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3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards Directory

As the excitement has building toward the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards ceremony, fans have been asking where they can find the nominated shows.  Below is a list of this year's nominations along with a guide for the nominated web series--cast, crew, descriptions, etc.  For anyone who has not checked out any of the indie soaps before, now is the perfect time to start.  Registrations for the live event close at Noon on Tuesday but if you can't make it in person, the telecast will air exclusively on The SFN on March 18. Either way, we encourage everyone to support the creators who are reinventing a genre for the World Wide Web.

BEST WEB SERIES (DRAMA)
AIDAN 5
CASUAL
DEVANITY
OUT WITH DAD
RAGGED ISLE
THURSTON

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Crystal Chappell, VENICE
Tamieka Chavis, ANACOSTIA
Jillian Clare, MISS BEHAVE
Kate Conway, OUT WITH DAD
Catherine Frels, THURSTON
Rachael Hip-Flores, ANYONE BUT ME

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA
Will Conlon, OUT WITH DAD
Rick Dalton, RAGGED ISLE
Sid Garza-Hillman, SUNDAYS
Sebastian La Cause, HUSTLING
Brian Thomas Smith, CASUAL

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Orlagh Cassidy, EMPIRE
Pasha Diallo, ANACOSTIA
Dot-Marie Jones, VENICE
Lindsey Middleton, OUT WITH DAD
Michael Myracle, CALIFORNIA HEAVEN
Lupe Ontiveros, LOS AMERICANS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (DRAMA)
Chase Coleman, IN BETWEEN MEN
Nicolas Coster, THE BAY
Raymond Cruz, LOS AMERICANS
Jesse Laing, PIECES
Timothy Olin, THE RAs
Derrell Whitt, THE BAY

BEST WRITING (DRAMA)
Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA
Dylann Bobei, PIECES
Jay Diaz, CASUAL
Jason Leaver, OUT WITH DAD
Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME
Greg Tulonen, Rick Dalton, Karen L. Dodd, Barry Dodd & Jacob Lear, RAGGED ISLE

BEST DIRECTING (DRAMA)
Paul Awad, THURSTON
Ben Bays, AIDAN 5
Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME
Jay Diaz, CASUAL
Barry Dodd, RAGGED ISLE
Gregori J. Martin, THE BAY

BEST ENSEMBLE (DRAMA)
ANACOSTIA
THE BAY
DEVANITY
SUNDAYS
RAGGED ISLE
VENICE

BEST GUEST APPEARANCE (DRAMA)
Martha Byrne, ANACOSTIA
Michelle Clunie, IN BETWEEN MEN
Patrika Darbo, MISS BEHAVE
Jackie Hoffman, THE RAs
Anna Holbrook, THE BAY ("Far From The Bay")
Ilene Kristen, THE BAY ("Far From The Bay")

BEST WEB SERIES (COMEDY)
BANDWAGON
FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
PRETTY
THEN WE GOT HELP!
TRAILER MADE
VAMPIRE MOB

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY)
Emma Caulfield, BANDWAGON
Julie Ann Emery, THEN WE GOT HELP!
Fernanda Espindola, BLOOMERS
Stacy McQueen, PRETTY
Hillary B. Smith, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Tracie Thoms, BANDWAGON

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY)
Christian Barber, SIX OF ONE
Brad Bell, HUSBANDS
John Colella, VAMPIRE MOB
Tom Gregory, GREGORY WAY TV
Sean Hemeon, HUSBANDS
Sam Pancake, PRETTY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (COMEDY)
Karri Bowman, BANDWAGON
Diane Delano, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Genie Francis, PRETTY
Dee Freeman, PRETTY
Retta, VAMPIRE MOB
Laura Thomas, TRAILER MADE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (COMEDY)
Jim Cashman, BANDWAGON
Michael Taylor Gray, PRETTY
Blake Hammond, THEN WE GOT HELP!
Jim Holdridge, BANDWAGON
Robert Maffia, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Andrew Espinoza Long, GREGORY WAY TV

BEST WRITING (COMEDY)
Jane Espenson & Brad Bell, HUSBANDS
Tom Gregory & Andrew Espinoza Long, GREGORY WAY TV
Camilla Rantsen & Karri Bowman, BANDWAGON
Steve Silverman, PRETTY
Julie A. Smith & Donna Hurst, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Jason Vitteri-Lewis, TRAILER MADE

BEST DIRECTING (COMEDY)
Karri Bowman & Ahmed Best, BANDWAGON
Henryk Cymerman & Tim Russ, BLOOMERS
Andrew Espinoza Long, GREGORY WAY TV
J.D. Mata, 40 IS THE NEW 30
Steve Silverman, PRETTY
Frederick Snyder, SOLO: The Series

