Tom Noonan as “Brother John.”
When Paul Bernard, one of the Producers, secured Tom Noonan, Joan stated, “Everyone was very excited about the idea of Tom coming. He turned out to be perfect for the role – there is a quality that he brought to this movie that is very unusual – fans of Tom Noonan will really appreciate his work in this one”.
Tom has appeared in nearly fifty film projects including Manhunter, Last Action Hero, Heat, RoboCop 2, The Pledge, Knockaround Guys and the award winning shorts Bullet in the Brain by David Von Ancken and Tom Goes to the Bar by Dean Parisot.
Most recently, he has appeared in “The House of the Devil”, and director Charlie Kaufman’s Synedoche, part of the May 2008 Cannes Film Festival lineup, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tilda Swinton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener and many notable others. He has also starred in the Spirit Award nominated film Madness and Genius by Ryan Eslinger.
As a writer, Noonan was awarded the OBIE award for his play Wifey, won the Waldo Salt Award at the 1994 Sundance Festival for Best Screenplay for What Happened Was, and was chosen as New York Foundation for the Arts Screenwriting Fellow in 1998 for his script Bone Daddy.
As a director, Noonan worked extensively in New York theatre and as a director and producer in television.
As a filmmaker he has created three award-winning movies: What Happened Was, The Wife, and recently Wang Dang, which premiered at the 2004 Hamptons Film Festival.