Jasen Wade – Ron Hartley
17 Miracles (2011), Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012), Osombie (2012) and Amber Alert (2012)
Jasen Wade is especially excited about The Cokeville Miracle as his first chance to perform alongside his daughter in the film. Wade has also played the leading roles of Levi Savage in the film 17 Miracles and ‘Bud’ Curtis in Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed. Other notable roles include The Hoarse Man in the critically acclaimed short The Farm, Derek in the cult following film Osombie, Johnny Dust in Cowboys and Vampires and Amber Alert. Jasen Wade enjoys being in front of the camera as well as behind it, having worked as the second assistant director and first assistant camera for Murder in the Dark. Jasen loves both film and stage acting, having recently played the leading role of Edgar Allan Poe in ‘Nightfall’.
Jasen Wade was born in TorrejÓn de Ardoz, Spain and was raised in Utah. After graduating from high school he lived in Moscow, Russia for two years while he served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wade has lived across the country from Los Angeles to New York and currently calls Colorado his home. He enjoys an active lifestyle in the Rocky Mountains with his wife Holly Green and their two children.In between films, he served as a Wildland Firefighter for the BLM and in his ten years of service, he worked with fire crews throughout the United States.
Sarah Kent – Claudia Hartley
Begin Again (2013) and The Maze (2010)
Sarah Kent hails herself as being a California native, a Utah local and Tokyo regular having grown up most of her life in all of the above. She is fluent in Japanese and conversationally proficient in Spanish and Portuguese. She holds to the strong belief the more familiar you are with a foreign language, the better food you eat and the more jokes you understand. As an actor, her greatest love is performing with comedy improve troupes. She has studied with C&E Improv Factory and the Groundlings in Hollywood. She continues her study of film acting with Anne Sward Hansen and keeps a Meisner based approach to her craft. Having previously studied Meisner with Iris Klein and further on camera technique with Stuart K. Robinson in Los Angeles, she loves to continually be learning and growing..
Sarah loves to keep herself busy with making & eating sushi, studying film and all things related to digital media, oil painting, salsa dancing, yoga and enjoying time with friends & family. Being apart of The Cokeville Miracle has been a huge blessing and miracle in and of itself for her.She is thrilled to be apart of this project and is excited for the positive impact it will have on movie goers.
Nathan Stevens – David Young
Punch Drunk Love (2002), The Good Humor Man (2005) and S. Darko (2009).
Though Nathan Stevens has played a wide range of characters in such films as Punch Drunk Love, The Good Humor Man and Poolhall Junkies, playing David Young presented a particular challenge for Nathan Stevens. “He represents everything I am against”. Says Stevens.
In fact from 2004 to 2005 Nathan spent the year touring the country with the National Theater for Children visiting schools and teaching children. So the portrayal of someone who would put these young children in harms way is something that Stevens finds particularly horrendous. Another particular challenge was maintaining the intensity of such a violent situation, but keeping the portrayal within the bounds of a PG-13 film.
With over 17 features under his belt, Nathan has an impressive amount of experience for his age (would have been in the elementary school had he lived in Cokeville). Having just wrapped filming on two other films (One with Steven Segal and the other with Rob Reiner) It is likely that we will be seeing a lot more of Nathan in the coming years.
KYMBERLY MELLEN- Doris Young
JUST LET GO (2015), BEAUTIFUL BEAST (2013), BOY WITH BLUE (2011), THE UNBORN (2009) and JOSEPH, PROPHET OF THE RESTORATION (2005)
Kymberly first met TC Christensen while filming Joseph: Prophet of the Restoration. Her other films include the Mormon Battalion interactive museum film in San Diego, Beauty in the Beast, Colorless Green, Boy With Blue, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a member of Actor’s Equity Association Kymberly has been seen in several seasons of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, playing Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, Gertrude in Hamlet, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives, and Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Recently, Kymberly has spent several years in Utah as Founding Drama Academy Director for Pioneer Charter HS for the Performing Arts in American Fork, UT and Visiting Professor of Acting at Brigham Young University. She was also Artistic Producer and Executive Board Member for Utah Repertory Theater. This past summer, she and her family moved back to Chicago where she is the Casting Director and Producing Associate at Writers Theatre. She has received Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson award for Best Actress and was named the Chicago Tribune’s 2003 “Chicagoan of the Year” for Theater.