Cast and Crew Bios


CAST

Lisa Coombs
(Creator/Writer/Producer/Ashley) graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in acting and has been living and working in the Los Angeles area since 2008.  She has trained in comedy and improv at the Groundlings School and has appeared in many stage productions as well as student and independent films.  Los Angeles theatre credits include The Alice Project and Much Ado About Nothing with the Vesper Theatre Company, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur with the Lyric Theatre, and Hamlet in Buffalo with the Secret Rose Theater.  Lisa recently completed Stuart K Robinson's commercial technique class is currently represented commercially by BBR! 
www.lisacoombs.com



Rich Prugh (Devin) graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Acting and has been living and working in the Los Angeles area since 2006 as an actor and professional photographer.  He has appeared in several student and independent films and numerous stage productions.  Some of his theatre credits include The Alice Project with the Vesper Theatre Company, A Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It with the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, and Rinocerous and King Gordagon with the Black Box Players at SU.  His photography work can be seen here:  www.prughphoto.com



Angel Fajardo (Jose) - Angel is LA born and NYC trained.  Between the two coasts, he has worked in theater, television, film, commercials, and webisodes.  Credits Include: "The Sopranos", "Southland', various stage and independent film productions, as well as commercials for IHOP, YP.com, and a yet-to-be released campaign for a big name product.  Angel co-founded Working Artists Lab to help create heartfelt and powerful productions that deliver a message and employ actors of various ethnic backgrounds.
www.workingartistslab.com


Yuka Takara (Kim- Episode One Guest Star) is originally from Okinawa, Japan. Broadway: RENT, A CHORUS LINE, PACIFIC OVERTURES, FLOWER DRUM SONG, MAMMA MIA! National/International Tours: RENT(Alexi Darling/Dance Captain), FLOWER DRUM SONG(Mei-Li). Also, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Reading, Disney's REFLECTIONS Workshop(Beverly), FLOWER DRUM SONG Workshop, Radio City Music Hall's CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, City Center Encores! HAIR and BYE BYE BIRDIE. Regional: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND(Ti Moune) at The York Theatre, THE FANTASTICKS(Luisa) at Sacramento Music Circus, A CHORUS LINE(Connie) at Geva Theatre. Film & TV: HOT IN CLEVELAND, EVERY LITTLE STEP, ED, and LAW & ORDER:SVU. NYMF Award: Outstanding Individual Performance for THE YELLOW WOOD(Gwen). Albums: "Goin' Home", "free to fly", "naked voice", "universal u."  http://www.yukatakara.com


Delia Farizath
(Maria- Episode One Guest Star) grew up in a Tamaulipas, Mexico.  Delia studied International Logistics at ITESM and has always followed her passion for acting and singing. Since she was young, Delia complemented school with acting. Her talents also include drums, modeling and singing. To strengthen her talents, she received lessons at Metropolitan Cultural Institute, along with Radio Tacea and Clave de Sol. In 2010 she moved to the United States of America to pursuit her dream of becoming an actress. She then joined New York Film Academy where she studied Acting for film. Delia has been acting in several short films, music videos, television shows and theater ever since.  www.imdb.me/deliacobos



Alexis DeDonato (Chimp Customer- Episode Four Guest Star/Production Assistant) is psyched to be a part of Finding Normal. She goes back with master minds Lisa and Rich to Ye Olde Syracuse days where all the craziness manifested in the beloved Drama Dept! She hails from Drexel Hill PA but was living off and on in NYC while doing regional theatre. After touring with Yo Gabba Gabba and Super Why she moved to sunny but often chilly California for a change of pace! Lex loves to do it all, from making delicious cups of coffee for the cast and crew to getting all dolled up to jump in front of the camera. She lives in her little house in Glendale while trying to pursue something that involves singing, dancing, teaching show choirs, and writing jingles! She had such a terrific time working on the web series  and is so thankful to have worked with such a creative team! Peace n Love.  Please visit alexisdedonato.com  to see what she's been up to!!!


