CAST AND CREW
THE INN is an
adventure based on the experiences of three generations of family.
Our cast and crew has put together a six-minute DVD as part of a
marketing package for THE INN.
Ginger "Sugar" Blymyer began a career in the movie business
as a film hairstylist. She lived and worked with the most
fascinating people in the world (including seventeen years
with Natalie Wood, and many years with Elizabeth Montgomery).
She wrote her first book (a memoir) in 2002: Hairdresser
to the Stars, A Hollywood Memoir. This book is her
story about show business at its most highly exciting time
— just before everything changed — and what happened
after that. Her story includes rare experiences with her favorites:
Sean Connery; Tom Hanks; Tom Cruise; William Hurt; Robert
Redford; Nick Nolte; Sir Laurence Olivier; James Mason; Gregory
Hines and many more. Ginger always shares her life experiences
through her books and writings. She inspires people to make
the most of their lives and live them fully. Her husband once
said that she seldom had an unexpressed thought — and
he was right. She is a free spirit, with no regrets. Ahead
of her time, whatever she has done in her life has seemed
the right thing to do at the time. When she looks back at
her life she knows that she is an ordinary person whose life
has gone right. Her second book is a novel, Flying
Into the Sun. Ginger has written screenplays and continues
her writing with THE INN.
She is a world traveler, film hairdresser, innkeeper, writer
and devotee of Adi Da Samraj.
Xochi Blymyer has been a member of the Director's Guild
of America for over 20 years. She has worked on features and
television series throughout her career. Her life started
out with two parents who worked on movies, her mother as a
hairdresser and her father as a gaffer. The family traveled
the world together and gathered experiences and knowledge
all the while laughing at real life, which has always been
funnier than fiction. As a side adventure to show business,
the family purchased an inn in New Hampshire which they ran
for over ten years. As a part of the family, Xochi moved up
the ranks from dishwasher to breakfast cook to emergency dinner
chef. Upon completion of her college degree in Mathematics
from the University of New Hampshire, Xochi gave the 9-5 world
a try working for the BBB of Boston. Realizing that was not
the career path she desired, Xochi returned to Hollywood.
She began as a Production Assistant, traveling the world right
from the beginning. Soon after, she had the opportunity to
become an Assistant Director, joining the DGA in 1991. Working
as both a UPM and 1st AD, she is also a Producer on many projects
in development. THE INN
is based on the humorous real life stories of a couple who
suffered from the "Bob Newhart" syndrome. Xochi is also a
Co-Writer for THE INN.
Other projects in development are A
Disturbing Presence - a quirky, stiff romantic comedy
in a sleepy town of New Hampshire; Flying Into the Sun
- the story follows a 50 year old woman from London to Thailand
as her inner and her outer life is challenged; and Happy
Hills Farm - a story set in 1969 West Virginia of a couple
with their three children who completely change their lives.
Also in development is a documentary very close to her heart,
Don't Be Ordinary. More about Xochi on her
||WRITER/PRODUCER: Patrick Bates comes from a long
line of filmmakers and has followed in his family's footsteps.
He has worked as a grip on hit shows such as Boston Legal,
Modern Family, and House. He is also an up and coming screenwriter.
The idea for The Inn came about talking with his grandmother
about her inn experiences and past popular tv shows such as
Northern Exposure and Newhart. Collaborating ideas with Ginger
and Xochi, The Inn came into fruition. Throughout that creative
process they have come up with a story that has truth in each
and every moment. The Inn is a show with a little connection
for everyone. Also in development, Patrick is currently writing
a comedy series about EMTs and The Glasses, a feature, that
is a new type of "It's a Wonderful Life". What if you were
able to walk the golden path?
|EDITOR: Rachel Connelly is dedicated to the craft
of storytelling through editing film and video. She excels
at comedic timing and dialogue-driven pieces as well as graphic
narratives. She specializes in comedy, music, commercials,
and short films. She is currently an editor at Union
||CAMERAMAN: Cale Finot has been been a cameraman for
such well-known TV series as Boston Legal, Monk, and CSI,
and features that include Tears of the Sun. More about Cale
Canyon Prince is a filmmaker who works both within the
worlds of traditional and new/trans media. His original episodic
shows include "First Edition" (2010 Feel Good Film
Festival & 2010 Anaheim International Film Festival Official
Selections), and "The Romantic Foibles of Esteban"
(2009 Feel Good Film Festival Official Selection). In 2011
Canyon co-created the hit interactive horror project "Killcam:
Live" which garnered 3 million live views during its
seven week live 72 hour episodic rollout. He has directed
several episodes of the Hulu/HDNET half-hour comedy series
"Goodnight Burbank", as well as various pilots,
including "The Menís Room", "Faculty Lounge",
and "Heroís Quest". His spec commercial and music
video work includes "The Walking Dead Board Game"
and "10th Avenue North". In addition to directing,
he has also acted as cinematographer for the series, "Groupidity"
and "Heroís Quest". Canyon has acted as New Media
Programmer for the Anaheim International Film Festival and
Santa Catalina Film Festival, as well as creating the first
ever New Media Expo & Market. He has moderated and spoken
on numerous filmmaking panels including ITVFest, New York
Film Academy, Web TV Workshop, Geekscape Podcast, and HollyShorts
Film Festival. He is Executive Producer and Co-Owner of production
Guys and a Film, established in 2012. More about Canyon
||MUSIC: Bryan Titus is a rootsy, gutsy American singer/songwriter.
Backed by a cookin' band, Bryan delivers a unique blend of
Rock 'n Roll, Gospel, Country, Blues & Bluegrass . . . all
stewing in the same pot. The music highlights the strong characters,
iconic images and universal stories of American life. More
about Bryan on his