ABOUT THE CAST

Harriet Lantern

Karen Abercrombie  //  Harriet Tubman

Karen Abercrombie is an award winning actress, Parents’ Choice Award winning storyteller, and singer-songwriter. She received the Movieguide Grace Award, for her performance as Miss Clara in the Kendrick Brother’s film, War Room (2015). Abercrombie has guest starred on several television shows including her most recent roles as Zelda Molskey on CBS’s show, The Inspectors, Aberdeen, on AMC’s hit show, Turn, and oncologist, Stephanie Briggs on Vampire Diaries. She returns to the stage in Ciao Bella, a new musical drama written by Abercrombie, opening in June 2017 at the Sheen Center’s Loreto Theatre in New York City. Abercrombie recently formed her own production company, Tapestry Entertainment, LLC, where she is creating and producing uplifting, thought-provoking entertainment for the big screen and for the stage.

Maria Ennals

Lindsey Grimble  //  Maria Ennals

Lindsey Aeriel Grimble, originally from Springfield, Illinois, studied musical theatre from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City and has been acting professionally in theatre since the age of 14. In 2006 Lindsey moved from New York to Los Angeles where she was introduced to film. Shortly after her move, Lindsey began acting in commercials and television. Carry Me Home is Lindsey’s first lead in a film.

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Joel Ashur  //  Stephen Ennals

Joel didn’t begin acting until his freshmen year of college when he developed a love for both theater and film. He has since taken roles in 18 different plays, having leading roles in many of them including Carousel and Into the Woods. He also has worked on three different short films taking lead roles in The Ride and Capeless Wonders.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Writer / Director / Producer Joshua Henry

Joshua’s directing career started in 2014 when he partnered with Michael Schmucker to build what is now LampHouse Films. He has since gone on to direct numerous and commercials for TV and the Web including West Shore: Bringing Happiness to Every Home and Companion Pipes. This is his first time writing and directing a narrative short film.

IMG_0548Producer / Director of Photography

Michael Schmucker founded LampHouse Films in 2009 and serves as a producer as well as their lead cinematographer. He has shot dozens of individual documentary-style shorts in his eight years as one of Lancaster County’s leading cinematographers. Michael led the camera department in bringing this film to life. 

Production Designer / Associate ProducerIMG_0554

In the last few years, Jenna served as the lead production designer on four short films such as  Beneath the Boards and has worked in the wardrobe department on multiple feature films including The Reliant and Run the Race. Her concentrated experience and work ethic have caused her to quickly excel at her craft. Jenna poured her heart and soul into procuring and creating the authentic props and costumes in Carry Me Home.

Associate Producer / Production SoundIMG_0550

Ephraim Harrell is an extremely versatile filmmaker. He has done everything from lead production sound mixer (God’s Compass) to writing and directing an award-winning short film (Beneath the Boards). Ephraim played an integral role in developing the script for Carry Me Home with Joshua Henry. On set, he served as head of the audio department and day to day heads up pre-production for ongoing LampHouse projects.

Associate Producer / 1st Assistant DirectorIMG_0552

Mitch Hudson is an award winning director for his short film Playback. Since his directorial debut, he has played a part in bringing four feature films to life, including directing Technicolour Daydream. As 1st AD, Mitch managed the logistics for Carry Me Home, and was an integral part of many of the film’s creative decisions.