Synopsis: Derek Dentro is a devoted son to his aging and loving parents. However a family calamity plunges him into a world that is frightening and surreal and leaves him wondering if his parents are who are what they seem. As Derek tries to grasp an impossible truth about his family, he and his mother must face another threat in the form of a mysterious man who knows their secret and will use it to destroy them unless he is stopped.
Joan Dentro: Mariette Hartley
George Dentro: John Saxon
Derek Dentro: Erik Odom
Director: David Sobolov
Cinematographer: Phil Leirness
Editors: Phil Leirness, William Schoenfeld, J. Dion
Music by: Michael Crane
Art Director: Bryan Fulk
Make-up: Angie Johnson
Wardrobe: Lauren Malizia
Script Supervisor: Cristina Fanti
Gaffer and lighting: Yogi Allen
Grip: Jani Allen
Assistant camera: Aram Aramyan
Production assistant: Eddie Booze
Producers: Michael Crane, David Sobolov
Mariette Hartley (Joan Dentro) began acting at the age of ten with the legendary Eva Gallienne and John Houseman. Her numerous theatre appearances include Cabaret, Broadway, Sylvia, MTC, Ancestral Voices, Lincoln Center, Enchanted April, Pasadena Playhouse, Measure for Measure, King John, Public Theatre. She has appeared in National Tours beginning as a teenager when she co-starred with Bert Lahr in the American Shakespeare Festivals production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. She toured with Copenhagen and The Sisters Rosenzweig for which she earned a Helen Hayes Award and the League of American Theatres National Touring Award. She made her screen debut in Sam Peckinpah’s classic western, Ride the Country with Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. Regional theatre credits include Ten Chimneys, the Cleveland Playhouse, Buffalo Gal, Williamstown, Tom Stoppard’s The Seagull, Old Globe, Detective Story, Ahmanson, Antigone, with John Houseman and the UCLA Theatre Group. Lion In Winter, La Mirada, Same Time Next Year, Love Letters, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, King & I, and Mame. The Emmy award-winning actress recurred on Law and Order: SVU and has appeared on dozens of televisions shows from Grey’s Anatomy, Big Love, The Mentalist, Dirt, M*A*S*H, NCIS, and The Incredible Hulk. A three-time Clio Award winner for her Polaroid commercials with James Garner and recipient of a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she also hosted the CBS Morning Program. She is currently hosting her tenth season of Wild About Animals. Her best-selling autobiography, Breaking The Silence can be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com. A mental health advocate since 1987, she co-founded The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which now has chapters in 75 cities.
John Saxon (George Dentro) has appeared in nearly 200 roles in the movies and on television in a more-than half-century-long career that has stretched over seven decades since he made his big screen debut in 1954 in uncredited bit parts in It should Happen To You and George Cukor's A Star Is Born. Saxon made his television debut on Richard Boone's series Medic and got his first substantial (and credited) part in Running Wild, playing a juvenile delinquent. In the Esther Williams vehicle The Unguarded Moment. By 1958, he established himself as a supporting player in A-List pictures, being featured in Blake Edwards's comedy This Happy Feeling headlined by Debbie Reynolds and Vincente Minnelli's The Reluctant Debutante with Rex Harrison and Sandra Dee. In the next five years, he worked steadily, including supporting parts in John Huston's The Unforgiven, the James Stewart comedy Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation and Otto Preminger's The Cardinal while having first billing in the B-movies Cry Tough and War Hunt. Fluent in Italian, he made his first pictures in Italy in the period, Agostino and Mario Bava's The Evil Eye. By 1965, he was appearing in the likes of "Blood Beast from Outer Space", albeit, top-billed. A more emblematic picture was Sidney J. Furie's The Appaloosa, in which he appeared in Mexican bandito drag as the man who steals the horse of Marlon Brando, another Stella Adler student. The "ethnic-looking" Saxon would reprise the role, of sorts, in John Sturges _Joe Kidd in support of superstar Clint Eastwood. From 1969 to 1972, he was a star of the television series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, playing the brilliant surgeon Theodore Stuart. A black belt in karate, Saxon appeared as Roper in Enter the Dragon. He has continued to play a wide variety of roles on television and in motion pictures ever since.