Shane Latimer

Shane Latimer, member of Full Brain FilmsAssistant Director. Business and Safety Consultant.

Shane was an assistant director for the multiple award-winning independent feature Unremembered (2009) and several other productions led by Greg Kerr, who he has known for more than 30 years.

Shane’s main role at Full Brain is to balance Greg’s creativity with a healthy dose of realism, safety, and logistical considerations. Shane’s experience as a professional ecologist, environmental toxicologist, and work and play in a number of fields that include health and safety serve cast and crew well both on set and off. Wrangling, catering, resuscitation – Shane does what needs done to keep things moving smoothly.

A native of Southern Oregon, Shane has been a Portland “East-sider” since 1996. Shane has a PhD in Ecology and a Post-Doc in environmental toxicology from Tulane University, New Orleans. His bachelor’s degree in biology is from Southern Oregon University, though anthropology and art have played a large role in his education in and out of all that school.

When not making movies with Greg, Shane owns his own environmental consulting firm, Latimer Environmental LLC, specializing in wetland and riparian restoration, environmental permitting, and solid waste permitting (yes, he knows that’s the sexy one…).

Shane’s web address is

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FreeSpirit Casting to Cast Future Certain

Full Brain Films is excited to announce that Lori Lewis from FreeSpirit Casting will be the casting director of our new web series, Future Certain. Lori brings extensive knowledge and experience to FBF and this SAG-AFTRA project. We’ll be providing more information regarding the casting schedule and hiring timeline very soon.

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Nicole Chaffin

Nicole Chaffin is Lauren in Exceptionals web seriesActor. Vocalist.

Multi-talented actress and singer Nicole Chaffin has experience from theatre to film, with a variety of roles including leads in American modern theatre, musical theatre, melodrama and Shakespeare. Her abilities include speaking with an American Southern accent and experience with the Spanish language. She also is an accomplished professional singer (belt) and even has proficiency in fencing. Her training includes a master class with Tony-nominated writer and lyricist, Bill Russell.

Nicole stars as Lauren Canella in the web series, Exceptionals.

You can find her resume here.

You can follow Nicole’s performing career at


Final Reading of Future Certain

We are looking for volunteers, some to read and some to listen, to an informal reading of the latest version of the screenplay, Future Certain, prior to this Web series moving to pre-production and casting.

Seating is limited, so please reserve a space.

Please use the contact form when submitting your interest in a role or to be a guest. The subject would be: Future Certain Table Reading

Table Reading Info

What: This is a table reading of a new and original screenplay, Future Certain. The roles available are listed below.

When: Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Where: 12375 Mt Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego. About 5 minutes from Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. (A map is on the Contact page.)


Brynne Vaness (read by Mariessa Portelance) can see the future, or so she says. And those that believe and those that do not believe will go to any lengths to prove it. What begins as a spiritual quest to understand her ability, quickly turns into a struggle for her life, pitting Brynne against organized criminals, terrorists and even Homeland Security.

As she learns more about her visions, both their power and limits become increasingly apparent, and Brynne finds that her own future – her own survival – is anything but certain.


  • This is a table reading, so memorization and movement is not required.
  • You will be provided a printed copy of the screenplay at the time of the rehearsal if you need one.
  • There is power available for several laptops or tablets if you prefer.
  • Iced tea and lemonade will be provided.

Roles Still Available

Sandesh, man 50+
Assistant Director Grant, woman 40+
Radha, woman 30+
Stephen Bascomb, man 40+
Tessa Alvarado, woman 25-35
Billy, man 35+
Agent Juarez, man 30+
Smaller Woman Roles, woman
Smaller Man Roles, man
Narrator (for action lines, descriptions and sluglines), any age or gender

Note: ideal age ranges are listed above, though anyone will be considered.

Visit this link for more information and a character sketch of some of the characters listed above:

How to Submit Your Interest

Use the contact form on our Contact page.

You should provide the following:

  1. The subject would be: Future Certain Table Reading – Character Name*
  2. What role or roles you are interested in of those above. (It may be possible to double up and receive commensurate pay for more than one role.)
  3. A recent headshot (an image of yourself in a Web-friendly file size format).
  4. A link to an online resume or information you can paste into a message field. Or alternately, you can attach a Word document or PDF with the attach button.
  5. A link to a reel of your work.**

* This is the name of the character/role you are interested in reading.

** This one greatly helps in the decision-making process on who to hire. If you do not have some acting or related work you can reference on another website (like YouTube or Vimeo or your own site) you will likely be rejected.

If you have any difficulty with attachments, please use the form without attachments and mention that in your message. We’ll provide a direct email address to send to.

David Chaney

David Chaney reading a scriptProject Consultant. Planner.

