42 names.

Crispin Glover

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.

The son of actor Bruce Glover, Crispin Hellion Glover was born in New York City and raised in Southern California. He picked up his father's trade while still in elementary school--by age 13, he already had an agent scouting out parts. A lead in a stage production of "The Sound of Music" (starring Florence Henderson) led to guest spots on the TV shows Happy Days, Hill Street Blues and Family Ties, which in turn led to roles in made-for-TV movies. The adolescent Glover felt "confined" by TV work, however, so he opted to stick to movie parts. He made his big-screen debut in the teen hi-jinx movie in My Tutor, then followed up with a supporting role in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

Glover's most defining Hollywood moment happened the next year, when he appeared as George McFly (Michael J. Fox's father) in the instant classic Back to the Future. The underdog character struck a chord with moviegoers. Oddly enough, the actor delivered one of his favorite performances around the same time - playing a small-town kid obsessed with Olivia Newton-John in the indie The Orkly Kid--but the smaller film was completely overshadowed by his commercial success. Glover did, however, receive critical praise for his next indie role, a starring turn as a high-strung murder witness in River's Edge. Glover and the producers did not come to a financial agreement for him to reprise the role of George McFly in Back to the Future Part II. The producers brought the character back to life by splicing together archived footage and new scenes (using an actor in prosthetic makeup). Glover, who hadn't given permission for his likeness to be used, sued the film's producer, Steven Spielberg, and won. The case prompted the Screen Actors Guild to devise new regulations about the use of actors' images.

In 1990 Glover teamed up with fellow eccentric David Lynch to play the maniacal Cousin Dell in Wild at Heart. He filled the next decade with similarly quirky, peripheral roles, including a turn as Andy Warhol in The Doors and a cameo as a train fireman in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man. His small but memorable appearances in films like What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and The People vs. Larry Flynt often outshone the main action.

When he's not stealing scenes from Hollywood hotshots, Glover pours his considerable energy into other creative endeavors. He wrote his first book, "Billow Rock", before age 18, and since then he's gone on to create a library of peculiar titles (several of which have been published through his family's Volcanic Eruptions press). Among his most famous volumes are "Rat Catching" and "Oak-Mot", both Victorian-era stories updated with macabre illustrations and cut-up text. In 1989 he released an album of spoken word readings and cover tunes (including a rendition of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'") entitled "The Big Problem [does not equal] the Solution. The Solution = Let it be."

In 1995 Glover began shooting his directorial debut, What Is It?, a surreal film populated entirely by actors with Down's Syndrome. He tours with the film and it's sequel It is fine. Everything is fine! and his show, "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show," which is a one hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books. The artist in Glover has been said to be inspired by "the aesthetic of discomfort," a theme which seems to have been carried over into an artistic public performance on David Letterman's NBC show in 1987, Glover emerged wearing a wig and platform shoes, then delivered a swift kick toward Letterman's head that prompted the producers to cut to a commercial. Late 2000 saw him hitting the multiplex with roles in Nurse Betty and Charlie's Angels, and the titular Willard (2003). He re-teamed with Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis as Grendel in Beowulf (2007) and has worked with Johnny Depp for the third time in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010). Other Glover projects loom on the not-too-distant horizon.

Lindsley Register

Lindsley was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia alongside two older brothers, a younger sister, and always a couple of animals by John, a financial advisor, and Lila Register, a high school science teacher. She began acting seriously in college, when she ditched a TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) major to pursue a degree in acting. After graduating with a double major in theatre performance and theatre education, she hit the ground running, and within the first year of her professional career, secured an agent and booked roles on some of the hottest shows. Her most notable credits include a costarring role opposite Kevin Spacey on House of Cards, The History Channel's new show Six as a series regular, and most recently a recurring costar role on AMC's The Walking Dead.

Lindsley lives where the work takes her, alongside her cats Beowulf and Grendl, frequently spotted in Thai Restaurants.

Jonny Rees

Jonny Rees stars in the western "Forsaken" as "Tom Watson" alongside Demi Moore and Donald and Kiefer Sutherland. On the big screen Jonny is best known for his portrayal of "Lieutenant Commander Groves" in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies as well as starring in J.J. Abrams "Star Trek," as "Chief Engineer Olsen," the original chief engineer of the Star ship Enterprise.

In 2014 Jonny formed a production company '"Monkey Toes." The shingle's first project was the Sky television drama "Marked," produced, written and directed by Jonny and starring Kiefer Sutherland and Stephen Fry.

Jonny joined the cast of 'Hawaii Five-0' in season five to play Thomas Farrow in a major recurring arc, was a regular on the Fox drama "Touch" as "Trevor Wilcox," and played the villainous "Michael Amador" opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the 3rd season of the hit series "24." He also co-starred opposite Angelina Jolie in "Beowulf," with Brad Pitt in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 'Titanic.'

He is the voice of MZingo in the "Lion King" series "The Lion Guard" as well as the voice of Valen Rudor in the Disney animated series "Star Wars Rebels." Jonny's television credits include: "Dexter," "The X-Files," "The Riches," "Bones," "Alcatraz," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "The Closer," "CSI," "Nip/Tuck," "Perception," "Knight Rider," and "Trust Me" to name a few.

Voice-over work includes multiple characters on "Tom and Jerry," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Batman: The Brave & the Bold," "Sophia the First," "Star Versus the Forces of Evil," "Tron: Uprising," "The Mummy," "What's New, Scooby-Doo?", "The Boondocks," "Ben 10," "Annoying Orange," "Phineas and Ferb," "Teen Titans," and the animated feature films "Garfield 2" as "Nigel," and "Cars 2," as "Sir Nigel Gearsley."

Jonny has over 170 video-game credits to his name including the iconic series of: "Call of Duty," "God of War," "Diablo," "Uncharted," "Dragon Age," "Star Trek," "Cars," "Lord of the Rings," "X-Men," and "Medal of Honor," to name a few. He is also the voice of Rocket Raccoon for the "Guardians of the Galaxy" video games and animated show. His West End theatre credits include the role of "Rusty" in the original cast of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's New "Starlight Express," directed by Trevor Nunn; the alternate Chris in the original cast of "Miss. Saigon," directed by Nicholas Hytner and the role of "Fat Sam" in "Bugsy Malone," directed by Mickey Dolenz of Monkees fame.

Jonny has performed for H.R.H Queen Elizabeth II at Saint Paul's Cathedral as well as 2 Royal Command Performances and his recordings can be heard extensively throughout Europe where he has achieved 3 Top 20 singles.

Jonny is the voice of the Skylander's character "Jet-Vac."

Roger Avary

Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center College of Design's prestigious film program alongside fellow directors Michael Bay and Tarsem Singh.

In 1994, Avary was awarded an Academy Award for his work as a writer with Quentin Tarantino on their screenplay for Pulp Fiction. His Oscar was presented to him by the man who would eventually play Hrothgar, Anthony Hopkins, during the same award show that future Beowulf director Robert Zemeckis won for Forrest Gump. The screenplay for Pulp Fiction earned Avary and Tarantino additional accolades, including a BAFTA, the Boston Society of Film Critics Award, the Chicago Society of Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the New York Film Critics Circle Award, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.

Also in 1994, Avary wrote and directed the French neonoir crime thriller Killing Zoe, which Roger Ebert hailed as Generation X's first Bank Caper Movie. Killing Zoe is notable as the first feature film to utilize swing and tilt bellows lenses in its production. The film was honored with le Prix tres special a Cannes, the very same year that Pulp Fiction took home the Palm d'Or. Killing Zoe continued to win awards worldwide on the festival circuit, including Best Film at Japan's Yubari International Film Festival and the Italian Mystfest. The film was also celebrated by the Cinemathique Francaise, who heralded Avary as the Antonin Artaud of cinema during their Cinema of Cruelty retrospective.