BEST ENSEMBLE (COMEDY)
BANDWAGON
FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
GREGORY WAY TV
PRETTY
THEN WE GOT HELP!
TRAILER MADE

BEST GUEST APPEARANCE (COMEDY)
Bradford Anderson, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CUPID AND EROS
Anthony Anderson, PRETTY
Joan Van Ark, PRETTY
Sam McMurray, THEN WE GOT HELP!
Rae Allen, VAMPIRE MOB
Marie Wilson, WORKSHOP

BEST USE OF MUSIC (ALL SHOWS)
BANDWAGON
MISS BEHAVE
OUT WITH DAD
PRETTY
RAGGED ISLE
VENICE

BEST BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE (ALL SHOWS)
Kristos Andrews, THE BAY ("Far From The Bay")
Margot Bingham, IN BETWEEN MEN
Tara Chocol-Joyce, FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Wendy Glazier, OUT WITH DAD
Deborah Estelle Philips, THE CAVANAUGHS
Lynn Wactor, BANDWAGON

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (ALL SHOWS)
Matthias Schubert/Gareth Taylor/Andre Lomov, THE BAY
Rodolphe Portier, DEVANITY
Jendra Jarnagin, IN BETWEEN MEN
Kevin Patrick Wright, MISS BEHAVE
Barry Dodd/Derek Kimball, RAGGED ISLE

BEST CROSSOVER (ALL SHOWS)
Afton Boggiano, THE BAY ("Far From The Bay")/EMPIRE
Mary Beth Evans, PRETTY/THE BAY
Michael O'Leary, THE BAY ("Far From The Bay")/STEAMBOAT

FAN'S CHOICE INDIE SOAP OF THE YEAR (Voting ended Feb. 13)
ANACOSTIA; BLOOD AND BONE CHINA; CALIFORNIA HEAVEN; DEVANITY; EMPIRE; FUMBLING THROUGH THE PIECES; IN BETWEEN MEN; LOS AMERICANS; MISS BEHAVE; OUT WITH DAD; PRETTY; RAGGED ISLE; SECRETS; THE BAY; THE CAVANAUGHS; THE PASSIONATE AND THE PRIVILEGED; THE RAs; THEN WE GOT HELP!; TRAILER MADE; VENICE

