the art of recovery is born from the threat of addiction

Today, Janice will face her high powered ex-husband in family court for the custody of their daughter. As head waitress at the Depot Diner, staying clean and doing the NEXT right thing is her priority. When Johnny, her boss makes a decision that affects her ability to appear in court, Janice has to face her demons of addiction and choose whether to stay clean through life's adversity or "screw it" and use....



Stephanie Brait

Stephanie is an actress who recently relocated her porcelain (read: pasty), East Coastern butt to sunny Los Angeles. Formerly based in New York and splitting her year equally between the two, Stephanie has recurred and guest starred in a number of TV shows and appeared in a growing collection of films including GOLDEN BOY (CBS), I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK (MTV) directed and executive produced by Doug Liman, GEORGETOWN (ABC), LAW AND ORDER: SVU (NBC), BASTARDS OF YOUNG (a NY feature currently doing the festival circuit;  available on Amazon and iTunes), COLBY (a feature in pre-production, in which Stephanie plays the title role, a serial-drifter who finds herself fantastically stuck), METH ( screened at Cannes, among other festivals - Best Actress awarded to Stephanie for the Derby Film Fest). She was on THE PRICE IS RIGHT, too. She didn't win anything. 

Stephanie also did a bit of off and far-off Broadway in NY and her hometown of Boston having been heavily trained in theater and screen with Walnut Hill School for the Arts,  CCM (The College-Conservatory of Music), NYU Tisch, Trinity College Dublin, Anthony Vincent Bova (Morris technique), The Aquila-Morong Studio in LA, and Rebecca Kitt (coach /teacher extraordinaire in LA). She also works commercially, in voiceover and in print. 

Stephanie is a Capricorn with Leo Rising. She's repped bicoastally by APA (theatrical), Station 3 Management and Mavrick Commercial. Many thanks to Marisa for inviting Stephanie into her story and to both Marisa and Chris for having having her as a part of  this short film with a big heart. (It's odd to do thank you's in the third person - Thank you Marissa, Chris, other lovely cast and crew).