Asa Somers

Becca Ayers

Brother Love

Cassandra Kubinski

Erin Hill

Greg Naughton

Jan O'Dell

Jeremy Schonfeld

Julie Danao-Salkin

Robi Hager

Vedant Gokhale

Supporting Cast

Jan O'Dell

Caroline

Caroline's Background: Caroline was a laser-focused, hardcore businesswoman, until a shattering accident forced her to completely rethink her life – and begin a search for her lost son.

the world took back its promise...but here i am right now,
in the light, the blue sky waited for me

Director on Jan/Caroline: "I originally met with Jan not to audition her but to hear her story. She didn't call herself a songwriter or a singer but I realized immediately that we needed her; her perspective became an anchor for the story. She was deeply injured on 9/11 by flying debris. All the paperwork and pills you see in the movie are really hers. We didn't design her scars – we traced and accented what was already there. The ritual for 9/11 that she performs in the movie is based on a ritual she really carried out herself, and she made sure that the scene included all the paraphernalia she actually used. In rehearsal at our first jam session, I found Jan really was a singer. She became such an emotional touchstone for the film. Everything about her character's physical and emotional struggle with a long and painful recovery feels real because it is."

JAN O’DELL (Caroline King) has appeared on screen with Patrick Dempsey in Dreamworks’ CAN’T BUY ME LOVE, Leslie Neilsen in Paramount’s FAMILY PLAN and Veronica Hamel in the CBS movie STRANGER IN MY HOME. Jan has to her credit scores of industrial/training films and commercials. A member of Circle East theater group in New York, she originated the role of Nettie in their production of LILY OF THE VALLEY, also produced at The Neighborhood Playhouse and elsewhere. She also originated a role in Joyce Carol Oates’ I STAND BEFORE YOU NAKED. When Jan made her first foray into New York theater, in "her salad days", she was cast in the musical theater import from London’s West End VALMOUTH. Regional theater includes Mrs. Tilden in THE CHILDREN’S HOUR at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse (where she recently was King Lear in a staged reading for the Playhouse’s Summer Shakespeare series), Cleopatra in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA and the Wigmaker in RASHOMON, both at Kansas City Rep, and various roles for BLOODHUT PRODUCTIONS in Tucson/Phoenix. Always a singer, Jan performed with Kansas City’s premier big band and with small jazz groups in clubs throughout that city. Jan was with public radio and television for 10 years. Her voice was often heard on NPR as a reporter and host for various programs. She wrote and produced an obituary for NPR aired on the death of Harry S Truman, which was entered in the official Congressional Record at the request of members of Congress. Jan’s broadcasting career began when she became Kansas City’s very first television Weathergirl on the local ABC-TV affiliate. Jan dedicates her part in the creation of the film to the American Red Cross, Safe Horizons and all those whose arms reached out and held her during a time of need.

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