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SHARON Y. COBB

Screenwriter with some minor films produced. Nothing you would know, unfortunately. Got the idea of producing her own web shows when the Writers Guild of America went on strike in 2007 and she was forbidden to work. It wasn’t like she was writing for money anyway, so whoop-tee-dup-dup. Inspired to create THURAPY after surviving childhood in a small Florida town. Some folks call the Thurapy characters stereotypes. Sharon calls them friends and family.

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THURAPY CAST BIOS

AMANDA AYRES

Amanda stars as Regina in the web show, Thurapy, featured on YouTube, Will Ferrell’s comedy website FunnyOrDie and FunnyFixx.com. She was recently featured in HBO’s Recount which was filmed in Jacksonville. Amanda won “Best Acting (Ensemble)” with her fellow cast members of the 2007 48 Hour Film Project short Easter Bunny Super Hero. Easter Bunny also won the top award, “Best of Jacksonville.” She also starred in Jacksonville’s 2008 48 Hour Film Project short, Last Holiday. She studied theatre at FCCJ and University of Central Florida. She earned at B.S. in Communications and Broadcasting at UNF.

LAURA MOREY

Laura stars as Dottie in the web show, Thurapy, featured on YouTube, Will Ferrell’s comedy website FunnyOrDie and FunnyFixx.com. Her film credits include Walking Through Fires and The Gainesville Ripper. Laura’s acting career features musical theatre and television work. She appears as host for the HomeBase Exclusive Privileges Card infomercial.

WESLEY NIELSEN

Wes stars as Roy Ray in the web show, Thurapy, featured on YouTube, Will Ferrell’s comedy website, FunnyOrDie and FunnyFixx.com. Wes’ resume includes acting in front of the camera and on the stage. His film credits include HBO’s Recount with Kevin Spacey, other feature films and television shows. He also starred in short films produced for Jacksonville’s 2007 and 2008 48 Hour Film Project. His stage work features numerous plays including those at Theatre Jacksonville, The Limelight Theatre and most recently he starred in To Gillian on her 37th Birthday at ABET.

LORI PATTI

Lori stars as Miss LuAnn, the dance studio owner, in Dance Thurapy. She began dancing at the age of 6 and was assisting the instructor and creating choreography by age 12. She has choreographed dance routines for cheerleading squads, high school plays and pageants. Lori opened Let’s Dance, a dance studio in Ponte Vedra Beach, 8 years ago. Let’s Dance is used as the location for shooting Dance Thurapy.

ELIER RAMOS

Elier stars as Tupid, the dance instructor in Dance Thurapy. He attends the Art Institute of Jacksonville’s film program. His hysterical performance in Red Monkey Ratchet, one of Jacksonville’s 2008 48 Hour Film Project short films, won the film an award and a starring role on the cast of Dance Thurapy.

TOM RISKA

Tom stars as Gene in the web show, Thurapy, featured on YouTube, Will Ferrell’s comedy website, FunnyOrDie and FunnyFixx.com. Tom appeared in HBO’s Recount and starred in Censor, a short film produced for Jacksonville’s 2008 48 Hour Film Project. He also works in television and print modeling.

ARMANDO VERSACE

Armando stars as Bernie in the web show, Thurapy, featured on YouTube, Will Ferrell’s comedy website, FunnyOrDie and FunnyFixx.com. He has several Florida film projects to his credit including Carmen Eyes and The Golden Mallard. Armando also starred in a short film produced for Jacksonville’s 2008 48 Hour Film Project and was featured in plays such as Much Ado About Nothing, A View From The Bridge, One Flew with The Cuckoo’s Nest and The Runner Stumbles.

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KENNY LOGSDON

Kenny stars as Roy Ray’s hunting buddy, Owen Bowen. Owen’s running for Mayor of Panther County and everybody better get outta the way.

Originally from Pewee Valley, Kentucky, Kenny was nominated in the 2005-2006 season for Best Actor in a Lead Role (God’s Man in Texas) at Theatre Jacksonville and a member of ‘The Most Hilarious Ensemble’ for Dearly Departed in 2008. He also appeared as a lead actor in an award-winning short film for the 48 Hour Film Festival and was cast as a Military Absentee Ballot Attorney in HBO’s Recount. Kenny works with the Murder Mystery Players of Jacksonville performing interactive and improvisational theatre and is Vice-President for the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association – First Coast/Jacksonville chapter.

THURAPY CREW BIOS

JOHN POWERS

Cinematographer John Powers joined the FunnyFixx.com crew as production of DANCE THURAPY progressed. John was cinematographer for the award-winning short film Chorophobia made for Jacksonville, Florida’s 2008 48 Hour Film Project. He won Best of the Quarter with the short, The Desire, which he wrote, directed, starred in and did post production solo. John has also worked on many projects as a director and camera operator. He was involved in production and post production of the documentary, “Korea; Forgotten War, Remembered Heroes.”

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DANCE THURAPY CREDITS

Wesley Nielsen as Roy Ray, Laura Morey as Dottie, Amanda Ayres as Regina, Armando Versace as Bernie, Tom Riska as Gene, Elier Ramos as Tupid and Lori Patti as Miss LuAnn. Cinematography by John Powers. Choreography by Lori Patti. Thurapy music Composed and Performed by Shawn K. Clement. Other music: Footloose by Kenny Loggins licensed to Let’s Dance through Sesco. A special thanks to Let’s Dance in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for our dance studio location. Written, directed and produced by Sharon Y. Cobb.