was born and raised in Manhattan, and graduated from the Trinity School and Princeton University, where she rowed crew, was a member of the Ivy Club, and served as a volunteer firefighter. Naomi was Brooke Astor’s last social secretary, and was a key figure defending Mrs. Astor in the much publicized trial. She speaks six languages, is a multimedia artist, actor, and writer, and lives in Amsterdam with her Dutch husband and their two sons.
Harry Tappan Heher ("Henry Goodrich")
grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and graduated from The Lawrenceville School and Connecticut College, and also studied at New York University, and the Sorbonne andÉcole du Louvre in Paris. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa, and has been a New York-based producer for still photography shoots; an assistant to Motion Picture agents at International Creative Management (ICM) in Beverly Hills and New York; and a Creative Executive at Eclectic Pictures in Los Angeles. His second film, BENEDICTIONS FROM MALI, is coming soon, as is DU CAP, a script he co-wrote which is being produced by Eclectic Pictures. He is a former resident of West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard, and is currently based in New York City.
Lee Fierro ("Mrs. Priscilla Goodrich")
lives full time on Martha’s Vineyard, and has been the Artistic Director, and a director, actor, and teacher of acting, drama and theatre at the Island Theatre Workshop for many years. A New York City native, she went to Chapin School, and has acted in Off-Broadway and TV productions from a young age. She is internationally famous for her role as “Mrs. Kintner” in Steven Spielberg’s horror classic, JAWS, which was filmed on the island. She “channeled” her own mother, a “Park Avenue WASP”, in playing Mrs Goodrich.
Patrick Henaghan ("Redmond")
returned to his native city of Galway, Ireland, where he is a well-known commercial and fashion photographer, after working for several years in New York City.
Heidi Pulkkinen ("Tamsin Goodrich")
was raised in Pride’s Crossing, Massachusetts, and has an M.F.A. from Boston University’s Acting Program. She lives on the North Shore of Boston with her daughter.
Kevin Rice ("Ned Luce")
is a native of a small town on the California coast, and graduated from Brown University. His film credits include roles in SERENDIPITY (director Peter Chelsom, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale), and THE WOODSMAN (director Nicole Kassell, starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick). He is also known internationally as a model for Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, and many advertising campaigns and magazines.
Don Lyons ("Mr. MacEgan")
originally moved to Martha’s Vineyard to become the Episcopal priest at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, and soon became involved in the Island Theatre Workshop, with Lee Fierro. The two performed together in many acclaimed island productions. He is a journalist for the Martha’s Vineyard Times.
Katrina Nevin ("Kaitlin")
is a Martha’s Vineyard native from an old island family. Her film debut was at age 7, in THE CRUCIBLE (director Nicholas Hytner, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder). She is a writer, musician, and children’s book author, based on the island.
Sarah Nevin (Kaitlin’s mother)
is Katrina Nevin’s real mother, and lives on Martha’s Vineyard. A well-known metaphysical psychic and channel, she assisted Harry Tappan Heher in channeling Thomas Hardy’s intentions for his novel “The Return of the Native” in a film format, and served as the instrumental island casting director, and official “ghost-whisperer” on set.