A-EF-PR-Z
Aidan 5
Creator(s):
Tim Baldwin, John Jackson
Writer(s):
Ben Bays, Vidas Barzdukas , Tim Baldwin, John Jackson, Noell Wolfgram Evans, Joe Wink
Executive Producer(s):
Ben Bays, John Jackson
Cast:
Bryan Michael Block, Maya Sayre, John Michael Stubbins , Jon Osbeck , Sarah Murphy, Megan Moore, Amber Mikesell
Series Debut:
November 20, 2010
Description:
Set in a futuristic city, AIDAN 5 chronicles the journey of one detective who must unravel the mystery behind the serial killings of his own clones.
Fumbling Thru The Pieces
Creator(s): Julie A. Smith
Writer(s): Julie A. Smith & Donna Hurst
Executive Producer(s): Julie A. Smith
Cast: Hillary B. Smith, Robert Maffia, Kelsey Robinson, Diane Delano, Tara Chocol-Joyce, and Kitty Swink
Series Debut:  February 3, 2011
Description: Every day we fumble through our experiences growing from our successes and failures. That's what "Fumbling thru the Pieces" is all about. The characters in "Fumbling" are reflections of us in our own reality.
Ragged Isle
Creator(s):
Barry & Karen L. Dodd
Writer(s):
Greg Tulonen , Rick Dalton, Karen L. Dodd, Barry Dodd & Jacob Lear
Director: Barry Dodd
Executive Producer(s):
Karen L. Dodd
Cast: Meghan Benton, Ian Carlsen, Michael Dix Thomas, Rick Dalton, Erik Moody, April Joy Purinton, Doug Porter, Dominic Lavoie, Kathryn Morrison, Todd Manter, Adam Cogswell, Beth Saufler, Amie Marzen, Denis Fontaine, Christine Louise Marshall, Suzanne Rankin
Series Debut: March 9, 2011
Description: Vicki Burke has just landed her dream job on the quiet Maine Island of Ragged Isle. Soon, she will be caught in a web of intrigue, suspense and murder. Who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?
Anacostia
Creator(s): Anthony Anderson
Writer(s): Anthony Anderson
Executive Producer(s): Anthony Anderson
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Chante Bowser, T amieka Chavis , Kena Hodges, Pasha Diallo, Martha Byrne (guest star)
Series Debut:
September 13, 2009
Description: The lives of four friends as they navigate through love, deceit, betrayal, sex and death.
The Further Adventures of Cupid & Eros
Creator(s): Avi Glijansky
Writer(s): Avi Glijansky
Executive Producer(s): Andy Wells, Avi Glijansky
Cast:  Josh Heine, Jo Bozarth, Kiera Anderson, Phillip Ward, Jeff Cannata, Aliza Pearl, Taryn O'Neill, Stephen Sullivan, Lauren Terilli and Bradford Anderson
Series Debut:  2010
Description: Gods of Love Cupid and Eros match up soul mates on Earth while trying to figure out for themselves what this thing they create really means, and how to find it when a heart-tipped arrow just doesn’t seem to do the trick.
SOLO - The Series
Creator(s): Jonathan Nail
Writer(s): Jonathan Nail
Executive Producer(s): Jonathan Nail
Director(s): Frederick Snyder, Jorge Urbina, Allison Vanore
Cast:   Jonathan Nail, Jason Burns, Ayumi Iizuka, Michele Boyd, Jay Caputo, Amol Shah, Tohoru Masamune, Melissa Dalton  
Series Debut:  July 2010
Description: As part of an overly-hyped reality series, Scott Drizhal was to be celebrated as "The First Civilian to Reach Mars". Thirty-six days into his round-trip journey the show is canceled. Scott is now stranded in space with only the ship's smart-ass computer, PHAL, to keep him company.
Anyone But Me
Creator(s): Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward
Writer(s): Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward
Executive Producer(s): Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward
Cast: Rachael Hip-Flores, Nicole Pacent , Jessy Hodges, Joshua Holland, Alexis Slade
Series Debut:  2009
Description: Introducing a new generation of teens: gay, straight, and ethnically diverse struggling with identity and modern relationships.
Hustling
Creator(s): Sebastian La Cause
Writer(s): Sebastian La Cause
Executive Producer(s):Sebastian La Cause
Cast: Sebastian La Cause, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gerald McCullouch , Brian Keane, Gary Cowling, Andrew Glaszek , Brent Barrett, Shannon Lewis, Max Carpenter, Greg Gunter, Emily Shapiro, Todd Riegler and Jessica Press
Series Debut: 
2011
Description: 
Turning 40 and still turning tricks...
Secrets
Creator(s): Damian Tracy
Writer(s): Damian Tracy
Executive Producer(s): Damian Tracy
Cast: Damian Tracy, Janine Furillo, Matt Geyer, Ally Mitchel, Rob Paluso, Jennifer Arroyo, Ed Stash, Chris Ackley, Dave McCann, Cameron Munson, Peter Andrew Danzig and Larry Emeigh
Series Debut:  2009
Description: A fallen soap writer, a mafia princess, and serial killer who preys on gay college students.
Bandwagon
Creator(s): Karri Bowman, Emma Caulfield, Camilla Rantsen
