as Justin Garner-Johnson
Jonathan Miles is a Portland based actor working in film, television and theatre. He recently had the honor of playing Guildenstern in Speculative Drama’s immersive production of Hamlet wherein he was called a "Bonobos-clad twit" by The Portland Mercury (but, you know, in a good way). Jonathan’s latest feature film, Escaping Freedom, is currently available for pre-order and will soon be streaming on several platforms. And, he can't wait to begin production on the sequels to his first feature film, More Than Only. When not busy acting he enjoys rehabbing old furniture, working as a film production assistant and watching old episodes of The Nanny. Jonathan is represented by Option Talent."Jonathan’s latest feature film, Escaping Freedom, is currently available rent or buy on amazon.com.
as Michael Garner-Johnson
Bjorn Anderson is a stage and screen actor based in the Pacific Northwest. He has appeared in nearly twenty film projects, including feature-length and short films, television and web series, and commercial projects. In addition to his screen work, Bjorn has performed on numerous stages throughout the Northwest, including the award winning Northwest Classical Theatre Company, as well as Defunkt Theatre, where he starred in their critically acclaimed production of Boys in the Band. He is a proud graduate of St. Cloud State University, Minnesota and the Portland Actors Conservatory.
as Brooke Zimmerman
Beth Dodge is a Portland native represented by Arthouse Talent for film, television, print and theatre. She began her performing career in musical theatre at the age of five and has since performed/ worked on 100+ productions. Beth received her AAOT and is actively working toward her BA at PSU. As much as she loves the intimacy of film she can’t deny her unwavering first love of theatre both on and off the stage. She is the primary choreographer for the Oregon City Children’s Theatre with a mission to stretch novice performers beyond even their own expectations through the modern storytelling of dance. Beth is delighted to be reunited with the More Than Only cast/ crew and looking forward to what the future holds for this passion project!
as Mandy Garner-Johnson
Maggie started on the stage at the age of 5 with the Oregon City Children's Theatre where she's worked and performed under the direction of Michelle and Beth countless times since. She's also performed in a number of shows at Lakewood Theatre. This is her largest on screen role to date. Her previous credits include a one liner in Satanimation, a short B rated horror film. Maggie is excited to be back with the cast, as a now teenager herself, and dive into the world of film alongside such a fun and talented group of people.
JUSTIN GARNER JOHNSON ......
MICHAEL GARNER JOHNSON ...
BROOKE ZIMMERMAN ...............
MANDY GARNER JOHNSON .....
EVA GARNER ..................................
THOMAS GARNER .........................
BOY IN STORE .................................
DAD IN STORE ................................
MOM IN STORE ...............................
STORE CLERK .................................
JEAN CLAUDE NGUYEN
(DOP) Director of Photography
Darren Hartman has over a decade of film-making experience in New York, Los Angeles and Portland, OR; where he now resides. Darren's career has taken him across the country and the world, shooting projects of all kinds including a professional wrestling show in Paraguay. His career path has led him to be the Co-Owner and Senior Colorist of Alkemic Color where he has color graded commercials for global brands such as Sprite, P&G and Adidas, as well as the dailies colorist on Netflix series such as American Vandal and Trinkets.
Isaiah H. Brown
Isaiah H. Brown is a native Oregonian with a passion for audio. He is a Clackamas Community College alumni with a focus in music technology. He's currently working with Banana Stand Media's Unpeeled series and recording music with a handful of local artists.
Joe is a mixed race Japanese, Korean, and white filmmaker based in Portland Oregon. I work as a writer/director, gaffer, director of Photography, and art director (production designer). Most of what I write and direct is comedy, but I have a passion for drama and my on-set work not as a director are often dramatic projects with dark societal themes. In December of 2019 he wrote and directed a film called Two Detectives, which has yet to be released. Joe owns a film studio called Desert Island Studios which is founded by himself and by his partner Ashley Mellinger an actor and producer, a mixed race Korean. Ashley produces most of his directorial work and they have a fierce commitment to diversity and inclusion on our sets and in our casts.
Editor/ DIT/ BTS Videographer
Chelsea Unsbee is a Portland producer, production coordinator and writer. An Oregon native, she grew up exploring Portland and binge watching every horror film she could get her hands on leading to her love of film. She has worked in a myriad of roles; from AD to script supervisor but finds her talent is in producing and screenwriting. She has studied under Pilar Alessandra while in LA, honing her craft in script supervising and writing which led her to work as a writer for Dreamworks Studio Awesomenesstv. Chelsea relocated back to Portland where she began working in producing, working as a production coordinator for Amine’s music video, Shimmy and producing commercials for Tender Loving Empire and Nike SP1. Chelsea’s dedication to diversity and representation has led her to actively support up and coming womxn filmmakers and hiring majority BIPOC/womxn crews.
With 10 years of experience creating video for broadcast tv, feature films and major corporations, Ryan has literally done it all. After years spent working in New York and Los Angeles markets, Ryan made Portland, Oregon his home. Visit www.mightyrush.com
Two Twenty Two
Two Twenty Two is London-based composer duo Daisy Coole and Tom Nettleship. They are known for their film scores for feminist historical drama 'Ask For Jane' starring Alison Wright (The Americans) and Sarah Steele
(The Good Fight), Bangladesh refugee documentary
'Shanti Khana' narrated by Ashley Judd and Royal Television Society award-winning short documentary 'Nial Adams'.
Tom and Daisy stumbled upon 'More Than Only' on Instagram with its beautifully shot stills and behind-the-scenes content. They immediately contacted writer-director Michelle Leigh to ask about the concept and discovered a coming-of-age story with genuinely heartwarming performances. Told from the perspective of a gay man, this was a dream job, not least due to hours of conversation with Michelle spent digging deep into the heart of the characters.
“More Than Only was our maiden voyage into feature film scoring and we couldn’t have asked for a more joyful experience working alongside such a heartfelt storyteller like Michelle.” Daisy and Tom, Two Twenty Two.
I knew I wanted to play violin as much as possible when
I saw the grin of a gypsy matching that of his accordion as
we played together in Slovenia many years ago. After having
played in several bands over the years, I finally launched
deeply into my own solo project involving broad instrumentation.
My songs in More Than Only come from my first album, “Isaac and The Sea Monster” that I followed closely with a second project entitled “DDMP01” - both through CDBaby and Streamable anywhere. I also happen to be a medical professional, an Emergency Medicine physician who has the pleasure of working alongside the writer and director of this amazing series, Michelle.