The Night Before The Morning After (2013)
Unaware of her past, Anne’s friends do their best to help her get over a failed relationship. When the pressure becomes too much, Anne's repressed traumas explode in a cathartic moment where she makes a choice that is both horrific and heroic.
Mouzam Makkar brings a subtly to her performance as Anne, who shows her discomfort with being hassled by the stranger her friends have left her with, while at the same time not hiding her inner emotions as she remembers her traumatic past.... The Night Before The Morning After does leave the viewer wanting more. Strangers in Cinema
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Mouzam Makkar as Anne
Mouzam Makkar’s film and television credits include “Promise Land,” “The Wake,” “Easy Abby,” “Chicago Fire” (NBC), “The Mob Doctor” (FOX), and “Sirens” (USA pilot). She is a proud ensemble member of Stage Left Theatre in Chicago and a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf and the Second City Conservatory and Writing programs.
Shannon Brown as Erik
Originally a marketing major in college, Shannon took up acting on a dare to audition for a part in a theatrical production. Upon surprisingly landing the lead role, Shannon was bitten by the acting bug and has never looked back.
Shannon trained in Shurtleff and Meisner, then moved to LA and became a member of SAG, eventually returning to his roots in Chicago to be closer to his family. His passion, intensity, and professionalism drive his desire to help Chicago grow as a great TV and film market.
Jennifer Buhrow as Dawn
Jennifer Burhow’s love of acting, comedy, and travel have spawned a successful career that has lead her across the globe in film, theater, commercial and industrial productions.
Recent film projects include the short films “The Night Before the Morning After,” “Perhaps,” and “Downpour,” plus the web series “Guys Book Club” and “Practically Married.”
On stage, Jennifer has worked with Theatre at the Center, New American Theater, Circle Theatre, Hell in a Handbag Productions, and many others. Favorite theatre adventures include playing Nancy in Oliver!, Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy, Ralphie’s Mom in A Christmas Story, and Mary Lane in Reefer Madness the Musical.
Suzette Brown as Michelle
Born in Tracy, California to a large family, Suzette found her passion for acting in college. She got off to a successful start with a career in theater, film, and commercials, before taking time off to raise a family of her own.
Suzette recently returned to acting, where her passion for the industry and quest to continually break new ground landed her roles in several film projects, and earned her membership in SAG/AFTRA.