Cast and Crew
Joe Murphy (Writer, Director, Producer, “Father”)
Joe Murphy is a writer, director, actor and environmental advocate living and working in upstate New York. Joe trained in acting at the Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio and the Irish Arts Center in New York City. He joined the Yankee Rep theatre company in New York as a writer and later became an actor, director and producer with the company. After training at various community film and video production centers, including Film Video Arts and New York University, Joe wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, Shadow of Death, which premiered at Moviepalooza in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. After taking a hiatus to start a family and practice law, Joe returned to feature filmmaking to write and direct The Place Just Right. He also produces environmental advocacy videos for various non-profit organizations. His latest film is a climate change mockumentary, Earth Day 2030, www.earthday2030.com.
Allie Rodgers (“Daughter 1”)
Allie Rodgers has been singing since before she could talk. She performed in a music video of an original song composed and sung with a group of friends, and she sings in multiple choirs. The Place Just Right is her first feature film.
Mandy Smith (“Daughter 2”)
Mandy Smith is a free spirit whose storytelling began as a toddler. She loves acting, writing, painting, performing and magic. Mandy plays the cello and is an avid teacher of Rubik’s Cube. The Place Just Right is her first feature film.
Meg Affonso (“Farm Woman”)
Meg Affonso is an actor, writer and budding producer/director; she is a gifted storyteller who has the performing arts ingrained in her soul. From the age of 4, Meg was singing in her church on a regular basis. By the age of 5, Meg began dance lessons and in high school she discovered acting. Meg studied with the Deena Levy Theatre Studio in NYC and has performed in a variety of theatrical productions, ranging from musical theatre to dramatic plays. In recent years, Meg has been performing in film, web series productions, commercials and television. She produced For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf and Women of Color in the Arts Expo and is writing two short films. Meg’s mission is to tell stories that matter and to help others by enriching their lives with art.
Jolene Rua (“Mother”)
JJolene Rua began her performing career in her high school’s production of the musical “Oklahoma!” She now practices as a yoga instructor in upstate New York and online.