About the cast

Pat Fisher (“Victoria”) began her acting career on stage in San Francisco and made her way into film acting in 1990 when The Asolo Film Conservatory accepted its first class. When the Conservatory’s filmmakers sought actors from the Sarasota community, Pat became one of the regulars, performing the female lead in “The Customer” which won an Academy Award (Student Division) nomination. She also had a featured role in “Curdled.” She has done many commercials, industrial films and publicity campaigns for television and print. She returned to the stage last February in Tampa’s production of “The Vagina Monologues”, which was a delightful experience, but not as good as making movies.

Sarah Grace Ackerman (“Sophie”) is a talented young actress who has played several roles in commercials, film, and video. HOPE FOR A THORN is her first lead role in a film. She has trained with Karen Storms through the Storms Acting Studio and the Lisa Maile School of Acting. Sarah has many interests, including tennis, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, four-wheel riding, target shooting, and dance. She lives in Orlando, Florida, where she continues to act, most recently in the short film “Crooked.” She recently started high school, where she’s a member of the Thespian Club.

Jacqueline Caruso (“Maggie”) is an accomplished actress and singer. She graduated from American University with a degree in Musical Theatre and has appeared in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss Me Kate, and Into The Woods. She also teaches singing lessons. Jacqueline and her husband recently relocated to Los Angeles and celebrated the release of Jacqueline’s band’s first album, Thurlow’s Training Wheels.

Michael Ray Davis (“Richard”) started his career in entertainment some 20 years ago in radio, before moving on to voicing commercials and appearing on “Walker, Texas Ranger” for 8 seasons. Starring roles in “History of the Spanish American War” and “America’s Most Wanted” led him to pursue his acting career full time. In addition to his serious pursuit of film/television, Davis has also performed in 100 + commercials/industrials for various companies as a principal. Now based in Orlando, FL, Michael Ray is happily married to his Redhead of 23 years, Loleta, the only true love of his life other than acting.