Gosling.

Edi GathegiEdi Gathegi (Lamay) — Edi Gathegi’s work ranges from prime time to the silver screen. In his most recent recurring role on the FOX hit television series, HOUSE, he plays Dr. Cole also known as “Big Love” one of many new interns hazed by Dr. House. Edi can also be seen on movie screens across the country in the Mirimax/Disney feature film, GONE BABY GONE directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman. He is also co-starring in DEATH SENTENCE with Kevin Bacon. Edi played the recurring role of Boa on the ABC Family show, LINCOLN HEIGHTS and Fletcher Bellow in LIFE ON MARS. You can see Edi playing the sexy vampire Laurent in the TWILIGHT series, adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s New York Times Bestselling novel and playing Deputy Martin in the 1980′s remake of MY BLOODY VALENTINE in 3D. He will be in the highly anticipated upcoming film, X-Men: First Class as Darwin and in ATLAS SHRUGGED: Part I as Eddie Willers.

Past credits include, CSI and CSI:MIAMI, THE FIFTH PATIENT, CRANK and his theatre credits are TWO TRAINS RUNNING at the prestigious Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Other regional stage work include: King Hedley II, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Golden Boy, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Crucible, Fade, A Maiden’s Prayer (Santa Barbara Independent Award), A Raisin in the Sun, Othello, a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cyrano, and Dutchman. Edi is a graduate of NYU’s MFA program for acting.

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Sasha RoizSasha Roiz (Mark) — Sasha Roiz was raised in Montreal and studied theatre at England’s prestigious Guildford Conservatoire. Upon returning to Montreal, Sasha began to work consistently in theatre, culminating in a nomination for his performance at the esteemed “Masques Awards” (Quebec’s Theatre Awards). He is best known for his role as Sam Adama on the hit television show CAPRICA, and most recently portrayed the recurring role of Driscoll on the FOX hit television series, HOUSE. His television credits include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, IN PLAIN SIGHT, THE MENTALIST and you can see him in his upcoming feature film, EXTRACTED as the leading role of Tom.

He spent several years living in Toronto, amassing significant experience as a TV and film actor, including a regular role on ESPN’s debut hit series “Playmakers” as well as the lead in the dramatic series “Across the River to Motor city”.

Sasha resides in Los Angeles. He is trilingual (English, French, Russian). He enjoys any sort of sport and physical activities, reading, writing, and music.

Danny WoodburnDanny Woodburn (Jesse) — Danny Woodburn is a versatile entertainer on stage, film, television, and the comedy club circuit and is fast becoming a permanent fixture in film and television with frequent appearances on some of today’s most popular shows with over 100 television appearances. Most notably Danny is known for Mickey Abbott, the volatile but lovable friend of Kramer’s, on NBC’s Emmy-winning, history making, show “Seinfeld” (1990). Since his first appearance on the show in 1994 he has gained speed as an actor and garnered respect from industry professionals. His character on Seinfeld was an important role for him, in the sense that the writing and portrayal of Mickey is positive and non-stereotypical.

With acknowledgment and respect given to the late Dr. Steven E. Kopits whose surgical expertise has allowed him to pursue his dream, Danny has raised awareness of the continued derogatory and dehumanizing treatment of Little People in society and the media. Currently he serves on the Screen Actors Guild, Performers With Disabilities Committee.

Mageina TovahMageina Tovah (Sara) — As well as her recurring role on Joan of Arcadia, Tovah’s television work include guest roles on a number of TV shows. These include: Hung, Bones, Lie to Me, Chase, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under, The Shield, Cold Case, Crossing Jordan and Private Practice. Tovah’s feature film work includes roles in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Dark Heart, Failure to Launch, Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas and a recurring role as Ursula Ditkovich in the films Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

Tovah also made a memorable appearance in the Jonas Åkerlund-directed music video for Christina Aguilera’s hit song “Beautiful”.

Scott RosaScott Rosa (Brandon) — Born in Columbus, Ohio, Scott was raised there by his parents Bruce and Mary Ann Rosa until the age of eighteen when he left for college. Upon receiving an athletic scholarship to play NCAA division 1 varsity men’s tennis at the University of New Hampshire, Scott moved to New England. While at UNH Scott declared a major in business administration and marketing, during his junior year discovered his love for acting after blindly auditioning for a play with a college roommate who was a theatre major. Scott got the role in the school production, decided to minor in theatre at New Hampshire. After graduating in 2004, Scott was accepted into the prestigious Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York City to further develop his craft. It was there in New York that Scott landed his first role in the Off Broadway play, ‘Two Rooms’. Shortly after completing the run of the play he packed up and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television.

After booking multiple commercials and a few smaller roles on ‘The Young and The Restless’ and HBO’s hit series ‘Deadwood’, Scott landed his first feature role in the Roger Corman’s horror flick ‘Cheerleader Massacre 2’. Since then Scott has appeared in such films as ‘Scavenger’ and ‘Ugly’. His role as Jameson Dubois, an alcoholic/drug addict who spirals out of control, in the film ‘Scavenger’ earned him his first critical acclaim with best actor nominations from the Beverly Hills Film Festival, Queens International Film Festival, and Sacramento International Film Festival. Scott has continued honing his craft by studying with acting coaches Scott Tiler and David and Shanelle Gray at Gray Studios.
Scott realized his passion for film making in 2008, when he founded his own production company, Cannonball Productions. He looks forward to working with new and exciting material that will continue to push the traditional boundaries of film making for years to come.

Summer JohnsonSummer Johnson (Delivery Woman) — Check out Summer’s website.

Ellyn Stern (Voice of Mrs. Jerritt)

Richard Epcar (voice of Peter in “War of the Worlds”)