(Writer, Producer, Director)
Wendell has been involved with independent film and video production over 10 years, with “Bedlam Street” being his first feature film at the helm. Some of his filmmaker influences include Paul Thomas Anderson, Stanley Kubrick and Akira Kurosawa. He resides in St. Louis, MO and is currently in development on several other projects.
Jim Garrison is a native of the St. Louis area and a self-proclaimed late comer to the movie-making scene. Jim originally auditioned for a bit part in Bedlam Street and ended up with Producer credits. A real-life Police Officer by trade, he took his contacts and can-do attitude into solving logistical and element issues to help solidify the film’s vision and lend expertise in the technical aspects to David Conley in his portrayal of police officer Leon. A lover of film and now filmmaking, Jim is ready to tackle more work. “This was an amazing first experience. Magnificent cast and crew. I couldn’t have been luckier to have fallen in with such a wonderful bunch of people on such a worthwhile project. You may hear it often, but this is and has been a labor of love.” Jim is currently at work in development of his own film projects.
Peter Mays was born in Boston and attended St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. He has done theatrical work in various independent projects with “Bedlam Street” being his first main role. Peter recently ventured cross country from Massachusetts to California and then back again on an old motorcycle. He stayed in campgrounds along his journey and states the experience brought him a “new perspective.” Currently residing in the New England area, Peter continues to pursue both acting and writing.
David Martyn Conley
David Martyn Conley is a tenured Writer, Director, and Actor who has been acting since the age of 5 years old, writing since the age of 9 years old and directing stage and screen actors for over 15 years.
Conley’s motion picture, Tapestry of Shadows, has won several awards across the country, including Best Ensemble Acting by the St. Louis Film Critics Association, as well as Runner up for Best Drama. Tapestry of Shadows was also the Top Rated Motion Picture at the 2007 Hollywood Black Film Festival.
David has since been seen in several TV series, including Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, and Marriage Pressure Points, and has won awards for his screenplay, Raising Izzie, starring Vanessa Williams and Rockmond Dunbar. David is also developing a television series entitled D.N.R.
Julie Layton is a native St. Louisan who earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Saint Louis University. In the years following, she has performed on stage in Chicago and St. Louis with a number of companies. In 2011 she portrayed Hennie in New Jewish Theatre’s “Awake & Sing!”, Claire in Stray Dog Theatre’s “The Visit”, and the Bride in Upstream Theater’s “Blood Wedding.” In 2006, her role in HotCity’s Greenhouse production of “Skin in Flames” earned her a Best Actress honor from the Riverfront Times, and she has received the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Judy Award” for her roles in “Back of the Throat” and “A Doll’s House,” both with St. Louis Actors’ Studio. On film, she’s played Kate in 88mm’s “Amphetamine,” Mistie in Crunchy Cool Films’ “Hooch & Daddy-O,” and most recently as Caitlin in “Bedlam Street,” which earned her a St. Louis Filmmakers’ Showcase Best Supporting Actress award.
Vinay, Sona, and Ehan Kamat
(Ajani, Muna, and Yasir)
Vinay and Sona Kamat work and reside in Saint Louis. Sona, an erstwhile faculty member of Saint Louis University School of Medicine currently practices Rheumatology at Barnes West County Hospital. Vinay, an Internist, has previously published prose and poetry in Journal of American Medical Association, Karamu, Yale Journal of Humanities and Medicine, Lifelines: The Literary Journal of Dartmouth Medical School, Annals of Internal Medicine and Problem Child. They, along with their son Ehan, play leads in BEDLAM STREET.
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