Writer(s): Camilla Rantsen & Karri Bowman
Executive Producer(s): Emma Caulfield, Camilla Rantsen, Karri Bowman
Cast:   Emma Caulfield, Tracie Thomas, Karri Bowman, Lynn Wactor
Series Debut:  2010
Description: A strange dark little comment on our society.
Husbands: The Series
Creator(s): Jane Espenson & Brad Bell
Writer(s): Jane Espenson & Brad Bell
Executive Producer(s): Jane Espenson, Brad Bell, Jeff Greenstein
Director: Jeff Greenstein
Cast: Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon , Alessandra Torresani
Series Debut:  2011
Description: For too long newlywed comedy has been defined as a comedy between one man and one woman. Husbands is a story with a classic premise, as told in a marriage equalized-world.
Steamboat
Creator(s): Michael O'Leary
Writer(s): Michael O'Leary
Executive Producer(s): O'Leary &Scott Bryce
Cast: Michael O'Leary, Beth Chamberlin, Jacquelina DeMarco, Michael Park, Kurt McKinney, Kim Zimmer, Justin Deas, Tuck Mulligan, Orlagh Cassidy
Series Debut:  2010
Description: "The Office" meets "All My Chidren" in this behind-the-scenes look at the desperate, dying days of a daytime soap opera.
Blood and Bone China
Creator(s): Chris Stone, Stephanie Cooper
Writer(s): Chris Stone, Stephanie Cooper
Executive Producer(s): Paul Bailey, Stephanie Cooper, Chris Stone
Cast:  Anthony Miles, Rachel Shenton, John James Woodward
Series Debut:  March 2011
Description: It is 1897 and a city is in turmoil. In the smoky, dirty depths of middle England, the people are terrified. The once bustling streets of Stoke are empty, the silence is only broken by the whispers of devils, demons and vampires. Poor souls are being taken, vanishing without a trace.
In Between Men
Creator(s): Quincy Morris
Writer(s): Quincy Morris
Executive Producer(s): Quincy Morris & Jennifer Gelfer
Director: Jennifer Gelfer
Cast: Nick Mathews, Ben Pamies, Max Rhyser, Chase Coleman, Michael Sharon, Sidney Erik Wright, Dewanda Wise, Margot Bingham
Series Debut:  2010
Description: Dramedy about All-American guys who feel caught between two worlds, not truly knowing where they fit in.
Six of One
Creator(s): Nica James
Writer(s): Nica James
Executive Producer(s): Andre Wilson
Director: Dwayne Henry
Cast:  Christian Barber, Patricia Bell, Vallen Dior Pilgrim, Jermaine McClure, James Edward Shippy, Tasha Perry
Series Debut:  2011
Description: Six friends are trying to make it through the game. The game of life, friendship, and dating. No matter how they look at it, it's all the same game. And they're all in it together—Six of One.
The Bay
Creator(s): Gregori J. Martin
Writer(s): Gregori J. Martin
Executive Producer(s): Gregori J. Martin
Cast: Mary Beth Evans, Tristan Rogers, Taylor Stanley, Martha Madison, Dylan Bruce, Nicolas Coster, Kristos Andrews, Derrell Whitt, Charles Shaughnessy, Camden Toy
Series Debut: September 15, 2010
Description: Filled with sex, lies, and scandal, THE BAY follows the life of socialite Sara Garrett and the people around her.
Miss Behave
Creator(s): 
Susan Bernhardt
Writer(s): 
Frances Gilbert
Executive Producer(s):
Susan Bernhardt, Jillian Clare
Cast: 
Jillian Clare, Trevor Nelson, Brett DelBuono , Jenna Stone, Marco James, Bianca Magick , Michael Bolten , Darin Brooks
Series Debut:: 
June 24, 2010
Description: 
Who says a good girl has to behave?
Sundays
Creator(s):
Forrest Naylor
Writer(s):
Forrest Naylor
Executive Producer(s):
Cindy Lemas
Cast:
Sid Garza-Hillman, Bonnie Piesse , Gregory Hoyt, Samantha Horn, Justin Briggs, Jodi Britton, Hugh Dignon , Veronica Krestow , Masha Bychkova , Ahu Smith, Trene Enevoldsen , Ruby Setnik , Iain Bowie
Series Debut:
November 6, 2011
Description:
Sundays is about a small Northern California coastal village and the eclectic medley of characters who call it home. 
California Heaven
Creator(s): Stewart St. John & Todd Fisher
Writer(s): Stewart St. John & Todd Fisher
Executive Producer(s): Stewart St. John & Todd Fisher
Cast: Kali Cook, Jacqueline Bradley, Bram Hoover, Bruce Blauer , Michael Myracle , Maya Waterman, Brianna Rose
Series Debut: June 1, 2011
Description: Meet the Corrigans , owners of California Heaven & Surf, the largest surf shop chain in the nation. When the body of a distant relative turns up on the shores of Malibu, it sets in motion a series of events that threaten to expose the long buried secrets of the Corrigans .
Out with Dad
Creator(s): Jason Leaver
Writer(s): Jason Leaver
Executive Producer(s):Jason Leaver
Cast: Kate Conway, Will Conlon, Lindsey Middleton, Corey Lof , Laura Jabalee , Kelly-Marie Murtha, Wendy Glazier
