Free Parking
The subtle difference between power struggle and sibling bonding are explored in this poignant story of two young sisters sent out to pick blackberries.



Laura Cronin Laura Jean Cronin
Writer, Director and Producer
was born in the Bronx and raised in the Northwest. The move from the urban environment of her Jamaican relatives in the Bronx to rural Bainbridge Island gave her a potpourri of experiences from which to draw inspiration. She learned the art of filmmaking through an eclectic education that includes a BFA in photography, painting and printmaking, a three year sojourn of studying art in Florence Italy, an MA in Italian Cinema, and a Ph.D. ABD in Film Studies at the University of Washington. “Free Parking” is her fourth short film.
Ryan Purcell

Ryan Purcell (
Director of Photography
has worked with and learned from Haskel Wexler, Sven Nyquist, Vilmos Sigmund and other great cinematographers. He has worked on numerous features, shorts and music videos. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

Gabby Brooks Gabrielle (Gabby) Brooks
was born in Everett, Washington and currently resides in Bend, Oregon. Gabby was 5 and turned 6 during the filming of “Free Parking”, which was her first film project. She has since been cast in three independent films and numerous commercials. Gabby also models in both Seattle and Portland. She is currently involved in the Children’s Music Theatre Group in Bend, Oregon, where she has been cast as Jungle Citizen, Safari Giraffe and a Fish in “Seussical the Musical”.
Monica Meyer Monica Meyer
is currently in 7th grade at Narrows View Intermediate. Monica has appeared in numerous theater productions including “The Miracle Worker” at the Lakewood Playhouse where she appeared as Helen Keller. Monica was nominated for the “Annual Volcano News Award” for Best Actress in 2003 and 2004. In addition to acting Monica has a keen interest in gymnastic, skiing, horseback riding and piano. “Free Parking” is Monica second film.