The Cast

Angela Vint Athena
Megan Fahlenbock Lilith
Rosemary Dunsmore Wanda
Roger Dunn Karl
Jessica Booker Grandma Kate
Dmitry Chepovetsky Larry
Michael Hanrahan Edward
Hal Eisen Daniel
RD Reid Dr Oldenfield
Matt Baram Jim
Sarain Boylan Ultrasound Tech
Maggie Cassella Radio Interviewer
Alison Reid Doc. Interviewer
Rory Moy Drag Queen
Brock Burford Muscle Guy

ANGELA VINT (Athena) – Growing up in the suburbia of small-town Oshawa, Angela Vint is a long way from where she started. While landing her first TV gig on “Traders”, which also gave her a Gemini nomination, she was still in University. Since then she has tried to make a name for herself as an established Canadian actor. She has gone on to star in both Canadian and New Zealand TV series such as “Mercy Peak,” “This is Wonderland,” “Blue Murder” and many more. Her film credits include leading roles in features such as “Lars and the Real Girl”,  “Urban Legends,” “19 Months” and “Slatlands” as well as various stageworks such as “Closer” and “Dangerous Liaisons.”

After staring in her first short film, “Succubus,” Angela is thrilled to join forces once more with director Alison Reid in “The Baby Formula.”

“It is very rare to land such a great role, in a great script and get to work with such talented cast and crew. To find that combination all in one project is a luxury and I loved every minute of it.”

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MEGAN FAHLENBOCK (Lilith) is a reputable, Canadian actor with many credits to her name. Her most recent film, “Sam’s Lake,” which she starred in opposite Fay Masterson and Sandrine Holt, will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival this April. Other film credits include “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” “Get Over It,” “Countdown” and “Pulling Punches” in which she received a Best Actress award at the Toronto On-line Film Festival.

Fahlenbock’s work in television includes “La Femme Nikita,” “Mutant X,” “Blue Murder,” “Witchblade” and “The 5th Quadrant.” She is also the voice of Jen in the hit animated series “6Teen,” and Deets in Disney’s “Get Ed.” Fahlenbock will be on stage at the New York Fringe Festival this summer playing nice gal Eddie in “The Reservoir Bitches.”

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ROSEMARY DUNSMORE (Wanda) – Rosemary is an award winning actress whose career has taken her across Canada, the United States and Europe. She was awarded the Masque Award in Quebec for her performance in Wit, the first English speaking actress to be so honoured. Her first major television appearance in CBC’s “Blind Faith” won her the Earl Grey Award. Her frequent television appearances have garnered her four Gemini nominations. She is probably best known for her role as Katherine Brooke in “Anne of Green Gables-The Sequel,” Aunt Abigail in “The Road to Avonlea” and the title role in the CBC series “Mom P.I.”

Some favourite roles: “Total Recall,” “Dreamcatcher,” “The Interrogation of Michael Crowe,” “Profoundly Normal,” “The Winning Season,” “Hotel” and “Citizen Duane.” Recent theatre directing credits include: “Whale Music,” “Jane Eyre,” “Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad,” “Virginia,” “Measure for Measure,” “Dinner with Friends,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Fighting Words” and “The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum.”

She teaches at Equity Showcase, the National Theatre School, University of Toronto, George Brown College, SIFT and independent workshops across the country. She is the Actor in Residence at the Canadian Film Centre. She was chosen by Macleans Magazine in 1990 for the Honour Roll of Canadians Who Make a Difference. Rosemary most recently appeared on stage in “The Glass Menagerie” (Toronto), in “Glorious!” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” (Montreal). She will be seen on TV in the mini-series “St Urbain’s Horseman” and “Guns.”

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Roger Dunn (Karl)     Thirty years inToronto as a working character actor has led Roger to some very satisfying major roles in features, mini-series, and guest spots on series.   “Owning Mahoney”, “Nuremberg”, “Traders”, “Zoe Busiek”, “Regenesis”, “Three to Tango”, “Canadian Bacon”; the list runs to more than 85 film and T.V. projects in all.   But for all that, there is a whole generation of young film buffs who will remember him only for his role as the beer store clerk in “Strange Brew”.  And perhaps as the slightly slow-witted Bert Potts in four seasons of “Road to Avonlea”.  Watch for Roger in the role of Sheriff Tom in the upcoming series of children’s movies “Roxy Hunter”.

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Jessica Booker (Grandma Kate)      Since 1974 Jessica Booker has worked professionally in film television and theatre. Her numerous television series appearances include principal roles in “Seeing Things” Night Heat” “Due South” “Sue Thomas F.B Eye” and “The Great Defender” to name a few.  Principal movie roles include “American Pie – The Naked Mile”  “State Park” “Last Night” “Dirty Work” and “The Cat Minder”.  On stage Jessica appeared in the 1979 Stratford Festival season in 4 roles and at The Blyth Festival, Grand Bend, The Red Barn Theatre and The Huron County Playhouse.

