What It's All About.
Stop The Bleeding! is a comedic, mockumentary-styled web series about a dysfunctional non-profit that serves the bleeding disorder community.
Created by actor/writer & severe hemophiliac Patrick James Lynch in the wake of his brother's hemophilia-related death, Stop The Bleeding! aims to strengthen and expand the online community of people with bleeding disorders by using comedy & video as tools of engagement, advocacy, and outreach.
The show's EPISODES spoof on themes of importance to our community, such as prophylaxis, fitness, and pain management. Our DEEPER LOOKS & CONTESTS sections engage our audience directly with highlighted themes.
How Did STB! start?
Stop The Bleeding! is funded through education grants from Baxalta. It's produced by BelieveLTD.
Who is BelieveLTD?
Meet the Cast and Team
PATRICK JAMES LYNCH (Creator/Producer/Writer/"Spencer") is the President & Co-Founder of BelieveLTD, President of Entertainment 2 Affect Change, 501(c)(3), and Co-founder of Believe Theatrical. As an actor, he's appeared on Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Versus, PBS, in various commercials & music videos, and in the feature film At The Top of The Pyramid. He's appeared on stage in NYC, LA, BOS, CLE, STL, & PIT. A severe hemophiliac, he's been involved with the SeriousFun Children's Network of summer camps since 1994, is a member of the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), Hemophilia Association of New York (HANY), and the New York City Hemophilia Chapter (NYCHC). Patrick is the first ever recipient of HFA's Terry Lamb Health & Wellness Award & the 2014 recipient of NHF's Loras Goedken Award. He dedicates his work in hemophilia to his brother Adam, a severe hemophiliac who died at 18 of a brain bleed.
KATE DALTON ("Jacqui") is an actor based out on New York City. She's been seen in the feature films A Merry Little Christmas & Shot List, and will soon be seen in the film Delivery Man. Kate has also worked as Nicole Kidman's stand-in/photo double for the shooting of The Untitled Noah Baumbach Project.
DRU JOHNSTON ("Franklin") is an actor, writer, improviser and Seattle-native living in Brooklyn, NY. He improvises with Harold Team Grandma's Ashes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC , writes and acts for Maude Team Everything Rabbits, and is a writer and producer for The Chris Gethard Show on Manhattan Public Access and on the internet. He's also been a contributor to The Onion News Network, tours with UCB Touring Company and has been named one of the worst Morgan Freeman impressionists by Maxim.
SETH KIRSCHNER ("Benny") is originally from Wilmington, Delaware & now resides in Brooklyn, NY. He's been seen in reoccurring roles on Lipstick Jungle & 30 Rock and is known to many as "Henry" from the hit web series We Need Girlfriends. He regularly performs his one-man show at NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade.
RYAN GIELEN'S (Exec Producer/Director) producing credits include The Graduates, in the top ten comedies all time on Hulu (2010 feature film), Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (2013 feature film, Audience Award for Best Narrative, New Fest), Deleted Scenes (2013 feature film), & Helping Hany (web series). Ryan's films have won awards for writing and direction in festivals around the world, and he's a two-time WEBBY winner for his interactive web series Deleted: The Game. Ryan and his brother Matthew are co-founders of DVDs to the Troops, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to collecting and distributing used and new DVDs to American military in war zones around the world.
KATY WRIGHT-MEAD (Production Manager/"Stacey") is a NYC-based actor & producer. As a producer, she's worked on feature films Drinking Games (2013), Turtle Hill, Brooklyn, (2013), & The Graduates (2008). As an actor, she appeared in the on screen in Fall to Rise, Sunburn, Color Matching, Fallen Angels, & in a reoccurring role on the HBO hit Boardwalk Empire.
JOSHUA STERLING BRAGG (Production/"Arnold") is a freelance producer and head of production for both Driver Digital and Dr. Lisa Airan M.D. Recent clients include Old Navy, Verizon, Believe Digi, and a Cannes Silver Lion Award winning Campaign for Kayak.com. Most recently he proudly Directed "Helping HANY" a lighthearted claymation approach to Von Willebrand Disease in young women. In his personal time JSB is the sole creative force behind HauntingSeason, a YouTube based web show with the mission of bringing storytelling back to the horror genre. (YouTube.com/HauntingSeason). And yes, this is the picture he chose.
NICK VERGARA ("Eddie") is a New York based actor, writer, director. He studied acting at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory and filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. His first onscreen appearance was in 2008’s award winning indie The Graduates, directed by Stop the Bleeding! director Ryan Gielen. He wrote, directed, produced and acted in the play ELSEWHERE with several STB actors and is currently adapting it into a feature film. whereiselsewhere.com
BILL TIMONEY ("Dominick D'Angelo") met Patrick when they worked as understudies together in the Off-Broadway production of THE IRISH CURSE. Bill spent many years on the soap opera ALL MY CHILDREN as "Alfred Vanderpool." He's also known for his work dubbing Japanese anime into English, on such shows as RECORD OF LODOSS WAR, POKEMON and GENSHIKEN.
Mark Kenny is a multimedia producer and social media strategist in New York City. He has worked in the healthcare, entertainment and hospitality industries with nonprofits, startups, specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, television stations, production companies, museums and more. Mark is the founder of Infuzr and Social Infusion, brands that provide support, education and networking opportunities for the hemophilia community.