Currently Filming














CASTING


for SCHOOL BUS DIARIES

Filming June & July







CASTING:  New characters will be added to the show. All ages and types may submit. Send Headshot & Resume to Casting@bigpromisestudios.com. We will notify you with casting calls.


NEW TALENT:  For those with no significant experience acting for screen, you may submit a Close-up Picture and a resume of your theatre experience. We offer training as part of our SUMMER CAMPS and Weekly ON SET CLUB.


CO-STARRING

ABBEY: Karis Kraf AIDAN: Aidan Kraf BENJAMIN: Jeremy Watkins BUD'S BULLY FRIEND: Rabih Dakhlallah COACH JOHNSON: Walter Briggs EMMA: Myleigh Oglesby ETHAN: Jack Caffey HAZEL: Ajhani Burgess JEFF: Lucas Brown JOSEPH PETERSON: Lloyd Beale KHLOE: Lydia Kraf LANCE: Peter Gasparini LAYLA: Makena Oglesby LINDSEY: Katie McGill LIZA: Melanie Rusoff NATALIE: Hannah Hockman ZACK: Gabe O’Reilly

Production Slate

STARRING: Lauren Chapin as Mama Bev

ALSO STARRING
ANGELA: (Valerie's Mom) Tiffini Gothard ARIA: Tanju Kahveci BRIAN: Matthew Kosto BUD: Zach Robbins CEDRIC: Trey Leverett COLETTE: Aubrey von dem Bussche EDDIE: Eddie Korba ERICA: Kailey Albert GINA: Gillian Dittmer JAKE: Jackson Tessmer JESSICA: Alanis Sophia JOEY: David Bolinger MARGARET: Courtney Dakota MARVIN: Colten Pack MOLLY: Cadence Bambrey-Zedd NICOLE: Alexa Gray OLIVER: Leighton Spillane RUSTY: Liam McGill SEAN: Dean Nordstedt TIMOTHY: Michael Ross THOMAS, The Brain: Niko Fowler TODD: Alex Smith VALERIE: (The Rich Girl) Leah Jackson ZOE: Alexandra Macelli