In 1996, Avary directed a music video for the Go-Go's song The Whole World Lost Its Head. Avary has also worked as a producer in indie film on Boogie Boy in 1997 and The Last Man in 2000. He also produced several pilots for television. In 1997, Avary teamed with New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman to write their screenplay adaptation of the oldest English language story Beowulf.

In 2002, Avary wrote and directed the filmed adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel The Rules of Attraction, which he also executive-produced. The Rules of Attraction is notable as the first studio motion picture to prove reliable use of Apple's Final Cut Pro editing system. Roger Avary became a spokesperson for Final Cut Pro 3, appearing in Apple print and web ads worldwide. His film within the film, Glitterati (2004), used elements of Victor's European trip and was shot entirely on digital video with a crew of two (Avary, and producer Greg Shapiro). In 2005, he purchased the rights to another Bret Easton Ellis novel, Glamorama, which is in development at Avary's company for him to direct.

In 2006, he penned the movie adaptation of the hit Konami videogame Silent Hill for French director Christophe Gans. Silent Hill debuted as #1 at the U.S. box office and has been embraced by video game fans as one of the first game-to-film adaptations that is true to the imagery and spirit of its source material.

In 2007, the fruit of Avary and Gaiman's Beowulf collaboration was successfully realized by director Robert Zemeckis. Utilizing a complex process of digitally enhanced live action, the film tells the oldest English language story through the use of the most modern technology available. Avary is currently prepping as director the filmed adaptation of id Software's successful video game franchise Castle Wolfenstein for Killing Zoe producer Samuel Hadida.

As a hobby, Avary collects and restores vintage Atari XY monitor arcade machines like Battlezone, Tempes, and Lunar Lander. Avary divides time between his California olive farm and apartments in Rio de Janiero and Paris.

J.R.R. Tolkien

English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. Shortly before his father died (1896) his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands may have been the source for Tolkien's fertile imagination to write about 'the Shire' and 'hobbits' in his later book the Hobbit (1937). After his mother's death in 1904 he was looked after by Father Francis Xavier Morgan a RC priest of the Congregation of the Oratory. Tolkien was educated at King Edward VI school in Birmingham. He studied linguistics at Exeter College, Oxford, and took his B.A. in 1915. In 1916 he fought in World War I with the Lancashire Fusiliers. It is believed that his experiences during the Battle of the Somne may have been fueled the darker side of his subsequent novels. Upon his return he worked as an assistant on the Oxford English Dictionary (1918-20) and took his M.A. in 1919. In 1920 he became a teacher in English at the University of Leeds. He then went on to Merton College in Oxford, where he became Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon (1925-45) and Merton professor of English Language and Literature (1945-59). His first scholarly publication was an edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1925). He also wrote books on Chaucer (1934) and Beowulf (1937). In 1939 Tolkien gave the Andrew Lang Lecture at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland titled: "On Fairy-Stories". Tolkien will however be remembered most for his books the Hobbit (1937) and the Lord of the Rings (1954-55). The Hobbit began as a bedtime story for his children". He wrote Lord of the Rings over a period of about 14 years.

Tolkien also discussed parts of his novels with fellow Oxfordian and fantasy writer CS Lewis during their 'meetings'. He was trying to create a fantasy world so that he could explain how he had invented certain languages, and in doing so created 'Middle-earth'. However among his peers at Oxford his works were not well received as they were not considered 'scholarly'. It was after LOTR was published in paperback in the United States in 1965 that he developed his legendary cult following and also imitators. Tolkien was W. P. Ker lecturer at Glasgow University in 1953. In 1954 both the University of Liege and University College, Dublin, awarded him honorary doctorates. He received the CBE in 1972. He served as vice-president of the Philological Society and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was made an honorary fellow of Exeter College. Despite the immense popularity of his books today Tolkien did not greatly benefit from their sales. His son Christopher Tolkien was able to publish some of his works posthumously after his manuscripts were found.

Lolita Chakrabarti

Lolita Chakrabarti grew up in Birmingham, England. She went on to train at RADA. As an actress she has worked extensively on stage and screen including Beowulf (ITV), Vera (ITV), The Casual Vacancy (BBC/HBO), Jekyll and Hyde (ITV), My Mad Fat Diary Season 3 (CH4) and Intruders (Canal+). Lolita is a also a writer and producer. She is married to Adrian Lester. They have two children.

Neil Dickson

Dickson has balanced a career on stage and film since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in his native England. After several seasons in repertory throughout the UK, Dickson made his West End debut in London under the direction Sir John Gielgud and opposite Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Massey in "The Gay Lord Quex". He then created the role of Dean Rebel in the Mermaid Theatre production of "Trafford Tanzi", which brought him to the attention of the producers of NBC's 12-hour mini-series "Anno Domini (A.D.)" where he co-starred opposite Ian McShane, Susan Sarandon, James Mason and Ava Gardner. This led to Dickson playing the title role of James Bigglesworth in the Royal Premiere Film of "Biggles: Adventures in Time". Continuing to star in features and MOWs, Dickson finally arrived in America to star in the Universal TV series "She Wolf of London". Since then he has been seen in David Lynch's "Inland Empire", "Time Cop2", "Lost Lake", "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" and such TV series as "Chuck", "Alias", and "Sliders". His voice can be heard on numerous animated series including "Rugrats", "The Wild Thornberries", "Gargoyles", "Johnny Quest" and "Iron Man" as well as feature films including "Body of Lies", "Beowulf", "Aragon" and "Pirates of the Carribean". He has also been the voice of "Jaguar" motor cars, Propel water and Delphi among others. Dickson and his wife Lynda live in Los Angeles with their two daughters. He recently triumphed on stage as Stephen Wyatt's "The Standard Bearer", directed by Julian Sands both in London and Los Angeles.

Neil Dickson plays the eponymous role in the continuing web series "Atwill". The pilot episode won the first Samuel Fuller Guerilla Filmmaker Award at the 2011 Buffalo International Film Festival. Prior to that he starred in the film, "Chasing Chekov", which won the BAFTA/LA Best Film Award. He had earlier played the role on stage in Los Angeles.

Allison McKenzie

Allison Mckenzie was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress known for Line of Duty (2014), Swung (2015) Beowulf (2016) . She was cast opposite James McAvoy and Claire Foy in Macbeth playing Lady MacDuff in London's West End and nominated for two Olivier Awards. She is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and starred in the 2016/2017 400th celebration year anniversary. She is currently filming Mike Bartlett's new drama Press for the BBC.

Martin Delaney

Martin Delaney is a British actor known for 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Flags Of Our Fathers', 'Beowulf and Grendel' and 'Now You See Me 2'.

Delaney started acting by performing in theatre in the West End. He starred in 'Oliver!' at the London Palladium, as well 'Peter Pan - The British Musical' at the Cambridge Theatre, Covent Garden. Other stage roles include playing the young lead in Roy Williams' 'Local Boy' at The Hampstead Theatre. He later played the lead role of Rochester in the Theatre 503's production of 'The Ministry of Pleasure' and played the role of Luke in the UK debut of American Broadway hit 'Next Fall' at the Southwark Playhouse.

