Sissy Sheridan is a 13-year-old screen and stage actress from Washington, D.C. She is most known for the 2018 Netflix series, Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Other TV/Film credits include Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle (2015 Golden Globe Winner), TV One’s For My Man, The Catcher, and Paper Airplanes. Sissy also has an extensive theatre background. Recent credits include Annie at Olney Theatre Center (Pepper), Annie Warbucks Off-Broadway (Duffy), and Willy Wonka at NextStop Theatre Company (Veruca Salt). When not performing Sissy enjoys taping, making iMovies with her friends, binge-watching ‘The Office,’ and telling jokes she collects from popsicle sticks. Sissy is so excited to take on a complex character like “Hope.”
Sissy thanks God, her Mom, Dad, brother and 3 crazy dogs, G. Gardner Talent Management, and the entire For Hope production team.
Tana Sirois grew up in Portsmouth, NH acting in various theatres around the seacoast. She moved to the UK to pursue a degree in Acting at the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts in 2008, where she was able to work on an immersive theatre show with Slung Low Theatre Company at the Everyman Theatre, assistant direct a scene for the Wanamaker Competition at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, receive directors training from the Royal Shakespeare Company, and develop her passions for original work, heightened text, physical theatre and absurdism.
In 2010, her passions collided with Maria Swisher's and Dirt [contained] Theatre Company was formed, which now holds credits in both the UK and USA.
She graduated LIPA with a 1st class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to direct The Last Eden with Dirt [contained] at the Kazimier in Liverpool.
Other directing credits include Alice In Wonderland (The Players’ Ring), The Yellow Wallpaper (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), A Slight Ache (Jimmy’s) and Tomorrow In The Battle (An Ars Nova Fling).
Acting credits include Jenny (Loyal Women), Nina (The Nina Variations), Jill (Equus), Gollum (The Hobbit), Froggy (Blackbird), Tracy (Seascape With Sharks And Dancer), Judy (Easy Laughter) and Lais in Garden Of Delights, which she also co-produced under Dirt [contained] Theatre Company at The Plaxall Gallery.
You can find her singing political satire around NYC with Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy.
Jay William Thomas is an Actor, Writer, and Producer who grew up in Kentucky, where he began acting at an early age. Jay Attended Western Kentucky University and obtained a BFA double Major in Acting and Directing. Jay has worked on stage, film, & television. Recently Jay worked with NBC Universal and PipeLine entertainment on a remake of Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13. Jay is excited to take on this project, and would like to thank his family and friends for all their support as well as Andrew Swanson and James Rees for their belief in this story. Finally, Jay would like to thank his best friend, Lauren, without your unending love and support none of this would have been possible.
Eric Schmidt is an actor from Powderly, Kentucky with a BFA in Performing Arts from Western Kentucky University. Having spent the last few years doing mostly improvisational comedy and theatre, he is excited to make his return to film with such a great project.
Lewis Wright was born and raised in Kentucky where he
began acting at an early age. He is known for his ability to play a very wide range of characters.
Lewis has acted on stage, film, and television. His latest credits include Lennie in "Of Mice and Men", Dracula's Monster in "Dracula", The Conjure Man in "Dark off the Moon", and most recently took on the roles of 11 of the 22 characters in "A Tuna Christmas" (a character actor's dream). He is excited to take on the role of Max and be a part of this incredible story.
Julie Mitchell has been a resident of Kentucky for over 20 years. Her acting career started “later in life” when she signed with Heyman Talent of Louisville KY in 2013. Her background is in lifestyle print, commercial acting, and hosting. She most recently transitioned to film with roles in Reunion and Where Hope Grows. Julie lives in Louisville with her husband Chuck, together they have 6 children as well as 8 grandchildren. Julie thanks God for all that she is blessed with and looks forward to being a part of For Hope.
Chris McFarland is a New York based actor, Chris just finished a run of the Steven Dietz play Halcyon Days, directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris. Other theater credits include the off-Broadway productions of Queen, Piggy Nation, Miss Abigail's Guide..., and the Awesome 80’s Prom. Select Film/TV credits include Birdman, Nine to Five, Plutoed, and "Plain, PA". Chris has appeared in commercials for Seagram's Gin, GEICO, Sonic, Rogaine, and UPMC, among others. Find Chris on the internet:
Chris Baker is an actor based out of Bowling Green, KY. He has a Bachelors degree in theater and a minor in film studies. he also studied in NY at the Actors Studio Inc. He has been acting for 10 years doing stage, commercial, TV and film. soon to finish up a feature film called The Repairman which will be out later on this year. Chris is excited to be a part of this project, and to work with such a talented cast and crew!