"A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government."
Meet the In Search of Liberty Cast
An ensemble cast of veteran and new talent from stage, film, television and lifestyle entertainment bring to life this family-friendly educational adventure about the U.S. Constitution.
In Search of Liberty was brought to the screen by director/producer Norm Novitsky, an independent filmmaker and founder of IC Liberty Films LLC and BluNile Films. Norm is known as a passionate champion of the U.S. Constitution, with a mission of providing educational media on the subject. He brings a successful, entrepreneurial background to the production along with a team of accomplished stage, TV and movie talent. The goal of In Search of Liberty is to provide a visual and entertaining film that empowers viewers to understand their rights, the importance of protecting freedom and the challenges that may occur along the way.
Jimmy Hager is a professional screenwriter and actor living in Columbia, SC. He grew up in the Carolinas, spending his formative years in Charleston where he became an accomplished sax player, touring with some of the most prolific musical talents of the 60s and 70s including Janis Joplin, Chicago, Poco, Santana and the Allman Brothers Band. An accomplished artist in both faux finish painting and as a writer of fictional short stories, Jimmy got his start in theatre in the late 90s when he was cast as Atticus Finch in the theatrical version of To Kill a Mockingbird. That performance led to leading roles in over 30 stage productions and numerous TV commercials and print ads. Jimmy brings a depth of experience and range to the set of In Search of Liberty.
Bobby Deen is a restaurateur, television chef, author and popular TV personality appearing on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. Bobby has earned rave reviews with appearances on not only his mother’s cooking show but others such as Road Tasted (with brother Jamie), Junk Food Flip, and Not My Mama’s Meals. In addition to hosting fun-filled cooking shows, Bobby helps his mother, TV chef and Savannah native, Paula Deen, along with his brother, Jamie Deen, operate the famous southern restaurant, The Lady & Sons in Savannah. Bobby is taking on his first movie role for In Search of Liberty.
Karen Boles is a busy working actress performing in theatre, television, film, modeling, print and commercial voiceover and spokesperson assignments. She has appeared in a number of TV series and documentaries made for television and short video projects. In addition to In Search of Liberty, Karen is known for appearing in the television series Sleepy Hollow (2013) and Complications (2015).
Kayla Huth is a talented actress with a growing resume of acting assignments. She can also sing, play piano and compete as an athlete. She has performed in commercials, film and most recently as the television host of “Rays Rookies” for the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball team.
Tyler Huth is quickly becoming a respected young actor with a number of TV series, print and commercial projects to his credit, as well as taking on a principal role in five films. A versatile performer, he combines his passion for acting with outside interests like aviation, golf, creating videos, and other activities that include spending time with family and friends.
Simone Griffeth has an extensive acting resume, starring in commercials, television and film. She has performed in guest roles on popular television series such as The Golden Girls, Silk Stalkings, Magnum, P.I. and other classics like Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky & Hutch and others. On the big screen, she starred in many films, from the comedy cult classic Death Race 2000 (1975) with Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine to the crime thriller Hot Target (1985) and the historical drama, Savannah (2013). Simone currently teaches acting and works alongside her husband, Wayne McDonald, in the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina real estate market.
Stella Rylee is an adorable three-year old with a bright future! As the youngest member of the cast, this is her first movie role. Stella lights up the room and adds an enthusiasm to all her scenes that will connect with viewers of all ages.
Claudia Deen is taking on her first movie role for In Search of Liberty. Claudia is an accomplished athlete, certified health coach and founder of The Trendy Smoothie in Savannah, Georgia. She has a passion for fitness, accomplishing a brown belt in karate, thirteen half-marathons (13.1 mi), seven marathons (26.2 mi) and a two-time Ironman (70.3 mi) finisher. She moved from a career in advertising to becoming an advocate for fitness and healthy eating. She is an active blogger and can be found on social media inspiring others to achieve a healthier lifestyle. In 2013, Claudia and Bobby Deen were married.
Writer / Co-Producer / Post-Production Supervisor
Tom Solari is a screenwriter, filmmaker and producer of marketing videos for business and industry. His documentary film, The Measure of America, won the Honor Certificate for Excellence from The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and was a Finalist at the American Film Festival. Earlier, as half of the comedy team, Solari & Carr, Tom made his mark as an entertainer and comedy writer, appearing regularly on major network TV shows including The Sonny & Cher Show, The Andy Williams Show and appearances on The Tonight Show and The Merv Griffin Show. His patriotism, love of the Constitution and comedy-writing skills are reflected in the script of In Search of Liberty.