Meet the Cast and Crew of

The Rise of the Binders


John Patrick Daly as Barney

John Patrick Daly is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, producer, and fight choreographer. His work has taken him from California to New York, and internationally to London and Amsterdam. Recent credits: Car Lot; Twisted Sister; How I Became A Superhero; New Kid on the Block. He strives to make work that is socially impactful and relevant, while giving audiences a chance to escape to another world.

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Sarah Schulte as Betty

Sarah “Sarahnade” Schulte is a SAG/AFTRA, AEA actress, singer/songwriter, and all around performer. Her most notable works include; “Fantomas: Revenge of the Image” International Tour in China, Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden as Mrs. Claremont, “When Colossus Falls” winner of Best Drama and Best Ensemble in a Drama at INK Fest 2019, “The Galen Project”- in which Schulte starred and Co-directed and won Best Female Direction from Los Angeles Women’s International Film Fest, and "just recently booked her first TV Pilot. Stay Tuned!


Lamont Hendrix as Chet

LaMont grew up in South Bend, Indiana and graduated with degrees in Musical Theatre from Vincennes University and the University of Indianapolis. LaMont has lived and grown in LA for almost 10 years. He played Macbeth in DPTC's production The Comedic Tragedy of Macbeth in 2017.


Francesca Manzi as Janine

Francesca is a British actress & VO artist living in LA. She likes to act in thought-provoking and zany comedies (and has much experience doing so). This was her first Zoom film piece - a real “blast”, if you will (har har). If you listen carefully, you’ll hear her dulcet tones in various video games, commercials, and TV promos around the world. Thanks and love to everyone involved in The Rise of the Binders!


Eric Geller as Simon

For the last twenty years, Eric’s been a member of Dancing Squirrels, a non-profit theater troupe that performs for ill and abused children. Eric’s also a member of 2Cents Theatre Company. He’s performed in numerous “2¢” shows, including the award-winning, immersive-theater productions, Unreal City and Vote For Murder. Eric’s most recognized for hosting an archaeology/exploration series, “Cities of the Underworld,” for The History Channel. Eric’s from St. Louis,  attended “Mizzou,” and graduated from UC-Irvine.


Rachael Carnes:  Writer

Playwright Rachael Carnes received a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship, and has had productions of her work across the U.S., U.K., the Middle East, Canada and Asia, with invitations to develop work at the Inge Theatre Festival, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Playwriting Intensive, the Midwestern Dramatists Center Conference, the Mid-America Theater Conference, the American Association for Theatre in Higher Education New Play Development Series, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop, the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. Her work is seen in many literary journals. She and her family live in Oregon.

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Rebecca Lynne:  Director & Editor

Rebecca is the founder of Dean Productions. As a theatre director, her work has been seen around the world, including New York, London, New Jersey, Washington DC, Bali, and California. Among her solo directing credits are The Last Five YearsInto the Woods, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Comedic Tragedy of Macbeth, The 39 Steps, Sleeping Beauty Ballet, The Lady of Shallot, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Ghost Sonata, the Opera. Rebecca currently works as the director and editor of educational videos for Military Disability Made Easy. Binders and The Rise of the Binders, the prequel mini-series, are her film directorial debut.

Christian Winter as Fred