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Behind the scenes on the short film, Anderson Wake
written and directed by Dan Dillard.

Anderson Wake goes home to settle his mother’s estate and reasons behind their rocky relationship. The answers he finds will haunt him for the rest of his life.


The Cast:

Hauke Bahr – Anderson Wake

Ever since he saw his first movie in the movie theater at the age of 8 – Disney’s “The Black Cauldron” – Hauke fell in love with movies and knew he wanted to be on the silver screen some day. It only took him a measly 25 years to get serious about it and pursue his passion of acting. In 2012, he landed his first small gig in a car commercial in Los Angeles. He then moved to Germany for a few months, where he guest starred in an episode of a daytime TV soap opera. In 2013, life took him back to the United States, this time to Bloomington, Indiana. Since then, he has starred in several independent productions and commercials all over the Midwest, steadily building his portfolio and regional presence.


Gabrielle Bousum – Georgia Wake

Gabrielle Bousum has been in love with acting since she was a child.  Between plays at school and writing/performing her own plays for her parents–which she really appreciates them tolerating–she found a love for the arts that became a passion and obsession throughout the years.  She quit acting for a few years because she was told “she needed to get her head out of the clouds.”  She has tried a million jobs but always came back to the thing that made her heart beat faster. She couldn’t be happier that she told the negative people to get out of her way and really decided to go for it.

Annalese Poorman – Ruth Wake

A daughter of fine artist parents in northern Indiana, Annalese moved to Bloomington, Indiana as a young woman to study photography and journalism at Indiana University. With her degree in photojournalism, she worked many years as the chief photographer for IU.

She then started her own business, Poorman Photo, shooting portraits, events and scenes for many different publications and slideshow productions. Her great love of travel, and a British travel-embracing husband, took her many places in the world, capturing artistic images around the globe, keeping her fine arts background alive.

Raising two beautiful children has been the highlight of Annalese’s life, and not quite an empty nester, but close, she now takes time to revive a long-standing passion for acting AND holistic healthcare.

Now, Annalese works on BOTH sides of the camera, shooting still pictures, and is acting in films and commercials.

And after a long career as photographer and mom, she is once again a student, pursuing a healthcare degree while also student teaching in Anatomy & Physiology at the Bloomington Ivy Tech college.

Additionally, being the anchor person for Bloomington Community Access Television, delivering the weekly community news is a real focal point to feeling part of her local Bloomington life.

And introducing Ben Allender as Young Anderson Wake and G. Hooie as A.J.

Production Stills 


Behind the Scenes with the Cast & Crew