CREW

Cooper Griggs
(Director/Editor) - Cooper is an up and coming director with many years of editing under his belt. He is a California native and a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Cooper's style mirrors that of our two stars with a clean, straight-forward approach.  He is currently a Director, Senior Editor, and Co-Producer of 'Just Seen It', the review show where industry professionals discuss the newest in theaters, on TV, and Cable.
cooperis@yahoo.com


Fyza Griggs (Producer) - Fyza has about 10 years of experience in the film industry (commercials, music videos and television).  She started as an accounting clerk in 1993 at Propaganda Films and worked her way up the company until she made the move to freelance production.  She worked as an accounting clerk, AP wrap supervisor, researcher, production assistant, production coordinator, travel coordinator, talent coordinator, production manager and producer.  http://sites.google.com/site/fyzagriggsresume


Specialties:

• 1999: Produced low budget music video: Freda Simone “All I Want”
• 2001: Prod. Accountant for BMW Film Series: The Hire (Star, The Follow and Chosen)
• 2004: UPM for Showtime’s Black Filmmaker Showcase: “Gift For The Living”


Will Gordh (Director of Photography) - Will Gordh has worked as a Producer, Director, Editor and Cinematographer for more than a decade on a wide variety of projects - ranging from feature length films and commercials to music videos and sketch comedy. His feature-length thriller, "Night Watcher,"  is currently being distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment and he has two features set to release in 2013 – the psychological thriller, “Eel,”   and the raunchy comedy, “Halfway to a Blackout.”  Will Gordh has also directed two popular web-series for cracked.com through his sketch group, “The Natural Disastronauts.” The team’s numerous videos have garnered over 10 million views to date. www.willgordh.com


Brandon Cano-Errecart (Production Sound Mixer/Gaffer/Grip)  has worked in many film, commercial and digital media projects since his move to Los Angeles in 2011 and has won multiple new media and festival awards. His directing debut, The Sigil, premiered at the 2012 Fear and Fantasy Festival and is distributed by Fabrication Films (Conversations With Other Women, Savannah). He is currently Director of Photography for the Payday The Heist web series, directed by Demian Lichtenstein (3000 Miles To Graceland) and starring Dash Mihok (Silver Linings Playbool) and Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall). More information can be found at www.brandoncanoerrecart.com.


Aaron Fink
(Post-Production Sound Mixer) is a recent graduate of the USC film school, having grown up in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He has worked in production sound and post-production sound on a number of web series and short films since graduating in 2011. Also, Aaron is currently a Producer, Director of Sound and cast member on the PBS show 'Just Seen It', a review show where industry professionals discuss the newest in theaters, and on television.  aaronf@justseenit.com


Monica Dennis
(Graphic Designer) is a Pennsylvania native and Syracuse University graduate. After earning a BFA in film, she studied at the FAMU Film Academy in Praque before making her way to Los Angeles.  There, she continued a more irreverent education with the Upright Citizens' Brigade Theater. Monica has worked in animation, children's programming, comedy, and is a current producer of Transmedia Storytelling Content at The Alchemists. Through it all, Monica draws. She has illustrated for clients including Sprinkles Cupcakes, STRIKE Entertainment, Have-A-Heart Greeting Cards, personal commissions, and now, Finding Normal. Take a look at her work here: http://flavors.me/mlhdennis

Tolani Oyefule
(Production Assistant) is a recent graduate of Penn State U. And formally attended Hampton University. He has published a book of poetry entitled; The Leftside Poets present: Strange fruit. And is a recent transplant to LA by way of Philadelphia. He is very thankful to Lisa and Rich for providing the opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary team!  Tolani.Oyefule@Gmail.com


Special Thanks To:
Chrystal Dake
Alexis DeDonato
Ross Gallo
Jason Hecht
Zak Kinzinger
Joe Marcus
Stacy McKenny
Rosalyn Mitchell
Aubry Morgan
Kevan Norr
Jennifer Reed

All of our Kickstarter backers!!!










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