photo by Sean Blosl
The Cast of "The Invisible Forest"
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ANTERO ALLI as Alex
His deep background in performing, writing and directing original works for paratheatre (since 1977) led Antero to filmmaking in 1993; "The Invisible Forest" is his eighth narrative feature. Antero is also the founder/director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch and co-producer with singer/composer Sylvi Alli, of Vertical Pool Productions.
CLODY CATES as the ghost of Artaud
After thriving in and surviving a thirteen year background in the fashion industry, Clody turned towards acting, directing and editing for film. She has since starred in Sara Millman's "Robin's Hood" and Antero Alli's "Under a Shipwrecked Moon" and, with her upcoming directorial debut feature film, she has been busy busy busy.
GARRET DAILEY as The Psychotherapist
An actor who frequently crosses theatrical borders including form, style, and venue, Garret Dailey continues to explore the potential of "play" in stage, film, and video projects across the SF Bay Area. This is his first production with Antero.
JAMES WAGNER as Hermes, the Dream Ego
James received a BFA in Acting from U.C. Santa Barbara and is currently attending the American Conservatory Theatre towards an MFA in Acting. His post grad pursuits have included slam poetry, stand up comedy, screenwriting, film acting, live theater, and one man shows. He is currently writing a solo piece on Antonin Artaud, finishing a screenplay, and teaching at A.C.T. This is his first production with Antero.
DAN WILSON as Prospero and Super-Ego Moses
Dan is an accomplished playwright, stage and film actor, and radio theatre director. "The Invisible Forest" marks his second production with Antero, after his hilarious portrayal of the ghost of Sir Isaac Newton in Alli's 1999 2-act dream play, "Hungry Ghosts of Albion"
JESSICA BOCKLER as Miranda
Based in Liverpool England (where she arrived from to appear in this film), Jessica's passion for physical theatre has guided her through a decade of study, practice, performing and directing various works. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in transformative theatre at Liverpool John Moores University where she also teaches.
NICK WALKER as The Id Savant
Nick is a graduate of California Institute of Integral Studies, an activist for the Autistic Rights Movement, ParaTheatrical ReSearch (since 1996) and an Aikido sensei in the San Francisco area. Nick has appeared in numerous Alli films including "The Mind is a Liar and a Whore", "The Greater Circulation" and "Orphans of Delirium" plus Alli's stage play, "Hungry Ghosts of Albion".
SYLVI ALLI as a Lunar Muse
Sylvi is an established singer, composer and voice teacher who has been developing soundtracks for Antero's theatre and film projects since 1989 and more intensively since 1995 when their artistic relationship deepened into something more. Sylvi has appeared as a principal actress in the films "The Greater Circulation" and "Under a Shipwrecked Moon". Since 1996, she has worked with Antero in ParaTheatrical ReSearch.
ROBIN COOMER as a Lunar Muse
Robin Coomer is very active in the SF Bay area music scene as a singer/songwriter who performs with cellist Sam Bass as the dynamically talented Loop!Station and before that, as the lead singer with her rock band, Birdsaw. Her songs are featured in Antero's films, "The Greater Circulation" and "Under a Shipwrecked Moon". Robin has worked with Antero for three years in ParaTheatrical ReSearch.
JOJO RAZOR as a Lunar Muse
JoJo is a visual and textural artist with M.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute whose work has exhibited internationally since 1991. She currently performs with Vox Maids as a singer/songwriter and has worked with Antero for three years in ParaTheatrical ReSearch.
DAVID GAUNTLETT as the ghost of Romeo
David is currently studying at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts to become a professional animator. This is his second film with Antero after being cast as Sam, the fanatical astrologer in "The Mind is a Liar and a Whore".
JULIET TANNER as the ghost of Juliet
Juliet Tanner is a founding member of Crowded Fire and has appeared in twelve of the company's shows, including the world premieres of We Are Not These Hands (Moth), Juan Gelion Dances for the Sun (Mariana Perez), Slow Falling Bird (Leyla), One Big Lie (Juli), and 'Maid (Emily). This is Juliet's first production with Antero.
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