Series Debut: 
July 7, 2010
Description: 
A teenage girl and her single father. Rose is coming of age and coming out of the closet. All he wants is for her to be happy, and out with Dad.
Then We Got Help!
Creator(s): Julie Ann Emery
Writer(s): Julie Ann Emery
Executive Producer(s): Kevin Earley & Julie Ann Emery
Cast: Julie Ann Emery, Darren Le Gallo, Kristen Shaw, Alan Campbell, Nicholas Rodriguez, Blake Hammond, Sean Mahon, Susan Ferrara, Kevin Earley, Jessica Rush
Series Debut:  December 11, 2009
Description: Four struggling couples need therapy. They get each other instead. Group therapy without the Therapist. A relationship comedy in the style of "Modern Family" and "The Office".
The Cavanaughs
Creator(s):
Adrian Morales
Writer(s):
Adrian Morales
Executive Producer(s):
Adrian Morales
Cast:
Grant Landry, Cwennen Corral, Ginger Snappz , Deborah Estelle Phlips
Series Debut:
May 20, 2010
Description: This continuing story follows a group of friends who reunite to create a television sitcom called THE CAVANAUGHS and along the way form a family of their own.
The Passionate & The Privileged
Creator(s): Hope Royaltey
Writer(s): Hope Royaltey
Executive Producer(s):Hope Royaltey , FlagshipTV
Cast: Mo Gaffney, Nicholas Rodriguez, others TBA
Series Debut: 
March 8, 2011
Description: 
What doesn't kill us makes us stranger.
Trailer Made
Creator(s): Jason Vitteri-Lewis
Writer(s): Jason Vitteri-Lewis
Executive Producer(s): Jason Vitteri-Lewis
Cast:  Layne Sasser, Laura Thomas, Kellye Mitchell, Patricia Rulon, Amanda Salinas, Cinda McCain
Series Debut:  2010
Description: Centers around the dysfunctional relationships and never-ending drama among a wild group of trailer park housewives.
DeVanity
Creator(s): Michael Caruso
Writer(s): Michael Caruso
Executive Producer(s): Michael Caruso
Cast: Michael Caruso, Alexis Zibolis, Chris Parke, Katie Caprio, Mike Dirksen, and Erin Buckley
Series Debut: 2011
Description:
The saga of the crumbling DeVanity family and their desire to save their dying jewelry empire in Downtown Los Angeles.
Pretty
Creator(s): Steve Silverman
Writer(s): Steve Silverman
Executive Producer(s): John Carrozza , Doug Prinzivalli , Thordis Howard & Steve Silverman
Cast: Stacy McQueen, Sam Pancake, Dee Freeman, Michael Taylor Gray, Terri Simmons, Genie Francis
Series Debut:  January 2010
Description: Michael Champagne has one wish - to see his 5 year old daughter Annette win the Miss Star Eyes Pageant. It's not about who wins or loses, it's about who's PRETTY.
Venice
Creator(s): Crystal Chappell & Kim Turissi
Writer(s): Crystal Chappell, Jill Lorie Hurst, Leslie Johnson, Erika Schleich
Executive Producer(s): Crystal Chappell
Cast: Crystal Chappell, Jessica Leccia , Hillary B. Smith, Jordan Clarke, Nadia Bjorlin, Galen Gering, Dot-Marie Jones
Series Debut:  2009
Description: Following the life of Gina Brogno--a single, gay, self-made interior designer--living and working in Venice Beach, California. Gina is a strong, confident, and complex career woman trying to navigate her love life while dealing with lifelong issues with her family.
Empire
Creator(s): Greg Turner & Brian Hewson
Writer(s): Greg Turner & Brian Hewson
Executive Producer(s):Greg Turner & Brian Hewson
Cast: Tina Sloan, Orlagh Cassidy, Afton Boggiano, Yvonne Perry, Ellen Dolan, Nick Lewis, Ryan Clardy, Toby Levin
Series Debut:  July 2009
Description: Some of the biggest scandals don't make the papers....
Pieces
Creator(s): Dylann Bobei
Writer(s): Dylann Bobei
Executive Producer(s):
Cast:  Dylann Bobei, Amber Plante, Jesse Laing, Trevor Kristjanson, Grant Pyke, Nick Shworob, Jilian Cowan, Roley Leyson, Mark Opinga, Jordan Wahl, John Magana, Reed Sitarik
Series Debut:  2011
Description: One day Jacob Clarke's life changed forever...but that was only the beginning.
Vampire Mob
Creator(s): Joe Wilson
Writer(s): Joe Wilson
Executive Producer(s): Joe Wilson
Cast: John Colella , Reamy Hall, Marcia Wallace, Kirsten Vangsness , Chris Mulkey , Elizabeth Beckwith, Andrea Cansler , Jim Roof, Cris DAnnunzio
Series Debut:  June 30, 2010
Description: When you're a hitman for the mafia and a vampire, eternity can get complicated.
Workshop
Creator(s): Nate Golon & Kimberly Legg
Writer(s): Nate Golon & Kimberly Legg
Executive Producer(s): Nate Golon & Kimberly Legg
Cast: Nate Golon , Kimberly Legg, Phillip Jeanmarie
Series Debut: 2009
Description: Follow six 20-something actors as they try to navigate their way through the highs and (mostly) lows of making it as an actor in Los Angeles.

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