cast & crew
ASHLEY HEARON-SMITH (NICOLE A. CLAUS// CREATOR, HEAD WRITER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
"Girl Santa" was started as a simple idea while getting ready for work, and spiraled into a world that asks, "what if Santa was a Millennial, New York woman?"
With a former career in Television Production, where she worked with celebrity talent on “The Wendy Williams Show” and won a Daytime Emmy with “The Martha Stewart Show”, a lifelong pursuit of acting, and a love and background in all things sketch comedy, Ashley is <trying> to do it all. Trained as an actor at AADA and HB Studios, Ashley has appeared in the web-series' "Semi-Famous" and "Adultish", on CBS' "Unforgettable", as socialite Kelly Latimer, and on stage. She started her production company, Girl in Costume Productions, in 2011 and produced and starred in Darlene Craviotto's, "Pizza Man", at Theater 54 at Shetler Studios in New York City. She is currently a Co-Producer and Actor with Orphan Productions and Theater Company.
She is represented by Angela Gulizio at G & G Talent.
She lives and breathes in New York City, with her husband and pups.
TIM RERUCHA (DADDY// DIRECTOR)
Tim is a good ole boy originally from Polk County Florida. Before taking up acting full time in NY he was a Bird Trainer at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld for 14 years. Tim is known for his comedic timing, quick wit and improv abilities, jumping into any voice or character in the spur of the moment. He recently was awarded Outstanding Comedic Actor in a Comedy Webseries at the LAWEBFEST 2014 for his Starring role as Seth Morgan in The Sex Trade www.Watchthesextrade.com He can also be seen doing standup comedy at NYC Comedy Club, The Laughing Devil, Broadway Comedy Club and others around the NYC area. He is proudly managed by Seth Greenky of Green Key Management LLC.
KEVIN MASTERSON (NICK JR. // WRITER & DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)
Kevin Masterson is an actor/comedian from Dallas, TX. He has been in NY for four years and is a fun guy. This could be the turning point for Kevin. Will he devise a plan to never wait tables again or move in with his parents on his thirty first birthday?
VICTORIA CHERI BENNETT (ASSOCIATE PRODUCER)
Victoria is a graduate from AMDA, an original founding member of The Orphans and co-creator of the musical group On The Rocks. She has been seen performing at 54 Below and the Duplex. Coming up she will appear in a new SAG Web Series Adult-ish as a lead and producer. Plays include: Independence, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and The Body Stories. Film: Starving .
MATTHEW HEARON-SMITH (MUSIC SUPERVISOR)
Matthew is a New York based music supervisor specializing in film, TV, theater and ads. In addition to numerous film credits, such as "Tangerine", he is currently supervising several series for the new VICE-branded TV network VICELAND.
And he has a thing for chicks in Santa Suits.
PHILIP LOUIS CALABRO (PRODUCTION)
Philip is a jack-of-most-trades and a recent graduate from Winthrop University located in a cozy town in South Carolina. Armed with a theatre degree he moved to Brooklyn, and the rest is history. NYC Credits: Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things (Off-Broadway), Solemates, Crossing Verazanno. Other Credits: Biloxi Blues (Millbrook Playhouse), Hairspray, The Laramie Project, The Yellow Boat. Also Regional and NYC Credits in carpentry and Stage Management.
EZRA EDMONDS (OPENING TITLES)
Hi! I'm Ezra! All my life, I have been passionate about storytelling; I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil, and quickly developed a passion for animation. I love making pretty much everything; sculptures, balloon animals, costumes, puppets - you name it. I also am a writer, and do stand up comedy around Los Angeles regularly. I want to inspire people the way I have been inspired. I think everyone is capable of making great art and expressing themselves, and with the right team, anything is possible!