by Andrew on June 5, 2009
Regular visitors to our site may have already found this information under our cast and crew tab, but we’d still like to take a moment to officially announce the casting of the following principal roles. Click here to see more of our cast.
Michele Feren as Rachel Ackart
Michele Feren is a professional actor here in Orlando, Florida. She was seen in theaters everywhere this past October in the feature film “Sex Drive” as the drunk amish girl. Michele had a magnificent death scene in the local indie “Scare Zone”, which wrapped back in December. She’s being featured in a documentary currently filming titled “Women Aren’t Funny?” because she IS. Michele is also playing the lead in another central Florida indie, “Red Tide” which she wraps the day before starting “A Beautiful Belly”. She really likes to sleep.
John William Wright as Will Ackart
John Wright has seven years experience in entertainment, as both a performer and production professional, and has been on contract with Universal since 2005. A SAG-eligible actor who has appeared on stage and on screen, he has worked both behind the scenes and in front of the camera on numerous commercials, industrials, music videos, a sitcom pilot, and motion picture features and shorts. In addition to performing in A BEAUTIFUL BELLY, he is also one of the film three producers and has consulted creatively on the script from the beginning.
Peyton Lee as Nathan Long
Clever, driven and imaginative actor from a small town in Florida, Peyton Lee found a love for entertainment at an early age performing magic for friends and family. Having worked in a small production at a local community college and doing meager amounts of extra work commercially he decided to embark for a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at Florida State University. After attending FSU he relocated to the central Florida area which he now calls home. Some of Peyton’s most recent work includes his role as Tyler in L.L.C. Pictures feature film Scare Zone, television productions such as One Tree Hill and Guiding Light, and various commercials throughout the Southeast. When he’s not working, he enjoys hanging out with his wife; his two year old daughter and her make believe friends.
Raymond D. Sweet as Pastor Dave
Raymond D. Sweet is a native of Tampa, Florida. He has been interested in film, television and stage at an early age. He “cut his teeth” at the University of Florida playing various roles in original stage plays and other shows. He continued to express himself on stage in West Palm Beach until 2000 when he returned home to Tampa, Florida. After being away from the industry for some time Raymond reignited his passion for acting by testing the waters producing a few public access television shows. In August 2008 Raymond threw caution to the wind and decided to devote the rest of his life to his dream of entertaining people. So, he has worked on several independent shorts and movies behind the scenes and as an actor. His other love is teaching people to be their best selves. Sweet embraces A Beautiful Belly, because the material allows him to do both.