His screen career started at just 18 when he starred in Nickelodeon's first British TV show, the BAFTA nominated 'Renford Rejects', which he appeared in for 4 years. He starred in 'Family Affairs' for 3 years, earning him multiple award nominations for Best Newcomer and Best Actor. He later joined New Zealand's biggest drama 'Shortland Street' playing a regular in the show. His career is made up of numerous appearances in classic British TV dramas such as 'Wycliffe', 'Pie in The Sky', 'Casualty' as well as hits such as 'The Promise', 'The Shadow Line', 'Robin Hood' and 'Victoria Cross Heroes'.

His comedy work includes 'Rock & Chips', 'Teenage Kicks', 'Two Pints of Lager', BAFTA winning 'Him & Her' and 'Father in Law', as well as writing additional material for multi-award nominated, 'The Kevin Bishop Show'.

Delaney's movie experience, is made up of both British and Hollywood projects. He plays Tony in the British Asian comedy 'Amar, Akbar and Tony'. Other film work includes Oscar-nominated 'Flags of Our Fathers' (Dir: Clint Eastwood), Oscar-winning 'Zero Dark Thirty' (Dir: Kathryn Bigelow), 'The Little Riders', 'Gadgetman', 'Stormhouse', 'Bonded by Blood 2', 'Beowulf & Grendel' and 'Now You See Me 2' (Dir: Jon M. Chu). British feature 'Judas Ghost' has earned him multiple Best Actor nominations, including New York's Buffalo Dreams Festival, as well as one win for Best Actor, at Bram Stoker Festival UK.

Delaney Co-Produced festival favorite and multiple award winning documentary 'Wrath of Gods', as well as Producing and Directing short film 'Queen's Mile'.

Jack Hollington

Having made his professional debut on the stage in Stephen Daldry's production of An Inspector Calls, Jack followed up by touring with Mike Bartlett's Medea, the National Tour and West End run of The Full Monty, and with appearances on screen in Casualty and Matt Smith's final episode and Christmas Special of Dr. Who. The Go-Between adapted from the J.P. Harley novel by Adrian Hodges and directed by Pete Travis was Jack's first leading television role. Jack played the role of Young Beowulf in the ITV series Beowulf broadcast on the Esquire Channel in the US. He played the role of Lubko in the feature film Bitter Harvest filmed in and around Kiev, Ukraine and Pinewood Studios. Jack spent several weeks in Budapest shooting the Martin Koolhoven feature film Brimstone starring Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce.

Layla Roberts

Tall (5' 9 1/2"), busty, and shapely blonde bombshell Layla Harvest Roberts was born on October 22, 1974 in Kealakekua Kona, Hawaii. Her father is Italian and her mother is a Native American from the Cherokee nation. Laya was a cheerleader at Beverly Hills High School. Roberts began her modeling career in Paris, France, but got homesick and moved back to Los Angeles, California. Layla was rediscovered in a grocery store by a scout from Elite Models. Roberts was the Playmate of the Month in the October, 1997 issue of "Playboy." Layla has appeared in many "Playboy" videos and posed for a "Book of Lingerie" newsstand special edition. She has acted in several movies that include "Red Letters," "Beowulf," and "Armageddon." Moreover, Roberts has made guest appearances on "Baywatch" and "Howard Stern." She has not only graced the covers of the magazines "GQ," "FHM," and "Maxim," but also done campaigns for Lorel in Paris. Layla gave birth to daughter Paris Emerson Hilinski in 2003 and married wealthy Internet tycoon John Hilinski on August 1, 2004.

Randy Shelly

Randy Shelly was born in Dallas, Texas on July 27, 1994. Randy began his career as a model at the age of 7, and his natural love of the camera was apparent in his early work. After a trip to Montreal and New York in 2004 he was signed by the Abrams Artists Agency sent to LA for his first pilot season. Randy went on to be cast in Movies and Television including Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf, In Extremis (2015), Wuthering High (2015), Oliver's Ghost, Kid Racer (2010), Settled at Sunrise (2009) among others. Randy now lives primarily in Los Angeles. He is represented by Coast to Coast Talent, Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas, Ford Modeling in New York and managed by Sweeney Entertainment in Hollywood.

Nick Dudman

Nick Dudman and his team have created the make-up effects and the magical animatronic creatures ( and the CG scanning models ) in all of the Harry Potter films, garnering Bafta nominations for the first four in the series, and also for the seventh.The last Potter movie brought an Oscar Nomination,another Bafta Nomination and another Saturn Nomination. He won the Critics Choice award for Best Makeup for the final in the series,too. He won the Bafta for Best Visual Effects for "The Fifth Element", and in 2006 he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2007 he was presented with the Canadian Genie Award for Special Achievement in Make-Up for Beowulf and Grendel. Having completed the second series of "Penny Dreadful" at Ardmore Studios in Dublin, as Make-up Effects Designer, as of summer 2015 he is working on the third season. He was awarded a Bafta Craft Award for the first series, receiving an Emmy Nomination as well for the final episode. As well as making the move into producing with 'Highgate Vampire', he is also developing a major TV Series, "The Exiles", based on the best-selling series of "Pliocene Exile" science fiction / fantasy novels by Julian May. In 2012 Nick Dudman was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University of the Arts Bournemouth.

Rob Lane

One of the most versatile and sought-after composers working today, Rob is a multi-award winning composer with a huge array of credits across many genres. A BAFTA winner for his score for Channel 4's Elizabeth starring Helen Mirren, he has also received 3 Ivor Novello awards, 3 RTS awards and 4 EMMY nominations for scores as diverse as John Adams, Blackpool, Jane Eyre, Longford, Daniel Deronda, Charles II and The Last Weekend. Rob's most recent work includes ITV's brand new 13-part epic warrior drama Beowulf and BBC One's 6-part drama The A Word.

Rob's remarkable ear for a memorable melody has long been a key part of his output and has graced many a period drama, from Love In A Cold Climate and Tess Of The D'Urbervilles through to ITV's Arthur and George (starring Martin Clunes) and BBC1's recent World War One drama The Crimson Field. A suite from his much loved music for Merlin was performed in the 2012 Proms In The Park season and his main theme from HBO's epic mini-series John Adams starring Paul Giamatti has been much performed in the US.

Equally though, more recent scores for the psychological thrillers Hidden, The Last Weekend and BBC1s recent Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne have seen an increased and innovative use of electronica that reflects a new and growing left-field aspect to Rob's work.

A continuous desire to keep experimenting musically has also seen him recently produce two quirky jazz inflected scores for Cocky Giedroyc's Spies Of Warsaw and Carnival Pictures' Murder On The Home Front.

A strong desire to collaborate with interesting musicians across the world has seen Rob traveling to Johannesberg to work with the South African Broadcast Corporation Choir for Tom Hooper's post-apartheid thriller Red Dust starring Hilary Swank and collaborating with Bollywood music stars, Shankar Esshan Loy for West Is West, Andy DeEmmony's lyrical sequel to East Is East. He also recently sought out collaborations with Greek and Turkish musicians both for ABC Network's remake of Ben Hur starring Ray Winstone and BBC1's fantasy adventure series Atlantis.

It is this complete dedication to finding the emotional heart of a film and to render it in detailed, extremely nuanced work that continues to keep Rob in demand as a film & TV composer.

