Jennifer Weedon ~ Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Editor/“Jen”Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is a mom and SAG-AFTRA actress who has appeared in films
(The Height of the Sky, A Beautiful Mind), commercials (Coca-Cola, Old Spice)
and theater (Under Milk Wood). She is the creator/writer/and producer of Mom Cave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche, Blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE. When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom (for blogs like Scary Mommy, MomCave, and Mamalode) Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Evan, bandleader of The Hot Sardines and their son.
Visit www.jenniferweedon.comor follow her on Twitter: @Slummy_Mummy @MomCaveTV
Valisa Tate ~ Producer/Art Director/Title Designer/“Kiki”
Valisa Tate was born in Kalamazoo, MI where she studied the arts and excelled in sports.
While attending Michigan State University, she earned a BA in Advertising and began
modeling. She continued her studies with an emphasis in Art Direction and Graphic Design
at Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Shortly after graduating, Valisa moved to New York City to
work as an Art Director. After a long spell of creating ads, she decided she wanted to be
in them. She broadened her career and currently works as an Art Director, Model, Actress
and Stunt Woman… a quadruple threat of sorts. Valisa lives in Brooklyn with her husband
and is the mother of two girls which is the hardest job of all. You can visit Valisa Tate at: www.valisatate.com or follow her on Instagram: @valisatate
Kahleem Poole-Tejada ~ Director of Photography/Editor Episodes 1&2
Kahleem Poole-Tejada is a Cinematographer, originating from the Bronx, New York area. He began his career in the art field at a young age with comic book illustration, then ventured on to game design/development with several large companies such as Rockstar Games and THQ, until finally studying photography. Today he uses the “art of painting with light”
in several music videos, fashion promos, narrative films, documentaries and commercials.
You can find his work at: www.kahl-one.com or follow him on Twitter: @KahL_One
We thought we could have it all. Now we just want to poop alone.
Sharon Becker ~ Hair and Makeup Artist
Sharon Becker is a cosmetics veteran. She does makeup and hair for HD TV, commercial photography, portraits and headshots, boudoir pictures, and red carpet. Whether she’s working on a model or a bride, Sharon has a certainty that each subject is breathtaking. She focuses on the positive—and amplifies it. Visit Sharon Becker at: www.sb-beauty.net
or follow her on Twitter: @SBBeautyMUA
Matt Perry Thomas ~ Location Sound Mixer and Recordist (Episodes 1&2)
Matt Perry Thomas started his career as a professional keyboardist and music recordist after receiving a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory of Music - Baltimore, MD. After moving to New York City, and touring all over the world as a music director for many artists, Thomas started working on commercials before making the transition to film. Thomas has worked within the sound departments on many TV shows & films such as: “The Good Wife”, “Person Of Interest”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “New Years Eve”, "Imogene” and many others. He is also known for helping many independent artists get the sound quality that is needed for their production. Whether on set as a mixer recordist, or in post as a sound designer/supervisor, Thomas always excels with the mark of excellence with his performance.
Seph Stanek ~ “Guillermo”
This "lovable and very charming" (NY Times) standout can be seen on television's "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mildred Pierce" and has graced the stage of some of the world's hottest venues, including the Metropolitan Opera "Aida", several Off-Broadway houses "The Mikado", "Naked Boys Singing!", "Little House on the Ferry", and concert venues like Carnegie Hall (three times!), Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, and Washington DC's Library of Congress. Check out Seph Stanek's website at: www.SephStanek.com or follow him on Twitter: @sephstanek
Brigid Turner ~ Associate Producer
Brigid Turner is a SAG-AFTRA Actress, Model, Choreographer, Producer and Director. She
has appeared in TV and films such as “Gossip Girl”, “Law & Order”, “8:46”, “Just Wright”
and “12 Steps to Recovery”. Brigid has worked on a number of projects behind the scenes
as well. She was a body double for Mary J. Blige in a Chevy commercial, a legs double for Jennifer Hudson in “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” and has choreographed several music videos. Brigid most recently finished up shooting a short film in which she wrote, directed and starred in called "For A Dark Skin Girl". Brigid resides in Brooklyn.
Visit Brigid Turner at: www.brigidturner.com or follow her on Twitter: @Brigidot
Dena Tyler ~ “Kelsa”Dena was the go-to girl for the Guest Starring bereaved widow on “Law & Order”, but lately is almost exclusively seen in comedies. Her most memorable roles have been of strong quirky women, playing Stephanie, Rob Riggle's jilted ex-wife on “30 ROCK”, the affluent, tough as nails, Political Panelist on IFCs, Onion News Network, Jules, a pulled up by her bootstraps HR consultant in Susan Miller’s Web Series, “Bestsellers” and now Kelsa in “Slummy Mummy”!
Visit Dena Tyler at: www.denatyler.com or follow her on Twitter: @denatyler
Duane Sequira ~ Assistant Director
Duane Sequira has been in the business for number of years as a SAG, AFTRA and Equity actor. Most recently, Duane has worked on the other side of the camera as a Production Manager, Writer, Stage Manager, Camera Operator, Second Assistant Director and now more often as Assistant Director on a number of music videos, trailers, shorts and webisodes. You can or follow him on Twitter: @dsequira
Evan Palazzo ~ Executive Producer
After growing up with a father in the film business and a mother who was a Waldorf teacher, Evan earned a BFA in Acting and Music Theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he was awarded the "Director's Choice" award as the actor most directors enjoyed working with. After graduation, he moved back to his native New York City where he worked in films, regional and off-Broadway theater, and commercials both in front of the camera and on the production side. These days, Evan makes his living as the bandleader and pianist of "The Hot Sardines" ,represented by Columbia Artists, whose recent gigs include playing for 20,000 in Paris, France and 7,000 back home at Lincoln Center's MidSummer Night's Swing. He is married to actress Jennifer Weedon and the proud father of a three-year-old.
Erin Brese ~ “Bethany”
Erin received her acting training at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in Philly she appeared in various regional theatre productions, earning critical praise and a Barrymore award nomination. Since moving to New York, after a national tour and a brief stint in Los Angeles, Erin has appeared in numerous commercial, print and voice over campaigns, including the NBC and Nickelodeon networks, Windows Phones, Hellmann's, and Capital One. Erin currently makes her home in Brooklyn where she lives with her husband and three year old son. For more info visit: www.erinbrese.com or follow her on Twitter: @erinbrese
Dina Drew ~ “Noelle”
Dina Drew is a mother and actress who’s appeared in films: “Cry Funny Happy,” a Sundance jury selection; television: “Law & Order: SVU,” “White Collar,” “Rescue Me”; and numerous commercials including: Helzberg Diamonds, United Healthcare, and Verizon. She lives in northern NJ with her actor husband, Rich Duva, and their two beautiful children. She is cast
as a mom quite frequently due to her personal experience with poppy diapers, screaming children, and child induced sleep deprivation. Dina is honored to be a part of the Slummy Mummy series. You can learn more about her at www.dinadrew.com, or follow her on twitter at @DinaDrew.