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Dmitry Chepovetsky (Larry)

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Michael Hanrahan (Edward)

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Hal Eisen (Daniel)   Hal has worked as an actor for over 30 years. He’s also an accomplished designer and has hosted his own design show on HGTV Canada & USA. called Design Match. On stage he’s performed in everything from The Classics to Musical Theatre and played roles as varied as Billy the Kid to Mercutio. Most recently, his favourite part was Mark Blitzstein, the real life composer of Orson Welles’ “The Cradle Will Rock” in Jason Sherman’s Governor Genereal Award winning It’s All True. TV has been Hal’s bread and butter for years and bad guys in suits “with attitude” his mainstay. If it’s been shot in Toronto, he’s probably been in it. In a particularly memorable episode of Puppets Who Kill his love of comedy shone through playing a very funny bad guy in a suit “with attitude”. Denis Arcand’s Stardom was the last feature film Hal loved working on as much as Making Babies. All too rarely, we’re given a chance to work with a superb group of people in a positive environment of complete creative freedom. Mercie! 

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RD Reid (Dr. Oldenfield)

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Matt Baram (Jim)

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Sarain Boylan (Ultrasound Tech)

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Maggie Cassella (Radio Interviewer)  Maggie Cassella has always been a talker. It is a trait born out of necessity really. The youngest in an Italian family of six with three older brothers, it was pretty much talk or be talked over. Being born with original sin didn’t help much either. “Maybe,” she thought, “if I keep talking I won’t burn in hell.” What?   A Double degree in Philosophy and Women’s Studies put her on the fast track to high paying corporate gigs-wait no it didn’t-it put her at a private boarding school in Connecticut teaching philosophy and religion to kids who were, well, smarter than she was. Than she was? Than she? See what we mean?
After almost ten years as a lawyer (okay, more like 8.5 – but after that hell it is only fair to round up) and dealing with cases involving people with AIDS (at the beginning of the plague years), trans issues around marriage (before anyone even THOUGHT of gay marriage, so if you were trans you would need to be divorced before you could get your surgery), and bringing the test case for gay adoption to Connecticut (they won, they lost, then Maggie quit and the other lawyers kept it up and lost some more, then the legislature came to their senses and changed the law), Maggie had enough and quit.  Well, actually, it is more like Maggie found a sugar mama, which allowed her to quit and move to Toronto. Hey, shut up, she’d been doing stand up for plenty of years by then, so it was no big deal. Hey, shut up!Maggie’s comedy was a mix of rants and raves from the start (1989). Obsessed with the fact that she could get an unlimited supply of material from just reading the paper, Maggie settled in on her Because I Said So™ format of sit down comedy tearing through news topics from law, to entertainment, to technology, to religion, and finishing up with the things that just made her mental. She has performed Because I Said So™ for 17 summers in Provincetown, as well as in a whole mess of other places in North America.

Eventually, Maggie landed on a full time job AND the love of her life (now her wife). Nice landing, we know. One of the original on-air talents on STAR!, she parlayed that job into her own talk show called Because I Said So™. (You’ll note that funny trademark sign keeps popping up. We’re not sure why Maggie bothers. As you may recall, Universal recently released a movie with the same name. Silly rabbits, trademarks are for kids. What?)

BISS, as it was referred to around the station, allowed Maggie to have some fun and interview some big time celebrities. She continues to do those interviews (even though BISS went bust) as a field producer during the Toronto International Film Festival for the syndicated US entertainment show, Extra. Over the years Maggie has had the privilege of interviewing comedy legends such as Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Joan Rivers, and performers such as William H. Macy, Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robert Downey Jr., Laura Linney, Eartha Kitt, k.d. Lang, and too many others to list here.

Maggie had a hand in radio since 1996 when she started doing daily bits for two US stations based in New Jersey and has been heard in Canada on CBC’s The Current, CFRB, AM640, 104.5 CHUM FM, and eventually landed “The Maggie Cassella Show” drive home show, which she hosted from April to August of 2007.

Maggie is currently working on a new weekly half-hour show for OUT TV, tentatively titled On Line with Maggie Cassella and a book called “Because I Said So: I Just Want to Say This About That” or maybe the other way around “ I Just Want to Say This About That: Because I Said So” Who knows? That’s why they call it a working title that much we do know.

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Alison Reid (Doc. Interviewer)

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Rory Moy (Drag Queen)

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Brock Burford (Muscle Guy)

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