Will Sherrod

Will Sherrod was born on November 3, 1982, in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. He is known for his work in front of the camera--in Flight (2012)--as well as behind the scenes in various roles including on such films as A Christmas Carol (2009), Beowulf (2007), and Monster House (2006). He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Sean Stanek

As a young man Sean was raised in the circus as an acrobat. He belonged to The Seven Alexander's teeterboard act, his father and mother served as the founders of the group. Sean having lived a storybook childhood managed to take this experience into the realm of storytelling. After retiring from the circus he became an actor and worked for many years in film and television In Los Angeles. Along with an actors sensibility his motivation to delve into the truth of what he directs is what he continually strives for in his work with actors.

Sean comes from the feature film world where he directed his first feature film after being inspired by James Cameron while working with Mr. Cameron as a VFX coordinator on "Titanic."

Sean's first film, " A Crack in the Floor" which he wrote and co-directed, stars Gary Busey and Mario Lopez. He wrote, directed and operated as DP on his second film , "Played" for Lions Gate Films. "PLAYED", featured a star studded cast, Val Kilmer, Gabriel Bryne ,Vinnie Jones, and Bruno Kirby. Sean won Best Screenplay for "Played" at the Malibu Film Festival in 2007. Being a tech geek Sean served as motion capture producer for Sony Imageworks on "Monster House" and Robert Zemeckis', "Beowulf." Sean, inspired and challenged by the growing technology went on to direct motion capture performance cinematics and voice over on the following triple "A" title video games for Xbox360, PS3 and PS Vita games; Splinter Cell: Conviction, Infamous 2, Unit 13. He also technical directed the Uncharted series for PS3 as well as Killzone 3 and Socom's Navy Seals games to mention a few. He continues to direct in this medium. Sean is always seeking new opportunities to tell stories by not limiting himself to one medium.

John Medlen

Growing up John Medlen had four loves: karate, stunts, music, and directing. Much of his early work was based on his vast martial arts background, which opened doors for him to become a stunt player and a small production company that he co-owned in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which provided plenty of trial and error learning as a director and editor. Medlen had an enormous appetite for learning and would take any position from extra to production assistant just to be on a production set.

In 1994, Medlen's tenacity began to pay off. He worked as a stunt player/actor for a Universal Studio's live show and as a stunt player under stunt coordinator Pat Johnson on "WMAC Master's: Quest for the Dragon Star" (4Kids Productions 1995-96). This became the first turning point in his career as he went on to be Johnson's Assistant Stunt Coordinator and the character "Ermac" in "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" (NewLine 1997), which had a #1 box office debut.

The #1 new syndicated show of 1997, "The New Adventures of Robin Hood", (13 episodes, Warner Bros. International 1997) and the #1 new syndicated show of 1998, "Mortal Kombat Conquest", (22 episodes, NewLine / Threshold Entertainment / Warner Bros. 1998-99) featured Medlen as a 2nd unit director, stunt coordinator, and fight choreographer. Medlen credits these two shows, especially the latter, for giving him the opportunity to showcase his unique style that he is known for today. In between these two projects, Medlen worked in Europe as the 2nd unit director, stunt coordinator, and fight choreographer for "Beowulf" (Miramax 1998). Set in a "time out of time" Medlen loved the challenge of creating new weapons and fights for the star Christopher Lambert.

Then Medlen was off to Hawaii to stunt coordinate and fight choreograph military combat for "To End All Wars: A True World War II Story" starring Keffer Sutherland (Argyll Film 2000). Medlen returned from Hawaii to join the crew of the much acclaimed and awarded "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (44 episodes, 20th Century Fox) as the 2nd unit director, stunt coordinator, and fight choreographer. He is currently on his third season. While working on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", Medlen has had the wonderful opportunity to do other shows and features that continue to establish him as a trendsetter in fight choreography. J.J. Abrams, executive producer/creator of the "Best New Television Drama" (People's Choice Awards), "Alias", hired John Medlen as the fight choreographer for the "Alias" pilot, "Truth Be Told" (Touchtone 2001). Medlen has received high recognition for his work on this episode, including a 2002 an American Choreography Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Fight Choreography" for film and television.

Medlen's second nomination for an American Choreography Award came from his work on the box office action sensation "Spiderman" (Sony Pictures 2000). As the fight choreographer under stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad, Medlen was thrilled to develop such high action fights for the well-known Marvel Comic characters.

Medlen just completed work on "In the Houze"(Touchstone) starring Steve Martin and Queen Lativa. As 2nd unit director, stunt coordinator, and fight choreographer, Medlen enjoyed creating the comedic fights for this soon to be released feature. John Medlen is a proud member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He is married and considers his greatest accomplishment in life his precious daughter.

Jack Smith

Jack Smith is a teen actor from Manchester. In 2013 he starred in 'Believe' beside Scottish actor Brian Cox. He is currently filming the Danish poem Beowulf for ITV beside lead role Kieran Bew, and will probably be available on screen at the start of January/February next year. He is also a big fan of football and supports home club Manchester United.

Simon Kelton

Simon Kelton is a screenwriter and producer at Cool Hand International.

After completing Master's degrees in English Literature at Oxford and Stanford, Simon was awarded a Rotary International Scholarship to study at UCLA Film School where he earned an MFA in screenwriting. He also won the first BAFTA Scholarship, a Samuel Goldwyn Award, the Harmony Gold Award of Excellence, was a Finalist in the Disney Fellowship and twice a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship.

Since then Simon has written scripts for numerous production companies as well as having directors like Nigel Cole, Andy Fickman, Ash Brannon, John Stevenson, Kirk Jones, James Honeyborne, and Declan Lowney attached to various projects.

As a producer at Cool Hand International, Simon's role encompasses all aspects of the business from the initial development of ideas, optioning of properties, screenwriting, editing, foreign sales, finance models and fundraising, to managing talent, agency and studio relationships.

Most recently, Simon has been an Executive Producer on Jeff Lowe's remarkable true life story "Metanoia," which won best Mountaineering Film at the Kendal Festival and is a Finalist at the Banff, Boulder and Sheffield Film Festivals. He also wrote the original screenplay for "Eddie the Eagle," being produced by Matthew Vaughn and directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Simon has been the Co-Chair the BAFTA LA Scholarship Committee and has also performed as voice talent in movies such as "Polar Express," "Beowulf," and "A Christmas Carol."

Marek Losey

Marek started his career in the film industry as a runner in feature films and music videos. He is a well established advertising director. In 2009 Marek's award winning debut feature film, THE HIDE, premiered at Dinard Film Festival starting his career as a director of prime time television drama. Some of his recent work includes Esquire Network America and ITV's fantasy, action drama, BEOWULF, starring William Hurt, Joanne Whalley and Kieran Bew and the critically acclaimed black comedy BRIEF ENCOUNTERS for CPL and ITV Studios. Marek just completed post-production as lead director on the action super hero show, STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN for Carnival, NBC Universal.

Brenden Meers

Brenden Meers was born Brenden Meers Smith. He was raised by his Mother, Angella Smith. His enjoyment of movies, and imitating characters from movies, made his choice to start a career in acting a natural one. In the summer of 2004, at the age of 13, he landed his first role in "Beowulf: Prince of the Geats," playing a Norse warrior. In the several months between landing the role and shooting started, he had to grow a full head of hair and a beard, which, surprisingly enough considering his age, he was able to do. He subsequently received the nickname "Jesus," from classmates and teachers at his school due to, they said, that his new look so closely resembled the pictures of Jesus you see in churches and for sale as art prints. He took it as a compliment! The movie went through some serious delays, before being released on DVD in December, 2008. As an honor student in high school, Brenden, was able to attend a technical school program as a junior and senior studying Motion Picture and Television Production. As a student, he wrote, produced and directed his own 10 minute short film. The film is a drama and deals with the issues of child abuse across socio-economic lines. He would like to turn it into a feature length film someday. He is in the process of writing two other scripts that he would like to direct someday. Since graduating from school in 2009, he has not only concentrated on achieving his entrance into the DGA, which he will have achieved by the end of 2015 by working on feature films as a production assistant, but has worked on furthering his acting career by securing several small acting and stunt roles in films as his busy set PA schedule has allowed. His biggest role so far was in 2010 when he was cast as a main supporting actor in a SAG modified low budget film, "The Sibling," renamed, "A Resurrection", directed by Matthew Orlando, working alongside Mischa Barton, Michael Clark Duncan, Nick Jandl and several other very interesting and talented actors. AS of this writing in 2015, he has achieved SAG/AFTRA entrance and is currently (2015) starting to focus on stunt actor work as he finds he has a particular interest in the action-focus of stunt acting.