LAUREN CHAPIN

EXTRAS

Aaryn Desire, Abby Mulligan, Alana Desire, Alan Applegate, Alex Rodriguez, Alexa McGrory, Alexandra Burke, Alexus Coutre, Alianys Gonzalez, Allie Stott, Alysa Osterman, Amy Dukeshire, Amy Smith, Analiese Rodriguez, Andrea Sitko, Angelo Bassi-Favreau, Anthony Vasquez, Antonine Maricel , Aryana Sorensen, Aryannah Desire, Ava Front, Ava Stanziano, Avery Bixler, Ayana Sorenson, Basma Alotuibi, Bella Blackman, Bella Paraiso, Blake Silverstry, Brady Williams, Braxton Rodammer, Brianna Rodammer, Brenda Geanakos, Brilee Gold, Brittany Clark, Brooke Herrera, Brooke Thomas, Byron Carter, Cady Arvanno, Caesar Pimentel, Caleb Givens, Caleb Stanziano, Calianna Care, Carmen Lugo, Charlize Washington, Chase Grauer, Christian Van Splunteren, Christina Care, Christopher Pratten, Cindy Karafilis, Cristian Sanchez, Cohen Ciper, Dan Smith, Daniel Drick, Danielle Care, Dawn Gomer, Dawn Piparo, Deborah Fry, Destiny Barnes, Doriangel Fuchs, Elisabeth Gaffney, Elizabeth Figueroa, Elliott Rusoff, Ella Front, Emily Hart, Emily McCarthy, Eva Coleman, Eva Rohrs, Evelynrose Blackwell, Faith Culver, Gabriel Ramos, Geoffrey Torkelson, George Oregon, Gigi Cozzens, Gisella Rodriquez, Giulia Soares, Grace Pratten, Grace Steigerwald, Hadley Linne, Hailey Hart, Heather Christensen, Hope Wickner, Hunter Collis, Ja'den Fountain, Jack Bankston, Jacob Dickas, Jacqueline Martinez, Jaida Leigh Miller, Jazzy Douglas, Jeremy Kleckner, John Geanakos, John Kovacs, Jonathan Sanchez,  Jordan Sanchez, Josh Zedd, Joshua Osterman, Joshua Pratten, Josiah Washington, Jude Smith, Julianna Stegner, Justin Martinez, Kaesen Weiss, Kaitlyn Pratten, Kara Weiss, Katherine Wurst, Kayla Amaral, Keely Bambrey-Zedd, Keilani Franco, Kennady Anderson, Kensey Johnson, Kiley Shaffer, Kinsey Clark, Kip LeBlanc, Kyra Johnson, Lacey Care, Laura Coleman, Leila Flores, Lola Ciper, Lucas Holbrook, Luke Pratten, Mackenzie Bancroft, Mackensey Pacheco, Madison Cruz, Maria Frost, Mariah Mock, Mary Hurley-Smith, Matthew Hart, Micaela Moore, Michael Cote, Michael Magulick, Michelle Herrera, Michelle Obregon, Morgan Heiler, Mya Renfoure, Nabil Alali, Natalie Basalyga, Natalie Magulick, Olivia Mitchell, Olivia Smith, Morgan Heiler, Owen Christiansen, Peyton Ziegler, Presley Fitts, Quint Knowlton, Rachel Ventrone, Rain Washington, Ramon Sanchez, Riley Herrera, Roxane Gabriel, Sahjanan Nasser, Samantha Humbert, Samaya Vantry, Sara Martin, Sarah Cozzens, Sarah Williams, Savanna Care, Savannah Mca, Sawyer Jones, Scarlet Burton, Seba Alali, Shannyn Allen, Shirley Rusoff, Sophia Battinus, Sophie Roemhildt, Sydney Maybin, T.J. Johnson, Tanner Martin, Taylor Collis, Taylor Martin, Tevin Brown, Thomas Derryberry, Tirzah Mosley, Travis Martin, Trevor Wesley, Tylie Catalan, Tyrus Ferguson, Valeria Martinez, Wendy Grauer, Wendy Stanziano, William Franco, Yasmin Alali, & Zack Grauer, Za'Mir Thompkins   

Five Time Jr. Emmy Award Winner for Best Child Actress, who better to star in a series for a network whose purpose is to help overcome childhood obstacles? The cast of “Father Knows Best” was a more stable family to Lauren than her own family. Her father sexually abused her and her mother was an abusive alcoholic. Once the show ended, her stage family was gone and she became a wreck. She married at age 16, was divorced at 18, became a drug addict, and was sent to a psychiatric institution after she attempted suicide. In her tell-all book Father Does Know Best – The Lauren Chapin Story, she shares the circumstances that turned her life around. "E! True Hollywood Stories" presented a two-hour special on Lauren's life and won ratings higher than any of their shows produced to date. Her work in recent years has brought her back into the public light on such shows as "The Today Show", "Entertainment Tonight", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Late, Late Night Show", "Regis and Kathy Lee Show"and she hosted a 7 hour marathon on The Family Channel for Father's Day with the stars of "Father Knows Best"!

