The Mother Lode

a comedy web series taking an unconventional look at grief and motherhood


Cast & Crew


Theresa Gambacorta

Writer-Director, Actress- "Margaret" 

Theresa Gambacorta is a NYC based actress, writer and director who has appeared in commercials, stage and independent film. Her first solo play, La Magnani, about the life of Italian actress Anna Magnani was directed by Elizabeth Kemp and debuted Off-Broadway in 2008.  Since then she has developed and directed over a dozen solo projects that have played across the country from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles. The Mother Lode marks her film directorial debut. She lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband, Jason and their son, Levi. 

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Natalie Johnson is a writer, director, producer and actor. Her short film Laura most recently screened at The Socially Relevant Film Festival in NY. Her debut short film, Roses in Winter won Best Short at The Women's International Film Festival. Most recently on stage, Natalie's play, Family Picnic which she wrote and directed, was produced at The New York Theater Festival, where it won in the Best Actress category. As an actor she has appeared in numerous Off & Off-Off broadway shows in New York, including Theater Row, 4th Street Theater, Dixon Place and CenterStage.  


Bri Castellini

Producer, Assistant Director

Bri Castellini has an MFA in Writing and Producing for Television and a BA in Creative Writing, studying in New York and Oregon, respectively. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her partner and works as the Community Director for She is the creator, writer, producer, and star, among other things, of the award-winning web series Brains; the writer, director, producer, and editor of the award-winning short film Ace and Anxious; the writer, producer, editor, and star (among other things) of the upcoming web series Sam And Pat Are Depressed, the executive producer (among other things) for the award-winning web series Relativity, and the producer and assistant director for the web series Stray. You can find more about her at her decade-old blog or her professional portfolio She makes most of her friends on Twitter.


lou mustillo

Actor- "Frank"

Lou Mustillo was born in Buffalo, New York. He has guest starred in over 50 episodes of television and appeared in over 20 films. He was a series regular ( Vince) on CBS's Mike & Molly for six seasons.  He also played Russel Tops for two seasons on Dreamworks first hour long drama High Incident executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He recurred on The Sopranos as Tony's gardener Sal Vitro He appeared in The Narrows and was recently seen on the ESPN mini-series The Bronx is Burning as famous sports writer Maury Allen. Lou also wrote and starred in "Bartenders" a one man show that ran for a year at the John Houseman Theatre in New York City. Lou's hobbies include visiting museums and exploring all New York has to offer.


Meredith Holzman

Actress- "Sarah"

Meredith is a New York City based actor. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she has appeared both on and off-broadway and in numerous television series. She can be seen in a recurring role in the USA series THE SINNER. She lives in Queens with a chubby, opinionated dachshund named Gertie. 


Gaby Gold

Actress- "Karen", Music Supervisor, Contributing Songwriter

Gaby Gold is a writer, performer and voiceover artist.  Her original work has been performed at the SoHo Playhouse, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, BMI, Symphony Space, The Duplex, Prospect Theatre Company, Stage Left Studio, New York Live Arts, 13th Street Rep, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Paley Center and Dixon Place. Gaby cherishes having had her solo musical, Calm Mom, directed and "dramaturged" by Theresa Gambacorta for the 2017 FringeNYC. Gaby produced a benefit featuring her original sketches, lyrics and collaborative works to raise money and awareness for children of war in Uganda. She is an alumna of BMI's Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop (Lyricist). She has performed in theatre for young audiences with The Paper Bag Players, The Little Orchestra Society.  Awards include Best Lyrics and Best Song - Series A for ("Autocorrect") for the musical Face to Facebook in the 2012 West Village Musical Theatre Festival (three-time festival participant).  Gaby holds an M.A. in Educational Theatre from NYU.