Gunnar Hansson

Gunnar Hansson was born on May 26th. 1971. He is best known for writing, co-directing and starring in Bakk (a.k.a. Reverse) and for playing TV character Frímann in three TV-series he co-wrote and produced; Sigtið (2006), Sigtið án Frímanns Gunnarssonar (2006) and I Make Sense Of Humor (2010). He has also been in numerous films, including Beowulf & Grendel (2005), Parents (2007), Dís (2004) and Polite People (2011).

Remington Scott

Remington Scott has been working in computer graphic imagery and emerging media for more than 25 years.

His achievements in motion pictures are extensive, including supervisory digital production under filmmakers Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, Robert Zemeckis, Bryan Singer, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Zack Snyder and others.

For Jackson he supervised the Performance Capture team for The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, which won an Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects for "using a computer motion capture system to create the split personality character of Gollum and Smeagol."

For Sakaguchi he became the first professional to direct performance capture for a completely computer-generated theatrically released film. That motion picture was Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, which was widely noted for its outstanding digitally created human characters from the earliest scenes to the conclusion and voted by Computer Graphic Society in the top 10 of the 100 Greatest 3D Movies.

He also worked on Visual Effects Academy Award winner Spider-Man 2 for Raimi and Superman Returns for Singer, and was instrumental in the advanced digital humans of both successful films, as well as Beowulf, Watchmen and Ani-Matrix: Final Flight of The Osiris. The Visual Effects Society nominated his work in the category of Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Picture for Spider-Man 3.

Remington, a graduate of New York's School of Visual Arts, co-created the first digitized home video game in the mid 1980s, a full decade before the technology became mainstream in the consumer marketplace. The design of the most realistic human forms in computer games today can be traced to his efforts. Similarly, in the early 1990s he pioneered three-dimensional performance capture technology for the digitization of human characters in games and movies.

Some of the companies at which Remington has been a team member and a motivating force behind their technological successes include Square USA, Weta Digital and Sony Pictures Imageworks, for which he authored patents that describe new methodologies for realistic digital human animation and replication which can be seen on films such as Avatar, Rise of The Apes, Tin Tin, The Hobbit.

Frederic Devanlay

Frederic Devanlay was born in Paris and started playing music at 18 years old in a band. He's a producer/composer and sound engineer with French DJs like Martin Solveig, Claude Monnet and Erik Rug.

Beside extensive work for television and commercials, he created the sound design of over 70 video games such as Splinter cell, Ghost recon advanced war fighters, Farcry 2, Redsteel, Endwar, Beowulf...

Alison Savitch

Alison Savitch is President and co-founder of Threshold Digital Research Labs, a groundbreaking global digital animation and effects production studio. The company produces original full-length digitally animated feature films. TDRL also has a production services division that creates and produces digital visual effects and digital animation for movies, television, web sites, games, IMAX movies, theme parks and location based entertainment. Ms. Savitch is recognized around the world as one of the industry's leading visual effects supervisors and producers. Her skill at combining technology with entertainment is virtually unparalleled. Acknowledged for her ability to combine advanced technology and filmmaking creativity in a cost-efficient manner, Savitch has received numerous awards for her dynamic and distinctive digital visual effects and animation. Savitch was in instrumental in building TDRL into a state of the art digital animation facility headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. In addition, Savitch has created a global network of animators that enables TDRL to erase the vast distances that once separated Hollywood from amazing talent around the world. Savitch has substantial experience in creating, developing and producing visual effects for feature films, television, interactive entertainment as well as games and large format or location based entertainment. Her credits include The Abyss, Dracula, Terminator-2: Judgment Day, The Shadow, Arachnophobia, The Last Action Hero and the Mortal Kombat movies and television series, Weight of Water, Highlander Endgame, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Beowulf, The Faculty, Dogma and others. Her groundbreaking work in both The Abyss and Terminator-2: Judgment Day won two Academy Awards for special effects. Savitch also produced Mortal Kombat The Journey Begins, a direct to video animated special that went on to become number one the Billboard Kid Vid sales and rental charts. Ms. Savitch pioneered the use of Motion Capture to create extremely realistic animated fighters in battle. This was the first time Motion Capture was ever used in the creation of an entertainment production. Savitch went on to further develop Motion Capture through Mortal Kombat Annihilation wherein digital creatures battle live action fighters and again in Beowulf (a feature-length science-fiction film based on the classic poem), where it was used to create a digital actor. Most recently Alison supervised Edward Fudwupper Fibbed Big a fully CGI animated theatrical short for Nickelodeon. Currently, she is producing and supervising the visual effects on TDRL's first full-length digitally animated feature film _Foodfight! (2002)_. Ms. Savitch is also one of the founding Board Members of the Visual Effects Society.

Shaye Troha

Shaye Troha is a comedic actress and singer, best known for sketch with San Francisco's Killing My Lobster and new works in downtown New York theatre. Raised between Ohio and Seattle by parents that were both worldwide gymnastics coaches, her work is often based in physicalization. Following an international tour with Banana Bag & Bodice's 'Beowulf', she trained with The Groundlings in LA. She is now based in New York.

Rich Knight

Inspired by films such as Planet of the Apes, Star Wars and the classic Universal horror films "Frankenstein", "the Wolf man" and "the Mummy"... Rich Knight began his career in the Special Effects Industry in 1993, after graduating from the Institute of Studio Makeup, Ltd. in Hollywood.

For over 12 years he has been creating characters and creatures for such TV shows as "Power Rangers Lost Galaxy", "Power Rangers in Space", and "the X-Files". Rich went on to work with the award winning KNB effects group on MT V's "Super Adventure Team".

Rich served as part of Michael Burnett's crew for Universal Studio's "Halloween Horror Nights" II, III and IV, awarded "best haunt" by Makeup Artist Magazine. He also worked as a crew member for Tony Gardner's Alterian FX on the Daft Punk music video "Robot Rock". Rich was the key special effects makeup artist for the film "Fear Runs Silent" starring Stacy Keach, Billy Dee Williams and Dan Lauria. Rich's work with aliens and creatures has been featured on such shows as "Strange Universe' and "E! News Daily".

Since his appearance as "Salisbury" in William Winckler's "Frankenstein Vs. the Creature from Blood Cove", he has continued to work as a professional special effects makeup artist, and a professional character actor. Rich is acting in, as well as creating the special effects makeup for the upcoming feature films "Night Walker" and "Killer Sound".

