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Michelle Rickert Production Designer for “Stash”



Michelle Rickert is a production designer operating out of New York.  Her experiences working in the art department on student and independent films, music videos, teaser trailers and so on have given her a versatile approach to the profession.  Michelle is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Art’s Film and Television Program.  Her time there left her with a deep passion for and understanding of the medium and a particular dedication to genre film. Terry says, “I had Smallbook Chang set to handle the job but she had a conflict come up and told me to find someone else.  I’m real excited to work with Michelle because she is passionate about her craft and she loves the horror genre.  With shooting nearing quickly, I feel lucky to have her join our crew.”

Tina Surabian cast as “Mia” in “Stash”


Terry has cast Tina Surabian to play the supporting role of “Mia” for “Stash.”  Tina is originally from Massachusetts, where she started dancing at the age of 3.  Trained in ballet, tap, modern jazz and belly dancing, Tina now teaches belly dancing in East Hampton, NY.  Her love of acting came naturally , as dancing is a similar art form where one becomes somebody else as they perform a story.  Tina is a graduate of the John Robert Powers Finishing School.  She has taken acting classes with Steve Hamilton and Emma Walton of the Bay Street Theatre.  Trained privately with acting coach D. Candis Paule.  Studied with Anthony Mannino of NYC and is a graduate of the Weist-Barron School for Film and Television in New York City .  Tina has done a vast amount of extra work on films and in television, PSAs, and under fives.  Her other passions in life are Yoga & cooking.  Being of Armenian & French decent, this also came naturally. Tina is totally thrilled to be part of this project.  Terry says, “Tina made an impact the moment I saw her, which was a prerequisite for the character.  I wanted a woman with curves that could turn heads and she certainly does that.  Combine this with her unmatched enthusiasm to play the part, there was no way I could deny her the opportunity.”