Jasen Wade as Levi Savage
Jasen makes his official debut, outside the film festival audience, with 17 Miracles. This film is Jasen's third collaboration with T.C., the first being The John Tanner Story, the second a Questar commercial, and he hopes it won’t be the last he works with T.C. and his immensely gifted crew. This film represents more to him than can be expressed in a bio. Three other films in which Jasen is appearing are currently finding much success in film festivals this year. They are, The Farm, Amber Alert and Dead West. Jasen’s favorite roles are any that require riding a horse or using dirt for make-up. Jasen has also been seen in several commercials for companies such as Symantec, Novell, Payless Shoes and is currently the spokesperson for Union Wireless. In his other life, Jasen has been employed by the BLM for nearly 10 years as a wild land firefighter. He is hoping the guys he works with will watch this movie and stop making jokes about him being an actor.
Nathan Mitchell as Captain James G. Willie
On screen, Nathan has portrayed Joseph Smith in Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, Emma Smith: My Story, Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story and Praise to the Man. Nathan Mitchell is a Family Therapist/Shadow for the Anasazi Foundation. Nathan earned his master's degree in mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s in fine arts/acting from Brigham Young University.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and is an avid woodworker, hiker, and fisherman.
Natalie Blackman as Sarah Franks
Natalie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah's Actor Training Program and currently resides in New York City. Before coming to the University of Utah Natalie also trained with Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. Professional theatre experience includes: Our Town, Dracula, Touch(ed) (Pioneer Theatre Company); Master Class with Anne Cullimore Decker (Salt Lake Acting Company); The Music Man (Egyptian Theatre Company); A Funny Thing...Forum (The Grand Theatre). Film: The Jerk Theory (SAG), Theory of Forms.
Jason Celaya as George Padley
Jason has been involved in a number of theatrical and film performances including: John Willoughby in Scents and Sensibility; Garth in Disney's Read it and Weep; Gregor in Immortality Bites; Ryan in RX; Ryder in Jonah and the Great Fish; Everwood; Touched by an Angel; Colonel Cooke in Mormon Battalion at the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center; Matthew in Broadway’s Altar Boyz; Sundance and Tuachan’s Summer Theatres; Origins Professional Dance Company; President of BYU Young Ambassadors; Choreographer, voice and acting coach to students all over the country.
Tomas Ambt Kofod as Jens Nielson
Tomas Kofod, from Denmark, has played the Savior in the two LDS film productions "The Testaments" and "Finding Faith in Christ." Originally he trained as a stage actor in Denmark, but has mostly played leading roles in a number of musicals, such as: Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Raoul in Phantom of the Opera, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast , Tony in West Side Story, Chris in Miss Saigon, Leo Bloom in The Producers, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Danny in Grease, Nick Piazza in Fame, Lun Tha in The King & I, along with several other parts in various high-end music productions and concerts. Tomas is absolutely thrilled to be back working in the US again, and loved every minute of working on 17 Miracles, even the heavy rain scenes.
Emily Wadley as Elizabeth Panting
Emily Wadley belongs to a wonderful family which includes her four children and her husband. She has a degree from the University of Utah in Vocal Music Ed and has enjoyed teaching music for the last 14 years. She started doing theater in elementary school and has loved it as a hobby ever since. Emily has portrayed Emma Smith, Lucy Mack Smith, Anna Fordham and other women in the Nauvoo Pageant. Directing is something that Emily learned to love as she worked with students and kids. She has been the director for numerous shows in schools, as well as the music director for Savior of the World at the Conference Center in Salt Lake. 17 Miracles is Emily’s first venture into the film world.
Bruce Newbold as The Traveler
Actor/Writer Bruce Newbold has guest- or co-starred in television programs such as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Touched by an Angel, Highway to Heaven, Tour of Duty, Major Dad, Everwood, and Father Dowling Mysteries. He has also appeared in such films as Bonneville (with Jessica Lange), The Executioner’s Song (with Tommy Lee Jones), A More Perfect Union, Perfect Murder Perfect Town, Silk Hope (with Farah Fawcett), and the Disney TV movies Pixel Perfect and The Poof Point. He is well known among LDS audiences for his work in films such as How Rare a Possession: The Book of Mormon, The Lamb of God, Testaments, Finding Faith in Christ, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, Swahili Lessons (BYU Television), Only a Stonecutter, and 17 Miracles. He is married to the former Lisa Lindsay. They have five children.