Knight is currently working for Acadamy award winning makeup artist Matthew Mungle in is North Hollywood based makeup effects lab named W.M. Creations. Watch for the upcoming projects that Rich has worked on including Robert Zemeckis' upcoming epic "Beowulf" starring Anthony Hopkins, John Malcovich, Crispin Glover, Robin Wright-Penn and Angelina Jolie. Also such films as "The Omen 666", "X-Men 3", "Seraphim Falls", "The Flock", "Poseidon and the hit TV shows "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Alias", "Medium" and "Night Stalker".

Pawel Sek

Pawel Sek is a double Grammy Awards nominated Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer. He grew up in Przemysl, Poland. In 2000, Pawel graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. After Graduating, he moved to New York City where he started writing and producing music for television shows and advertising. Some of his credits include, "Carrier" (2008), "Frontier House" (2002), Beowulf - Trailer, KFC National Campaign, GM National TV ad, Audi National TV advertising. In 2009 he relocated to Los Angeles where he started to work with major label recording artists. His current engineering credits include: Jeff Bhasker, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, FUN., P!nk, Kanye West, Jay-z, The Sleepy Jackson, Empire Of The Sun. Pawel's Film Scoring credits include: "The Way, Way Back" (2013) (Score Mix), "Deadline (2011)", "The Ballerina and the Rocking Horse" (2012). In 2012, Pawel was nominated for two Grammys in the Album of the Year and Record of the Year categories with the group FUN.

Steffi Carter

Steffi Carter is an American ballet dancer who loves books. After attending The University of Chicago to adore the city and study Political Science, she returned to her native San Diego, California to begin her professional ballet career. During school, she was asked to choreograph a tango for the University Theater's production of "Romeo and Juliet". Before she knew it, she was asked to play the titular role. Though she had previously spent thirteen years onstage, she had never before spoken on stage. The production was challenging in the best of ways and truly pushed her limits and interests in her craft. Her debut performance was followed by more theater exploration, her university career culminating in her young Beowulf in The Classical Entertainment Society's "Beowulf". She has also modeled, done hair and make-up, and choreographed for various ensembles in the greater Chicago and San Diego area.

This will be her second season with the San Diego Ballet. She teaches classical and contemporary ballet, consumes exorbitant amounts of coffee, and loves imparting what she's figured out about performance.

Murray Barber

Murray Barber is one of the five founding owners of Milk, an Academy Award winning independent visual effects company with studios in London and Cardiff. Murray is a VFX Supervisor at Milk.

In just four years Milk has created a range of innovative and complex sequences for high end TV and feature films, winning an Oscar for Alex Garland/DNA Film's Ex-Machina, an Emmy Award for Sherlock and three consecutive BAFTA Television Craft Awards for the BBC's Doctor Who (2014 and 2015) and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2016).

Milk's credits also include feature films Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Warner Bros.), Ben Wheatley's Free Fire and High-Rise, Everest (Universal), The Martian (20th Century Fox), The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Poltergeist (Fox/MGM), Brett Ratner's Hercules (Paramount/MGM), 47 Ronin (Universal), Universal's Dracula Untold and Sky One's 2016 Christmas feature The Last Dragonslayer, Thunderbirds Are Go (ITV), Class (BBC), My Mother And Other Strangers (BBC), Aberfan:The Green Hollow (BBC Wales) and Beowulf (ITV) for television.

As Milk's VFX Supervisor on Doctor Who Murray lead the team to win a BAFTA Television Craft Award in 2014 and 2015 for the BBC's Doctor Who 50th anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor and Deep Breath; Peter Capaldi's debut episode. Murray's VFX Supervisor credits at Milk also include Ben Wheatley's High-Rise and Free Fire as well as BBC TV drama Lady Chatterley's Lover and Endeavour (ITV).

Prior to the launch of Milk, Murray was Visual Effects Supervisor and Senior 2D Lead Compositor at The Mill TV. During his time at The Mill, Murray was responsible for leading his 2D team on high profile dramas including Doctor Who, receiving a VES nomination as well as a BAFTA Craft Award for outstanding visual effects in 2009 and an RTS Craft Award in 2010. Murray's credits also include Torchwood and The Hollow Crown for the BBC, 28 Weeks Later for DNA Films and Sky1's drama Skellig.

Murray has a strong film and commercials background with extensive experience as a compositor on many feature films, including three of the Harry Potter films, Black Hawk Down, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Pride & Prejudice, Sahara and the two Tomb Raider films. Before joining The Mill Murray worked at The Moving Picture Company where his credits include Stormbreaker, Sunshine, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Big Fish, Around the World in 80 days, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Da Vinci Code, Amazing Grace and Casino Royale. Prior to this Murray worked at Double Negative and Cinesite; and began his VFX career at Mill Film back in 2001.

Alexandria Denise

If you're looking for an eccentric, well-rounded actress don't look beyond Alexandria Denise. She's a native Memphian that exercised her long term interest in acting at the age of fourteen but before then, performing was not foreign to her. She sang in the church choir at a young age before enrolling in Corry Jr. High''s Marching Band where she learned to play the classical woodwind instrument Clarinet.

She continued with marching band throughout her middle and half of her high school years, being one of the best in the section, until a car accident closed that chapter in her life. Though barely injured, and due to the lack of transportation Alexandria had to discontinue her six in a half years with the band only for a new chapter to emerge. Her infatuation with acting had bloomed into a passion after seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Alexandria's dream had been put into action as she studied the basics of acting and the entertainment industry.

As her technique in acting developed, so did the opportunities. Early 2007, she trained under personal trainer and model Kevin ""KY"" Young at his newly found talent school, Panda Models & Talent. The primary goal was to construct talent in the area of modeling so very little acting was involved but within the year spent training with KY, she developed a bad ass catwalk and one of the key characteristics of being a performer-- confidence. After Panda had closed, Alexandria's mother found out about a modeling competition that she entered at the last minute and after challenging thirty-four other girls and two guys, won a one year scholarship to Leonard Pegues' Reflections Model & Talent Agency. Yet again, only the demands of modeling were met.

It wasn't until Alexandria's senior year in high school that her acting talent was exposed in school programs, performing poetry and class workshops, playing roles from required text like Beowulf as Beowulf, Shakespeare's Macbeth as Lady Macbeth and The Canterbury Tales as Wife of Bath, which she also directed. Her first Hollywood experience was as a background actor in Soul Men that stared Samuel Jackson and Berne Mac and the second exposure was working with the man who also directed Hustle & Flow, Craig Brewer, as a multi-featured talent in MTV's $5 Cover Memphis.

Right after high school in 2008, she entered Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee with her mind set on one major. After putting in four in half years of work, Alexandria graduated on time in 2012 with a BA in Speech Communications and Theatre. During that time of polishing up her skills on stage she decided it was time to move again.

Walt Disney World is were she headed in 2013 to be apart of the College Program. She deployed to Disney's Hollywood Studios to work as a Tour Guide at the Studio Backlot Tour. Though excited about being at Disney, learning more about the movie industry, and being around authentic props and costumes, it wasn't enough to satisfy what she seek. The year had past, the program ended and she was temporarily part-time as custodial before getting full time as Tour Guide at The Great Movie Ride. For a moment, it felt right. She was performing. The ride had all of The Poetics of theater. Alexandria was Gangster trained at GMR in July 2015 but that was after she enter a galaxy far, far away preparing kids to battle the Darkside of the Force at The Jedi Training Academy.

"I enjoy sticking to the theme as I interact with the kids, which is how I became a Star Wars geek," she states.

Along the way Alexandria have met and received career advice from celebrities such as voice actors James Arnold Taylor, Steve Blum, action star Ray Park, (who also signed her Karate orange belt), Warwick Davis and many others.

