First Mates


Psychologist | Writer | Director | overall brain behind the project. Frank has a special appreciation for the city of Ludington, a place he spends much of his free time in his cute little town house.


Director of Photography and podcast host, giving a look into how a low-budget film like this can be made in his humble home state.


Lead Actor and friend of Franks. The first cast member aboard, collaborating with casting and story development along the way.


The mysterious woman literally none of us have yet to physically meet. With a background, like Noah, in Music Theatre she will be the shining light to deliver this movie through the dark tunnel that is principal photography.


Frank’s daughter who was nice enough to jump in and help fill a role. She has a background in the arts so we’re excited to have her performing but also collaborating on this!


Old friend of Ty who comes from the dance arts world but is always down to help in acting. A hidden talent really. You can find him performing the role of a male, female, and parrot during the table reads.


Ty met this guy at some party in Detroit. A week later he was auditioning for a part we needed filled. Jordan is also on his way out to LA for acting and we’re glad we caught him before he ruins his life.


Ludington’s own! We found Randy during our casting call up there and saw him as the perfect fit for “Barnaby.” Lucky for Frank, since he would have had to play Barnaby otherwise.


Actress and our connect to the Ludington Arts Center. She helped us organize auditions, reserve the space for shooting, and even played a Brazilian in the movie!