David Chaney leads a double life. He loves his job as co-owner of Accent Business Services, Inc. He also loves filmmaking and he has been working on film projects for many years.

His love of film has placed him in the role of Jack-of-All-Trades on the film and video projects he’s supported and he’s had jobs as varied as pre-production planner, location scout, sound recorder, script reader, actor, and even singer (though he may be mortified if those scenes ever became known to the general public!). His wise counsel and planning expertise ensures that all FBF projects get an exceptional head start.

His company can be found at

Michael Kerr

mike-facebookWriter. Researcher.

Award-winning Portland, Oregon writer Michael Kerr has written stories and articles for dozens of publications including Portland Business Journal, SF Gate and the popular Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series of trivia books, among many other magazines, websites and anthologies.

He’s currently working on his first book.

Future Certain Reading

Our reading of the screenplay Future Certain on July 19, 2013. Photographs by Thao Pham.

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Thao Pham

Thao Pham, photographer, Web designer, and graphic designerGraphic Designer. Photographer. Web Designer.

Originally from Vietnam, Thao has been in Portland for the past two years obtaining a degree in Web and Graphic Design.

She has created many projects for the Web and full websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other related Web and graphic design technologies.

Her Web address is

Actors Confirmed for Future Certain Reading

The following actors have been confirmed for the roles listed below for the Future Certain reading on July 19, 2013. Other names will be included as those roles are filled.

Role Reader
Brynne Vaness Mariessa Portelance
Lauren Canella Nicole Chaffin
A.D. Grant Marcella Laasch
Sandesh David Loftus
Radha Chethana Pandit
The Moroccan David Loftus
Narrator Jennifer Rogers
Mardav Misra Vetri Jayaprakasan
Tessa Alvarado Sara J. Pittock
Television Interviewer Sara J. Pittock
Radio Interviewer Dave Chaney
Psychic Monthly Caller Sara J. Pittock
Talk Show Host Dave Chaney
Indian Traveler Vetri Jayaprakasan
Fahad Mahmood  n/a
German Intelligence Agent  n/a
German Interrogator  n/a
Doctor Vetri Jayaprakasan
Agent Juarez Dave Chaney
CIA Interrogator Dave Chaney
Agent Haley Dave Chaney
Agent Jackson Dave Chaney
Dr. Jenkins Sara J. Pittock
Indian Man Vetri Jayaprakasan
Male Announcer Dave Chaney
Female Announcer Sara J. Pittock
Joe Dave Chaney
Hotel Clerk Dave Chaney
Bail Bonds Agent Dave Chaney
Billy Dave Chaney
Airline Attendant Sara J. Pittock
Hotel Clerk Dave Chaney
Travel Agent Sara J. Pittock
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Portland Dom

An original screenplay written by Greg Kerr.

Current Status

Awaiting Development


Feature (approx. 95 to 100 minutes)


Action, Dark Comedy


Quirky Indie, Over-the-Top Action


A dark action-comedy not for the submissive.

Tagline (Portland-focused)

An Amnesiac, a Dominatrix and Rose – together they help keep Portland weird.


Suffering from partial amnesia, Danny tries to make his way through Portland to find his long lost father. But he’s not alone. His new companion, Rose, a compliant woman with a talent for submission, is at his side. Trailing them both are a gang of sadists, two enigmatic and well armed agents in black, and a serial killer. When Rose and Danny enlist the aid of the dominatrix Lia, this threesome attempts to navigate a free-for-all gauntlet of the bizarre and baffling in this over-the-top action-dark comedy. Eventually they all learn just what keeps Portland weird.


Violence, Adult situations, Adult language



A young woman who makes a living out of being submissive, but who yearns for more and to rise in the ranks of her profession. But can a submissive become a dominatrix?


A young man with a serious head injury who comes to Portland seeking his long-lost father. Little does he know, he is being followed.


Rose’s 30-something boss and frequent handler, Lia is a high-ranked dominatrix who has a soft spot for Rose and is a natural rescuer at heart. She also enjoys a bit of the weird herself.

Barrett and Combs

A pair of “agents” who follow Danny in hopes he’ll lead them to his father. They are the classic odd couple, but both very good at what they do.

Mistress Katrine

The top boss and owner of the Ace of Spades Club. Katrine has a dream – a twisted, dangerous fantasy to make the most extreme feature film imaginable. And she’ll destroy anyone who tries to get in her way.


Also known as The Head Hunter, he’s a fan of Rose’s. A BIG fan. And when Rose tries to leave the Ace of Spades, it makes him very angry.


Conceptual short film for movie Portland Dom
Conceptual short film for movie Portland Dom
Conceptual short film for movie Portland Dom
Conceptual short film for movie Portland Dom