During her time in Orlando, Alexandria also booked roles in theater plays with Disney's STAGE group, trained under Orlando acting coach Shauna Bartel and studied Meisner Style acting at Class Act Studios under Landon Price and Lauren O' Quinn. Believing that she has what it takes for a larger market, Alexandria is now headed for Atlanta, Georgia in 2016.

Jared Weber

Jared Weber is a SAG actor/stunt man/martial artist/acrobat currently located in Los Angeles.

He holds a bachelor's degree in theatre (as well as a B.A. in journalism) from the University of Wisconsin, a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is a practitioner of gymnastics and contemporary Wushu.

Jared has performed both acting and stunts in such major motion pictures as Nancy Drew (Warner Bros, 2007) and Beowulf (Paramount, 2007) and on Showtime TV's Sleeper Cell.

Michael Rose

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Mike Rose is an executive and producer working in the film business for over 12 years. Starting out as an intern at New Line Cinema, he helped research for and assist the executive producer of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and President of New Line/Fine Line, Mark Ordesky. He then worked as the assistant to writer/directors Alan Cumming & Jennifer Jason Leigh on the acclaimed feature film THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY. Upon completion of the film, Mike went on to work for 4 years as a Jr. Agent and creative advisor to the Chairman of Creative Artists Agency, Rick Nicita. At CAA, Mike creatively advised such clients as Al Pacino, Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Costner, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton, Robert Benton, Brett Ratner, Oliver Stone, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, among others. Mike left CAA to become Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Miramax (and subsequently The Weinstein Company) working directly with Bob and Harvey Weinstein. In 2007, he left The Weinstein Company to join Robert Zemeckis' company ImageMovers at The Walt Disney Company serving as Vice President of Creative Development. He developed and oversaw such projects as BEOWULF, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, REAL STEEL, among others. Additionally, Mike is producing several projects independently.

Oded Kassirer

March 27th, 2016 Oded Kassirer was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. After graduating from Art College where he mastered in video production and editing, he moved to Los Angeles to start a 16 year career as an animator. In the last 6 years, as an animator, he worked with Image Movers Digital, owned by Robert Zemeckis, on motion-capture movies such as "Polar Express" and "Beowulf". 2010 was the year of the "Change" when the pursuit of creativity led Oded, at first, to Second City Hollywood and from there to LifeBook acting Academy and currently Anthony Meindl Acting Workshop. In the short time he has been acting Oded achieved many roles in movies, music videos, national commercials, stage plays, as well as appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Eric Andre show. In 2015 Oded wrote and performed in his autobiographical one-man-show THE BOOK OF ODED, CHAPTER 2, and received rave reviews. Oded's latest project is a Comedy Web Series called "Behind the Blinds aka Filmmaking 101" where he plays the lead.

Chris Hung

Chris Hung is a well known visual artist working in both Hong Kong, China & Hollywood who has honed his craft by working on cutting-edge projects such as Spider-Man: Home Coming, Alice: Through The Looking Glass, The Avengers - Age of Ultron, The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Oz - The Great & Powerful, The Smurfs franchise, Alice in Wonderland, Watchmen, Hancock and Beowulf, etc. Before joining Sony Pictures Imageworks, his first major project after graduating from School of Visual Arts in 2001 was the animated short called "Extreme Limit", which quickly gained a loyal following who demanded more racing-inspired stories. Out of a desire to deliver even more excitement to his fans, the concept for Chris's latest animated series, TheDRIVER, was born. By leveraging the latest advancements in digital animation technology, Chris released his masterpiece TheDRIVER trailer in 2012 and received over 1 millions views across the globe.

Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke is teacher by trade and a self-professed Geek by nature. She's an avid bibliophile, self-taught herbalist, a fan of cats, songs about Cthulhu, Doctor Who rock, and sushi. Burke has published on a range of topics from J.R.R. Tolkien to Beowulf to Doctor Who.

Burkes's critical work, with her husband, Anthony Burdge, earned them The Beyond Bree Award for outstanding contribution to Tolkien study (Beyond Bree is a monthly publication of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of Mensa)

For the better part of 10 years, Burke and Burdge ran Heren Istarion: The Northeast Tolkien Society, and during that time coordinated conferences, gave lectures, and enjoyed some success with their critical work. As authors for Kitsune Books they were awarded the 2012 Florida Publishing Association's President's Gold Medal for their book, The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman.

Burke first and foremost is a writer of weird and eclectic tales, especially those in what would be called a Lovecraftian vein. Burke is also Author & Editor of Green & Growing a site featuring articles by Burke, on all things green, organic and sustainable. Green and Growing varies in topic and discusses her own urban homesteading and preparedness, Plant Medicines, Book and Film reviews.

Jessica teaches English at the College of Staten Island and with her husband Anthony Burdge, she co-edited The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who and the award winning The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman, co-wrote The Friendly Horror & Other Weird Tales, and is co-owner of Myth Ink Books.

James Pobiega

Chicago street musician, bluesman, and actor, Little Howlin' Wolf, was born James R. Pobiega, Aug. 23, 1950. Of Polish decent, the grandson of a gravedigger and "moonshiner", and son of a milkman, Pobiega grew up in the working class neighborhood of Justice, Illinois, a town located on the southwest outskirts of Chicago. Due to his large 6' 6" stature, and tenacity on the football field at Argo High, he quickly earned the nickname, 'Beowulf', which was later shortened to 'Wolf'. After high school, Pobiega won a spot with 'The Goodman Theatre' in 1968, and in 1969 helped Goodman director Patrick Henry start a guerrilla troupe called 'Free Street Theater'. He earned a few roles, including one in "Red Roses for Me" by Sean O'Casey, and although quite successful he would soon realize that music was his calling. A self-taught musician, Wolf would gather up his guitar, harmonica, and saxophone, and hit the streets of Chicago, performing his original blues and jazz compositions, wherever and anywhere he could. Given his voice was filled with a natural booming, yet gravelly, soulful, and bluesy sound, he was given the moniker, Little Howlin' Wolf, in respect to fellow bluesman and predecessor, Howlin' Wolf, aka Howlin' Wolf. A name he was honored to receive, and still embraces to this day. As early as 1968 he was a fixture at the Maxwell Street market, playing sax alongside bluesmen like Blind Arvella Gray and Junior Wells. During the 1970s, Wolf started his own record label 'Solidarity Solidarnosc Records', with subsidiaries 'Alcatraz', 'Beacon', and 'Justice'. Since then, he has recorded and released over two volumes of singles and three full length albums; 'The Guardian' (1982), 'The Cool Truth' (1985), and his latest, 'Brave Nu World' (2005). A cultural student and teacher, and advocate for the people, Wolf has brought his music and messages for peace and understanding all over North America and Europe, and has been featured in many blues and jazz magazines, as well as People Magazine. He has also performed a wide variety of other types of original music under the names; Deacon Blue, Papa Doc (spiritual and tribal), Bo Tom Ed (his comedic country character), The Shadow Drifter (folk), and Buccaneer Bob (a pirate character he uses to entertain children shows). In recent years, Pobiega has returned to acting. He has been a part of Chicago's theatre scene, and been in a handful of independent short and feature films, working alongside Willy Laszlo, Tim Kazurinsky, John Borowski, Edward Asner, and Judge Reinhold. He has also earned his Captain's license for boating, became a SCUBA instructor, and found the time to return to the football field in an independent-hobbyist football league outside Joliet, Illinois.

