The new Narrow Street Films movie, Michael Lawrence: the Season of Darkness, will premier at the Exeter Movie Night on June 23rd in Exeter NH. In the days leading up to it, we'll be showcasing a new character and behind the scenes info every week. Get to know the cast and try to guess whodunnit!
Name: Beverly DiFranco
Position: Portsmouth Chief of Police
Played by: Judy Durkin
Chief DiFranco does not suffer fools easily. A talented investigator who rose through the ranks, she's been in almost every conceivable scenario that a policeman or woman can face and knows the dangers of becoming too closely involved in a murder investigation. But more than that, she understands the delicate balance between thorough investigatory work and upsetting the powers that be in a small but influential community.
Keeping detectives Lawrence and Sohm in line is all in a day's work for her - but as this case grows more tangled and messy and personalities start to clash, DiFranco finds herself wondering whether her team can hold together long enough to bring a killer to justice.
Judy Durkin is a nurse, a renowned Uechi Ryu practitioner, and actress who has worked with Narrow Street Films in their webseries Artists and Idiots, as well as other projects, most notably as Vanessa in Not That Guy. (You should watch it because she’s dangerous). Judy is a great presence and joy to have on set always coming with the best of attitudes and…donuts.