The Rainsworth Team


Naomi Brockwell

CEO of Rainsworth Productions, Casting Director and Executive Producer of the 2013 feature film “Subconscious”, Co-Executive Producer and Casting Producer on the 2013 feature fim “Audition”, Director of 2014 feature “Skirting Authority”, VFX coordinator and extras casting coordinator in the 2013 feature film “Asockalypse”, Producer on the 2013 sitcom “Cap South”. She is a fellow at the Moving Picture Institute, Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River, and is a host and correspondent with JagTV. Naomi has a Bachelor of Arts in acting, minor in business, Advanced Diploma in musical theatre, Certificate I in musical theatre, and a Bachelor of Arts in classical music, with a major in opera. Naomi has worked with Todd Thaler (The Professional, Billy Madison, Little Children…), Judith Abrams (Toni Award winning producer of Spring Awakening), and has brought in some of NY’s top Casting Directors to teach Audition Masterclasses at Rainsworth: Erica Palgon (Mean Girls, X-Men 3, and Glory Road, Casting director for Comedy Central), Aleta Chappelle (The Godfather III, The Nutty Professor, Sister Act 2). For more about Naomi and her work, visit:


Andrew Heaton

Andrew Heaton is a syndicated columnist, award-winning standup comedian, former congressional staffer, and novelist. He’s a multimedia contributor at and former spokesman for, and the winner of the New York City’s Greatest New Comedian, 2013 award from the Broadway Comedy Club. He’s performed comedy throughout the United States, Scotland, Germany and Australia. He is a writer and lead actor in “Capitol South,” a Tragedy Plus Time production set in Washington DC, which debuts this summer. Andrew is the Vice President and Director of Operations at Rainsworth Productions. For more of Andrew’s work, please visit


Chiz Schultz

Chiz Schultz was nominated for 2 primetime Emmys, nominated for 2 daytime Emmys, won the International Documentary Association Award, won the Heartland Film Festival, and nominated for 2 CableACE awards. Executive Producer of A Soldier’s Story (which was nominated for 3 Oscars), Producer of Seize the Day (starring Academy Award winner Robin Williams) which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.


Rachel de Benedet

Rachel de Benedet is a Broadway Star best known for her starring performance in Catch Me if You Can, for which she earned a nomination for “Best Female Dancer, Broadway” at the 2011 Astaire Awards. Her other Broadway roles include The Sound of Music, Nine, The Addams Family and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, amongst other productions.


Mischa Ipp

Mischa is an award-winning actress and co-founded award winning “Little y Theatre Company”, who are currently co-producing The Office of Dead Letters for the NYC International Fringe Festival in collaboration with Rainsworth Productions. Mischa starred in, devised, and produced the sold-out season of “Scent Tales” which won Best Production at the Blue Room Theatre awards and was awarded a grant from Circuit West to tour Western Australia. She also won the Stanislavski award for Best Actress at the annual PAC Screen Awards for the short film The Debt which was also nominated for Best Film at the WA Screen Awards. For more information on Mischa, visit

gwen albers

Gwen Albers

Since graduating from the Theater School in Holland Gwen has performed in numerous and varied productions. As an actress who can also dance, her career started in the theater as a ballerina with one of the world leading classical ballet companies, The Dutch National Ballet. She danced in productions like “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Nutcracker” and “Romeo & Juliet”. Gwen continued her acting training in Los Angeles at the Ivana Chubbuck Studios and at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. Her most recent roles include the role of Una in Factory Girls by Frank MC Guinness the leading role in Michael Kolenbranders Feature film: ‘’Clair de Lune’’ and was cast in the Television movie ‘’Blijf’’ from Lourens Blok. Gwen is currently performing in the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival with “The Office of Dead Letters” by Heloise Wilson.

Ed Dessisso

Ed Dessisso is a Hollywood writer and producer who has worked with actors like Meg RyanTom HanksWesley Snipes and Judd Nelson. Ed knows the production side of film inside and out, with extensive experience spanning four decades. Some of his many credits include Joes vs. The Volcano and New Jack City.

Gary Adelman

Gary Adelman is the foremost entertainment attorney in New York. He is an expert in Business, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. He executive produced Explicit Ills and The Pack, and is the legal counsel to the top performers in music and entertainment working today.


Gayle Humphrey

Gayle Humphrey is one of the top voice over artists in America, having worked on over 3,400 narrations with clients including American Express, Sony, Lucent Technologies, Mercedes Benz, and Novartis, and she also toured the U.S. and Europe with ‘The New Seekers’.

Pierre Romain

Pierre Romain is an executive at Sterling Worldwide Entertainment and is the former Vice President of Giraldi Entertainment. As a long-time independent producer he has worked with celebrities like Elizabeth Reaser, Vera Farmiga, Alan King, and is currently working with Virginia Madsen, Artie Pasquale, and Kiefer Sutherland. “Pierre’s depth of experience makes him invaluable,” said Brockwell. “He’s an expert in film production, distribution and financing.”