Andrea Melton

Andrea Melton award-winning filmmaker (director/writer/producer), founded Winterscope Pictures in 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University before heading to Los Angeles. She began her Hollywood training by studying acting at The Loft Studio in Hollywood under the tutelage of Stephanie Feury, daughter of legendary acting teachers Peggy Feury and William Traylor. In those 4 years she also formed her directorial skills by learning firsthand how to breakdown scripts and pull performances from actors. Consumed by all aspects of filmmaking she dove into her first production, TIME, a 35 mm short film she co- wrote, directed, starred in as well as produced. This accomplishment presented her with the opportunity to shadow Y Tu Mama Tambien director Alfonso Cuaron in London during the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This experience was an invaluable source of her education.

Andrea has penned several scripts and over the past three years, produced several independent feature films. In early 2006, Andrea co-produced a short film featuring the renowned actress Penny Marshall. Later that year, she co-produced her first feature film titled Nine is Mine, starring actor Jeremy London. This film was followed by the movie Drifter, which was executive produced by legendary producer John Daly (The Terminator, Platoon). During the filming of Drifter, Andrea experienced the challenges involved in putting together a traveling production. This film was shot in some of the most beautiful, but logistically difficult locations. Often battling 115 degree temperatures, she had a substantial role in helping to bring this stunning film to screen. Drifter lead Andrea to her third feature film in just two years--the Lions Gate theatrical release, Brutal, which she co-produced. In 2007, she traveled to the Philippines to produce her first overseas production. The internationally-produced film, Foreign Policy, stars six-time world champion fighter Michel Laurin along side Dominic Keating (Beowulf, Star-Trek Enterprise).

At the 2008 Beverly Hills Film Festival, Andrea was awarded "Best Female Performance" for her role in the movie TIME, which she also co-wrote, directed and produced. TIME received distribution and is available on Amazon, Video on Demand, Tivo and in Kiosks across the U.S. That same year, Andrea directed the music video Paperthin for artist Deborah Anderson, a renowned photographer, talented singer/songwriter and daughter to Jon Anderson, legendary rock vocalist of the band YES. The sensual black and white music video, echoes the vintage erotica feel of Anderson's photography, which has been likened to that of Helmut Newton by the LA Times. The music video, directed and produced by Andrea, debuted on iTunes in March 2009, and was selected as a "Video of the Day" and featured on AOL Music's home page, featured on FHM online, Power Player Magazine as well as on Apple.com as one of the Top 21 videos of the week.

Rob Bowen

Born and raised in Derbyshire, England, Rob grew up with a background of martial arts and extreme sports. After graduating with two degrees from Staffordshire university in Computer Science and Computer Games Design and working in this field for a number of years, Rob quit this area to pursue a career as a stuntman/action performer where his passion truly lay. He spent several months in China training with the Shaolin Monks, in India Scuba Diving, in Connecticut Rock Climbing, in Austria skiing and across the alps climbing and mountain biking, which all helped towards his future career as a stuntman.

In January 2014 after 18 months of full time stunts training Rob got his first action related job as a combatant on Macbeth (2015). From there Rob went on to get more combat related roles such as Channel 4's Babylon, ITV's Beowulf and The Huntsman (2016).

Rob is looking to become fully accredited as a stunt performer in early 2016.

Jim Cody Harrington

Cody Harrington is a multi-disciplined digital effects artist/technical director with an extensive background in film production, visual effects, broadcast television, and interactive multimedia.

2009 - present - staff at Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, CA

2010 - Cars2, as fx technical director, 2009 - Toy Story 3, as fx technical director

Previous projects: Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, CA., specialty: 3d volumetric atmospheric and elemental effects (clouds, tornadoes, hurricanes, avalanches, snow, dust, rain, and fire), as seen in feature films such as: Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" (2009), I am Legend, Beowulf (2007), Spiderman 3 (Sandman team,SPI, 2006), (Triple-X, StarTrek Nemesis, Daredevil, Stealth, and The Day After Tomorrow -- Digital Domain, Venice, CA).

He has also worked with Disneys Imagineering group (R&D), consulted and lectured for various organizations (Apple Computer, Mirador/e2 productions), and is on the advisory board of Stanford University's Academy for New Media (Philip Gibson, director). He has also produced numerous documentary-styled promos and interviews of educators for Apple Computer and Stanford University. He has presented on behalf of Apple Computer for key educational accounts at industry conferences, universities, and user groups (AFCI,Quicktime Live Panel on New Media Tools, Macworld Panel, New Paradigms in Content, New Media Conference Univ. of CA. MB, College of Santa Fe Digital Media School, CUE conference, NECC, others.)

Cody's interest in film centered on cinematography and visual effects. In 1985 he worked for Richard Edlund (Star Wars IV Visual Effects Supervisor) at BOSS Film in Marina Del Rey learning camera motion control and blue-screen optical compositing techniques. His numerous feature film credits include (digital) xXx (avalanche seq.)(rob Cohen), Daredevil, Star Trek Nemesis, The Day After Tomorrow (tornadoes), Stealth. (pre-digital): The Abyss, Date with an Angel, Die Hard, Leonard V1, King Kong Lives, Manhunter, Vibes, Weeds, At Close Range, Year Of The Dragon, Cats Eye, Firestarter, Earthstar Voyager, Teenage Vampire.

Cody worked at Boss Film Effects for 3 years in Marina Del Rey, CA., with Richard Edlund, Bill Neil, Neil Krepala, Thaine Morris, Mat Beck, Mark Stetson, Pat Mclung, and Larz Anderson, creating practical magic in the pre-digital twilight of optically composited 65mm motion control based effects.

Cinematography references: Alex Thompson, Mikael Solomon, Pete Romano, Ron Garcia, Walt Lloyd, Reed Smoot, Jan Weinke, James Bartle, Alec Mills, Juan Ruiz Anchia, Dante Spinotte, Jack Cardiff, Guiseppe Russolini, Mike Fash, Kelvin Pike, Bill Neil, John Fante.

Christian Cisneros

Christian Cisneros was raised in Texas. At the very young age he showed an interest in Filmmaking and devoted all his time to this developing fascination. He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1997 and entered the real world not aware of what he really wanted to do. After numerous jobs he decided that a degree was the key. In fall of 2001 Christian enrolled at Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas, and began studying Digital Media Design. After graduating in 2004 he started on his second degree in Media Communication and information Technology where he got a better chance to focus on his filmmaking with the department's resources. In the four years in school he has written, directed and/or produced, Shorts, Commercials, Documentaries. In 2005 Christian received an opportunity that he couldn't pass up. He was hired as 1st Assistant Director of a horror film entitled _Risen (2005) (V)_, opening more doors for him then he could ever imagine, for example the enormous opportunity to be 1st Assistant Director on the concept trailer of "Beowulf". The possibilities are endless and who knows what's in store for Christian.

Vincent Leleu

Vincent Leleu is a French writer, producer, cinematographer and actor based in London.

Vincent has had a passion for photography/lighting since the 1990's. Alternating lighting related jobs, from product advertising to fashion & hairstyle photographer in the 2000's, and filming related jobs, from corporate videos to short & feature films production in the 2010's, Vincent has gained expertise in all parts of film production. Vincent now works on productions in England, England and Brazil. Over the years, Vincent has won several photography and cinematography awards.

Vincent has worked with Hollywood names such as director Graham Baker (The Omen III (1981), Alien Nation (1988), Beowulf (1999)), actor Reece Ritchie (Prince of Persia: The Lovely Bones (2009), The Sands of Time (2010), Hercules (2014)) and cinematographer Ernesto Herrmann (Amy (2015)).

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