Julia (Daughter)...... Amanda Colins
Helen (Mother)........ Karin Trachtenberg



Executive Producer/Writer/Director...........Catherine Giarrusso
Associate Producer................................... Bryan Margaca
Director of Photography............................ Bryan Roberts
Editor......................................................... JJ Rok
Assistant Director...................................... Ben Reichman
Assistant Camera..................................... Josh Driver
Gaffer........................................................ Matt Downing
Sound Recordist....................................... Ryan Buttie
Art Director............................................... Laurel Giarrusso
Wardrobe/Hair & Makeup......................... Alyssa Sogor
Colorist..................................................... Bryan Roberts
Sound Editor............................................. Tony Giaimo
Craft Services Caterer.............................. Jessie Hunter
Set Photographer...................................... Bryan Lombardo
Casting Assistant....................................... Aaron Tobin

Original Score by Kyle Works

Featuring the Artwork of Robert Freeman

Special Thanks
Federico Muchnik, Tom Robotham, Gregory Croteau, Jean-Paul Ouellette, Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, The Giarrusso Family & The Roberts Family.

 
 
  Catherine Giarrusso (Executive Producer/Writer/Director)
Catherine is mostly from Massachusetts but has, at one point or another, called Paris, Los Angeles, Verona, Rome, Poland and St. Louis home. A linguist and gastronome by training, Catherine has turned to filmmaking with great élan, having found a medium where all of her cross-cultural observations can be put to use. She wrote, produced, and directed “Cleaning House” as a final, independent project while studying at The Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Since graduating from their 9-month intensive program in June of 2010, she has produced, assistant directed and assisted in casting for a variety of projects, most notably acting as producer for “Patrimony”, a short executive produced, written and directed by Donald Marcus, starring Robert Vaughn of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. fame and Tony award nominee Melissa Errico. Inspired by the independent-minded women in her life, Catherine will continue to write and produce innovative narratives that show both women and men things they aren’t currently being shown about what they can do and be, and the way they relate to each other and the world.
     

Bryan Roberts (Director of Photography)
Rhode Island native and fellow graduate of The Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Bryan has been making films for over five years. Having honed his skills on dozens of shorts as well as a handful of features, he has served in the camera department of multiple films that have screened in festival venues including the New York Anthology Film Archives, the Weekend of Fear, and the Texas Bloodbath Film Festival. He most recently served as the Director of Photography on the latest feature from Alex Pucci, the psychological thriller Indiscretion, which features Italian actor Paolo Stella. While horror is his passion, Bryan embraces work as a Director of Photography outside the genre as well, on films like “Cleaning House” and the short film “High Heels & Hooch” where his aesthetic sensibility can be put to good use.
     
  Amanda Collins (Julia–Daughter)
A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Amanda received a BA in History and Theatre from Regis College. She recently completed filming for the ABC television pilot Boston's Finest, with Goran Visnjic and Katee Sackhoff. Her theatre credits include The Bald Soprano, Speech and Debate, Shortstack, Colorado, and What Then at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT); The Island of Slaves with Orfeo Group; No Exit at Payomet Performing Arts Center; Brecht's The Life of Galileo with Underground Railway Theater/Central Square Theater; Saroyan's The Time of Your Life with Fort Point Theatre Channel; The Woman in Black at Gloucester Stage; Julius Caesar with Shakespeare Now; and Plays on Tap at Centastage. She recently performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in Jester’s Dead, a TopGun/Shakespeare mash-up, created by NY-based company The Outfit. Additionally, Amanda is a company member with Theatre Espresso, performing interactive, historical dramas at schools and courthouses across New England, and performs with PERCS at Children's Hospital Boston, a training program to improve communication skills of medical professionals. Since completing work on “Cleaning House”, Amanda has become a member of AFTRA.
     
  Karin Trachtenberg (Helen–Mother)
Karin has 30 years experience in theater and film as an actor, director and producer. She attended Drama School in London, where she appeared at the Young Vic and has a Master's Degree in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. Karin's film experience includes numerous independent/student films, commercials and industrial videos, as well as producing two documentaries on her work conducting dance/movement therapy groups with nursing home residents. “Cleaning House” marks Ms. Trachtenberg's return to her acting career after taking a 10 year hiatus to run a business and raise a family. Karin can be seen performing at professional theater venues throughout the Boston area.