GUEST STARRING

ADDISON: SophieGrace McCarthy ALBERT: Liam Eubanks AMANDA: Madisyn Weiss ANASTASIA: Anna Grace Gibson ANDRE: Jaiden Bock ANNA: Anna Grace Broome BOY 4: Kaesen Weiss BOY 5: Landon Heuman BOY 6: Jonathan Humphrey BRITTANY: Lauren Grauer BROOK: Selena Turner BUD'S BROTHER: Mika Oglesby BUD'S MOM: Sandra White CABRINA: Madison Green CAFE CASHIER: Trecia Livingston CAFETERIA ASSISTANT: Macie Morgan CAMILLA: Lily Lesperance CARMELLA: Cheyenne McGory CHARLOTTE: Francesca Sadek CHRISTOPHER: Christopher Pratten CHUCK: Chuck Fonshell COLETTE'S MOM: Kristen von dem Bussche COLIN: Colin Broome CONNER: Camson Alevy DELILAH: DJ Belanoff DESTINY: Sabrina Flowers DRUSILLA: Sara Watson DYLAN: Random Tsetsi FABIAN: William Francis HUNTER: Brayden Benson ISABELLA: Elle Gabriel IVANNA: Jeskaly Negron JADEN: Jaden Broome JASMINE: Sophia Lee CUSTOMER: Deborah Fry JORDAN: Nick Metellus JOSIAH: Jonus Goldstein KRISTI: Connie Brandstetter LAWRENCE: Ryan Modjeski LEONA: Eva Sanders LIEUTENANT POTTS: Stephanie Sorenson MARIA: Gisella Rodriguez MATT: Joshua Martin MIA: Gabriela Gothard MICHELLE: Michelle Hart MILDRED: Alyssa Hargreaves MOUSE TRAP RUNNER/STUDENT: Morgan Heiler MR. BOROWSKI: David Vogel MR. HAVABIGASANDVIC: Jorge Diaz MR. MIYASAKI: Max Ortiz MR. PERDUE: Jonathan Yaskoff MR. PERDUE (Brother): Michael Blank MR. PERDUE'S ASSISTANT: Karyn Kraf MR. PETERSON: Lloyd Beale MRS. GARFUNKEL: Julianna Narubin MRS. JOHNSON: Denise Durette NIKKI: Alix Weiss OFFICER HENRY: Henry Castillo OLIVIA: Kiara Monreal OTIS: Donny Watrous PE TRAINER: Thaddeus Ygnacio PENELOPE: Lauren Brumbelow POLICE OFFICER: John Hammack MR. HAVABIGASANDVIC: Jorge Diaz OTIS: Donny Watrous PRINCESS: Ruth Wiley RONALD: Jorge McGory SEBASTIAN: Jeremy Smith SCHOOL CAMERAMAN: Elijah Whitaker SCARF DANCER: Alexa Obregon SEBASTIAN: Jeremy Smith SNEEZER: Madeline Patrick STUDENT: Kacey Fry STUDENT'S SISTER: Jessie Fry STUDENT on BUS: Michael Hickey SWIMMERS IN LAKE: Meg, Tia, & Amy Mummau TABITHA: Yasmine Klein TIANA: Zylah Metellus VANESSA: Ansley Owens


Featuring “Beyond Chaotic” ALEXANDRA: Alexandra Karafilis CADE: Cade Hamilton DEVON: Devon Bilek DOMINIC: Dominic Fusco MAX: Max Karafilis

Lauren played “Kitten” on the #1 hit TV series “Father Knows Best" and plays the bus driver. Her character is a surrogate mother to the kids and their anchor during turbulent times.

CREW

NOW IN PRODUCTION

School Bus Diaries Trailer

CAST

DIRECTOR-WRITER: Brad Kidwell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brad Kidwell DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Brad Kidwell EDITOR: Brad Kidwell PRODUCTION MANAGER: Karyn Howe Kraf SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: Tiffini Hotsberg Gothard ARTWORK: Jonathan Starrett ASST. DIRECTOR: Dean Nordstedt MAKEUP: Mandee Oglesby SOUND & GRIPS: John Hammock, Jeremy Watkins, Donny Watrous, Andrew Gilman, Jared Pfister, Logan Kunselman, & Sean Riley, Steve Pearson VISUAL EFFECTS: Jonathan Starrett DIGITAL EFFECTS: Rob Helmsteter PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: All the Parents from the Cast!  Special Thanks:  Dr. Mark Mitchell, Marvin & Fran Braaksma, John Bailey, Chris Cascio, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission, Tony Armer, Commissioner, Lisa Dozois, Film Commission Manager, Jacob Pierce, Film Commission Assistant  | Countryside Christian Center | Relevant Church | Calvary Christian High School | Odessa Christian School | Safety Harbor Art and Music Center | Splitsville